August 2, 2017 Issue


Photo courtesy of Stone Brewing

Escondido is only home to three craft breweries: Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens, Escondido Brewing Company and Jacked Up Brewery. Read more

Final Draught


Photo by Torrey Bailey

Every parent forces their kid to clean their plates at some point and, with each bite, instills revulsion for said forced food. Read more

Food Issue


Photo courtesy of Spin Nightclub

Over the years, Colt and his team have made alterations both big and small, including revamping the sound system and reshaping the dance floor. Read more

About Last Night


Photo by Jim Cox

Like so many new comedies for the theater these days, this one is perhaps 10 to 15 minutes too long, but the merriment of this show’s merry men—and women—is contagious. Read more



Photo by Seth Combs

Millennial Pink, a new group show that runs through Sept. 3 at the San Diego Art Institute, explores the “evolution of queer aesthetics.” Read more

Seen Local


Photo courtesy of @gumisforlovers

Last month, a surveillance video at Los Angeles’ pop-up gallery 14th Factory went viral after a woman’s selfie attempt caused $200,000 in damages. Read more

Seen Local


Photo illustration by John Lamb

I’m in the race,” Kersey said emphatically. “Sacramento impacts our daily lives, and we need people up in Sacramento who have proven records of bipartisan problem-solving. And that’s what I’ve done on the City Council for the last five years.” Read more

Spin Cycle

Make no mistake: This is a smoking gun. One that will likely result in (we hope) resignations by SANDAG’s leadership and a complete overhaul in their economic forecast systems. Read more

From the Editor

This week’s pothole comes from staff writer Jamie Ballard, who noticed this peninsular atrocity near her neighbors’ house on Dorothy Drive near SDSU. Read more

Pothole of the Week


All photos by Torrey Bailey unless otherwise noted

Over the past couple of years, Kearny Mesa has worked hard to rebrand itself. Historically, the neighborhood was more known for office complexes, car dealerships and worn-down Asian restaurants. Read more


I just wanted to write and tell you thank you for your op-ed regarding San Diego County Gun Owners and the “special day” bestowed upon them by city council. Read more

Letters to the Editor

Indeed, authority figures don’t own Detroit. It’s a film that belongs solely to the people who are fed up with the status quo and continue to demand better. Read more


Gillian Robespierre, who previously collaborated with Slate on the excellent Obvious Child, further proves herself to be a deft chronicler of prickly characters in transition. Read more



Photo by Ian Ward

I had first heard about the cocktail from one of the chefs at Addison. He had described it as “the single best cocktail” he’d ever had, having tried it at an event put on at the upstairs loft of The Lion’s Share. Read more

Anatomy of a Cocktail Scene

When members of Retox and The Locust first announced they were teaming up with former Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo to form a thrashy new hardcore band called Dead Cross, every indication suggested the band would be pretty intense. Read more

Notes from the Smoking Patio

Local hip-hop artist Jack King, better known under his stage name Parker Edison, has established a new art collective called Meridien Art. Read more

Notes from the Smoking Patio

It seems like a small miracle that Swirlies never broke up. Founded in Boston in 1990, the shoegaze group has gone through several periods of inactivity, the longest being from 2003 to 2009  when they neither toured nor released any new music. Read more

Music Feature

Amigo the Devil’s gothic murder-folk is inspired by the likes of Johnny Cash and Nick Cave, with songs that range from the gloomy to the explicitly macabre. Read more

If I Were U


Photo by Father Joe’s Villages

There’s been a lot of talk when it comes to the increasingly scary plight of our city’s homeless population. Much of it, sadly, has been just that: talk. Read more

Short List Event Picks

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On Saturday, August 5th, Pillars of the Community as well as Sutton, Aaron Harvey and others, will be offering a free, one-day conference to tackle this issue. Read more

Backwards & in High Heels