Food & Drink

Food fest turns 17

By Jess Winans

Hungry? Come on down to the 17th annual Taste of Adams Avenue and take a bite, as 45 restaurants, wine bars, pubs and coffee houses open their doors to San Diego’s foodie community.

The event, which is always held on the last Sunday of June and hosted by the Adams Avenue Business Association, will take place Saturday, June 25 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Stretching from Mississippi Street in University Heights to Vista Street in Kensington, the food fest also goes through Normal Heights.

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Uptown News Food Briefs – June 16, 2017

Posted: June 16th, 2017 | Featured, Food & Drink, Uptown Food Briefs | No Comments

By Frank Sabatini Jr. | Uptown News Food Briefs New and recreated dishes at Bull & Grain have been introduced in the wake of Chef Daniel Barron’s departure from the Hillcrest restaurant. Owner Simon Wolujewicz said a new executive chef will be announced “in the next month or two,” and that his kitchen staff has since added to the menu items such as gluten-free eggplant lasagna without pasta and hanger steak with blue cheese-peppercorn sauce.

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The power of garlic

By Frank Sabatini Jr.

Two graduates of the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) just took over the kitchen at Garlic Shack, a peculiar but alluring little eatery that makes no apologies for messing with your breath.

Garlic in one form or another finds its way into about 75 percent of the dishes across an American-Asian menu from which you’ll discover steamed burgers, the item that mainly led me here because of its obscurity — at least within San Diego.

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A scavenger hunt for foodie kids

Posted: June 2nd, 2017 | Featured, Food & Drink, News | No Comments

Treats await adventurous eaters at Barons Market North Park By Lucia Viti Calling all culinary-adventurous youth to task! Kids of all ages are invited to bring their parents to one of North Park’s neighborhood grocery stores — Barons Market — for a food scavenger hunt on Saturday, June 10, from 2–4 p.m., or as long as supplies last.

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Uptown News Food Briefs – June 2, 2017

Posted: June 2nd, 2017 | Featured, Food & Drink, Uptown Food Briefs | No Comments

Bring an iron stomach or a roll of antacids if you’re delving into the new, outrageous foods at this year’s San Diego County Fair (June 2–July 4) at Del Mar Fairgrounds. Here’s a partial list of what to expect: From locally based Chicken Charlie’s comes Krispy Kreme chicken ice cream sandwiches, peanut butter and beef meatballs, fried pineapple with ice cream, and beignets on a stick.

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Swell deals, dizzying choices

Posted: June 2nd, 2017 | Bars & Happy Hours, Featured, Food & Drink | No Comments

By Dr. Ink With lengthy food and drink choices that include 130 varieties of draft beer falling into numerous style categories, Yard House seems intent on sending customers into a head spin. But nobody’s complaining; especially during happy hour when you can potentially wash down a tower of onion rings with a half-yard of craft beer for under $15 — or even less if you stick to the domestics.

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Pizzas of many stripes

By Frank Sabatini Jr.

Tribute Pizza can’t be stereotyped for specializing in only one style of pizza. The wood-fired pies beckon to everywhere — from one of the oldest establishments in Naples, Italy where the Margherita was supposedly invented to a joint in Brooklyn, New York that raised the ire of critics opposed to pineapple as a topping.

The “tributes” point to a dozen varieties and weekly specials based on co-owner Matthew Lyons’ travels around the globe and his longstanding love of the dish.

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Tasting room will replace Ken Video

Posted: June 2nd, 2017 | Feature, Food & Drink, Top Story | No Comments

By Dave Schwab

Kensington Brewery, chosen to take over the Kensington Video site after an exhaustive search, will replace the mom-and-pop video store located at 4067 Adams Ave. sometime this summer after a remodel.

Owned and operated by the Hanford family since 1984, Kensington Video closed in March 2015, only to reopen 10 months later in a downscaled space with a new business model. The Hanfords, who own the building, closed for a second and final time in April.

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