Dr. Ink | Come On Get Happy!
For every 10 craft cocktails I raise to my lips, only one or two typically pass muster. The problem I have with most of them is that their cloying syrups and flavored spirits oftentimes scream from the forefront. And where sugar rims come into play, count me out.
But there’s a new cocktail menu in town that keeps the sweet factor at bay, or at least quells it with a few extra doses of citrus, bitters and spices in ways I rarely encounter. Read More
Historic recreation on display at Mission San Diego de Alcala
Doug Curlee | Uptown News
As you walk into the church at Mission San Diego de Alcala on San Diego Mission Road in Grantville, you might glance to your left just inside the door. In a small alcove behind a stand of votive candles, you’ll see what looks like a small birdbath, covered with a copper-colored lid that looks old.
It’s so much more than a birdbath. Read More
by Frank Sabatini Jr.
A dream has come true for Oz Blackaller, the chef-owner of Cueva Bar in University Heights. After the casting crew from Food Network’s Cutthroat Kitchen contacted him out of the blue, he was given an interview via Skype to compete on the show and then ended up making the cut. Read More
Hoa Quách | Uptown News
We can take them to the parks, shopping centers and even dog-only spas. But it can sometimes be a challenge to find high-quality restaurants that are also dog friendly.
Uptown News scoured the neighborhoods and picked three restaurants where your fur baby (or babies) will be happily welcomed. Even better, we guarantee you won’t be compromising your taste buds to cater to your pup. Read More
Sand sculptors travel from around the world to San Diego for world-class event
Morgan M. Hurley | Uptown Contributing Editor
There are only about a dozen major sand-sculpting events in the entire world, and one of the best of those events is held every year right here in San Diego over Labor Day weekend. Read More
Five local shows over the next two weeks Read More
Supervisor Ron Roberts proposes Downtown-Balboa Park gondola
Chris Pocock | Uptown News
A prospective urban cable car may one day connect two of San Diego’s most important cultural hubs, Downtown and Balboa Park. The conceptualized aerial gondola route would likely begin at a Fifth Avenue station near Petco Park, stretching along Sixth Avenue and ending near the Organ Pavilion in Balboa Park. Read More
Hutton Marshall | Uptown Editor
On Wednesday, Aug. 6, Bike San Diego published an online petition calling for the resignation of Leo Wilson, the longtime chair of the Uptown Community Planning Group, a city-recognized advisory board focused on land use and development. Read More
Hoa Quách | Uptown News
San Diego’s only all-girl school hopes to capitalize on the growing craft beer and food truck obsession.
The Academy of Our Lady of Peace (OLP), which will enter its 133rd school year this fall, will host its inaugural “Endless Summer Suds and Sausage” event on Friday, Aug. 15 at its North Park location. Read More
McKenna Aiello | Uptown News
June saw a slight increase in the unemployment rate in San Diego County, according to a report released by California’s Employment Development Department (EDD). Coming in at 6.1 percent, this number is up from 5.8 percent in May, which was also the lowest unemployment mark since 2008. Read More
A couple of San Diego-born eateries have entered into the national spotlight because of their ongoing expansions. MSN Money’s “Inside the Ticker” recently cited Burger Lounge as the one of the six emerging chain eateries in the country. Read More
Frank Sabatini Jr. | Restaurant Review
What fits between two hunks of bread?
Depending on where you go, hopefully it’s a whole lot more than ham and Swiss topped with limp lettuce leaves — exactly the kind of soulless sandwich that can send you running to Rubicon Deli for consolation. Read More