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Venice Baroque Orchestra Feb 27, 2015 Founded in 1997, the Venice Baroque Orchestra is one of the world’s premier ensembles devoted to period instrument performance, with a focus on bringing freshness and experimentation to early music. 62 other events on Friday, February 27
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The World Fare

Best lunch in town, Part I: Wa Dining Okan

Bento Boxes and tasty tofu at Kearny Mesa Japanese joint

Dinner is the glory meal. From chef-driven restaurants to the family table of your childhood, when you think of a great meal, it's dinner you probably picture. Breakfast? It's "the most important m

By Michael A. Gardiner
One Lucky Spoon

Discover Belgian beers and grub at South Park’s Brabant Bar & Café

Just hold the salt

My summer fling with the Liege waffle four years ago was a sweet affair. Dense and chewy with a thin sugar crust, the waffle effortlessly colonized breakfast, lunch and dinner during my week in Brussels.

By Mina Riazi
Beer & Chees Toolbox brewing builds a better saison FEB 20 | By Ian Cheesman I may be sour and funky, but it’s not this Vista brewery’s fault
North Fork Inland Tavern: international menu, killer tacos FEB 13 | By Jenny Montgomery San Marcos newbie out to up the inland restaurant game
The World Fare Find the beating heart of Mexican cuisine at Birrieria Bernal FEB 13 | By Michael A. Gardiner Roadside menudo, birria and remarkable tortillas in Rosarito
The World Fare Unheralded barbecue at Sieu Sieu BBQ & Noodle House FEB 06 | By Michael A. Gardiner Enjoy the Cantonese roast duck and char siu pork at this Convoy spot


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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Pechanga Wine Festival Feb 28, 2015 Food & Drink Sample dozens of vineyards at the seventh annual festival, which also includes a "Chocolate Decadence" event the day before. Read more 1 other events on Saturday, February 28
Taste of The Del Feb 28, 2015 Food & Drink Join Hotel del Coronado for an afternoon of food, cocktail and wine tastings to help raise funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Read more 1 other events on Saturday, February 28
March Kitchen Collaborations Mar 02, 2015 Food & Drink Chef Christian Graves will partner up with guest Chef Antonio Frisca to create a four-course menu with the focus on pasta. Reservations required. Read more 0 other events on Monday, March 2
MOWjito Cocktail Event Mar 03, 2015 Food & Drink Purchase a signature MOWjito this evening and $1 from each drink purchased will benefit the local chapter of Meals-on-Wheels. Read more 3 other events on Tuesday, March 3
Cooking With Friends Dinner Series Mar 03, 2015 Food & Drink Executive Chef Tim Kolanko joins forces with The Fishery's Paul Arias, of Pacific Beach’s and Greg Hess of Mike Hess Brewing for a multi-course dinner and pairing menu. Reservations required. Read more 3 other events on Tuesday, March 3