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Pacific San Diego Magazine

Seafood and Spirits this Sunday in Little Italy

Kettner Exchange’s inaugural Seafood & Spirit Festival, aka KEX Fest, is set to make a big splash on Sunday by beginning a new tradition that’s sure to be a can’t-miss for seafood fanatics.

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Pacific San Diego Magazine

April 2017 Movie Releases

While a past-his-prime casanova waits to inherit the fortune of his elderly, obscenely wealthy wife, she leaves him for far younger man, forcing the Don Juan to find a new lover to leach off.

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Pacific San Diego Magazine

Kine, Sealed, Delivered

Like many of the best things in life, Cassandra Pearson’s career as a “budtender” began on Craigslist.

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Pacific San Diego Magazine

What up, homes? Architect Kevin deFreitas

Born and raised in San Diego, architect Kevin deFreitas designed many of the county’s most attractive buildings, but perhaps the one that means the most to him is his family’s Point Loma home, which he constructed with the help of his father.

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The Milky Way

When it comes to design, few San Diegans know more than Jaime Derringer, the founder and executive editor of acclaimed online magazine Design Milk.

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Pacific San Diego Magazine

Method to the Madison

With its soaring ceiling, cedar walls and immersive geometric accents, Madison on Park sparkles as one of San Diego’s most aesthetically appealing eateries. Since bursting onto the University Heights scene at the end of 2015, this upscale yet approachable restaurant has dropped innumerable jaws with its astonishing design and thrilled endless taste buds with its tantalizing, Mediterranean-style plates.

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Meet Your Bartender: Kevin Ashe

One of North County’s most elegantly adorned restaurants is also one of its newest. Since throwing open Ponsaty’s doors in Rancho Santa Fe last summer, French Master Chef Patrick Ponsaty and his team have pleased a plethora of palates in their decadent dining room.

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Pacific San Diego Magazine

March 2017 Movie Releases

In Disney’s latest live-action remake of their animated classics, a delusional young woman develops a severe case of Stockholm syndrome after a savage, self-loathing prince takes her captive.

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Pacific San Diego Magazine

Rock Hard

Longtime PACIFIC readers may recognize Aaron Thompson from the September 2010 issue, in which the hard-rocking musician and bartender spoke about abandoning his religious upbringing in favor of slinging drinks to sinners at Analog and Vin de Syrah.

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Pouring their hearts out: PB bartenders find true love at The Local ...

Finding a fling at a Pacific Beach bar isn’t exactly unheard of, but when two neighborhood bartenders stumble upon true love at a local venue, it’s definitely cause for celebration.

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An Uppercut Above

When she isn’t in front of the camera for “KUSI News at 11” on KUSI-TV Channel 9/51, anchor Lauren Phinney runs, scuba dives and volunteers for various organizations. But her true love (not counting her 9-month-old son) is boxing.

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Pacific San Diego Magazine

February 2017 Movie Openings

With music and sound effects — but no spoken dialogue — this animated film chronicles the life of a castaway who lands on an island inhabited by an enormous red turtle.

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Pacific San Diego Magazine

Sweetening the Pot

On Nov. 8, as Californians sparked up to celebrate the Golden State’s newfound freedom to consume cannabis legally, the minds behind True North Tavern decided it was high time to introduce San Diego to a brand-new type of beverage.

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A (Mid)Way of Life

Known as North Bay, Sports Arena, the Midway District and Loma Portal, one thing the patch of land between Point Loma and Interstate 5 isn’t known for is electrifying nightlife.

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January 2017 Movie Openings

A Prohibition Era outlaw works his way into an organized crime family, then creates a powerful enemy when he steals the boss’s money — and his main squeeze.