Allison Keltner

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  • Barrel Republic celebrates third anniversary, new location

    Barrel Republic celebrates third anniversary, new location

    Barrel Republic, the beer bar that started in Pacific Beach with a "freedom to pour" concept, celebrated its third anniversary in November with the Oct. 29 opening of its third location in Carlsbad and a slew of celebrations and San Diego Beer Week events. For the official third anniversary parties...

  • Wood Ranch brings barbecue lovers together

    Wood Ranch brings barbecue lovers together

    One thing that unites barbecue fans is how much they disagree: Carolina or Kansas City style? Oak or hickory smoked? Should the sauce be hot, tangy or sweet? While they may not agree, barbecue fans and just about everyone else can find something that matches their tastes at Wood Ranch in Mission...

  • Grater Grilled Cheese heads to Del Mar

    Grater Grilled Cheese heads to Del Mar

    Del Mar is about to get a lot cheesier as the newest Grater Grilled Cheese location is set to open in early 2017. What started as the Greengo Food Truck in 2011 has already grown into brick-and-mortar restaurants in La Jolla and Mission Valley . The Greengo Food Truck had a simple mission: to bring...

  • Beat Street event brings hip-hop culture to East Village

    Beat Street event brings hip-hop culture to East Village

    Beat Street, presented by Party Naked, is going down from 2-7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov.19 at Quartyard in East Village. The collective event is designed to showcase and celebrate the four elements of hip-hop: the turntablist, the emcee, art and dance. The event will bring an East Coast vibe to Quartyard,...

  • Farmer's Bottega offers inventive, seasonal dishes

    Farmer's Bottega offers inventive, seasonal dishes

    Farmer's Bottega, a farm-to-table eatery in Mission Hills , is known for Executive Chef Alberto Morreale's inventive dishes that straddle traditional Italian and new American cuisine. Morreale sees himself more as an artist than a chef, and his latest fall menu for Farmer's Bottega is his latest...

  • Chef spotlight: Jason Hotchkiss of Encontro

    Chef spotlight: Jason Hotchkiss of Encontro

    Encontro in North Park has only been open a few months, but it started generating some serious buzz right away. Its mission is to be a community hub serving serious craft food and it's delivering, largely thanks to  Chef Jason Hotchkiss, who helped owner John Sarkisian create the original protein...

  • Find massive dishes and huge drinks at Brian's 24

    Find massive dishes and huge drinks at Brian's 24

    No one should ever leave Brian's 24 hungry. The all-night diner in the Gaslamp is famous for its massive portions of delicious, filling comfort food and regularly attracts those looking to see just how much food can fit in their stomachs. Brian Epstein, co-owner, said the size of the portions they...

  • Bellamy's introduces fall flavors to the menu

    Bellamy's introduces fall flavors to the menu

    Get ready to savor the flavors of fall at Bellamy's, as prepared by Executive Chef Jonathan Freyberg. "Chef Jonny wanted to offer the guests things that he loves," said Kristina Miller, Manager at Bellamy's. "We want to offer a more diverse menu with all different types of cuisine, such as Spanish,...

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