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Carlsbad Music Festival and Village Music Walk Sep 19, 2014 Now in its 11th year, this year's fest will feature over 50 performances in three days with concerts in Magee Park and Carlsbad Village Theater. Almost all genres are represented, from country and jazz to indie-rock and classical. 76 other events on Friday, September 19
 
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Tacos Perla pairs inventive fare with Pinterest-approved digs

The salsas dance at this North Park joint

Opened in late June, the Mexican-influenced restaurant (3000 Upas St.) offers traditional and non-traditional street-style tacos.

By Mina Riazi
The World Fare

The Cheesesteak Whizardry of Gaglione Brothers

Grantville joint is a bit of Philly on the Left Coast

Gaglione Brothers in Grantville (10450 Friars Road, Suite B), though, has managed to take the cheesesteak out of Philly without taking the Philly out of the cheesesteak.

By Michael A. Gardiner
Cocktail Tales Zymology 21 cultivates shrub cocktails SEP 15 | By Kelly Davis Cafe 21’s sister restaurant gets creative with fermented-fruit syrups
North Fork The Curious Fork has passion, a few glitches SEP 05 | By Jenny Montgomery Solana Beach café and shop offers classes and Blue Bottle Coffee
The World Fare Gala Chicken in Zion Market offers the real KFC SEP 05 | By Michael A. Gardiner Korea’s fried bird is far better than the well-known American kind
One Lucky Spoon Classic Greek recipes prevail at Barleyanfigs AUG 28 | By Mina Riazi Newly opened La Jolla restaurant fancies fresh flavors

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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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San Diego Festival of Beer Sep 19, 2014 Food & Drink San Diego’s original beer festival and cancer-fighting fundraiser features live music and over 60 different breweries serving 120 varieties of craft brews. Ticket includes 10 beer tasters. Read more 3 other events on Friday, September 19
 
Best Whiskeys of the World Paired Dinner Sep 19, 2014 Food & Drink Ed Adams will introduce patrons to the captivating flavors and aromas, history and folklore of the best whiskeys of the world along with with a five-course dinner specially created by Chef Fabrice Hardel. Read more 3 other events on Friday, September 19
 
Station Tavern 5th Anniversary Sep 19, 2014 Food & Drink The South Park eatery celebrates five years with five days of events. There will be discounts for cyclists, an anniversary beer from Monkey Paw Brewing and a daytime party for the kids, plus a fundraiser for the San Diego Architectural Foundation. See website for full details and times. Read more 3 other events on Friday, September 19
 
Third Friday Food Truck Extravaganza Sep 19, 2014 Food & Drink Every third Friday of the month, San Diego's best gourmet food trucks gather to offer you the most diverse cuisines all in one spot. The event is 21 and up. Please see website for full truck lineup. Read more 3 other events on Friday, September 19
 
San Diego Sriracha Festival Sep 20, 2014 Food & Drink The Sriracha Cookbook and Food GPS spotlights the world's most iconic hot sauce with multiple stations featuring a variety of Sriracha-themed dishes, including desserts. There will also be local craft beer, cocktails, sodas, iced coffee and iced tea help tame the heat. Read more 6 other events on Saturday, September 20
 
 
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