Michael Benninger

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  • Meet your bartender: Josh Kreps

    Meet your bartender: Josh Kreps

    While many locals might equate a night out in the Gaslamp with getting gussied up and waiting in line to enter an overcrowded club, Fifth Avenue's new Trailer Park After Dark offers an escape for those with more subdued tastes.  New to downtown's nightlife scene, the subterranean restaurant and...

  • Prost! For San Diego Oktoberfests

    Prost! For San Diego Oktoberfests

    October is filled with Oktoberfests throughout the county in Encinitas , La Mesa , El Cajon , Liberty Station, Carlsbad and Ocean Beach . 10.1: 22nd Annual Encinitas Oktoberfest Sink your teeth into authentic German fare and throw back a bevy of brews at the "Keepin' It Local" Craft Beer Garden...

  • Laughing stock: October comedy shows

    Laughing stock: October comedy shows

    Comedians performing at comedy venues around San Diego this month include Chris Porter, Eleanor Kerrigan and Chris Hardwick. 10.6-7: Jay Larson "Wife: The hall light is out. Me: I know. Wife: What do you think it is? Long pause... Me: I think we should see other people." - Jay Larson on Twitter...

  • Laughing stock: September comedy shows

    Laughing stock: September comedy shows

    Comedians performing at comedy venues around San Diego this month include Greg Fitzsimmons, Clayton English and Andrew Schulz. 8.31-9.2 Billy Bonnell "I like being from Texas, but it sucks I gotta baptize my future kid in sweet tea." - Billy Bonnell on Twitter @ American Comedy Co., americancomedyco.com...

  • Meet your bartender: Zack Ball

    Meet your bartender: Zack Ball

    Since bursting onto the scene in late July, filling the Fifth Avenue building that long housed Maloney's Tavern, Queensborough Cocktail Lounge has been bringing a bite of the Big Apple to the Gaslamp. Taking its name from the largest and easternmost of New York City's five boroughs, the new two-level...

  • Things to do in September

    Things to do in September

    September is filled with cool events including CRSSD, San Diego Restaurant Week, KAABOO Del Mar and the 36th Annual Adams Avenue Street Fair. 9.1-4: U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge & Dimensional Art Expo Sand sculptors from around the world compete for top honors during this four-day bayside extravaganza...

  • Meet your bartender: Juan Sanchez

    Meet your bartender: Juan Sanchez

    With nearly 15 years of experience in hospitality and a resume that lists some of the city's most celebrated establishments, San Diego native Juan Sanchez is an unstoppable force in the industry. By honing his skills at hotspots such as Addison, Kettner Exchange, Seven Grand and Tower23, he has...

  • The reel deal: August movie releases

    The reel deal: August movie releases

    New movies being released in August 2017 include Logan Lucky, The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature and The Dark Tower. THE DARK TOWER There are other worlds than these. Fantasy | Sci-Fi Director: Nikolaj Arcel Starring: Idris Elba , Matthew McConaughey , Tom Taylor In theaters: August 4 After a boy with...

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