Dining
Nick’s at the Beach closes its doors after 18 years
After 18 years of business in the Pacific Beach area, Nick’s At the Beach (809 Thomas Ave.) shuttered its doors for good on Dec. 1. But the location will not be vacant for long after the owners of ...
Jan 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Patio regulars have no need to fear chilly winter weather
Those who love to frequent The Patio on Lamont Street but are inclined to stay inside on cool or wet winter days can rest assured their favorite eatery has them covered, so to speak. The Patio rece...
Dec 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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For Pacific Beach restaurant owner, the American Dream is alive and well
For anyone who was convinced the American Dream was dead, pay a visit to John Gelastopoulos. He is living proof that the American promised land of the 20th century is not lost — it’s just not easy ...
Dec 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Shores looks to be next destination for local restaurateur
Village restaurateur George Hauer met with La Jolla Shores residents recently to announce his intent to convert part of the former Shores Market space at 2259 Avenida de la Playa into a Mexican res...
Nov 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Truckstop fills empty Eggery patrons’ bellies
The Eggery, Etc., a longtime staple of the Pacific Beach restaurant scene that went out of business this summer, was reborn under new ownership and management as Truckstop on Nov. 1. “When local re...
Nov 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Beach communities’ taps flow with plenty of options
With Oktoberfest still fresh in the everyone’s mind and with San Diego Beer Week fast approaching Nov. 1-10, it’s a good time to take a look at the thriving beer culture in the county, particularly...
Oct 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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It’s all Greek to me: Appolonia Bistro and Café Athena
It was like touching history. Every time I visited Athens, Greece, I felt overwhelmed by its antiquity. In my mind’s eye, I visualized Socrates sitting in a corner, debating, educating the youth of...
Oct 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Papa Luna’s offers an Argentinean alternative to typical finger food
Argentine-style, pastry-like emp-anadas are the featured menu item at Papa Luna’s at 1404 Garnet Ave. and the latest culinary craze catching on in Pacific Beach. A Latin American delicacy with Euro...
Sep 30, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Diego’s serves up a gourmet take on an American favorite
A New Jersey contractor for 20 years who figured he’d open a bar when he moved his wife and three children to San Diego after the economy crashed a couple of years ago ended up in the restaurant bu...
Sep 30, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Café Japengo is offering a five-course sake tasting menu Oct. 1-5. The menu, at $60 per person, features the following courses: First course King crab roll: king crab, avocado, mango, carrot, mint ...
Sep 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hiatus Lounge at Hotel La Jolla is channeling its Latin side with its inaugural Tequila Fest on Thursday, Sept. 26 from 6 to 9 p.m. Tequila Fest will feature premium and unique brands that lovers o...
Sep 17, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Hake brings a neighborhood dining concept to Prospect
La Jolla’s dining scene, which never seems to stand still, welcomed the addition of The Hake Kitchen and Bar in June. Offering an eclectic menu of globally inspired dishes centered around fish — ha...
Aug 30, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cannonball restaurant newest addition to Belmont Park — Belmont Park has opened its newest dining concept, Cannonball, a Pacific Rim-inspired restaurant serving sushi and small plates. The diverse ...
Aug 02, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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A food revolution, one delivery at a time
Try as we all might, the battle most of us wage to eat healthy on a regular basis is often a losing one. Work, family, social obligations — not to mention the ever-present temptation of the conveni...
Aug 02, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stacked atop a maze of world-class eateries and set against the backdrop of the Pacific is where La Jolla’s latest Italian hotspot, Stella, held its soft opening on the evening of June 5. Stella’s ...
Jun 06, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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What’s in a name?
If you’ve driven by the Costa Verde Shopping Center, near UTC, in La Jolla in the last month, you’ve possibly noticed the change. Roy’s Restaurant has been renamed. It is now called Roy Yamaguchi’s...
May 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mother’s Day served up in La Jolla
If Mother’s Day snuck up on you this year, let our guide help set you up with a brunch or family outing as perfect as if you had it planned all along. From tribute concerts to brunch buffets, La Jo...
May 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
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Join celebrity chef Brian Malarkey for 'The Taste' finale in La Jolla
For weeks, ABC’s new hit cooking competition show, “The Taste,” has been heating up with 16 contestants vying for the chance to win a $100,000 cash prize by creating, presenting and wowing judges o...
Mar 12, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Patio: outdoor dining magic
There is magic to outdoor dining. Warm sunny days and blue skies can enhance lunch. Cool, scent-filled moonlit evenings can make dinner flavors sparkle. That’s why so many San Diego restaurants off...
Feb 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
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On the cusp of something great
I’ve been there before. Many times. I’ve reviewed a number of restaurants there, all with different names. But the other restaurants have come and gone. Where am I? At the top of the Hotel La Jolla...
Feb 01, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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