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Foodie Flashes: March 2, 2018

Posted: March 2nd, 2018 | Featured, Food & Drink, Foodie Flashes | No Comments

By Frank Sabatini Jr. Tarts, macarons, kouign-amanns and other French pastries are in the offing at the new Patisserie Melanie in Hillcrest. The licensed home shop, launched by Le Cordon Bleu alum Melanie Dunn and her husband, Axel Schwarz, showcases elegant pastries and cakes made in small batches in the couple’s home kitchen, a floor above their retail space. 3788 Park Blvd, Suite 4, 619-677-2132, patisseriemelanie.com.

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Foodie Flashes: Jan. 5, 2018

Posted: January 5th, 2018 | Featured, Food & Drink, Foodie Flashes | No Comments

By Frank Sabatini Jr. | Foodie Flashes

The iconic A-frame structure in Hillcrest that housed Wienerschnitzel for many years sprung back to life Dec. 28 as Copper Top Coffee & Donuts. Owner Josh McCorkle, a Seattle native who worked in the restaurant and coffee industries for 20 years, said the venture marks the first of more coffee shops he hopes to open around town.

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Foodie Flashes: Dec. 22, 2017

Posted: December 22nd, 2017 | Featured, Food & Drink, Foodie Flashes | No Comments

By Frank Sabatini Jr. | Foodie Flashes Lety Gonzalez has taken the position of executive chef at Beerfish in North Park since leaving Uptown Tavern in September. Since settling into her new gig, she has tweaked some of the recipes and plans on adding new sandwiches, fry-ups and raw items next month.

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Foodie Flashes: Dec. 8 – 21, 2017

Posted: December 8th, 2017 | Featured, Food & Drink, Foodie Flashes | No Comments

By Frank Sabatini Jr.

Champagne expert Dustin Jones of Skurnik Wines will head up an informative tasting of French Champagne from 7 to 10 p.m., Dec. 22, at The Wine Lover in Hillcrest. Guests can drop in at any time during the indoor-outdoor event to sample four pours featuring three whites and one rosè, all hailing from within France’s Champagne province. The cost is $35 per person.

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Foodie Flashes: Nov. 24 – Dec. 7, 2017

Posted: November 24th, 2017 | Featured, Food & Drink, Foodie Flashes | No Comments

By Frank Sabatini Jr.

Get your chili fix — and lots of it — at the eighth annual SoNo Fest and Chili Cook-off, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Dec. 3, at 32nd and Thorn streets.

The event ushers in nearly 40 local restaurants competing for top chili honors as they dole out samples to attendees. It also features a beer and wine garden, live music and a kid’s zone. Tickets are $20, which includes five chili tastings in a ceramic bowl guests get to keep.

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Foodie Flashes: Nov. 10 – 23, 2017

Posted: November 10th, 2017 | Featured, Food & Drink, Foodie Flashes | No Comments

By Frank Sabatini Jr. | Foodie Flashes Napizza in the HUB Hillcrest Market has closed, but it will soon restructure under the same ownership as a sit-down modern Italian restaurant called Casa Maestoso. Co-founder Christopher Antinucci said he partnered with a “high-end chef from Rome” for the project, which is slated to debut in March. Napizza has existing locations in Little Italy, the 4S Commons Town Center, and Encinitas. Another will open in December in […]

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Foodie Flashes: Oct. 27 – Nov. 9, 2017

Posted: October 27th, 2017 | Featured, Food & Drink, Foodie Flashes | No Comments

By Frank Sabatini Jr. | Foodie Flashes

The New Zealand-inspired Dunedin in North Park recently launched weekday breakfast service, available from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., as an extension to its successful weekend brunch offered within the same time frame. Many of the dishes carryover from the brunch menu, such as the baked pancake paired with apples and fried habanero chicken, and a hearty croque madame-style béchamel bread pudding with Gruyere cheese, ham, eggs, potatoes and roasted tomatoes. There’s also a traditional Kiwi breakfast featuring eggs, sausage, baked beans and potatoes. 3501 30th St., 619-255-8566, dnp-sd.com.

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