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cocktailsforweb
May 24 2013
It would be generous to say that grappa's an acquired taste. A byproduct of wine (made from the stems, seeds and skins of grapes), it's got a smell best described as "highly flammable."
news1
May 15 2013
Two weeks ago, on a Monday morning, Robin Reid's doctor called. The breast cancer she'd been diagnosed with almost six years ago-that had already spread to her bones and liver-had metastasized to her brain
cocktailsforweb2
May 3 2013
There's more to summer cocktails than a paper umbrella, fruit spear and rum. Not that there's anything wrong with those things, especially when the fruit spear's soaked in rum
004_4
May 1 2013
While his death raises questions about how jails house-and protect-their most vulnerable inmates, the last several months of Russell Hartsaw's life offer a glimpse at man who was perhaps beyond help but...
news
April 24 2013
Ten men and one woman hung themselves in San Diego County jails during the last six years. They used socks or sheets, stringing handmade nooses from sinks, doors and bunks
news1
April 17 2013
Lack of close monitoring is a thread that runs through the jail system's addiction-related deaths
4-17 cocktails
April 12 2013
Saltbox bar manager Ali Terrill hit on a gem of an idea with Wells Done Well, a newish cocktail program at the Hotel Palomar bar (1047 Fifth Ave., Downtown). It's a small menu of classics-Manhattan,...
foodkelly
April 2 2013
Dozens of restaurants have opened in the year since our last food issue-more than we could possibly list here. So, we went down the list of newcomers and picked one that opened each month
news
March 27 2013
Bernard Joseph Victorianne was a 28-year-old black male with a ticking time bomb in his stomach. Victorianne was arrested on Sept. 12, 2012, less than two blocks from the San Diego Police Department's...
news1
Feb. 27 2013
Carol Murphy guesses she was turned away from roughly 60 apartments before finding the one where she currently lives with her 16-year-old daughter.
cocktailsforweb
Feb. 25 2013
Polite Provisions is the newest venture by Arsalun Tafazoli (Neighborhood, Noble Experiment, Craft & Commerce, Underbelly); its theme-old-school soda fountain-stops short of being kitschy
bonus
Feb. 13 2013
It's been more than a year since residents of San Diego Square heard there was a buyer for their building, and it'll be another year before the sale's finalized
scout1web
Feb. 8 2013
When you've been married for double-digit years, Valentine's Day is merely Feb. 14. Wait-scratch that. When you've been married for double-digit years, every day is Valentine's Day
cocktails
Feb. 1 2013
"You haven't had the Arch Nemesis," Brian Divine says. I'm at The Propagandist, the bar whose spicy Mango en Fuego cocktail I fell in love with almost a year ago. Divine flips off a bottle...
news1
Jan. 30 2013
Initially used to treat alcohol addiction, in 2010, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Vivitrol's use for opiate addiction. It's what's referred to as an opioid antagonist, meaning that...
seen1
Jan. 23 2013
The sound of blips and bleeps provided background noise for Brian DeLeon's phone chat with CityBeat last week. He was at his day job, he explained, in the testing room of the slot-machine company...
news
Jan. 16 2013
Nothing gets a populist's blood boiling like stories of political favors being doled out to people with money and power. And Mayor Bob Filner told a good one at a Hillcrest Town Council meeting on Jan....
retro-kelly
Jan. 15 2013
Living in Boston for three years, I learned about "spring coats"-those that are perfect for temperatures in the 50s and 60s. In other words, Boston's spring coats are San Diego's winter coats.
cocktails
Jan. 14 2013
With this issue of CityBeat having a retro focus, I was at a loss as to what to write about. No, really. Retro cocktails are pretty much all I've been writing about in this space
bonus
Jan. 9 2013
It's a chilly January morning, and Danny McCray's gloved hands are soaking wet from moving rainwater-topped bins at the Check-In Center, where McCray is both ambassador and security guard

Calendar

  • Visit one of the 70 participating restaurants, bars, coffeehouses and nightclubs in town on this night and 25 to 50 percent of sales will go to local HIV/AIDS services and prevention programs. 
  • Anthony Bernal and Chris Ward, who are vying to replace Todd Gloria on the San Diego City Council, will discuss urban issues, such as parking, homelessness and new developments
  • The new exhibition designed by Dave Ghilarducci is made from hundreds of rolls of packing tape and bound together by layers of plastic shrink-wrap. Visitors can navigate their way through cocoon-like passageways...
  • The renowned Mexican black and white photographer presents an exhibition exploring the principal themes within three groups: "Bestiarium"," Fantastic Women" and "Silent Natures."
  • Presented by Pacific Arts Movement, the sixth annual mini film fest features 14 film programs from 10 countries that includes everything from docs to romantic tearjerkers. See website for full lineup and...
  • The San Diego County Bike Coalition hosts this monthly bike-in happy hour event to get biking residents involved in their communities and discuss bike projects planned for that specific community
  • Debunk some of the stereotypes surrounding cannibalism at this new exhibition that takes a hands-on approach to the subject. Includes video games and interactive activities where patrons will have to decide...
  • So Say We All's monthly storytelling night features stories about those jobs we took because we had to take a job. Featured readers include Allison Gauss, Annmarie Houghtailing, Cecile Estelle, and more
  • Artists from the all-abstracts group show will talk about their work and techniques. Artists include Edwin Nutting, Danielle Nelisse, Leah Pantea, Lenore Simon, and more
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