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Greatest Hits Volume One Apr 18, 2015 From Abba to Judy Garland, the 200-member San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus celebrate 30 years of singing with this special anniversary performance. 99 other events on Saturday, April 18
 
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Normal Heights artist finds market for snarky wares
Cocktail Tales
Jackson Milgaten incorporates classics and finds from his travels
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The second in our series on the artists awarded grants through the Creative Catalyst Fund
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MEAT San Diego event with Dona Esthela and Javier Plascencia
North Fork
Popular Carlsbad spot has its own farm

 

 
 
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Saturday, April 11,2015
North Fork

Masters Kitchen & Cocktail lands with a classy, unfussy splash

Upscale dining room brings craft cocktails to Oceanside’s busy food scene

By Jenny Montgomery
The Oceanside food scene is exploding, and Masters Kitchen & Cocktail has landed with a splash, bringing an upscale dining room and craft cocktails to the neighborhood. But upscale doesn’t mean fussy. 
Friday, March 27,2015
North Fork

Bistro West lacks the “wow” factor

Popular Carlsbad spot has its own farm

By Jenny Montgomery
Occasionally, a restaurant leaves me in a muddle. And not that pleasant muddle that comes from just a bit too much food and the perfect amount of fuzziness from a few cocktails.
Friday, March 13,2015
North Fork

When Pigs Fly BBQ serves up meat in a gas station

Vista upstart is a delicious no-brainer

By Jenny Montgomery
Tucked inside a shiny Chevron on a busy suburban corner of Vista is When Pigs Fly BBQ (1211 E. Vista Way), and its owners hope you'll back away from the Slim Jims and tuck into some brisket.
Friday, February 27,2015
North Fork

Hacienda de Vega has old California style, great food

Escondido fan favorite serves up killer mole fries

By Jenny Montgomery
Hacienda de Vega is one of those San Diego County charmers that feel like they've been there forever. The restaurant (2608 S. Escondido Blvd. in Escondido) has been open for more than a decade, but the hacienda itself dates to the 1930s.
Friday, February 13,2015
North Fork

Inland Tavern: international menu, killer tacos

San Marcos newbie out to up the inland restaurant game

By Jenny Montgomery
San Marcos’ Inland Tavern (1001 W. San Marcos Blvd.) has taken over the former confines of divey Brit bar Penny Lane and turned it into a clean dining room and bar with a coastal feel.
Friday, January 30,2015
North Fork

Hello Betty charms with killer views and fresh eats

Go for the less-traditional at this Oceanside fish house

By Jenny Montgomery
The rooftop bar at Hello Betty Fish House in Oceanside is my new favorite place to gaze at the horizon and pretend that I totally saw the green flash—not to mention you’re perched right over Kelly McGillis’ house in Top Gun, so get ready to have your breath taken away.
Tuesday, January 20,2015
The Family Issue

Guess who’s throwing a tantrum?

8 more eateries that offer to soothe the savage beasts

By Jenny Montgomery
Taking your little ones out to eat can range from a relatively mellow, Cheerio-strewn affair to a hellish nightmare of screams and the judgmental stink eye from fellow diners. 
Friday, January 16,2015
North Fork

Pillbox Tavern feels casual yet polished

Solana Beach hangout excels at wings and American classics

By Jenny Montgomery
I love the beach as much as the next SoCal native, and I yearn for the day I can move just a little closer to the sand. But if I hear “Margaritaville” one more time, I’m going to stick my own head in a blender to see what it will render.
Saturday, January 3,2015
North Fork

At Land & Water Company, the unexpected shines next to the familiar

Sustainable seafood is a passion for this Carlsbad star

By Jenny Montgomery
Fear not, squeamish eaters. This splashy new Carlsbad restaurant (2978 Carlsbad Blvd.) has an incredibly fun menu to explore, with fresh offerings that manage to be comforting as well as creative.
Friday, December 19,2014
North Fork

Local Tap House is the hangout Oceanside needs

Creative gastropub food makes it more than your average bar

By Jenny Montgomery
“Revitalization” might not be the right word when talking about the various interesting eateries popping up around Oceanside, but there’s a brash energy to our county’s northernmost beach town that’s unlike its crunchier neighbors to the south. 
 
 
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