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Best of 2015

BEST Accounting Firm San Diego Tax Man Honorable Mention : Invictus Advisors, Lindsay & Brownell, LLP, Gatto Pope and Walwick, Blum and Clarke BEST Beach in San Diego County</stro... more

Oct 14, 2015 12:00 AM Special Issues

BEST Bagel Shop Crown Point Coffee Honorable Mention : Brooklyn Bagel Company, Big City Bagel, Mess Royale Poutine and Bagels, PL Bagels BEST Bakery Bread & Cie</p... more

Oct 14, 2015 12:00 AM Special Issues

BEST Auto Repair Shop Lee’s Auto Repair Honorable Mention : British Car Repair, Smitty’s Service, Boulevard Automotive, The Pit Stop BEST Car Wash Body Beautiful ... more

Oct 14, 2015 12:00 AM Special Issues

BEST Antique Shop Ocean Beach Antique Mall Honorable Mention: La Mesa Antique Mall, India Street Antiques, Antique Warehouse, Ark Antiques BEST Arts & Crafts Store Artist & Craftsman more

Oct 14, 2015 12:00 AM Special Issues

BEST Annual San Diego Music Event Adams Avenue Street Fair Honorable Mention : Gator by the Bay, San Diego Symphony Summer Pops, San Diego Jazz Festival, CRSSD Fest BEST CD / Record Store (Ne... more

Oct 14, 2015 12:00 AM Special Issues

BEST Bar to Play Pool Silver Fox Honorable Mention : The Alibi, Bluefoot Bar & Lounge, Jolt’n Joe’s, Society Billiards Cafe & Bar BEST Beach Bar Wonderland... more

Oct 14, 2015 12:00 AM Special Issues

Stepping into the North Park location, I was comforted by a wall of distorted post-punk. "Is this Destruction Unit?" I asked, nearly giddy. It was. more

Oct 13, 2015 12:00 AM Special Issues

It's easy to get stuck in the assumption that Mission Hills doesn't exist beyond Washington Street. That's where the bars, restaurants and M Theory Records are. more

Oct 13, 2015 12:00 AM Special Issues

Pata Negra (1657 Garnet Ave.) is a little tienda selling food, wine and other tasty Spanish goods. It's next door to its sister restaurant, Costa Brava, another Pacific Beach gem. more

Oct 13, 2015 12:00 AM Special Issues

I’d been to enough buffet dinners sponsored by the San Diego Press Club to know better than to spotlight this old place on Harbor Island. Tom Ham’s Lighthouse (2150 Harbor Island Dr.) first opened more

Oct 13, 2015 12:00 AM Special Issues

San Diego isn't always kind to cyclists. While bicycling advocacy within the city has strengthened—due, in large part, to the tireless work of BikeSD and progressive city government—we still have some ways to go before it becomes a city for... more

Oct 13, 2015 12:00 AM Special Issues

Previously in the heart of Normal Heights, now on its fringe (3220 Adams Ave.), what Villainous Lair Comics has lost in central location, it has made up in size and, most importantly, maintained in personality. more

Oct 13, 2015 12:00 AM Special Issues

Narvalo Ice Cream & Gelato (2205 S. Melrose Dr.), way deep in suburban Vista, is a charming little family-run shop serving ice cream, imported Italian gelato and air conditioning. more

Oct 13, 2015 12:00 AM Special Issues

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When it comes to waterfalls that just happen to be legally off-limits and surrounded by an array of graffiti-ridden boulders, it's hard to top Adobe Falls. more

Oct 13, 2015 12:00 AM Special Issues

The new Copley-Price Family YMCA in City Heights (4300 El Cajon Blvd.) is unlike any gym experience I've ever had. more

Oct 13, 2015 12:00 AM Special Issues

I saw Joan Rivers perform at Harrah’s Resort Southern California (777 Valley Center Road). It was less than two months before she died, and the former Queen of Mean pretty much filled Harrah’s 23,000-square-foot Events Center. more

Oct 13, 2015 12:00 AM Special Issues

Stepping into the place, it’s hard to get over how small the space is, but North Park real estate ain’t cheap these days. Still, the owner has packed in a nice amount of cool swag, including clothes, sneakers, toys and bags. more

Oct 13, 2015 12:00 AM Special Issues

To find the San Pasqual Battlefield State Historic Park in Escondido (15808 San Pasqual Valley Road), you have to really want to get there. more

Oct 12, 2015 12:00 AM Special Issues