October 2, 2019 Issue

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The Best Prime Rib winner for 2019 is Bully’s East Prime Bistro Sports Bar. Read more

Best of San Diego

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Photo by Michael Gardiner

As the name would suggest, the food at Sichuan City is, like that of Spicy Hut before it, Sichuan. The flavor profiles lean toward the hot and spicy along with contrasting sweet and sour flavors. Read more

The World Fare

Are hard seltzers the Miata in the mid-life crisis of breweries? Or, is there something awesome about this product that the rest of us beer drinkers are missing? Read more

Wort Mentioning

The best of the best of this week's beer- and wine-related festivities. Read more

Food & Drink

Here are our picks this week in the areas of art, books, comedy, film, food and drink, music, performance and more. Read more

Short List Event Picks

Mark Haines, the protagonist of Patrick Coleman’s debut novel “The Churchgoer,” published earlier this year by Harper Collins, doesn’t have a lot going for him. The disgraced pastor has lost everything: his church, his family, and his reputation. Read more

The Floating Library

Cameron Crowe’s stage-musical adaptation of his 2000 film “Almost Famous” is ebullient, joyous and warm, shining a strobe light not only on his youthful (he was 15) pursuit of a career as a music journalist. Read more


Tim Allen’s not trying to spark debate; he’s peddling confirmation bias. Particularly because for many, “Last Man Standing” (and others like it) is the only interaction folks have with a person of another race or differing ideology. Read more

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Takashi Miike's newest flick, "First Love," is a high-energy genre hodgepodge about a terminally ill boxer who finds purpose by protecting a runaway call girl. "Joker," "Are You Afraid of the Dark?" and more also open in theaters this week. Read more


From Harry Potter trivia to soul and R&B singer Raveena, check out these 15 local events this week. Read more

Short List Event Picks

Until now, arguably the largest hurdle to success in the cannabis industry has been the lack of banking options available to cannabis companies. Read more



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Futuristic will bring his show to North Park’s Soda Bar at 9 p.m. Saturday, October 5. Read more

Music Feature

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Jon McLaughlin will visit Music Box for a seated show to support his instrumental piano album, “Mood,” on Tuesday, October 8. Read more

Music Feature

Ingrid Michaelson, whose ninth album, "Stranger Songs," is inspired by the Netflix series "Stranger Things," will kick off her tour at The Observatory North Park on October 3. Read more

Music Feature


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Chef Jose “JoJo” Ruiz’s passion is pulled from fresh catches and local ingredients. Leading the kitchen at the Hotel Del Coronado’s Lionfish and Serẽa, Ruiz prides himself on working face to face with San Diego fishermen, and using raw ocean flavors. Read more

Food & Drink