San Diego

Find the best restaurants, bars, coffee shops, ice cream, and more in San Diego and its suburbs. We also have tags for many of the individual cities in the region, which you can browse here.

Birria, Spaghetti Tacos, and Other Mexican Dishes You Should Try

Sharing a border with Tijuana, San Diego has always been abundant with Mexican food. You’re hankering for a taco, a burrito, or a serving of exceptionally fresh guac? You’d be hard-pressed not to find...

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Bit of Sweden Smorgasbord in S.D?

by ChefRoux 10 years ago

All through the 70' s , I thoroughly enjoyed dining at the Bit of Sweden smorgasbord in Long Beach. The owners left LB and moved to a San Diego location on El Cajon Blvd in the 80's. I often made ...

Harumama Noodles & Buns: AVOID | Little Italy - San Diego

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

On the way to the airport in May, I stopped at Harumama Noodles & Buns for happy hour. What a mistake! How do I loathe thee. Let me count the ways. 1) Seaweed salad is coated with slimy, st...

Producers Natural Sour Cream - One Ingredient

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

A couple weeks ago I noticed this at the supermarket, Natural Sour Cream, from Fresno's Producers Dairy. Now it contains but one ingredient . . . Cultured Cream . . . and has been on the market for...

OK, Let's Try This

by DoctorChow 4 months ago

Here's an example of an expression you'll only hear about food served in San Diego when in San Diego itself (maybe): "Buck a shuck" (A Happy-Hour phrase used at places like Ironside) True? No...

Chopped 8/6/19

by DiningDiva 3 months ago

Hey San Diego...did anyone else happen to catch the Chopped episode Tuesday night (8/6) featuring the chefs from Barleymash and Union Tap? The episode was a burgerfest with the chefs to create "e...

El Jardin

by phee 3 months ago

Chef Claudia is leaving, and restaurant is now closed to be revamped into a "cantina" with an entirely new menu.

"Start Your Home Cooking Business", Microenterprise Home Kitchens (MEHKO) 101 Webinar, Aug 7

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

"Microenterprise Home Kitchens (MEHKO) are the newest type of food facility in California (and the nation). A new law now lets home cooks sell prepared meals to the public after obtaining a MEHKO p...

A Deep Dive into the San Diego Fishing Industry

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

A long read but a fascinating one that covers the history of San Diego's fish industry, the tensions of development, and promising work to revitalize a fishing community that makes local, sustainab...

Open Air Fish Market (@ The Embarcadero) to Start August 2.

by ipsedixit 5 years ago

I hope this turns out well ... http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2014/jul/16/fish-market-embarcadero/

Lamb ribs?

by JolindaM 4 months ago

Found a great-looking recipe in fine cooking magazine for lamb spare ribs. But short of ordering online I've been coming up blank with where to buy them locally? There's a Mid Eastern Market around...

Who's familiar with 'old' San Diego restaurants?

Beach Chick
by Beach Chick 8 years ago

Howdy! SF post got me thinking about old restaurants in SD and wondering which ones are still around? Albie's Beef Inn in Mission Valley comes to mind and Bully's East..and the beloved Bali Hai.....

California Free Fishing Days: July 6 & August 31, 2019

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

“. . . 'Free Fishing Day is a great opportunity for seasoned anglers to introduce friends and neighbors to their love of the sport,' said California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) Director ...

Breakfast Pet Peeve - SD

by cstr 10 months ago

OK, happy 2019, I hope the SD CH board has great activity this year. So, I'm beginning this year, on the SD board, with a pet peeve of mine. I really enjoy breakfast, it's my favorite meal, esp...

Anyone serve Lionfish?

by snacksmagee 5 months ago

Any known locations that serve lionfish in San Diego?

Padres on Top of the Heap!

by cstr 7 months ago

Yippie !!!!!! Let's celebrate while we can, not used to the Padres being in this situation. Great park, great (at the moment) team, great food, what more could we ask for. So, where are yo...

Juniper and Ivy / First visit impressions

by mcgrath 5 years ago

Went on their second night open to the public after 3 soft openings on successive nights last week. Impressive, attractive building from the outside at night. $5 valet parking, which is a real ...

An Edible Legacy: Diversity, Californios, and the Birth of San Diego-Baja Cuisine

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

" . . . The Californios had a distinct way of cooking. William Smythe, the first to write a definitive history of San Diego, described their food as such: 'The Californios naturally survived on a d...

Help with blackened chicken and artichoke pasta recipe called "daves pasta" from restaurant called "trophys sports bar and grill"

by trez1222 3 years ago

Does anyone have the recipe for a dish called "daves pasta" featured at a restaurant named "trophys sports bar and grill" that went out of business? It had blackened chicken, artichoke hearts, pen...

Convoy St. SD's 'Little Asia'

by cstr 3 years ago

There are so many places on Convoy, I thought it deserved it's own thread. Convoy is a treasure trove of Asian gems. Being inspired by yet another winner posted by DrC, Xian Kitchen, with awesome...

San Diego/Rancho Bernardo

by sundeck sue 7 months ago

Looking for great, unfussy, authentic (seafood, Mexican, dim sum) San Diego lunch restaurants in two different locations: 1) near Rancho Bernardo 2) near San Diego airport