Allison Keltner

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  • La Jolla Art and Wine Festival brings the best of both worlds

    La Jolla Art and Wine Festival brings the best of both worlds

    The eighth annual La Jolla Art and Wine Festival returns to the quaint Village of La Jolla on  Saturday, Oct. 8 and  Sunday, Oct. 9. The free two-day festival also features live entertainment, Baja wines, local craft beers, the Geppetto's Family Art Center for budding artists and performance artists....

  • 'Tis the season for haunting

    'Tis the season for haunting

    There's nothing to fear in San Diego this Halloween...or is there? It's that time of year when ghouls, villains and all manner of frightening beings take over The Haunted Hotel in the Gaslamp, The Haunted Trail in Balboa Park and the Scream Zone at the Del Mar "Scaregrounds." San Diego's premier...

  • The New Yorker brings East Coast flavors to downtown

    The New Yorker brings East Coast flavors to downtown

    "I wanted everyone to feel or have a little piece of the Big Apple right at their fingertips-literally speaking," said Marco Geffroy, owner of The New Yorker in the Gaslamp. Since opening their doors, Geffroy has sought to bring an authentic New York pizzeria to America's Finest City. As soon as...

  • Where to go for late-night cravings

    Where to go for late-night cravings

    What should never be overlooked when heading out for a night in the Gaslamp? Where you'll grab something to eat when those late-night cravings hit. Whether you're looking for a cozy diner or a chill lounge, these restaurants have got you covered. One thing they all have in common: fun-loving, hungry...

  • Encontro steps up with new sandwiches & plates

    Encontro steps up with new sandwiches & plates

      Already a hit in North Park with its quality food and a relaxed, community-oriented menu, Encontro is stepping things up with some new sandwiches and added chef's plates on the dinner menu. "Our guests were looking for 'dinner' items beyond our salads and sandwiches," said Encontro's owner, John...

  • Kombucha on tap at top San Diego restaurants

    Kombucha on tap at top San Diego restaurants

    If you've dined at certain San Diego restaurants recently, you might have noticed something different on the drink menu-and not the latest fruit-infused IPA or mescal cocktail. More and more restaurants, including Fig Tree Cafe in Pacific Beach , Hillcrest and Liberty Station, Encontro in North...

  • Sunscreen startup from SDSU student thrives

    Sunscreen startup from SDSU student thrives

    A teenager's desire to create ocean-safe sunscreen has turned into college start-up on the San Diego State University campus. Naseem Kasraee, founder and CEO of Soul Spot Sunscreen officially launched her company last May with an all-natural sunscreen that protects the oceans along with your skin....

  • Duo brings great food, craft beer to Kearny Mesa

    Duo brings great food, craft beer to Kearny Mesa

    Cristian Liang and Joon Lee tossed around several business concepts and ideas before settling on Common Theory Public House. Once they started, it seemed natural and obvious - the two spent most weekends with friends, seeking out bars and restaurants in San Diego that offered great food and craft...

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