Normal Heights Stories

Best of 2001: Best Place To Buy A Handmade Girl's Dress

Charles Alterations, Tailoring & Dry Cleaning 3435 Adams Avenue, Normal Heights 619-283-1574 As children's fashions look more adult, finding a special-occasion dress for your little girl is becoming more difficult. The big chains seem bent ...

Best of 2001: Best Funeral Joint, If You Don't Want To Pay An Arm And A Leg

Mayer Mortuary 2859 Adams Avenue, Normal Heights 619-281-7055 It's extraordinary for one reason: it's independent. This, in a time when the funeral chains are eating up small independents all over. Corporations like the Houston-based Service ...

Best of 2000: Best Dry Cleaner

Glen Cleaners 3190 Adams Avenue, Normal Heights (619) 282-0241 Spot removal and enlightenment. All cleaning and pressing is done on the premises. They don't mash jacket lapels into a knife edge, they gently roll them. ...

Best of 2000: Best Antiquing

Antique Row Adams Avenue Normal Heights/University Heights Memories of the Row: A magnificent Craftsman gumwood built-in sidebar, torn out when a house was torn down, full of doors and drawers, beveled glass and blond-wood presence. ...

Best of 2000: Best Vegetarian Restaurant

Jyoti Bihanga 3351 Adams Avenue, Normal Heights (619) 282-4116 The eastern Indian influence is low-key in this plainly decorated Normal Heights eatery, where meat is murder and tofu is the ingredient of choice in many ...

Best of 2000: Best Restaurant For Dancing On Tables

The Russia House Restaurant 3200 Adams Avenue, Normal Heights (619) 584-6279 The new owners say things have calmed down since they took over from Marko, the wild, intellectual Georgian who loved folks getting up on ...

Best of 2000: Best Place For Rose Juice And Lebanese Food

Phoenicia 3381 Adams Avenue, Normal Heights (619) 282-4120 Rose water was the Coca-Cola of the Ancient World. It tastes pink and cool -- and like the smell of roses. People sold it in the summer ...

Thou Shalt Not Plow Under

School Board member Ron Ottinger doesn't want to be branded the "candidate who allowed them to bulldoze the park." In a dispute with the San Diego Unified School District that culminated in Normal Heights residents ...

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