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Ordering killer desserts by acclaimed Pastry Chef Jack Fisher at Cucina Urbana. p. 21

Getting slightly naughty with a burlesque performance at the Pussycat Dolls Dollhouse. p. 11

Candlelit conversation by the fireplace on the back patio at 100 Wines Hillcrest. p. 12

Ice-skating along the beach at the Hotel Del Coronado … wearing shorts … in winter. p. 62

Strolling among the shops and new eateries on University Avenue in Hillcrest. p. 12

Inventive sushi rolls handmade by Chef Robert Ruiz at Harney Sushi. p. 23

Teeing off like a pro at the ocean-facing Torrey Pines Golf Course, home of the Farmers Insurance Open Jan. 21-27. p. 66

Inhaling the best grilled cheese sandwich in town at Urban Eats Plates + Bar. p. 12

Bourbon-infused blueberries at West Coast Tavern. p. 27

Dining at the city’s very best restaurants for way fewer dollars than usual during San Diego Restaurant Week. p. 62 Celebrating Valentine’s Day with a Sweetheart Sail along the bay. p. 62 The Tipsy Palmer cocktail at The Commons Bar in the Gaslamp Quarter. p. 10 The 25-foot-by-35-foot LED screen lighting up the dance floor at Block No. 16. p. 11

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Slurping pulled chicken noodle soup overlooking the water at Marina Kitchen. p. 14 Gawking at the unreal views of the La Jolla coastline 11 stories up at Cusp. p. 14 Indulging in a carnivore fest at Delux Gourmet Hot Dogs and not counting calories. p. 15

Sampling local beers on tap at Barleymash downtown. p. 62 Sipping “pour-over coffee” on a lazy Sunday at Roast Coach in North Park. p. 27 Gathering with friends around the community table at Solace & the Moonlight Lounge in Encinitas. p. 24

Sunset views from the outdoor lounge at 1500 Ocean. p. 16

The Cuban burrito at Mozy Café—a favorite of local musician Tristan Prettyman. p. 24

The 100-year-old olive trees sprouting up between the tables at Herringbone. p. 9

Wandering among stunning contemporary artwork at Madison Gallery in La Jolla. p. 31

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19 Treasure-hunting at Circa on Cedros in Solana Beach. p. 37 People-watching while enjoying the signature Geisha cocktail at Burlap. p. 19 Exploring the Chocolate exhibit at the San Diego Natural History Museum in Balboa Park, now through March 10. p. 41 Wine-sipping amid the whimsical Alice in Wonderland décor below ground at Vin de Syrah in the Gaslamp. p. 45 A Bloody Mary to write home about at Cardiff Beach Bar at Tower 13. p. 45 Spending a romantic evening with the San Diego Opera. (Yes, San Diego has an opera.) p. 66 Surfing and snow-skiing, less than an hour away, in the same day, in the same county—another reason why we heart San Diego. That’s just awesome.

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