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Fancy Country Comfort at Great Maple

I liked Brian’s American Eatery, it was one of my go-to breakfast spots back when I lived within walking distance. The menu and portions were absurdly gigantic, but the service was consistently friendly and there were

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Worldly Birds at French’s Bistro in La Jolla

At the end of a narrow walkway tucked between two shops on Girard Avenue in La Jolla is a sweet little gem of a restaurant called Finch’s Bistro and Wine Bar. Entryway to Finch’s Bistro  

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Sips and Snaps at Lion’s Share

I may have waited over a year to check out the Lion’s Share, but I’m certainly making up for lost time. Over the past few weeks it’s been my go-to location for meeting colleagues for drinks

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Roy Yamaguchi’s Pacific Rim Cuisine Surprises and Delights

If there’s one thing I’ve learned about the medical industry from my sister Jane, who works for a massive pharmaceutical company, it’s that those people like to have meetings in restaurants — particularly in major chain

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Food Garden Cultivates Baja Med Cuisine

Declared as the “first of its kind created in Mexico,” Food Garden Gastronomic District opened just three weeks ago in Tijuana (at the corner of Blvds. Sanchez Taboada and Misión Santo Tomás). Ricardo Nevárez, the business

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Bistrot l’Escargot in Tijuana

Baja Med is the cool, edgy sibling of the slow food movement, and it’s reserved specifically for the foodie frontier in our own backyard. In T.J., the term is tossed more frequently than an organic spring

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The Marine Room: the restaurant that time forgot

The Marine Room doesn’t try to keep up with the new kids. This 70-year-old restaurant sees no need to trade in its white tablecloths for reclaimed wood; it has no interest in forgoing its soft white

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Wine Vault & Bistro, Best Deal in Town

It seems David and I only get to Wine Vault & Bistro when our friends Hannah and Allard invite us, even though they live all the way across town in Kensington, and David and I are

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What the Fuss, Seattle?

David and I are flying to Seattle this week to attend his great-uncle Béla’s 90th birthday celebration. We’re only in town for a few days, and we have but one evening to spend with David’s sister

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Saigon on Fifth (is really on University)

Finding an available parking meter in the heart of Hillcrest is like finding a stiletto in Ocean Beach. Fortunately, there’s a parking lot few people know of beneath Saigon on Fifth, which is accessed off of

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