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Mexican Chefs Do American Steakhouse in East County

June 14, 2016 // 0 Comments

Chef Mario Medina, The Main Course Restaurant, Ramona, San Diego, California
RAMONA, CALIFORNIA – When I heard that Mario Medina was taking over the kitchen at American steakhouse The Main Course Restaurant in Ramona, I couldn’t make the connection. When I met chef Mario – originally from Mexico City – he was executive chef at Finch’s in La Jolla, where he [Read More]

Where to Eat and Drink in Mexicali

April 22, 2016 // 0 Comments

The Wok, Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico
MEXICALI, B.C. – Mexicali – a border town 90 minutes east of San Diego – is known outside of Baja California primarily for its agriculture, its maquiladoras, its Chinatown (la Chinesca), and that Grateful Dead song (is there anything a man don’t stand to lose?). And though most are aware [Read More]

RESTORING VALOR

March 4, 2016 // 0 Comments

Restoring Valor, Deported Veterans House of Tijuana, San Diego, Claudia Sandoval, Javier Plascencia
SAN DIEGO – On Wednesday, March 9 from 6 -10PM, San Diegans will have the opportunity to sample the cuisine of Master Chef winner Claudia Sandoval and Master Chef 4th place winner Nick Nappi during RESTORING VALOR, a fundraising dinner and silent auction being held at Border X Brewing in Barrio [Read More]

And in this Corner…

February 9, 2016 // 0 Comments

Mision 19, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
TIJUANA – “Every year, there is a twist to this meal,” a fellow guest excitedly confided as we were seated for Tijuana restaurant Misión 19’s fifth anniversary dinner on January 21st. “Last year, the theme was the five senses. They served one course with a blindfold, so that you had to [Read More]

10 Baja California Culinary Favorites for 2015

December 29, 2015 // 0 Comments

Tijuana, Ensenada, Valle de Guadalupe, Rosarito Beach, Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico
BAJA CALIFORNIA – 2015 was a good year in the advancement of Baja California as a contender for one of Mexico’s top culinary regions. So good that Travel + Leisure magazine hosted the 2015 Mexican Gourmet Awards in Ensenada, Valle de Guadalupe restaurant La Cocina de Doña Esthela was awarded [Read More]

Gems of Baja: The Victor’s Salad, Tijuana

December 10, 2015 // 0 Comments

Caesar's Restaurant & Bar, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
During our ongoing series, Gems of Baja, San Diego Red’s team of culinary explorers set out to unearth some of Baja California’s lesser-known gastronomic treasures. PHOTOS: Cintia Soto www.CintiaSoto.com. TIJUANA – When it comes to famous entradas, everyone knows the Caesar’s salad — [Read More]

Why I Feel Safe as a Visitor to Tijuana

November 17, 2015 // 1 Comment

Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
TIJUANA, B.C. – When I write about an event or restaurant in Tijuana, I avoid beginning stories with rote commentary about the city’s problems with crime and cartels. Or assuring my readers that “…the streets are safer now, come on down and have a taco and some Baja Med!” After all, if I [Read More]