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Stories by Jeff Weinstein

What was thought hot 45 years ago

1973 San Diego guide to San Diego guidebooks What Neil Morgan never told you. 1973 San Diego guide to the San Diego Reader Who are these people? 1973 San Diego guide to cheesecake Supermarket, specialty ...

January 5, 2019
Village Voice food critic Jeff Weinstein revisits his gustatory past in San Diego

There's an unbroken line from highchair to dining chair that follows my profile faithfully.

Last suppers ordered by inmates on Texas's death row

My friend James recently left an astounding list on my desk: "Final Meals Requested by Inmates Executed in Texas." Two pages, 34 names (all men), 28 meals. He picked it up from a Mr. Brown, ...

November 21, 1990
San Diego overview – writing contest winner

san diego, lyrics: mr. history looks down on the city i don’t want you to think san diego sounds funny. i don’t understand why the most powerful feeling this city evokes, at sunset, a sort ...

December 9, 1976
1973 San Diego guide to a year of restaurant reviews

Small Bites From A Year’s Feast of Reviews The Blue Man “...This tiny French restaurant, located in the unlikely town of Lemon Grove, is the most exciting one I’ve discovered in the four years I've ...

Jeff Weinstein flays the Prophet Vegetarian Restaurant

I asked for a dinner of stuffed mushrooms, and was served a visually beautiful dish of dark circlets sitting in white glistening sauce, out of which bean sprouts grew like hair.

March 29, 1973
L'Auberge on Carmel Valley Road

In a previous column I suggested that one kind of restaurant which deserves to be the object of review is the "pretentious-enough-to-warrant-some-kind-of-critical-response" establishment, because "the public should not be ripped-off." Calling attention to shortcomings is ...

What to say about a Tijuana restaurant

The menu changes every day. Every day! That went out years ago in most places. They do real cooking, so you can always say "the cook got drunk and the cat fell in the stew" or something.

February 15, 1973
The Poop Deck in Oceanside

Should a reviewer “pan” a struggling restaurant, if it is sincerely bad? Should the reviewer bother to talk about a place which “everyone knows" is good and will prosper whether or not the review is written.

February 1, 1973
Ciao! Manhattan would be dead if entirely fictional

I sympathize with "Suan" — Edie Sedgewick — asking this simple question about the running dialogue in part of Ciao! Manhattan, a film at the Academy Theater, because I wondered, in a larger way, to ...

December 14, 1972
The Reader dines out at the Shanghai in La Jolla

Some waiters are more adept than others in understanding that you don’t want MSG in your food (all Chinese restaurants I’ve eaten in use too much MSG unless you request otherwise).

December 7, 1972
A Perfect Parody of a San Diego Beer Bar

The jukebox switched to “Funkier Than A Mosquiter’s Tweeter” and most of the people at the bar started mouthing the words. One man shooting pool almost hit our soups with his cue. Someone in the room screamed.

November 23, 1972
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