bailiwick
Bailiwick

New Downtown spot Bailiwick has been open for a little more than a month and, this week, launched a brunch menu. The options lean savory-which makes sense, given that Bailiwick's, um, bailiwick, is cocktails. Items include a veggie Benedict with Burrata, Swiss chard, asparagus, grilled tomato and a lemon-verbena Hollandaise sauce; a chorizo-stuffed poussin (chicken) with quinoa and bourbon maple syrup; and oysters grilled in thyme sake and jalapeno brown butter with a side of prosciutto chips. And, oh yeah, the cocktails. If you've got nothing to do the rest of the day, toss back some pancake shots (Jameson's and butterscotch schnapps). Also brunchy-and filled with Vitamin C-is the Nolet's Nectar (Nolet's gin, lime, basil, agave nectar, grapefruit bitters, grapefruit and cucumber) and the Blood & Smoke (Del Maguey Mezcal Vida, Solerno Blood Orange, agave nectar, orange, grapefruit).

Arsalun Tafazoli's nudged San Diego toward food and drink trends that were old-hat elsewhere, but totally new-fangled here. Like not serving ketchup (Neighborhood) and a reservations-only cocktail bar (Noble Experiment). Now he's opened two more spots-Polite Provisions and Soda & Swine-in Normal Heights that we're sure will leave quite a few folks flummoxed. Awesome!

Quick primer: Polite Provisions is drinks only. But what a selection. From cocktails to house-made sodas to fancy booze (a 40-year-old Fernet), beers and wine on draft. The wine selection looks especially nice. No food. Adjoining Soda & Swine, on the other hand, is all about meatballs sandwiches (there are veggie and chicken options), pie and soda. Aside for some sides and small plates, that's about it. You can order food from S&S to enjoy at P&P.

It's been a year since Jeff Rossman (Terra) opened burger joint, Bunz, in the Hotel Circle spot where his family had owned and operated Pam Pam restaurant. To celebrate Bunz's b-day, wish your server a "Happy Bunz birthday" and get a free Thin Mint concrete (a thicker version of a milkshake). Get a move on; you've only got until Friday.


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  • 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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