Michael Benninger

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  • Meet your bartender: Luis Garcia

    Meet your bartender: Luis Garcia

    Luis Garcia grew up on the drinking-and-dining scene. "I've truly been in or around hospitality my whole life," he says. "My mom worked in the heart of the house for about 30 years, and my dad was front-of-the-house, serving. I've been exposed to it forever, which is one of the reasons why it's...

  • Things to do in June

    Things to do in June

    June is filled with cool events including the 19th LGBT Film Festival, San Diego County Fair, Taste of Liberty Station and the Marine Corps Mud Run. 6.2-7.4: San Diego County Fair Learn to saddle up like a pro, then go panning for gold at the county's signature summertime event, now themed as the...

  • Laughing stock: June stand-up comedy shows

    Laughing stock: June stand-up comedy shows

    Comedians performing at comedy venues around San Diego this month include Dana Carvey, Adele Givens and Brad Garrett.    6/2-3 JUSTIN MARTINDALE "'Thoughts and Prayers' is my new healthcare plan." - Justin Martindale on Twitter @ The Comedy Store, lajolla.comedystore.com   6/2 DANA CARVEY "I stopped...

  • Fantasy draft

    Fantasy draft

    Get ready to feel a draft as the country's bestselling imported beer breaks free of the bottle and arrives on tap after nearly 40 years. Since arriving in the U.S. in 1979, Corona Extra has established itself as the Mexican beer of choice for millions of Americans, and the brand's iconic clear-glass...

  • ¡Viva Tijuana! Meet the master mixologist behind TJ's trailblazing speakeasy

    ¡Viva Tijuana! Meet the master mixologist behind TJ's trailblazing speakeasy

    Editor's note: ¡Viva Tijuana! is a multi-story series about the life and culture of San Diego's modern neighbor to the south. More stories from the series can be found in links below. When Prohibition passed into law in 1919, millions of Americans looking to wet their whistles had to score booze...

  • Blind date: An international adventure to Baja

    Blind date: An international adventure to Baja

      Photos & video by Alejandro Tamayo Matchmaking by Jessica Pelligra Cassie and Zach met for the first time less than an hour ago in the Epic Limo that's headed south to the Mexico border. Although these two blind daters knew nothing about each other before stepping into the car, they've agreed...

  • The reel deal: May movie releases

    The reel deal: May movie releases

    New movies being released in May 2017 include Snatched, Baywatch and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man Tell No Tales. 3 GENERATIONS In this family, change is relative. Drama | Comedy Director: Gaby Dellal Starring: Elle Fanning, Naomi Watts , Susan Sarandon In theatres: May 5 When a New York teen...

  • Things to do in May

    Things to do in May

    May is filled with cool events including the 26th Annual Pug Party, San Diego Taco Fest, Gator By The Bay and the Hillcrest Craft Beer Crawl. 5.4 Eighth Annual Taste of Cardiff Treat your taste buds, excite your eardrums and bask in the area's beauty during this self-guided stroll to Cardiff's...

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