Del Mar 'Delights' of the Week

Vegetarian Tower

Sure, Pacifica Del Mar means seafood, but the restaurant at 1555 Camino del Mar also serves this "alternative," stacking portobello mushroom, grilled eggplant, roasted tomatoes and broccolini on a bed of brown rice with a zesty tomato-pepper sauce, $19 (with sourdough bread and butter).

— Susan DeMaggio

Now In The Vernacular

mob-isode: noun. A short program, or the edited highlights from a longer program, designed to be watched on a small mobile screen such as a digital media player or a mobile phone. (Blend of mobile and episode.)

— Source: wordspy.com

Wish I Said That!

"Marge, don't discourage the boy! Weaseling out of things is important to learn. It's what separates us from the animals! Except the weasel."

— Homer Simpson

True or False?

World War I started on June 28, 1914.

(True.) The spark that set off World War I was the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, in Sarajevo on June 28, 1914. Since a Serbian nationalist secret society was blamed for the death, Austria-Hungary immediately declared war on Serbia. Russia (bound by treaty to Serbia) backed Serbia. Germany (allied to Austria-Hungary by treaty) declared war on Russia. France (bound by treaty to Russia) found itself at war against Germany. Britain (allied to France by a loosely worded treaty that placed a "moral obligation" upon her to defend France) declared war against Germany on Aug. 4.

— Source: www.firstworldwar.com

Hot Ticket

Need some laughs? Don't miss "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" at North Coast Repertory Theatre. Tickets for the zany musical (extended to Aug. 14 by popular demand) are $32-$50 at (858) 481-1055. The theater is in the Ross Shopping Plaza (east of Interstate 5) on Lomas Santa Fe Road in Solana Beach. are $32-$50 at (858) 481-1055. The theater is in the Ross Shopping Plaza (east of Interstate 5) on Lomas Santa Fe Road in Solana Beach.

   
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