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Find your bliss at Art Around Adams

By Kit-Bacon Gressitt Arts events are common these days. Every month, if not every week, denizens of the Uptown area can plan a weekend outing to dine on the cultural arts, whether a new gallery exhibit or theater production opening, or a festival of film, music or visual arts. But not every arts event includes attractions such as an athletic ballet of wrestling villains and heroes or a standup comedy trolley or elegantly crafted crossbows. […]

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Iraqi and American artists find common ground

Posted: June 3rd, 2016 | Communities, Feature, Kensington, Top Story | No Comments

By Kit-Bacon Gressitt

Sophie’s Kensington Gallery, a cute little storefront at 4186 Adams Ave., has been exhibiting art with a message since opening in 2014. Whether encouraging autism awareness, honoring mother-daughter relationships or celebrating “Kitchen Kitsch,” the gallery’s aesthetic has a foundational theme: Its artists, adults with developmental disabilities, have a lot in common with everyone else. Art provides a venue for revealing those commonalities, and the proof is in the painting.

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Room at the inn

Posted: January 29th, 2016 | Feature, Featured, Kensington | 1 Comment

Kensington Guest House provides alternative to having houseguests By Margie M. Palmer Those who live in, work in or frequent the Kensington neighborhood agree that the mid-city community is somewhat of a hidden gem, but the smaller-style construction design of many of the area’s homes sometimes makes it difficult for locals to accommodate houseguests.

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Kensington Brewing Company is not where you think

By Cody Thompson | Suds in the City In this exciting and ever-growing craft beer scene in San Diego, not a day goes by without plans being written about the next up-and-coming brewery. Star brewers of tomorrow are plotting their plans of attack on the San Diego beer scene today. That being said, what would appear to be the newest kid on the beer block officially opened its doors Jan. 23, although looking into their past […]

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Kensington’s invincible kitchen

By Frank Sabatini Jr.

Business owners had warned Ponce Meza in the late 1960s not to open a restaurant in the heart of Kensington, believing that it would fail in a neighborhood that didn’t support much culinary activity at the time. But Meza proceeded anyway, taking with him the experience he gained from working as cook at Nati’s Mexican Restaurant in Ocean Beach.

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Stehly Farms Market adds to Kensington’s charm

Posted: November 20th, 2015 | Feature, Featured, Food & Drink, Kensington | No Comments

By Gail Dana Debuting at the end of October, Stehly Farms Market on Adams Avenue makes the small-town feel seem complete in the area surrounding the iconic Kensington sign. The upscale organic grocery and deli-restaurant adds to the area’s leisurely dog-walking, latte-sipping pace. Toddlers tumble in the park playground by the library, independent movies play at the Ken Cinema, and restaurants, wine bistros and an ice cream parlor provide more charm and amenities.

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Mischievous suds

Posted: November 20th, 2015 | Bars & Happy Hours, Featured, Food & Drink, Kensington | No Comments

By Dr. Ink A photograph of Will Ferrell hangs above the bar at Clem’s Tap House, where the actor has dropped in on occasion to swig down his favorite beers. “He’s a fan of IPAs,” said owner Paul Kasawdish, who opened the cozy beer and wine bar a few years ago after working at his father’s long-established store, Clem’s Bottle House & Deli, located a few addresses away.

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