Pam Kragen

Writer

Pam Kragen is a feature writer who specializes in writing human interest, dining, theater and opera stories. She joined the San Diego Union-Tribune staff in October 2012 after 27 years at the North County Times, where she served as the Arts & Features Editor, as well as the paper’s longtime arts writer and theater/opera critic. She is the president and co-founder of the San Diego Theatre Critics Circle. She holds a bachelor of arts degree in journalism from San Diego State University and completed fellowships in theater criticism at the University of Southern California and opera/classical music criticism at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. She reports from the U-T's North County office in San Marcos.

Recent Articles

  • Seafood restaurant, market debuts in Carlsbad Village

    Seafood restaurant, market debuts in Carlsbad Village

    These days, lots of San Diego restaurants serve fresh-caught, sustainable seafood, but not many go the extra league to catch their own fish. Bluewater Grill, which opened Monday in  Carlsbad  Village, is the latest outlet for a restaurant company founded 20 years ago in Newport Beach by longtime...

  • Side-by-side eateries open in San Marcos

    Side-by-side eateries open in San Marcos

    Most restaurant companies don't open a new location too close to an existing one to avoid cannibalizing its business. But a new twin-eatery concept that opened this month in  San Marcos  is making its own rules. Stella Public House, a farm-to-table restaurant and bar, and Halcyon, serving coffee,...

  • Bowlero offers a hip, upscale twist on bowling

    Bowlero offers a hip, upscale twist on bowling

    There's a good explanation for why the corporate logo for the new  Bowlero bowling alley in San Marcos is a bowling ball with antlers. General Manager Jennifer Kraus said it's a message to her customers to "expect the unexpected" at the business, which hosted its grand opening on Oct. 14. Bowlero...

  • October openings: 16 new restaurants for fall

    October openings: 16 new restaurants for fall

    October isn't traditionally a big month for new restaurant openings, but diners have a cornucopia of new choices this month. Here's a look: Bazille When  Nordstrom  reopens at Westfield UTC today, it will feature a new contemporary restaurant named Bazille, with a full bar and patio overlooking...

  • What's in a number? Good food, cocktails

    What's in a number? Good food, cocktails

    If there's one way to give your new restaurant an air of exclusivity, hide its address and signage from the street, so only those hipsters "in the know" can easily find it. Another trend that appears to be popping up over the past year is the debut of numerous eateries and cocktail bars that incorporate...

  • Ready for takeoff: Ambitious projects have chef flying high

    Ready for takeoff: Ambitious projects have chef flying high

    With two new restaurants, a catering business and an internship program in the works, Cosecha chef Steve Brown has a full plate.

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