South Park

Argentine picnic

By Frank Sabatini Jr.

An “asado” is the Argentinean term for weekend barbecue, when meats are sprinkled with sea salt and then cooked on open fires amid festive gatherings of friends and family. At Grand Ole BBQ y Asado, the event takes place from noon to 6 p.m. every Sunday.

On Wednesdays through Saturdays, the menu is pure Texas-style barbecue supported by a jumbo smoker that owner Andy Harris calls LBJ. It’s a big, bold contraption he purchased in Texas Hill County, not far from where President Lyndon B. Johnson grew up.

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Transformative: using art to heal and change

By Lucia Viti “Artist is a verb. We don’t become an artist and then do art. We do art and then begin to feel like an artist.” — Tish McAllise Sjoberg Tish McAllise Sjoberg invites you to creatively and fearlessly paint, dance, act, play music and write poetry to laud five years of artistic — and healing — breakthroughs on Saturday, Nov. 21, at Expressive Arts Studio @ 32nd & Thorn.

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TargetExpress to open in South Park in the fall

Posted: July 3rd, 2015 | Communities, Feature, News, South Park, Top Story | 3 Comments

By Ken Williams | Editor

TargetExpress will open Oct. 7 in South Park, according to Target, in a remodeled mid-century building that was constructed by Safeway in the early 1960s.

Officials with Target, based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, updated the community at a special meeting of the Greater Golden Hill Planning Committee on June 22 at Casa del Prado in Balboa Park. The crowd, which filled a meeting room, was divided into supporters of the project and detractors who were concerned about increased traffic or railed against “corporate America” coming to their hipster neighborhood.

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A house made of onyx and imagination

A rare Richard Requa headlines the Old House Fair Home Tour in South Park

By Michael Good

(Editor’s note: The Old House Fair takes over South Park and Golden Hill on Saturday, June 20. More coverage here.)

Considering his reputation as one of San Diego’s most influential and prolific architects, it’s surprising there aren’t more historic houses with Richard Requa on their plaques in the Uptown area, where there are scores of Irving Gills and historic homes by other early 20th-century masters.

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Exploring the history, neighborhood charm of South Park and Golden Hill

By Marsha Smelkinson It started 17 years ago as a small block party with exhibit booths on Beech Street in what was known then as part of Golden Hill. Today, the Old House Fair is a signature event for South Park, where a neighborhood has built its identity around the historic charm of its streets lined with early 20th-century homes.

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Angel tears

By Frank Sabatini Jr. Sushi snobs might scoff initially at many of the rolls available at Fire Horse Nine Dragons Pan Asian Bar & Bistro before granting fast forgiveness. The “crab” used in a majority of them is actually “krab,” meaning it’s the imitation stuff aficionados know right off the bat as pollock and fish paste. The tradeoff, however, are the five-star presentations of nearly everything served here.

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