Apryl Bruso


Apryl Bruso is an opinionated salty old waitress from San Diego.

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So, as waiters, we have all had that table that giggles while ordering the oysters with much implied innuendo. I have found this to be pretty basic. Yeah right, Read more ›

Apryl Bruso on Oct 1, 2016

Specialty Produce Saves the Day

So after last month’s column, which I am sure you still have taped to your refrigerator, where I boldly state that I had never received a bad YELP—I received Read more ›

Apryl Bruso on Aug 1, 2016

“YELP you, you YELPing YELPers!”

Although YELP is a tool used by many, most industry peeps are not big fans. I think this is because, as Ingrid Croce said, “It gives everybody a voice. Read more ›

Apryl Bruso on Jul 1, 2016

I Drink Wine with a Little Help from My Friends

Well, well, well, wine, wine, wine. My wine knowledge and wine sales are probably a little above average in this business. Yet every time I am confronted with a Read more ›

Apryl Bruso on Jun 1, 2016

Café Chloe is all grown up

About 11 years ago, John Clute, Alison McGrath and Jerry and Chrissy Reynolds opened a lovely little gem of a cafe in blustering downtown San Diego. Set a bit Read more ›

Apryl Bruso on May 1, 2016

Polite Provisions

Last month I ventured to the Addison because of their two James Beard nominations and this month, I visited another San Diego nominated venue, Polite Provisions. Polite Provisions was Read more ›

Apryl Bruso on Apr 1, 2016

Put Your Fancy Pants on, We Are Going to the Addison.

Well, well, well, James Beard nominations are upon us and San Diego has received a scant four nominations. Wah wah. Four noms not being very much, this lazy journalist Read more ›

Apryl Bruso on Mar 2, 2016

The End of an Era – Croce’s

I was planning to write this month’s article highlighting the few restaurants where I have had the pleasure of being employed: Harbor House, Ruth’s Chris, Croce’s, Top of the Read more ›

Apryl Bruso on Feb 2, 2016

I have seen the future of dining....and it is good

I recently dined at a very unique, sort-of sophisticated, kind-of upscale, totally modern yet still nostalgic, restaurant by the name of Saint Marc Pub. It is so difficult to Read more ›

Apryl Bruso on Jan 1, 2016

Late Night Eats for Late Night Peeps

Getting off late isn’t so bad, especially when you have navigated the available food choices and found some late night venues that offer up some seriously good grub. I Read more ›

Apryl Bruso on Dec 1, 2015

A Tale of Two Pomegranates:

Being an almost-native San Diegan and more interested in delicious cuisine than keeping my figure bikini ready, I had heard a tale of a restaurant named Pomegranate. Some folks Read more ›

Apryl Bruso on Nov 1, 2015