San Diego Archive

  • WHERE TO EAT IN L.A. / what our readers have to say

    WHERE TO EAT IN L.A. / what our readers have to say

    By Larry Levine – Ask 10 people in to name their favorite restaurant for a celebration dinner and you’ll get at least 20 recommendations. Big city or small town, west coast, east coast or in the middle, people everywhere will be passionate about the places they like to eat. Tell someone where you get your […]

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  • THE TWO-PART SECRET TO A GOOD STEAK / on the grill, in the broiler, or at a steakhouse

    THE TWO-PART SECRET TO A GOOD STEAK / on the grill, in the broiler, or at a steakhouse

    By Larry Levine – There’s a secret to a good steak: 1) Buy a great piece of meat, and 2) don’t mess it up. Number 1 isn’t difficult – expensive, but not difficult. It starts with “know your butcher and don’t be afraid to ask for advice.” And make sure the meat is USDA prime, […]

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  • MEMORY LANE / where old favorite restaurants go to retire

    MEMORY LANE / where old favorite restaurants go to retire

    By Larry Levine – Jonathan Gold’s excellent ode to Campanile in the L.A. Times food pages (Saturday, September 29, 2012) was enough to launch a trip down memory lane. Gold’s piece is warm, touching and human. Campanile, which will close later this year, clearly played an important role in his personal and his professional life […]

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  • 37 QUINTESSENTIAL RESTAURANTS FROM SEA TO SHINING SEA

    37 QUINTESSENTIAL RESTAURANTS FROM SEA TO SHINING SEA

    By Larry Levine – What is the quintessential restaurant in San Francisco? How about Los Angeles? Sacramento? San Diego? New York? Chicago? Boston? We put those questions to the co-hosts of our sister web site – www.atLarrys.com, where we do restaurant recommendations – and quickly learned the answers get more complicated the more you think […]

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  • WHEN THE BEEF MEETS THE BUN

    WHEN THE BEEF MEETS THE BUN

    By Larry Levine – Ask someone to name his or her favorite burger restaurant and no matter what the answer, someone else will throw out the name of a place they like better. Then there’s the debate over which is the preferred meet for a burger – Angus, Chuck, or Sirloin? I tossed these two […]

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  • QUATTRO ITALIANA

    QUATTRO ITALIANA

    By Larry Levine – From south to north California boasts some outstanding Italian restaurants. As you travel the state this summer, you may want to consider a stop at one or more of the following. In the Brooklyn neighborhood, where I spent the first decade of my life, if you weren’t Jewish you probably were […]

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