Thanks to the babe & a fancy new food processor, La Lee, our Texican Chef breaks down the 1-2-3 quick & easy steps for making four delicious & versatile salsas: Chili Verde, Roasted Pepper, Mango & Pico de Gallo. Note from Chef: there’s no more dangerous a utensil than a dull knife! Read More
Over the last decade, I’ve seen San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter grow into a vibrant, bustling enclave of hoity nightclubs, cachet eateries, posh hotels & [tavern-is-the-new-black] swilleries on what seems like every corner, all sandwiched between innumerous highrise condo and office buildings that continue to expand our internationally distinct skyline.
But for some – me included – all that growth birthed a scene that’s less ‘appealing date night destination’ and much more ‘don’t want to deal with wannabe NY snobs in some Universal Citywalk-like tourist mob.’ Seriously. Like Sweet Brown says, “Ain’t nobody got time for that.” IMHO, going out downtown can be a production, one that requires brand name threads, a spray tan and a C-note or three. So, unless it’s a special function or fundraiser that I’m expected to attend, I usually stick to the more laid back, lightened-up joints in the villages. But that’s just me. Read More
It’s easy to get comfortable in the Hillcrest bubble. Often, we get trapped by our environment and tend to frequent those places we are familiar with simply because they’re safe, convenient and we always know what to expect. I get this way sometimes too and I’m definitely about supporting my local community establishments. But, I’m also one who likes options and I value being ‘in the know.’ I like to experience and explore the new shops, restaurants, events and activities all over the city so I’m informed and, more importantly, able to be a legit resource for friends, family and others who ask. Because they do ask…a lot. And, let’s face it, going out out is fun because it’s like an adventure – you never know what will happen. Read More
By Joey K.
I’ve wanted to stop by R Gang Eatery ever since it opened in June. There’s been a lot of hype about this new Hillcrest restaurant, and its owner/executive chef Rich Sweeney, some of it from people I know who are friends with him.
All the hype was definitely warranted – this place did not disappoint.
We were warmly greeted as we walked through the front door. The hostess was quite pleasant. When I first walked in, I was intrigued by the overall décor and ambiance. Oddly, the floors were probably my favorite part: hardwood that was new, but didn’t look like it was new. It was slightly distressed without looking tattered. Read More
By Joey K.
As a card carrying member and the self-proclaimed President of the San Diego Chapter of the National Organization of Lesbros, I understand that through the years it has been tough to find a good spot for the ladies. Somewhere fun, where lesbians and straight women alike can go and hang out, and not have to worry about the boys running them out. Enter the power house team that brought you Urban Mo’s & Baja Betty’s with a new lair whose purpose is just that. The faces of this new venture, Gossip Grill, are none other than Stefan Chicolte and Moe Girton. Both have been staples in our community for quite some time and clearly, this crew is here to stay!