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Restaurant Reviews

Swell deals, dizzying choices

Posted: June 9th, 2017 | Featured, Food & Drink, Restaurant Reviews | 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 […]

Monday mugs

Posted: May 12th, 2017 | Featured, Food & Drink, Restaurant Reviews | No Comments

By Dr. Ink Nearly a year after the quasi-Irish pub O’Hungry’s came under new ownership and switched to Hungry’s Kitchen & Tap, the original sign still hangs over the entrance as if nothing has changed. No website exists either, which further conceals the fact that the menu has been revised and the interior was remodeled. […]

Nighttime ‘border’ stop

Posted: April 14th, 2017 | Featured, Food & Drink, Restaurant Reviews | No Comments

By Dr. Ink Chain restaurants aren’t my thing, but when the hankering for an evening libation strikes, I’ll test my standards at any place promoting happy hour when the stars are twinkling. On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina offers happy hour seven nights a week in addition to running it during certain daylight hours.

Drinking against the tide

Posted: February 10th, 2017 | Dining Out, Featured, Food & Drink, Restaurant Reviews | No Comments

By Dr. Ink It was a mellow afternoon at Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant, the international chain that rooted itself in San Diego’s beer culture more than a decade ago with German-style “biers” adhering to that country’s ancient purity laws. There’s only one location in San Diego among nearly 30 others spread throughout the country, plus […]

21st-century cantina

Posted: February 10th, 2017 | Dining Out, Featured, Food & Drink, Restaurant Reviews | 2 Comments

By Frank Sabatini Jr. It was one of those nights when hubby and I couldn’t decide between Mexican, Italian, Mexican, Asian or Mexican. It soon became apparent we’d end up somewhere with chips and salsa under our chins. I suggested a place we hadn’t tried yet, Primos Public Corner, which opened in October with an […]

Beer and brats in the house

Posted: January 13th, 2017 | Featured, Food & Drink, Restaurant Reviews | No Comments

By Dr. Ink The last time I set foot into this quaint house-turned-restaurant, located comfortably off Old Town’s main drag, was when it operated as 25 Forty Bistro. I remember fondly a wine-friendly menu of progressive-American cuisine served within tight, but charming quarters. Much has changed since then. The property’s latest incarnation is Old Town […]

Indoor street food

By Frank Sabatini Jr.

I’ve never been to Thailand, but everyone I know who has traveled there raves about the street food, insisting it’s foolproof in terms of flavor and price.

Enter J&T Thai Street Food in Linda Vista. A friend of mine feels the fast-casual eatery encapsulates the basic soul of dishes he buys often from vendors lining the roads of Bangkok — clean, tasty and affordable.