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

  • Known as the ‘Official Scripps National Spelling Bee Watch Party for Adults,’ guests can cheer on kids in the Scripps National Spelling Bee on ESPN before competing in a spelling bee themselves
  • The renowned Mexican black and white photographer presents an exhibition exploring the principal themes within three groups: "Bestiarium"," Fantastic Women" and "Silent Natures."
  • 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...
  • A mass action against the closing of the UCSD University Art Gallery. Participants will meet at the Silent Tree (located near the Library Walk) and march together toward the Gallery
  • Local science illustrator Melissa Walter presents new abstract works that are literal interpretations of astronomical theories
  • So Say We All invites listeners to hear stories about real life, the internet, the ways those places intersect or the way they don't intersect at all, told by seven locals
  • The author, comic book writer, and son of Stephen King will sign his new apocalyptic thriller, The Fireman
See all events on Thursday, May 26