Katie Dillon

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  • Winning food for any Super Bowl party

    Winning food for any Super Bowl party

    So, you're headed to or hosting a Super Bowl party and don't have time to cook. That's completely O.K., because San Diego restaurants and gourmet grocers have you covered. Be sure to order in advance and you'll be good to go, literally. Nacho bar For $3.50 per person, kick off your festivities...

  • Holiday kitchen mishaps of local chefs

    Holiday kitchen mishaps of local chefs

    Even these pros occasionally suffer a kitchen mishap, sometimes on a much grander scale than we home cooks could ever imagine. With many of us busy in the kitchen this week with Thanksgiving prep, we thought it prudent to post funny anecdotes from some of San Diego's best chefs, bartenders and...

  • Thanksgiving dinner made easy from Liberty Public Market

    Thanksgiving dinner made easy from Liberty Public Market

    At Liberty Public Market it is entirely possible to source a full Thanksgiving dinner from the artisan vendors who are offering special locally-sourced, take-home dishes and turkeys to ensure that you do less clean-up and more socializing. So, if the thought of hosting Thanksgiving or contributing...

  • Pop Pie Co. strikes comfort food gold

    The team at Pop Pie Co. wants to revive San Diego's love of an American comfort food classic: the pot pie. But, they've got another throwback up their sleeve that isn't immediately obvious after stepping into their shiny, open-air digs.       "We want to promote conversation and have customers...

  • San Diego BLTs with sizzle

    San Diego BLTs with sizzle

    The BLT is one of America's greatest comfort foods. When the craving for this hearty sandwich strikes, look to these San Diego restaurants, who are raising the old classic up a notch by adding elements as varied as avocado and tempura-battered fish. Man Candy BLT Bacon with a good sweet and a spicy...

  • Pumpkin dishes for when fall is in the air

    Pumpkin dishes for when fall is in the air

    Despite sunshine signaling no sign of boots weather on the horizon, it's fall in San Diego. And, this means that pumpkin is popping up in savory and sweet form on menus all around town. When the craving for this seasonal staple strikes, seek out these tasty options. Pumpkin New York Pizza Regents...

  • Locals are eating up neighborhood food tours

    Locals are eating up neighborhood food tours

    Neighborhood-centric walking food tours may sound like something geared toward tourists, but the truth is that the bulk of the guests are locals. "Our customer base is comprised of 65 percent of locals (who) report they live in San Diego County," said Jered Martin, general manager of Bite San Diego....

  • Cookie-making tips from the pros at The Cravory

    Cookie-making tips from the pros at The Cravory

    With more than 3,500 cookie flavors under their belt, The Cravory team knows a thing or two about baking. Owner Adam Koven attributes success due to an open mind, something he very much encourages home bakers to keep by making (almost) any ingredient fair play. "Why can't you have different flavors...

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