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Let's Eat San Diego: In honor of Cosmo Queen Helen Gurley Brown's August passing, let's all drink martinis this month. Pear, traditional cranberry cosmopolitan ok, as long as it's Grey Goose. After all, "Good girls go to heaven but, bad girls go everywhere." Amen, sister. Here's my wow'd list this week:

  • Akinori: Sake bar, Japanese tapas, sushi in Hillcrest wows ocean-loving raw bar diners.

  • Sensational Seafood: Brooklyn girl clams casino, Ave 5 diver sallops, Saltbox mussels, Bice's mermaid cuisine.

  • Oy Vey Oysters: Brigantine, Karina's Mexican Seafood, Point Loma Seafood, Donovan's Prime Seafood, McCormick's serve them best.

  • Side Bar: Drink-challenged? Sign up for Mixology class 9/6 (every 1st Th) at 7. Barkeep Isaac Krejci reveals how to make a cukey English Tryst.

  • Davanti: Happy 1st birthday and congrats on your Bon Appetit accolade (Top 50 Best New Restaurants for 2012, only SD restaurant mentioned!). Gotta eat the giant sausage-stuffed rigatoni, roasted corn salad (wild mushrooms,chopped walnuts) soft cow cheese stuffed flatbreads.

Cook's Corner: Breakfast radishes, move over. Chop radishes, garlic cloves, anchovies and mix with red wine vinegar, olive oil, lemon juice, pepper and pink sea salt for a heavenly salad unless you plan to kiss all night.

Upcoming Events: - Save your sous for September's San Diego Restaurant Week and drop a few in the piggy bank for these gourmet adventures:

  • Let's Go Vegas MGM Resorts International Food & Wine Oct. 5-7. What gets eaten in Vegas, stays in Vegas. Unless you're drinking Jaeger shots.

  • Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival Sept. 21-23. Add a trip to Balboa Island and brunch in Laguna Beach.

Elsewhere Edibles

  • Lobster Rolls We Love: FL's Crabby Bill, Maine's Michael's, Five Islands Lobster Co., The Ramp Bar & Grill, Linda Bean's Perfect Maine.

  • NYC News: Todd English Cava's apricot bread pudding, whipped banana pudding, warm almond madelines, fromage plate and dessert wines rock. Rocco's sweet traditions, La Carbonara's brunch, goat cheese oven-baked leeks, orecchiette broccoli rabe/sausage, almond crusted trout. Tre Otto's homemade spaghetti/lobster ragout, duck confit ragu pappardelle, roasted sea bass pine nuts, raisins, spinach, celery ragu. Rockaway Beach food trucks we love: Shorefruit, Rockabus, Rickshaw Dumpling, DP Pizza, Santa Salsa, Lobster Joint.

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