Category: Entertainment

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Mendocino Farms

I went to Mendocino Farms thinking that, like me, no one had ever heard of it. Turns out I was wrong. There wasn’t a single empty seat at the new Del Mar Highlands Town Center location. Right after I entered the restaurant, I was greeted by a smiling employee who placed my order on a tablet after making aware me of Mendocino’s most popular sandwiches. Taking her suggestions, I ordered “The Farm Club” ($10.45), “‘Not so Fried’ Mary’s Chicken” ($10.45) and “Mama Chen’s Chinese Chicken Salad” ($11.45). While I studied the menu of sandwiches and salads...
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Must See In September

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KAABOO Del Mar

Frequently lumped in with music festivals like Coachella and Outside Lands, Del Mar’s KAABOO garners the same level of attention but offers a different spin on the traditional three-day festival. The festival, held from Sept. 15 - 17, featured artists like the Red Hot Chili Peppers, P!nk, Muse and Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers as headliners and was accompanied by comedians, art shows and dining experiences. Unlike the first two years of this festival, the four stages — each conveniently surrounded by a variety of food and drink vendors that ranged from exotic noodles to comfort food — were moved f...
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Corner House

As someone obsessed with punctuality, the stress of having to run to the parking lot to avoid traffic and then scarfing down a meal minutes before the bell was always the most stressful part of my day. But when I was assigned Corner House Cafe, a restaurant nearly three times as far from TPHS as the Highlands, I put my fears aside for the chance to find a new lunch spot. Only two exits away, the commute was surprisingly brief and ordering ahead seemed to be a strategic choice as it meant skipping the long line. The traffic was heavier on the way back, but we managed to arrive back at TPHS with about ten minutes left of...
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Caliente

As a senior, I have spent the last three years frequenting many of the same restaurants during our 45-minute lunch block, but this week I got to try something new. Anyone who knows me knows that I will never turn down a good burrito, which is why I was so excited to review Caliente.  Located in Sorrento Valley, just two freeway exits south of TPHS, I got to the restaurant pretty quickly, which is great if you want to make it back to school on time. To avoid waiting too long, I called in my order while driving to Caliente and, to my surprise, all three of the items I ordered were finished and ready for pick-up when...
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Stuff You Should Know

From Porta-Potties, spam, hangovers, tipping in restaurants to Barbies, weather control and bee colonies, “Stuff You Should Know” (SYSK) is a podcast, hosted by Josh Clark and Charles “Chuck” Bryant, that covers every topic imaginable. Two or three times a week since Apr. 17, 2008, Clark and Bryant release a 20- to 40-minute episode in which they discuss common, but thought-provoking topics. “SYSK” began with Clark as the only host and Bryant joined him as a main host around a year later.  Clark was a founding editor and staff writer of “The Washboard Weekly,&rd...
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PVRIS “All We Know of Heaven, All We Need of Hell”

Three years after the release of PVRIS’s debut album, “White Noise,” the band dropped its highly anticipated second studio album on Aug. 25. Darker and more thrilling than “White Noise,” the new album, titled “All We Know of Heaven, All We Need of Hell,” conveys raw emotion, pain, heartbreak and angst. The album features 10 tracks of PVRIS’ signature blend of heavy rock and electronic pop, but with a darker twist, as the album centers mostly on the heartbreak that comes with relationships. Key songs include “Heaven,” with a powerful vocal intro, “Walk Alone,”...
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Meek Mill “Wins & Losses”

Robert Rihmeek Williams, better known by his stage name Meek Mill, released his third album “Wins & Losses” this July. When Meek Mill called out Drake for using a ghost writer on Twitter about two years ago, Drake responded with two diss tracks that significantly torpedoed Meek Mill’s popularity; “Wins & Losses” was Meek Mill’s way of redeeming himself as a rapper after this incident. The album contains many references to his past mistakes and humble upbringing. Despite the setbacks Meek Mill has experienced, this album shows he has come back from his slump. The first track, ...
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Portugal. The Man “Woodstock”

If the cover art of Portugal. The Man’s eighth studio album, “Woodstock,” was intended to illustrate the quality of the songs in the album, it would be doing a pretty successful job. By the way, the cover is of a car engulfed in flames. I should mention that this is my first experience listening to the band and I didn’t even know they existed until about a week before I was assigned to review the album. Portugal. The Man’s music can be placed into the genres of psychedelic rock or pop, alternative or indie rock and many others, which made it hard to decipher. The only correlat...
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Tiny Leaps, Big Changes

“Welcome to another episode of ‘Tiny Leaps, Big Changes,’ where I share simple strategies you can use to get more out of your lives.” This is the same line podcaster Gregg Clunis  uses to kick off all 140 episodes of his self-produced video-podcast.  The podcast shares interesting research on topics that Clunis collects in his spare time, ranging from the benefits of making lists to ways to handle sugar cravings. He then packs and presents the summarized facts into a single episode or several episodes that have been “carefully scripted and compiled” to make the information ...