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What was thought hot 45 years ago

Reader guide to San Diego 1973

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 ...

1974 San Diego guide to restaurant reviews

Eleanor Widmer makes debut

The Paprika “Think of Hungarian cuisine and you think of sour cream, soups, and liquid-plenty stews, more ways of cooking cabbage than anyone could think possible, and dumplings, and hot noodle desserts, and light fairy-fragile ...

Paprika Restaurant on State Street, downtown

He stirred the goulash with a wrench

Every other Wednesday lunch you can order stuffed cabbage, on Friday night there's roast piglet. Hungarian sausage for $2.45 at every lunch, and espresso for 50 cents, which arrives in a plain coffee cup.

Five San Diego omelets

Bully's Del Mar, Gatekeeper, John's Waffle Shop, Rancherita, Cafe del Rey Moro

The micro-mini hostess in Racquel Welch hair, dressed in deep decadent red to match the menu, asks bluntly, “Do you want a drink?”

Joyce Carol Oates' Marriages and Infidelities

Forever inventive, but never profoundly imaginative

Love and marriage Love and marriage They go together Like a horse and carriage This I tell you brother You can't have one You can't have one You can't have one Without the other "Love ...

1973 San Diego guide to a year of restaurant reviews

Small bites

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 ...

At the Grant Grill there was no turtle soup left, no gazpacho left, and no vichyssoise

But it's not another phony Hotel Circle-Shelter Island restaurant

All this crazy activity doesn't mean that the Grant Grill is just another phoney Hotel Circle-Shelter Island restaurant. It's not, it’s not at all. It's a real restaurant, a big city restaurant with white tablecloths and napkins.

Anti-Nixon demonstration from Newton Park to Balboa Park

The last march?

January 20 was no day, as it has been traditionally, of uniting behind the President. Counterinaugural parades and speeches were held in cities around the world to protest not only Nixon policy in Vietnam but ...

The Selling of the the Christian Science Monitor

"First the blade, then the ear, then the full grain in the ear."

Last week a a panel of four journalists from the Christian Science Monitor toured the West Coast from Seattle to Los Angeles presenting political predictions for 1973. Their primary purpose, as their well-organized, well-modulated appearance ...

R. Buckminster Fuller's vision for our future

There are now, by the way, over 50,000 geodesic domes. I wonder why there aren't more.

At 8:00 p.m. last Friday, Buckminster Fuller, inventor of the geodesic dome, began speaking to a crowded gym. nasium at Mira Costa College in Oceanside. At 9:50, when we finally left, he was still talking, ...

The Effects of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds, at the Cassius Carter

Most professional

After last Tuesday night's opening of Paul Zindel's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, The Effects of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds, Asaad Kelada, the director, asked the audience for feedback. The praise he received was lavish and ...

The Greenery on Mission Blvd. and Garnet

A genuine Southern California restaurant.

The building on the southwest corner of Mission Boulevard and Garnet Avenue in Pacific Beach has seen a lot of changes. First there was Oscar's and then the short-lived dance joint The Bushwacker. This summer ...

The Blue Man: The Poor Man's Auberge

A pocket of French resistance in Lemon Grove

My friends constantly complain that in San Diego there are no good, inexpensive, hole-in-the-wall restaurants like those of New York or San Francisco. True, they are difficult to ferret from the morass of eating places ...

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