The Daily Aztec

Savor sensual spreads at Italian hot spot

by Antonio Zaragoza

September 15, 2011

Italian-food lovers don’t have to go far to find a worthwhile Italian restaurant in San Diego. Nestled in the heart of Hillcrest, diners will find a gem called Ristorante Arrivederci. Chef and restaurateur Antonio Mastellone has created a delectable and delightful menu of Italian classics blen...

Plug into San Diego indie at the Soda Bar

by Courtney Rogin

September 15, 2011

Somewhere on the fringes of North Park to the east sits a small bar on El Cajon Boulevard hosting the best non-widely known music this side of Interstate 805. This magical indie wonderland called Soda Bar is located at the corne...

Lestat’s open mics burst with talent

by Isabella Place

September 15, 2011

Lestat’s is certainly no Starbucks, that’s for sure. The contrast is plain to see, in fact, as the two are located diagonally across the street from one another. Lestat’s is best recognized as one of the local forerunners having merged the coffeehouse and open mi...

Avoid wasteful habits, stop trashing food

by Amy Devito

August 31, 2011

The land of the free has granted its citizens bountiful opportunities to grow and prosper. However, in recent history, that advantage has been taken for granted. American consumption seems to multiply year after year, resulti...

Food trucks pull up to San Diego streets

by Sofia Casillas

August 31, 2011

With an increase in the presence of food trucks throughout San Diego, many people who would normally go to McDonald’s during their lunch breaks are beginning to eat at these popular mobile eateries. Food trucks are beginning ...

Nibbling to noshing for starving neurons

by Rachel Verbits

May 12, 2011

With finals beginning, San Diego State is about to trade full-time bros for part time brainiacs. Too preoccupied with doing well on exams, students may find themselves sacrificing parties, sleep and sometimes meals. These healthy and delicious fo...

Smart drinking saves inches from waistline

by Emma Secker

May 10, 2011

Few students realize when they drink a margarita, they are consuming about the same number of calories as a McDonalds double cheeseburger. When students head out for Taco Tuesday, they are most likely drinking more calories than th...

The Lime raises the bar with tequila variety

by Rachel Verbits

May 2, 2011

In the Gaslamp Quarter of downtown San Diego, there are a slew of bars and restaurants to begin a night out. Each one offers the same drinks, atmosphere and experience. On Fifth Avenue, a small bar is sandwiched between bout...

Explore traditional tastes of Asia at J. Wok

by Sydnee Brooker

May 2, 2011

An aroma of eastern spices constantly lingers at the corner of Eighth Avenue and Market Street thanks to the Asian modern mix at J. Wok. This clean and casual East Village restaurant is easy to find, and if the smell doesn’t dr...

Break the chain and take a step into The Doghouse

by Sofia Casillas

May 2, 2011

With international chains such as Starbucks and McDonald’s quickly expanding around the globe and filling every block with their unhealthy fare, it’s becoming more arduous for college students to find a decent plac...

Skip the burger and try the king of pho

by Miranda Adler

April 4, 2011

Three letters, one word, rhymes with “duh.” Pho, a traditional Vietnamese noodle soup, is quickly becoming a favorite among students. The soup is served in a large bowl with rice noodles and a mélange of beef and chicken b...

Asmara offers authentic Eritrea cuisine

by Emma Secker

April 4, 2011

For students looking to enjoy an authentic and traditional Ethiopian dining experience close to home, City Heights offers a restaurant with dining and décor that reflects the cultural charms of Asmara: the capital city of...