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Surf’s Up Shopping Event Jul 31, 2014 A surf-inspired evening of food, refreshments and shopping. Check out the pop-up shop by surf lifestyle outfitter Aloha Sunday Supply Co., handmade jewelry by Maru Lopez and other local artists. 70 other events on Thursday, July 31
 
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Casa Familiar suffers funding shortfalls and loses two of its three arts-and-culture employees

 

 
 
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Friday, July 18,2014
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Gastronomic globetrotting at Hanna’s Gourmet

University Heights bistro serves a solid Sunday brunch

By Mina Riazi
On Sundays, Hanna’s Gourmet in University Heights is open until 3 p.m., giving late risers a shot at microwave-free nourishment (2864 Adams Ave.).
Thursday, July 3,2014
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Don Carlos offers a burrito bonanza

La Jolla joint serves great fish tacos, too

By Mina Riazi
A La Jolla fixture since 1984, Don Carlos Taco Shop (737 Pearl St.) is a favorite among famished beach-goers and college kids sniffing out cheap, filling eats—oftentimes, they're the same people. 
Friday, June 20,2014
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Acme Kitchen brings Southern flavors to East Village

Terryl Gavre’s newest restaurant makes some mean fried green tomatoes

By Mina Riazi
Acme owner Terryl Gavre also helms Café 222 and Bankers Hill, and her penchant for laid-back elegance has translated to the shoebox-size restaurant.
Friday, June 6,2014
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Yu’s Garden blooms with home-cooked Taiwanese fare

Kearny Mesa eatery chooses tradition over trends

By Mina Riazi
I admire Yu's Garden for understanding its identity and sticking with it. Too many restaurants try blending tradition with trend in a panicked attempt to appear relevant.
Thursday, May 22,2014
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The spice is right at Island Spice Jamaican

Grant Hill eatery serves up heavenly barbecued chicken

By Mina Riazi
The aptly named Island Spice Jamaican Restaurant (2820 Market St. in Grant Hill) doesn't skimp on spices. Even the beef patty—a chubby, golden pastry that looks harmless—packs enough sinus-clearing heat to get you through two colds.
Friday, May 9,2014
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The Yellow Deli: Sandwiches on the balcony

Simple, organic fare is the name of the game at the Vista eatery

By Mina Riazi
The Yellow Deli feels far removed from the rest of Vista. The two-story house sits on a quiet, uncrowded stretch of East Broadway.
Thursday, April 24,2014
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A-Chau rolls out top-notch egg rolls

City Heights restaurant serves ’em up cheap and delicious

By Mina Riazi
It didn't take long for me to learn what the main attraction is at A-Chau in City Heights. When it was my turn to order, I sheepishly stammered that I didn't know what to pick. A guy next to me paused from double-knotting his takeout bag and blurted two words: "egg rolls."
Friday, April 11,2014
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Robata-ya Oton: home-style Japanese fare in Kearny Mesa

Go for the green-tea pudding

By Mina Riazi
There are no California rolls at Robata-ya Oton. For dessert, don't expect tempura-fried green-tea ice cream drizzled with chocolate sauce and dressed with a paper umbrella. 
Friday, March 21,2014
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Ariana Kabob House’s menu is more diverse than its décor

Scripps Ranch mom-and-pop shop delivers Afghan home cooking

By Mina Riazi
Well into its seventh year in Scripps Ranch, Ariana Kabob House shares a colorless strip mall with the usual suspects: a Pizza Hut, a donut shop and a smattering of medical offices.
Friday, March 7,2014
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Hake Restaurant & Bar goes beyond your average brasserie

La Jolla newcomer serves seafood in a subterranean setting

By Mina Riazi
For folks whose pockets run deep, downtown La Jolla provides a wealth of dining options. White-tablecloth restaurants like Nine-Ten and George's at the Cove prevail in the posh seaside neighborhood,
 
 
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