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New Cooking Classes; Old Town Wine Bar Opens

PACIFIC BEACH— On Wednesday, January 16, Great News Cookware & Cooking School is featuring an all-salmon recipe cooking class with Mary Ann Vitale, chef-owner of La Jolla's La Taverna and Sorella della Taverna (try her coconut cake). The $49 class includes demos of five dishes, including smoked salmon tagliatelle, salmon and leek risotto and balsamic-glazed salmon steaks. [EaterWire]

LA JOLLA — A favorite North County eatery makes a trip south for a cooking class at Cups La Jolla. Chef Monica Szepesy, owner of Q'ero in Encinitas will be showcasing a Peruvian menu for her Thursday, January 17 event. Some of the family recipes she'll cook up includes fish ceviche, a creamy chicken dish called aji de gallina and lomo saltado, steak sauteed with onions, tomatoes and French fries —trust us, it works. [EaterWire]

OLD TOWNThrillist has some nice photos of a new wine bar, Christopher's on Congress, which replaces Wine Cabana. The new joint's doing a 3 to 7 p.m. happy hour with wine by the glass ($3) and bottled beer ($2) and food that includes salads, panini and meat and cheese boards. [Thrillist]


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