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BiCE — Worldwide Acclaim

| March 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

BiCE! How do you pronounce it? “Beez”? “Beys”? “Bike”? Surprise! The name of this outstanding restaurant is pronounced “bee-chay.” The restaurant is named after its founder, Beatrice Ruggeri, who was nicknamed affectionately “Bice.” She was born on a farm in Italy, the eldest of ten children. As such, she had to work hard to help […]

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The Deli Experience — Milton’s Deli

| February 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

There are delis in many parts of San Diego—Italian delis, German delis and just plain old sandwich shops that put “deli” into their names or ads. But, to me, “deli” can refer only to Jewish delis, the kinds where salami is drying in the window, where pickles are brought immediately to the table and where, […]

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Casa Guadalajara — New Year’s Beginnings

| January 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Citizens of San Diego have a very special relationship with Old Town. It is where the city was founded. In 1769, Father Junipero Serra established the first of 21 missions that he established up and down the state. Fifty years later, a small village developed that grew into a town. In 1846, the American flag […]

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The Broken Yolk Café – Growing With OPM

| December 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

When is the last time you had an opportunity to participate at the start of something big? Every stock trader dreams of finding the next Amazon starting up. Look at Qualcomm and ViaSat, two local companies that have grown significantly in just a few years. Local theater lovers flock to shows that are headed for […]

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Pardon My French Bar & Kitchen

| October 30, 2016 | 0 Comments
Pardon My French Bar & Kitchen

French without Being Pretentious Ever hear someone use “unacceptable language” while in the midst of “polite” company? Often such comments are prefaced with an exculpatory “pardon my French.” That cute phrase has now become the name of a new and exciting restaurant in Hillcrest, on Park Boulevard near University Avenue. New owners took over the […]

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de’ Medici Cucina San Diego– Turning 21

| October 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

Life is full of change, especially in the restaurant business. Sometimes, restaurants close their doors and go out of business before I even have an opportunity to visit. Even in the Gaslamp. For example, Ingrid Croce, wife of the famous singer Jim Croce, who helped start the development of the Gaslamp by building a highly […]

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Cucina Sorella – the “sister” restaurant

| September 17, 2016 | 0 Comments
Cucina Sorella – the “sister” restaurant

To achieve success, a company needs good leadership. After all, a company is really a collection of people working together to achieve a common goal. People need direction, someone at the helm who points to the path and who monitors progress, someone who can even change direction when such a move is necessary. As a […]

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Café Bleu

| July 9, 2016 | 0 Comments
Café Bleu

Looking for a venue for an intimate dinner with a significant other, somewhere romantic to take a date? Or a nice neighborhood eatery where a fine meal can be enjoyed without breaking the bank? If you’ve answered “yes” to any of the above, try Café Bleu in Mission Hills. It is located on Washington Street, […]

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Vacation. Staycation? –Think of Pala

| May 30, 2016 | 0 Comments
Vacation. Staycation? –Think of Pala

Don’t let “May gray” fool you. Summer is almost here. Schools will soon let out thousands of students who will crowd the beaches and other recreational areas, not to mention malls and stores. Tourists will soon descend in droves, crowding hotels, attractions and restaurants. And the minds of many locals turn to the question, “Vacation…staycation.” […]

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Donovan’s Steak & Chop House

| May 2, 2016 | 0 Comments
Donovan’s Steak & Chop House

Always a Treat Wherever It’s Situated “Change you location, change your luck!” An old Russian saying advises that, if a business is not doing well, move to a new location. Donovan’s Steak & Chop House served legions of satisfied and loyal patrons for years at its two locations in San Diego. One is located at […]

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