Michael Benninger

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  • Laughing stock: April stand-up comedy shows

    Laughing stock: April stand-up comedy shows

    Comedians performing at comedy venues around San Diego this month include Adam Sandler , T.J. Miller and David Koechner. April 7-8: Shawn Pelofsky "What was really annoying about my high school reunion, is that the girl who was in charge of the slideshow sent a little message on the Facebook. And...

  • At home with architect Kevin deFreitas

    At home with architect Kevin deFreitas

    A Top Chef's home kitchen, a master mixologist's home bar, a stylist-to-the-stars' home closet, a celebrated interior designer's home décor and a prominent architect's, well, home, beg the question -how do professional San Diegans bring their work home? Open their doors and see. Born and raised...

  • A local artist curates the galaxy of design

    A local artist curates the galaxy of design

      When it comes to design, few San Diegans know more than Jaime Derringer, the founder and executive editor of acclaimed online magazine Design Milk. Highlighting the best of modern art, architecture, interior design, fashion and technology, Design Milk is sweeping in scope, yet the site constitutes...

  • An eye for design, innovative cocktails at Madison on Park

    An eye for design, innovative cocktails at Madison on Park

      With its soaring ceiling, cedar walls and immersive geometric accents, Madison on Park sparkles as one of San Diego's most aesthetically appealing eateries. Since bursting onto the University Heights scene at the end of 2015, this upscale yet approachable restaurant has dropped innumerable jaws...

  • Meet your bartender: Kevin Ashe

    Meet your bartender: Kevin Ashe

    One of North County's most elegantly adorned restaurants is also one of its newest. Since throwing open Ponsaty's doors in Rancho Santa Fe last summer, French Master Chef Patrick Ponsaty and his team have pleased a plethora of palates in their decadent dining room. But it's not only the decor or...

  • The reel deal: March movie releases

    The reel deal: March movie releases

    New movies being released in March 2017 include Beauty and the Beast, The Shack, Table 19 and Song to Song. THE SHACK You're never as alone as you think. Drama Director: Stuart Hazeldine Starring: Sam Worthington , Octavia Spencer , Tim McGraw In theaters: March 3 A religious man struggles to maintain...

  • Laughing stock: March stand-up comedy shows

    Laughing stock: March stand-up comedy shows

    Comedians performing at comedy venues around San Diego this month include Brian Posehn, Jacob Sirof and April Macie. 3.2 JACOB SIROF  "Anyone been to a NASCAR event? You won't see one black guy there, right? Not one. You're better off trying to find a Mexican in a Crate & Barrel. It's not gonna...

  • Pouring their hearts out: PB bartenders find true love at The Local

    Pouring their hearts out: PB bartenders find true love at The Local

    Kasi Klapakis, a bartender at Tavern at the Beach, and Scott Ennis, a bartender at The Local Pacific Beach , met at The Local PB and now are engaged to married. (Hayne Palmour IV/Union-Tribune)Finding a fling at a Pacific Beach bar isn't exactly unheard of, but when two neighborhood bartenders...

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