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Shut Up Already (Why I hate Supermarkets)

I have this tendency to fool myself into thinking my chronic anxiety is a ruse, something I claim hyperbolically for attention, like someone declaring she has OCD because she prefers a dirty-dish-free sink. When I mention

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Trust in Trust

When I first saw the sign for Trust restaurant, I rolled my eyes a little. Was this yet another one of those hippie-dippy joints where each self-important dish has its own 1984-style doubleplusgood name? A Manhattan and the

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All about that shawarma

I’m not sure why I never made it into Aladdin before now. I walk by it at least once a week on my way to Trader Joe’s in Hillcrest, so it’s not like I didn’t know it existed.

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A Room with a CLUE

The unknown is a frightful beast. It feeds on fret; if it is to remain peaceful and sated, it must be constantly dwelled upon, ideally by a vigilant worrier such as myself. It’s a bitch of

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It’s like being in France: La Bonne Table brings Provence to Hillcrest

When I think of France, I think of food: real food, fresh food, quality food. Freshly baked baguettes, perfectly ripened cheeses, savory charcuterie, and of course the Mother sauces: béchamel, espagnole, hollandaise, and allemande. Even the

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The first 100 to Rakitori get free ramen

David and I have been meaning to stop by the new Rakitori Japanese Pub & Grill on University Avenue since we first saw the sign go up nearly three months ago. When we made it this

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The Mole Grill

The salsa tastes like a blended version of spicy carrot slices It doesn’t get any better: the chicken mole Handmade flour tortilla, delicious alone and delightful with the mole Carnitas burrito. All dishes come with seasoned

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Best slow-smoked meat in San Diego?

We sat in what Terri dubbed the “Michael section” of her living room, named for two of her pop surrealistic paintings: one depicting Michael Jackson, a large pink bubblegum bubble obscuring the bottom half of his

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Dayum Delicious at Salt & Cleaver

When I say “dayum,” I’m referring to this viral video, of a man whose contagious enthusiasm for a sandwich turned him into a meme, but we’ll get to that in a moment. In terms of décor, the

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Food as Entertainment at Hash House

For me, Hash House in Hillcrest has always been a scene-y brunch spot for the not-hungover-so-much-as-still-drunk group of friends. There’s a somewhat-annoying, but “fun to mingle in if you know a bunch of people in the hood” line

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