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1492: Conquest of Paradise Jul 28, 2014 Gérard Depardieu plays Christopher Columbus in Ridley Scott’s big-budget telling of the “discovery” of the Americas. This film is presented as part of Film in the Garden, the Museum's Monday night sundown film series in the May S. Marcy Sculpture Garden. 63 other events on Monday, July 28
San Diego planning director’s uphill battle to create walkable communities
Documentary about the famous film critic leads our rundown of movies screening around town
Kevin Faulconer should follow Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins’ lead
Seen Local
Painter spends plenty of time curating and exhibiting interesting work online
Arts & Culture feature
A look at the late architect's lasting impacts as his murderer faces 15 years to life


North Fork

Company Pub & Kitchen is uneven but earnest

Poway’s answer to the gastropub is better than suburban chain restos

Company Pub & Kitchen is trying to bring the humble-yet-sophisticated feel that defines a gastropub to this corner of the county, and it gets points for coming close.

By Jenny Montgomery
The World Fare

Deep dish is the specialty at Chicago Brothers Pizzeria

It’s more than ‘a f***ing casserole’

The leading characteristic of deep-dish pizza is—as the name would suggest—its thickness. Deep-dish pizza more closely resembles a pie or casserole rather than a flatbread.

By Michael A. Gardiner
Bottle Rocket Café Bleu offers lots to love JUL 25 | By Jen Van Tieghem Mission Hills wine bar pleases the palate with food and drink
The World Fare Rosarito steakhouse is a carnivore’s delight JUL 18 | By Michael A. Gardiner A meal at El Nido is a trip back in time
One Lucky Spoon Gastronomic globetrotting at Hanna’s Gourmet JUL 18 | By Mina Riazi University Heights bistro serves a solid Sunday brunch
Beer & Chees Tapping into San Diego craft brew with Tap That JUL 18 | By Ian Cheesman An Oceanside keg-rental joint that also delivers beer directly to your liver


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

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
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Best Buddies Challenge Happy Hour Jul 29, 2014 Food & Drink Enjoy refreshments, appetizers, prizes and meet the Best Buddies staff and other Best Buddies Challenge cyclists, runners and walkers. The Best Buddies Challenge supports Best Buddies International, a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Read more 0 other events on Tuesday, July 29
Pedal the Cause Fundraiser Jul 31, 2014 Food & Drink Enjoy food and drink specials with 40 percent of proceeds going to support local philanthropic effort Pedal The Cause, an annual bike ride raising money to benefit cancer research. Read more 0 other events on Thursday, July 31
Farm to Bay Food and Wine Classic Aug 02, 2014 Food & Drink Sample dozens of San Diego's top restaurants, farms, breweries, wineries, spirits and more along with three live musical acts, a scenic setting within a national wildlife refuge. Proceeds benefit coastal wildlife, conservation and education programs. Read more 0 other events on Saturday, August 2
Pints & Poses Aug 03, 2014 Food & Drink Come for yoga and stay for a pour. Offered every other Sunday, start off with an hour flow and head over to the White Labs tasting room for a flight or pint of beer with your choice of yeast selection. Read more 0 other events on Sunday, August 3
The Patio on Lamont Fancy Schmancy Picnic Wine Dinner Aug 05, 2014 Food & Drink The Patio on Lamont is hosting a specialty five-course wine pairing dinner in celebration of August being National Picnic Month. Menu includes Surf & Turf Deviled Eggs, Lobster-Pork Belly BLTs and more. Read more 0 other events on Tuesday, August 5