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Big news: DiscoverSD and PacificSD join forces

Head's up, readers! DiscoverSD is merging with PacificSD on Wednesday, Nov. 9. Here's everything you need to know about the change taking place. Q: So, what's this change you speak of? A: All DiscoverSD content ? both new and old ? will be housed at PacificSanDiego.com. You'll also notice visual...

  • Pop Pie Co. strikes comfort food gold

    The team at Pop Pie Co. wants to revive San Diego's love of an American comfort food classic: the pot pie. But, they've got another throwback up their sleeve that isn't immediately obvious after stepping into their shiny, open-air digs.       "We want to promote conversation and have customers...

  • Top concerts this week (Oct. 31-Nov. 6)

    Top concerts this week (Oct. 31-Nov. 6)

    MONDAY Slander Signed to Mad Decent and Interscope Records, former UC Irvine frat brothers Derek Andersen and Scott Land created their own genre (Heaven Trap) and have worked with everyone from Skrillex and DJ Snake to Diplo and Bassnectar. 9 p.m. Monday. Omnia San Diego, 454 Sixth Ave., downtown....

  • Zeds Dead talks new album, record label and what's next

    Zeds Dead talks new album, record label and what's next

    Toronto EDM duo Zeds Dead isn't an easy peg. Longtime friends Zach Rapp-Rovan and Dylan Mamid got their start with the hip-hop project Mass Productions. However, they soon morphed into their "Pulp Fiction"-based moniker and embraced a variety of electronic genres over six EPs and a slew of remixes....

  • The Escondido Tamale Festival is coming

    Crazy about tamales? Join the club. The  Escondido Tamale Festival will return to Grape Day Park on Saturday, Nov. 5 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Local restaurants and chefs will prep a slew of tamale flavors for guests to enjoy, alongside a craft beer and wine garden, a Chihuahua costume contest, craft...

  • Weekly Buzz (Oct. 24-28)

    It's been a busy week here in San Diego. Here are some of the buzziest stories you may have missed: Halloween weekend is here! It's time to get spooky and have a good time here in San Diego, all weekend long. The Halloween parties kick off today, with big bashes that you don't want to miss. Head...

  • Undistributed beer of the week: Lil' Pick Me Up

    Undistributed beer of the week: Lil' Pick Me Up

    There can only be one undistributed beer of the week. The competition is fierce in San Diego's beer community, but someone has to take the title. This week's best undistributed beer is ... Pizza Port Brewing and AleSmith Brewing: Lil' Pick Me Up Style: Coffee Imperial Porter  ABV: 8.3 percent Pair...

  • Halloween cocktails and brews, concocted for you

    Halloween cocktails and brews, concocted for you

    Wondering where to go and what to drink this  Halloween? San Diego's brewmasters are mashing up your favorite spooky beers, while talented mixologists have concocted a variety of spine-tingling cocktails for your holiday weekend. From visions of zombies to dry ice and smoking sage, you're sure...

  • San Diego: This Weekend (Oct. 27-31)

    San Diego: This Weekend (Oct. 27-31)

    From Monster Bash in the Gaslamp to the Dia de los Muertos celebration in Old Town , there's plenty to do this  Halloween weekend. FLUXX Halloween - Friday through Sunday FLUXX Nightclub is rolling in three nights of Halloween parties, before Halloween even hits. On Friday, Oct. 28, DJ Bamboozle...

  • Bikes, Brews and Brats is back

    Bikes, Brews and Brats is back

    Ready, set, ride! The fourth annual Bikes, Brews & Brats ride is returning to San Diego on  Saturday, Nov. 5 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The beer-loving biker event is put on by Green Flash Brewing Co., The Regal Beagle, Cal Coast Bicycles and the San Diego Mountain Biking Association. The ride will...

  • Weekend road trip: Pasadena

    Weekend road trip: Pasadena

    Just 10 miles outside downtown Los Angeles, the city of Pasadena somehow manages to exude a small-town vibe - never mind that it's world-famous for hosting a New Year's celebration since 1890, complete with a college football-showdown and decadent Parade of Roses. Perhaps it's the walkable downtown,...

  • Sweet treats: Top chocolate desserts

    Sweet treats: Top chocolate desserts

    Chocolate is in a league of its own as far as sweets are concerned. That said, it's really no wonder that it has a holiday to itself. Yep,  National Chocolate Day is coming up on  Friday, Oct. 28, so it's time to pick your favorite treat to devour on the occasion. Here are some of our favorite...

  • Dog costumes: Halloween cuteness overload

    Dog costumes: Halloween cuteness overload

    There are lots of things to love about  Halloween: candy, roasting pumpkin seeds and all things fall. There is, however, nothing that makes us love Halloween more than seeing a pug dressed up as a princess for the occasion. Pets in costumes are probably the cutest thing in the world (or at least...

  • Groove Cruise Cabo sets sail from SD this Friday

    Groove Cruise Cabo sets sail from SD this Friday

    Groove Cruise Cabo is setting sail out of San Diego on Friday, Oct. 28 through Wednesday, Nov. 2. The electronic music cruise first got its start in 2004 and has become increasingly popular over the last 12 years as a wild five day-long festival at sea, the world's first and largest floating dance...

  • Top concerts this week (Oct. 24-30)

    Top concerts this week (Oct. 24-30)

    Monday K.Flay As a follow-up to her 2014 debut, "Life As A Dog," the Chicago-based hip-hop artist and multi-instrumentalist released the four-song "Crush Me" EP in August. Nightly and LAYNE open the show. 8 p.m. Thursday. The Casbah, 2501 Kettner Blvd., Middletown. Sold out. 21+. (619) 232-4355...

  • KISS to 'Rock and Roll All Nite' in Tijuana

    KISS to 'Rock and Roll All Nite' in Tijuana

    In November, legendary rock band KISS will play Tijuana, Mexico, for the first time, to the delight of both the band and the country. The Nov. 19 show will be held at the Estadio Gasmart, the stadium of the Toros de Tijuana baseball team that has a seating capacity of nearly 17,000 people. Gene...

  • Meatless Monday: Portobello fries from Encontro

    Meatless Monday: Portobello fries from Encontro

    What is it? Portobello fries Where is it from? Encontro North Park  What's in it? Crispy, fried portobello mushrooms topped with parmigiano-reggiano. How much will it cost me? $8 Why we love it? You can't go wrong with a good side of fries - especially when they are reworked, rethought and downright...

  • Weekly Buzz (Oct. 17 - 21)

    Weekly Buzz (Oct. 17 - 21)

    It's been a busy week in San Diego. Here's a recap of the buzziest stories to catch up on: Tony Hawk vocalizes his opposition about the new Chargers stadium  Measure C, the measure which proposes a new Chargers stadium, known as the "convadium," has been on the minds of many San Diegans as of late....

  • Cedric Gervais celebrates big year at OMNIA gig

    Cedric Gervais celebrates big year at OMNIA gig

    French-born, Miami-based DJ Cedric Gervais is having a big year. The Grammy-winning producer started his own record label, Delecta Records, and also announced his brand new, soon-to-be ongoing compilation series, "The Delecta Sessions" - the first volume of which is scheduled to arrive soon. Running...

  • San Diego: This Weekend (Oct. 20-23)

    From the Burgers & Brews Invitational to Fit Foodie Race Weekend, there's plenty to do this weekend in San Diego. Here are the top nine events going down, Oct. 20-23. Art Crawl - Thursday San Diego is home to a growing street art scene and this event brings it all into one place: the San Diego...

  • Bravery and beauty in full view

    Every October, people across the country rally in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month . During these four weeks, people readjust their perceptions of women and the color pink. It's a month of empowerment, of appreciation of the female form, of triumph over more than just cancer. It's a time...

  • Celebrate Hyatt Hound and Halloween at a puppy-friendly yappy hour

    Celebrate Hyatt Hound and Halloween at a puppy-friendly yappy hour

    Party over here, woof woof! The Grand Hyatt San Diego will host a dog-friendly happy hour from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 30 at Sally's Fish House & Bar. The event will be filled with adorable puppies, including one that holds a particular importance to the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego, a...

  • Pumpkin dishes for when fall is in the air

    Pumpkin dishes for when fall is in the air

    Despite sunshine signaling no sign of boots weather on the horizon, it's fall in San Diego. And, this means that pumpkin is popping up in savory and sweet form on menus all around town. When the craving for this seasonal staple strikes, seek out these tasty options. Pumpkin New York Pizza Regents...

  • What smells like heaven? Best cinnamon rolls in San Diego

    What smells like heaven? Best cinnamon rolls in San Diego

    There's something about fall (even in San Diego) that makes us want to snuggle in a cocoon on the couch with a cup of warm coffee or tea and perhaps a special, sweet treat. When I think fall desserts, I think pie and all those yummy goods - but what really makes me swoon is a cinnamon roll. The...

  • Weekend road trip: Newport Beach

    Weekend road trip: Newport Beach

    Driving north along Pacific Coast Highway, you'll take in a long and winding sprawl that reveals the best views of what picturesque Newport Beach has to offer. From its southernmost tip - technically called Newport Coast - the road dips down and dramatically frames the 3.2 miles of typically calm...

  • Tracy Morgan talks tragedy, comedy and Louis Armstrong

    Tracy Morgan talks tragedy, comedy and Louis Armstrong

    Comedy has made  Tracy Morgan rich and famous beyond his wildest dreams. But he sounded deadly serious for almost all of a recent interview to promote his performance Thursday night at Humphreys Concerts by the Bay. Then again, considering the horrific, near-fatal highway accident Morgan suffered...

  • Pearl Jam, Journey head list of 2017 Rock Hall of Fame nominees

    Pearl Jam, Journey head list of 2017 Rock Hall of Fame nominees

    Pearl Jam, the Seattle band featuring three former San Diegans, heads the list of 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees. The band is anchored by drum dynamo Matt Cameron, a South Bay native. Lead singer and principal songwriter Eddie Vedder , came of musical age in North County and was a member...

  • Blue and yellow cocktails can lift those football spirits

    Blue and yellow cocktails can lift those football spirits

    Being a Chargers fan is a little like riding a roller coaster. One minute you're flying high; the next, in the valley. From talks of leaving San Diego to tough losses, even the most true blue Chargers fans need an inspiring cocktail to keep their head in the game.ere are some of San Diego's best...

  • Make your way to Heaven & Hell this Halloween

    Make your way to Heaven & Hell this Halloween

    Something in the heart of San Diego is going bump in the night this Halloween - the Heaven & Hell Halloween Music Festival. The only 21-and-over Halloween music festival in Southern California, this year's event promises to be bigger and badder than ever. The party takes over the Town & Country...

  • Sweet Treat: Salivate, then sample at the CAKE expo

    Sweet Treat: Salivate, then sample at the CAKE expo

    Calling all cake bakers, decorators and all-around sweet tooths in San Diego: The CAKE expo is coming to the Del Mar Fairgrounds Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 29-30. Each day will kick off at 11 a.m. and run until 4 p.m. The event will be a sugar-loving foodie's heaven, filled with dessert-centric...

  • Annual Row for the Cure returns to Mission Bay

    Annual Row for the Cure returns to Mission Bay

    Ready, set, row! Yep, the epic Susan G. Komen  Row for the Cure rowing event, which was started by the UC San Diego women's crew team to support the fight against breast cancer , will return to Mission Bay at 7 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 30. The 16th annual event started in San Diego after the women's...

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