Sherman Heights Stories

Bad barbeque, good reviews?

Disappointing ribs and the people who claim to love them

I don't enjoy writing a bad review any more than I enjoy eating bad food. It's just a cruelty of logic that the two always go together. The whole thing leaves a bitter taste in ...

Hot, cool, beautifully squishy at La Fachada

This courtyard is an oasis from the streets of Sherman Heights.

Sherman Heights. Around seven in the evening. I’m standing over the grilled onions, breathing in their fumes. And the blackened green jalapeños. Man. You cannot beat this. With most Mexican food trucks, the health authorities ...

A taco platter silver lining

Learning the true meaning of antojitos

Due more to bad luck than to any exhilarating lifestyle choice, I've found a nail stuck in my tire four times the past two years. It's made me somewhat of a regular at a Grant ...

Prayers are ready to bleed

Killwave duo's vocalist incurs severe burn during filming of music video.

The new video from killwave duo Prayers, “Ready to Bleed,” was filmed in the alleyway behind vocalist Rafael Reyes’s home in Sherman Heights and at Saint Jude’s Catholic Church in Shelltown. “Both are heavy gang ...

Adventures in Adobada: Tacos El Paisa

Sherman Heights landmark remains true to the taste of Tijuana

In deference to the spirit of Yuletide cheer, let’s kick off our inquiry into the mesmerizing porcine monument known interchangeably as adobada and al pastor with a success story. Tacos El Paisa (2494 Imperial Avenue, ...

Celebrating Mexican independence in Sherman Heights

The food way is the good way at Ma Eugenia's.

Ma Eugenia would hear the cry every year. It was the cry of Don Miguel Gregorio Antonio Ignacio Hidalgo-Costilla y Gallaga Mandarte Villaseñor. Okay, Father Hidalgo to you and me. He gave that famous cry ...

Decision in Sherman Heights Walmart case could spell trouble for opponents of North Park Jack in the Box

Recent ruling finds Walmart misrepresented proposal. However, too late for mitigation to take place.

One is a large box store in Sherman Heights. The other is a Jack in the Box fast-food restaurant in North Park. Both have sent the City to court for allowing them to build outside ...

No One Cares About Being Cool

An outsider is permitted to experience a variety of San Diego social clubs from the inside.

Protesters Gather as Demolition of Farmers Market Building Begins

About 60 protesters gathered early Wednesday morning in front of the Farmers Market Building, a historic Sherman Heights structure, dating to the 1920s, whose tower and grain silo are visible to drivers on Interstate 5. ...

Interloper

My cell phone makes a faint sound, and I fumble for it. Perplexed, I summon up a text message, momentarily tuning out the buzz of Spanish conversation around me. “Welcome to Mexico,” Verizon tells me. ...

“Ghetto” is not an adjective

Author: Michael Slomanson Valladolid Neighborhood: Barrio Logan Age: 32 Occupation: Counselor It’s a noun. It’s the place where I live. It’s Barrio Logan, to be exact, but that lone fact is insignificant, really. There’s no ...

We Could End Up Looking Like Phoenix

The two small Victorian homes on 20th Street in Sherman Heights that Louise Torio and her husband Steve Veach have restored are examples of how the Mills Act can benefit the owners, their neighborhood, and ...

Ethical Conflicts Loom for CCDC

Centre City Development Corporation's board members -- all connected with the real estate industry in their professional lives -- are constantly running into potential conflicts of interest. But there is a broader issue: this developer-friendly ...

Best of 2003: Best Soul-Stirring Sermons

Calvary Baptist Church 719 Cesar Chavez Parkway, Sherman Heights 619-233-6487 It's in the city's African-American churches that the rhetorical tradition has remained most vibrant, and Reverend W. James Smith, senior pastor at Calvary Baptist Church ...

Best of 2003: Best Li'l Pub With Grub

Happy Hour Sports Bar 2519 Market Street, Sherman Heights (No phone) If you blink, you'll pass it. Just listen for Mookie and Runt. The dogs will bark their heads off at you, the first time. ...

Best of 2001: Best New Mexico Enchiladas

Salazar's Fine Mexican Food 1502 Market, Sherman Heights 619-238-9674 It's not the flashiest part of town, but for 28 years Frank Salazar's adobe-style New Mexico coffee shop has been a little oasis of old Spanish-speaking ...

Best of 2001: Best One Hour Lesson In Victorian Architecture

Villa Montezuma 1925 K Street, Sherman Heights 619-239-2211 Friday through Sunday, 10:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The Jesse Shepard House, also known as the Villa Montezuma, offers a break from tract-housing suffocation. Built in 1887, it is ...

Best of 2001: Best Hangover Cure

Coctelería La Playita 2121 Imperial Avenue, Sherman Heights 619-702-6059 also at 5185 Clairemont Mesa Boulevard 858-715-6773 Around 9:30 a.m., in the restaurant street inside the Farmers' Market, you'll often see a rack of well-dressed men ...

Maximum Impact

Louise Torio doesn't expect to see the glare of stadium spotlights, hear the collective roar of thousands of baseball fans, or sit immobile in downtown traffic for almost three years. Yet she is already worried ...

Snarls, Inc.

The elderly gent didn't stand a chance. Last Wednesday morning, 7:20 a.m., two pit bulls jumped him the moment he came out with his trash into the alley at 24th and J Streets in Sherman ...

Join our
newsletter list

Enter to win $25 at Broken Yolk Cafe

Each newsletter subscription
means another chance to win!

Close