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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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Queenstown Public House

Queenstown Public House is a New Zealand-inspired restaurant in a 1905 Craftsman house in Little Italy, serving up a variety of fresh food in a relaxed atmosphere. Brunch is served daily until 2 p.m., and their brunch menu has everything from a Kiwi breakfast to a cowboy breakfast, to French toast, to lamb hash or chicken and waffles, with plenty

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Village Pizzeria—Bayside

If you’re looking for an informal, family-friendly restaurant with one of the best views in San Diego, check out Village Pizzeria Bayside at the Coronado Ferry Landing. There are actually two Village Pizzeria locations in Coronado. The one at the Coronado Ferry Landing and the original restaurant on Orange Avenue just a block from the Hotel del Coronado. The bayside location is

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Corvette Diner

If you’re looking to experience a blast from the past, check out the modern version of a 1950’s diner in Liberty Station: the Corvette Diner. Walking into the main entrance, you’ll be greeted with a vintage Corvette just inside the door, along with a ton of neon signs and 1950’s kitschy memorabilia pretty much splattered on the walls throughout the

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McP’s Irish Pub

McP’s Irish Pub has been providing good food and good times to Coronado residents and others for over 34 years now. It’s become a bit of an institution on the island. It was founded by a former Navy SEAL, Greg McPartlin, and, in its early days was quite the hangout for SEALs stationed just down the road. Today, the SEALs

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Hummingbird House Cafe

The Hummingbird House Cafe, in its quaint, century-old building, brings a taste of the Mediterranean to southern California in San Juan Capistrano. After wandering through Mission San Juan Capistrano in the morning, I was ready for lunch. There were plenty of restaurants that all looked appealing along the main drag, Camino Capistrano, but I was interested in checking out the

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