Uptown News Food Briefs

Posted: February 10th, 2017 | Featured, Food & Drink, Uptown Food Briefs | No Comments

By Frank Sabatini Jr. The recent appointment of Tony Guan as executive chef at UnderBelly in North Park and Little Italy will herald the arrival of several new menu items due to roll out in mid-February. They include Thai red curry ramen, kimchi gyu-don rice bowls and coconut mochi. Guan is a graduate of the Art Institute of California – San Diego, and previously worked at Cork & Craft as sous chef. 3000 Upas St., […]

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French all the way

Posted: February 10th, 2017 | Featured, Food & Drink, Restaurant Reviews | No Comments

By Dr. Ink Several months after the abrupt closing of Croce’s Park West last year, restaurateur Garo Minassian moved in to open Parc Bistro-Brasserie in its place. The Montreal native, who previously operated Harry’s Bar and American Grill in La Jolla, transformed the space into a Parisian-style lounge in the front, and a white-linen dining room in the back. The redesign carries an airy feel with unmistakable European charm.

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Gone but not forgotten

Posted: February 10th, 2017 | Columns, Featured, PastMatters | 1 Comment

Palisade Gardens Roller Skating Rink By Katherine Hon | Past Matters A columnist’s favorite words must be, “Your article is the first one I read when I open the newspaper.” Although she did not leave her name or phone number, the reader’s charming voice message absolutely made my day. And since she asked so nicely to tell the story of the Palisade Gardens Roller Skating Rink, dear anonymous caller, this column is dedicated to you.

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More from U.S. Rep. Susan A. Davis

Posted: February 10th, 2017 | Congressional Watch, Featured, News | No Comments

By Andy Cohen | Congressional Watch (Editor’s note: This is the finale of a two-part interview with U.S. Rep. Susan A. Davis. Read the first part at As a new Congress begins its two-year term, Democrats have their work cut out for them. As the Trump era begins, Democrats will be hard-pressed to counteract the policy changes brought about by the Trump administration and his Republican allies in Congress.

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Uptown News Food Briefs

Posted: January 27th, 2017 | Featured, Food & Drink, Uptown Food Briefs | No Comments

By Frank Sabatini Jr. Hillcrest will see a March arrival of two adjacent restaurants by Cohn Restaurant Group, one of which will connect to a “speakeasy-style” cocktail bar in the back. The restaurant group’s president, David Cohn, revealed in an interview with San Diego Community News Network that Tacos Libertad will move into what was an upholstery shop next door to Flicks, at 1023 University Ave.

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Drinking against the tide

Posted: January 27th, 2017 | Featured | No Comments

By Dr. Ink It was a mellow afternoon at Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant, the international chain that rooted itself in San Diego’s beer culture more than a decade ago with German-style “biers” adhering to that country’s ancient purity laws. There’s only one location in San Diego among nearly 30 others spread throughout the country, plus a few in Taiwan. I’ve been here often for full meals, combining them usually with the company’s smooth, malty Marzen, […]

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New councilmember speaks to Hillcrest Town Council

Posted: January 13th, 2017 | Feature, Featured, Hillcrest, News | No Comments

By Mary M. McKenzie San Diego City Councilmember Chris Ward was the featured speaker at the Hillcrest Town Council’s first meeting of the new year on Tuesday, Jan. 10. Marking his first 30 days in office, Ward spoke to the gathering about his plans and goals for District 3. Ward said he has been appointed to the Rules, the Environment, and Public Safety committees.

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