Pacific Beach News & Stories

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 ...

Tree fire in Pacific Beach ends Christmas season

Two buildings endangered, flames out in a few minutes

San Diego Fire-Rescue responded to a report of heavy smoke seen rising from a Pacific Beach alley on Sunday night, January 12, at 6:25 p.m. The crew arrived at the 4700 block of Mission Boulevard ...

Pacific Beach residents fight Denny’s liquor license

“There are just too many licenses already packed into one area.”

Diners in Pacific Beach may soon be able to order a beer with their bacon and eggs — that is, if the state Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control board grants the Denny's restaurant on Mission ...

2013’s Best New Brewing Companies

The finest of an unprecedentedly extensive rookie class

As I did last year, I’m calling out the best new brewing operations to debut in 2013 or so late last year that they didn’t qualify for the 2012 rookie of the year race. Last ...

Fried clams and lobster rolls at Bite of Boston

Pacific Beach restau pays homage to Red Sox with special deals on New England seafood dishes

The fact that the Boston Red Sox won the World Series has almost zero bearing on San Diego’s restaurant scene. Almost zero. So many New England sports fans live in San Diego — particularly in ...

Abandoned briefcase brings bomb squad to Pacific Beach

Suspect apprehended after he took off running from police

Shortly after 11 a.m. this morning, November 23, San Diego police officers responded to a call from a concerned employee at the Diamond Head Inn who reported that an unknown man had left a briefcase ...

Beer of the Week: Pacific Beach Pumpkin Ale

Letting would-be Jack O’Lanterns fulfill their autumn destiny

Craft beer can be a hard sell in Pacific Beach. Though artisanal ales and lagers are finally starting to show up in greater quantity, bland fermented beverages described as “lite” and served out of receptacles ...

Almost Free Beer at Amplified Ale Works

Pacific Beach brewpub’s beer has assets beyond good flavor

OK, now that you’re paying attention, I’ll admit to crafting a title geared to garner a click or two. What I’m actually talking about is beer that is almost gluten-free. Yes, again. Two weeks ago, ...

Peter Pan in San Diego

Three single men — none of them good

Do San Diego men suffer from Peter Pan Syndrome? The San Diego women who have to date them sure do!

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