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If you're looking for a quick meal between panels at Comic-Con, skip the pretzels and hot dogs inside the Convention Center and head over to the Food Truck Food Court across the street instead. Located in a parking lot at First and J Streets, right next to the South Park Year of the Fan Experience, more than a half dozen of SoCal's best food trucks have lined up to serve hungry geeks during Comic-Con.
Though some of the trucks may change on a day-to-day basis, Thursday's offerings included The Great Food Truck Race participants, Devilicious Food Truck, the Chop Soo-ey Food Truck, which locals call the “Pig Rig” thanks to its primarily pork menu, Street Eats, who serve the best breakfast burritos we've ever tasted, and Two For The Road, known for their Capn'Crunch Crab Cakes. Most prices ranged between $6 and $9.
The Comic-Con Food Truck Food Court will be open Friday (July 22) and Saturday (July 23) from approximately 9:00 A.M. - 9:00 P.M.
[Photo: John Matthews]
If you're at Comic-Con today make sure you check in on Foursquare for the official Comic-Con 2011 badge to score a free T-shirt. Once you unlock your badge, head over to the South Park Year of the Fan Experience across the street form the Convention Center at First and J St to pick up your sweet South Park/Foursquare tee.
The South Park experience, which is free and open to the public, features a replica of South Park Avenue, South Park memorabilia, and even a cafeteria offering cheesy poofs. But don't wait too long to pick up your shirt, the experience only runs through Saturday.
Among the endless rows of comic booths on the Comic-Con International floor, the upcoming ABC series Pan Am has landed. The show, starring Christina Ricci, is about a glamorous group of stewardesses and pilots flying for Pan Am in the 1960s who bring some serious dramaeverything from passion to jealousy and, of course, espionageto the skies.
To promote the new show, ABC has built a first-class cabin from a 1960s Pan Am plane which will "take flight" every ten minutes. To catch the next flight, just stop by their booth (#3921) for a boarding pass.
Badges for Comic-Con, which kicks off in San Diego on Wednesday, are completely gone. But if you were lucky enough to score one early, you'll not only get into the convention; this year you'll get special offers on local eats too!
SDCC has recently teamed up with several local restaurants who will offer discounts for Comic-Con attendees. Just wear your badge to any participating restaurant and receive specials like discounts up to 20%, free appetizers, and buy one get one free deals.
Most participating restaurants are located in downtown San Diego around the Gaslamp (up Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Avenues), Seaport Village (behind the Marriott Marquis & Marina and Manchester Grand Hyatt), and the East Village (up Market Street and east of PETCO Park).
Check out the official map of restaurants, including details about what deals each are offering to Comic-Con participants, at Comic-Con.org.
[Photo: San Diego Pictures]
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In Zookeeper, which opens nationwide today, Kevin James plays a zoo worker who is unlucky in love until his faithful furry friends intervene. In honor of the movie, which was filmed in New England's Franklin Park Zoo, we're counting down our Top 3 Zoo Picks for summer:
To celebrate their new Panda Trek, the zoo's summer theme is China Enchantment. Chinese Lions, Stilt Walkers, and Trampoline Artists will entertain families during the night zoo until 9 p.m. daily. Adult day tickets are $40, kids get in for $30.
When you see ladies in gargantuan hats invade the swanky SoCal beachside town of Del Mar, it means one thing: The Del Mar Racetrack is open for the season. Get ready for an eyeful of head gear that would make even Princess Beatrice's infamous fugly fascinator look tame because racing action starts July 20.
Last year, more than 660,000 people came out for a day at the races. The lovely seaside track becomes the social event of the summer in those parts and tourists flood the area—sometimes for the entire season—just to hang out there.
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It's that time of the year, county and state fair season. While some go to see the has-been musical acts or to get their thrills on creaky old rides, the reason most people go is to gorge on fried fair food. We rounded up some of the weirdest fare that you will only find at a fair this year.
· Deep-Fried Kool-Aid Balls
The San Diego County Fair debuted these treats this year and they are selling like hotcakes. The balls of batter are made of flour, water and the fruity drink powder. A friend who tried them told us, "I could kind of taste the grittiness, which was not so appealing. If you like strawberry-flavored doughnut holes then I'd say it's worth the $6. Fried pickles were way better though." Get them through July 4.
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The Twilight cast might be ready to move on from the world of vampire and werewolves, but not so fast; Summit has their own plans. Summit Entertainment, the company that has produced all of the movies in The Twilight Saga, confirmed yesterday that they will be presenting a Breaking Dawn panel at Comic-Con 2011.
That means the movie's stars, Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner, will likely make a blockbuster appearance in San Diego to embrace the roles which made them famous once again.
Salvador Dalí's "The Ascension of Christ"
While you may want to plan a vacay to San Diego to hit the beaches this summer, there's another reason to go, and one that provides air-conditioning: It's the only U.S. stop for the exhibition "El Greco to Dalí: The Great Spanish Masters from the Pérez Simón Collection" Head to the San Diego Museum of Art for your only chance to see 64 famous artworks from such masters as Picasso and Dalí.
The exhibit, which opens July 9, features the work that covers the history of Spanish art over the last 500 years. You'll see oil paintings, sculptures and drawings at the Balboa Park museum.
There's only one reason to come to San Diego's Babycakes for brunch: the red velvet pancakes. That's right, deep red hotcakes that taste like rich cocoa with a thick layer of cream cheese filling slathered between the stacks, drizzled with maple syrup and topped with strawberries.
It has a side of fruit, but you'll need to reserve as much room as possible for the filling pancakes. We were only able to finish one of the hotcakes (yeah, we're obviously not contenders for Man v. Food Nation)—of course, we took the rest home for later.
It's May 4 already. Have you made your Cinco de Mayo plans yet? Thursday is going to be crazy, as in crazy fun and crazy tasty and crazy awesome, so long as you know where to go to properly celebrate. Obviously some of the US' big cities will have a range of public parties happening, so here's a few to consider if you're in or around...
· Since it's so close to the Mexican border, San Diego is teeming with Mexican culture. But you'll find the heart of it in Barrio Logan. The artistic neighborhood, which sits near the foot of the Coronado Bridge, is best known for the colorful, statement-making murals in Chicano Park. Of course, you'll also find loads of taquerias and bars where you can usher in Cinco de Mayo.
In San Diego, sometimes a traditional brunch just isn't enough for hungry diners. Sometimes they want a soundtrack to their mid-morning meal. When the need for tunes arises, people head to Urban Solace.
The restaurant may be more well known among foodies for its delicious contemporary American dinners. But on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., a crowd waits to snatch up a table at the popular bluegrass brunch, which features a live bluegrass band jamming in the patio.