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Late Night Thursdays: Project PAINT Jul 02, 2015 Works of art created by Project PAINT participants and photographs of the program in action will be on display in the MOPA lobby. Project PAINT is an arts organization dedicated to serving the needs of adult incarcerated populations. 72 other events on Thursday, July 2
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Urban Eats

Alex Thao’s Asian invasion

Sovereign Kitchen + Bar specializes in 'grab-and-go' menu items

For a decade, Rama has been an elegant Thai staple in downtown's dining scene. Owner Alex Thao has run other eateries in Hillcrest, but his Asian invasion now centers on Fourth and Fifth avenues near the base of the Gaslamp Quarter. 

By Ron Donoho
The World Fare

A different kind of Chinese at Xian Kitchen

Not a grain of rice to be found at Convoy District spot

You know it's a different kind of Chinese restaurant when there's no rice on the menu. And Xian Kitchen (4690 Convoy St.) in the Convoy District is definitely that: a very different kind of Chinese restaurant

By Michael A. Gardiner
Final Draught Alpine Brewing Company's wonderfully gigantic new location JUN 26 | By Beth Demmon Craft brewery expands its East County operation
Urban Eats Brian’s 24 gets a facelift JUN 15 | By Ron Donoho 24-hour downtown San Diego diner still casual, now more colorful
Cocktail Tales Kind of a big deal at Banker’s Hill Bar + Restaurant JUN 15 | By Ron Donoho The Stay Classy cocktail is Ron Burgundy-approved
The World Fare Ramen on a tightrope at Tajima JUN 05 | By Michael A. Gardiner Southern Japanese ramen and small bites in Hillcrest


In the Valle de Guadalupe for a history of carnitas

MEAT San Diego event with Dona Esthela and Javier Plascencia

In last year’s Food Issue, I wrote about my experience killing a pig for food and the importance of using every last bit of meat on a beast that gives its life for our sustenance. In the Dec. 3, 201...
Read more 2015-04-06

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
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Fourth of July Party Jul 02, 2015 Food & Drink The bakery will host its first in-house barbecue lawn party featuring food free of gluten, soy and corn. With a meal purchase, guests will receive a holiday-themed cupcake. Read more 2 other events on Thursday, July 2

The Museum of Photographic Art and The Prado team up for a package that includes a three-course dinner, a bottle of wine and two tickets to the MOPA exhibition, 7 Billion Others. Every Thursday through September 3.

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Vodka Dinner Jul 02, 2015 Food & Drink Chef Joe Jackson will unveil a four-course menu paired with Gancia Russian vodkas and Zubrowka Polish vodkas. Read more 2 other events on Thursday, July 2
Flagship's Hops on the Harbor Jul 03, 2015 Food & Drink A half hour dinner cruise complete with boarding champagne, craft beer tasting, dinner and live music from local variety band Sensation. Read more 1 other events on Friday, July 3
Top of the Hyatt Send-Off Party Jul 05, 2015 Food & Drink Guests are invited to attend a send-off party at Top of the Hyatt inside the Manchester Grand Hyatt prior to its upcoming renovations. Read more 1 other events on Sunday, July 5