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The Zombie Ball Oct 31, 2014 A benefit gala featuring live performances, costume contests, complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks, plus a zombie-themed dessert buffet. All proceeds go to Mo`olelo Performing Arts Company. 79 other events on Friday, October 31
 
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Tuesday, January 15,2013
Retro Issue

Need a fix?

Where to go in San Diego to get your vintage goods repaired

By Kelly Davis
Living in Boston for three years, I learned about "spring coats"—those that are perfect for temperatures in the 50s and 60s. In other words, Boston's spring coats are San Diego's winter coats. 
Monday, January 14,2013
Cocktail Tales

Adventures in retro cocktailing

Lessons learned from an obscure 1941 recipe book called ‘Here’s How’

By Kelly Davis
With this issue of CityBeat having a retro focus, I was at a loss as to what to write about. No, really. Retro cocktails are pretty much all I’ve been writing about in this space.
Wednesday, January 9,2013
News

Checking in on the Check-In Center

Homeless-service provider is still looking for a home

By Kelly Davis
It’s a chilly January morning, and Danny McCray’s gloved hands are soaking wet from moving rainwater-topped bins at the Check-In Center, where McCray is both ambassador and security guard.
Wednesday, December 26,2012
Cocktail Tales

Alchemy's cocktail alchemists

Blind Tiger provides the how-to for South Park restaurant’s new menu

By Kelly Davis
Ever since I took over this column in April, I’ve wondered: Is there really such a thing as a new cocktail—an idea no one’s tried before?
Wednesday, December 12,2012
News

Food stamps and the politics of exclusion

Behind the effort to remove the ban against drug offenders

By Kelly Davis
Last month, Larry Harvey spent two hours at one of San Diego County’s welfare offices before being called in for an interview with a caseworker, during which he was told that his felony drug-sales conviction would disqualify him.
Wednesday, December 5,2012
Holiday Gift Guide

2012 Holiday Gift Guide

Ten hip and unique gift ideas

By Kelly Davis

Sexy succulents, bicoastal bags, and cool beans are all part of CityBeat's 2012 gift guide. 

Wednesday, December 5,2012
Holiday Gift Guide

Local love

Support artisans and small retailers at these nontraditional shopping events

By Kelly Davis
Green Flash Grand Holiday Marketplace: From 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, Green Flash Brewing (655 Mira Mesa Blvd.) will celebrate the release of its winter Grand Cru amid “a carefully curated selection” of goods from more than 20 local vendors, including jewelry, toys, artisanal food items, stuff for craft-beer lovers and more.
Friday, November 30,2012
Cocktail Tales

Jennifer Queen’s mystery liqueur

The mixologist makes Monello its own vermouth

By Kelly Davis
Jennifer Queen’s stoked about her vermouth. And she should be.
Wednesday, November 21,2012
News

In Bob we trust

Progressives’ wish list for San Diego’s incoming mayor

By Kelly Davis
For this story, CityBeat got in touch with a half-dozen people working in affordable housing, smart growth, environmental protection and social and economic justice who were less than thrilled by Mayor Jerry Sanders’ tenure. We asked what they hope Filner will accomplish.
Friday, November 9,2012
Cocktail Tales

Party time

Cusp and The Pearl roll out winter cocktails while Quality Social mixes up Bloody Marys

By Kelly Davis
I’m writing this the morning after election night, just a bit hung over from celebrating, but not too much so to think about celebrating some more.
 
 
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