Lori Weisberg

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Lori Weisberg covers the tourism and hospitality industry, writing extensively about San Diego County hotels; restaurants; cruise ships; visitor attractions; air travel; and the convention center. A Southern California native and graduate of UCLA, she joined the U-T in 1980 and over the years has been awarded a number of fellowships in specialty reporting, multimedia and social media. She has regularly produced multimedia packages for the paper's website and is able to shoot and edit video. Before joining the newspaper, she worked at the Vista Press and the Orange County Register.

Recent Articles

  • Hard Rock Cafe in downtown closing at end of year

    Hard Rock Cafe in downtown closing at end of year

    The Hard Rock Cafe, a presence in downtown San Diego since 1998, will be closing by the end of the year, but the ownership is offering no explanation for the impending closure. A statement from Hard Rock International, which owns the cafe, offered the promise of a revived cafe but in a different...

  • Little Italy welcomes new upscale steakhouse

    Little Italy welcomes new upscale steakhouse

    When restaurateur Arsalun Tafazoli began working almost three years ago on what would be his most ambitious dining project yet, he anticipated a budget of $2.5 million and a June 2016 opening. What he couldn't have foreseen was a budget that eventually ballooned to $6.5 million, forcing Tafazoli...

  • Tilted Kilt in Mission Valley closes

    Tilted Kilt in Mission Valley closes

    Blame it partly on the exit of the Chargers, but the Tilted Kilt in Mission Valley has closed its doors, a victim of declining traffic. The second Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery to open in San Diego, the sports bar arrived at the Westfield Mission Valley center in 2011. Still operating is the Tilted...

  • Carlsbad to get new nonstop air service to Las Vegas

    Carlsbad to get new nonstop air service to Las Vegas

      Starting in late September, North County residents will have a more convenient way to jet to Las Vegas, thanks to new air service from Cal Jet by Elite Airways. The new  airline, which formed a partnership with Portland, Maine-based Elite Airways, announced Wednesday that it would begin offering...

  • Popular South Park pub closes after 7-year run

    Popular South Park pub closes after 7-year run

    A once busy corner of South Park has fallen silent with the sudden closure last weekend of South Park Abbey, a popular neighborhood presence for the last seven years. The familiar indoor-outdoor restaurant and bar at Fern and Grape streets occupied a space that has continuously been home to a restaurant...

  • America's most attractive cities

    America's most attractive cities

    Each year, readers of Travel + Leisure weigh in on hundreds of cities and towns across a range of categories, from the friendliness of the locals to how good-looking their residents are. See where San Diego ranks among the most attractive cities. 10. Madison, Wisconsin Readers gave Madisonians...

  • Former visitor center on Mission Bay to become restaurant

    Former visitor center on Mission Bay to become restaurant

      The shuttered visitor center on Mission Bay that for decades welcomed tourists and locals will be transformed into a waterfront restaurant and event center that will preserve the seashell-shaped building's distinctive profile. Earlier this month, the San Diego City Council gave its blessing to...

  • Slater's 50/50 burgers to be sold

    Slater's 50/50 burgers to be sold

    Seven years after opening his first signature burger restaurant in Orange County, owner Scott Slater said he will sell all six Slater's 50/50 locations, including two in San Diego County. The restaurants will remain, as will the half-beef/half-ground bacon burgers that have defined the 50/50 concept...

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