Who doesn’t love a great grilled cheese sandwich? Ok, maybe if you’re lactose intolerant, you’re exempt, but even if dairy isn’t exactly your BFF, these nine sandwiches are more than worthy of popping a Lactaid in order to indulge.
Menu changes are inevitable and 99% of the time, they’re a good thing. But when a restaurant removes your absolute favorite dish with no warning or explanation, it hurts. In hopes that San Diego chefs won’t do this to me (and anyone else with good taste, who theoretically is as emotionally attached to these items as I am), I wrote this piece for Thrillist, hoping it would be enough to guarantee the status of 15 of my favorite dishes. Take a look…
If you’re a fan of pancakes, you’re going to want to add this collection delicious and creative takes on the iconic breakfast dish to your must-eat list. From cocoa-infused ‘cakes topped with mounds of mascarpone and cocoa whipped cream to the indulgent ricotta pancakes pictured below, I foresee many happy brunches in your future.
When it comes to happy hour, San Diego bars and restaurants really know how to bring it. Check out ten solid options to celebrate with discount drinks and bites, organized by neighborhood.
Deciding where to dine during San Diego Restaurant Week can be difficult, which is why you shouldn’t choose just one place, but several. If you’re looking for some great options in La Jolla, take a look at this blog post for five top picks that span budget friendly lunch options to swanky dinner destinations.
I’m psyched to see San Diego is (finally) upping its doughnut game with new openings like StreetCar Merchants of Fried Chicken, Doughnuts & Coffee in North Park. If you’re not familiar with these substantial, square-shaped doughnuts made from a butter-laden brioche dough, read all about the shop in my first piece for Thrillist!
The Gaslamp Quarter was in dire need of a bakery. Before Le Parfait Paris opened shop, croissants, eclairs, and tiny, perfect cakes were practically nowhere to be found…and when they could be found, they were nowhere near as good as what Executive Pastry Chef Jean François Fays is stocking the cases with at this bright and airy bakery in the former Borders building.
For years, every time I passed the vacant building at the corner of 14th and Island, I hoped someone would turn into a restaurant or café. Last week, that finally happened, and it’s way cooler than I could have possibly imagined.
Looking at this photo takes me way back. Well, back to 2009, and my second visit to Hodad’s. A few days earlier, I had my mind blown by my first-ever Hodad’s cheeseburger and was already craving another fix. I was visiting San Diego to see my first love, over a decade after we connected on IRC as angst-filled suburban teenagers (and then reconnected on Facebook as mostly responsible adults).
I crave pasta year-round. It’s one of the few things I’m awesome at making, and I’m always hunting for exciting new dishes at local (and not-so-local) restaurants. For the winter issue of Dining Out SD, I tasked myself with finding four delicious pasta dishes, covering a range of noodles and sauces.