Pacific Beach News & Stories

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A hit-list of planned opening dates for upcoming brewery projects.

I have nearly 50 upcoming breweries, brewpubs, tasting rooms, and other brewing company-owned facilities on my radar. Thanks to San Diego Beer News, people are well aware of this, which leads to me being asked ...

Fine international fusion at beach bum cost

Turquoise Cellars is home to masters and obsessives.

You wouldn’t guess it from their island-style coffee-shop façade, but beyond the organic drip java and veggie wraps lies a top-notch wine and beer bar with selections meant to be paired with their eclectic, globally ...

Irish invasion

"I did not expect to get such a sunburn on one side.”

If you are going to the crazy new pizza joint or riding the buses or attending a Taco Tuesday, no matter where you go in Pacific Beach this summer, Gaelic accents can be heard. “I ...

A tree grows in PB

Twisted Manzanita Ales building tasting room in Pacific Beach

It used to be nearly every week I had a new brewery to write about. Nowadays, it’s like I have a new brewery tasting room to talk about. This week is no different. Joining the ...

Pacific Beach skate style is timeless

Locals and visitors show the beach 'hood isn't just for surfers

Pacific Beach isn’t only for surfers. Drive down Garnet and you’ll find groups of skaters. Head down to the boardwalk and they are sprinkled amongst the beach cruisers, joggers, and Segway-riding tourists. According to Izzy ...

Dana Carvey, George Bush, Church Lady, and Garth

Top events and things to do in San Diego this week, July 31–August 6

Cathryn Henning, education coordinator at Wild Willow Farm, will provide tools on how to be a conscious consumer, including how to decipher terms such as “organic,” “natural,” and “free-range.” There will be fresh-farmed veggies and ...

In this corner, a Fish Shop taco

Fresh catch seafood gets the corn tortilla treatment

Fresh, often local fish behind a counter that you may have made into a sandwich, salad, taco or beautifully grilled on a plate with a couple of healthy sides. What's not to love? Craft beer washes it down, and loyal customers brag about the place to their friends. It elevates PB's very existence.

3000+ cars, more than nine DUIs

Another night in P.B.

Authorities staging a DUI checkpoint in Mission Bay beginning Saturday night and running into Sunday morning were more successful than the June 6 screening in Oceanside, with a total of ten intoxicated individuals arrested in ...

Such a deck

Pacific Beach Shore Club expansion met with more resistance from residents

A group of residents has filed a second lawsuit against the city and California Coastal Commission for giving a popular bar and restaurant in Pacific Beach the green light to build an 1895-square-foot deck outside. ...

Spotty coverage in P.B.

Maxi dress to crop top with young ladies on the coast

The laid-back beach community of Pacific Beach has its own unique sense of style. Wardrobe basics consist of everything from bikinis and board shorts to maxi dresses and crop tops. On a perfect, 75-degree afternoon ...

Oh, gee, Oggi’s is growing!

Brewpub and pizza resto empire opening new stores and increasing reach

As reported back in January, Oggi’s Pizza & Brewing Co. is set to debut the first of its new Oggi’s Pizza Express venues at San Diego State University. The fast-casual spot is being installed in ...

Men knocked dead

Filmmaker explores "one punch homicide" in Pacific Beach

A Wisconsin filmmaker is revisiting a 2008 Pacific Beach beating death, among others across the country, in a documentary he hopes will spark a conversation about whether there should exist any acceptable level of violence ...

Eat like a caveman

Local butchers, chefs, and sommelier stir up a spring Paleo popup

On Sunday, April 27th, local Paleolithic diet advocates will host a dinner at Turquoise Cellars (5026 Cass Street, Pacific Beach) to demystify the so-called “Caveman Diet.” The dinner includes keynote speeches from local whole-animal butchers ...

The Patio on Lamont Street is worth a little drive

PB restaurant serves good enough grub to bring snobby Uptown types to sea level.

Decent wine list. Cool cocktails. Tasty, cold beers. A few inventive dishes, executed with skill, and some more pedestrian fare for the less adventurous. Nice ambiance, though too dark at night. Competent servers. Really, everything about the Patio on Lamont is what you'd look for at the price point. No disappointments. Worth a drive from outside PB, for sure.

He works for McDonald's — he is our spy

Watch out for tow trucks in P.B.

On March 7, 6:00 pm, as she left the dining room of McDonald's in Pacific Beach, a middle-aged woman named Irma caught a man spying into her empty car with a flashlight. As she reported ...

Stay away from PB

CicloSDias event next Sunday already dreaded by some

San Diego’s City Council approved a blockade of 2.5 miles of Garnet Avenue and two miles of Cass Street to take place next Sunday (March 30). A group which calls themselves CicloSDias was granted permission ...

Sailors help snuff fire at PB Denny’s dumpster

We’ve been trained for things like this.

The flames were shooting above the roof of the restaurant as crews from San Diego Fire-Rescue responded to a reported fire in the Denny’s parking lot at 10:32 p.m. on the evening of Saturday, March ...

A tale of two brewpubs

Urge nixes bowling, Amplified owner movin’ on up

This is a tale of two brewpubs…neither of which exist. This is nothing new for me, writing about businesses that aren’t yet tangible. In fact, reporting on the not-yet-realized dreams of hopeful brewers is pretty ...

Beer of the Week: Karl Strauss 25th Anniversary Barrel-Aged Doppelbock

Celebrating a quarter-century of San Diego craft brewing

How does a modern day San Diego brewing business go about celebrating a quarter-century of continual operation? It’s a daunting task and there is no blueprint for it, as none of our county’s 70 brewing ...

Pacific Beach bars on closure list

Another sunny winter day in Pacific Beach resulted in crowds of people on bikes and skating and walking along the boardwalk on Saturday, January 18. A noticeable difference in the beach scene must have brought ...

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