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Uptown News Food Briefs – March 10, 2017

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

By Frank Sabatini Jr. | Uptown News Food Briefs Missouri native Roy Elam has taken animal proteins out of Southern cooking at a restaurant he opened recently in Hillcrest called Donna Jean. It’s named after his late mother and features dishes such as black-eyed pea burgers, bourbon chili, tempeh Salisbury steak with red eye gravy, and cast-iron mac and cheese using cashew milk.

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2017 ushers in a new era of angst in America

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

By Andy Cohen | Congressional Watch Welcome to a new era of angst. In 2009, it was the rise of the Tea Party that gave Democrats across the country major headaches, particularly when it came to health care and the soon-to-be-introduced Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare. Republicans made it known that they would have no hand in crafting the legislation, and took every opportunity to deride the Obama administration and the Democrats’ efforts […]

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Letters to the editor — March 10, 2017

Posted: March 10th, 2017 | Featured, Letters to the Editor, Opinion | No Comments

Uptown’s future (Re: “What will Uptown look like in the future?” Volume 9, Issue 2 or at bit.ly/2kSVyWW.) Barry Hager said, “younger people from various backgrounds can still afford a smaller home with a yard” in Mission Hills. San Diego is already the fourth most unaffordable city in the nation for millennials, based on a median home price of $500,000, and the median single family home price in Mission Hills is $1.1 million. Perhaps Mr. […]

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Sake and sushi on the cheap

Posted: February 24th, 2017 | Featured, Food & Drink, Restaurant Reviews | No Comments

By Dr. Ink Family members visiting from out of town tipped me off to Maki Maki Sushi (formerly Kimiya Sushi), which opened under new ownership about three months ago with some of the best happy hour steals I’ve seen in a while. Situated next to Rubio’s in a cookie-cutter strip plaza at Rosecrans Street and Midway Drive in Loma Portal, the interior offers a touch of style with black granite tabletops, leatherette booths, an aquarium, […]

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Planners advance 2 projects

Posted: February 24th, 2017 | Featured, News | No Comments

By Ken Williams | Editor A family compound that will be built on challenging, uneven terrain in Mission Hills has garnered the blessing of the Uptown Planners. The citizen-elected volunteer board also voted to approve the conversion into condominiums of a designated historic residence in the Bankers Hill/Park West neighborhood.

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Preservation — by design

Posted: February 24th, 2017 | Featured, Homes & Garden, Lifestyle | No Comments

By Michael Good | HouseCalls Think you need to destroy your old house to save it? Put down that sledgehammer. Maybe you need a preservation architect. Open your eyes. Look around. Everything you see — the newspaper in your hand, the chair you’re sitting in, the room you occupy — has been designed.          

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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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