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San Diego Sriracha Festival Sep 20, 2014 The Sriracha Cookbook and Food GPS spotlights the world's most iconic hot sauce with multiple stations featuring a variety of Sriracha-themed dishes, including desserts. There will also be local craft beer, cocktails, sodas, iced coffee and iced tea help tame the heat. 91 other events on Saturday, September 20
 
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Wednesday, November 21,2012
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Omar Lopez’s motorcycle photo booth

Tintype-photography project ‘Relampago’ hits the road

By Amy T. Granite
Relámpago is Spanish for “lightning,” and it’s also what Omar Lopez has named his series of tintype portraits that document what he refers to as “the game”
Wednesday, November 21,2012
Arts & Culture feature

A Ship in the Woods embarks on a limitless journey

Alternative arts venue in Del Mar will eventually need a new home

By Amy T. Granite
Down in the canyon, a gust of wind swept under the cargo parachute hanging from the tall trees, causing the side nearest Kiersten Puusemp and RJ Brooks to blow open.
Friday, November 16,2012
Grubby Bitch

Minh Ky Takeout pairs best with the couch

The secret ingredient at this City Heights joint, apparently, is ketchup

By Amy T. Granite
Chinese restaurants are fine places to eat, but sweet and sour pork pairs so much better with the couch. Chicken chow mein just tastes better when my feet are up and the bathrobe is on.
Wednesday, November 14,2012
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Michelle D. Ferrera’s emotion-packed artwork

Pencil-on-wood drawings reflect good times and bad

By Amy T. Granite
Michelle D. Ferrera’s artwork mirrors her emotional state. Whether she’s happy or miserable, she’ll take a series of self-portraits and use one as a frame of reference to begin drawing on wood that she buys from the scrap bin at Home Depot.
Wednesday, November 14,2012
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I got pranked by Ube-Wan Kenobi

Street artist’s fake flyer frazzles a gallery owner and nearly pulls one over on CityBeat

By Amy T. Granite
Last week, street artist Ube-Wan Kenobi emailed me a flyer for an upcoming solo show, which he called “Sticky Situations,” at McNabb Martin Contemporary Art in Little Italy.
Wednesday, November 7,2012
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Marc Sandoval’s work inside Gang Kitchen

Urban pop art decorates Downtown Asian eatery

By Amy T. Granite
Seven years ago, Marc Sandoval interviewed for a bartending job at Basic in East Village, and he left feeling pretty sure that he wouldn’t get a call back.
Wednesday, November 7,2012
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Abridged Gallery’s different view

Dennis Covey has a new studio and salon concept

By Amy T. Granite
When the San Diego Reader bought the Art Union Building on 23rd Street and Broadway in Golden Hill, its artist tenants were forced to move out.
Friday, November 2,2012
Grubby Bitch

Giorgino's burly Egg Roll

Eat it for breakfast and then go back to bed

By Amy T. Granite
I stopped reading the menu at “Pork Roll.” For some reason, it made me laugh. Not knowing what to expect, I ordered one, because, really—how bad could a sandwich be with a name like “Pork Roll”?
Wednesday, October 31,2012
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Lauren Siry embarks with Eighteen o Five Gallery

How the 24-year-old artist is making it work

By Amy T. Granite
At 23 years old, Lauren Siry has an unusual workload—interning at Downtown’s Meyer Fine Art while running her own gallery, Eighteen o Five, which opened last June in Little Italy.
Wednesday, October 31,2012
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Kelsey Brookes gets trippy

Scientist-turned-artist will take you to a happy place with ‘Serotonin; Happiness and Spiritual States’

By Amy T. Granite
Kelsey Brookes is putting the finishing, trippy touches on paintings for Serotonin; Happiness and Spiritual States, his second solo show in San Diego that opens from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at Quint Contemporary Art in La Jolla (7547 Girard Ave.).
 
 
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