The Daily Aztec

Eggs and bacon on a ‘mission’

by Kelly Callas

March 24, 2011

The Mission is more than a restaurant: It is a concept. Simple yet inspired, the idea is to strip away the pretentiousness of La Jolla-style a.m. dining while maintaining a competitive level of sophistication and quality with hea...

Holy bagels, those are good

by Sofia Casillas

March 24, 2011

Whoever said San Diego bagels aren’t as authentic, scrumptious or as messy as New York bagels was definitely wrong. Big City Bagels, located on University Avenue in Hillcrest, offers customers fresh, homemade, quality ba...

Banjos and Bellinis for brunch

by Sydnee Brooker

March 24, 2011

Heading south on 30th Street, just past University Avenue, one particular establishment stands out. Look for a yellow building accented with brick, forest green French doors, stained glass windows and a second-level wraparo...

Sweets de les arrondissements

by Sarah Grieco

March 24, 2011

Lemon Meringue Tartelettes, Crème Brulee aux Fruits Rouge and Passion Fruit Ricotta Torte. No, these are not the names of elite members of the French bourgeoisie, they are menu items of San Diego’s delicious restaurant, Extraord...

Family-style Lebanese food

by Sarah Kovash

March 24, 2011

What is this food? A pizza? A pita? Nope. It’s Lebanese food and it is even better. Off of El Cajon Boulevard, Alforon is tucked into a nondescript strip mall with little to no standout features. However, the food offer...

Nouveau riche cheesecakes

by Kristen MacBride

March 24, 2011

From a humble storefront on Adams Avenue in the heart of Normal Heights comes The Incredible Cheesecake Company, a master of the art of one of the simplest forms of joy — dessert. There is something delightfully delicious about ...

Tiny space with plenty of taps

by Rachel Verbits

March 24, 2011

Located in University Heights, Small Bar offers patrons more than 40 different beers to choose from, all with a different taste. Looking behind the bar at the vast array of taps, it becomes obvious what a misnomer the bar’s...

In-house infused vodkas, check

by Miranda Adler

March 24, 2011

After a rough week of midterms, the last thing on students’ minds is studying, unless of course an encyclopedia of cocktails is involved. Such is the case at The Tractor Room, a hunting lodge-inspired Hillcrest haunt tha...

Honest Abe, honest booze

by Sarah Kovash

March 24, 2011

There is a lot to thank the 16th president for, but high on that list is being the inspiration behind The Lincoln Room. The downtown restaurant and bar is better than the average downtown eatery in many ways. It’s located on Fo...

JRDN is swank to PB tank

by Agustin Gonzalez

March 24, 2011

One of the biggest reasons I moved to Pacific Beach was the night scene. With the rows of bars all along Garnet Avenue, wallet-friendly drink specials every night and a college crowd, I had plenty of choices to get my party on. That bein...

Secret items that’ll make students salivate

by Rachel Verbits

March 14, 2011

Everybody likes to be in on a secret, right? Keeping them is fun, but revealing them is even better. Fast food chains in the U.S. have picked up on how excited people become when in the loop. Why else would so many have secret menus, if not to pique our curiosity...

Epicureans stroll in downtown San Diego

by Emma Secker

February 6, 2011

Just when San Diego locals and visitors alike think they have toured and tasted it all, an innovative and unique company offers culinary enthusiasts an exciting new pastime. “Bite San Diego is San Diego’s premier food tasting and cultural walking tou...