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Scholastic lunch

Posted: February 16th, 2018 | Featured, Food & Drink, Restaurant Reviews | No Comments

There’s much to be said about meals crafted by culinary students whose talents aren’t constricted by small kitchens, unreasonably tight budgets or egotistical bosses. You’ll know what I mean if you eat lunch at The Palette, a relatively obscure restaurant on the second floor of the The Art Institute of California-San Diego in Mis

Dining Out in San Diego: Dec. 8, 2017 – Jan. 11, 2018

Posted: December 8th, 2017 | Dining Out, Featured, Food & Drink | No Comments

By Frank Sabatini Jr.

A second San Diego location of True Food Kitchen has opened in La Jolla’s University Town Center, which recently underwent a major makeover to its gardens, plaza areas and retail spaces. The restaurant, which has an established location in Fashion Valley Mall, took over 9,000 square feet of indoor-outdoor space for the new outlet. Eco-friendly design elements include herb-filled garden basins, hardwood floors and chairs made out of recycled soda bottles.

Healthy mix-ups

Posted: December 8th, 2017 | Featured, Food & Drink, Restaurant Reviews | No Comments

By Frank Sabatini Jr.

The meal options are wholesome, the “sauce bar” is inviting, and many of the customers appear hale and hearty.

Welcome of Elva’s Bowls & Wraps, a basic continuation of what used to be Crazy Bowls & Wraps before Marvin Fleschman and his wife, Elva Rodriguez, purchased the business nearly a year ago as “a hobby” to augment their retirement. He was in real estate and she catered banquets for hotels and country clubs in Los Angeles.

Wine, beer and tapas in a luxury housing complex

Posted: November 10th, 2017 | Food & Drink, Top Stories | No Comments

By Dr. Ink

Scottish transplant John Fuller says his little wine bar nestled within the gorgeous grounds of The Promenade apartment complex in Mission Valley is no longer a secret.

But it used to be while under previous ownership, when only a year ago it was called Tristler’s. Unless you lived in the development, which features a lush, grassy courtyard marked by a tower clock and a large Parisian-like water fountain, only the residents were privy to it.