Patrick Henderson

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Midwest meets Middle East

American by way of Azerbaijan at Cafe 21

If I were visiting from out of town for a week and staying in the Gaslamp, I might pass by Cafe 21 a few times before I gave it a chance because it doesn’t look ...

License to Spill

007’s martini choices leave local bartenders shaken

James Bond not only rules the box office, but the super spy has also shaken and stirred trends at cocktail bars since the 1960s. With the release of the latest Daniel Craig flick Spectre, some ...

The Sloths are back from the grave

Hollywood High garage-rock group — 50 years later!

When the Sloths play the Casbah November 9, the 1960s-era garage band will have a famous guest: Jason from the Friday the 13th films. “There’s a guy I know down there who does a great ...

Sushi at SeaWorld?

Smoothies and wraps are your best bet

No one goes to a theme park for food. I get that. But I don’t understand why SeaWorld doesn’t sell sushi. When I see those those beautiful sea creatures at the park, I get hungry. ...

The return of Ryn Weaver

"In New York, I miss what I don’t have in San Diego, but growing up I felt like a black sheep”

Want to see Ryn Weaver’s November 4 show at the House of Blues? You could buy a ticket or you could just ask her mother, Cynthia. “My mom is the worst when it comes to ...

Octopus is the star fish

Los Pinos Seafood shines in a strip mall

I try to differentiate between places that are worth driving to and places that are good if I’m in the neighborhood. Taco shops are part of what makes San Diego great, but most of them ...

Good food at the amusement park?

Cannonball makes a splash in Mission Beach

After 90 years in existence, Belmont Park is starting to become a food destination. Draft opened in 2014 and, more recently, Cannonball, a Pacific Rim restaurant with lots of sushi options. Cannonball sits atop Draft ...

New York battles Chicago in University City

Head to head at Regents Pizzeria

We’ve been having an argument around the homestead: Which pizza style is better, thin crust or thick? As much as I love New York, I find the smug attitude the citizens have towards their thin-style ...

A master of MasterChef in La Mesa

Sandoval beat out 19 other contestants to make the top 3

La Mesa’s Claudia Sandoval is one of the top-three finalists for this season of MasterChef, a cooking show on the Fox Network. She stands to win a book deal and $250,000. When she was picked ...

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