Stunning Del Frisco’s adds to San Diego’s sizzling steakhouse scene

In conventional culinary wisdom, so-called white table cloth restaurants — pushed to the buzz-o-meter back burner by the perpetual proliferation of fast casual spots, “eatertainment” playgrounds and gastro-bars and pubs — have been deemed passé. Tell that to the people of Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse, who just spent $10 million to build the most glitteringly glamorous new restaurant in town. Or you might want to share that with the team behind STK San Diego, the alluring and elegant steakhouse that opened in July, after a years-long delay. Both are part of respected nationwide chains and their downtown San Diego debuts came on the heels of Born & Raised making a game-changing splash in Little Italy at the tail end of 2017. That ultra-luxurious stunner, named the Union-Tribune’s 2017 Restaurant of the Year, redefined the upscale steakhouse experience in San Diego, with retro tableside food and cocktail service, modern twists on classic dishes and elevated everything — from the silverware to the service. The crown jewel in San Diego’s hip CH Projects empire (Raised by Wolves, Polite Provisions, Ironside Fish & Oyster), Born & Raised has made steakhouse dining c...

Rebecca Solnit: ‘Every protest shifts the world’s balance’ | Books

Two hundred years after the Peterloo massacre, which led to the founding of the Manchester Guardian, protest is shaping our political moment. Where do we go from here? Scale it up and it’s revolution; scale it down and it’s individual non-cooperation that may be seen as nothing more than obstinacy or malingering or not seen at all. What we call protest identifies one aspect of popular power and resistance, a force so woven into history and everyday life that you miss a lot of its impact if you focus only on groups of people taking stands in public places. But people taking such stands have changed the world over and over, toppled regimes, won rights, terrified tyrants, stopped pipelines and deforestation and dams. They go far further back than the Peterloo protests and massacre 200 years ago, to the great revolutions of France and then of Haiti against France and back before that to peasant uprisings and indigenous resistance in Africa and the Americas to colonisation and enslavement and to countless acts of resistance on all scales that were never recorded. They will go far forward from this moment. And at this moment, with organisations addressing the climate crisis, reinvigor...