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Fortune Cookie
By Andrew Myers | February 19, 2015

Conventional Hollywood wisdom is that Empire—Fox’s hourlong musical/drama that chronicles a murderous mogul, his jailbird ex-wife and their three comely sons who are competing for control of daddy dearest’s hip-hop...

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The Big Fish
By Amy Finley | February 18, 2015

1. In North County, Fish 101 serves sustainable and local seafood in a laid-back Leucadia setting. The day’s catch is available simply grilled or...

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Park It
By Amy Finley | February 13, 2015

1. Part of the American Icons exhibition series, Black Dolls (on view through July 5) at the Mingei presents more than 100 handmade African-American dolls...

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Lip Service
By Keri Parker | February 6, 2015

1. As an anesthesiologist, Dr. Edward Akkaway had an up-close-and-personal view of countless surgical patients’ severely dehydrated lips. He earned the nickname Dr. Dewy...

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What a Card
By Amy Finley | January 30, 2015

1. Pop into La Jolla’s Sweet Paper for charming valentines from lines like Rifle Paper Co., Sugar Paper and Mr. Boddington’s Studio. Distinctive art and...

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True Romance
By Amy Finley | January 23, 2015

1. Start with aperitifs in the swank lobby bar, then request a seat by the fireplace at Vivace, Park Hyatt Aviara’s tony eatery. Dimly lit, with...

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Part Deux
Amy Finley | Photography by John Dole | January 22, 2015

Alison McGrath was shopping for a Christmas gift for her husband, John Clute, when she stumbled across something that stopped her in her tracks. Hanging on the wall at Scout @ Quarters D was a lovingly rendered painting of Cafe...

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By Gillian Flynn | January 22, 2015


Qualcomm Stadium

Sports fans in San Diego are often lumped into two stereotypical categories: fair weather or bandwagon. But it was an entirely different story when...

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Change Up
By Seth Combs | January 22, 2015

Nightlife mogul Matt Spencer brought a rock ’n’ roll attitude to the Gaslamp (Analog), a little class to P.B. (Firehouse), and, we’d argue, he started that whole speakeasy trend (Vin de Syrah). His latest?...

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Hall of Fame
By Amy Finley | January 21, 2015

Leave Chianti-soaked kitsch to the red-sauce joints. At newly opened Bottega Americano, designer Thomas Schoos gave the proverbial boot to red-checkered tablecloths and wall...

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Rarefied Racer
By Nate Chapnick | January 21, 2015

There’s nothing more opulent or authentically luxurious than Bentley’s flagship sedan, the Mulsanne. This storied automobile set the world standard by which all other luxury vehicles are judged when its most modern iteration debuted...

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Park It
Amy Finley | January 16, 2015

1. One of the great icons of San Diego, let alone Balboa Park, the California Tower at the Museum of Man reopened to the public on New Year’s Day, 80 years after...

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