June 14, 2017 Issue


Photo by Joseph Mustin

Wonderspaces is neat. Read more

Seen Local 2 Comments


Image courtesy of The New Season of M

Mauro Doñate just got some fresh paint on his favorite shirt, but he doesn’t seem to care. His only objective is to finish a foam sculpture art piece that will be on display at the Weird Hues first year anniversary show on June 17. Read more

Seen Local


Photo by Seth Combs

I reckon if readers are at this point in the feature, they’re likely to be receptive to hearing about the one classic cocktail that actually serves as a relief to drinking too many of the others. Read more

Drink Issue


Photo by Ryan Bradford

If there were a sitcom where all the characters were played by cocktails, then a Mai Tai would play the role of a wacky cousin whom everyone thinks is a little strange until the poignant final moments. Read more

Drink Issue


Photo by Ian Ward

When asked to write about a “classic” cocktail in San Diego, the first one that came to mind was the Manhattan at Dobson’s Bar & Restaurant (956 Broadway Circle). Read more

Drink Issue


Photo by Victoria Davis

Tasting like Rosé wine with a fruit punch zing, the restaurant’s red wine-based sangria is mixed with vodka, apple liqueur, cherry liqueur and seasonal fruits. Read more

Drink Issue


Photo by Rachel Michelle Fernandes

Since the old fashioned is essentially the foundation of all cocktails, it would seem pretty easy to put a twist on it. Read more

Drink Issue


Photo courtesy of Vin De Syrah

Since mojitos first slid onto American bar tops around 1939, bartenders have poured them regardless of the United States’ relationship with Cuba. Read more

Drink Issue


Photo by Amy K. Fellows

It’s not hard to find a mule in San Diego. And maybe more importantly, it’s not hard to find a good mule in San Diego. Read more

Drink Issue


Photo by Seth Combs

This week’s pothole comes from, well, us. We ran into this beaut in our own backyard when we were driving north on the 3700 block of 32nd Street in North Park Read more

Pothole of the Week

Sorry chief, but as a native San Diegan, I rank “jorts” down there with Smokey & the Bandit/Dukes of Hazard fashion tragedy-nightmare transplants from south of the Mason Dixon Line Read more

Letters to the Editor

Longtime readers of CityBeat may remember the series of election columns that ran from 2010 to 2012 titled “Turds & Blossoms.” Read more

From the Editor


Photo illustration by John R. Lamb

Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s foray into force fizzled because: a.) he seems ill-suited for strong-arm tactics, or; b.) labor rules the minds of the San Diego City Council Democratic majority? Read more

Spin Cycle 1 Comments

If you missed it, go back and read my feature on Austin punk/power pop group A Giant Dog, who have some of the best, scruffy hooks in rock music right now. Read more

If I Were U

Three years after its well-received production of Into the Woods at the Old Globe, the Fiasco players are back with an even finer offering, their adaptation of Moliere’s The Imaginary Invalid. Read more


Dawson City: Frozen Time may sound like a time capsule on paper, but it’s something altogether more profound in motion. Read more


Sam Elliott has been a stalwart film performer since the 1970s but is often relegated to supporting roles that highlight his deep voice and stoic stance. Read more


Taurus (April 20 - May 20): What is there to do now that you have drunk every wine, sampled every cheese, and watched every conspiracy theory YouTube video? Read more

Astrologically Unsound

Bars are in my blood. Not because I’m an alcoholic, though I suppose that is debatable. I consulted the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders on this and my conclusion is... probably not? Read more

There She Goz 1 Comments

Anal Trump, which comprises Pinback/Goblin Cock’s Rob Crow and Cattle Decapitation’s Travis Ryan, has issued another new minute-long (and 10-track!) set of jokey grindcore chicanery whose title, seen above, is way too long to have to type twice. Read more

Notes from the Smoking Patio