Patrick Henderson

Articles by Patrick Henderson

San Diego Reader's holiday guide 2019

Christmas Card Lane in Penasquitos, Santa run in Pacific Beach, helicopter Christmas lights ride in Oceanside, ugly sweaters in Vista, rescued bears in Alpine

There’s a war on Christmas. You can see it right on your TV; in fact, it’s your TV that’s the aggressor in this particular conflict. Lifetime has 20, count ’em, 20 new movies to go ...

San Diego Reader 2019 Burgers issue

From Oceanside to Escondido to Sherman Heights to Mount Laguna

Ian Anderson Look out for the burger of the day A hub for carnivores in Escondido’s historic downtown, it might be tough to notice the burgers past all the smoked meats and poutine. You’ll do ...

Reader 2019 Feast restaurant issue

New and old, from the Guadalupe Valley to Carlsbad

Food you’ll talk about later – Ian Anderson You may not think you want to drive 90-minutes beyond the Mexican border for a meal, but from the moment you take a seat, the reasons for ...

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, ...