June 19 2012 12:00 AM

Our weekly food-news round-up

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Babycakes' new Morley Field location
It's both brilliant and bizarre-Babycakes' new location in Morley Field. There's sure to be a steady flow of customers from the adjacent tennis courts-so it was a smart space to open a new cafe-but Babycakes is known for being a super-sassy Hillcrest spot and the tennis courts aren't exactly party central (or are they?). Still, we're looking forward to heading over to BC's for one of their fab cupcakes after a hike through Florida canyon. ---

Sessions Public in Point Loma is bringing in two new chefs-Eric Meyers and Jasa Joseph-and a new Sunday brunch menu. Dubbed "Taps & Toast," dishes include beer-friendly items like the Sweet Potato Hash with tasso ham, grilled onions, peppers and two eggs and the Biscuits and Gravy, made with jalapeno / cheddar biscuits. If you shun the thought of drinking straight beer before noon, give the "My Fair Lady" (Liefman's Fruitesse Lambic and champagne) or the "Southern Summer" (Bulleit Rye, peach puree, jasmine liquor and blonde ale) a try.

Normally, we're not into the chain-restaurant thing, but this one got our attention. True Food Kitchen opens at the Fashion Valley mall on Monday, July 2. Overseeing it is Michael Stebner, whose Region-which opened in Hillcrest in 2003 and closed in 2006-was a restaurant before its time. After Region shuttered, Stebner moved to Phoenix where he helped open the first True Food in 2008 (additional locations have since opened in Santa Monica, Newport Beach and Scottsdale). Serving as executive chef is Nathan Coulon, a 2007 James Beard "Rising Star" nominee and former executive chef at Quarter Kitchen. The menu contains plenty of vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options and produce will come from local places like Crows Pass and Suzie's Farm. 

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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