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Little Italy: Mezcal, corn dogs rule at Art & Commerce

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The 90-year-old art of making corn dogs is revived for the after-work crowd

"St. Germain?" says Christian. "The ketchup of cocktails." So wow. You know you’re in sophisticated circles just from that. He's mixing the yellowish French liqueur in with a bunch of other stuff, including absinthe. Me, I'm happy downing my Old ...

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Homebrews for guide dogs

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Local Habit hosting homebrew-driven fundraiser for service dog trainers

On Saturday, February 23, the statement “this restaurant’s gone to the dogs” will take on new meaning when Local Habit (3827 Fifth Avenue, Hillcrest) holds an event benefitting New Leash on Life, a non-profit organization raising puppies to serve as ...

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Dogs for UH

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Two of the best street foods join forces in one liquor store parking lot.

University Heights’ street food scene is exploding! Well, sort of. I cruised by the liquor store at Texas and Meade the other day and espied the new arrival of a food cart in the parking lot. The combination outfit features ...

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Dogs and dogs

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When the bar allows pets, should we call the tubular meats frankfurters to avoid confusion?

I don’t know why it took me so long to notice that this new-ish bar and drill in Hillcrest was open. I think I mistook it for a doggie daycare agency for a while, since it seems like one of ...

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Sausages’re off, love

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Sausage alert on India Street! Jerry, the cook who’s just as much an institution as Pete of Pete’s Quality Meats (1742-1/2 India Street, Little Italy, 619-234-1684), the place that’s famous for the sausages which Pete has always made right here ...

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Sausages for sail...!

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Carla’s gonna faint. She’s the hot dog guru. Knows her kielbasas from her bratwursts, her American mustards from her French. What happens is I’m at the Festival of Sail... http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/sep/02/30731/ ...between the Star of India and the long arcade of ...

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National Hot Dog Month: It Ain't Over Till I Say So

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“Hey!” says Carla. “Did you realize we’ve just missed National Hot Dog Month?” “Uh, yeah?” “July. And that’s my favorite food of all time. So let’s celebrate, quick!” This was last night. ’T’was early evening on Ms. Carla’s hair day, ...

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Weiner Dogs and Tortoise and a Barbeque

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On the way to the Turtle and Tortoise Show, we ran across the weiner dog picnic. It was a sunny, mild day in Balboa Park, just right for the San Diego Dachshund Club’s annual summer picnic. Barky little dogs and ...

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Coming Attractions: Sally and Henry's Doghouse Bar & Grill

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Dog friendly restaurants and bars are getting to be pretty common, and a new place in the Hillcrest/Banker's Hill neighborhood will add to the venues for dining with your four-legged friends. Sally and Henry's Doghouse Bar & Grill will be ...

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Delux Dogs: Open!

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For months it’s had brown paper covering the windows and a sign promising they’d be opening soon. Every time we come through, my official hot dog taster – Carla – looks longingly. “When, when, for crying out loud!” She’d say, ...

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Best Dog on a Stick?

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“Established 1894,” says this sign on top of the brick building. It’s the old Wonder Bread building that Mission Brewery has taken over (1441 L Street, 619-544-0555). But it’s what’s outside that interests me. There’s this truck that looks like ...

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Daddy's Hot Dogs

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There's been a little commentary on Feast! blogs that people would prefer to see local businesses over big, national places. That is sort of a double-edge sword, folks. At the end of the day, the industry is the industry and ...

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My Guilty Pleasure: Costco Hot Dogs

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Elizabeth Salaam’s recent Feast! blogs celebrating lunch at Target and Ikea, and Ed Bedford’s tribute to 7-11 hot dogs got me to thinking about one of my favorite guilty pleasures, the Costco hot dog. http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/mar/30/21910/ Food courts are the booty ...

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Hot Dog Cart in Balboa Park

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Not every sunny day at Balboa Park calls for lunch at the fancy restaurant with the patio. Sometimes, a girl wants to spend less and eat casually on a stone bench outside the Timken. Yesterday was such a day. It’s ...

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Perro Caliente!

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Heading south tomorrow! At least via Tin Fork. Full report on the most delicious hot dog in the SD/TJ metroplex. Clue: Swiss dogs, Hungarian wiener, Mexican heat… Except it's behind closed doors... This week's TF.

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Top Dogs in Coronado - Soon

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Coronado’s hot dog fanatics are just gonna have to wait a little bit longer. That’s what co-owner Kirsten Bertz says. The tiny slice of space between Postal Annex and Wag’n Tails on Orange Avenue promises an upgrade in dogs like ...

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Uptown Grunge Dog?

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So, I was wandering along University around eleven at night, looking for a bus, any bus that’d take me downtown. But, wait...yonder luminous red umbrella., lil white cart, the smell of grilled onions. People stopping, ordering…are we in TJ? No, ...

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Arrow Wars on Fifth

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Trottin’ down Fifth t’other night around ten, into the belly of the beast, da Gaslamp. Course my own belly's bawling out for something. Anything. Problem? Tapped out. Seems like I always am, this time of night. So definitely looking for ...

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Tijuana: Dogs de la Calle

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Shout out to the real thing. Past couple of times coming back from TJ I’ve ended up on the street, looking for one last dog. This time it’s around ten at night, corner of Avenida de la Amistad (“Friendship Avenue”) ...

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Best Dog In the Galaxy?

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Is this the best hot dog in the universe? OMG. It’s increíble! And tastes as good as it looks. I’m looking down at a viper’s nest of crispy candied onions, tomato chunks, a crooked line of yellow mustard with red ...

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