Sometimes, when I write for more esteemed publications (and not just my own blog), I’m forced to whittle down my excitement about food, which translates to keeping my gushing to a minimum and trying not to sound too crazed. Most of the time, that’s not too difficult, but making sure I didn’t sound like a pre-teen squealing over the Biebs was harder when it came to the fried egg sandwich at The Grant Grill. I’ll just say this: I am very glad that I ate this sandwich with no witnesses, because it probably looked like I was making out with it. In the article text, I say that the Grant Grill treatment may be the best thing that’s ever happened to an egg sandwich, but this sandwich is also one of the best things that’s ever happened to me. Read all about it, and two other notable egg dishes in the April issue of San Diego Magazine.
So many people dismiss San Diego as a town that’s not serious about pizza. I beg to differ. Sure, we’re no New York, but there’s plenty of pizza worth shelling out for. Here are my top 5 favorite spots.
Just about every neighborhood in San Diego hosts a “Taste Of…” festival each year, and Taste of Adams Ave might be my favorite. After attending the Gaslamp and Downtown events, I finally learned how to do these events right: be picky, share samples, and know when to quit. Check out some of my favorite sweet eats from the event on San Diego Sugar.
From chream cheese, to walnuts, capers, and caramelized pears, Zia Gourmet Pizza has the most unique approach to pizza toppings I’ve ever seen.
One thing I miss from the ’90s is dessert pizza. At one point, it seemed like all the chains were offering it, and then just like cassette tapes and Tae Bo, it disappeared. One spot in San Diego serves a few inventive dessert pies that go way beyond anything I’d ever seen before. Get a closer look at the banana split slice on San Diego Sugar.
With more than two dozen craft brews on direct-draw draft, plus more in bottles, Blind Lady Ale House is serious about suds. But the pizza at BLAH isn’t just an afterthought.