Carmel Mountain

No rubber burnt getting to candy bar beer

Carmel Mountain chocolate-coco concoction at Hillcrest Brew Project

San Diego County's over 4500 square miles. I'm not sure how it measures north to south or east to west, but I know it's too far to Uber. I also know there are a lot ...

Angelika Film Center debuts in Carmel Mountain

The carpet was red, the crowd awash with anticipation...

For those who don’t relish the thought of paying upwards of $22 for the privilege of having theater mates pierce the darkness by phoning in mid-movie drink orders, there’s the Angelika Film Center. The carpet ...

Second Chance for beer in Carmel Mountain Ranch

Successful San Diego brewer working with renewed purpose

Early September saw one of San Diego's most accomplished craft-beer talents open a new brewery in Carmel Mountain Ranch. Second Chance Beer Co. launched with a trio of beers made by Marty Mendiola, a credentialed ...

Free night of Stooges & Marx Brothers on October 1

Punch Drunks and Pop Goes the Easel topped by Duck Soup

“Do you really want to spend your 60th birthday showing movies?” inquires a concerned Jo Ellen Brantferger, regional publicity director for the Angelika Film Center. You ask me that? The idea has been growing in ...

Summertime’s cold coffee culture

Hot coffee may be a year-round drink, but with summer temperatures rising, cold brew becomes a greater focus for local shops. At Coffee & Tea Collective, they’re experimenting with longer steep times, taking a standard ...

Take a ride on the Reading hard hat tour

The newly affixed Angelika Film Center sign is visible from the 15. It’s the tour guides who are nowhere in sight. A padlock and cyclone fence bar an entryway sealed tighter than Xanadu during Charlie ...

It'll take a little bit of time

Mostra Coffee's rapid expansion keeps its founders' hands full

Carmel Mountain Ranch roaster Mostra Coffee has continued its unique brand growth with a couple of distribution deals that will widen availability of its coffee throughout Southern California. The first deal will place freshly roasted ...

Angelik changes coming to Carmel Mountain

Your humble critic made the move to Escondido in February. I was just getting accustomed to calling Reading Cinema’s Carmel Mountain my new base of operation, when last week’s check for showtimes (I needed a ...

North County fish counter concept falls flat

Fish District brings "fast casual" but forgets the flavor

It's easy to love a good fish counter. You get to choose which fish looks best, pick your method of preparation — usually a sandwich or tacos — and opt for the seasoning of your ...

That's a spicy meatball… and a couple regular ones

Smart phone stumbling onto a family joint in Carmel Ranch

I was doing some work in Carmel Mountain and had a little time after to grab lunch. Consulting my phone, I scrolled through a list of familiar names in the area: Panera Bread, California Pizza ...