Pam Kragen


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

  • 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...