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100+ Places to Go After Dark in San Diego

Nighttime to-dos: Speakeasies, dive bars, hipsters, art exhibitions, brewskies, craft cocktails, and more!

No Kiss-In, Lots of Chicken at Restaurant Protest

The Midway District Chick-fil-A location had a long line of customers waiting to eat when I arrived for lunch at 11:00 a.m. on August 1. It took at least one hour to get inside to ...

Maryjane's Champagne Punch

Besides 20 years of mixing cocktails — the last five at Maryjane’s — Marcos Villalobos’s résumé includes his history of working for human resources in the corporate world. “In HR I would have people come ...

August 1, 2012
Letters

Responsible Community There needs to be a part two to the story “That Could Never Happen to Me,” (July 19) because there is more than one crime with these incidents. It’s horribly unfortunate (but not ...

August 1, 2012
Fertile Ground

Campo had a post at that three-freakin’-star Michelin restaurant, and he comes back to sell tacos?

August 1, 2012
Film Festival Producer Faves

Kevin Leap, President, board of directors, San Diego Film Foundation Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!: Can’t get enough of this so-wonderfully-bad-it’s-good black-and-white 1965 Russ Meyer film about three race-car-driving go-go–clad vixens tearing across the desert and ...

August 1, 2012
Wee Hours in San Diego

Spin Nightclub This three-story, 10,000-square-foot club in industrial Middletown stays open until 6:00 a.m. and is home to two of our most spectacular underground-bass nights. For the past year-and-a-half, Wobble Events has hosted out-of-town electronic ...

August 1, 2012
Kick Up Your Heels

Shake your groove thang on dance floors from La Jolla to TJ.

August 1, 2012
Artsy Funsy

San Diego's late-night art scene: Art in the Park, Drink & Draw, Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School, Pasaje Rodriguez, and more.

Hip Hip ... Hooray!

SD's hipster scene: Don a pair of oversized glasses, skinny jeans, and an ironic t-shirt, then put a bird on it and head out.

August 1, 2012
Mix Masters

The Tractor Room Inspired by the barnyard speakeasies of Prohibition-era rural Chicago, the Tractor Room’s cocktails cater to those who relish poison in their potion. After all, what’s the point of ordering a $10 drink ...

August 1, 2012
Brew Ha Ha

Monkey Paw For most, laying claim to three of the most widely respected craft-beer bars in a city obsessed with artisanal suds would be enough. But not for Scot Blair. The neighborhood-watering-hole mogul behind Hamilton’s ...

Fast, Cheap, and Out of Control

Tin Can Alehouse At the Tin Can Alehouse you can see some of the coolest local and touring underground bands for $5–$7 Monday–Saturday. Or you could just wait a year and see some of those ...

August 1, 2012
Speakeasy

Noble Experiment 777 G Street, 619-888-4713, nobleexperimentsd.com Passage to Noble Experiment comes via a fake wall of kegs at the back of Neighborhood, an East Village hang. This portal makes for a mood-setting kickoff to ...

August 1, 2012
Braised Lamb Shanks

Interview with Chef Ryan Studebaker, at the intersection of Southern and French.

August 1, 2012
The Evolution of Avi Buffalo

“What’s in it for someone with nothing to do? What’s in it for me?” asks Avigdnor Zahner-Isenberg in the debut single of his band Avi Buffalo. Indeed, Avi Buffalo was apparently born out of times ...

August 1, 2012
Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve Waterfall Hike

A cascading waterfall is the cool reward.

Trailer Man's Radio Goes to 11

The Padres go camping…well, not quite.

August 1, 2012
Marc Intravaia Saw Jimi

Interview with guitarist Marc Intravaia, who was unimpressed with Jimi Hendrix at one time.

August 1, 2012
A raccoon family comes to live with an Ocean Beach family

The raccoon noise at the Maggards’ Narragansett Avenue apartment in Ocean Beach began in early May. They were often awakened around three in the morning to a racket above their bedroom. At first, they thought ...

August 1, 2012
The Bulldog

Mothers are known to think their daughters-in-law are evil, but I’m pretty sure they don’t go saying it to their faces. Especially mothers-in-law like mine: pre–Civil Rights era women who are always striving to keep ...

August 1, 2012
What Summer Slump?

Thursday 2Indie band du jour? Man, non, indie band du nuit! You come across the word “autumnal” a lot when reading about Jersey boys Real Estate. Moody but never morose, they’re more of a summer-nights ...

August 1, 2012
Flies on Urinals and Their Other Dirty Habits

Yo Matt,Why do so many urinals have stickers of flies in them? Although I don’t see them everywhere, I have been seeing them more frequently over the past couple years. And while we’re sort of ...

August 1, 2012
Natural Foodies

Prop 37 would require labeling of food made from genetically modified ingredients.

August 1, 2012
Dax Riggs Redefines Dax Riggs

Dax Riggs used to front a Louisiana sludge-metal band in the ’90s called Acid Bath. From then to now, I don’t think he’s changed all that much. Riggs might disagree, but I still hear the ...

August 1, 2012
Low Pay, High Peril

Public television station KPBS, owned and operated by San Diego State University, is looking for a new reporter for its Mexican-border beat, according to a recent posting on the website of SDSU’s Research Foundation. According ...

August 1, 2012
Hail to the Chief Storyteller

Kim Mohiuddin, of Movin’ On Up Resumes, says it’s your storytelling that could land you the job. I see that you call yourself Chief Career Storyteller of your company. What does that mean? I help ...

Screw U: The Next Bubble May Be Higher Education

In economics, a bubble is something that trades at prices far beyond its intrinsic value. Fasten your seat belt: the next bubble may be higher education. The $1 trillion of student debt is clearly a ...

August 1, 2012
Buy Chicken, Enjoy Kiss-In at Restaurant in Midway District

Chick-fil-A, the low-key fast food restaurant located at 3570 Sports Arena Boulevard, may get some undesired attention on Wednesday, August 1. Gay-marriage proponents, upset over the stance that Chick-fil-A CEO Dan T. Cathy took on ...

Testing the O's

In the testing kitchen: cereals shaped like O’s and hugs.

August 1, 2012
Bad Debts to Self

Democratic state senator Juan Vargas, whom many regard as a virtual shoo-in for Congress after his victory last month over ex–state senator Denise Ducheny, a fellow Democrat, still has a few major bills outstanding from ...

August 1, 2012
Yun'er's Bell

Yun’er’s Bell The first month, Early auspicious, Dinghai day I, Yun’er, the younger son of King Kang of Xu, chose these Auspicious Metals to cast myself a harmonious bell: Endlessly peal and toll! Primally call ...

A Sunday Morning After a Saturday Night

She’s so happy, this girl, she’s sending out sparks like a brush fire, so lit with life her eyes could beam airplanes through fog, so warm with his loving we could blacken our toast on ...

August 1, 2012
New Beginning

An ex-felon feels fortunate to work with the homeless.

August 1, 2012
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