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  • Taco 'bout It

    Taco 'bout It

    My interest and love for food hasn't always been so. I grew up in a small town in Northern California where adventurous eating in my family was considered going to the nearest chain restaurant. Memories of unlimited soup, salad and breadsticks, Bloomin' Onions, loaded potato skins and cheddar biscuits...

  • PACIFIC: NOVEMBER 2017 ISSUE

    PACIFIC: NOVEMBER 2017 ISSUE

  • Chain of Gourmand

    Chain of Gourmand

    Linking chefs together with some of San Diego’s best dishes.

  • Leading the charge: Beer Week is driving Jill Davidson to drink

    Leading the charge: Beer Week is driving Jill Davidson to drink

    Jill Davidson is western regional sales representative for Pizza Port; president of the San Diego Brewers Guild; and head honcho for San Diego Beer Week, Nov. 3-12. It's enough to drive her to drink. For which she's so, so grateful. PACIFIC: Are you swamped with SDBW duties? Or is being Guild president...

  • Halloween + Dia del los Muertos haunts around San Diego

    Halloween + Dia del los Muertos haunts around San Diego

    October is filled with spooky events including Nightmare On Normal Street, Boomont Park Fall Festival and Haunt, Trick or Treat on India Street and the 17th Annual Monster Bash. Through 10.31: The Haunted Hotel San Diego's longest-running haunted house invites you to take a terrifying trip on the...

  • Collaboration beers: When two brewers are better than one

    Collaboration beers: When two brewers are better than one

    One of the signature events of San Diego Beer Week, Collabapalooza is dedicated to the proposition that two or more brewers are better than one. "This is what has made San Diego what it is, the collaborative spirit that we all have," said Paul Segura, co-brewmaster at Karl Strauss, the brewery...

  • Take a spin: November EDM calendar

    Take a spin: November EDM calendar

    Top EDM and DJ shows coming to San Diego this month include Breathe Carolina, RL Grime, Cash Cash and Deorro. 11.3: Breathe Carolina The Denver-based electro-duo kicked off 2017 with the release of their Oh So Hard EP, and followed it with the 5-track Coma EP this summer. The Fever, their collaborative...

  • Groove: November concert calendar

    Groove: November concert calendar

    Top performers coming to San Diego this month include Fall Out Boy, Halsey, Aminé and Guns N' Roses. 11.1: The Drums With the departure of co-founder Jacob Graham last year, the band is now solely in the hands of front man Jonny Pierce. And he wrote all of the music for, as well as played all the...

  • PACIFIC: OCTOBER 2017

    PACIFIC: OCTOBER 2017

  • Aww, hail no: Rideshare drivers offer up their wildest stories

    Aww, hail no: Rideshare drivers offer up their wildest stories

    Illustrations by Cristina ByvikIt's difficult to think about what life was like before the invention of rideshare apps. How did people get home from bars? How did one get to the hotel from the airport during a vacation? It seems like so long ago that those were the worst of first world concerns....

  • The beers of fall

    The beers of fall

    While San Diego's climate is renowned, it's not known for brilliant fall colors or crisp autumn days. Still, there's one sure sign of fall's arrival here: wet hop beers. For an expert view on these beverages, PACIFIC tapped Tom Nickel. Not only does he make wet hop beers at Nickel Beer Company...

  • Cans on the run

    Cans on the run

    One problem: The partners lacked the $150,000 to $250,000 needed for a new canning line. One solution: Call Mobile West Canning. Since 2013, Mobile West has loaded a sleek, swift canning line into a truck, then hauled it to breweries in temporary need of its services. "It's a great option for small...

  • Alcohol on call

    Alcohol on call

    Never set foot in a liquor store again with these local booze delivery services

  • Take a spin: October EDM calendar

    Take a spin: October EDM calendar

    Top EDM and DJ shows coming to San Diego this month include Jack Novack, Odesza, Alison Wonderland and Party Favor. 10.6: Bro Safari  Austin via Atlanta via Rome DJ Nicholas Weiller (aka Bro Safari) released the 7-track Collisions earlier this year. It features collaborations with UFO!, Sarah Hudson...

  • Groove: October concert calendar

    Groove: October concert calendar

    Top performers coming to San Diego this month include Coldplay , Janet Jackson , Luke Bryan , A$AP Mob and  Arcade Fire . 10.1: Algiers  A chance to see this Atlanta-based band in an intimate setting after they delivered one of the year's best records - the politically-charged, Adrian Utley-produced,...

  • Art beat: October gallery and exhibit openings

    Art beat: October gallery and exhibit openings

    Gallery and exhibit openings in San Diego during the month of October include "Wendy Maruyama: The Wildlife Project" at the  Oceanside Museum of Art, "Annual Open Studios San Diego" at The Studio Door and "7 Steps Forward, 7 Steps Back" at Fallbrook Art Center. 10.1-31: "San Diego Watercolor Society...

  • #TBSD: Eccentric British designer Zandra Rhodes punks up the San Diego Opera

    #TBSD: Eccentric British designer Zandra Rhodes punks up the San Diego Opera

      Her imagination and artistic vision toward the unconventional are what attracts admirers and collaborators to fashion designer Zandra Rhodes. At the beginning of her career, she left Great Britain for New York, where she managed to show her designs to Diana Vreeland, the acclaimed editor of Vogue...

  • Hitting the (beer) books

    Hitting the (beer) books

    Like great beers, great beer books leave you refreshed, stimulated and eager for more. Five volumes to enhance your education and enjoyment: Great Beer Guide (2000), by Michael Jackson Like the musician of the same name, Jackson was a colossus in his field, more or less inventing modern beer writing...

  • Booze 101: Creating a home bar cart

    Booze 101: Creating a home bar cart

      When someone proclaims, "Shaken, not stirred," it would be a shame not to have the proper equipment on hand to fulfill the order. If done thoughtfully, a home bar cart not only provides a way to entertain guests with tasty made-to-order beverages, but also adds to the overall style and décor...

  • Study break: Tracking down a good pint on campus

    Study break: Tracking down a good pint on campus

    College is all about learning. So consider this a study guide to the best beer on campus. San Diego State University Best bet: Eureka!, opening in South Campus Plaza, is the glitzy new kid on campus. But three-year-old Oggi's Pizza Express in the Aztec Student Center is determined to remain State's...

  • Course work: Diving into SDSU's craft beer program

    Course work: Diving into SDSU's craft beer program

    Traditionally an extracurricular college activity, beer has been part of the curriculum at UC San Diego and San Diego State University since 2013. Michael Peacock, 56, an instructor with State's Business of Craft Beer program, explained why beer should be studied and not just drunk. PACIFIC: What's...

  • If the shoe fits

    If the shoe fits

    A new editor-in-chief steps in

  • Groove: September concert calendar

    Groove: September concert calendar

    Top performers coming to San Diego this month include U2 , Glass Animals, Florida Georgia Line, Lil Yachty and OneRepublic. 9.1 OneRepublic  The Colorado-based pop rockers released their fourth studio album, Oh My My, last October. As part of the 16th annual Honda Civic Tour, the quintet hits Chula...

  • To dye for: Arctic Fox makes a colorful statement

    To dye for: Arctic Fox makes a colorful statement

    Model, entrepreneur and social media influencer Kristen Leanne, along with her biz-whiz hubby Ryan Morgan, are the duo behind a vegan hair color line that challenges customers to "dye for a cause." While the couple met living in Los Angeles, Leanne and Morgan relocated to San Diego three years...

  • Curtain call: September performing art performances

    Curtain call: September performing art performances

    Taking the stage in San Diego this month are shows including The Little Mermaid, An American in Paris, In the Heights and Billy Elliott. 9.5-10: An American in Paris Inspired by the Oscar-winning 1951 film classic starring Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron, this four-time Tony Award-winning production...

  • Take a spin: September EDM calendar

    Take a spin: September EDM calendar

    Top EDM and DJ shows coming to San Diego this month include Steve Aoki , CRSSD Festival, Dash Berlin and Tramps Like Us. 9.1: Chuckie  Last playing at Parq in July, the Suriname-born, Aruba-based Chuckie (aka Clyde Narain) is synonymous with the "Dirty Dutch" style. Narain paired with Dutch DJ...

  • PACIFIC: SEPTEMBER 2017 ISSUE

    PACIFIC: SEPTEMBER 2017 ISSUE

  • Royal treatment: Wine-forward Fools and Kings aims to wow diners

    Royal treatment: Wine-forward Fools and Kings aims to wow diners

    Restaurateur Christian Gomez loves to prowl the globe and will gladly whisk you away to exotic destinations in the Third World, the New World, the Old World and deep inside his imagination. He also aims to knock you off your feet with the global-inspired décor and cuisine at his wine-forward new...

  • Know fare: So many new restaurants, so hard to pick a fave

    Know fare: So many new restaurants, so hard to pick a fave

    As summer continues to sizzle, so, too, does the local dining scene. Here's a quick look at 50-plus new eateries that have opened in San Diego in the past couple months or are coming soon to a neighborhood nearby. Who knew there could be so much new?   Opened in May/June 10 Barrel Brewing Co.,...

  • Booze 101: How to read a beer can

    Booze 101: How to read a beer can

    If you know how to read a label, the package can prep your palate. Consider the info-rich can of Rip Current's Java Storm.   FRONT Name: "Java Storm" sounds like something big and coffee-infused - and, sure enough, "Coffee Imperial Porter" is printed below the name. Name, Part II: Names are regulated...

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