Patrick Henderson

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Easily the best carnitas in San Diego

Albert’s Mexican Food Albert’s, located in a lowly strip mall, is known for gigantic rolled tacos that are huge and filling. One of the daily specials is usually a burrito with some form of meat ...

"Lean on Me," in creole

San Diego students bring instrumental aide to Haitian children

Some high-school students might spend their summer vacationing in Mexico. Not Max Oestreicher. The 17-year-old plans to spend his vacation in Haiti. For the second year in a row. Oestreicher, who lives in La Mesa ...

"Hot Rod" DeMink firing on all pistons

Local blues man anticipates upcoming Gator by the Bay showcase

Blues guitarist Jerry DeMink has played music professionally for 30 years in front of all types of audiences. Still, he admits being daunted at a recent gig: Playing for the children at an orphanage down ...

Digital tip jar

Like many music fans, Jeff Storm loves the selection he gets from streaming music services such as Spotify and Pandora. Unlike most of them, he feels guilty that the artists he loves are getting streamed ...

More like a patio in someone’s house than a restaurant

Draft For a restaurant located at an amusement park, Draft is much better than it has to be. As many as 69 beers available. Happy hour (Monday through Friday from 4–6 p.m. and then from ...

Belle and Sebastian's latest LP may sound like a disco album but it's not

“When we talk about ‘disco’ we have different ideas. I think of Arthur Russell and underground dance music.”

Loony in La Mesa

Look out for the Loons, London

“Bands from the 1960s evolved based on the technology. We ignored technological advances ... the evolutions are personal.”

Hock and roll

Treasure troves of used gear

A songwriter looking for material could do worse than to work in a pawn shop. Moris Adato, the general manager of CashCo pawn shop in City Heights, hears the type of stories that make for ...

Common denominator

Halloween 2013 was a good day for Oscar Carrion and Andre Flores. That’s the day the duo, who make up the band Citrus, finally scared up a vocalist after ten years of playing together. “We’ve ...

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