By Frank Sabatini Jr. | Restaurant Review
Prices: Starters, soups and salads, $3.50 to $12; sandwiches and burgers, $10 to $15; entrees, $13 to $22. Breakfast and weekend brunch: $6 to $14.
Name a country on the European continent and you’ll most likely find a beer or dish representing that nation at Dan Diego’s Euro Café and Pub. Festooned with an array of international flags on its façade and roof, the converted house, built in the 1940s, stands out like a culinary oasis along this restaurant-deprived stretch of Morena Boulevard. Read More
Yard House opened its second San Diego location late last month in a prime location outside the movie theaters at the Westfield Mission Valley. The media were invited to check out the new site on Sept. 18, and Mission Valley News was there. Read More
By Frank Sabatini Jr.
Several Italian-inspired dishes have been added to the happy-hour menu at Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza & Grill in Mission Valley. Joining standbys such as pork dumplings and Mediterranean soft cheese with spices are prosciutto-lentil salad, pepperoni flatbread with bell peppers, and a quartet of meatballs — two pork and two beef — served with crostini. Read More
By Dr. Ink | Come on Let’s Get Happy!
The jockey on a racehorse carved into the heavy, wooden doors leading into Bully’s East reflects the restaurant’s equestrian roots, when Bully’s first opened 48 years ago in La Jolla by a racing agent and his business partner, a thoroughbred trainer. Read More
By Gary Jones
Not that you need an excuse to use black plants in your garden, but the Halloween season is the perfect time to add dark and rich colors. Read More
By Erica Moe
Notice children at play? They sprint, squat, lift and lunge. They move a lot and use a bunch of energy. What’s more, they giggle and have fun, too! As an adult, how can you find that joy in physical activity, while getting a challenging workout and meeting your goals? Read More
Congress avoids another government shutdown … for now
By Andy Cohen
The federal government will not close for business this week, with Congress approving a bill on a largely party line vote of 277-151 — with 151 Republicans voting to shut the government down — to keep the lights on … for now. Read More
By Sari Reis
Just like us, dogs need to be bathed. Depending on the type of fur or hair they have, activities they engage in, their skin condition and general health, their bathing frequency will vary. However, regardless of these variances, it is important to establish a routine bathing schedule. Read More
By Toni G. Atkins | Speaker of Assembly
As I embarked on this year’s legislative session, one of my primary motivators was a 2014 Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) report showing half of California’s children live in poverty or near poverty. This spurred my colleagues and I to work harder to seek solutions for Californians who are facing economic hardship. Read More
Linda Vista Planning Group general meeting
Monday, Oct. 26, 5:30 p.m.
This is an open meeting of the Linda Vista Planning Group. The public is encouraged to attend. Visit lindavista.org/lvpg. Read More
Assemblymember Weber’s mobile office
Monday, Oct. 19, 10 a.m. – noon and Tuesday, Nov. 10, 6 – 8 p.m.
Connect with Assemblymember Shirley Weber’s staff in your community, get help with any problems you are having with public agencies, ask questions about legislation and learn about state and local services. Read More
Thursday and Fridays: Antonio Fe at the Cosmo in The Cosmopolitan Restaurant and Hotel. Free. 6 p.m. 2660 Calhoun St., Old Town. OldTownCosmopolitan.com. Read More
By Frank Sabatini Jr.
As a teaser to the $80 million renovation planned at the Town & Country Resort and Convention Center in Mission Valley next year, Chef Paul McCabe has returned to San Diego from Arizona to oversee the property’s culinary program. Prior to taking a gig at Royal Palms in Phoenix, he worked at Delicias, Kitchen 1540 and Top of the Cove. Joining him in the effort is acclaimed Pastry Chef Jack Fisher, formerly with Jsix and Cucina Urbana. Read More
The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Diego – Hotel Circle, located at 1515 Hotel Circle South, hosted a luau Aug. 29 by the pool as a “thank you” for its guests and vendors, and served as a meet-and-greet for new and established staff. “We wanted to come up with something fun that our guests would enjoy that also matched the landscape of our hotel,” said Michael G. de Jesus, director of sales. Read More
Growing a garden anywhere
By Gary Jones
Whether one has a yard or not, everyone can garden. Even the humblest, recycled container can hold a garden. And given that California’s water supply is so limited right now, gardening in pots may be the coolest thing a gardener can do. Read More