Tiki Takeover: 5 Essential Tiki Cocktail Recipes You Need to Try

Level2 Mixologist Stephen Kurnpinsky is back again with part two of our blog series dedicated to Tiki. Here he shares five essential Tiki cocktail recipes for you to try at your next themed party or any time you need a liquid vacation to the tropics.

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Break Out the Glasses: 3 Wines To Sip During California Wine Month

September marks the start of prime time harvesting season for California winemakers. Even if you’re not planning a visit to wine country, you can still celebrate the harvest. Here are three of our favorite local wines that showcase the quality and broad range of wine styles in California. Break out your stemware and start sipping.

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The Best Wines for Summertime Sipping

Many of our guests ask for wine recommendations as their dining interests turn to lighter fare during the summer. Here's what we keep stocked.

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A Beginner's Guide to Foraging in San Diego

Have you ever heard of foraging? Are you interested in trying it out? We share the do's and don'ts for the beginner forager, along with some wild foods to look for right here in San Diego.

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Baking Basics: 8 Sweet Rules

Many have said that cooking is an art and baking is a science. But, you don't have to go back to school to make an amazing dessert. California Modern Pastry Chef, Lori Sauer, shares her top baking tips, tricks and techniques.

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Review: Wild Simplicity at TBL3

Review: Wild Simplicity at TBL3

"TBL3’s beauty is in its simplicity, there are restaurants in the world that prepare more elaborate cuisine — employing science, trickery, and hordes of unpaid stagiaires — but perfecting the salad, as does George’s with TBL3, is true magic."
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Jon Bautista Named Eater Young Guns Semi-Finalist for 2014

Jon Bautista Named Eater Young Guns Semi-Finalist for 2014

Jon Bautista, the new Chef de Cuisine in California Modern, was recently named #4 on Eater National's list of 50 Eater Young Guns Semi-Finalists for 2014, referred to as the "brightest and most promising up-and-coming under-30 talent in the United States' restaurant industry."
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Review: Trey Foshee, Vegetable Whisperer - TBL3

Review: Trey Foshee, Vegetable Whisperer - TBL3

"A few years since its inception, TBL3 is still the best meal in San Diego...new chef de cuisine Jonathan Bautista brings talent and pedigree - I'm hoping to see more from him as he settles in. In the meantime, won't someone (anyone?) rise up and try to knock the king off his throne?"
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Review: Chuckeats - TBL3

Review: Chuckeats - TBL3


Sometimes, a touch of serendipity will light a spark.

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Review: The Ulterior Epicure - TBL3

Review: The Ulterior Epicure - TBL3


Some places are closer to paradise than others. Table 3 is one of them.

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