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Baritone sax player Kyle Cummings (left) sounds a Mardi Gras note as the Mission Bay Dixie Jazz Band plays during the restaurant walk.
Café Bar Europe on Turquoise Street dishes out a great pan of paella.
The mother-duo of Kerry Upp and Laura Daly pulled off a successful restaurant walk through north Pacific Beach that raised nearly $8,000 to split between the three area schools: Pacific Beach Elementary, Pacific Beach Middle and Mission Bay High. The women sold approximately 600 tickets, about 50 less than last year that translated into nearly $1,000 less than 2008.
Friends of PB Secondary School has budgeted to spend $20,000 on the high school and $15,000 at the middle school this year. Friends of PB Elementary School plans to raise $27,000 this year for programs it has committed to supporting. Overall the nonprofit plans to spend $67,000 this year to pay for the librarian and help pay for an English instructor. — Adriane Tillman