July 6 2011
Tran balances his DJ appearances with his role in the San Diego art scene
July 6 2011
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June 29 2011
Dressed in a cheetah-print collared shirt with fewer than half the buttons buttoned and wearing a ton of bling around his neck, Roots welcomed my drinking buddies and me to his weekend Ryan Roots Cocktail...
June 29 2011
Himalayans have Shangri-La; the ancient Greeks had Atlantis. My idea of heaven on Earth? A sleepy Tijuana dive by the name of La Nueva Pachanga, a veritable Garden of Eden (if God decided to suddenly stop...
June 29 2011
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June 22 2011
After checking to see if I hadn’t accidentally set my navigation system to 1971, I went past the bar’s quartz-adorned fort and ventured in
June 22 2011
It might not be as big as the local beer-geek scene, but there’s a cocktail culture emerging in San Diego
June 22 2011
Scot Blair, owner of Hamilton’s tavern, Small Bar and Eleven, is expanding his bar-restaurant fiefdom to Downtown
June 14 2011
Rags will play damn near anything his audience asks for. “The crowd pretty much dictates what I get into,” he says. “My skill is to be able to read crowds easily and adjust.”
June 14 2011
Located in a place that puts the “strip” in strip mall and forming a sort of bar Bermuda Triangle with Wong’s Golden Palace Dragon Room and Shenanigans Irish Pub just a stone’s...
June 14 2011
SDDubstep.com, a popular website for local dubstep events, is no more. The url now redirects to ElkBeats.com, a new site started by SDDubstep.com founder Donnie Valdez, aka EshOne, and his friend Aaron...
June 8 2011
We weren’t on Calle Sexta anymore. No, on Friday night, my friends and I were far from that hipster hotspot in downtown Tijuana
June 8 2011
Awhile back, a man dressed in a Santa Claus suit came up to me and said: “I know who you are. There’s this place by Zion called The longhorn that you must check out. It’s John Wayne-themed!”
June 8 2011
A New Jersey punk band had to cut its first U.S. tour short last week when all of its gear was stolen during a stop in San Diego
June 1 2011
Mexicans aren’t too up on internet memes. Perhaps it’s because we don’t really keep indoor cats; maybe it’s because we need to save up memory on the camcorder for an upcoming...
June 1 2011
For Porter, launching a cocktail menu began with in-depth conversations with Dean James, the former cocktail man at Alembic in San Francisco, about what kind of cocktails would fit El Take it Easy’s...
June 1 2011
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May 25 2011
Dubbed Intimate Miracles: A Close-Up Magic Show and promoted by the San Diego Cougar Encounters Meetup group, a soothing combination of spray-tan residue, hairspray and synthetic estrogen was in the air
May 25 2011
When Sam Chammas opened Whistle Stop Bar 10 years ago, South Park wasn’t the cutesy, dog-friendly hipster ’hood it is now. It was kind of shady, especially late at night
May 25 2011
Expect to hear more from Retox during the next few months

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