Honoring this year’s WINNERS!

Posted: June 30th, 2017 | Best Of Uptown, Featured | No Comments

San Diego is known for its thriving Uptown neighborhoods, with close-knit communities that are full of life – families, parks, culture, food, music and even nonstop entertainment. It has vibrant nooks and crannies where residents and visitors return, again and again. We recently asked the readers of San Diego Uptown News to tell us their favorite restaurants, bars and retail businesses found throughout our Uptown neighborhoods and a few beyond.

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Time-tested sangrias

Posted: June 30th, 2017 | Bars & Happy Hours, Featured, Food & Drink | No Comments

By Dr. Ink Although you can score reliably good wines from South America, Spain, California and even Hungary and Slovenia, the fortified sangrias at Wet Stone Wine Bar & Café are show stealers, especially when summer days parch your palate. Owner Christian Gomez, a seasoned traveler, wine connoisseur and self-taught chef, opened Wet Stone nearly 10 years ago in the front, ground-level section of a residential Victorian built in 1896.

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Uptown News Food Briefs – June 16, 2017

Posted: June 16th, 2017 | Featured, Food & Drink, Uptown Food Briefs | No Comments

By Frank Sabatini Jr. | Uptown News Food Briefs New and recreated dishes at Bull & Grain have been introduced in the wake of Chef Daniel Barron’s departure from the Hillcrest restaurant. Owner Simon Wolujewicz said a new executive chef will be announced “in the next month or two,” and that his kitchen staff has since added to the menu items such as gluten-free eggplant lasagna without pasta and hanger steak with blue cheese-peppercorn sauce.

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Where did Elizabeth Hannon go?

Posted: June 16th, 2017 | Community Profile, Featured, News | No Comments

By Morgan M. Hurley | Contributing Editor Members of the Uptown communities are familiar with Elizabeth Hannon, who for the last several years was a very visible force as the CEO of the Uptown Parking District. But earlier this year, Hannon seemed to effectively drop out of sight, causing many in the community to wonder where she is and what she is up to.

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Hillcrest 111 developer compromises with Uptown Planners

Posted: June 16th, 2017 | Featured, News, Uptown Planners | No Comments

By Ken Williams | Editor Even though the Hillcrest 111 mixed-use development has already been approved by city planners, the developer Greystar came back to the Uptown Planners on June 6 to offer a rather unexpected but welcomed olive branch to the citizen-elected volunteer board. Jim Ivory, representing Greystar, told board members that city planners have already approved plans for the project and that the developer was returning to the Uptown Planners to address some […]

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Support small businesses

Posted: June 16th, 2017 | Columns, Featured, Notes from Toni | No Comments

By Toni G. Atkins | Notes from Toni Small businesses, if you think about it, enrich our own personal quality of life and enhance our neighborhoods and communities — from my nail salon in Mission Hills, my massage therapist in Hillcrest, my auto mechanic in Normal Heights, my veterinarian in Kensington, and the wine bar in my own community of South Park/Golden Hill to the network of independently owned endeavors throughout my Senate district and […]

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Tennis, anyone?

Posted: June 16th, 2017 | Columns, Featured, PastMatters | No Comments

Famous players in North Park’s backyard By Katherine Hon | PastMatters Summer is coming! It’s time to go outside and play. If tennis is your game, maybe you play all year at the Morley Field tennis complex, home of the Balboa Tennis Club (BTC). In that case, you are part of a long history of the club, local players — and the tennis courts themselves.

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