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Doug Benson’s High On Comic-Con

The comedian will record his Doug Loves Movies podcast at House of Blues next week

If anyone needs a poster child for the powers of marijuana, look at Doug Benson. The 50-year-old comedian grew up in San Carlos and El Cajon before moving to Los Angeles to pursue an acting ...

Everyone's a wiener at Sausage Fest

July 16 event lets foodies try the best of the würst

"Last year Tender Greens won Sausage Fest,” says JSix executive chef Christian Graves. “They haven’t been invited back this year because they peed in the bushes, and jumped in the pool.” Now in its third ...

Cocktails as ephemeral art

The best craft cocktails are miniature works of ephemeral art. Here today, gone to stomach. Cat Eye Club This retro-style tiki bar looks and feels like a mid-century living room. Fruity cocktails served in glasses ...

Caesar Salad turns 90?

Legend says the famous salad was created July 4, 1924

July 4 not only marks America’s 238th birthday, but, if the legend is correct, it’s also the 90th anniversary of what is arguably the region’s greatest contribution to culinary culture: The Caesar Salad. “I think ...

Red Door makes Dad-in-law happy

Mission Hills eatery impresses with freshness, flavor

Around Father’s Day, I decided to take my father-in-law out for a meal. Just the two of us. He’s a great guy who does a lot of stuff for my kids so I wanted to ...

Top vittles from a top chef

Little Italy eatery lives up to the hype

Even before its opening, Juniper And Ivy was one of the biggest news stories in the San Diego food scene. Having a winner of Top Chef Masters like Richard Blais as your main chef will ...

Hanna's Gourmet: Neat meat loaf

BeHe brunch spot excels at dinner too

As if Adams Avenue didn’t already have enough good dinner spots. Now Hanna’s Gourmet, long a popular weekend brunch spot, is serving dinner — and it's good. Hanna’s has been expanded from its original use ...

Puesto: F-ing awesome!

Filet mignon taco among the best tacos ever made — period.

If you go to Puesto, you’re going to do a lot of cursing. Not in a bad way, but along the lines of “This taco is f-ing awesome!” or “This is an f-ing great margarita!” ...

Good food for the fourth day

Spike Africa's seafood spot does it right in the Gaslamp

You ever spend a few days with people who are showing you their city and all the hot spots in the tourist guide? By the time the fourth day rolls around, if you’re lucky and ...

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