Pacific Beach News & Stories

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!

The End of Summer

The End of Summer Fire Run arrrives

The end of summer. Is it really? Beings how I haven’t even come close to a heat stroke yet it feels as though we’ve had more of a five month spring instead of a summer. ...

Pacific Beach United Methodist

Methodist pastor April Herron found God on a hilltop in Brazil.

We might already be in the kingdom here and now.

Beach Cruising

In PB, beach cruisers are the vehicle of choice. 18-year-old Yesenia Meadows rode her Isla Vista orange cruiser ($199) home from a shopping excursion at Urban Outfitters on Mission Boulevard. She wore a vintage chambray ...

Karl Strauss tasting room open

Uncle Karl’s PB production facility now ready for visitors

In April 2012, I wrote about “The Summer of Karl,” noting new developments for Karl Strauss Brewing Company. That included the 24-year-old stalwart, which is known for having been ahead of most local operations in ...

Beach Style: OB vs. PB

One of the greatest aspects of San Diego, apart from the stellar weather, is how each of it's neighborhoods has a distinct style. Take OB for instance, it is known as a mecca for free ...

Protest against Egyptian leadership in Pacific Beach

Two guys, one sign

Two Egyptian Americans walked along the boardwalk at Pacific Beach on Saturday, June 29th, letting people know how they feel about President Obama's support for Egypt's "dictator,” Mohamed Morsi, the country’s first democratically elected president. ...

Amplified Ale Works ups volume

California Kebab’s anniversary happening amid brewhouse flux.

Soup, gloop, fish, crêpe at the PB farmer's market

Cruising down Garnet, heading for the #30 bus at Mission and Felspar, when I find myself crossing Bayard. It’s closed off to traffic. Huh. Oh, yeah, it’s Tuesday. Must be the farmers’ market. Lots of ...

In P.B. the hotter you are the easier it is not to care

Fifteen intimate strangers

Author Maggie Young’s tell-all of her promiscuous days of booze and oblivion in the frenzied, lonely beach town of Pacific Beach.

Sidewalk café serves up noise

Al fresco no bueno, say opponents of the sidewalk-café ordinance

Opponents of councilman Kevin Faulconer’s sidewalk-café ordinance say outdoor diners will create even more noise on the streets.

PB Reality Stars

What the cast of PB Reality wore in La Jolla

PB has its own YouTube based reality show. I had no idea until I ran into the cast on Prospect Street in La Jolla last night. Pictured from left to right are Candace Monahan, Sarah ...

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