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Blazing Saddles Aug 27, 2014 Mel Brooks skewers the western in hilarious fashion, upending racial and social stereotypes through comedy. 62 other events on Wednesday, August 27
 
News
How one case study could potentially transform City Heights
News
Former customs agent got more than seven years for smuggling drugs and people into the U.S., but mysterious events are raising questions about the government’s prosecution
Film
Joe Swanberg’s new independent film starring Anna Kendrick leads our rundown of movies screening around town
Editorial
Formal complaint against the Probation Department shows how far local juvenile-detention practices are out of the mainstream
The Floating Library
What inspired me as I wrote my first novel

 

 
 
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Wednesday, July 6,2011
Food & Drink

Flavor fave

Flavor Del Mar impresses palates, not wallets

So, I’ve entered an interesting new phase as a food writer. I’m now a pregnant food writer.
Tuesday, June 28,2011
Food & Drink

Lucky star

Vietnamese and Thai delights at City Heights’ 777 Noodle House

By Jenny Montgomery
In City Heights, 777 Noodle House serves dishes from Vietnam and Thailand, and though those countries are quite a ways south from Japan, following your nose through the front doors of the noodle house evokes many of the shared flavors of the region.
Monday, June 20,2011
Food & Drink

Market sophistication

Annel & Drew’s Kitchen serves quality fare in creative locations

By Jenny Montgomery
Pop-up restaurants are now a huge part of many of the larger markets around San Diego County. One of the stars feeding the masses is Annel & Drew’s Kitchen.
Tuesday, June 14,2011
Food & Drink

Pizza haven

A little Connecticut in North Park

By Jenny Montgomery
Until the likes of Basic landed in our neck of the woods, did anyone know there was such a thing as New Haven-style pizza?
Tuesday, June 7,2011
Food & Drink

Terra nova

Former Hillcrest farm-to-table fave finds a new home in La Mesa

By Jenny Montgomery
I can’t imagine Terra’s loyal fans not following the fare just a bit farther east; the food is that good.
Wednesday, June 1,2011
Food & Drink

Pigs in space

Tre Porcellini traffics in modern yet familiar Italian flavors

By Jenny Montgomery
The decadent Mac & Cheese Risotto appetizer—a steaming and savory rice pudding— is a bowl of the most seductive porridge I’ve ever eaten.
Wednesday, May 25,2011
Food & Drink

The golden child

Himalayan Cuisine offers exoticism in an unlikely spot

By Jenny Montgomery
Upon entering the modest dining room, you’ll be greeted with a friendly “Namaste” by the brightly attired staff, complete with traditional Nepalese hat, or dhaka topi.
Tuesday, May 17,2011
Food & Drink

Get sauced

Brett’s BBQ fills your belly with tasty smoked meats

By Jenny Montgomery
I realize that when people talk about “good barbecue,” the debate gets very passionate and sweaty and twangy. Some like tomato-based sauces, some like bases of vinegar and others want no sauce at all.
Wednesday, May 11,2011
Summer guide

Summer Guide 2011

Choose your own summer adventure

By Alex Zaragoza, Kelly Davis, Kinsee Morlan, Sammi Skolmoski, Carissa Casares, Jenny Montgomery, Sasha Orman, Kaitlin Perry, Anders Wright, Martin Jones Westlin, Jim Ruland, Dave Maass
We’ve taken a few pages from the Choose Your Own Adventure books that inspired us as kids and present our stab at interactive fiction. Here’s how it works: Start reading and whenever you’re presented with a choice, jump to the section with the corresponding number. And now, let the adventure begin:
Tuesday, May 3,2011
Food & Drink

Whole-hog happy hour

Quality Social has a friendly vibe and sophisticated bar food

By Jenny Montgomery
Quality Social calls itself “A bar. With food,” which is a no-duh description, yet it somehow perfectly nails what it’s doing.
 
 
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