Michael Benninger

Writer

Recent Articles

  • Primary Residents

    Annette Bening , actress Films: American Beauty, Mars Attacks! Local connection: attended Patrick Henry High School in San Carlos and Mesa College Doug Benson, comedian and podcaster Comedy specials: Super High Me; Chronic-Con, Episode 420: A New DopeLocal connection: born and raised in S.D.; attended...

  • Cerveza with a Smile

    Say hola to Vanessa Huerta, bartender extraordinaire at P.B.'s zesty new restaurant and grill, Cerveza Jack's. Raised in NorCal, Huerta moved to San Diego eight years ago and has since been mixing downtown denizens' drinks at hot spots including FLUXX, Moonshine Flats and Hard Rock Hotel San Diego...

  • Hot Shots

    Almost Famous (2000) Cameron Crowe's music-driven masterpiece rocks with scenes shot in O.B., near the Sports Arena, around Balboa Park and at the former USD High School. Almost Heroes (1998) This Chris Farley/Matthew Perry film includes a sequence shot at Black's Beach. Anchorman: The Legend of...

  • Wing Man

    Meet Marcelo Amaya, bar manager at Osetra Fishhouse. Born in Columbia and raised in Venezuela, Amaya moved to the States in 2002 to study aviation in New York. For better or worse, though, his career in the stratosphere wasn't all he had hoped for. "After school, I landed a job as a pilot for a...

  • February Movie Openings

    Hail, Caesar! Lights, camera, abduction!Comedy | Musical Starring: Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Scarlett Johansson In theatres: February 5 When a clandestine cabal kidnaps an inebriated A-lister, it's up to a professional "fixer" to raise the hefty ransom and return the sloshed star to the set...

  • Blends with Benefits

    Photos by Kate and Michael Auda Co-owner of CH Projects' Juice Saves in East Village, Lindsay Nader is originally from Los Angeles. She arrived on the local scene less than two years ago and has been crushing (and shredding and grinding) it ever since. PacificSD : How did you get started making...

  • January Movie Openings

    Ride Along 2 The brothers-in-law are back. Action | Comedy Starring: Ice Cube , Kevin Hart, Olivia Munn In theatres: January 15 Antics ensue when an almost-married undercover agent and his partner-slash-future-brother-in-law venture to Miami to investigate a debonair drug dealer   The Forest Everyone...

  • Liquid Assets

    Photos by Sara Norris For years, Rubicon Deli has been one of the best spots in the city to score top-shelf, locally sourced sandwiches, soups and salads (not to mention a decadent selection of craveable cookies). But there's another reason to swing by this suave and swanky sandwich shop: Rubicon...

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