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Music of Zimbabwe Apr 21, 2014 Part of the SDSU World Music Series, San Diego-based ensemble Zimbeat performs the dynamic village music of Zimbabwe, Africa. 47 other events on Monday, April 21
 
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North Fork

Notorious Burgers underwhelms with more flash than focus

Salt and vinegar fries are excellent at this Carlsbad joint; everything else is a who-cares

The Prohibition-themed burger joint (6955 El Camino Real) has quirky, mafia-adjacent names, servers in old-timey suspenders and overloaded menu items that are intended to be "notorious," I suppose.

By Jenny Montgomery
The World Fare

Andrés Restaurant is as comfortable as old clothes

Cuban joint in Linda Vista offers a nearly perfect ethnic dish

If all of the food at Andrés Restaurant in Linda Vista were as good as the ropa vieja ("old clothes") dish, the restaurant would be near the top of my list of the top 10 ethnic places in town.

By Michael A. Gardiner
Cocktail Tales Booze news APR 18 | By Kelly Davis New menus at Ironside and Coin-Op and a Henebery whiskey-pairing dinner
The World Fare Tabe BBQ: Korean-Mexican fusion, street-food style APR 11 | By Michael A. Gardiner This taco truck definitely isn’t a ’bertos on wheels
Bottle Rocket In the white room at The Flight Path APR 11 | By Jen Van Tieghem New Downtown wine bar offers sips and bites at a great value

Nibbles

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

Straight up

Cocktail news from Rumbling Tins Co., Juniper & Ivy and Hiatus Lounge

* No plans tonight? Rumbling Tins Co. is hosting The Fine Art of Craft Cocktails, a mixing-drinks demo and three-course pairing dinner at The Westgate Hotel. The RT guys will be discussing the history...
Read more 2014-03-13

Come for the celebrity chefs, stay to support nutrition programs

March 23 Chef's Table event is a fundraiser for Neighborhood House Association

Last week, the Centers for Disease Control reported that obesity rates among kids 2 to 5 years old have dropped 43 percent in the last decade. First Lady Michelle Obama said she was "thrilled" with the news—not surprising in light of the fact that she's led the Lets Move! Child Care program, which strives to change children’s eating and exercise habits. Among the programs recognized in the course of the First Lady’s efforts was San Diego’s Neighborhood House Association (NHA). On Sunday, March 23, San Diego chefs will come together to celebrate NHA’s 100-year anniversary and its innovative approaches to childhood nutrition and healthy communities. ...
Read more 2014-03-04

Enlightened Hospitality Group sold to Abu Dhabi company

Deal includes Malarkey restaurants, Stingaree nightclub

Earlier this week, I wrote about how, on Friday, Enlightened Hospitality Group (EHG)—owner of the "Fabric of Social Dining” restaurants—closed its Gabardine and Searsucker Scottsdale restaurants, ostensibly to focus on its “premier brands” (presumably San Diego's Searsucker and Herringbone). I commented on the cognitive dissonance implicit in the announcement and I speculated that it was timed to get the bad news out before this Thursday’s high-stakes launch of Herringbone in Hollywood’s Mondrian Hotel. It turns out I was four days ahead of myself and not nearly cynical enough. ...
Read more 2014-01-14

More Malarkey closures

Point Loma's Gabardine and Searsucker Scottsdale go the way of Burlap and Gingham

A month and a half ago, I wrote about the troubled year experienced by Brian Malarkey, Jim Brennan and their Enlightened Hospitality Group's (EHG) "Fabric of Social Dining" restaurant empire. I wrote about how the pressures from the expansion of the business were leading to cracks in the dining experience as well as restaurant closures. Five restaurants and a bullet-proof reputation led to two closures and questions. ...
Read more 2014-01-11
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Taste of Morena Apr 23, 2014 Food & Drink Taste the best of the Morena District with samples from more than 20 restaurants at this seventh annual tasting event. Complimentary shuttles run a continuous loop the night of the event and attendees are encouraged to bring a canned good to support the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank. Read more 0 other events on Wednesday, April 23
 
Vista Strawberry Festival May 25, 2014 Food & Drink The Vista Chamber of Commerce throws this strawberry fest featuring a Strawberry 5K run followed by a pie eating contest, strawberry costume contest, "Strawberry Idol" and more. Happening at 127 Main St. in Vista. Read more 1 other events on Sunday, May 25
 
 
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