Table No. 10 offers Modern American Menu

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Just steps away from Petco Park, Table No. 10 is located at the corner of 10th Avenue and J Street. Its Modern-American menu differentiates itself from nearby sports bars by offering a variety of small plates and entrees. Savor homemade specialties such as deviled eggs, and unique ravioli stuffed with goat cheese and pine nuts served with pine needle brown butter under a dollop of parmesan foam. Larger plates like Kobe beef brisket and Colorado lamb bolo served with tagliatelle pasta and house ricotta are sized to share. Finish up your culinary journey with Table No. 10’s homemade doughnuts or deconstructed peach cobbler served with crème fraîche ice cream.

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Dinner won’t be complete without one of Table No. 10’s original cocktails. House-made tonics and sodas with top-tier spirits combine for flavors that are as unique as they are tasty. Each menu item is carefully paired with a mixed cocktail, wine or beer offering in mind. Spiked with diverse offerings, cocktails are infused with creativity and eclectic ingredients such as jalapeños and duck fat. Also, no mass-market soda or tonic here, with one exception: Mexican Coca-Cola.

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Women in Brewing Beer Tasting

Join the Museum and local craft breweries for our next beer tasting, Women in Brewing, on August 14, 2014 from 6-8 p.m.! To mark the one-year anniversary of BEERology and the closing of Empowering Women, we’re highlighting the women of the beer industry, from brewers to CEOs.

Enjoy beer tastings from Green Flash Brewing Co., Stone Brewing Co., Ninkasi Brewing Co., Coronado Brewing Co., and Lightning Brewery while sampling food from women-run businesses. Come have a fun night on the town with friends at Women in Brewing!

These events have been selling out, so be sure to buy your tickets in advance!

Tickets: $20 for Museum Members and $30 for E-Club Members*. Sign up here to become a Museum Member and get the discounted rate.

  • Each member is entitled to one additional guest ticket at Member price. 
  • Tickets are non-refundable, but they are fully transferable to another party.
*This event is 21 and up. IDs will be checked at the door.

*It’s easy to sign up for the E-Club!

An E-Club Membership is your ticket to the Museum of Man’s special events and news. As an E-Club Member, you’ll be permitted to attend members-only museum events, you’ll get a 5% discount on museum store purchases, and you’ll receive behind-the-scenes info and special offers by email. For even more benefits, upgrade to a full museum membership at  museumofman.org/purchase-membership.

 

 

- See more at: http://www.museumofman.org/women-in-brewing#sthash.96QlZ0dD.dpuf

Date:

Thursday, August 14, 2014 – 6:00pm8:00pm

Event Location:

San Diego Museum of Man

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Date: Thursday, August 14, 2014 – 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Event Location: San Diego Museum of Man: 1350 El Prado, San Diego, 92101
Get directions
 
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Join the Museum and local craft breweries for their next beer tasting, Women in Brewing, on August 14th, 2014 from 6-8 p.m. To mark the one-year anniversary of BEERology and the closing of Empowering Women, they will be highlighting the women of the beer industry, from brewers to CEOs.

Enjoy beer tastings from Green Flash Brewing Co., Stone Brewing Co., Ninkasi Brewing Co., Coronado Brewing Co., and Lightning Brewery while sampling food from women-run businesses. Come have a fun night on the town with friends at Women in Brewing!

These events have been selling out, so be sure to buy your tickets in advance.

Tickets: $20 for Museum Members and $30 for E-Club Members*. Sign up here to become a Museum Member and get the discounted rate.

Each member is entitled to one additional guest ticket at Member price.
Tickets are non-refundable, but they are fully transferable to another party.
*This event is 21 and up. IDs will be checked at the door.

*It’s easy to sign up for the E-Club: An E-Club Membership is your ticket to the Museum of Man’s special events and news. As an E-Club Member, you’ll be permitted to attend members-only museum events, you’ll get a 5% discount on museum store purchases, and you’ll receive behind-the-scenes info and special offers by email. For even more benefits, upgrade to a full museum membership at museumofman.org/purchase-membership.

TICKET INFORMATION

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Join the Museum and local craft breweries for our next beer tasting, Women in Brewing, on August 14, 2014 from 6-8 p.m.! To mark the one-year anniversary of BEERology and the closing of Empowering Women, we’re highlighting the women of the beer industry, from brewers to CEOs.

Enjoy beer tastings from Green Flash Brewing Co., Stone Brewing Co., Ninkasi Brewing Co., Coronado Brewing Co., and Lightning Brewery while sampling food from women-run businesses. Come have a fun night on the town with friends at Women in Brewing!

These events have been selling out, so be sure to buy your tickets in advance!

Tickets: $20 for Museum Members and $30 for E-Club Members*. Sign up here to become a Museum Member and get the discounted rate.

  • Each member is entitled to one additional guest ticket at Member price. 
  • Tickets are non-refundable, but they are fully transferable to another party.
*This event is 21 and up. IDs will be checked at the door.

*It’s easy to sign up for the E-Club!

An E-Club Membership is your ticket to the Museum of Man’s special events and news. As an E-Club Member, you’ll be permitted to attend members-only museum events, you’ll get a 5% discount on museum store purchases, and you’ll receive behind-the-scenes info and special offers by email. For even more benefits, upgrade to a full museum membership at  museumofman.org/purchase-membership.

 

 

- See more at: http://www.museumofman.org/women-in-brewing#sthash.96QlZ0dD.dpuf

Join the Museum and local craft breweries for our next beer tasting, Women in Brewing, on August 14, 2014 from 6-8 p.m.! To mark the one-year anniversary of BEERology and the closing of Empowering Women, we’re highlighting the women of the beer industry, from brewers to CEOs.

Enjoy beer tastings from Green Flash Brewing Co., Stone Brewing Co., Ninkasi Brewing Co., Coronado Brewing Co., and Lightning Brewery while sampling food from women-run businesses. Come have a fun night on the town with friends at Women in Brewing!

These events have been selling out, so be sure to buy your tickets in advance!

Tickets: $20 for Museum Members and $30 for E-Club Members*. Sign up here to become a Museum Member and get the discounted rate.

  • Each member is entitled to one additional guest ticket at Member price. 
  • Tickets are non-refundable, but they are fully transferable to another party.
*This event is 21 and up. IDs will be checked at the door.

*It’s easy to sign up for the E-Club!

An E-Club Membership is your ticket to the Museum of Man’s special events and news. As an E-Club Member, you’ll be permitted to attend members-only museum events, you’ll get a 5% discount on museum store purchases, and you’ll receive behind-the-scenes info and special offers by email. For even more benefits, upgrade to a full museum membership at  museumofman.org/purchase-membership.

 

 

- See more at: http://www.museumofman.org/women-in-brewing#sthash.96QlZ0dD.dpuf

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Spike Africa’s Beer Dinner

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SPIKE AFRICA’S INTRODUCES ONE MOTHER OF A BEER DINNER
Fresh Fish Grill Pairs with Local Microbrewery for July Feast

What: Spike Africa’s offers a four-course meal highlighting Mother Earth Brew Co. beers.

When: Wednesday, July 30th | 6:30 p.m.

Where: 411 Broadway (corner of 4th and Broadway in downtown San Diego)

Price: $44 per person

Details: The new wave of pairing dinners at Spike Africa’s will rush in this July 30th in the form of a collaboration between the downtown restaurant and Mother Earth Brew Co. The four-course event will encourage guests to explore both the inspiration and skill behind carefully created dishes accompanied by some of the city’s finest microbrewed beers. The dinner is an example of Spike’s newly implemented beer program, reflecting their commitment to continually rotate their draft beer selection and offer events to highlight some of the city’s smaller breweries and hops that are worth some hype.

Course 1

Jamaican Jerk Prawn Skewer
charred radicchio slaw | orange and cumin vinaigrette

Sin Tax Imperial PB Stout

Course 2

Grilled Stone Fruit and Montchevré Goat Cheese
wild rocket arugula | pomegranate drizzle

Cali’ Creamin’ Vanilla Cream Ale

Course 3

Pin Up Pale Ale Braised Short Rib
atomic horseradish herb spaetzle | roasted root vegetables

Pin Up Pale Ale

Course 4

Rocky Road Mousse
roasted almonds | marshmallow cream | fresh berries | spiked chocolate ganache

Kismet IPA

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Isola Pizza Bar

Sophisticated and modern, Isola Pizza Bar offers warm and friendly service to every guest whom walks in the door. Located in a tiny storefront in the heart of San Diego’s Little Italy, the menu is a surprise that will leave you craving more for your next visit. Read more in the ‘San Diego Chef’s Table: Extraordinary Recipes From America’s Finest City’, now available for pre-order.

(Photo by Maria Desiderata Montana)
(Photo by Maria Desiderata Montana)
BURRATA MOZZARELLA WITH PARMA PROSCIUTTO: CREAMY BURRATA, VINE-RIPENED TOMATOES AND FRESH GENOVA BASIL PESTO (PHOTO BY MARIA DESIDERATA MONTANA)
BURRATA MOZZARELLA WITH PARMA PROSCIUTTO: CREAMY BURRATA, VINE-RIPENED TOMATOES AND FRESH GENOVA BASIL PESTO (PHOTO BY MARIA DESIDERATA MONTANA)
GAMBERETTI ALLA DIAVOLA: WOOD-FIRED SHRIMP, WHITE WINE, GARLIC, CAPERS, KALAMATA, CHILE AND TOMATO SERVED ON A BED OF POLENTA. (PHOTO BY MARIA DESIDERATA MONTANA)
GAMBERETTI ALLA DIAVOLA: WOOD-FIRED SHRIMP, WHITE WINE, GARLIC, CAPERS, KALAMATA, CHILE AND TOMATO SERVED ON A BED OF POLENTA. (PHOTO BY MARIA DESIDERATA MONTANA)
ARUGULA E PARMA: ARUGULA, PARMIGIANO REGGIANO, SHAVED CRIMINI MUSHROOMS AND LEMON DRESSING (PHOTO BY MARIA DESIDERATA MONTANA)
ARUGULA E PARMA: ARUGULA, PARMIGIANO REGGIANO, SHAVED CRIMINI MUSHROOMS AND LEMON DRESSING (PHOTO BY MARIA DESIDERATA MONTANA)
Bruschetta with Fresh Figs and Pistachios (Photo by Maria Desiderata Montana)
Bruschetta with Fresh Figs and Pistachios (Photo by Maria Desiderata Montana)
MARGHERITA PIZZA WITH MOZZARELLA, TOMATO AND BASIL (PHOTO BY MARIA DESIDERATA MONTANA)
MARGHERITA PIZZA WITH MOZZARELLA, TOMATO AND BASIL (PHOTO BY MARIA DESIDERATA MONTANA)
Fegatini de Polo Alla Toscana: Organic Chicken Liver, Capers, Crispy Pancetta and Extra-Virgin Olive Oil (Photo by Maria Desiderata Montana)
Fegatini de Polo Alla Toscana: Organic Chicken Liver, Capers, Crispy Pancetta and Extra-Virgin Olive Oil (Photo by Maria Desiderata Montana)
Caramel and Chocolate Budino (Photo by Maria Desiderata Montana)
Caramel and Chocolate Budino (Photo by Maria Desiderata Montana)

ISOLA PIZZA BAR
1526 INDIA STREET
SAN DIEGO, CA 92101
(619) 255-4230
www.isolapizzabar.com 

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Tales of the Cocktail

CH Projects’ Polite Provisions Wins “Best American High Volume Cocktail Bar” at Tales of the Cocktail’s International Spirited Awards

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Tales of the Cocktail, the world’s premier spirits conference, culminated Saturday night (July 19, 2014) in New Orleans with its 8th Annual Spirited Awards ceremony. In 24 categories, the world’s best bars, bartenders, brands and cocktail writers were honored, and for the first time in the history of the awards, a San Diego based bar, Polite Provisions, took home a coveted title –“Best American High Volume Cocktail Bar”.

Having opened less than two years ago in February of 2013, Polite Provisions sparked national interest out the gate with Partner/General Manager, Erick Castro’s esteemed pedigree (Rickhouse, Bourbon & Branch) paired with hospitality collective CH Project’s already existing artillery of respected cocktail concepts (Craft & Commerce, Noble Experiment, El Dorado Cocktail Lounge).

A highly competitive category, Polite Provisions outshined three respected spirit havens – Employees Only (New York), Honeycut (Los Angeles) and Trick Dog (San Francisco) – to solidify the “Best American High Volume Cocktail Bar” category and take home the exclusive Riedel Crystal trophy.

“Words can’t even begin to describe what this award means to me and our hard working staff,” says Erick Castro. “It’s encouraging to see San Diego getting recognition for what we’re achieving in the realm of cocktails. We’re excited to share this win with our fellow bartending community and amazing clientele.”

Chosen by American and international judging committees, comprised of the most respected minds in the cocktail industry, the Spirited Awards finalists were selected through a rigorous evaluation of hundreds of nominees.

THE FULL LINEUP OF WINNER FOR THE 2014 SPIRITED AWARDS MAY BE FOUND ONLINE HERE.

CRITERIA FOR AWARD CATEGORY: (for your convenience) Best High Volume Cocktail Bar
: This award recognizes the bar that consistently efficiently delivers top quality cocktail culture to the masses in a venue with a capacity of 100 people or more. Cocktails, menus, bartending and service are all considered. Nominees must be open for minimum of 12 months as of March 31, 2014 in order to be considered for this award.
2013 Winner: Clover Club of Brooklyn, New York.

About CH Projects:

 California’s southern-most city, San Diego, has for decades been known as a casual, sleepy coastal getaway with a culinary scene to match—fish tacos and Mexican lager epitomized an attitude not unlike that of an adolescent sibling to that of its mature, celebrity chef-embellished neighbor-to-the-north. Enter CH Projects, the visionary restaurateurs-come-social engineering duo that is pioneering the city’s now burgeoning cultural progression with eight ambitious concepts (Ironside Fish & Oyster, Craft & Commerce, Neighborhood, UnderBelly, Noble Experiment, El Dorado, Polite Provisions, and Soda & Swine). Co-founders Arsalun Tafazoli and Nathan Stanton have cultivated an intrinsic core philosophy—that a space should inspire, its design aesthetic and culinary /cocktail paradigm allowing for the seemingly lost art of conversation to thrive in an environment that fosters charisma, thoughtful dialogue, and the resurgence of real human interaction. In stark contrast to the overwhelming neon lights and volatile drone that emanates from plasma screens-as-art in less calculated restaurant and bar settings, CH Projects’ establishments eschew trendy, stagnant décor and menus in favor of an eclectic, contemporary quality borne out of the collaborative efforts of like-minded individuals with a hunger (and thirst) for innovation.

About Erick Castro: Erick Castro initially built his spirits empire at San Francisco’s Rickhouse and Bourbon & Branch by searching for obscure recipes, methods and ingredients that originated prior to Prohibition. The bartending behemoth has created unique spirits programs that have earned a place on some of the nation’s most coveted lists, including Esquire’s Best Bars in America, Food & Wine’s “World’s Top Bars” and now ten nominations at the prestigious Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards in New Orleans, and was recognized by the StarChefs organization as “Rising Star Mixologist” in 2010. In 2013, Castro partnered up with Southern California’s powerhouse hospitality collective, CH Projects, to launch his newest establishment, Polite Provisions. Having opened doors to tremendous acclaim, within the past year, Erick’s newest concept has been featured as Imbibe Magazine’s “Cocktail Bar of the Year” in the 2014 Imbibe 75, “Best New Bars in the U.S.” by Food & Wine, Details magazine’s “Where to Drink in 2013”, Eater National’s “40 Most Anticipated Openings of 2013” and “The Bars to Watch in 2013” by The Spirits Business.

 

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