Each month, the Urbanist team highlights five of our favorite local finds.

1. The Pendry
The Gaslamp’s newest hotel is a stunner — this shot is just of its café and bistro. There’s also a lavish craft cocktail lounge, poolside rooftop lounge, craft beer taproom, and upscale seafood restaurant, where you may order caviar and set your mouth to agape.

2. Eppig crowlers
Wonder why Eppig Brewing has been popping up everywhere lately? It’s not due to marketing. Go try all the North Park startup’s fantastic beers, then take your favorite home in this awesome two-pint crowler. You’ll see.

3. Lofty Coffee Co.
The beloved Encinitas coffee roaster joined Little Italy’s kickass coffee scene with this open air cafe + bakery + great place to work when the sun comes out, over at the corner of Columbia and Cedar.

4. This animated flier
How often do you see a music flier do something like this? This killer collaboration features design by Nilou Naghdi, and animation by local musician Maren Parusel.

5. This Waypoint breakfast sandwich
Rainy winters call for comfort food brunches, and this stacked sandwich with runny yolk and a side of tomato basil soup is just about perfect at Waypoint Public.

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