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Eggs and bacon on a ‘mission’

Kelly Callas

March 24, 2011

Filed under Daily Aztec Stories, Features

The Mission is more than a restaurant: It is a concept. Simple yet inspired, the idea is to strip away the pretentiousness of La Jolla-style a.m. dining while maintaining a competitive level of sophistication and quality with hea... Read more »

Holy bagels, those are good

Sofia Casillas

March 24, 2011

Filed under Features

Whoever said San Diego bagels aren’t as authentic, scrumptious or as messy as New York bagels was definitely wrong. Big City Bagels, located on University Avenue in Hillcrest, offers customers fresh, homemade, quality ba... Read more »

Banjos and Bellinis for brunch

Sydnee Brooker

March 24, 2011

Filed under Features

Heading south on 30th Street, just past University Avenue, one particular establishment stands out. Look for a yellow building accented with brick, forest green French doors, stained glass windows and a second-level wraparo... Read more »

Sweets de les arrondissements

Sarah Grieco

March 24, 2011

Filed under Features

Lemon Meringue Tartelettes, Crème Brulee aux Fruits Rouge and Passion Fruit Ricotta Torte. No, these are not the names of elite members of the French bourgeoisie, they are menu items of San Diego’s delicious restaurant, Extraord... Read more »

Family-style Lebanese food

Sarah Kovash

March 24, 2011

Filed under Features

What is this food? A pizza? A pita? Nope. It’s Lebanese food and it is even better. Off of El Cajon Boulevard, Alforon is tucked into a nondescript strip mall with little to no standout features. However, the food offer... Read more »

Nouveau riche cheesecakes

Kristen MacBride

March 24, 2011

Filed under Features

From a humble storefront on Adams Avenue in the heart of Normal Heights comes The Incredible Cheesecake Company, a master of the art of one of the simplest forms of joy — dessert. There is something delightfully delicious about ... Read more »

Tiny space with plenty of taps

Rachel Verbits

March 24, 2011

Filed under Features

Located in University Heights, Small Bar offers patrons more than 40 different beers to choose from, all with a different taste. Looking behind the bar at the vast array of taps, it becomes obvious what a misnomer the bar’s... Read more »

In-house infused vodkas, check

Miranda Adler

March 24, 2011

Filed under Features

After a rough week of midterms, the last thing on students’ minds is studying, unless of course an encyclopedia of cocktails is involved. Such is the case at The Tractor Room, a hunting lodge-inspired Hillcrest haunt tha... Read more »

Honest Abe, honest booze

Sarah Kovash

March 24, 2011

Filed under Features

There is a lot to thank the 16th president for, but high on that list is being the inspiration behind The Lincoln Room. The downtown restaurant and bar is better than the average downtown eatery in many ways. It’s located on Fo... Read more »

JRDN is swank to PB tank

Agustin Gonzalez

March 24, 2011

Filed under Features

One of the biggest reasons I moved to Pacific Beach was the night scene. With the rows of bars all along Garnet Avenue, wallet-friendly drink specials every night and a college crowd, I had plenty of choices to get my party on. That bein... Read more »