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

  • Artisan doughnut shop opens in Carlsbad

    Artisan doughnut shop opens in Carlsbad

    For the past four years, the Barille family of Carlsbad has built a loyal following for the house-made cinnamon rolls at their downtown restaurant,  Cafe Topés. Now they're hoping to do the same with doughnuts. This month, the Barilles opened  The Goods, an artisan doughnut bakery on State Street...

  • Shuttered Rancho Santa Fe restaurant to reopen Friday

    Shuttered Rancho Santa Fe restaurant to reopen Friday

    Rancho Santa Fe 's year-old fine-dining restaurant Ponsaty's closed on Sunday, but those doors won't be closed for long. On Friday, the building will reopen as a mid-priced Italian restaurant called Nick & G's. Grand Restaurant Group, which leases the 1920s-era building in the affluent community's...

  • Oceanside blossoms as new culinary hotspot

    Oceanside blossoms as new culinary hotspot

    More than two dozen new restaurants, wine bars and beer tasting rooms line the South Coast Highway corridor.

  • Wine bar brings Oceanside to the table

    Wine bar brings Oceanside to the table

    It only took a few months for Staci Miller to open the doors of her  Oceanside  wine bar and restaurant last fall, but it took 20 years of hard work to realize her dream. The Miller's Table, which opened Oct. 1 near the Hill Street Cafe, is the culmination of everything Miller has learned about...

  • Know fare: So many new restaurants, so hard to pick a fave

    Know fare: So many new restaurants, so hard to pick a fave

    As summer continues to sizzle, so, too, does the local dining scene. Here's a quick look at 50-plus new eateries that have opened in San Diego in the past couple months or are coming soon to a neighborhood nearby. Who knew there could be so much new?   Opened in May/June 10 Barrel Brewing Co.,...

  • Newly opened speakeasy back on ice

    Carlsbad 's just-opened speakeasy The Charles Kenneth, has slipped back into history - at least for a while - as the now-shuttered basement bar works out permit issues with the state. The old-fashioned, 44-seat cocktail bar held its grand opening celebration on the evening of July 7, but within...

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