Patrick Henderson

Articles by Patrick Henderson

San Diego Reader taco issue

San Ysidro, Logan Heights, Old Town, Pacific Beach, El Cajon, Gaslamp, Linda Vista, East Village, Kensington, Del Mar, La Mesa, Tecate, Tijuana

Mary Beth Abate No one knows the true origins of the taco One noted taco historian dates it back to the 19th century based on references to “taco de minero,” or miner’s tacos, alluding to ...

Whatever Lola's got

Six months in and already a taco destination

San Diegans rejoice, because we are experiencing a golden age of tacos. Great tacos are nothing new here. Taco shops are one of the things people miss most when they move away. But new taco ...

619 Spirits uses local spirits including own vodka brand

North Park's first urban distillery

Has there been a better time to be a boozehound in San Diego? As the craft beer scene has matured, some locals are branching out into other liquor areas and creating an intoxicating distillery scene ...

Theatre Box – one sweet splurge

Luxury and sugar in San Diego's Gaslamp

I love seeing movies in theaters, but it’s hard to leave home when you have a big screen TV, streaming and DVD options, big easy chairs, and food available for delivery. That cruel fact has ...

Lil' Piggy's – that glorious sauce

Texas-style, vinegar-based, and habanero

Ever taste something that immediately fulfills all the flavor dreams you’ve had in one bite? That’s how I feel about the habanero bbq sauce at Lil' Piggy’s Bar-B-Q in Coronado. I admit it: I’m a ...

A guilty trip to Wingstop

Buffalo-style plus cajun, lemon and pepper, garlic parmesan, and Korean

I admit it: I love buffalo-style chicken strips, but not the wings so much — too much work getting out all the meat. I’ve previously satisfied my jones at Epic Wings and Things, a locally-based, ...

A pizza my heart

Surf Rider Pizza makes a vegetarian pizza even meat eaters crave

I’m in a mixed marriage — my wife is a vegetarian and I eat meat. Usually, we are able to deal with our differences, but the one time when it does come up is when ...

Tacos next to Old Town cemetery

Waitress didn't get the pina colada joke

Tahona Bar in Old Town is one of those places that is going to get a lot of jokes, just because of its location: next to the Old Town cemetery. “Tahona? I’m dying to go ...

San Diego Reader 2018 Holiday issue

SD Mission candlelight, Borrego's Christmas Circle, Oceanside boat rides, Rose Parade floats, Jewish Christmas, Julian tea, Tierrasanta lights, North Pole train, Kumeyaay solstice, Irish New Year

You don’t have to do anything this holiday season. Despite what the song says, you don’t have to deck the halls, join the chorus, or don any sort of gay apparel. You don’t have to ...

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