The Rail (San Diego’s oldest gay bar + brunch)

The Rail (San Diego’s oldest gay bar + brunch)

The Rail, San Diego's oldest gay bar, is also, unexpectedly, an absolute must for Sunday brunch. At first, this unassuming corner bar just seems like any other downtown/Hillcrest spot airing sports games and serving cocktails. But behind the scenes, Chef Chad is...

Farmer’s Bottega (Mission Hills)

Farmer’s Bottega (Mission Hills)

Just when I thought I couldn't like a breakfast spot in San Diego better than...well, basically anything else I've tried so far...I go and get invited to Farmer's Bottega. The rustic space is both chic and homey at the same time, with wood paneling and an entire wall...

FruitCraft Fermentery & Distillery (Hillcrest)

FruitCraft Fermentery & Distillery (Hillcrest)

FruitCraft Fermentery & Distillery is the expanded, re-branded brainchild of the same twin brothers who started California Fruit Wine in Vista. I had the pleasure of working with them a few years ago with Gogobot San Diego, and I was instantly hooked on their...

Fig Tree Cafe (Hillcrest)

Fig Tree Cafe (Hillcrest)

It is becoming increasingly difficult to pinpoint my favorite breakfast place in all of San Diego, but Fig Tree Cafe now stands dangerously close behind the current reigning champ: Breakfast Republic. (And actually, this shouldn't be surprising, considering that both...

PB Alehouse (Pacific Beach)

PB Alehouse (Pacific Beach)

I'm always on the lookout for a great lunch spot -- I may love breakfast, but a good burger and beer is my next favorite meal. PB Alehouse delivers both with gusto, and a rooftop view of the Pacific to boot. Trevor and I enjoy a midday meal in the San Diego sunshine...

Pillbox Tavern (Solana Beach)

Pillbox Tavern (Solana Beach)

In case you couldn't tell already, I love brunch. I could eat breakfast food all day, every day. Is there really anyone reading this who disagrees with me? My latest brunching excursion was at Solana Beach's Pillbox Tavern, a small, modern cafe space off Lomas Santa...