Ironside Fish & Oyster Opens Today

Surprisingly absent in California’s southern-most city, is a rich oyster culture—one that is deeply engrained in coastal communities such as the Puget Sound of Washington State, or the Chesapeake Bay of Virginia and Maryland. Executive Chef Jason McLeod’s goal at Ironside Fish & Oyster is to reintroduce this culture with an approachable raw-bar concept in

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Veggie Grill hits UTC with healthy food options

The veggie grill in University City offers several healthy fast food options. Veggiegrill’s menu features a satisfying and energizing variety of hot sandwiches and burgers, entrée salads, homestyle plates, daily soups and housemade desserts made from hearty “veggie-proteins” and wholesome ingredients. With 16 locations in California, Oregon and Washington, Veggie Grill renders the impossible possible:

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An aspiring pizza empire hits Hillcrest

Also a common follow-up endeavor for losers on Project Runway, Project Pie’s the passion project of a Ninja Turtle-level pizzaphile so displeased by the category’s general offerings that he pioneered his own fast-casual pizza concept that’s popping up in SD with the second location of a planned empire. Aside from this massive, street-facing community bar,

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Gourmet sausage sandwiches in Hillcrest

Not just a place for big fans of sodium/ Jerry Mathers (though they’re welcome, too), Salt and Cleaver is offering locally sourced and house-made gourmet sausages that can be tailored to anyone’s taste, with the exception of those on the “protected” menu, which are only served the way exec chef Carlos SanMartano designed them, like

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BITE Hillcrest

In case you thought Hillcrest was just for checking out outlandishly sassy Halloween costumes, well, you’re right, but they’ve now also got walking food tours launching this weekend, where $45 gets you choice tastes from Brazen BBQ, Snooze, Local Habit, Emirehouse, Lotus Cafe, Kona Coffee, and Jimmy Carter’s Mexican Cafe — look, he had to

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Classy Carlsbad joint gets a facelift

With a very clear vision of their direction, and pretty much everything else if their name’s to be believed, the crew at Twenty/20 have completed a massive overhaul, redoing the interior/menu and expanding their ocean-view veranda to make guests feel like they’re in San Sebastian without completely relying on their relative blindness. Aside from Catalonia,

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