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The biggest health trends of 2017

2017 was a big year for wellness. The truth about carbs was revealed, people got creative in their low-sugar kitchens, and everyone stopped trying to limit their fats (though maybe that last one has gone a little too far). Click here for The Biggest Health Trends of 2017 slideshow. Instagram is transforming...

  • Harvest time at San Diego's only legal pot growing facility.

    Harvest time at San Diego's only legal pot growing facility.

    Inside of San Diego countys only legal commercial marijuana growing facility located in unincorporated El Cajon, some 2,000 plants are tended to by the 36 employees at OutCo. Demand is expected to spike as California allows the sale of recreational marijuana after the first of the year, the result...

  • FAQ: Buying recreational marijuana in San Diego

    FAQ: Buying recreational marijuana in San Diego

    A year after California voters legalized recreational marijuana, cities from San Diego to Eureka are about to find out whether consumers will flock to licensed stores to buy it. The state and many cities are hustling to write and issue the permits that retailers would need to begin selling cannabis...

  • San Diego's only commercial marijuana grower to greatly expand production

    San Diego's only commercial marijuana grower to greatly expand production

    San Diego County’s only licensed commercial marijuana grower plans to at least double production, largely to help meet demand when stores begin selling recreational cannabis in early January. OutCo, which operates in an unincorporated area near El Cajon, says that it is on pace to produce about...

  • Healthy foods that help squash hangovers

    Healthy foods that help squash hangovers

    Big nights can lead to big problems. You know it too well: the headache, nausea, sweats, shakes, dizziness, cramps and racing heartbeat. Hangover city. What causes this array of unpleasant side effects? When the body breaks down alcohol, it produces acetaldehyde, which can accumulate faster than...

  • Two 4-in-1 hot spots open in North County

    Two 4-in-1 hot spots open in North County

    Owners say these unique hospitality spots were inspired not by a fad but by the unusually large properties themselves

  • The Grass Skirt to host bar takeover nights

    The Grass Skirt to host bar takeover nights

    The Grass Skirt tiki bar in Pacific Beach is getting into the collaborative spirit. During November, the P.B. restaurant/bar will play host to bar takeovers with three drinking destinations selected by its beverage director, Steven Tuttle, throughout November. For those who fancy exclusive bar...

  • Two 4-in-1 hot spots open in North County

    Two 4-in-1 hot spots open in North County

    In the space of just four months, two 4-in-1 restaurant/bar concepts have recently opened on Coast Highway in North County. On July 4 weekend, the two-story outdoor Park 101 project opened in Carlsbad Village and in early October, Open House Food + Drink debuted exactly 10 miles south in downtown...

  • Find local beer that suits your style

    Find local beer that suits your style

    The world of beer is filled with unique flavor combinations, dozens of styles and jargon that can be hard to sift through. Use this guide to find an independent San Diego beer that best suits your palate.  Once you know your style preference, then find a corresponding event to please your palate...

  • Fall in love with fall beers

    Fall in love with fall beers

    As the leaves fall from the trees and the temperature drops (does that actually happen in San Diego?), locals begin pulling out sweaters, boots, and cozying up to darker, fall flavored brews. Some San Diego brewers tip their hats to the genius of German beer, while others pull out the box of spices...

  • Booze 101: All about malts

    Booze 101: All about malts

    To bourbon and scotch drinkers, malt is everything. In the beer world, it takes a kindly backseat to hops in San Diego IPAs, but shines front and center in brown ales, stouts and porters. So what is malt and why is it so important to delicious beer and spirits? Think of it this way: Pure and simple,...

  • Beef, bacon burgers heading for grocery store

    Beef, bacon burgers heading for grocery store

    The Jensen Meat Company is bringing the half beef, half bacon, burger patties to grocery outlets from Slater's 50/50

  • Restaurants release fall menu items

    Restaurants release fall menu items

    Fall is in the air and so are new seasonal menus at restaurants around San Diego. Cafe 21 owner and chef Leyla Javadov has created new dishes using all-natural meats, wild seafood and local and organic produce. The menu features grilled pear salad ($12), slow braised short rib ($21) and sweet potato...

  • How to get your free Dunkin' Donut on Friday

    How to get your free Dunkin' Donut on Friday

    If you’re in the mood for a donut Friday, national chain Dunkin’ Donuts has a proposition for you. Donut aficionados across Southern California can get a free “donut of their choice with the purchase of any beverage,” the company said in a statement. Here’s what you need to know: When can I get...

  • Filipino-themed dinner at JSix goes back to the basics

    Filipino-themed dinner at JSix goes back to the basics

    Chef Anthony Sinsay could have easily lost his cool, but he didn't. Last Thursday, before the start of his second Filipino-themed dinner at downtown's JSix, "the entire network of computers went down 20 minutes before the first tables sat," he recalled. "We had to print a rough draft of the menu...

  • Beef, bacon burgers heading for grocery store

    Beef, bacon burgers heading for grocery store

    The pick: Slater’s 50/50 Beef & Bacon Burgers Why they rate: Bacon lovers, take note! Slater’s 50/50, a small restaurant chain in San Diego and Orange counties, is known for its patented burger that’s 50 percent beef and 50 percent bacon. Now the San Diego-based Jensen Meat Company has been licensed...

  • Del Mar Craft Beer and Cider Fest Returns

    Del Mar Craft Beer and Cider Fest Returns

    The Del Mar Craft Beer & Cider Fest is coming to the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club on Saturday, Nov. 25. This beer and cider festival offers over 100 selections of international and seasonal beers, ciders, wines and specialty cocktails. Participating beer, cider and wine representatives will be present...

  • Wild Barrel Brewing pours into San Marcos

    Wild Barrel Brewing pours into San Marcos

    Ever since rumors first surfaced of famed craft beer expert "Dr." Bill Sysak opening a brewery, the craft beer world has been abuzz speculating on the who's, what's and whens. Who would Bill be teaming up with, what would they be brewing, and when would this project be revealed? San Diego finally...

  • Local chefs cook up beer inspired food for San Diego Beer Week

    Local chefs cook up beer inspired food for San Diego Beer Week

    With San Diego Beer Week just around the corner, San Diegans are gearing up noses and tastebuds for a sensory extravaganza. But living in the craft beer mecca of the United States, local chefs having been putting beer to use in a variety of dishes to keep local fans happy every day. If loving beer...

  • Shake Shack hits San Diego: Fine dining and the crowded burger market

    Shake Shack hits San Diego: Fine dining and the crowded burger market

    If you eat one cheeseburger a week, Shake Shack executives want it to be theirs - and the company is gambling that San Diego will embrace its fine-dining version in an increasingly crowded burger market. The first Shake Shack in San Diego opens Friday at Westfield UTC mall in  University City....

  • Holy Matcha serves up dairy-free pumpkin flavored sweets and treats

    Holy Matcha serves up dairy-free pumpkin flavored sweets and treats

    Holy Matcha is a cafe dedicated to food and drinks made from matcha and this fall season, the cafe has introduced two new items to the menu: Pumpkin Spice Charcoal Soft Serve and a Spiced Pumpkin Matcha Latte. Founder Geraldine Ridaura debuted Holy Matcha's soft serve in July and the dairy-free,...

  • Trick-or-eat: Halloween themed dinners in San Diego

    Even ghosts and goblins get hungry. Here's where to find Halloween-themed food and drink specials around San Diego. All month: Devil's Dozen October is a month of surprises at Devil's Dozen in Little Italy as Chef Paula Alvarez will be showcasing specialty Halloween donuts. Some of these flavors...

  • 50 things about Hundred Proof

    50 things about Hundred Proof

    Hundred Proof opened in University Heights this summer with a light, airy design that includes lots of reclaimed woods and a well-stocked bar. 1. Notwithstanding its name,  Hundred Proof is a bar  and restaurant. 2. The drinks are a big reason to go. 3. The food might be a bigger reason to go....

  • San Diego chef Anthony Sinsay to host another Filipino-themed dinner

    Filipino cuisine is still having its moment, and chef Anthony Sinsay is more than happy to be on the front lines in San Diego. That's why  nine months after his popular Filipino-themed dinner, the  Jsix chef is coming back for seconds. This time, the evening is themed "Kain-Na," Tagalog for "let's...

  • Award-winning San Diego chef to compete on Top Chef

    Award-winning San Diego chef to compete on Top Chef

    In a recent announcement for the new season of Bravo's  Top Chef, award-winning  chef and San Diego native, Claudette Zepeda-Wilkins, was among the 15 chefs named to be competing. Zepeda-Wilkins was raised between San Diego and Tijuana. Her penchant for Mexican cuisine and learning to prepare "rich...

  • North Eats 2017 festival returns to Encinitas for culinary showcase

    North Eats 2017 festival returns to Encinitas for culinary showcase

    In its fourth year, the annual North Eats festival is returning to Encinitas . On Sunday, Oct. 29, the festival will be hosted at Encinitas' newest restaurant, Open House (read more about the new North County concept  here). North Eats is a culinary display of the North County food industry featuring food...

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