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

  • S&M eatery closing its doors

    S&M eatery closing its doors

    The 2-year-old S&M Sausage & Meat, known for its provocative name, exotic game meats and the occasional animal rights protest, is closing for good this week. The Hillcrest restaurant announced on its Facebook page news of the impending closure, just nine days after hosting its second anniversary...

  • Revealed: First 10 vendors for Liberty Public Market

    Revealed: First 10 vendors for Liberty Public Market

    Imagine, for a moment, stopping off on your way home from work to pick up a thick porterhouse steak custom butchered for you, then heading to the artisanal cheese shop for a special appetizer and, just a few steps away, indulging in a macchiato prepared with locally roasted coffee. That European-style...

  • Comic-Con to stay in San Diego through 2018

    Comic-Con to stay in San Diego through 2018

    Comic-Con is here to stay, at least through 2018, under a two-year deal announced Thursday by San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer. The new agreement between the city and Comic-Con International follows months of back-and-forth negotiations that hinged on the willingness of dozens of local hotels to...

  • Replacement found for Pizzeria Mozza

    Replacement found for Pizzeria Mozza

    The star-powered Pizzeria Mozza couldn't make it in San Diego, but the developer of the old police headquarters is banking on a Las Vegas-based pizza and beer restaurant to thrive in the long-vacated space. Seven months after the pizzeria helmed by nationally acclaimed restaurateur Nancy Silverton...

  • Downtown may get its first 5-star hotel

    Downtown may get its first 5-star hotel

    San Diego could be getting its first five-star downtown hotel, plus a Whole Foods market, as part of a proposal to develop a key East Village site at 7th Avenue and Market Street. Cisterra Development, which has just completed a new downtown headquarters office building for Sempra, has proposed...

  • South Park's Alchemy set to close

    South Park's Alchemy set to close

    Alchemy, a dining mainstay in South Park for nearly six years, will be closing its doors next month, a decision driven by declining business and the owners' interest in pursuing new ventures. Rather than invest considerable sums of money on reinventing the neighborhood eatery in hopes of attracting...

  • Tender Greens coming to Mission Valley

    Tender Greens coming to Mission Valley

    Tender Greens, the popular fast casual chain that places a premium on healthy dining, is opening yet another San Diego restaurant, the latest planned for Mission Valley 's Westfield center. Expected to open by this summer, the cafeteria-style eatery will be the first new tenant in the former Loehmann's...

  • Trending: What's in store for 2015

    Trending: What's in store for 2015

    Gluten-free menu items and kale salads are so yesterday, but expect locally sourced and environmentally sustainable foods to be very much in vogue when dining out in the new year. At least that's what chefs across the country are promising in a survey meant to identify the hot culinary and beverage...

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