San Diego’s coffee scene has made big strides in the past year, with several new coffee shops and roasters eager to earn their slice of the city’s growing interest in better beans and brews. Take a look at my latest for Edible to discover five of the best new spots to satisfy your coffee cravings and tips for brewing a better cup at home. Photo by Chris Rov Costa

Holsem Coffee | Photo by Chris Rov Costa

In case you missed my Thrillist post on the 10 best outdoor bars in San Diego, here’s a link. Putting lists together is fairly straightforward, but ranking a list of places adds another layer of complexity (more so because I tend to over-think these things!) In any case, the list features a wide range of patios, from pet-friendly spots like Tidal to brunchy spots like Queenstown Public House. Take a look!

Bali Hai Cocktails San Diego

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…

best restaurant dishes in San Diego

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.

best pancakes in San Diego

San Diego’s almost perfect weather means it’s possible to go for long walks on the beach just about every day of the year, but the fun doesn’t stop there. From frisbee golf to lobster night, these 15 can’t miss ideas are sure to liven up date night.

San Diego date night ideas