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

  • Fifth-generation jeweler carves out antique niche

    Fifth-generation jeweler carves out antique niche

    Allie DeSeelhorst resisted the siren's call of the jewelry trade as long as she could. In college, the 27-year-old Carlsbad resident earned dual degrees in fashion and merchandising and started her career as a clothing stylist. But three years ago, she realized the jewelry business was not only...

  • Women chefs take the lead in La Jolla

    Women chefs take the lead in La Jolla

    Two women executive chefs have recently taken the helm at La Jolla restaurants just a mile apart. Here's a look at the city's newest culinary leading ladies. Ingrid Funes Restaurant: Cusp Dining + Drinks Age: 36 Home: Carmel Valley Roots: Born in El Salvador, Chef Funes comes from a long line of...

  • Cowboy culture takes the reins on fair's opening day

    Cowboy culture takes the reins on fair's opening day

    With trick-roping, pony rides and card games in the new Painted Pony Saloon, San Diego County Fair's Western-themed 2017 season got under way Friday afternoon. By the time the gates opened at 4 p.m., nearly 500 people were queued up, with Margaret Austin first in line. The Escondido retiree arrived...

  • San Diego's coolest desserts of summer

    San Diego's coolest desserts of summer

    If you're looking to chill out as the temperature soars this summer, check out these new frozen and chilled desserts being rolled out at local restaurants. Catania: Semifreddo This Italian-inspired semi-frozen dessert is made with Nutella, hazelnuts, olive oil and saba (a thick sweet syrup made...

  • Italian couple brings a taste of home to Encinitas

    Italian couple brings a taste of home to Encinitas

    It's no overstatement to call the newly opened Napizza eatery in Encinitas a labor of love. In fact, you could say the same for the company's last two locations as well. Giulia Colmignoli - who co-founded the Roman-style pizzeria chain five years ago with her husband, Christopher Antinucci - gave...

  • Dining hidden gems on the San Diego coastline

    Dining hidden gems on the San Diego coastline

    Finding an ocean-view restaurant in San Diego isn't difficult. There are dozens of eateries lining the cliffs and beaches from Imperial Beach to Oceanside . But to really want to impress a date this summer, tear out this cheat sheet of the locals' guide to the best (and lower-priced) hidden-gem...

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