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The Zombie Ball Oct 31, 2014 A benefit gala featuring live performances, costume contests, complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks, plus a zombie-themed dessert buffet. All proceeds go to Mo`olelo Performing Arts Company. 79 other events on Friday, October 31
 
Theater
A review of Cygnet Theatre’s production of Sam Shepard drama tops our coverage of local plays
Film
1980s-set LGBT dramedy leads our rundown of movies opening around town
Editorial
From San Diego City Council and Congress to Secretary of State and all the proposition, we have your ballot covered
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The World Fare

Supannee offers farm-to-table Thai in Point Loma

Restaurant honors vegetables as much as proteins and sauces

The toasted ground rice in the pork larb was the first hint that there was something different about Shelter Island's Supannee House of Thai.

By Michael A. Gardiner
One Lucky Spoon

Leilani’s Café in Pacific Beach perfects lazy weekend brunch

Say ‘Aloha’ to classic Hawaiian dishes in an idyllic setting

The menu at Leilani's reflects Hawaii's cross-cultural cuisine, shaped by the immigrant groups that began arriving in the late 19th century. 

By Mina Riazi
Cocktail Tales Don't fear the Jagermeister OCT 31 | By Kelly Davis German herbal liqueur makes its way into craft cocktails
One Lucky Spoon Saja Korean Kitchen needs to narrow its focus OCT 24 | By Mina Riazi Food is rich but uninspired at new Gaslamp joint
The World Fare With a name like Wrench and Rodent, it’s gotta be good OCT 24 | By Michael A. Gardiner Oceanside hole-in-the-wall has the power to astonish
Bottle Rocket Claiborne and Churchill Gewürztraminer is deliciously dry OCT 24 | By Jen Van Tieghem It’s hard to pronounce but easy to drink

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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Baja Culinary Fest Oct 31, 2014 Food & Drink Featuring special dinners, tastings, cooking classes, competitions and more, this culinary expo will highlight the region’s distinctive gourmet fare during 15-plus events in Tijuana, Valle de Guadalupe and Ensenada. See website for full details and schedule. Read more 0 other events on Friday, October 31
 
Baja Culinary Fest Nov 01, 2014 Food & Drink Featuring special dinners, tastings, cooking classes, competitions and more, this culinary expo will highlight the region’s distinctive gourmet fare during 15-plus events in Tijuana, Valle de Guadalupe and Ensenada. See website for full details and schedule. Read more 4 other events on Saturday, November 1
 
Chantal Nov 01, 2014 Food & Drink The French vocalist will be accompanied by a pianist and accordionist Mark Danizsovsky. There will also be a three-course meal of organic French style cuisine. Read more 4 other events on Saturday, November 1
 
Movember Stache Bash Nov 01, 2014 Food & Drink Helm's Brewing Company will kick off Movember with this third annual charitable event that will feature beers, barbecue and a silent auction. Benefits the Movember Foundation's support of men's health issues such as prostate cancer and mental health programs. Read more 4 other events on Saturday, November 1
 
Ramona Art & Wine Festival Nov 01, 2014 Food & Drink Help support Ramona’s H.E.A.R.T. Mural Project while enjoying 12 local wineries, five chefs, and numerous art and artists, along with the wine-barrel art auction. Read more 4 other events on Saturday, November 1
 
 
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