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Swell Cafe brings art of gourmet coffee to rising tide of interest

At Swell Cafe's heart is a “fanatical, almost religious” devotion to coffee, according to Swell roaster Brian Gerhard, pictured Sept. 2 in the Flower Hill coffee shop. (Photo by Jen Acosta)

Adam Burkhart

September 3, 2015

John Vallas, the owner of Swell Cafe, wants to start a conversation about coffee, and he’s bringing it to the Flower Hill Promenade shopping center, wedged between the cities of San Diego, Del Mar and Solana beach, where Swell Cafe has opened a second location. But first, one point of ambiguity ne...

‘IntelleXual’ podcasters celebrate 100 episodes of stimulating conversation

Cast and crew members of “Things Happen” answer questions following the film’s premiere June 14 at the Horton Grand Theatre in downtown San Diego. Left to right: Cinematographer Bryan Davis, actor and writer Sebastien Cipolla, director and writer David S. Dawson and actor Merrick McCartha. Kristin Naomi Garcia (far right) moderated the session. (Photo by Carla Van Wagoner of intelleXual entertainment)

Adam Burkhart

June 17, 2015

On a recent Sunday, a couple of hours before the hosts and crew of “The IntelleXual Podcast” were to celebrate their 100th episode with a live taping at the Horton Grand Theatre in downtown San Diego, they gathered at the Palace Bar just around the corner. “Stimulating conversations is what...

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