Michael Benninger

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  • Laughing stock: September comedy shows

    Laughing stock: September comedy shows

    Comedians performing at comedy venues around San Diego this month include Greg Fitzsimmons, Clayton English and Andrew Schulz. 8.31-9.2 Billy Bonnell "I like being from Texas, but it sucks I gotta baptize my future kid in sweet tea." - Billy Bonnell on Twitter @ American Comedy Co., americancomedyco.com...

  • Meet your bartender: Zack Ball

    Meet your bartender: Zack Ball

    Since bursting onto the scene in late July, filling the Fifth Avenue building that long housed Maloney's Tavern, Queensborough Cocktail Lounge has been bringing a bite of the Big Apple to the Gaslamp. Taking its name from the largest and easternmost of New York City's five boroughs, the new two-level...

  • Things to do in September

    Things to do in September

    September is filled with cool events including CRSSD, San Diego Restaurant Week, KAABOO Del Mar and the 36th Annual Adams Avenue Street Fair. 9.1-4: U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge & Dimensional Art Expo Sand sculptors from around the world compete for top honors during this four-day bayside extravaganza...

  • Meet your bartender: Juan Sanchez

    Meet your bartender: Juan Sanchez

    With nearly 15 years of experience in hospitality and a resume that lists some of the city's most celebrated establishments, San Diego native Juan Sanchez is an unstoppable force in the industry. By honing his skills at hotspots such as Addison, Kettner Exchange, Seven Grand and Tower23, he has...

  • The reel deal: August movie releases

    The reel deal: August movie releases

    New movies being released in August 2017 include Logan Lucky, The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature and The Dark Tower. THE DARK TOWER There are other worlds than these. Fantasy | Sci-Fi Director: Nikolaj Arcel Starring: Idris Elba , Matthew McConaughey , Tom Taylor In theaters: August 4 After a boy with...

  • Laughing stock: August comedy shows

    Laughing stock: August comedy shows

    Comedians performing at comedy venues around San Diego this month include Joel McHale, Eleanor Kerrigan and Adam Ray. 8.4-5 Joel McHale "Hollywood helps America by projecting a heroic image to the rest of the world. We just released another movie about Captain America. Or, as he's known in China,...

  • The f#ck-it list: Things to do before you die

    The f#ck-it list: Things to do before you die

    A roster of things to do before dying is a bucket list. When the list is comprised of entries that can actually cause death, it's called a F#ck-It List. Before life ends, consider crossing off some of these experiences around San Diego, or just sit back and watch other adrenaline junkies kill it...

  • Yes, We Can!

    Yes, We Can!

    Among the myriad brands of beer lining shelves at supermarkets and liquors store, perhaps none evoke a stronger sense of summer than Corona Extra. Popping the cap from a clear glass bottle on a hot day, then sliding a fresh wedge of lime down its narrow neck is a time-honored tradition Americans...

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