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Wednesday, January 16,2013
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Jarod Farver works it

How the abstract painter pushed his career forward

By Amy T. Granite
If Jarod Farver has a skill—other than painting—that’s getting him places, it’s being a people person. After moving to San Diego four years ago, the abstract artist got his name and work out there by spending an equal amount of time networking.
Wednesday, January 16,2013
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Tattoo artists abandon skin at ‘Toe the Line’

Planet Rooth Design Haus will party with local ink masters

By Amy T. Granite
Maybe it’s the relatively warm weather, or maybe it’s that body art has penetrated the mainstream, but San Diego is covered with ink, and artists of varying backgrounds are answering the demand. 
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, January 15,2013
Retro Issue

Stardust Donut Shop is a way of life

There’s a hole at the Imperial Beach institution, 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.
Monday, January 14,2013
Grubby Bitch

The old soul of Harry’s Coffee Shop

La Jolla institution serves diner fare that’ll touch your heart

By Amy T. Granite
A visit to Harry’s Coffee Shop reminded me of many of the reasons why I love the blue-col-lar food beat. The family-owned, classic diner has been around since 1960, with Harry’s sons continuing to operate it much the same way, I’d imagine, that their father did during his lifetime.
Wednesday, January 9,2013
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Don’t plop down on Erin Dace Behling’s furniture

Concrete is the designer’s current material of choice

By Amy T. Granite
Erin Dace Behling grapples with how to label herself: artist, designer or craftsperson? The materials she uses change the function of otherwise familiar pieces of furniture; you wouldn’t want to plop down on her bench or circular settee, because what appears to be tufted material is actually concrete.
Wednesday, January 9,2013
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Two art shows this weekend

Musical heroes in Little Italy and an Art-A-Thon in Escondido

By Amy T. Granite
Kristina Micotti’s finely detailed illustration of a character she named “Captain Hook”—whose wild beard is composed of tangled fishing hooks—caught CityBeat art director Adam Vieyra’s eye before it wound up on our July 25 cover.
Wednesday, January 2,2013
Grubby Bitch

Leave these lame food trends in 2012

A Grubby farewell to another year in food

By Amy T. Granite
In lieu of new beginnings, here are seven drinking ’n’ dining trends to recycle along with 2012’s Christmas tree
Wednesday, January 2,2013
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Paul Drohan's new style

A challenging concept builds character

By Amy T. Granite
Where do artists get their ideas? In past Seen Local columns, some have credited their vivid dreams, while others said it's just a matter of sitting down and following where their mood or gut leads them. But what about pieces that demand tedium?
Wednesday, January 2,2013
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Art that'll give you whiplash

‘Troublesome’ exhibit to turn Quint into a funhouse

By Amy T. Granite
Some art demands attention to the point of involuntary quadruple-takes...
 
 
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