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Great Food and Dog-watching at Patio on Goldfinch

Combine a few of my favorite things — shaded outdoor patio, fine cheeses, tasty share-able plates, and a variety of dogs to ogle — and you have my new favorite happy hour hangout spot. [The Patio

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Making Up My Own Mind About Mozza

I’m not much of a Yelper, but when I was searching to verify the address for the new Pizzeria Mozza restaurant at the Headquarterstwo weeks after it opened, Yelp was the first site that popped up. I clicked because

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Droplets on the Window

As published in the San Diego Reader. “When I woke up this morning, I never thought I’d be enjoying live accordion music with my dinner tonight,” David said. “Droplets running down a window,” I said, taking

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Diving into Ironside Fish and Oyster Bar

As published in the San Diego Reader. If you’re looking for somewhere to see and be seen these days, Ironside Fish and Oyster Bar is a sure bet. On my most recent visit, among the endless faces in

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Top of the Food Chain: Fine Dining at Eddie V’s

I wouldn’t have expected top-notch fine dining from a mammoth national organization like Darden (which owns 2100 restaurants, including Olive Garden), but because my fancy foodie friends Bill and Jane approved of and recommended it, I

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Dinner by David: Stromboli

Nothing fills me with more comfort-foodie anticipation than David arriving home with a pizza dough ball from Mona Lisa. David tried making his own dough a few times, but it’s a lot of work, and is

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Dinner by David: Fancy-ass Snacks

On occasion, David is inspired to do something different, particularly when fellow foodie friends are coming over. On this particular night, David decided that instead of a big sit-down dinner, it would be nice to relax on the

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Dinner by David: Chicken & Pasta

The story of this dinner begins the previous night, when David, for perhaps the second or third time in ten years, made me something I didn’t like. I tried to pretend it wasn’t terrible. But the vinegar-y

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Dinner by David: Paella

Paella is usually a dish that David enjoys only at restaurants. He gravitates toward the traditional seafood-centric versions. But for a recent dinner party, David prepared a Barb-friendly version of paella at home, one with chicken,

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Dinner by David: White Fish Vera Cruz

White Fish Vera Cruz with rice and broccoli is one of our favorite, go-to dinners at home. David and I have this exact meal at least two nights a week, and we have yet to tire

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