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GRRReat New Book: World W/O Fish 4/29 meet

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Mark Kurlansky's "World Without Fish" (Workman Publishing, $16.95) is a terrific new book gorgeously illustrated by Frank Stockton. Mark wrote it for his favorite fishing companion, his obviously very bright 10-year-old daughter, but grownups won't be put off -- no ...

San Diego Food Swap

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New York City, Minneapolis, etc. -- now it's here! Our first will be on Saturday, 4/23, at Winston's Beach Club in OB, from 2-4 in the afternoon. A food swap brings together local home chefs and small home-based food businesses ...

boo-hoos - losing our best again, plus Chef Cel

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We're losing two more of our best chefs. Philippe Verpiand has sold Cavaillon (which will retain its name and its French orientation) and is moving to -- Texas. Gossip I've heard from patrons attributes this to the financially crippling advent ...

"Earth Week at J-Six (April 15 - 22)

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Well, it's always Earth Week at J-6 with chef Christian Graves, but during the official week they have some serious bargains if you can think a month ahead. One is a three-course Chef Tasting for just $30 (with paired oraganic ...

Local Guillas on Big Time TV

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Bernard Guillas of the Marine Room, one of San Diego’s top toques has been garnering recognition well beyond local borders. He was recently inducted into the very prestigious Maitres Cuisiniers de France, received IACP nominations in two categories for his ...

Merry Songkran! and Thai cooking lessons

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Here, I'll just post the whole press release because it's interesting, if you're "into" Southeast Asian food: Saffron Celebrates Songkran, Thai New Year, with Special Holiday Dishes, Festivities and Its Popular Street Food Market Saffron will celebrate the Thai New ...

More on We (hrs, phone #)

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We Olive is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 858-480-9261 or visit lajolla.weolive.com.

Better Seating Now at Origano, etc. etc.

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After reading our review, Origano exec chef/co-owner Francesco promptly went out and (somewhat against the wishes of his co-owner from the Osetra empire) bought REAL CHAIRS to replace the backless stools of yore. He's also spending more time at the ...

Dining in the Dark on Val Dau

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Why should I struggle for prose when FoodBlog's Marcy Rothman has already said it so well? To quote: Surprise your Valentine with a special dinner in the dark at the US Grant Hotel. Experience a three-course dinner from February 11 ...

More changes

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Terra's new address will nr 7091 El Cajon Blvd. Final bye-bye-part March 18 at Terra's Hillcrest address, across the street from Trader Joe's in the Ralph's shopping center. Trattoria Acqua in La Jolla is really dead this time. Owners are ...

Correction on Terra date, and a dark Valentines

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Terra in Hillcrest is closing even sooner: March 20, not March 30. Meanwhile, I'm deluged by high-end restaurants sending me their Valentine's Day menus. Gobble gobble gobble, spend spend spend, guzzle guzzle, fall into a deep sozzled sleep. Worth doing ...

Changes on the scene

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Cafe 21 now has a second branch downtown, at 750 5th Ave. in the Gaslamp. How cool is that! They deserve their success. This is the place serving Azeri food plus other inspirations of the chef. (Homeland is in the ...

Charcuterie class from Jared Van Kamp (wow!)

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Jared Van Kamp of Quality Social, king of artisan charcuterie and sausages, is giving a class on how to make these culinary miracles. Charcuterie, une part: Saturday, February 19, 2011 from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Charcuterie, la duexième partie: ...

Aphrodisiac Valentine's Day cooking class

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Cafe 21 is giving a cooking class on aphrodisiac foods in honor of Valentine's Day. To my mind, they're well-qualified for this. The haps are: February 2nd, Wednesday 5pm to 6pm 2736 Adams Avenue Space limited! Please RSVP. $10 at ...

Super Phat News on Fats

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A nutritional health publication online (www.HealthCastle.com) reports the following fabulous news, and no, they're not kidding: "Saturated fat is not linked to heart disease after all: In February, U.S. researchers did a meta-analysis of 21 studies involving almost 350,000 subjects, ...

The good die young here

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Chef Amy Di Biase has quit Cosmopolitan in Old Town due to hassles with the management, which apparently wanted "one size fits all" crowd-pleaser food. So just forget everything good I said about Cosmo a few weeks ago. Looks like ...

Why No Women Chefs in Top Ten?

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Just saw the letter to the ed. from nameless-by-email, complaining that there were no women chefs in the Top Ten chefs. The paper didn't send it to me for an answer, so I'll answer here at greater length than they'd ...

White truffles! and other news that's fit to chew

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Fresh white truffles (oooh!) are in at El Bizcocho, from now thru 11/30 or while supplies last -- in appetizers, entrees, or a six course truffle dinner from hot new chef Ryan Grant. Sessions Public in Point Loma is now ...

You will meet a stranger...

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Once a month, Alchemy is hosting "Dinner With Six Strangers," a shared meal at a communal table among people who've (presumably) never met before but share I lively interest in food. These run three courses all-inclusive (including matched beferages) from ...

Oh, It's beer, beer beer...

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Urban Solace celebrates beer week with a tasting of 10 craft beers, with bites to match, to benefit SD Coastkeeper, November 7, 5:30 - 9 pm, $40. They've also started Saturday brunches now, 10 - 4.

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