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Orchids & Onions Awards Ceremony Oct 02, 2014 The San Diego Architectural Foundation presents this year's crop of design awards acknowledging the best and the "could be better" of San Diego's built environment.  54 other events on Thursday, October 2
 
Film
Errol Flynn biopic leads our rundown of movies screening around town
Theater
A very loud Diversionary Theatre offering tops our coverage of local plays
Editorial
Chamber of Commerce, led by the former mayor, launches all-out campaign to regain control of San Diego
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One-woman San Diego Rep production tops our coverage of local plays

 

 
 
The World Fare

Precisely layered textures and flavors at Mariscos La Guerrerense

Why Anthony Bourdain says it’s ‘the best street cart in the world’

A great feature at La Guerrerense (at 1st and Alvarado in Zona Centro) is the remarkably extensive salsa bar, featuring a line of 13 unique house salsas bottled by Bandera.

By Michael A. Gardiner
One Lucky Spoon

Unpretentious, home-cooked eats at Faridas Somalian Cuisine

An international menu—at the price of colonization

Located in the southeastern San Diego neighborhood of Ridgeview-Webster (1754 Euclid Ave.), Faridas East Africa Cuisine is a family-run, self-labeled "bistro" that relies on the grit of its matriarch—a pint-sized woman whom I watched leave the eatery in a flurry of floor-sweeping fabrics.

By Mina Riazi
Bottle Rocket Trisler’s Wine Bar doesn’t disappoint—or impress SEP 26 | By Jen Van Tieghem Mission Valley spot is palatable at best
North Fork Beach Plum Kitchen: quality, charm and ice cream SEP 19 | By Jenny Montgomery Carlsbad outpost offers sweet and savory starts to your day
The World Fare Market Restaurant offers eclectic, elegant simplicity SEP 19 | By Michael A. Gardiner Precision, solid technique and multicultural accents at Del Mar icon
Beer & Chees Revved-up reviews deux SEP 19 | By Ian Cheesman Your one-stop shop for hastily formed opinions on beer

Nibbles

Liberty Public Market to open next summer

Fills void left by recent collapse of San Diego Public Market effort

Last week, the San Diego Public Market—a Kickstarter-driven effort by Catt White and Dale Steele, best known for their Little Italy Mercato—announced it was officially done, leaving locals to mourn what was supposed to be San Diego’s answer to the great public food markets of North America and Europe. Now comes news of a new public market effort at Liberty Station, immediately adjacent to the Stone Brewing space. ...
Read more 2014-09-16

Comic-Con inspired cocktails

Getting trashed, superhero style

Several San Diego bars and eateries have rolled out special drink menus this week in honor of Comic-Con. Here's a semi-curated list (Pop Rocks!) of the ones that we'd try—responsibly, of course. ...
Read more 2014-07-23

Recipe: Lamb & Bison Meatballs with Tomato-Chipotle Sauce

Inspired by Tapas Picasso

In last week’s World Fare, I reviewed Tapas Picasso in Hillcrest. Two of my favorite of Chef Loren Villalobos Alsman’s tapas were the meatballs in spicy chorizo sauce and her superlative albacore mousse paté with chipotle. Following an inspiring telephone conversation with Chef Alsman, I decided to pay tribute to her “authorial cuisine” by combining aspects of these two dishes into a Mexican-tinged tapa of my own. ...
Read more 2014-06-11

Recipe: Octopus amuse bouche

In CityBeat's Food Issue, I wrote about my experience staging (essentially, interning) at Chad White’s La Justina restaurant in Tijuana. Last week, I used a number of the culinary lessons I learned at La Justina in preparing an amuse bouche for 80 at the Culinary Historians of San Diego’s monthly public meeting at the new San Diego Public Library. The April 19 event featured Chef Deb Schneider of Sol Cocina in Newport Beach and Scottsdale. Schneider's also the author of five cookbooks, including Baja: Cooking on the Edge, the second edition of which just came out. ...
Read more 2014-04-29

Recipe: Revuelto of Brains & Eggs

Or, what happened to that part of the pig

In CityBeat's Food Issue, I wrote about traveling out to the far reaches of San Diego’s East County and the process of (and lessons learned from) killing, skinning and breaking down a pig. I concluded that:We gave that pig no choice. In that cage, he was already meat. He just didn't know it quite yet. He was born to be meat. Given that reality, we owed it to him to make as little waste of his body as possible, to make use of every last bit of edible meat that we possibly could. Not just the fancy cuts—the celebrated ribs and the other parts with which we're all familiar—but the entire pig, from snout to tail. ...
Read more 2014-04-07
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Homage to Fromage Oct 02, 2014 Food & Drink Port Brewing will pair a variety of crafts beers with over six Cowgirl Creamery favorites such as Mt. Tam, Red Hawk, Pierce Point, Inverness and Wagon Wheel. Fresh fruit, honey, candied nuts and baguette will accompany the cheese. Read more 2 other events on Thursday, October 2
 
Starlite Seven Day Charity Initiative Oct 02, 2014 Food & Drink To celebrate its seventh anniversary, Starlite will also offer seven evenings of giving back to local charities, donating a portion of proceeds of all sales to seven area charity partners. See website for details and specials. Read more 2 other events on Thursday, October 2
 
Taste of Downtown Oct 02, 2014 Food & Drink Take a self-guided walking tour of Downtown or use the free shuttle service provided to hop around and sample culinary selections from over 50 participating eateries.  Read more 2 other events on Thursday, October 2
 
Starlite Seven Day Charity Initiative Oct 03, 2014 Food & Drink To celebrate its seventh anniversary, Starlite will also offer seven evenings of giving back to local charities, donating a portion of proceeds of all sales to seven area charity partners. See website for details and specials. Read more 0 other events on Friday, October 3
 
South Park Fall Walkabout Oct 04, 2014 Food & Drink A seasonal, fun-filled evening festival to introduce you to South Park's unique and independent boutiques, cafes, and taverns. See website for list of events and specials. Read more 2 other events on Saturday, October 4
 
 
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