Food

  • ‘Eureka! Gourmet Burgers & Craft Beer’ opens at Westfield UTC Mall

    San Diegans with discriminating palates can rejoice in gourmet goodness with the opening of the highly anticipated Eureka! Gourmet Burgers & Craft Beer at the newly renovated Westfield UTC Mall. The UTC Mall recently underwent a $55 million renovation that has upgraded the 26- year-old property...

  • For fun and flavor, make it a holiday full of ginger

    catherine-kaufman By Catharine Kaufman “An I had but one penny in the world, thou should’st have it to buy gingerbread.” — William Shakespeare, ‘Love’s Labour’s Lost’ Gingerbread is the quintessential treat for the holidays. A Christmas without this seasonal delight is like New Year’s without bubbly....

  • Delicias restaurant announces new Chef de Cuisine

    RSF’s Delicias restaurant owner Owen Perry recently introduced Steve Molina as Chef de Cuisine and a new seasonal menu featuring longtime Delicias favorites. “Delicias has always been known as a place where people can enjoy an upscale dining experience for any special occasion or even a casual...

  • Kitchen Shrink: Re-strutting its stuff – a lesson in turkey

    catherine-kaufman By Catharine Kaufman Now that you survived the Thanksgiving gustatory orgy, the nation’s next culinary challenge rears its head–what to do with the carcass and uneaten meat from roughly 46 million turkeys?  Here’s a primer to help you navigate through leftover land. When Grease...

  • Popular Zel’s Del Mar ready for third anniversary celebration

    Popular Zel’s Del Mar ready for third anniversary celebration

    By Kathy Day Jenn Powers and Greg Glassman thought about throwing a party after their restaurant, Zel’s Del Mar, had been open for a year. And they thought about it after the second year but, again, it didn’t happen. Now, at the end of their third year at the corner of Camino Del Mar and 13th Street,...

  • San Diego Symphony’s Summer Pops series runs through Labor Day

    San Diego Symphony’s annual outdoor summer concert series, The Ashford University Summer Pops, run now through Labor Day at Embarcadero Marina Park South, on San Diego Bay right behind the San Diego Convention Center. This year’s Summer Pops performers include Roberta Flack, Doc Severinsen, The...

  • Navigate the rows of the mighty maize with this primer

    By Catharine Kaufman What better way to salute America on the Fourth of July than to rejoice with one of the staple crops of the fledgling nation – corn. Corn of Plenty Squanto was the Native American savior of the New England colonists. He taught them to use the Iroquois’ “Three Sisters” method...

  • Regulars already making a habit of new Solana Beach burger joint

    Regulars already making a habit of new Solana Beach burger joint

    By Claire Harlin editor@delmartimes.net A burger eatery that made big waves in Santa Barbara more than 40 years ago is finally hitting San Diego. After success in Carmel Mountain, The Habit has opened in Solana Beach at 909 Lomas Santa Fe Drive and will operate from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Mondays...

  • The Habit Burger Grill opens near Rancho Santa Fe

    The Habit Burger Grill, a California-based restaurant brand, announced recently the opening of its third San Diego area restaurant, located at 909 Lomas Santa Fe Drive just east of the 5 freeway.  With two existing restaurants in Mission Valley and Carmel Mountain, and over 50 locations across...

  • Nutrition and you: Sugar in the news...

    By Peggy Korody, RD, CLT Sugar and our health has been in the news a lot lately.  Perhaps you saw the CBS “60 Minutes” segment titled “Is sugar toxic?”  Dr. Lustig, a pediatric endocrinologist at the University of California, San Francisco, concluded that sugar, more than any other substance, is...

  • Wild for mushrooms? Learn more about your favorite fungi

    Wild for mushrooms? Learn more about your favorite fungi

    The Kitchen Shrink catherine-kaufman Catharine Kaufman Marvelous mushrooms — 40,000 species in all — were once feared by the ancients as a poisonous foe. Many Roman emperors allegedly were victims of death by mushrooms, including Tiberius and Claudius, along with Pope Clement VII, Alexander I...

  • Delicias restaurant prepares to unveil new look, new menu

    Delicias restaurant prepares to unveil new look, new menu

    By Karen Billing Delicias Executive Chef Paul McCabe recently let the smell of freshly baked bread take him back. He warmly recalled the smell from his mother’s kitchen, where she explained how yeast worked to a fascinated young McCabe, the humble beginnings of a culinary career. “It all started...

  • Combing for bees

    By Catharine L. Kaufman About every third mouthful of food that we savor we owe a debt of gratitude to the hard-working honey bees. And if we want to continue enjoying their bounty, we’d better become their Galahads now that danger to their existence is lurking in the environment. The Herculean...

  • Rancho Santa Fe Rotary Club’s new cookbook now for sale

    The Rancho Santa Fe Rotary Club recently published its new hardback cookbook titled “Celebrating Rancho Santa Fe.” It is available for $30 at the Rancho Santa Fe Association, at 17022 Avenida de Acacias, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067, 858-756-1174, which is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Any questions...

  • Former L’Auberge executive chef joins Delicias as chef, partner

    By Kelley Carlson One Rancho Santa Fe restaurant is stirring things up, as a new partner and chef has been added to the fold. Paul McCabe, formerly executive chef of L’Auberge’s Kitchen 1540 in Del Mar, joined Delicias on Nov. 15. “I’m a bit of an entrepreneur,” McCabe said. “I’d been with L’Auberge...

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