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BEER, WINE, AND SPIRITS

Eat This Now: Sandwiches

Sink your teeth into these outstanding sammies

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Try these delicious sandwiches from Prepkitchen, Hodad's, Moto Deli, and Big Front Door. Read More »

Behind the Bar

Fernet-Branca recipes from talented bartenders at Wheat & Water and The Lion's Share

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Try these Fernet-Branca cocktail recipes from Ashley Moore of Wheat & Water and Jason O'Bryan of The Lion's Share. Read More »

Craft Beer Bites

News from the “Capital of Craft”

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News from San Diego's craft beer scene, including details on Rhythm and Brews, best restaurants for beer lovers and Q&A with Jill Davidson. Read More »

Kaanapali Bound

Stunning sunsets, first-class cuisine, and crystal clear water beckon from West Maui

Westin Maui Resort and Spa

By Erin Jackson Whether you’re a seasoned traveller or it’s your first visit to Maui, the Ka’anapali Beach Resort is a prime location to set down your suitcase. Situated on a three-mile stretch of beach, the complex is home to a 36-hole championship golf course, luxe shopping and dining, and accommodations suited to everything from a romantic getaway to a ... Read More »

Trend Alert: Creative Asian Desserts

Creamistry San Diego

There’s never been a better time to indulge your sweet tooth in San Diego, especially if you’re a fan of Asian desserts. In the last few months, several fun and photo-worthy spots have opened their doors, offering everything from Thai-style ice cream to crêpe cakes. Here are four exciting locales to try. By Jennifer Lee Bing Haus {4425 Convoy Street ... Read More »

Starlite Sips

Starlite San Diego

A retro-designed bar serving handcrafted drinks, Starlite in Mission Hills features great cocktails, hard-to-find spirits, and stellar food until midnight daily. Sure, there are plenty of bars in San Diego, but none quite like this one—not with a custom-designed, quasi-Steampunk interior with cocktails that celebrate all things local and inventive, with an eye on the classics. Starlite Cocktail Recipes Starlite ... Read More »

Sips for the Season

Summer cocktail recipes

Charger Blue Margarita from Old Town Mexican Cafe In a shaker with ice, combine 1-1/2 ounces El Jimador blanco tequila and 3 ounces Old Town Mexican Cafe margarita mix*. Shake and strain over ice into a lowball glass with a salted rim. Float with 1/2 ounce blue curaçao. Garnish with a lime wedge. *You can substitute your favorite store-bought or ... Read More »

The Magic of Spiced Rum

The Tale: Black Magic

Rum calls to mind images of swashbuckling pirates and seafaring drunkards—or, at least, rum of the 18th century does. Thanks to Black Magic, however, that corrupting swill is truly a thing of the past. This distiller’s premium spiced rum is a testament to the care and precision of rum-crafting in the 21st century. A blend of both light and aged ... Read More »

A New Taste of Old Harbor

Celebrating sips for one of San Diego's top distillers (and the California law that made it possible)

Old Harbor Cocktail Recipes

On October 8, 2015, Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 1295—a state law that allows craft distilleries in California to make their own cocktails for onsite tasting rooms, and sell up to two and a quarter liters of alcohol to-go per day. What does this mean for Old Harbor? A brand new bar, that’s what. Located inside their current distilling ... Read More »

Sip It: Spirits for the Season

Spring cocktail recipes from Puesto, Backyard Kitchen & Tap, The Oceanaire Seafood Room, and Galaxy Taco Piña Colada from Puesto Combine 2 ounces white rum, 2 ounces coconut crème, and 4 ounces fresh pineapple juice in a shaker with ice. Shake hard for 30 seconds and strain into a Collins glass filled with fresh ice. Garnish with a pineapple wedge ... Read More »