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Out of the Box
By Amy Finley | May 11, 2015

To the list of S.D.’s favorite Japanese eatery imports (sushi bars, ramen houses, yakitori grills, izakaya…), add yet another, thanks to Shihomi Sakai Borillo. But the gorgeous Tokyo-born restaurateur’s newest...

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By Gillian Flynn | May 11, 2015


Centennial Park, Coronado

”I’ve always been a night owl,” says photographer Kevin Key. Understatement. When most people are tucked in bed, the Ramona-...

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Who’s Your Patty?
By Gillian Flynn | May 8, 2015

1. Cowboy Star Restaurant and Butcher Shop
This popular East Village carnivore haunt knows how to deliver a real-deal burger. How we order it? Like the...

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The Cat's Meow
By Nate Chapnick | May 8, 2015

Jaguars are known for their sneak attacks—silently stalking their prey until the moment they strike without warning. Unlike the jungle cat, this feral beauty makes no attempt to fly under the radar. An explosive exhaust note, large 20-...

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The Italian Job
Amy Finley | Photography by John Dole | May 7, 2015

La Jolla’s no slouch in the palm tree department. Facing west at twilight, there’s a moment when the sun’s sliding slowly toward the horizon and the frilly fronds are backlit dramatically. They sway in...

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On the Bright Side
By AnnaMaria Stephens | May 7, 2015

Encinitas might be the fittest town in California, from its fleets of triathletes-in-training to the supple yogis practicing their sirsasanas on the sand. Royan Kamyar, a physician and tech entrepreneur, couldn...

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Funny Girl
By Seth Combs | May 5, 2015

Lauren O’Brien’s first brush with celebrity didn’t come in her car, but rather on a flight to New York when she thought her email had been compromised. “I got off the plane, and I...

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A Moveable Feast
By Patti Dickey | May 5, 2015

With great anticipation, I boarded my Air France flight, which turned out to be a perfect first step on a luxurious culinary trip through glorious Burgundy. The in-flight meal by Régis Marcon, Air France’s three-Michelin-starred chef, whet my...

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Rad Man
By Ray Rogers | May 1, 2015

First things first: that ’stache! When John Slattery appears on screen in the final season opener of AMC’s Mad Men, his character, the lovably devil-may-care silver-haired ad man Roger Sterling, is working a handlebar across his handsome visage...

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Haute Mamma
By Keri Parker | April 27, 2015

1. A real queen bee deserves the royal treatment. At Ocean Pearl Spa, PINO honey and beeswax pads uniquely relieve inflammation and boost immunity, while...

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Mom’s the Word
By Amy Finley | April 20, 2015

1. After a 2013 tease, Cannonball—the glam Mission Beach rooftop resto—has relaunched following it’s multimillion-dollar redo. Sushi’s on...

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Park and Rec
By Amy Finley | April 13, 2015

1. Advance buzz propelled Buyer & Cellar—the one-man, tour-de-force comedy set in (you can’t make this up) Barbra Streisand’s basement mini-mall—to an extended run at ...

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