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  • Blondes on Beer: Kilowatt lights up Ocean Beach brewing scene

    Blondes on Beer: Kilowatt lights up Ocean Beach brewing scene

    BLONDES ON BEER: Welcome to our inaugural Blondes on Beers column! As co-beer enthusiasts, we — Ashley Mackin-Solomon and Crystal Hoyt — will use this report to explore the breweries and tasting rooms in Ocean Beach and Point Loma. Though we are by no means "experts," we love beer and are here...

  • Blondes on Beer: Modern Times - A standout in the craft-beer era

    Blondes on Beer: Modern Times - A standout in the craft-beer era

    On this particular Saturday, there were nine India Pale Ales (IPAs) on tap. When asked what differentiates the Point Loma tasting room from their other four locations, our beertender explained that people travel from all over to visit “The Mothership.” He went on to say the beer selection is heavi

  • Blondes on Beer: Mike Hess Brewing - A new take on an old tradition in Ocean Beach/San Diego

    Blondes on Beer: Mike Hess Brewing - A new take on an old tradition in Ocean Beach/San Diego

    BLONDES ON BEER: Slightly off the beaten path of busy OB — about half a mile from the beach — sits the Mike Hess Brewing Ocean Beach tasting room. With a motto of "Great beer, no exceptions, no excuses," the brewery offers types you may know, with tastes you may not. The Claritas Kolsch for example,...

  • Reservation time for summer meals at The Marine Room in La Jolla

    Reservation time for summer meals at The Marine Room in La Jolla

    The Marine Room, a San Diego landmark and award-winning coastal treasure for more than 75 years, provides sweeping, panoramic views of La Jolla Shores, culinary excellence and uncompromising service. Here's a list of its summer celebrations: • Father's Day Sunday Brunch will feature Hazelnut Chocolate...

  • Kitchen Shrink: Dad's Day menus for your special guy

    Kitchen Shrink: Dad's Day menus for your special guy

    KITCHEN SHRINK: While some guys experience culinary nirvana scarfing down a heap of guacamole and pile of corn chips washed down with a can of fizzy fluid welded to their palm, others first inquire about food's provenance, and choose judiciously from both the sea (sustainable, wild caught, omega-3...

  • New seafood eatery opens in Bird Rock

    New seafood eatery opens in Bird Rock

    Seafood lovers rejoice: There’s a way to satisfy cravings for fish tacos AND sushi, in one restaurant. The family-owned Bird Rock Oyster and Sushi Bar opened for business just two months ago, and already it’s finding its niche within the community, developing a loyal customer base. Co-owners Gabriel...

  • Josefas Cocina Mexicana opens in La Jolla

    Josefas Cocina Mexicana opens in La Jolla

    • ON THE MENU: Juan Carlos Gomez’s family of restaurants has a new addition. Josefas Cocina Mexicana (which joins eateries El Agave (two locations), Iberico Spanish Bistro and Mola Gastro Bar) opened Sept. 16 at 909 Prospect St. “We are excited to be in La Jolla and bring our culinary innovation...

  • We Olive greets fall with taste events and new menu in La Jolla

    We Olive greets fall with taste events and new menu in La Jolla

    • BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: We Olive's general manager Chris Swain said the new season begs new experiences and flavors, and his tasting room stands ready to oblige. “We recently poured five new fall wines for our guests, and they sampled new dishes,” Swain said. “We’ve expanded our food service to...

  • Four dining venues await at Rancho Bernardo Inn

    Four dining venues await at Rancho Bernardo Inn

    — ON THE MENU: After a day of making the rounds on the golf course, patrons of the Rancho Bernardo Inn can spend their evenings casually making the rounds of the restaurants. Several eateries await, ranging from upscale dining to a sports bar setting. “We cater to a different crowd here (compared...

  • OB Warehouse: Newest Cohn Family Restaurant opens in Ocean Beach

    OB Warehouse: Newest Cohn Family Restaurant opens in Ocean Beach

    • ON THE MENU: It may be brand-new, but already OB Warehouse is often packed. The restaurant — which opened Aug. 7, 2014 — is the latest venture from the Cohn Restaurant Group, known for its dozens of award- winning eateries around San Diego County. “This project has been a long time in the making,...

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