Leslie Hackett

Writer

After graduating from San Diego State in 2005, Leslie Hackett started working for The San Diego Union-Tribune as a newsroom page designer. Since then she has moved through different positions at the company, including Content and Product Manager in advertising, Editor of DiscoverSD.com and now works on both the print and website products for PACIFIC magazine as Editor-in-Chief and Digital Director.

Recent Articles

  • San Diego Bacon Fest is back this weekend

    San Diego Bacon Fest is back this weekend

    Go hog wild and celebrate International Bacon Day with other lovers of the delectable meat candy during the 4th annual San Diego Bacon Fest. More than 20 area vendors will bring their "A" game (or is it "B"game?), with unlimited bite-sized morsels that highlight the key ingredient: bacon. What's...

  • Kick it with Phil's Big BBQ at the Ballpark

    Kick it with Phil's Big BBQ at the Ballpark

    The grills will be fired up for the eighth annual Phil's Big BBQ at the Ballpark with proceeds from the event benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters' Operation Bigs military mentoring program this Sunday. Last year, the event raised nearly $81,000 with just shy of 3,000 attendants. This year, with...

  • Up close with cast of "The Strain"

    Up close with cast of "The Strain"

    Walk down to the Convention Center and chances are you've seen the hotel wrap on the Hilton Bayfront depicting the Statue of Liberty with...well, a vampire appendage (courtesy of Guillermo del Toro's twisted mind) spewing from the statue's mouth. The display, from the show "The Strain," is part...

  • The creative challenge of cosplay

    The creative challenge of cosplay

    Have you ever wondered what it's like to participate in cosplay at Comic-Con? For Gary and Liz Ochs, who have been attending the annual convention in costume since 2005 (Gary first stumbled upon the convention while on vacation in 1973 and has been going continuously since 1991), it is a production...

  • Giveaways, MLB legends at FanFest activities

    Giveaways, MLB legends at FanFest activities

    If you don't have a ticket for the Home Run Derby or the All-Star Game itself, FanFest might be your best bet for a full All-Star experience. From July 8-12, Major League Baseball fans and players will converge at the San Diego Convention Center for a week of contests, player appearances, clinics...

  • San Diegan Master Chef winner releases cookbook

    San Diegan Master Chef winner releases cookbook

    As if winning a cooking competition wasn't difficult enough, in just a few short months, recent MasterChef winner Claudia Sandoval managed to put together her first cookbook. Released today, "Claudia's Cocina, A Taste of Mexico" is a beautiful collection of recipes that pay homage to the Latina...

  • A few of our favorite cocktails

    A few of our favorite cocktails

    Leslie Hackett, DiscoverSD product manager I love the Spicy Gallagher from Kettner Exchange. If a drink menu includes something infused with jalapenos or other spicy peppers, it's hard for me to resist. For me, the Spicy Gallagher is the perfect blend of spicy and sweet to satisfy my thirst any...

  • S&M takes title in Meat March Mayhem

    S&M takes title in Meat March Mayhem

    You the readers have spoken, and the winner of the inaugural DiscoverSD Meat March Mayhem challenge is: S&M (Sausage & Meat). There is no shortage of great meat treats at S&M - a clear indicator of their Meat March Mayhem win - but what really sets this restaurant apart is the fun they have with...

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