Sept. 4 2012 12:00 AM

Our weekly food-news round-up

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The chickens at Wild Willow Farm are stoked.
Edible San Diego's "Eat Drink Local Week" kicked off on Sept. 1, but it's not too late to check out some of the events they have planned. On Wednesday, Sept. 5, from 6 to 9 p.m. at LOUNGEsix at Hotel Solamar (435 Sixth Ave., Downtown), Patrick Berrogain's Hot Club Trio will play jazz while you sip San Diego wines accompanied by Chef Christian Graves' locally sourced hors d'oeurves. Tickets are $45 pre-sale, $50 at the door. From 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, it's Beerfest & Foodtrucks at Fixtures Living (9340 Dowdy Drive, Suite 102, in Mira Mesa). Your $45 ticket ($50 at the door) gets you a taste of every beer offered from participating breweries (Manzanita, Societe, Lightening, Hess and Coronado) and a $10 voucher to use at the food truck of your choice. Proceeds raised benefit Wild Willow Farm, Seeds @ City and Olivewood Gardens & Learning Center.

This week, Sessions Public launches "Food Flight!" in which they take grade-school cafeteria classics, make them taste a whole lot better and pair them with beer. The first Food Flight is available Thursday, Sept. 6: three versions of Mac & Cheese: one made with an IPA, jalapenos and cheddar; the second stout and sausage??; the third, saison, blue cheese and bacon. Future trios include house-made chicken strips (Sept. 13), corn dogs (Sept. 20) and meatloaf sliders (Sept. 27). Each flight is $9. An additional $6 gets you four 5-ounce pours of beer. 

Green Flash Brewing Co. turns 10 this year; to celebrate, they're holding what they're calling "Treasure Chest Fest" on Saturday, Sept. 8, the name a reference to one of their beers and to the limited, rare and specialty brews you'll be able to get at the fest: Silva Stout Bourbon Barrel Aged Double Stout, Sleepin' with Shaggy Brandy Barrel Aged Barleywine, Treasure Chest Belgian Blonde Ale, Goddess Coffee Double Stout, Little Freak, Super Freak, Vintage Le Freak and Highway 78 Scotch Ale. The event includes food trucks, classic cars, pin-up girls in swimwear by local designer Fables by Barrie and more. Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 at the door and proceeds benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure San Diego.

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
See all events on Thursday, Apr 28