Author Archives: Dan

Palm Springs Air Museum

Overview Some of you may rightly argue that a day-trip to Palm Springs is a bit more than “…and beyond.” That’s okay. You’re probably right. But if you’re up for the two-hour-and-change ride, the Palm Springs Air Museum is a pretty cool place to visit. The aircraft on display inside the museum have been beautifully and meticulously restored, and span

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Lefty’s Chicago Pizzeria

Life often takes us away from our hometown, whether by choice, career, or other circumstances. When you are lucky enough to find an establishment that can bring you a little slice of home, you quickly add it to your frequently visited places. As a Chicago-area native, for me, the place where I can get a figurative—and literal—slice of home is

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Hillcrest Brewing Company

Hillcrest Brewing Company (HBC) is the closest thing that you’ll have to a gay Cheers where “everyone knows your name.” Even though HBC is located at the epicenter of Hillcrest, adjacent to the Pride Plaza/Flag at Normal St. and University Ave., it welcomes everyone who stops in for one of their craft beers or excellent food menu items—even furry, four-legged

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Grater Grilled Cheese

With the explosion of growth in southeastern Chula Vista, there are many new dining and shopping opportunities in the new Millenia complex south of the Otay Ranch mall. One of those new restaurants is Grater Grilled Cheese. The restaurant is on the south side of Birch Road, situated almost in the middle between the Southbay Expressway (CA 125) and Eastlake

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Old Town Temecula

If you’re up for a little day trip, take the hour and fifteen minute drive from downtown San Diego to Old Town Temecula to check out its shops, restaurants, tasting rooms, and historic architecture. The heart of Old Town runs for a half mile stretch along Front Street, which means that you can park your car once and pretty much

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