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Don’t waste any time getting to the Japanese Friendship Garden in Balboa Park if you want to see the cherry trees in full bloom! It appears that they are at their peak as of 16 March, and the blossoms’ petals are beginning to drift to the ground in a mini blizzard of pink when a… Read More Cherry Blossoms at Japanese Friendship Garden
Before the Navy transferred this Midwesterner to San Diego, my concept of a taco was ground beef seasoned with Lawry’s® Taco Seasoning Mix, shredded iceberg lettuce, salsa, and shredded cheddar cheese in a crunchy taco shell that disintegrated on taking your first bite. Of course, living in San Diego has changed that perspective of tacos… Read More 664 TJ Birrieria
Not far from downtown San Diego is the culturally rich neighborhood of Barrio Logan. In fact, the neighborhood is one of fourteen California Cultural Districts and Chicano Park earned National Historic Landmark status in 2017. History In 1871, Congressman John Logan from Illinois drafted legislation for a transcontinental railroad that would end in San Diego.… Read More Barrio Logan and Chicano Park
If you have ever had the privilege of going to Europe, you know that the bread you find there is leaps and bounds above any commercial bread available here in the U.S. Clinton and Louie Prager, two brothers born and raised in Carlsbad, have brought European-style artisan bread to San Diego. They offer both a… Read More Prager Brothers Artisan Bread
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… Read More Lefty’s Chicago Pizzeria
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… Read More Hillcrest Brewing Company
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… Read More Old Town Temecula
High atop Point Loma is Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, with its commanding views of the Pacific Ocean, San Diego Harbor, and the city of San Diego. With over 101,000 individuals buried there, it certainly is humbling to stand among row after row of perfectly aligned, uniform grave markers, knowing that many of those laid to… Read More Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery
Here are a few photos from the Dia de los Muertos observance in Old Town State Historic Park on 1 November 2017.