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Craft Cocktails: Old Standbys. Rising Stars.

Shaken or stirred?

Drinks a bit complicated, sort of the way you wish you were.

Rabbititis in San Marcos!

Do you see spots before your eyes? Do you feel any rabbit inclinations? Is multiplication your strong suit? Have you recently paid a visit to San Marcos? Good gwacious! You could be suffering from rabbititis ...

Who owns Rancho Tembabichi?

Metropolitan Transit System to face more questions about railroad deal

On July 9, officials from the Metropolitan Transit System responded to a letter from congressmen Duncan Hunter Jr. and Jeff Denham listing their concerns regarding what they felt to be a "significantly mismanaged" public asset. ...

Robin’s UK adventure

“I felt like a rock star,” bluesman Robin Henkel says about his recent ten-day stint in the United Kingdom. Henkel and his travel companion, Bayou Brothers drummer Ric Lee, played a week of club dates ...

Down by del Rio

Entrance to Fashion Valley needs a fix

For weeks, the right-hand lane of the private Avenida del Rio leading from Camino de la Reina into the back entrance to garages and shops at Fashion Valley Mall has been closed…for good reason. The ...

Invictus

Out of the night that covers me, Black as the Pit from pole to pole, I thank whatever gods may be For my unconquerable soul. In the fell clutch of circumstance I have not winced ...

If you can help me, I’ll give you my life

Membership: 2200 Pastor: Mike MacIntosh Age: 70 Born: Portland, OR Formation: Azusa Pacific University, Azusa; Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena Years Ordained: 42 San Diego Reader: What’s your favorite subject on which to preach? Pastor Mike ...

Former mayor's lobbyist fined

Illegal donation made to Jerry Sanders's 2005 campaign

The California Fair Political Practices Commission has fined Arizona lobbyist Gary Husk $5000 for an illegal contribution to the 2005 campaign of candidate Jerry Sanders, who went on to become mayor. Husk, former lobbyist for ...

From blushing bridegroom back to cold-blooded killer

Iago plays on Othello’s fears like a maestro on a Stradivarius.

Iago: “Men should be what they seem. Or those that be not, would they might seem none.” Othello: “Certain, men should be what they seem.” I was re-reading Shakespeare’s Othello recently, and the obvious poked ...

Hoary gents & brandy

Ed’s eyes lock on a knockwurst-on-waffle sandwich.

"Come in, sir,” says this voice. It’s a guy looking through a partition. We’re inside an ancient, 100-year-old building right by the ballpark. I just wandered in here looking for food. We’re in this passage ...

Eat in silence, ASCAP’s listening

From a Facebook entry dated June 24: “Chickenbone has to say he is both sad and happy today. Sad, because an ASCAP representative is putting the hammer down on Smitty’s Service by threatening to charge ...

Potluck with Tori Amos

“I usually am backstage furiously learning something before I walk on.”

Layers upon layers

In 1977, film director Roman Polanski pled guilty to the charge of unlawful sex with a minor — a 13-year-old girl. He then fled the country to avoid sentencing. Need every review of a Polanski ...

Hipsticrafts

The industrious hands of the modern hipster are hard at work in San Diego.

Dear DJ: I’ve heard that hipsters are ushering in a new era of craftsmanship. Is this true? If so, where can I see hip handicrafts? And what, if any, crafts do you dabble in? — ...

Unraveling the Lovebirds

“Not sure if there was a specific point. Just like loads of relationships...it kind of gradually happens before your eyes but when the time came it seemed to come from nowhere.” That’s Lindsay White, half ...

Dinosaur Democrat

The more things seem to change in San Diego politics, the more they really stay the same. That might be the motto of Alex Roth, newly named communications director of the reelection bid of Democratic ...

Follow that guitar

It’s been over a year since Fallbrook guitarist/singer Larry Robinson, 64, was beaten to death at the music store where he worked. His extended musical family is still looking for answers. Robinson played around greater ...

Cocktails as ephemeral art

The best craft cocktails are miniature works of ephemeral art. Here today, gone to stomach. Cat Eye Club This retro-style tiki bar looks and feels like a mid-century living room. Fruity cocktails served in glasses ...

Lame jokes made funny

Just add alcohol!

I love craft cocktails because they’re the great American drinking innovation and because they make all my lame jokes seem wicked funny. Coin-Op There’s much fun to be had at this arcade/bar, feeding quarters into ...

Ché's final day and Johnny's birthday

...and the rest of the highlights from Sunday night through humpnight

Sunday 13Sunday will see the Ché Café’s final show for the foreseeable future. They’re billing it as the “For the F!!!ing Kids” show and the band list is generous. The big dill starts at noon. ...

Why, Okapi Sun?

Alone in the mix: that’s the first thought that came to mind when I listened to Okapi Sun’s dance/electro-pop combo platter of tribal drums, keys, synths, and the bane of all good music — vocals ...

The throwbacks, the Get Backs, and the grande dames

...and the best of the rest in the San Diego clubs this weekend

Thursday 10Throwback Thursday! You’ve got psychedelic SanFran band Jefferson Starship landing on the Belly Up stage. Jefferson Starship came out of the wreckage of Jefferson Airplane in the early ’70s, presenting more radio-friendly fare such ...

Many ways to the top at Woodson

A forest of communication towers

Enjoy views to the ocean on a clear day, and visit Potato Chip Rock.

Billionaires on TV

Speaking of Scott Peters, more TV backing for him funded by Wall Street hedge-fund operator James Simons is in the pipeline. Disclosure records made public by NBC television affiliate KNSD show that the so-called House ...

Drinking as human artistry

Craft cocktails create the opportunity to celebrate human artistry while going out drinking with friends. That’s what I’d call a win–win. Aero Club Known to have more than 800 whiskies to choose from, it’s little ...

Settlement II: Concussion cases become a headache for NFL

World Cup soccer fans, cheer up, the NFL preseason starts in 24 days. Since we have time to kill, the pre-preseason may be the perfect occasion for a heart-to-heart about — always a crowd favorite ...

Single-origin story

The truth is in the beans.

Dear Hipster: You’ve mentioned single-origin espresso a few times in your answers. What does that mean? (Tell your friends to whom you just read my letter to stop snickering.) — Jess It means you only ...

Two shark-protection groups get into a whale’s business

Whales, sharks, and baby birds.

It’s a whale of a tale: a respected though sometimes controversial crew of shark researchers who wanted to use a dead whale to chum great white sharks for tagging discover they won’t be allowed to, ...

Con gusto

Be it a liter of gut-wrenching booze-cophony from a TJ punk cave or a martini glass of tamarind/mezcal slush, borderland cocktails unite us, con gusto. Chiquita’s Mexican Food This Fairmount Park villa is the epitome ...

SD Fringe: Getting word of mouth out

The Fringe has been a work-in-progress for everyone, reviewers as well.

Some discoveries: 1 — No non-bionic reviewer can cover everything. Maybe not even a team of pundits, since each day has nine time-slots and usually five shows on at once. That’s 45 shows per day, ...

Cocktails with a personal stamp

I love craft cocktails because I have a hard time following the rules, or recipes. Everything tastes better when you put your personal stamp on it. Bailiwick Wide-open windows, big comfy sofas, and a great ...

Gravity: it’s the law

Despite terrible odds, a geek can hope.

Post Title: On trying and on the odds of success Post Date: June 8, 2014 A great many years ago, when I was studying physics as an undergraduate and also coaxing a girlfriend to come ...

Variations on a theme

I love craft cocktails for the same reason I love variations on a theme in a sonata: the pleasure of the familiar combined with unexpected invention. Alchemy Alchemy is where I learned to get behind ...

Ghosts of taxpayers past

San Diego county district attorney Bonnie Dumanis easily dispatched the inept campaign of challenger Bob Brewer, a sometime defense lawyer who inexplicably shied from talking about restoration of the office’s long-dormant ethics division. Dumanis is ...

Quality and balance

Just as a memorable soirée includes a mix of interesting guests, a craft cocktail stimulates the senses with the quality and balance of its ingredients. Ironside Fish and Oyster Ironside boasts the newest crafty cocktail ...

Your Song Your Story

Top events and things to do in San Diego this week, July 10–July 16

Sixty minutes of fun as you run or walk at your own pace and collect raffle tickets at checkpoints along the way. Comic-Con superhero themed — come dressed in your favorite cosplay attire and score ...

July 3 Crossword Contenders

* Mary Arana, Encinitas, 3. Martha Awdziewicz, Clairemont, 3. L. Barling, El Cajon, 3. Johanna Barry, Pine Valley, 3. Evelyn Bowser, Hillcrest, 3. Leslie Chase, Campo, 3. Joseph Ciprian, Little Italy, 3. Maria Coda, Oceanside, ...

July 3 Sudoku Contenders

Evil Joe Arbusto, Rancho Penasquitos, 3. Bliss Beedle, Encinitas, 3. Greg/Naomi Chauncey, San Diego, 3. Clyde Christie, Coronado, 3. Joseph Ciprian, Little Italy, 3. Patrick Driscoll, Santee, 3. George Elam, Vista, 3. Chris Garrabrant, Santee, ...

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