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Saltbox Bar Showdown; Whole Foods Opens 7th Ave Pub

LA JOLLA— If there's a flick you've been wanting to see, get over to ArcLight Cinemas for a beer tasting event featuring a flight or a pint of Hangar 24 beers, including their Orange Wheat, Columbus IPA, California Spring Beer and Chocolate Porter. Reps from the brewery will be at the movie theater from noon to 5 p.m. this Saturday, but the beers will be offered through March 24. [EaterWire]

DOWNTOWNSaltbox is starting a series of monthly Monday night bartender showdowns, called the Shake-Off. The first battle, scheduled for March 25 from 6 to 9 p.m., pits bartenders from Saltbox, Cusp, The Lion's Share, Prohibition and Prepkitchen against each other in a cocktail competition featuring Bulleit Whiskey and George Dickel Whisky. The winning cocktail will be featured on the Saltbox bar menu each month and there will be happy hour drink and food specials offered to spectators. [EaterWire]

HILLCREST— The 7th Avenue Pub has opened inside the Whole Foods Market in Hillcrest, with 30-plus craft beers on tap, wine by the glasses and pub food; its hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily and there are happy hours specials from 4 to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. [Facebook]


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