July 29 2012 12:00 AM

Our weekly food-news round-up

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The guys from Miho plan their pop-up dinner.
By Jay Porter
Before they launched their vanguard food truck, the guys behind Miho put on an underground supper club called La Mesita Sin Nombre. Nostalgic for the olden days, on Monday, Aug. 6, they'll resurrect the supper club with a four-course dinner with wine pairings at El Take It Easy in North Park. The dinner will mark the debut of Miho's new chef, Brian La Bonte, and their new catering venture, The Vetted Table. The menu includes lots of creative takes on seafood and produce. Check it out, and make reservations, here. ---

Eclipse Chocolat's grown too big for its North Park digs and has plans to move to South Park, to the corner of Fern and Ivy streets, near Station Tavern. They have a tentative grand opening date of Dec. 1 and plans for the new space include a craft beer bar, bigger retail space and daily brunch offerings.  

Snake Oil Cocktail Co. is planning its second "Cocktail Pop" event for Tuesday, Aug. 21, from 8 to 10 p.m. at Burlap in Del Mar. Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon and the film The Wizard of Oz will provide inspiration for cocktails.  Reservations are required: 858-369-5700. 

If you've got out-of-towners easily impressed by cool views, head over to Cusp, the new restaurant on the 11th floor of the remodeled Hotel La Jolla. The food concept is Mediterranean, with pasta and seafood dishes like tomato-braised baby eggplant with a lemon confit cous cous and a Moroccan spiced king salmon served with tomato picchio, caramelized fennel and charred mandarins. Or, just take in the view with a Ron Burgundy (Famous Grouse, lillet, maple, fresh lemon, peach bitters) or an Amigo Favorito (Del Maguey mezcal, creme de framboise, fresh lime and mint).


Calendar

  • Visit one of the 70 participating restaurants, bars, coffeehouses and nightclubs in town on this night and 25 to 50 percent of sales will go to local HIV/AIDS services and prevention programs. 
  • Anthony Bernal and Chris Ward, who are vying to replace Todd Gloria on the San Diego City Council, will discuss urban issues, such as parking, homelessness and new developments
  • The new exhibition designed by Dave Ghilarducci is made from hundreds of rolls of packing tape and bound together by layers of plastic shrink-wrap. Visitors can navigate their way through cocoon-like passageways...
  • 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...
  • The San Diego County Bike Coalition hosts this monthly bike-in happy hour event to get biking residents involved in their communities and discuss bike projects planned for that specific community
  • 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...
  • So Say We All's monthly storytelling night features stories about those jobs we took because we had to take a job. Featured readers include Allison Gauss, Annmarie Houghtailing, Cecile Estelle, and more
  • Artists from the all-abstracts group show will talk about their work and techniques. Artists include Edwin Nutting, Danielle Nelisse, Leah Pantea, Lenore Simon, and more
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