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viewer Jan. 9, 2014 @ 5:45 p.m.

As I seen 'Buena Park' mentioned: I remember of a multi-story "NABISO" bldg (in Buena Park) in the 1960-1970s.

To Readerreg: the original business name was called 'Cardiff Seaside Market', in its earliest years.


Visduh Jan. 28, 2017 @ 10:31 p.m.

Unfamiliar as I am with that part of San Diego, I'll have to accept your appraisal. But it does have a reputation for high prices that empty tourist wallets--or more likely corporate coffers--while delivering enough to keep the tourists coming back.


Visduh Jan. 28, 2017 @ 8:10 p.m.

I think the notion that tourists will lap it up and pay inflated prices for ho-hum food and drinks is just right on the money. There was a time when Oceanside had little tourism, except for the harbor area. But now it has the hotels and "resorts" that were built in recent years, and is actually getting a chance to milk tourists. So, in the highest traditions of San Diego and other coastal spots, it is going to go for it. Pay the prices if you want to, but don't forget that these operations don't care if you ever come back. They'll do just fine with the steady stream of tourists who show up and love it regardless of the prices, quality, or service.


Don Bauder Feb. 6, 2017 @ 2:06 p.m.

Mike Murphy: Oh no -- not just local. The Teamsters fund made many investments on projects headed by Mafiosi -- heavily in Las Vegas, but in other places outside of San Diego, too. Irvin Kahn tapped into filthy Teamsters/Shenker money for San Diego, which was one of the larger recipients of Teamster bucks. Best, Don Bauder


North County has less heroin today

Forty-six gang members rounded up

Federal indictments unsealed yesterday (March 1) charge 55 drug dealers and gang members with crimes including money-laundering, robberies, vehicle thefts, burglaries, assaults, and trafficking in heroin, methamphetamine, and firearms. The gang members operated in North ...

Readerreg Jan. 9, 2014 @ 7:26 a.m.

To S.D. Reader, Candice Reed:

Your cover story , January 9, 2014, is important * and very appreciated. It is really helpful to learn the difference between "natural" (???) and Organic. I especially liked the reference to Blue Heron Farms strawberries, which my family loves and which we purchase at Seaside Market, in Cardiff. We also love and purchase Blue Heron Farms lettuce and whatever of their products are available at Seaside Market. You can taste the difference of their produce from any other. I am really pleased to know that they sell their products to Farmer's Markets and I shall look for them there, also.

  • We all need to understand the importance of eating foods without chemical pesticides for our health! If it is possible to grow healthy produce we must support all efforts to do so.

Thank you.


A distillery in a barn in a brewery

Brewery & Distillery lives up to its name, gets into spirits

Making liquor, in addition to beer, has been a part of the business plan since the beginning for Santee's BNS Brewing & Distilling Co. — it's right there in the name. Despite an early change ...

jimdey Aug. 29, 2015 @ 3:27 p.m.

Hahaha! That's so funny! I mean, unless your brother is an addict and you have a friend who lost a son to a needle infection.

So, what social tragedy will you make light of next? Oh, I know! How about human trafficking! That should be good for some laughs!


dwbat Oct. 7, 2015 @ 5:52 p.m.

There are postings on constantly asking "Yelpers" to write positive reviews for payment. So their reviews can't be believed anymore, esp. the favorable ones.


Dryw Keltz Oct. 7, 2015 @ 7:50 p.m.

Great article on a great topic. I knew that many small businesses (especially restaurants) have been grumbling about Yelp, but I thought it was just due to negative reviews. It's interesting to learn that Yelp simply filters out the reviews they want to filter out, and keeps what works for them. I just noticed that the site gives the option to sort reviews by the date they were written ("Newest First" etc) and I will always use this method to navigate their reviews from now on. It's still a downer to think that even new reviews can be deleted almost immediately after they are written though. There is definitely a Big Brother feel to Yelp's algorithm in this sense. It would just be better if the site posted all the reviews in order from newest to oldest, then give the option to sort for 'best," "worst," "oldest," etc. An algorithm doesn't really make sense for their reviews because, once you find out there is an algorithm for their reviews, it just leaves you wondering, "Why in the world does a website need an algorithm for how they post reviews?" Just post the reviews in order...especially for restaurants. Menus change, staffs change, owners change, the negative or positive review from two years ago might just be completely irrelevant today. Of course, groups could pile on negative reviews in unison, so even the "newest reviews first" system has its flaws. The fact that they just randomly delete some reviews that don't fit their ALGORITHM (UGHHHHHH) is just pure awfulness. The multiple reports about Yelp advertising badgering is pretty disheartening as well. It just feels like the algorithm is an excuse to be able to manipulate the reviews however they wish, while remaining under the guise of it being some technological marvel of negative vs. positive review placement. Just more silicon valley tech BS hiding behind the sacred algorithm to eliminate any semblance of transparency. Yelp should tread carefully regarding how they treat both their businesses and their reviewers...the Facebook to their MySpace might be just around the corner.


Maine lobster in North Park

Pete’s Seafood and Sandwich brings the crustacean

My Boston-bred man loves a good New England style lobster roll. So much so that during our biannual visit to Martha’s Vineyard for the past few years we’ve combed the island to find what David ...

Visduh Dec. 12, 2015 @ 8:47 a.m.

Candice, while I've also lived in Vista since the mid-80's, BBQ joints have come and gone. Recently Famous Dave's filled the bill for us, and yes, I know it was part of a chain. Now it is closed, pushed out by an avaricious landlord who wanted a big rent increase. So, it is nice to know there's a rib place in town where when you bit into one, the meat "fell off the bone." The prices seem a bit steep, but that's the way it is nowadays.

As to the two new restaurants in town with very similar names, both involving pigs that fly, it's hard to imagine anything more confusing. It's as if both owners refused to blink, and now their operations will be endlessly mistaken for the other one. Not too smart, I'd say, and one of them will suffer needlessly.


JustWondering Oct. 8, 2018 @ 3:29 p.m.

Been a regular customer at Island Prime and C-Level for years. The food is always delicious, prepared just to our liking and thoughtfully designed with new and interesting favor combinations. Their homemade “PopOvers” and jalapeño butter are, as you say, a special treat, and maybe unique as well. But when you think of both restaurants it’s the staff and management that make the meal so much more enjoyable. From the “busboys”, wait staff all the way to the Executive Chef/Partner they truly are caring folks who bend-over-backwards to make you feel welcome and your time with them will be memorable.