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Dec. 22 2010
Aquamoree1250 Prospect, #B10La Jollaaquamoree.comThere’s nothing like a little Taj Mahal or Stevie Ray Vaughn for dinner music—particularly on Prospect Street in the heart of La Jolla, where...
Dec. 15 2010
Tucked into a quiet corner of University Heights are the stony echoes of Mission Cliff Gardens, a former public garden and ostrich farm that faded away (or was subdivided into saleable lots by a developer)...
Dec. 8 2010
Some robots are really cute. Wall-E, R2-D2, Johnny 5. (Not so fast, girl from Small Wonder! You’re creepy.) The jolly robot mascots of Encinitas’ East Village Asian Diner are no exception....
Dec. 1 2010
I knew I was going to like Café 21 when we walked in to find the annual WTF-fest that is the Eurovision “music” competition playing on the TV above the bar. If you’re like me,...
Nov. 24 2010
Families and sports bars don’t always mix. But if any neighborhood can pull it off, the funky enclave of South Park would be the place. The new owners of South Park Abbey (formerly South Park Bar...
Nov. 17 2010
There’s something arresting about a brightly colored door. From Elizabeth Arden to the Georgian doors of Dublin, a red door speaks of invitation and creativity. The crimson entrance of The Red Door...
Nov. 3 2010
Can we all just agree that smooth jazz is terrible? Particularly while eating? I realize it’s an easy target—a cheap laugh at poor Kenny G’s expense. But, seriously, it’s some awful...
Oct. 27 2010
The test of a good eatery is how it’s doing a few years into its run. Opening a restaurant and getting it to survive past its first year or even two is a feat unto itself. But after the initial fervor...
Oct. 20 2010
Barrio Logan: culinary hotspot! OK, maybe that’s overstating it a bit, but the neighborhood known for Chicano Park, Las Cuatro Milpas and its location under the belly of the Coronado Bridge is seeing...
Oct. 13 2010
I’m wary of restaurants that spend too much time on just-so décor. Perfect design and attention to the hippest of trends often means food is an after-thought. However, if you’re lucky,...
Oct. 6 2010
Im not a pizza snob. Im not from New York or Chicago, and I dont wax on about where to get the best pie, rhapsodizing about how real pizza is made with imported East Coast water and angel tears...
Sept. 29 2010
This was the conversation that amused me: Old guy: “Can I get more coffee?” Prepkitchen hostess: “Yes, it’s counter service.” OG: “What?” PKH: “Counter service.”...
Sept. 22 2010
Lunch and me—we have issues. Maybe it was years of the same slimy Vons “wafer” turkey sandwiches in my school lunch, but, to me, lunch represents boring fuel to get me through the work...
Sept. 15 2010
Recently I found myself thinking, Man, I’m sooo over this whole cupcake fad. Then I found myself thinking, Wow, could you be more obnoxious by thinking you’re ‘over’ cupcakes? What’s...
Sept. 8 2010
Brian Malarkey is a brand
Sept. 1 2010
Never mind Applebee’s claims; they’re not the best way to eat good in your neighborhood. O’Bistro on Voltaire Street in Ocean Beach is a prime example of what a neighborhood restaurant...

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