June 14 2012 12:00 AM

Our weekly food-news round-up

tomasolcafe
Toma Sol Cafe in Mission Hills
Praise the beer-and-wine license gods. Mission Hills' Toma Sol Cafe last week started serving beer and wine to go along with their delicious paninis and soups. The beer menu includes selections from Ballast Point, Stone and Eel River and the wines are all from eco-friendly vineyards. If you prefer morning beverages, the coffee here is excellent. ---

Sea Rocket Bistro and LoveLikeBeer are joining forces again for a vegan beer-pairing dinner. Served from 5 to 10 p.m. Thursday, June 14, is seitan (a wheat gluten meat substitute) in a spicy kimchee barbecue sauce with green beans and local citrus on the side, paired with Green Flash's Hop Head Red. Proceeds from the $22 dish will benefit Seeds@City Urban Farm at San Diego City College.

Speaking of beer, on Friday, June 15, the Stone Company Store in South Park is celebrating one year in business with a neighborhood-wide beer-feet. Eleven restaurants, bars and liquor stores nearby will have special Stone beers on draft or available for purchase by the bottle. Get the full list here.

Another beer spot celebrating its first year is Little Italy's Bottlecraft. On Saturday, June 16, the bottle shop will release its  collaboration with Hess Brewing and Miho Gastrotruck will be selling food from 1 to 4 p.m. If you're a Bottlecraft fan, pick up a limited-edition T-shirt and goblet designed by Jolby & Friends. 

Calendar

  • The renowned Mexican black and white photographer presents an exhibition exploring the principal themes within three groups: "Bestiarium"," Fantastic Women" and "Silent Natures."
  • Presented by Pacific Arts Movement, the sixth annual mini film fest features 14 film programs from 10 countries that includes everything from docs to romantic tearjerkers. See website for full lineup and...
  • Debunk some of the stereotypes surrounding cannibalism at this new exhibition that takes a hands-on approach to the subject. Includes video games and interactive activities where patrons will have to decide...
  • The former local boy and creator of the highly influential blog, Advanced Style, will be signing and discussing his third book, Advanced Style: Older and Wiser, which features inspiring pictures and stories...
  • C.J. Chenier and Bonsoir Catin headline this annual Cajun inspired festival. Also enjoy 10,000 pounds of crawfish, dancing and cooking demonstrations. Held at Spanish Landing Park, across from the...
  • A Cinco de Mayo party featuring $2 tacos, cocktails and live music from Bostich+Fussible, Javiera Mena and Gepe
  • A spoken word showcase hosted by English instructor Karla Cordero and her City College students. There will also be a special reading from poet Mercedez Holtry, as well as an art and photography show....
  • Widely known as host of "Weekend Update" on Saturday Night Live and for his role in the Showtime dramedy Weeds, Kevin Nealon brings his unique humor back to the stand-up stage
  • New works from over a dozen UCSD undergraduate students. Participating artists include Charity Algarme, Richard Lin, Joseph Maas, Ignatius Nguyen, and more
  • This video art exhibition from UCSD MFA candidate Stefani Byrd features two installations that explore the themes of breath, mediation, and the nature of time. Takes place in the VAF Performance Space,...
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