Rad Patios archive for March, 2012


Tacos with a View: Mitch's Seafood

Saturday is shopping day, and after the farmer’s market, Trader Joe’s, Sprouts/Henry’s and, possibly, Costco, I’m always ready for a beer and some lunch. This week’s errands took us to Point Loma, so that means a stop at Mitch’s Seafood. http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/mar/29/21864/ Mitch’s Seafood is family owned, and their seafood is ...


Brunch at Barbarella

Barbarella in La Jolla is an area that’s popular with tourists, but it has the feel of a neighborhood place. That’s not an easy atmosphere to cultivate. http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/mar/28/21804/ It’s warm, cozy, and a little quirky. In the bar area, you can see a beautiful pizza oven and a good bit ...


Big Upgrades in the Works for Karl Strauss

Soon, fans of Karl Strauss Brewing Company will be able to get their brews straight from the source. San Diego’s eldest craft brewery is revamping its production brewery in Pacific Beach to be visitor-friendly. They’re not just putting in some picnic tables or clearing out a miniscule space in a ...


One of SD's Best Damn Beer Events

It takes balls to call a beer-based business in San Diego the best damn anything. All over the county, brewery, beer bar, and retail shop owners are working their beer guts off scrambling to put out the best suds around. Yet, Best Damn Beer Shop, the craft beer emporium taking ...


Tasting Notes from Renaissance 2012

Massive, sprawling beer festivals are great, but some of the very best craft brewing events involve little more than a quality venue with a stellar beer list. Such is the case with San Marcos suds standout Churchill’s Pub and Grille’s annual Renaissance event, where owner Ivan Derezin gets out treasures ...

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