Michael Benninger

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  • Meet your bartender: Jordan Brownwood

    Meet your bartender: Jordan Brownwood

      Since its April opening in the North Park nook that formerly housed Claire de Lune Coffee Lounge, Tamarindo Latin Kitchen & Bar has already cultivated quite a following. And for one of the venue's accomplished bartenders, cultivation is nothing new. Born and raised in East County, Jordan Brownwood...

  • Laughing stock: July stand-up comedy shows

    Laughing stock: July stand-up comedy shows

    Comedians performing at comedy venues around San Diego this month include Anjelah Johnson, Dana Gould and Pauly Shore. 7.1 JEFF FOXWORTHY "What's the worst aisle of the grocery store to try to get kids down? The cereal aisle. You know why? Because little kids buy cereal the same way grown men buy...

  • The reel deal: July movie releases

    The reel deal: July movie releases

    New movies being released in June 2017 include Spider-Man: The Homecoming, Girls Trip and The Emoji Movie. SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING Fantasy | Adventure Director: Jon Watts Starring: Tom Holland , Robert Downey Jr. , Michael Keaton In theaters: July 7 Following his adventure with the Avengers, everyone's...

  • Things to do in July

    Things to do in July

    July is filled with cool events including the Big Day Boom, Imperial Beach Sun & Sea Festival, San Diego Pride and the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Opening Day.   7.4: BIG BAY BOOM The biggest fireworks show on the West Coast explodes with 18 minutes of eye-popping pyrotechnics launching from four...

  • Splash down: San Diego's hottest pool parties

    Splash down: San Diego's hottest pool parties

    Last summer brought record-shattering, triple-degree temps to America's Finest City. Despite the fact that the term "climate change" no longer appears on the White House's website, however, the next few months aren't likely to cool down. To help beat the heat (and the depressing news cycle), here's...

  • To brighten your spirits, just add Cutwater

    To brighten your spirits, just add Cutwater

    Back in 2008, when Ballast Point was a big favorite among local beer aficionados, but still far from the billion-dollar brewer it is today, a few of the brand's employees began dabbling in distilling. Fast-forward to the present, and these aleumni from the now-international brewing outfit have...

  • Blind Date: Looking for love on the back of a horse

    Blind Date: Looking for love on the back of a horse

    Blind daters Jessica and Ian met for the first time about an hour ago in an Epic Limo bound for the Tijuana River Valley Nature Preserve, where they'll mount up for a romantic ride along America's Finest coastline. As the couple gets acquainted during the drive south, let's review their pre-date...

  • The reel deal: June movie releases

    The reel deal: June movie releases

    New movies being released in June 2017 include The House, Despicable Me 3 and Wonder Woman. WONDER WOMAN Power. Grace. Wisdom. Wonder. Fantasy | Action Director: Patty Jenkins Starring: Gal Gadot , Chris Pine , Robin Wright In theaters: June 2 After growing up in a hidden island oasis, the princess...

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