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Lester Bangs Memorial Reading Oct 21, 2014 Grossmont faculty and alumni writers, along with special guests, read their original works of poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction in tribute to “America’s Greatest Rock Critic.” In Room 220 of Building 26. 54 other events on Tuesday, October 21
 
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Epic San Diego Museum of Art exhibition promises a textbook lesson in the evolution of modern works
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Kevin Faulconer’s likely to tack left on sustainability
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Adaptation of Patricia Highsmith novel tops our coverage of movies screening around town
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With few specifics on who they were looking for, officers held the wrong man at gunpoint
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Steve Martin and Edie Brickell’s musical leads our rundown of local plays

 

 
 
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Tuesday, January 15,2013
Food & Drink

A way of life

There’s a hole at iconic Stardust Donut Shop, but the fryer’s still on

By Amy T. Granite
There isn’t anywhere to sit at Stardust Donut Shop in Imperial Beach. From inside, 69-year-old Cliff Arnold waits on customers as they walk up to the little stand’s window and choose what they want from the modest selection of cult favorites like cinnamon rolls topped with peanuts.
Tuesday, August 21,2012
Food & Drink

Memorable wads of wisdom from our food writers

Ten excerpts that made us laugh and drool

By Kelly Davis
In the last decade, CityBeat’s food writers have hit up fancy spots, holes-in-the-wall, authentic ethnic eateries and even strip clubs (see below) in the hopes of turning readers on to the best places to eat or (we hope) offering constructive criticism to restaurants that miss the mark.
Monday, March 26,2012
Food & Drink

Fun at Bunz

Mission Valley spot serves top-shelf burgers and hot dogs

By Jenny Montgomery
Build your own burger or choose from one of the creations they’ve already dreamed up for you.
Monday, March 19,2012
Food & Drink

Bo’s Seafood is fresh and honest

Check out the best fish and chips outside of England

By Jenny Montgomery
There’s something timeless and humble about a fish sandwich, and with the recent uptick in fast-and-fresh fish houses in San Diego, there’s no shortage of variations to try.
Monday, March 12,2012
Food & Drink

Hello to Santee’s Via Moto

Standouts include house-made mozzarella and a well-balanced panini

By Jenny Montgomery
I was pleased to discover the cavernous confines of Via Moto in Santee. The sprawl of Mission Gorge Road may not be the hippest of locales, but if you’re looking for something tasty that starts with the letter “p,” be it pizza, panini or pasta, this is the place in East County.
Monday, March 5,2012
Food & Drink

Puesto change-o!

Mexican street food arrives in La Jolla

By Jenny Montgomery
In terms of layout and dining style, imagine the fanciest Chipotle you’ve ever been to—with far tastier eats.
Monday, February 27,2012
Food & Drink

Will Hinotez rise to Yakitori Yakyudori status?

Sister restaurant of popular Kearny Mesa Asian grill shows promise

By Amy T. Granite
Less than a mile away and triple Yakitori’s size, Hinotez exudes more of a restaurant vibe than that of a boisterous izakaya (Japanese for “pub”).
Monday, February 20,2012
Food & Drink

Dim sum off the beaten path

Rancho Bernardo’s Pearl is one of San Diego’s better spots for the Chinese tradition

By Marie Tran-McCaslin
Over the years, I’ve found that San Diego’s dim sum options aren’t plentiful, but there are some lesser-known gems.
Monday, February 13,2012
Food & Drink

There’s a reason Tapas Picasso’s been around for 20 years

Happy hour makes the Hillcrest spot’s Spanish small plates and sangria even better

By Amy T. Granite
The narrow, humble space is warm with colorful art and lively patrons equally engaged in food, drink and conversation.
Monday, February 6,2012
Food & Drink

Albie’s Beef Inn is the restaurant time forgot

Mission Valley spot is the essence of retro cool

It’s best to leave your craft-cocktailing, farm-to-tabling, dining predispositions at the door and enjoy the no-frills meat-and-booze den for what it is
 
 
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