10 Reasons Why Bottega Americano is San Diego’s Best New Restaurant

♦ Bottega Americano was recently named by Zagat as one of the 11 Hottest New Italian Restaurants in America – PREGO! ♦ Bottega Americano was picked by readers of San Diego Magazine as the 2015 Best New Restaurant in San Diego – BUONO! ♦ The Bricked Half Chicken with sweet corn, roasted cipollini onions, sugar snap peas, farro and piquillo pepper…

Farmers Bottega Epitomizes Farm-To-Table Fresh

Cha-ching! Mission Hills (one of my favorite “hang outs”) has scored yet another stellar victory on the San Diego dining scene! Any local foodie is well aware that the neighborhood of Goldfinch and W. Washington is no stranger to star eateries. Local restaurateur/chef Alberto Moreale added another star to this list when he recently debuted Farmers Bottega, a farm-to-table style…

El Agave, Del Mar

It’s Another Tequila Sunset at El Agave-Del Mar

Wandering through Del Mar’s 15th Street Mall on an unusually warm October weekend, my thirsty companion Cris and I strolled into El Agave Restaurant & Tequileria, a relative newcomer to this community’s culinary scene. El Agave’s mosaic glass art, fuchsia upholstery on sleek chairs and barstools, rich green accents and espresso stained wood elements combine for rather dramatic eye candy. Admiring the sleek,…

Blais’ n Culinary Trails at San Diego’s Juniper & Ivy

There are any number of solid reasons why culinary master Richard Blais won Bravo’s Top Chef All-Stars challenge. Having recently dined at Juniper & Ivy, Blais’s new San Diego restaurant venture, it just so happens that my tastebuds have solid proof of his credentials. If you’ve not yet dined here, you really should be VERY envious right about now. However, in the…