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Vaya Con Diego: A Deep Dive into the Mexican cuisines of San Diego

Vaya Con Diego: A Deep Dive into the Mexican cuisines of San Diego

by Zach Mann January 10, 2016

Cocina Roulette — Feb 11, 2010 The praises of San Diego’s Mexican food, when shared with me, have always fallen on deaf ears. I’m from LA, after all. Taco trucks saturated the mise en scène of my childhood, family restaurantes set the scene for most […]

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Single Serving: Coast Toast at Brockton Villa in La Jolla, San Diego

Single Serving: Coast Toast at Brockton Villa in La Jolla, San Diego

by Zach Mann February 1, 2012

I’ve known a few people who have attended the University of California at San Diego, a large public university condemned to the city of La Jolla, and each of these friends has harbored certain resentment toward this fate. La Jolla is a beautiful city, the […]

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Single Serving: La Salsa Chilena at Select Stores, San Diego and L.A.

Single Serving: La Salsa Chilena at Select Stores, San Diego and L.A.

by Zach Mann October 3, 2011

Somewhere in the world is a person microwaving Kraft singles on a Mission tortilla and covering it with Pace salsa. There’s nothing wrong with that. I’ve done it. It’s delicious, even if it is a high-density, high-sodium brick of cheese flour covered in a sauce […]

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Links at the Brink of Drink

Links at the Brink of Drink

by Zach Mann March 4, 2011

Live Wire was a two dollar price-cut away from being the perfect bar. There was plenty of room on the most crowded of evenings, a good pool table, sports on TV and a jukebox full of punk and soul. Puppies hopped excitedly from customer to […]

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Vaya Con Diego: SD's Best Mexican Meals

Vaya Con Diego: SD’s Best Mexican Meals

by Zach Mann May 20, 2010

The very idea of me coming up with a top ten list of Mexican food in San Diego is ludicrous. Besides the condemning detail that I’m about as gringo as they get, my San Diego Mexican food eating experience totals to about one year, and […]

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El Largo Adiós

El Largo Adiós

by Zach Mann May 13, 2010

This story is thirteenth in a series. Zach will be posting a new story on Mexican food in San Diego every Thursday until he leaves Southern California for the San Francisco Bay, where he will continue to write and edit for The Eaten Path. Oh […]

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El Viejo y el Marlin

El Viejo y el Marlin

by Zach Mann May 6, 2010

This story is twelfth in a series. Zach will be posting a new story on Mexican food in San Diego every Thursday until he leaves Southern California for the San Francisco Bay, where he will continue to write and edit for The Eaten Path. Bar […]

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Tacos El Mejor

Tacos El Mejor

by Zach Mann April 29, 2010

This story is eleventh in a series. Zach will be posting a new story on Mexican food in San Diego every Thursday until he leaves Southern California for the San Francisco Bay, where he will continue to write and edit for The Eaten Path. You’d […]

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Sonoran by Car

Sonoran by Car

by Zach Mann April 22, 2010

This story is tenth in a series. Zach will be posting a new story on Mexican food in San Diego every Thursday until he leaves Southern California for the San Francisco Bay, where he will continue to write and edit for The Eaten Path. Los […]

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Burrito: A History

Burrito: A History

by Zach Mann April 1, 2010

This story is eighth in a series. Zach will be posting a new story on Mexican food in San Diego every Thursday until he leaves Southern California for the San Francisco Bay, where he will continue to write and edit for The Eaten Path. It […]

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