SD TRAVEL LEISURE

Restaurant Chain Wants Each Eatery to Have Its Own Flavor

DINING: Food, Art and Welcoming Environment Make an Impression

When San Diego-bred brothers Alex and Eric Adler first had the idea of opening a Mexican-inspired restaurant almost a decade ago, their immediate inclination was to create an upgraded version of the traditional Southern California hole-in-the-wall taco shop.

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Local Startups in Airport Innovation Lab Tackle Parking and Baggage

The San Diego International Airport is looking to make parking, and hauling luggage between trips, less of a pain. Its new Airport Innovation Lab graduated its first cohort of startups Nov. 14, all of which focused on improving one of these two pain points.

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Company Adds Fifth Ingredient to Beer: Data

SOFTWARE: More Than 100 Data Points Tracked In Brewing Biz Processes

Water, hops, grain and yeast. Pulkit Agrawal became familiar with beer’s four main components while working for San Diego’s largest brewery, Ballast Point.

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Delivery Apps Bring Fresh Challenges to the Dining Scene

FOOD: As Eateries Struggle To Make Profit With Tech, Ghost Restaurants Open

The boom in food delivery apps available in San Diego has mushroomed exponentially the last several years. And, data shows they aren’t going away anytime soon.

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Labor Dispute Prompts Two Weeks Cancellation for National Lacrosse League

The team’s inaugural home game will now be on Jan. 12, against the Rochester Knighthawks at Valley View Casino Center.

San Diego VCs Hit the Road in Investment Show

Four San Diego investors launched their own reality TV show, "VCs in a Van," showing how startup investments take place offstage.

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After First Flight, Airline Looks to Connect With More Travelers

For Solana Beach resident, Sheila Olinger, the convenience of flying out of an airport that is smaller, closer to home and has $5 all-day parking made taking the first-ever California Pacific Airlines flight Nov. 2 from Carlsbad’s McClellan-Palomar Airport a no-brainer.

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Puesto’s Co-Founder Named to Forbes’ 30 Under 30' 2019 List

25-year-old Adler is the only local entrepreneur to make the list this year.

44 National Olympic Committees Qualify for ANOC World Beach Games 2019

Shortboard surfing, 3X3 basketball, beach handball and individual kata have all hosted qualification events already.

Caterers Put More Tasks on Their Plate To Profit Year-Round

It was shortly before the Great Recession of 2008-2009 that Tracy Zemke, founder of Personal Touch Dining catering company, switched her business’ focus from corporate events to weddings.

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Phil’s BBQ to Temporarily Close Sports Arena Location

The temporary closure will affect approximately 115 employees, although Phil’s is offering limited opportunities to work at other locations.

A New Steakhouse On The Dining Scene Raises Questions About Market Saturation

During an exclusive hard-hat tour in October of the then soon-to-be-opened $10 million Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse at the InterContinental San Diego hotel in downtown, general manager Michael Manoocheri stated: “There are steakhouses in every corner in this area, but, we hope to stand out by the ambience we’ve created.”

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California Pacific Airlines Takes Flight

The airline debuted Nov. 2 with a flight to San Jose.

Supervisors Approve Update of McClellan-Palomar Master Plan

Early October, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors approved the McClellan-Palomar Airport master plan update. The 20-year plan includes: installation of an engineered materials arresting system at both ends of the runway at the Carlsbad airport; shifting the runway to the north by 123 feet to increase the separation distance between the runway and the taxiway; and extending the runway, possibly in phases, by up to 800 feet for a maximum of 5,700 feet.

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Tax Changes, Easy Access Make Charters, Private Jets The Way to Go

The Trump administration’s 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which, among other provisions, allows private jet buyers to write off the full amount of their new or newly-purchased pre-owned airplane’s cost on their tax return, is prompting the nation’s wealthiest to drop large wads of cash for their own exclusive winged-digs.

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