Tag Archives: Food

Hillcrest Brewing Company

Hillcrest Brewing Company (HBC) is the closest thing that you’ll have to a gay Cheers where “everyone knows your name.” Even though HBC is located at the epicenter of Hillcrest, adjacent to the Pride Plaza/Flag at Normal St. and University Ave., it welcomes everyone who stops in for one of their craft beers or excellent food menu items—even furry, four-legged

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Grater Grilled Cheese

With the explosion of growth in southeastern Chula Vista, there are many new dining and shopping opportunities in the new Millenia complex south of the Otay Ranch mall. One of those new restaurants is Grater Grilled Cheese. The restaurant is on the south side of Birch Road, situated almost in the middle between the Southbay Expressway (CA 125) and Eastlake

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Portillo’s

Portillo’s brings a a taste of Chicago to Southern California with its Italian beef and sausage; burgers; hot dogs; and salads. Portillo’s has been a staple around Chicago since 1963.  I know. I grew up there, and every time I return to see family, I do my best to squeeze in a visit to Portillo’s for one of their Italian

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Liberty Public Market

San Diego’s recently opened Liberty Public Market will quickly become a foodie and beer enthusiast destination with its wide variety of offerings and fun, friendly atmosphere. You can get everything from fresh-cut flowers to empenadas, cheese (from Venissimo Cheese), massive hunks of beautiful beef, sea urchins, oysters, produce, Thai, burgers, lobster, pasta, salads, desserts, coffee, beer, wine, and even something

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Imperial Beach Pier & Farmer’s Market

If you haven’t been to Imperial Beach lately, the certified farmer’s market every Friday afternoon may be just the impetus you need to head down there. Imperial Beach—affectionately known as “IB”—is in the midst of a renaissance of its own making. For several years now, the city has been making a concerted effort to make its waterfront more appealing and

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