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

  • What's new on the San Diego dining scene

    What's new on the San Diego dining scene

    Forks up, San Diego. Nearly three dozen restaurants have just made their debut or will be opening their doors in the coming year. Here's a menu of new places to taste in the coming months. Opened in December Barrel Republic, Carlsbad The award-winning pour-your-own bar company, with locations in...

  • How sweet: 12 desserts to indulge in

    How sweet: 12 desserts to indulge in

    If sugar's going to be in the mix, get your sweet fix (before New Year's Day dieting begins) at these 12 San Diego restaurants. Indulging in festive and heartwarming over the holidays - dozen it feel good? Rustic Root Dark chocolate doughnuts Every Monday night, Rustic Root rolls out its decadent,...

  • Let's Make a Toast...

    Look at the bright side (or the sunny side up), breakfast lovers - the most important meal of the day is also served for lunch and dinner, and sometimes at all hours of the night. For eggs that are hard to beat, try these San Diego restaurants where breakfast is serious business, and that's no...

  • Campfire cuisine heats up at 3 new restaurants

    Campfire cuisine heats up at 3 new restaurants

    Americans love the great outdoors, and a trio of new local restaurants are capitalizing on our affection for camping, fishing and cooking over an open fire. One Door North in North Park, Campfire restaurant in Carlsbad and Decoy Dockside Dining in San Marcos all feature design elements that celebrate...

  • Fare Enough

    Fare Enough

    As San Diego's dynamic dining scene continues to sizzle, an ever-increasing smorgasbord of new eateries has been opening countywide, with dozens more on tap for fall and winter. Here's a slice of what's been cooking since July 1, plus a generous serving of what's to come. COMING SOON Bar by Red...

  • A taste of two new spots on Park

    A taste of two new spots on Park

    This has been a banner year for foodies along the Park Boulevard corridor. Within five weeks, two impressive new eateries opened within a mile of one another: TRUST Restaurant in Hillcrest and Madison on Park in University Heights. Here's a taste. TRUST TRUST wasn't the first name general manager...

  • Beard nod puts Polite Provisions in spotlight

    Beard nod puts Polite Provisions in spotlight

    The day before its third birthday last month, Polite Provisions got the best gift any bar could wish for. On Feb. 17, the old-fashioned cocktail saloon in North Park was named one of 20 nominees for the James Beard Foundation's 2016 Outstanding Bar Program award. While the Beard awards are the...

  • 15 in 2015: The year's top dining stories and trends

    15 in 2015: The year's top dining stories and trends

    If 2014 was a year of expansion for San Diego's restaurant community, then this year was one of rethinking and retrenching. New ethnic cuisines took center stage, beer pubs exploded, and dining "experiences" flourished. Here's a look at the 15 notable dining trends of 2015. 1) Restaurant of the...

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