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Literary Arts Festival Apr 27, 2015 This 19th annual fest features a diverse range of readings, workshops, signings, panel discussions and more from established and respected authors from around the country. From Monday, April 27 to Thursday, April 30. 60 other events on Monday, April 27
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The second in our series on the artists awarded grants through the Creative Catalyst Fund
Nibbles | Food & drink
MEAT San Diego event with Dona Esthela and Javier Plascencia
Well, That Was Awkward
Local cat dad indulges feline feelings at San Diego's first kitty coffee shop
Notes from the Smoking Patio
A round-up of new San Diego releases now streaming
New indie starring Rinko Kikuchi leads our rundown of movies screening around town


North Fork

Plan 9 Alehouse balances quality food and craft brews

Escondido hangout has a killer grilled cheese

Plan 9 Alehouse has a great balance of food and brews that'll please lager lovers as well as those who just want root beer.

By Jenny Montgomery
The World Fare

Las Gueritas: Highly unique street food

Grilled quail and rabbit served here in the Valle de Guadalupe

Beer & Chees North County confessions APR 24 | By Ian Cheesman The Lost Abbey opens a satellite tasting room in Cardiff-by-the-Sea
The World Fare A new spin at Kula Revolving Sushi Bar APR 17 | By Michael A. Gardiner Nigiri, rolls and fun on Convoy Street
Cocktail Tales Sarah Ellis takes the helm at Sycamore Den APR 17 | By Kelly Davis Jaynes Gastropub, El Dorado alum says she learned from the best
North Fork Masters Kitchen & Cocktail lands with a classy, unfussy splash APR 11 | By Jenny Montgomery Upscale dining room brings craft cocktails to Oceanside’s busy food scene


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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Chef Celebration Dinner Series Apr 28, 2015 Food & Drink Tidal chef Amy DiBiase teams up with four other chefs for a five-course dinner benefitting scholarship funds for San Diego’s young, aspiring culinarians. Read more 2 other events on Tuesday, April 28
Next Generation of Service Happy Hour Fundraiser Apr 28, 2015 Food & Drink A happy hour benefit for NGS's programs to help pair students with long term service programs such as AmeriCorps and Peace Corps. Admission includes food from Wang's and drink ticket. Read more 2 other events on Tuesday, April 28
Outdoor Outreach Donation Day Apr 28, 2015 Food & Drink Customers can stop in to get their fill of Islands cuisine, with 20 percent of participating customer bills being sent directly to Outdoor Outreach’s Military Initiative. Read more 2 other events on Tuesday, April 28
Dining Out for Life Apr 30, 2015 Food & Drink Visit one of the 100 participating restaurants, bars, coffeehouses and nightclubs in town on this night and 25 to 100 percent of sales will go to local HIV/AIDS services and prevention programs.  Read more 1 other events on Thursday, April 30
Family Dinner Night Apr 30, 2015 Food & Drink Take a tour of the property, harvest vegetables from the garden, work together to prepare a healthy, seasonal meal, eat together, and share conversation in the historic Noyes House. Read more 1 other events on Thursday, April 30