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Gratitude Adjustment PACIFIC asks who’s thankful for what.
Kidding Around A family photographer captures childhood.
Let’s Playhouse Enter stage left at these San Diego theatres.
The V in Venue Meet the five friends behind six of the county’s hottest venues. 4 PLAY 2 guys + 2 girls = 1 helluva blind date at Stingaree.
A Family of Fare The Cohn Restaurant Group has a full plate.
Miss Fit Nutrition tips for avoiding mushy Thanksgiving midriffs.
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Eleven.2007 A November to remember.
Passion in the Park Fashion and friendship blossom in Balboa Park.
Needful Things Money can’t buy happiness, but it can buy this stuff.
Love Life Meet Chris Love and the first family of coastal real estate.
Achilles and Other Heels Pro football on TV, touch football in the backyard and family trips to the E.R.
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Thank yous Huge props to the friendly staff at Stingaree for giving our blind daters the night of their lives. Thank you, too, to the EnDev team. From the firepit to the live jazz and delicious dinner, everything was perfect as it always is at Stingaree, the crown jewel of the Gaslamp. Thank you to San Diego Limo Buses for lending us one of their luxury vehicles for a day of fashion and beauty. Party buses, limobuses and limousines, 619.224.6900. limobuses.com Thank you to Balboa Park, the Natural History Museum for letting us in and the San Diego Film Commission for a seamless day. Thank you to Talia Guidero, her assistant Audrey Rios and the entire crew from A Robert Cromeans Salon, 619.595.1120. robertcromeans.com Big, fuzzy thanks to the ever-fluffy smiling Samoyed, Mako Walsh, and his loving parents Vicki and Rich.
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UNDERCOVER Brooke Boisse was photographed in Balboa Park by Pearl Preis. Styled by Krystina Grammatica. Hair by Talia Guidero and assistant Audrey Rios, both from A Robert Cromeans Salon. Makeup by Libbey Lazarus from Collections Salon & Day Spa. Special thanks to fashion assistant Jessica Young from Fashion Careers College. Brooke is wearing Paloma Picasso jewelry designs available exclusively at Tiffany & Co.: 18K yellow gold and gemstone Sugar Stack rings; Triple Circle drop earrings; citrine, ametrine and amethyst bead necklaces worn as bracelets. Originally from NorCal, Brooke started modeling in New York and Japan when she was discovered at age 15 by Eileen Ford. Now living in L.A., Brooke has been booked for modeling and television gigs, including an appearance on the hit show “Friends.” When she isn’t working, Brooke enjoys traveling to new places, especially the tropics, where she loves to scuba and read great books on the beach. Brooke’s biggest passion is cooking for family and friends.
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GIVING THANKS Bodiless pumpkin heads sitting by trash cans make November feel like a scene from “Apocalypse Now.” As Jack O’Lanterns wither, and Christmas and Hanukah approach, here we sit in autumnal purgatory. But this is no time for inaction. In light of the fires that have devastated our county physically and emotionally, rather than wait in bored anticipation of whether our stockings will be stuffed with iPods that are incredibly small, let’s focus on giving hugs that are intensely warm. This Friends and Family issue of PACIFIC is dedicated to those whose lives have been uprooted by the wildfires. Though we don’t have the resources to rebuild homes or the financial wherewithal to make large monetary donations, we can and will donate our time and energy. We hope this magazine provides at least temporary distraction. Inside, you’ll meet the families behind the Cohn Restaurant Group and Chris Love Coastal Properties, then get acquainted with the five friends that comprise EnDev, San Diego’s premier entertainment development team. This month’s Passion in the Park fashion spread highlights fall styles and exquisite jewelry from Tiffany & Co. And for some comic relief, we offer 4-Play, the hilarious story of a four-way blind date at Stingaree. While our neighbors are in need this Thanksgiving, we at PACIFIC are grateful that we have cans, blankets and love to give. Be safe. La Jolla sunset obscured by smoke from wildfires. Shot October 25, 2007, by Pearl Preis, short2000.com.
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PACIFIC hits the streets to find out who’s thankful for what.
Nick, from Let’s Go Clothing & Footwear (7863 Girard Ave., La Jolla) is thankful for just about everything. “My life, my family and friends, my job. I’m thankful for cars and girls. Oh, that reminds me, I’m thankful for my girlfriend, too.”
Tammi, cocktail waitress at PB Shore Club (4343 Ocean Blvd., PB), says, “I’m thankful for great food, beer and all my friends here at the beach.”
Dara, owner of Rex Boutique (4919 Newport Ave., OB), says, “I’m thankful that my boyfriend lives in L.A., because, otherwise our relationship just wouldn’t work.”
Kimberly, from EuroChild Clothing (7863 Girard Ave., La Jolla), says, “I am thankful to be living and to have today. I am thankful to be able to live in the moment and be happy with what I have.”
Scott, from Bartram GallerY (7874 Girard Ave., La Jolla) says, “I’m thankful for beautiful art and the opportunity to share that with the people of La Jolla.”
Carolina, of Mission Tan (4283 Mission Blvd., PB), gives thanks for her “friends, family and all of the wonderful opportunities I’ve been able to have.”
Joanna, bartender at Guava Beach (3714 Mission Blvd., MB) says, “I’m just thankful for being a healthy person.”
Vaughn, owner of Bay Park’s Custom Printing (1033 Cudahy Pl.), says, “I’m thankful that the Oakland Raiders are finally winning football games.”
Danielle, from Rock Paper Scissors (4976 Newport Ave., OB), says, “I’m thankful for my family, my health and the beautiful beach that I live by.”
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A family photographer captures childhood By Rebecca Chappell
After bidding farewell to the U.S. Air Force in 2003 and spending the following three years at home with her kids, Deb Schwedhelm decided to pursue photography. “I was the person in college that always had my snapshot camera with me,” explains the self-taught fine-art photographer. “I guess it’s always been a dream of mine.” Schwedhelm specializes in natural light photography and strives to capture candid expressions. The latter is easiest when children are in front of the lens, she explains, “because children don’t have any self-inflicted pressure. There’s such a beauty and innocence; there’s so much you can get naturally from a child.”
Current projects, like her whimsical “Hand-Me-Down Dress” collection, which features young girls wearing vintage slips, have Schwedhelm setting her sights on more than financial success. “Having my work up in a gallery and getting published, that’s much more of a goal of mine than being the richest photographer in the world, so – would I love to be famous because of it? Heck, yeah!”
“There’s such a beauty and innocence.”
Ironically, Schwedhelm draws much of her inspiration from notoriously edgy photographers and often tests her own artistic boundaries. “Breaking the Rules,” an image of her eldest daughter leaning against a broken down car with a pack of candy cigarettes, is altogether startling and beautifully innocent. “I love moody photos,” says
Schwedhelm, “I love evocative photos, and I like to be different, too.”
Although she labels herself a child and family photographer, Schwedhelm is open to anything. She has been dabbling in floral photography and most recently photographed Andy Baldwin of ABC’s “The Bachelor” for Military Spouse magazine. “It’s a growing experience,” she says. “I’m still so new to photography that my journey has truly only just begun.” See more of Schwedhelm’s work at debsphotographs.com.
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Photos by Pearl Preis
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On Amber: Trouser, corset, C & B Scene Boutique, 858.272.9070, ishopatscene.com; jacket, Rex Boutique, 619.222.1796, rexclothing. com; Atlas Collection 18K yellow gold jewelry, Tiffany & Co. On GREG:Jeans, top, RAW Boutique; jacket, Cavern, 310.666.5537, caverncollection.com; sneakers, Let’s Go Clothing & Footwear; Atlas Collection stainless steel men’s watch and Paloma Picasso titanium ring from the Turbo TI Collection, Tiffany & Co. On Mako: Samoyed fur (his own).
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LEFT TO RIGHT: brien metcalf, rose andrade, bill clapperton, chris love, jennifer desposato, ellen alvrod, trevor pike, jerry barbour, christina uteg, arren connot kneeling: Tia scott, alex russell
Love Life Meet CHRIS LOVE AND the FIRST family OF COASTAL REAL ESTATE By Rebecca Chappell PHOTOS BY THOMAS MATHEW
When real estate moguls Chris Love and Bill Clapperton aren’t running between multiple beachfront properties and new construction sites, chances are good they’re out on their bayside patio sipping wine and chatting with passersby. Love started selling houses in 1976, quickly dominating San Diego’s coastal towns and becoming a top producer for Coldwell Banker. Clapperton established his highend construction company, Custom Development, in 1980. Somewhere along the way Clapperton emerged as Love’s contractor of choice. “We go way back before we even got married, so we had a little bit of a working relationship along those lines,” says Clapperton. “Though I didn’t realize she was such a great cook, so I really got a bonus there!”
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“It’s kind of like South Fork in the old series ‘Dallas,’” jokes Clapperton, “except we call it ‘Bayside’ – that’s our empire.” It’s an empire that includes trusted friends, one niece and two nephews. Trevor Pike first came to his aunt’s office as a marketing intern while enrolled at SDSU. To his surprise (and Love’s), Pike discovered a passion for real estate. Now having closed sales in the millions, he could work anywhere but remains committed to his aunt and uncle.
“I didn’t realize she was such a great cook.”
The couple married five years ago and opened Chris Love Coastal Properties shortly thereafter. “Bill didn’t want me giving all that money back to Coldwell Banker,” says Love. “We were doing a lot of development on our own, so we just decided to open up our own company.”
“We sell the property to him or his people and then he develops the project and we sell off the listings,” says Love. “It’s great – everybody says it’s a marriage made in heaven!”
“Chris is so optimistic with everything – that definitely rubs off on not just me but our whole company,” Pike says. She’s always positive in every situation.” Clapperton is pleased to see family members joining the team. “We know that the business will be in good hands as we transition in some ways,” he says. “That’s the best part of it – it’s by their choice, not something where they were forced into it as many families are.”
H O M E Love and Clapperton look forward to more golf and travel as the younger set assumes more responsibilities, but neither has plans to retire completely. “When we go home, we try to leave work behind, but it’s so hard!” says Love. “We’re getting calls all day long. All night long, people stop by… it’s pretty much our lives, but we love it, we just love it.” Love never envisioned quite the level of success that she and Clapperton are experiencing but isn’t totally surprised by it. “I think people like to work with us because we’re local and they know who we are. It’s not a corporate thing; it’s a family affair. We really, really care for our clients, we really take care of them, and we’ve built our reputation on that.” The thing that makes Love most happy is having teamed up with Clapperton. “We’re so compatible and so complementary to one another in our business that it just makes life wonderful.” Clapperton pinpoints the best part about working with his wife: “I don’t have to wait until the end of the day to see her.” chrislove.com
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Let’s Playhouse as the temperature drops, San Diego’s theatre scene heats up As autumn settles in with its shorter days and cooler evenings—and television’s new fall lineups beckon you to become a couch potato—go ahead and set your DVRs, don your opera glasses and cozy up in one of San Diego’s many delightful theatres for some amazing live productions. With more than 80 theatres throughout the county, you won’t have to travel far to get your culture
fix—and your favorite TV shows will be there when you get back. And remember: Size doesn’t matter. Some of the best, most powerful productions can be found at quaint theatres that hold little more than a handful of people. Here are a few venues, some big, some small; find plenty more of all sizes at sandiegoplaybill.com.
San Diego Civic Theatre 1100 Third Ave., Downtown 619.570.1100, sdcivic.org Since it opened in 1965, the San Diego Civic Theatre has been the region’s largest performing arts venue, hosting the world’s finest talents in music, dance and comedy. Jersey Boys (MUSICAL) The story of Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons. Dates: November 1-11 Show Times: Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Sunday at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m.; Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.; Wednesday at 7 p.m. Tickets: $21-$127 The Rat Pack—Live at the Sands Big bands are reborn at this musical re-creation of an evening at the Sands. Dates: Through November 11 Show Times: Monday, Tuesday & Friday at 7:30 p.m.; Wednesday at 7 p.m. (actor chat following performance); Saturday at 2 p.m. (with ASL interpreter) & 7:30 p.m.; Sunday at 1 p.m. & 6 p.m. (Closed on Thanksgiving) Tickets: $19-$60 Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance The 10th Anniversary Tour Dates: November 28-29 Show Times: Wednesday, Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $28-$63
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San Diego Repertory Theatre 79 Horton Plaza, Downtown 619.544.1000, sandiegorep.com This year marks the 30th season of adventurous programming and artistic excellence for The Rep, which produces both widely acclaimed and grassroots performances. The Rep’s innovative classic revivals include A Streetcar Named Desire, Death of a Salesman, The Merchant of Venice and King Lear. The Bible: The Complete Word of God (Abridged) The Reduced Shakespeare Company examines “The Greatest Story Ever Accepted as Fact!” Dates: Through November 11
La Jolla Playhouse 2910 La Jolla Village Dr., La Jolla 858.550.1010, lajollaplayhouse.org Founded in 1947 by Gregory Peck, Dorothy McGuire, and Mel Ferrer, La Jolla Playhouse has presented first-class productions that have gone on to other stages around the globe. Productions include How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying with Matthew Broderick, Randy Newman’s Faust, the West Coast premiere of Rent, the U.S. premiere of Jane Eyre, the world premiere of Thoroughly Modern Millie, Billy Crystal’s 700 Sundays, Pulitzer Prize-winning I Am My Own Wife, and the currently running Tony Award-winning Broadway hit, Jersey Boys.
Show Times: Sunday at 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m; Tuesday, and Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.; Thursday & Friday at 8:00 p.m.; Saturday at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.
Cry Baby John Waters’ cult film gets a theatrical polish in this hilarious new musical.
Show Times: Tuesday & Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.; Thursday & Friday at 8:00 p.m.; Saturday at 2:00 p.m.* & 8:00 p.m.; Sunday at 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. (*no Saturday matinée during first week of performances.) Tickets: $40-$100
Sweet 15 (Quinceañera) The Valderama family of National City invites you to celebrate their daughter’s quinceañera Dates: November 17-December 16 Show Times: Sunday, Tuesday, and Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.; Thursday & Friday at 8:00 p.m.; Saturday at 2:00 & 8:00 p.m. Tickets: $29-$48
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Lamb’s Players Theatre 1142 Orange Ave., Coronado 619.437.0600, lambsplayers.org Having produced 33 world premieres and 30 regional premieres, this cozy theatre, now celebrating its 35th anniversary, ranks as one of the top 50 theatres in the nation. An Ideal Husband Oscar Wilde’s wit is at its best in this engaging portrait of secrets, compromise and reconciliation. Dates: November 1-18 Show Times: Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday at 7:30 p.m.; Friday 8 p.m.; Saturday at 4 p.m. & 8 p.m.; Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets: $26-$54
New Village Arts Theatre 2787-B State St., Carlsbad 760.433.3245, newvillagearts.org One of the County’s newer venues, New Village Arts Theatre is beginning its seventh season of outstanding performances. Its past award-winning plays include Four Play, As You Like It, Uncle Vanya, Twelfth Night, and A Lie of the Mind. Humble Boy Broken vows, failed hopes, astro-physics and beekeeping. Following the sudden death of his father, 35 year old Felix Humble returns home to square off with his difficult mother. Dates: November 1-11
North Coast Repertory Theatre 987 Lomas Santa Fe Dr., Ste D, Solana Beach 858.481.1055, northcoastrep.org North Coast Repertory Theatre, an intimate venue that seats only 194, boasts an awardwinning season to rival those of the larger venues. Dracula A delightfully chilling and dynamic treatment of the gothic tale, filled with energy, lust and, of course, blood. Don’t forget your garlic wreath and crucifix. Dates: November 1-18
Show Times: Thursday & Friday at 8:00 p.m.; Saturday at 3:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.; Sunday at 2:00 p.m.
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A Family of Fare Meet the family behind the Cohn Restaurant Group By Frank Sabatini, Jr. PHOTOS BY THOMAS MATHEW
Presiding over San Diego’s royal family of restaurateurs is David and Leslie Cohn, who operate their 11 stylish restaurants (ten in San Diego, one in Maui) with the help of their children Jeremy and Jessica. “We really didn’t encourage our kids to get involved in the company,” David says. “They instead realized on their own that they could bring their strengths to the table.” Jeremy and Jessica (who now has two little ones of her own) joined the family business nearly a decade after the Cohn Restaurant Group gave birth to Corvette Diner and Kemo Sabe, in Hillcrest, and downtown hotspots Dakota Grill & Spirits, Blue Point and Gaslamp Strip Club.
After working for a public relations firm in San Francisco and completing a restaurant management-training program, Jeremy became marketing manager of Dakota in 2002. He later played a major role in opening Mister Tiki Mai Tai Lounge and Thee Bungalow. Continual expansion of the family business eventually lured Jessica, who had previously worked for an investment banking company in Manhattan, to assume the monumental
Both children have upheld their parents’ core philosophy of giving back to the community through fundraising projects. Jessica is active with a conservation effort at SeaWorld; Jeremy recently raised $15,000 to beautify the entrance to Ocean Beach. David’s parents, two brothers and sister also live nearby. “We’re blessed because we all live in San Diego,” David says.
“You can say that we’ve been an overnight success that took 20 years.”
“We’re all kind of entrepreneurial,” David says. “You can say that we’ve been an overnight success that took 20 years.”
task of booking special events for all of the Cohn restaurants.
Thanksgiving will be celebrated at a family member’s home, where everyone will jump in on the cooking. The annual family feast, David says, usually features traditional fare. This year’s exceptions are gourmet corn bread pudding and butternut squash soup created by chef Deborah Scott of Indigo Grill, Kemo Sabe and Island Prime. Those recipes, David notes, will be featured in an upcoming issue of Sunset Magazine. When asked if he envisions his two toddler grandsons carrying the dining torch in their adult years, David replies, “It’s everybody’s dream that things will stay in the family, but we’re realistic. It’s a 50-50 shot that they’ll step up to the plate.” For more info, visit cohnrestaurants.com.
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Cohn’s ELEVEN 1 Blue Point 565 Fifth Ave., 619.233.6623 The Gaslamp’s first seafood and oyster bar, reminiscent of a San Francisco supper club.
2 Corvette Diner 3946 Fifth Ave., Hillcrest, 619.542.1476 Slip back to a simpler time, when diner food was hearty and golden oldies were the latest releases. 2
3 Dakota Grill and Spirits 901 Fifth Ave., Gaslamp, 619.234.5554 Mesquite grilled steaks and fresh seafood paired with intriguing surroundings. 4 Indigo Grill 1536 India St., Little Italy, 619.234.6802 This stylish hotspot features Chef Deborah Scott’s most creative cuisine.
Island Prime/C Level 5 880 Harbor Island Dr. 619.298.6802 Dine over the water in two restaurants under one harbor front roof. Perfect skyline and Coronado views, with steaks at Island Prime, and a more casual menu at C Level. 11
6 Kemo Sabe 3958 Fifth Ave., 619.220.6802 Artistic Pacific Rim menu created by award-winning Chef Deborah Scott. 10
7 Mister tiki mai tai lounge 801 fifth ave., gaslamp, 619.233.1183 This festive atmosphere, replete with a poke and sushi bar, is perfect for dallying over Pacific Island cuisine and exotic cocktails garnished with flowers and umbrellas.
8 PINEAPPLE GRILL 200 Kapalua Dr., Maui, 808.669.9600 Voted Maui’s best new restaurant. 9 Thee Bungalow 4996 W. Point Loma Blvd., 619.224.2884 Located in the seaside community of Ocean Beach, Thee Bungalow Restaurant has been a San Diego dining favorite for over 30 years.
10 The Gaslamp Strip Club
340 Fifth Ave., 619.231.3140 Cook your own steak and enjoy “sassy sides” in this urban chophouse named for a strip-steak. Works by famous pinup artist Alberto Vargas make the atmosphere sizzle. 4 6
11 The Prado 1549 El Prado, Balboa Park, 619.557.9441 Enjoy savory cuisine and cocktails within an historical and colorfully appointed dining room adjacent to a patio with lush canyon views.
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Eat great foods, not great quantities By Vanessa Van Overmeer
The holidays don’t have to mean adding new notches to your belt. The trick is to control portions. Learn the standards: • 4 oz. of turkey is about the size of a deck of cards and has about 230 calories, with 30 grams of protein. • 1 cup of yams is about the size of a tennis ball and has 60 grams of carbs (depending on preparation, of course). • Just 1/2-cup of cranberry side dish contains an average of 42 grams of sugar. Even if you do control portions, there are so many delicious foods to have portions of that burning all of the calories from your Thanksgiving meal will take some serious effort. If you eat this… Food Calories One glass of wine................................................................120 Six ounces of white and dark turkey................................340 ½-cup of stuffing.................................................................180 ½-cup of cranberry sauce..................................................190 ½-cup of mashed potatoes...............................................150 One slice of apple pie........................................................ 410 ½-cup of ice cream ............................................................145 One cup of coffee with cream and sugar.......................... 50 Leftover turkey sandwich with mayo................................450 Total....................................................................................2,035 You’ll have to walk 20.35 miles! That’s 40,700 steps, assuming you cover about 2.6 feet per step. Calculate your own turkey day marathon on the Thanksgiving Calorie Counter at about.com. Tips: • Don’t starve yourself all day before a huge meal. Instead, eat small healthy meals with lean protein in the a.m. so you are not so ravenous when faced with more caloriedense options. • Avoid munching on too many nuts and cookies that may be set out as snacks. • Fill up on salad, veggies and white turkey meat, so you barely have room by the time the pumpkin pie emerges from the oven. • Enjoy yourself, but remember that you will pay later for overeating now. One day of decadence won’t kill your diet, but gorging for the whole season will. Miss Fit, Vanessa Van Overmeer, is a nutritionist, personal trainer and fitness model. “Fitness is a way to bring your body and mind to the next level everyday,” she says. Between her training sessions, you can score a Miss Fit autograph at Max Muscle, 1096 Garnet Ave., PB, maxmuscle.com.
S P O R T S On orders from President Roosevelt, the NFL introduced the â€œThanksgiving Classicâ€? football game, in 1934, during the depths of the Great Depression. The idea was to give poverty-stricken families something exciting to watch on TV, so they could stop dwelling on starvation, which would in turn boost national morale and reduce the family brawls that became epidemic when Prohibition was repealed right before Thanksgiving of 1933.
and Other Heels pro football, touch football and how to be a turkey By cookie â€œchainsawâ€? randolph
Although the facts in the above paragraph are about as firm as mashed yams, football has become as representative of Thanksgiving as turkey, cranberry sauce and Uncle Earl drinking one too many bourbons and chasing Aunt Helen around the living room with a baster. For guys, Thanksgiving is easy as pie. We just show up with a bottle of red, a box from Marie Callenderâ€™s and â€œGet ready for some football!â€? For the ladies, itâ€™s three days of divine creation. Turkeys, hams, sweet potatoes, gravy, green beans, cranberry sauce, stuffing, apples and pumpkin pie. Ladies, you are truly Godâ€™s gift. Let the aromas fill the air. The greatest smells your house will ever carry will last until about midway through the second quarter of game two.
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Somehow Norman Rockwell skipped the classic American scene of the fellas unbuckled on the couch, nodding off during the Cowboys game. Somebody step on a duck in here? Thanksgiving also means a mandatory trip to the emergency room for the traditional ruptured Achilles suffered during the annual â€œTurkey Bowlâ€? touch football game. Like the B-17 pilot who flew one too many missions, if you play enough Turkey Bowls, your number will eventually come up. Turns out man was not meant to exert with mega-doses of tryptophan coursing through his veins. So whatâ€™s the greatest thing about Thanksgiving? The pie? The football? The loved-ones? The leftover turkey/cranberry/stuffing sandwiches? Nope. Itâ€™s the four-day weekend and knowing you donâ€™t have to see these people again â€˜til Christmas. See you Monday. Donâ€™t be limping. Hey, Uncle Earl, can you bring me another slice of pie? Uncle Earl? Anybody seen Earl? Cookie â€œChainsawâ€? Randolph has been swindling management and baffling San Diego radio listeners since 1987. Heâ€™s best known as the third wheel of the multi-award-losing â€œDave, Shelly and Chainsawâ€? morning show on 101.5, KGB-FM.
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The V in Venue Meet the fiVe cool friends behind six of the county’s hottest venues Mike, Demien, James, Mitch and Dana are buddies, the dream team that comprise EnDev, San Diego’s prolific entertainment development partnership responsible for big names in Finest City nightlife, including Side Bar, Stingaree and The Witherby, in the Gaslamp, and Bar West, in Pacific Beach. EnDev’s upcoming projects include Universal nightclub and lounge, Dish
restaurant and Ciro’s Pizzeria, all poised to change the face of Hillcrest, in February ‘08. The team is excited to re-introduce Top of the Cove, La Jolla’s famed restaurant, in mid-2009. But that’s just business. Take a peek at the human side of five regular guys whose uncommon achievements give the rest of us great places to hang with our own friends.
Mike Georgopoulos, Vice President of Operations, Partner Best part of working with friends? If you have to be at work 12 hours a day, six days a week, who better to share that time with than friends? Worst part? It’s never fun to tell someone they’re doing a bad job, and it’s even harder to do when it’s a friend. Funniest experience? Theft of the EnDev cup from Bar West* (full story opposite page). Which EnDev partner’s wallet would you steal? James’, because I want to get a new pair of shoes, courtesy of his Macy’s card. Favorite EnDev property? Ciro’s Pizzeria…because I love the pizza. And Derek, Gino, Bob, and Nick remind me of home. Most treasured possession? My phone, because without it, I can’t breathe. “I don’t have enough…” Time in the day to check all my emails, eat all my meals, and return my Mom’s phone calls.
Demien Farrell, President of On-SITE Project Development, Partner Best part of working with friends? The comfort level. You can say anything and joke with each other. Worst part? When personal life issues bleed over into the work place. Funniest experience? There can be some serious rip sessions on each other that we could never get away with if we weren’t friends. Which EnDev partner’s wallet would you steal? Everyone probably has the same answer to this one: James, for his black AmEx. Favorite EnDev property? Side Bar, of course, because it made all this possible. Most treasured possession? My dog. “I don’t have enough…” We probably all have the same answer to this one: Time.
James Brennan, CEO, Partner Best part of working with friends? We usually know the way each other will respond or react to things, because we all know each other so well. Worst part? Things are always personal and not always business. Funniest experience? Everyday it is something new. We all tend to play with each other by pranking and pushing buttons. Which EnDev partner’s wallet would you steal? Dana’s. He wouldn’t know it was missing. Favorite EnDev property? Side Bar. It’s the baby who started it all. Most treasured possession? My family. “I don’t have enough…” Time.
Mitchell Compton II, President of Real Estate Development, Partner Best part of working with friends? It doesn’t feel like work, even when we’re in “crunch time” on a deal or issue. Worst part? Can’t think of anything. Funniest experience? Where do I start...? Which EnDev partner’s wallet would you steal? JB’s. That’s an easy one. He’s got the “Black Card”… no spending limit. Favorite EnDev property? Stingaree. It’s so different than anything else around; it’s in a league of its own. Most treasured possession? My pregnant wife and two little girls. “I don’t have enough…” Time in the day!
Dana Shertz, COO, Partner Best part of working with friends? Being around people that you know have your back, just like friends are supposed to. Worst part? We don’t get enough time to hang out for fun, because we’re all working 14 hours a day. Funniest experience? One of the guys superimposed my head on a photo of a slice-of-pizza costume we used to promote Ciro’s Pizzeria. The picture was hilarious. Which EnDev partner’s wallet would you steal? I like mine the way it is, empty. It doesn’t bulge out of my back pocket. Favorite EnDev property? I love them all, but Universal could be our best yet! Most treasured possession? A ring my wife had made for me before we were married. “I don’t have enough…” Time to spend with my wife and daughter.
EnDev Properties Bar West 959 Hornblend St., PB, barwestsd.com The refinement of downtown culture meets the casual attitude of the beach at Bar West, an upscale restaurant and lounge targeted to fashion-forward influencers who seek the exclusive appeal of metropolitan hotspots, but live seaside by choice. Side Bar 536 Market St., Gaslamp, sidebarsd.com A complete redesign of a classic Gaslamp brick-andmortar built in 1882, Side Bar wows visitors with a unique blend of post-Victorian cachet, contemporary dĂŠcor, retro Noguchi furniture and video artwork. Spacious booths and the sidewalk patio provide room for groups, while comfy lounges offer more intimate seating. Stingaree 454 Sixth Ave., Gaslamp, stingsandiego.com Offering the ultimate blend of high style and excellent service, Stingaree, downtownâ€™s 2000-person capacity nightclub, was rated one of the top ten new bars in the country by MSN and was featured in the CondĂŠ Nast â€œ2007 Hot Nights List.â€?
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Universal 1210 University Ave., Hillcrest, universalhillcrest.com Slated to open in February 2008, Universal will enhance the skyline and promote harmonic unity in uptown. The magnificent facility will boast a nightclub and lounge adjacent to a Ciroâ€™s Pizzeria and Dish, an urban comfort food restaurant.
Upon reviewing the video surveillance, it was found that the losing team sent four armed bandits (Dave, Chris, Rod, and Big Game James) to Bar West for the purpose of stealing the coveted championship cup and dumping it in the Las Vegas desert. The losing team was armed with masks, baseball bats, and an army figurine to hold the place of the missing cup. Luckily, Bar West had an insider in Vegas, and the cup was returned with only a small crack. Better luck at the EnDev games next year, STINGAREE!
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at stingaree Roommates Chelsea and Rachel have been BFFs for five years. Tonight, PACIFIC tests the bond of their friendship in a four-way blind date at the Gaslamp’s chillest hotspot, Stingaree. After individual mini-dates with Kevin and Eli (also pals and roomies), each of these lovely ladies will have to select her dinner date.
by michael benninger photos by thomas mathew
Watch the sparks fly!
MEET KEVIN Born in Cincinnati, Kevin is as a finance manager for a local software company. His last relationship ended about a year ago. “We just grew apart,” he says. “She moved to Florida, and I moved to California.”
Roommates Kevin and Eli have been buds since they met as freshmen at Miami University, in Ohio.
Kevin typically dates confident, down-to-earth women who like to have a good time. “If she makes $100K a year, that’d be a bonus,” he says. Kevin is wearing a new shirt he bought just for tonight. “I was going to get a haircut, too,” he says. “But I didn’t. I should have, though. I’m getting shaggy.”
Eli says he’s attracted to women that “take care of themselves physically.” He looks for a sense of humor, and “the ability to hold a good conversation.”
MEET RACHEL Rachel, originally from Montana, says, “I’m not a girly girl. I don’t get my nails done and I don’t get my hair done that often. I’m more natural.” Rachel’s last relationship ended three months ago. “We decided we were better off as friends,” she says.
Chelsea’s last relationship ended six months ago. “We were from very different places emotionally,” she says.
Though she prefers tall, dark and handsome, Rachel remains open. “If a guy seems nice and he’s fun to be around, then I’ll give him a chance,” she says.
Optimistic about tonight’s, Chelsea picked up a new dress. “Any excuse to shop, right?”
Whether she’ll clash with Chelsea over tonight’s men, Rachel says, “Very rarely do we like the same guy.”
MEET ELI Eli works in sales, but won’t say what he sells. Nor will he impart when his last relationship ended. “Let’s just say, I’m currently not in a relationship,” he says. Regardless of when the relationship ended, Eli seems fuzzy about why it ended. “We were, uh… we were in different… we were just at… it was good. We just, you know. There was no real reason why,” he articulates.
MEET CHELSEA Born in Encinitas, Chelsea, who has kissed frogs from both north and south of the 52, is ready to find her prince. “I’ve dated a lot of jerks in my day,” she says, “and I don’t need another one. I like funny guys with great smiles and good personalities. I’m definitely not into blonde blue eyes.”
The four daters meet on Stingaree’s spectacular rooftop patio, overlooking the nightscape. After about 20 minutes of conversation, the foursome pays their respect to the blind date gods with a round of shots. Let the games begin. Continued on page 44.
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CABANARAMA Kevin and Rachel
Rachel on Kevin
Kevin on Rachel
Chelsea on Eli
Eli on Chelsea
What’s Kevin like? He seems sincere, genuine and cool. And sort of smart.
What do you think? She’s beautiful. And a really cool girl.
Overall? He’s good looking and goal-oriented. I think he has a good head on his shoulders.
Describe Chelsea. She’s a wonderful girl. She’s upbeat and she knows what she wants.
His most appealing quality? He’s really down to earth. Eli and Chelsea
What’s Rachel’s most appealing quality? She seems like a sincere, outgoing girl.
Is Kevin the kind of guy you would date? Normally, no.
You guys have anything in common? We related on a lot of different levels.
Do you find him physically attractive? Not necessarily. Is that mean?
Was there a physical attraction? Of course, she’s beautiful.
You meet Eli next. Excited about that? Sure. He seems cute, charming and witty.
Any complaints? She’s a great girl, but she talked about her exboyfriend a lot.
Eli’s most appealing quality? He’s very composed, more or less. He seems like a very active listener. Does he seem intelligent? <Laughs, says nothing> He make you laugh? No, not yet, but there’s hope. How do you feel about your upcoming date? Excited. Kevin seems smart.
Eli on Rachel
Chelsea on Kevin
Kevin on Chelsea
Overall? My time with Eli went very well, but he didn’t interest me as much as Kevin.
Overall? Rachel’s outgoing and confident.
Overall? It went really well with Kevin.
Would you be in a relationship with her? She seems interested in having a boyfriend. I’m open to it. We both had a good time.
What’s he like? He’s charming and a really nice guy.
Overall? It was a good time. Chelsea is beautiful, has a great smile and is very cool. I was impressed.
What don’t you like? He doesn’t really dig deep. He seemed a little bit superficial. Was there any attraction? At first glance I thought he was attractive, but after getting to know him, no. What did you talk about? We talked about boring, generic things. Then it was kind of like, “what do we talk about now?”
Did she talk about her ex? It was the third sentence out of her mouth. He took up about four minutes. Whom would you rather spend more time with? I felt like I was clicking better with Chelsea. What if Rachel picks you to be her dinner date? I’m happy either way. Most of my guy friends would drool over either one of them.
Most appealing quality? Chelsea’s outgoing, driven and friendly. And I think she’s physically attractive. My type of girl. What did you discuss? The basics. How we got to San Diego, where we’re from, where we’ve been. Were you nervous? No, I felt comfortable. Are you optimistic about your next date? I’m equally excited about meeting Rachel.
Time to switch things up. For round two, it’s Rachel with Eli, Chelsea with Kevin. After 15 minutes, PACIFIC splits the couples for interrogation.
Rachel on Eli
What are Eli’s best qualities? He seems driven? I don’t know.
Chelsea, Rachel, Eli and Kevin are separated into in adjoining VIP cabanas for the first set of mini-dates. After 15 minutes, the couples are briefly debriefed.
What’s his best quality? He has a great sense of humor and great energy. With whom did you have a better connection? I was very comfortable with Kevin, but I got along famously with Eli, too. Which one’s more attractive? I had more of a physical attraction to Eli, but I feel like I got to know Kevin a lot more.
Rachel and Eli
How was your connection with Chelsea? It’s a different feeling than I had with Rachel. I think there’s something more to explore with Chelsea. How do you compare the two girls? I see Rachel as being a really cool friend to hang with. I’d hang out with Chelsea on a different level. <Winks> Whose hotter? Chelsea’s beautiful; she has a great smile and she’s athletic. It’s a no-brainer. <Chuckles> Rachel’s too hung up on the old boyfriend.
Kevin and Chelsea
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the big decision Rachel, which guy would you prefer to have dinner with? Kevin, I got along better with him. I didn’t have to figure out things to say. How about you, Chelsea? I feel better about spending time with Eli; there was
Rachel chooses Kevin
more compatibility. Chelsea admits that she and Rachel had made their decision even before the guys had opened their mouths. Right away, Rachel was like, “I pick Kevin,” and I said, “I pick Eli.” Then we were both, like, “okay!” chelsea dines with eli
Rachel and Kevin, and Chelsea and Eli enjoy a gourmet meal in Stingaree’s opulent first-floor dining room. While they eat, crooner David Patrone (davidpatrone.com) serenades the fab four with Rat Pack standards. Finally, PACIFIC leaves the couples alone, then calls the next morning for the nitty-gritty.
aftermatch Rachel, on Kevin and the rest of the evening. We had so much fun. Stingaree was just beautiful, and they treated us really well. The best part was dinner. Not so much the company, but the meal itself. The funniest part of the night was when Eli dropped a crabcake on Chelsea’s dress. He’s a nice guy, but he’s definitely not Chelsea’s or my type at all.
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Kevin’s charming, but there was no romance. He’s not really my type, but I don’t know why. Did we kiss? Uh-uh, no. Okay, fine. Yes, we did. But he initiated it, and I don’t think it was great. I don’t really see myself going on another date with either of them.
Kevin, on Rachel and more.
Chelsea, on dinner with Eli. (Notice she doesn’t The best part of the night mention making out at the dinner table.) was the company. The chances of us all getting The venue was beautiful along were slim, but we and the staff at Stingaree all meshed pretty well. was great. We really Both girls were better enjoyed dinner. looking and cooler than I We joined Kevin and thought they would be. Rachel in their booth, It was funny, at dinner, when Eli and Chelsea were making out at the table. Rachel’s super cool, but I was more attracted to Chelsea. There was a little goodnight kiss, but nothing like what Eli and Chelsea were doing –they were all over each other during dinner, on the dance floor, you name it. Rachel and I were more classy. I don’t think I would date Rachel, though.
Eli, on Chelsea and his self-confidence. Last night ended up great, just how I envisioned it. Everything worked out with Chelsea. Both of the girls were a class act.
After Stingaree, we went to Sidebar, danced and and the four of us had a couple of drinks. shared great food and Then, the girls took off, conversation. Eli dropped and Kevin and I took a crab cake on my dress, off. We ended how we which was kind of funny. started. There was a little bit of a Kevin and I are very romantic connection, but competitive. It was a I definitely think it was in good match for us. We the moment. had a good time and I don’t think it’s going to go anywhere, because Eli and I are in different places right now. We did share a kiss, though. It was nice. I don’t think either of them were my type of guy.
it made our friendship stronger. In my eyes, I won. When me and Kevin go out, I always win. Did I kiss her? That’s something she’s gonna have to tell you. If we did kiss, it was mutual.
closing thoughts Despite having said, “I don’t think either of them were my type of guy,” Chelsea did French kiss Eli at the dinner table.
said the kiss was mutual. Rachel said he initiated it and she didn’t “think it was great.”
Rachel said, “Kevin is charming, but there was no romance,” then they smooched anyway. Kevin
Eli never admitted a kiss, but did say, “In my eyes, I won.”
B A R T E N D E R
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Q. Any superstitious bartending rituals? A. Never look directly into the eyes of a cougar. Q. What do you do when you’re not bartending? A. Think about bartending. Eddie serves up $2.50 margaritas and Mexican beers on Tuesdays, $2 brews and half-off drinks on Thursdays and $3 drinks during Friday Happy Hour (3 p.m. – 9 p.m.). Check out Eddie’s pour at PB Bar and Grill, 860 Garnet Ave. pbbarandgrill.com
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ELEVEN.2007 Make it a November to remember CALENDAR EDITOR Rebecca Chappell
CONCERT / COMEDY ACT 11/8: Provoked, with Henry Rollins In-your-face spoken word. 4th and B, 4thandb.com 11/11: Paramore Garage punk just got prettier. SOMA, somasd.com 11/16: Silverchair From the land down under. House of Blues, hob.com 11/16: Kelly Clarkson American Idol’s original darling. Civic Theater, sdcivic.org 11/17: Killers of Comedy All veterans of the Howard Stern Show. ‘Canes, canesbarandgrill.com 11/20: Ozzy Osbourne and Rob Zombie Climb aboard the crazy train. Sports Arena, ticketmaster.com
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11/15: POP Thursdays at the Museum of Photographic Arts Cocktails and music co-mingle with Harrison Ford in the sci-fi classic “Blade Runner.” mopa.org
CHARITABLE GOOD TIME
11/14: An Evening with Diane Keaton and D.J. Waldie The actress and co-author speak about their new book, “California Romantica: Spanish Colonial and Mission Style Houses.” San Diego Museum of Art, sdmart.org
11/25-12/30: Dr. Seuss’ “How The Grinch Stole Christmas!” The holiday classic celebrates its 10-year anniversary at the Globe with a tree-lighting ceremony following the opening day performance. theoldglobe.com
SPORTS / FITNESS
CLASSICAL / SYMPHONY
11/17; San Diego Zoo’s Walk on the Wild Side Meet Joan Embery and her animal friends during this 5K walk through the Zoo, benefiting the Zoological Society. sandiegozoo.org/walk
11/16: Quartet San Francisco Double Grammy-nominated quartet kicks off La Jolla Music Society’s North County Series. Schulman Auditorium/Carlsbad City Library, la-jolla-music-society.com
11/9-11: Breast Cancer 3-Day Walk There’s still time to register for the 60-mile walk to benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the National Philanthropic Trust Breast Cancer Fund. the3day.org
11/22: Annual Thanksgiving Day Paddle at La Jolla Shores Take a bite out of calorie counting with this two-hour kayak tour. hikebikekayak.com
11/11: Star of India Annual Sail Watch as this magnificent structure sets sail. sdmaritime.org 11/22-1/1/08: Holiday of Lights, Del Mar Fairgrounds The drive-through exhibit features more than 350 light displays. sdfair.com/holidayoflights 11/8: StayClassy.org benefit concert Event details page 18
11/8: Billy Joel & Elton John Tribute Show and Celebrity Bachelor/ette Auction PACIFIC, in conjunction with StayClassy.org, presents an authentic re-creation of the famous “Face to Face Tour,” performed by the dueling piano duet from Vegas’ New York, New York hotel. Join us for an outrageous night of live music and dancing at the Belly Up to benefit the Danny Turner Cancer Fund. Ages 21+, cocktail attire, please. bellyup.com
EXPO / CONVENTION
11/25: Van Halen It’s the reunion we’ve all been waiting for. Well, sort of. David Lee Roth is in, original bassist Michael Anthony is out. Cox Arena, ticketmaster.com
11/12: St. Petersburg Philharmonic The Celebrity Orchestra Series welcomes Russia’s oldest symphony. Copley Symphony Hall, sandiegosymphony.com
11/14-18: San Diego Bay Wine and Food Festival Sample goodies from 160 world-class wineries and 60 fine dining restaurants. worldofwineevents.com
11/16-18: Del Mar Antique Show Shop the finest in jewelry, décor and furniture or bring your own treasures for appraisal, Del Mar Fairgrounds. calendarshows.com 11/16-18: Women’s Head-to-Toe Expo Get the gals together for a well-deserved day of pampering and shopping. headtotoewomensexpo.com
12/1: Fall Out Boy Sports Arena. ticketmaster.com
12/1: Little Italy Holiday Tree Lighting Enjoy extended shopping hours as Little Italy welcomes the holidays. littleitalysd.com 12/2: Annual Hanukah Menorah Display For 15 days, witness an 8-foot by 4-foot tall traditional candelabrum in the heart of La Jolla, at Prospect and Herschel. chabad.org 12/2: 25th Annual La Jolla Holiday Festival The festival opens with a parade and concludes with a tree lighting ceremony. ljparade.com
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Thanksgiving Haikus are poems whose syllables count five, seven, five. Turkeys in ovens, cooked long by loving mothers, quite often taste fowl. My uncle drinks beers until he is drunk, which sucks, because I bought them. Time sure is flying. Clocks change on November fourth. Holy, crap! I’m old. Canned cranberry sauce, the best part of Thanksgiving, makes me feel gassy. Football on Thursday gives guys the perfect excuse not to help clean up. Grandma’s loose dentures were unfortunately found in the stuffing. Yuck! Friends and family. I love to have them around. When will they go home?
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