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    Education Notebook: Future Bucs Night at Mission Bay High set for Oct. 18
    Oct 16, 2019 | 1117 views | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print
    Jeryn Young and Evan Aguon were named homecoming queen and king at Mission Bay High’s homecoming dance last week.
    Jeryn Young and Evan Aguon were named homecoming queen and king at Mission Bay High’s homecoming dance last week.
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    For a second year, a group of Sessions’ families are hosting one of the hottest spots on Halloween night. Rob Christ always thought his (accidentally) black painted house looked a little creepy and decided to take advantage. “We got together with a bunch of our family and friends, including many kids that attend Kate Sessions Elementary School, and decided to build a haunted maze for the kids and adults in the neighborhood. Our kids all love the idea and have been very helpful in building scenes and crafts to go in the maze," Christ said. The Diamond Haunted house is located at 2176 Diamond St. and will run from 6-10 p.m. on Halloween. This all-ages haunted house is free, but donations will be accepted and given to Sessions Elementary. 
    For a second year, a group of Sessions’ families are hosting one of the hottest spots on Halloween night. Rob Christ always thought his (accidentally) black painted house looked a little creepy and decided to take advantage. “We got together with a bunch of our family and friends, including many kids that attend Kate Sessions Elementary School, and decided to build a haunted maze for the kids and adults in the neighborhood. Our kids all love the idea and have been very helpful in building scenes and crafts to go in the maze," Christ said. The Diamond Haunted house is located at 2176 Diamond St. and will run from 6-10 p.m. on Halloween. This all-ages haunted house is free, but donations will be accepted and given to Sessions Elementary. 
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    Barnard Mandarin Magnet Elementary School was represented by a team of teachers, parents, and Principal Aida Hernandez in the 10th annual San Diego International Dragon Boat Race at Mission Bay on Sept. 28.
    Barnard Mandarin Magnet Elementary School was represented by a team of teachers, parents, and Principal Aida Hernandez in the 10th annual San Diego International Dragon Boat Race at Mission Bay on Sept. 28.
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    A big thank you to local restaurant Fig Tree Cafe (5119 Cass St.) and owner Johan Engman as they donated $1,000 in a ceremony attended by Engman, Principal Adam Carlin, and PTO president Rebecca Schmidgal. The money will be used to continue funding for enrichment programs at Kate Sessions Elementary. Support this local business and go in for a tasty brunch.
    A big thank you to local restaurant Fig Tree Cafe (5119 Cass St.) and owner Johan Engman as they donated $1,000 in a ceremony attended by Engman, Principal Adam Carlin, and PTO president Rebecca Schmidgal. The money will be used to continue funding for enrichment programs at Kate Sessions Elementary. Support this local business and go in for a tasty brunch.
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    Pacific Beach Elementary School students have been hard at work in the garden preparing for 2019-20 planting. Last year, the school was the winner of SDUSD’s Garden-to-Cafe contest with over 190 pounds harvested and enjoyed by all.
    Pacific Beach Elementary School students have been hard at work in the garden preparing for 2019-20 planting. Last year, the school was the winner of SDUSD’s Garden-to-Cafe contest with over 190 pounds harvested and enjoyed by all.
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    Mission Bay High Fifth annual Future Bucs Night is set for 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18 at MBHS stadium. Join this community event bringing all PB schools together to cheer on the Bucs football team. Elementary and middle schoolers will gather on the field for half-time activities and the little ones can join the cheer team for the first half of the game. Adults $7. Kids are free if wearing a Future Bucs T-shirt. Pacific Beach Middle Social isolation is the overwhelming feeling of being left out, lonely or treated like you are invisible. Young people who feel this way may pull away from society, struggle with learning and social development, or choose to hurt themselves or others. PBMS engaged in The Start with Hello Program enabling students to make a difference with their peers in a simple, fun, and impactful way by encouraging them to take small but powerful actions to promote connectedness and inclusion and to identify and help others who are showing signs of social isolation. PBMS spent a week in October bringing attention to the growing epidemic of social isolation and empowering students to create a culture of inclusion and connectedness. Pacific Beach Elementary The PBE Halloween Carnival is set for 2-5 p.m. Oct. 26. A big thank you to Freshii for donating delicious food for PBE's VFW parents' night out on Oct. 5.  PBE tours are going on now for the 2020-2021 school year. Contact the office at 858-488-8316. Kate Sessions Elementary The KSE annual Community Halloween Carnival will be held 2:10-5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25. Join friends and neighbors for fun booths, a cakewalk, a bake sale, and the fifth grade-run haunted house. This year it will be “Haunted PB” themed, with a spooky surf shop, scary Trader Joe’s, and more. Wristbands are available for $10 prior to the event, $13 at the gate. Open to the public. Barnard Mandarin Magnet Elementary Barnard Mandarin Magnet Elementary School was proudly represented at the San Diego International Dragon Boat Race at Mission Bay. Despite having only one hour of practice the evening before the official race, the Paddling Pandas came within one second of medaling in their first-ever competition. In the traditional art and sport of dragon boat racing, competitors test their strength and endurance as they row dragon-shaped vessels in teams. Barnard’s team of 16 rowers formed very quickly after a parent suggested it as a community-building activity. Many Barnard families came out to the event for a day of fun and to cheer on the Paddling Pandas. “The dragon boat race was a great experience for parents, teachers, and myself to bond and build a strong sense of togetherness and community,” said Barnard Principal Hernandez. “I look forward to many more dragon boat races!” Buoyed by their successful first outing, the Paddling Pandas plan to compete – and win a medal – in the San Diego Dragon Boat Festival in May 2020. Barnard’s fifth annual Writers Night will be held on Oct. 25, on the Mission Bay High School campus. This year’s theme is “Weaving Webs with Wicked Words.” For information on Barnard Mandarin Magnet Elementary School, or to find out about the District’s School Choice program, visit sandiegounified.org/barnard. The Choice application window for the 2020-2021 school year will open between Oct. 1 and Nov. 13 of this year. FOPBSS The next Friends of Pacific Beach Secondary Schools meeting will take place 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23 in the PBMS media center. FOPBSS needs your help to set all students and teachers up for success. You can show your support by donating to the annual contribution drive, one of the few opportunities to directly fund important programs at PBMS and MBHS. From field trips and teacher grants to campus improvements, the money helps make better schools. Visit fopbss.org/donate  to make either a one-time or monthly donation or drop off at PBMS or MBHS.
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    Mission Bay football gets back to winning on the gridiron
    by DAVE THOMAS
    Oct 16, 2019 | 1039 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
    Wide receiver Evan Aguon breaks free during the Bucs’ homecoming win over Clairemont. STEVE SIDELL / BEACH & BAY PRESS
    Wide receiver Evan Aguon breaks free during the Bucs’ homecoming win over Clairemont. STEVE SIDELL / BEACH & BAY PRESS
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    Mission Bay, under first-year head coach A.J. Vines, comes into action this week with a record of 4-3. According to Vines, key players to date have included senior slotback/corner Evan Aguon, sophomore Clash Orsborn (quarterback) and senior defensive back Cedel Gregory. In their most recent contest last Friday, the Bucs fell to San Diego High 18-0. The loss followed three straight wins over Clairemont, Mar Vista, and Mountain Empire, respectively. “Our season has been okay,” Vines said. “It’s been an up-and-down start but our boys have shown resilience all year. They are getting better every day and every single rep is the goal for the remainder of the season. “It’s a tough road that lies ahead of us the upcoming weeks and we have to be playing our best football to give us a chance. Focus on what it takes to be great, and not being great. Meaning, focusing on doing the little things it takes to be a great football team, and not focus on the end result,” Vines said. Mission Bay closes out its October slate of games by playing host to Patrick Henry on Oct. 18 and Kearny on Oct. 25, respectively. Games start at 6 p.m. The regular season concludes Nov. 1 with a visit to unbeaten Scripps Ranch High at 6:30 p.m.
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    Rare and indulgent geisha coffee available in Pacific Beach at $35 a cup
    Oct 08, 2019 | 16962 views | 6 6 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend | print
    Jason Mraz, who owns Mraz Family Farms, which partners with Bird Rock Coffee Roasters to roast and provide the first-ever San Diego grown coffee to consumers in San Diego, discusses geisha coffee with a customer at the Bird Rock cafe on Oct. 5. / Photo credit: David Eulitt for Bird Rock Coffee Roasters
    Jason Mraz, who owns Mraz Family Farms, which partners with Bird Rock Coffee Roasters to roast and provide the first-ever San Diego grown coffee to consumers in San Diego, discusses geisha coffee with a customer at the Bird Rock cafe on Oct. 5. / Photo credit: David Eulitt for Bird Rock Coffee Roasters
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    Bird Rock Coffee Roasters is offering a limited time only, while supplies last, pour-over of Mraz Family Farms geisha coffee for $35 a cup, starting Oct. 5 at all locations, which includes Pacific Beach and La Jolla. A four-ounce tube of the roasted coffee is also available online for $199 while supplies last. Jeff Taylor, co-owner of Bird Rock Coffee Roasters, and Jason Mraz, multiple Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter, made a surprise appearance at the original Bird Rock Coffee Roasters cafe in Bird Rock on Saturday morning. Bird Rock Coffee Roasters partners with Mraz Family Farms, owned by Jason Mraz, to roast and provide the first-ever San Diego grown coffee to consumers in San Diego. This is the first time a Geisha varietal has been grown and harvested on San Diego soil and made available online and to local consumers. The unique availability of intercontinental-grown coffee is made available due to Frinj Coffee’s proprietary coffee plants, production consulting and post-harvest processing through partnerships with farms in Southern California. Mraz Family Farms is one of the early Frinj Coffee growers, is a certified organic operation, and located in northern San Diego.  
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    Gracla
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    October 14, 2019
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    October 14, 2019
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    anonymous
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    October 11, 2019
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    anonyrnous
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    October 14, 2019
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    October 09, 2019
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    October 09, 2019
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    Pacific Beach planners vote against proposed moratorium on scooters
    by DAVE SCHWAB
    Oct 03, 2019 | 9593 views | 6 6 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend | print
    Scooter riders cruise south down the Pacific Beach boardwalk. THOMAS MELVILLE/BEACH & BAY PRESS
    Scooter riders cruise south down the Pacific Beach boardwalk. THOMAS MELVILLE/BEACH & BAY PRESS
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    Pacific Beach Planning Group nixed a proposed moratorium on electric scooters at their meeting in September. The planning group voted against the moratorium following a debate between board members. Bill Zent, author of the petition scooterban.com, advocated barring scooters region-wide. Immediate past president of Pacific Beach Planning Group Henish Pulickal defended scooters, claiming their benefits outweigh their detriments. “We need to get away from car worship and focus on shifting to something else (alternative transport),” Pulickal said. Mayoral candidate and District 1 Council President Pro tem Barbara Bry has called for a moratorium on scooter proliferation until the City can catch up on properly regulating them. She also intends to re-introduce a ban on scooters on boardwalks, that failed once before, this October. Zent’s petition over the past few weeks has easily surpassed its goal of obtaining 1,000 signatures supporting scooter expulsion. The petition drive has also solicited scores of comments from signers explaining their rationale for ousting or more strictly regulating the scooters. Zent led off the debate with a laundry list of complaints about scooters alleging lack of proper enforcement, inadequate containment corrals, and users ignoring regulations. “I support a moratorium because scooters are adversely affecting home values, with some corrals even being sited below people’s bedrooms,” Zent said.  Noting his scooter petition page has received 21,000 views, Zent contended scooters “are causing clutter all over the beach and pose safety threats from tandem, underage and intoxicated riding.” Zent also disputed the claim that scooters are environmentally friendly. “It takes two trips (by fossil-fueled cars) to pick them up to recharge and return them,” he pointed out. “I’m the voice for the silent majority,” countered Pulickal, likening the advent of scooters to early bikes replacing horses.  “Back in the 1860s horses died because of a famine in Europe and the number of people owning bikes went from one million to 10 million,” he said. “People then were arguing they were a menace to society, scaring women and children.” Conceding scooters have been problematic, Pulickal nonetheless argued progress is being made in regulating them. “They’re less intrusive now and managing them is getting better,” he said, contending the government needs to keep up with technology. “Change is happening quickly,” he said. “We need to move at the speed of business, the speed of people — not the speed of government.” Other board members weighed in. “I wouldn’t vote for a ban,” said Marcella Bothwell. “They’re innovative. This has really been a missed opportunity. We’re all a big experimental lab.” “I agree with the points made by both sides,” said Ed Gallagher. “The question before us should be, What is the best way to move this forward most effectively?” Eve Anderson suggested it might be necessary to “take a step back in looking at regulations and reducing the number of scooters and scooter companies.” “Micro mobility is here to stay,” argued Steve Pruett. “This has not been properly vetted,” said Scott Chipman. “A moratorium might force the issue. We are the most impacted community by far.” “This is a step in the right direction,” said Junior Leoso. Joe Bettles questioned the wisdom of voting on a proposed moratorium that is presently little more than a campaign promise. “The only way to get scooters and bikes off the sidewalks is to provide safe spaces on the streets,” said Paula Gandolfo. Zent proposed voting in favor of Bry’s proposed scooter moratorium. That motion was defeated by a board vote of 4-6-1.
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    dora pless
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    October 09, 2019
    Can someone loan me bail money? I was rounded up in a police sweep last night, something about street walking.
    dora pless
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    October 09, 2019
    I am Mrs. Dora Pless from USA, i want to share a testimony of my life to every one. i was married to my husband, and i love him so much we have been married for 4 years now with three kids. when he went for a vacation to Singapore he meant a lady called STEPHANIE, he told me that he is no longer interested in the marriage any more. i was so confuse and seeking for help, i don't know what to do until I met my friend miss joy and told her about my problem. she told me not to worry about it that she had a similar problem before and introduce me to a man called Dr. Ugo Wonders who is man of God for her ex and bring him back to her after 2days. Miss Stephanie ask me to contact Dr. Ugo Wonders I contacted him to help me bring back my husband and he ask me not to worry about it that the God of his fore-fathers will fight for me. He told me by two days he will re-unite me and my husband together. After two day my husband called and told me he is coming back to sought out things with me, I was surprise when I saw him and he started crying for forgiveness. Right now I am the happiest woman on earth for what this great MAN OF God did for me and my husband, you can contact Dr. Ugo Wonders on any problem in this world, he is very nice, here is his EMAIL contact: generalspelltemple@gmail.com or call him on  1 386-336-9876WEBSITE: https://generalspellsolution.webs.com
    Denver Luke
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    October 08, 2019
    Ignore my comment below. I fell off a scooter and hit my head and now all I can do is write witch doctor spam.
    Denver Luke
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    October 08, 2019
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    Safe Walkways
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    October 04, 2019
    There are supposed to be twenty people on the PB PG. Only eleven voted. Where were the other nine?
    Robert Burns
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    October 04, 2019
    What garbage!!! 'Pacific Beach Planning Group Henish Pulickal defended scooters, claiming their benefits outweigh their detriments. “We need to get away from car worship and focus on shifting to something else (alternative transport),” Pulickal said. . . . “I’m the voice for the silent majority,” countered Pulickal, likening the advent of scooters to early bikes replacing horses.' The claim to a silent majority is frivolous and likely known to be so. The claim to a car alternative is e-trash cartel disinformation; it's primarily a joy-riding alternative to walking. Shame on Pulickal. It's also a mere fad.
    Let’s taco ’bout San Diego's favorite food this National Taco Day
    by THOMAS MELVILLE
    Oct 01, 2019 | 21751 views | 3 3 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend | print
    Jenny Milkowski and Danielle Radin taste tacos at Backyard Kitchen & Tap. / Photo by Thomas Melville
    Jenny Milkowski and Danielle Radin taste tacos at Backyard Kitchen & Tap. / Photo by Thomas Melville
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    The Gringo tacos at Backyard Kitchen & Tap. / Photo by Thomas Melville
    The Gringo tacos at Backyard Kitchen & Tap. / Photo by Thomas Melville
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    The Garnet Vampire tacos at Backyard Kitchen & Tap. / Photo by Thomas Melville
    The Garnet Vampire tacos at Backyard Kitchen & Tap. / Photo by Thomas Melville
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    Jenny Milkowski and Danielle Radin try tacos at Oscar's Mexican Seafood.  / Photo by Thomas Melville
    Jenny Milkowski and Danielle Radin try tacos at Oscar's Mexican Seafood. / Photo by Thomas Melville
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    The octopus taco at Oscar's Mexican Seafood.  / Photo by Thomas Melville
    The octopus taco at Oscar's Mexican Seafood. / Photo by Thomas Melville
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    Jenny Milkowski and Danielle Radin taste poke tacos at Duck Dive.  / Photo by Thomas Melville
    Jenny Milkowski and Danielle Radin taste poke tacos at Duck Dive. / Photo by Thomas Melville
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    The poke tacos at Duck Dive.  / Photo by Thomas Melville
    The poke tacos at Duck Dive. / Photo by Thomas Melville
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    Danielle Radin and Jenny Milkowski try tacos on the rooftop of El Prez.  / Photo by Thomas Melville
    Danielle Radin and Jenny Milkowski try tacos on the rooftop of El Prez. / Photo by Thomas Melville
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    The chicken tinga tacos at El Prez.  / Photo by Thomas Melville
    The chicken tinga tacos at El Prez. / Photo by Thomas Melville
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    Tacos al pastor at Tacos El Franc in Tijuana. / Photo by Thomas Melville
    Tacos al pastor at Tacos El Franc in Tijuana. / Photo by Thomas Melville
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    Growing up in the suburbs of a Northeastern city in the 1980s meant tacos came out of a box shelved in the “international” aisle at a grocery store. One day a week – usually Wednesdays – we were exposed to “tacos” with greasy ground beef, shredded iceberg lettuce and mounds of mozzarella stuffed into delicate hard shells. It was a fun mess and about as close to Mexican food as we got. But, like tacos, we evolve.  Just last weekend we were ordering al pastor tacos in the busiest, noisiest, and probably, best taco spot in Tijuana. Tacos El Franc is a must-visit for any fan of the authentic street taco – the ambiance, the smells, and the flavors can’t be beat.  But up here in the beach communities of San Diego, National Taco Day (Oct. 4) is celebrated a little differently as local restaurants think outside of the box. There are cauliflower tacos, vampire tacos and even poke tacos – and we tasted them all.  Our tasters, known for their taco infatuations, were Danielle Radin, digital anchor, and producer for Fox 5, and Jenny Milkowski, traffic anchor at CBS News 8. They tried and rated (on a scale of 0 to 5 tacos) a variety of tacos at Oscar’s Mexican Seafood, Backyard Kitchen & Tap, El Prez, and Duck Dive.  “I think I’ve tried every kind of taco – from tongue to stomach, to head tacos. I’ll taste anything at least once,” Jenny said.   “You had me at tacos,” Danielle said. “If we’re tasting tacos, I’m always ready to eat.” Their conclusions, along with a summary of some of the best taco spots from La Jolla to Point Loma, are below.  Oscar’s Mexican Seafood 703 Turquoise St. Oscar’s specializes in seafood tacos such as battered fish or shrimp tacos, smoked fish tacos, or grilled octopus tacos. Oscar’s also offers specialty tacos like tacos al pastor, shrimp, and chorizo tacos, and even shrimp and bacon tacos. Vegetarians can enjoy veggie tacos and soyrizo tacos. At Oscar’s, Jenny tried the smoked fish and Danielle had the grilled octopus. “First bite, I was like, yum,” Jenny said. “But I wish there was more fish and it had a smokier flavor. It was good. I rate it 3 out of 5 tacos.”  “It was really good, zesty with a good texture, which is hard to do with octopus,” Danielle said. “I liked it and I recommend it. I rate it 4.8 out of 5 tacos.” Backyard Kitchen & Tap 832 Garnet Ave. This American gastropub serves some of Pacific Beach’s best tacos. Choose from Backyard’s fun taco plates such as the Garnet Vampire, which is slow-roasted pork carnitas, pico de gallo, and cotija on a cheddar crusted corn tortilla, and the Gringo, which is chipotle chicken, cabbage, and jalapeno crema on a crispy corn hard shell. At Backyard, Jenny and Danielle tried both the Gringo and Garnet Vampire tacos. “The Gringo taco has a hard shell with a lot of chipotle-flavored chicken and it was OK,” Jenny said. “The Vampire taco was juicy and filled with delicious pork. You’re not going to walk away hungry after one, but who am I kidding, I would eat two. I like it a lot. I rate them 3 out of 5 tacos.”  “This Vampire one was filled with a lot of pork and authentic flavors,” Danielle said. “It’s huge, so one will get you full. Going from the pork to the Gringo taco was like night and day. I like the crunch of the hard shell and it had a good sauce. I rate them 3 out of 5 tacos.”  El Prez 4190 Mission Blvd. El Prez throws a taco-filled fiesta everyday. Guests can choose from more than 13 different types of tacos served in freshly-made tortillas. Favorite El Prez tacos include seared ahi tacos, cauliflower tacos, and filet mignon tacos. Jenny tried the cauliflower tacos and Danielle had the chicken tinga tacos.  “It was pretty good, but I didn’t like that the cauliflower was fried because I like to feel that I’m being healthy,” Jenny said. “It had good spice and the crema was tasty – I liked it. I rate it 3 out of 5 tacos.”  “It has fried cheese on top, which threw me off at first and it was big – kind of an aggressive taco,” Danielle said. “It was really good and mango salsa gave it a sweet and savory taste that I enjoyed. I rate it 3.5 out of 5 tacos.” Duck Dive 4650 Mission Blvd.  Duck Dive and its ambiance is an ode the rich surf and beach culture that resides just steps away from the Pacific Ocean. Their menu takes on classic American dishes as well as a coastal favorites. They serve the usual fish and carne asada tacos but offer a twist with the poke taco with a wonton shell. Jenny and Danielle both tried the poke tacos. “I got super excited to try these because I love ahi tuna,” Jenny said. “The wonton shell is big and the lettuce is not necessary. It’s a fun new taco and I liked it. I rate it 3 out of 5 tacos.” “The wonton had a good texture, the sauce is really good and the poke went well with it all,” Danielle said. “It is something new and different. I liked it. I rate it 3 out of 5 tacos.” Vallarta Express 1375 Garnet Ave. With Vallarta Express’ 24/7 service, guests can order tacos at any time of the day. Guests can also order tacos through the drive-thru. Some of Vallarta’s many taco options include favorites like shrimp or carne asada tacos and more adventurous choices like the Philly Taco, which includes a choice of steak or chicken with melted cheese, mushrooms, peppers, bacon, and salsa; or the Buffalo Taco, which includes lightly breaded chicken, buffalo sauce, romaine lettuce, ranch dressing, and salsa Fresca. Fat Fish Cantina Grill 4474 Mission Blvd. Fat Fish Cantina Grill mixes Southern California tacos with flavors from south of the border. Choose from a variety of taco plates such as surf and turf tacos, shrimp tacos, carne asada tacos, and more. On Tuesdays, Fat Fish celebrates Taco Tuesday with $1.25 street tacos and $2 shrimp tacos. Fat Fish also observes Taco Thursday with fish tacos for only $2.50. Tacos Mimi 4508 Cass St. Tacos Mimi specializes in authentic Mexican tacos. Meat lovers can choose between a variety of classic street tacos such as carne asada, al pastor, pollo asada, and birria. Champiñones, avocado, and papa tacos are all suited for vegetarians. Additionally, Tacos Mimi also offers a selection of seafood tacos. Pacific Fresh Grill 2015 Garnet Ave. Pacific Fresh Grill is a new taco shop in Pacific Beach. The shop has a Taco Tuesday deal where guests can order a taco sampler of three tacos and a drink for $10. Their motto is “Live every day like it’s Taco Tuesday.” At Pacific Fresh Grill, choose from tacos al pastor, cochinita pibill (pulled pork), carnitas, fish, and many more. Taco Surf 4657 Mission Blvd. Known for their carne asada tacos, Taco Surf has both Taco Tuesday and Taco Thursday specials. The eatery offers crispy beef, chicken, potatoes, and turkey crispy tacos and a variety of soft tacos like carne asada, carnista, and pollo asada. Pueblo 877 Hornblend St. Pueblo fuses modern, Baja, and coastal flavors to make an excellent beachy, culinary experience. Pueblo uses fresh, local ingredients to make their tacos. Choose from seafood taco plates like the smoked tuna taco plate, the garlic sauteed octopus taco plate, or the jicama tortilla salmon taco plate. La Playa Taco Shop 3973 Mission Blvd. La Playa Taco Shop is a small hole-in-the-wall taco joint that offers taco classics such as carne asada, carnitas, fish, beef, chicken, al pastor, and shrimp. Stop by for good prices and great Mexican flavors. LA JOLLA Taco Stand 621 Pearl St. With the tagline “Hecho a mano,” Taco Stand aims to recreate an authentic Tijuana taco stand experience. Taco Stand offers hand-made corn tortillas, grade meats, and fresh ingredients. Their guacamole and salsas are all made from scratch. Don’t forget to ask for one of Taco Stand’s homemade churros. Puesto La Jolla 1026 Wall St. Puesto La Jolla celebrates the flavors and culture of Mexico. This award-winning Mexican artisan kitchen and bar has a great selection of tacos, but it is most highly acclaimed for its Mexico City-style crispy melted cheese tacos. Don Carlos Taco Shop 737 Pearl St. Don Carlos is a hole-in-the-wall taco shop on Pearl Street. They offer a variety of soft tacos, crispy tacos, and rolled tacos. Don Carlos also offers a host of vegan and vegetarian options and has something for everyone. Galaxy Taco 2259 Avenida De La Playa Based on the tagline “Comer Awesome,” this La Jolla Shores restaurant celebrates Mexican food and culture. For lunch, this casual restaurant interprets Mexican street food. For dinner, Galaxy Taco recreates the Mexican family-style experience. Galaxy Taco uses the freshest ingredients and offers both meat and vegetarian options. Don Bravos 5504 La Jolla Blvd. This Bird Rock restaurant serves a variety of tacos tradicionales. Meat lovers will love Don Bravos’ street tacos and guests can choose from different types of steak and meat tacos. The eatery serves great tacos for a great price. OCEAN BEACH Mike’s Taco Club 5060 Newport Ave. Mike’s Taco Club serves a wide variety of tacos including a scallop tacos, octopus tacos, and tacos especiales, which include fish, shrimp, and scallops. Tacos come with cheese, cabbage, onion, tomato, cilantro, and avocado Bravo’s Mexican Bistro and Cantina 5001 Newport Ave. Bravo’s celebrates Taco Tuesday twice a week. On Tuesday, come to Bravo’s for $2.50 select tacos, beers, and tequila. Taco Tuesday is also observed on Thursdays. Come to Bravo’s for the tacos, and stay for their large selection of margaritas Ortega’s Cocina 4888 Newport Ave. Ortega’s Cocina is a cute restaurant with a family feel located in the heart of Ocean Beach. They offer a wide variety of tacos, and they are most well-known for their grilled fish tacos, carne asada tacos, and chicken tacos. Aside from tacos, Ortega’s has an extensive menu of Mexican food favorites. Nico’s Mexican Food 4918 Newport Ave. Nico’s Mexican Food is a hole-in-the-wall taco shop with a small dining area. For great prices, choose from a variety of crispy tacos including carne asada tacos, fish tacos, carnitas tacos, beef tacos, and chicken tacos. Blue Water Seafood Market & Grill 5083 Santa Monica Ave. Blue Water Seafood Market & Grill serves fresh and local seafood. Order their seafood in the best way – as part of a taco. Blue Water’s fish tacos served on fresh corn tortillas with cabbage, tomatoes, onions, cheddar cheese, homemade white sauce and your choice of fish marinated in a spicy chipotle sauce Hugo’s Cocina 1830 Sunset Cliffs Blvd. Hugo’s does Mexican food with a vegan/vegetarian-centric spin. Meat-eating guests may choose from beef, chicken, or seafood tacos. Many options, such as veggie, tempeh, and tofu tacos, are available for non-meat eating guests. POINT LOMA Mitch’s Seafood 1403 Scott St. Mitch’s Seafood serves some of the best fish tacos in San Diego. Its fish is fresh from the waters off San Diego and Northern Baja. Mitch’s taco menu offers a range of seafood tacos including grilled fish, beer-battered Alaskan cod, and fried calamari. Ortiz’s Taco Shop 3704 Voltaire St. Ortiz’s Taco Shop is a small taco shop located near Point Loma High School. The shop serves everything from soft-shell street tacos to crispy tacos to rolled tacos all made with meats such as carne asada, carnitas, and chicken. For more adventurous eaters, Ortiz’s also offers authentic Mexican flavors like tacos al pastor, cabeza, and buche. Miguel’s Cocina 2912 Shelter Island Drive Miguel’s Cocina has a family feel that offers authentic Mexican flavors. The restaurant has a large menu and a great taco selection. Order a taco plate and choose from tacos like chicken mole, adobada, longaniza, pork belly tacos, or seafood tacos like the crispy ahi tuna, grilled swordfish tacos, and the Ensenada-style shrimp tacos. Don’t forget to order an extra side of Miguel’s white queso. Tony’s Fresh Mexican Food 1578 Rosecrans St. At Tony’s Fresh Mexican Food, fresh is better. And it’s better 24 hours a day seven days a week. Tony’s even offers drive-thru service. This small taco shop offers a variety of tacos and Taco Tuesday specials. Choose from seafood tacos and specials like A la Diablo Tacos or Achiote chicken tacos. The Brigantine 2725 Shelter Island Drive In honor of National Taco Day, choose from a selection of The Brigantine’s tacos including the Brig’s famous fish tacos, the grilled Sonoran spiced swordfish tacos, or the surf and turf taco plate. Samantha Webster contributed to this story.
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