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One barrel at a time at Embarcadero Brewing

It feels like beer history in National City

This past September, National City’s first homebrewing supply shop officially became National City’s first craft brewery. In a number of ways, Embarcadero Brewing and Supply feels like a time capsule out of San Diego craft ...

Nostalgia and sea trout at Goody's Sushi

Go for the fish, stay for the tempura PB&J

Lunchtime on a Saturday, and a Reserved sign was placed before every seat at the sushi bar at Goody's Sushi & Grill. Sitting nearby, I watched as, all at once, customers trickled in to claim ...

Purple cake is just a highlight

Forty years of Filipino baked goods in National City

I’ve been missing out on Filipino baked goods. And considering Valerio’s City Bakery has been making them in National City since 1979, I’ve been missing out for a good forty years. During that time, the ...

Makeover of Paradise Creek and Kimball Park

Solar totem poles along the bridge

“I don’t know if you saw it before, it was not a very nice area,” said Nadia Nunez about Paradise Creek where it runs through Kimball Park in National City. Nunez is community manager for ...

Yo quiero gorditas

Doing better than the “best Mexican restaurant”

If you watched a lot of Taco Bell commercials in the late 90s, you might have been left with the impression that gorditas are large tacos made with pitas instead of tortillas. However, like a ...

National City Photos

Historic "Brick Row" in National City. ...

The historic Wallace Dickinson House in ...

National city. Ship yard sunset

Giant Tree with Rope Swing in ...

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