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‘Rising Star’ chef to appear at special Sea & Smoke dinner in Del Mar

Sea & Smoke chef Matt Gordon says he is ecstatic to have James Beard Award-winning chef Nate Appleman in his restaurant for a collaboration dinner to welcome Appleman to San Diego, his new home. The special dinner will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9 at Sea & Smoke in Del Mar.

Culinary scholarship applications being accepted by The American Institute of Wine & Food

The San Diego Chapter of The American Institute of Wine & Food looks forward to accepting culinary, oenology/viticulture, and beverage studies scholarship applications through Sept. 29 for study in 2015.

AIWF (www.aiwf.org) is a national educational nonprofit founded in 1981 by the late Julia Child, the late Robert Mondavi, the late Richard Graff, and others to promote a forum for the study and enjoyment of gastronomy.

Carnitas Snack Shack brings porkfest to Del Mar Highlands Town Center in Carmel Valley

Carnitas Snack Shack chef and co-owner Hanis Cavin, second from left, with his kitchen crew. Photo by Karen Billing

The Carnitas Snack Shack’s new location in Del Mar Highlands Town Center in Carmel Valley opened the afternoon of Thursday, Aug. 21, and stayed busy until 11 p.m.

‘Super Tasty’ 5K benefit walk returns to Solana Beach

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At least 20 restaurants are expected to join the third annual Super Tasty 5K, scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 6 in Solana Beach. Once again, the event is a fundraiser for Promises2Kids, a San Diego nonprofit working for the benefit of children in foster care.

Nichole Peterson, executive Director of the Solana Beach Chamber of Commerce, helps plan the event with organizers of the Giro di San Diego Gran Fondo, a two-day celebration of cycling, held on Sept. 6 and 7 at Fletcher Cove in Solana Beach. Participating restaurants include Carruth Cellars, Crush, Juicer’s, The Curious Fork, Wild Note Café, and others.

San Diego Beerworks receives enthusiastic welcome in Solana Beach

A “super-soft” opening at Solana Beach’s new San Diego Beerworks recently turned into an all-out flood of customers thirsting for a craft beer spot in the North Coast area.

Award-winning local Chef William Bradley lends talent to new Bijou French Bistro

Chef William Bradley

Award-winning Chef William Bradley – executive chef and director of Addison, the signature-dining venue at The Grand Del Mar – is lending his talent to another eatery operated by the resort: Bijou French Bistro in La Jolla. The new restaurant, which opened June 27 on 1205 Prospect Street at the former site of Amaya La Jolla, features classic French bistro fare.

Since he opened Addison eight years ago, Bradley has garnered much acclaim for his artisanal approach to contemporary French haute cuisine. Now, collaborating with Bijou French Bistro Chef de Cuisine Shaun Gethin, who most recently served as the sous chef at Addison, Bradley presents his preferences for tried-and-true classic French bistro favorites.

Peri-Peri brings spicy taste of South Africa to local residents

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Restaurateur William Sussman has spiced things up on the North County dining scene with the addition of Peri-Peri.
The dining establishment — named after its signature fiery sauce — opened March 1 in the Torrey Highlands Village Center, at 7845 Highland Village Place, Suite C101, in San Diego.
“We’re looking forward to giving San Diego’s South African community a taste of the traditions they love, whilst introducing these new, vibrant flavors to the local San Diego community and creating a hub of gastronomical goodness for everyone to enjoy,” Sussman said.

Gluten-free café opens in Solana Beach

The Curious Fork  Photo by Lauren Radack

There’s a new, all-in-one café, shop and cooking school in Solana Beach.

Co-founded by chefs Barbara McQuiston and Kai Peyrefitte, The Curious Fork opened mid-June in the Ocean Pointe complex just north of the Del Mar Racetrack at 512 Via de la Valle.

“It’s been an adventure getting this place opened up,” said Peyrefitte.

New coffee shop and eatery Café Cantata opens in Flower Hill Promenade

Owner Johan Engman has opened up Café Cantata in Flower Hill Promenade.  Photo by Karen Billing

Café Cantata, a new coffee shop and eatery opened up on June 18 in Flower Hill Promenade near Del Mar, filling the space left behind by Pannikin. The new café comes courtesy of Johan Engman, the owner and founder of the popular Fig Tree Café.

Cash Mob comes to Del Mar Village to support ‘Shop Local’ community efforts

Torrey Pines Gourmet, a food specialty store which recently opened in the Village, will be the first Cash Mob location. Set for Saturday, June 14 from 11 a.m. until noon, Del Mar residents are encouraged to support Cash Mob efforts and join owner Alex Boswell as she shares recipes, cooking tips and refreshments.

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