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San Diego speakeasy named to best tiki bar list

One of America's best tiki bars is right here in San Diego, but you'll have to find it to enjoy one of their vibrant drinks.

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25-Year-Old Chinatown-Themed Dive Good Luck Bar Is Closing in Los Feliz

The iconic dive bar is being evicted to make room for a new development

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This Irish Bar Holds the Record as the World's Oldest Pub - Take a Look Inside

Among its many attractions, Ireland boasts some of the best pubs in the world. In fact, the Irish do traditional inns so well, they have become a global

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Reckless Brewing owner announces closure | West Coaster San Diego Beer News

Earlier this week, Reckless Brewing owner Dave Hyndman composed a post on his company’s Facebook page promoting the renaming of his black lager to Black Lagers Matter. That post leaned on a series of African-American stereotypes, racist themes a

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A real local pub in La Mesa

Sometime in my early 30s, I realized that I’d evolved from someone who would always pound a shot at last call to someone who rarely made it past happy hour and was asleep by 10 p.m. (even on weekends!).

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Fourpenny House: Food, Beer, and Spirits. 8323 La Mesa Blvd.

Fourpenny House specializes in bread, beer, and spirits. Our rotating seasonal menu features fresh ingredients at the prime of their flavor.

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Iconic Admiral Risty in Rancho Palos Verdes will close after 52 years

The steak-and-seafood restaurant will close on Aug. 17 because of a lease dispute.

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    Los Angeles’s Oldest Surviving Restaurants

    I made a map of Metro Los Angeles’s oldest extant eateries based on a piece written by Nikki Kreuzer for The Los Angeles Beat titled “Offbeat L.A.: The Oldest Surviving Los Angeles Rest…

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    The Best Pizza in Los Angeles

    In honor of National Pizza Day, we rounded up our favorite pizza shops in Los Angeles. Read on to see where to score the best slice.

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    Alibi Bar and Place: A Guilty Pleasure – SLUG Magazine

    With the luscious growth of Salt Lake City comes the entrepreneurial buzz from ambitious and unrestrained self-starters. Within this valuable group of people are locals—now business owners—Jacob Hall, Chase Worthen, Fernando Lazalde and Michael Ask

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    No bad meals at Bud and Rob’s

    Louisiana’s Cajun and Creole cuisine has quite the reputation. It is, some have said, America’s only original cuisine.

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    This Unique Craft Brewery In Illinois Is The Best In America

    Discover the full history behind Illinois' largest craft brewery. Revolution Brewing in Chicago makes award-winning beer you have to try.

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    Aero Club to leave, while Red Fox Room finds new home

    Yet another historic bar is being forced to close or relocate due to San Diego’s rising property rates. This time, it’s the India Street whiskey joint, The Aero Club (3365 India St.).

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    Future uncertain for Red Fox Room

    The bar-restaurant combo unabashedly calls itself “an undeniable city icon” on its website. However, its historic run may be coming to an end.

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    LA's Best Dive Bars

    There are times when you want to get dolled up and have a fancy night on the town. For us, those nights are few and far between so we love our local dive bars where we can ditch the lines, velvet ropes, and lists and just enjoy good music, ambiance, and,

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    Craving nostalgia? Try one of these historic L.A. restaurants

    Los Angeles architecture firm Armet and Davis designed the Googie-style Pann’s Coffee Shop for the Panagopoulos family in 1958. Featuring a sweeping roofline, stone walls, terrazzo floors, red leather booths and an animated neon sign, Pann’s has staye

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    Napa's First Black-Owned Winery Needs To Be On The Top Of Your Wine Tasting List

    Brown Estate is the first black-owned winery in Napa Valley, and the tasting room is so chic you're going to freak out over it.

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    Where to Find the Best Pizza in LA

    These 14 perfect pizza places please every palate in the family.

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    LA's Best Bars with Live Music

    LA has a countless offering of local and tangential bars and watering holes. Some serve as the perfect pre-game spot before heading to a concert; some bring the show to the bar. For those who like to saddle up at the counter, enjoy a cocktail with a live

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    Do You Remember These 15 Defunct Restaurant Chains?

    Pull up a seat, open the menu, and let's look at some defunct restaurant chains you might not even remember.

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    Home - Manila Sunset Filipino Restaurant

    Welcome to Manila Sunset. We cannot promise to give you the grandeur of the famous sunset at Manila Bay, but only the authentic taste of the Philippine cuisine and the country's legendary hospitality.

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    The 50 Best Drive-In Restaurants in the U.S. | Mental Floss

    The prime of American drive-ins might be behind us, but there are still plenty of these nostalgic roadside eateries available. Whether you're looking for a quick bite or a more specialty meal, drive-ins offer one benefit that most other restaurants simply can't—fries and floats from the comfort of your own vehicle.

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    The Proud Bird

    Offering distinguished service, top-notch American cuisine and a lesson in history, swing by and hear the buzz of the planes flying by from Van Nuys airport. You're sure to have an experience that's a departure from all the rest.

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    After 8 Decades And Countless Pastrami Sandwiches, New York's Carnegie Deli Folds

    The iconic deli in midtown Manhattan is closing its doors after nearly 80 years in business. Its oversized sandwiches defined a certain kind of New York restaurant.

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    Irvine Meadows Says Its Final Goodbyes Before Getting Demolished for Apartments

    For 35 years, sweltering, bumper-to-bumper traffic off the 405 exit for Irvine Center Drive come sunset has been as beloved an OC summer ritual as hitting the beach or bitching about another lost Angels season. And it was no different this past July, as p

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    Chinatown's Hop Louie May Be Closing Soon

    Whether or not you've eaten there, you know the restaurant's colorful facade.

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    Los Angeles' Oldest Restaurants

    Although the restaurant industry is cyclical in nature and trends come and go, there are certain restaurants that stand the test of time in Los Angeles.

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    This humble South LA stand is the birthplace of the chili dog

    How one fast food legend continues to thrive after all these years

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    Cupids Hot Dogs

    The official website for the iconic Cupid's Hot Dogs. Serving the best chili dogs in Los Angeles since 1946.

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    Home - Spudz Potato

      Welcome to Spudz Potato! We specialize in preparing fresh unique potato dishes at farmers markets and privately catered events throughout San Diego.Try our signature Stuffed Hash Browns! Spudz Potato was founded in San Diego, California when a very

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    The SGV Now Has a Communism-Themed Restaurant

    In the San Gabriel Valley, themed restaurants are a different breed. There’s the completely politically incorrect Uncle Yu’s Indian Restaurant — which has waitresses wearing skimpy Native American outfits. Then there’s the odd Jurassic Park-themed

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    Loaded Hollywood

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    Heavenly poutine at Mess Royale

    It is Lachance's fine mess that gives Mess Royale (142 University Ave.) in Hillcrest its name. Mess Royale's poutine features hand-cut and twice-cooked French fries topped with imported-from-Wisconsin cheese curds all slathered in a brown gra...

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      Surfer's Stomps: The Beach Hut

      Drop Zone, Drop Zone LA - Hawaiian food hits the spot in the category of amazing after surf grinds. The Surf Hut in Torrance, a South Bay institution since 1972, offers Hawaiian plate lunches and well portioned breakfasts like “the Loco Moco.”

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        Offbeat L.A.: The Oldest Surviving Los Angeles Restaurants… A Master List of the Vintage, Historic and Old School

        We are lucky in Los Angeles to have a lot of spectacular vintage restaurants, but we are still losing many every year to owners who retire, sell out for money or lose their long-held lease to nasty...

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        10 Best L.A. Bars and Restaurants With Live Music

        Los Angeles has some of the best live music venues in the city. Take these, for example.  But what if one prefers to enjoy bands in the cozier sett...

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        Sunset Strip's House of Blues reportedly slated for demolition

        The Sunset Strip could be losing another music venue.

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          ALBIE'S BEEF INN for Dinner | ADAM'S STEAK 'N EGGS for Breakfast

          Welcome to Adam's Steak 'N Eggs & Albie's Beef Inn in San Diego's Mission Valley since 1962.

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          26 Classic Restaurants Every Angeleno Must Try

          Los Angeles has been blessed by a multitude of long-standing restaurants that continue to serve diners with classic fare that strikes at the heart of nostalgia. But many of these restaurants aren't...

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          Parrots Pavilion Tiki Bar - Rock Lane Resort and Marina

          The Parrots Pavilion & Tiki Bar is closed for the 2014 Season. See you in 2015!  Home of the VooDoo Parrot’s Pavilion serves  great food and drinks with a relaxed atmosphere. This year we will be serving 7 days a week beginning…Read more

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          The Triple Rock Social Club | Shows

          Website for The Triple Rock Social Club - a live music venue and bar in Minneapolis.

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          The 10 Best Bars in Silver Lake

          As we were told by a mouthbreathing, knuckle-dragging jerk at one of the very bars described within, Silver Lake grew up a long time ago. So that's why we feel no need to treat it like some pegged-pants screw-up who only chugs cheap pilsner. In fact,

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          Molly Blooms - Traditional Irish Pub - Home

          Molly Blooms - Traditional Irish Pub In Ramat Ha Hayal

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          Delilah's Chicago

          Legendary Chicago punk rock'n'roll bar, featuring over 400 types of whiskey.

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            Burgundy Room

            Dive Bars in Los Angeles, CA

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            The San Franciscan

            Prime Rib restaurant and steakhouse in Torrance, California. Established in 1963. Karaoke and live entertainment.

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