Food & Drink

Uptown News Food Briefs: Jan. 26, 2018

Posted: January 26th, 2018 | Featured, Food & Drink, Uptown Food Briefs | No Comments

In celebration of its 35th anniversary, Rubio’s Coastal Grill will flash back to the decade it was founded in the Mission Bay area by selling original fish taco plates for $5 and playing ’80s music during normal business hours on Jan. 25 at all locations. The plates feature two beer-battered fish tacos, pinto beans and chips. Rubio’s currently operates more than 200 locations throughout the U.S., including 30-plus outlets in San Diego County, and has […]

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Booze, thighs and shakes

Posted: December 15th, 2017 | Food & Drink, Restaurant Reviews, Top Story | No Comments

By Frank Sabatini Jr.

This summer the former S&M Sausage and Meat turned into a serious drinking establishment under the Trust Restaurant Group. It’s now Hundred Proof, where you can surf with your mouth wide open through a hefty inventory of whiskey while hopscotching between various gins, rums, agave and liqueurs.

Or if boilermakers are your thing, you’ve landed in the right place for throwing down the liquor shots paired to beer. The casual, non-pretentious atmosphere allows for such hedonistic rituals in what feels like a hybrid of Starlite and The Rabbit Hole.

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Uptown News Food Briefs: Dec. 15, 2017

Posted: December 15th, 2017 | Featured, Food & Drink, Uptown Food Briefs | No Comments

By Frank Sabatini Jr

Champagne expert Dustin Jones of Skurnik Wines will head up an informative tasting of French Champagne from 7 to 10 p.m., Dec. 22, at The Wine Lover in Hillcrest. Guests can drop in at any time during the indoor-outdoor event to sample four pours featuring three whites and one rosè, all hailing from within France’s Champagne province. The cost is $35 per person. 3968 Fifth Ave., 619-294-9200,

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Reincarnation in Mission Valley

Posted: December 15th, 2017 | Bars & Happy Hours, Food & Drink, Top Story | No Comments

By Dr. Ink

Some elements of Primos Mexican Food & Bar are brand new. Others not so much compared to when the establishment operated earlier this year as Primos Public Corner.

Since reopening a few months ago under the new name, the owners initially introduced happy hour Sunday through Thursday, slashing the prices of all drinks by 50 percent. That changed, however, on the early December day I ducked in for a cheap nosh and drink.

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Uptown News Food Briefs: Dec. 1 – 14, 2017

Posted: December 1st, 2017 | Featured, Food & Drink, Uptown Food Briefs | No Comments

By Frank Sabatini Jr. | Uptown News Food Briefs The relocated Ceviche House, which originally launched four years ago at local farmers markets and then opened as a brick-and-mortar eatery in North Park, is now up and running at its new home in Old Town. The space is larger and more stylish in comparison, and with indoor-outdoor seating and signature ceviches inspired from different regions of Mexico.

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