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Wednesday, June 20,2012
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The Spot Gallery exposes reality

These photography-show participants don’t need color

By Amy T. Granite
When a photo appears in black and white, there’s little else to focus on besides the subject. A group of 20 professional and amateur photographers will show work that’s free from the distraction of color at The Spot Gallery’s Black and White Photography Show, opening from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, June 23.
Tuesday, June 19,2012
Drink Issue

San Diego bartenders’ travel tales

Local drink crafters share the foreign inspirations for their one-of-a-kind cocktails

By Amy T. Granite
To sit in front of any of these bartenders is a real treat—and not just because of the dynamic drinks they pour. Their passion for flavor and cutting-edge technique is inspired by the countries they’ve traveled to, and the stories they’ve shared prove it.
Tuesday, June 19,2012
Drink Issue

St. Germain’s elderflower liqueur creates a bouquet of local drinks

Four places to get excellent cocktails made with the French import

By Amy T. Granite
The word “perfumey” doesn’t conjure up thoughts of a pleasant drinking experience—as much as it does flashbacks of Mom washing your mouth out with soup—but the elderflower cocktail breaks the mold.
Wednesday, June 13,2012
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The Lost Abbey’s blasphemous tales

San Diego brewing company graces its bottle labels with Sean Dominguez’s devilish art

By Amy T. Granite
How does a craft-beer company stand out in a city where it’s up against 50-something others? Judging by The Lost Abbey’s beer labels, the answer is: with a paintbrush.
Wednesday, June 13,2012
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Dan Jones give junk a second chance

Artist’s dieselpunk Tinkerbots are on view in Oceanside and Balboa Park

By Amy T. Granite
Like most boys, Dan Jones is obsessed with robots, laser guns and building things. But even though he considers himself a big kid, Jones has plenty of responsibilities—like balancing a fulltime job as a post-office clerk with a rigorous junk-collecting schedule and finding the time to create Tinkerbots.
Monday, June 11,2012
Grubby Bitch

Frozen treats that will drive you loco at Neveria Tocumbo

You may never want to leave this Chollas View establishment

By Amy T. Granite
If a spicy sundae sounds like the work of a prankster who swapped the contents of a strawberry-syrup bottle with hot sauce, think again; the mangoneada is a traditional Mexican treat.
Wednesday, June 6,2012
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An app for finding local art

It’s one of four funded projects merging art with science

The San Diego Visual Arts Network (SDVAN) announced in late May the four teams of artists and scientists who’ll receive a total of $30,000 in grant money to begin working on cross-disciplinary projects as part of the DNA of Creativity Program.
Wednesday, May 30,2012
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Hillcrest captured on a coffee table

Photographer Thomas Graff points lens away from touristy places for new book

By Amy T. Granite
Shortly after moving from the Midwest to Hillcrest in 2010, multimedia artist Thomas Graff responded to an ad on craigslist posted by Olivier Dalle. At the time, Dalle was searching for a photographer to shoot scenes for his second self-published coffee-table book in a series profiling San Diego’s neighborhoods.
Wednesday, May 30,2012
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‘Manor House Quarterly’ breaks free from the pages

Former Point Loma Nazarene students will interpret publication live at 3rdSpace

By Amy T. Granite
Manor House Quarterly takes a theme and then pairs visual artists’ work—some curated, some commissioned—and places it alongside poems, short stories and in-depth interviews with contributing artists.
Tuesday, May 29,2012
Grubby Bitch

Bring your own wet wipes to El Gallito Tortas Ahogadas

This Chula Vista food truck stays put—and its delicious fare requires a spoon

By Amy T. Granite
There are trucks that were around before the Food Network deemed it a hot trend, and El Gallito Tortas Ahogadas is one of ’em. I’ll happily drive south for one of its authentic Guadalajaran sandwiches.
 
 
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