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Ethnic Food Fair; I Love Poke Fest; Movie Night @ The Public Market

BALBOA PARK— Spend your Sunday on a leisurely nosh though Balboa Park's International Cottages. The 33rd Annual Ethnic Food Fair starts at 10 a.m. on May 26 and runs until 5 p.m.; for a small fee, sample dishes from over 30 different food cultures [EaterWire]

SHELTER ISLAND— The 4th annual I Love Poke Festival hits the Bali Hai on Wednesday, May 29 from 6 to 9 p.m. Chefs will compete for the "Best Poke" title by using all sustainable seafood; contestants including Gaijin's Antonio Friscia, Burlap's Anthony Sinsay and Ricardo Heredia from Alchemy. The $55 ticket includes samples of Hawaiian and Asian-inspired food from Carlsbad Aquafarms, Chamorro Grill, Barrio Star and more. [EaterWire]

BARRIO LOGAN— The San Diego Public Market is launching a new series of movie screenings called REEL LIFE, kicking off with a showing of the awesome film, "Jiro Dreams of Sushi", on Friday, May 31. The $20.00 admission includes two chef-provided snacks, but a $35 ticket gives you access to a special pre-movie reception with Harney Sushi's chef Rob Ruiz. [EaterWire]

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Poke Fest @ Bali Hai

2230 Shelter Island Dr San Diego, CA 92106 (619) 222-1181