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Poolside Pig Roast; Taste of Cardiff; Bacon & Barrels

DOWNTOWN— A backyard BBQ-style pig roast is going down at Hotel Palomar's SummerSalt Rooftop Pool & Lounge on Sunday, April 13, 2014. The poolside perch opens at 1 p.m. with beer from Saint Archer Brewing Company and a chance to meet the brewers. At 2 p.m., chef Jeremiah Bryant will bring out a whole roasted pig and sides that'll range from jalapeno corn bread to yams with ginger and orange. Advance tickets for the pig party are $20 and include all food and a beer. [EaterWire]

CARDIFF— The 5th Annual Taste of Cardiff is scheduled for Thursday, May 8. From 5 to 8 p.m., stroll the neighborhood and sample food from over 20 Cardiff-by-the-Sea eateries including Bull Taco in the San Elijo State Campgrounds, VG Donut & Bakery and Zenbu. Plus, taste wine and beer from Carruth Cellars, Culture Brewing Co., The Lost Abbey and more. Tickets are $25 in advance or $35 with beverages. [EaterWire]

EMBARCADERO— A Santa Barbara-based festival is headed to San Diego next month. Bacon & Barrels on Saturday, May 31 is an all-day fest at Embarcadero Marina Park South that'll stuff you full of bacon-inspired food and wine, beer and spirits. A percentage of ticket sales will go to support the Surfrider Foundation and live bands, including The Stone Foxes, will provide entertainment. Sign up for VIP status and get entry into a dinner on Friday, May 30, cooked by Top Chef alum and MTV's House of Food's Brooke Williamson, with beer and bourbon pairings by "Dr. Bill" Sysak of Stone Brewing Co. There will also be a VIP lounge at Saturday's fest featuring local chefs and bartenders concocting their best bacon and barrel-drink creations.[EaterWire]

SummerSalt Rooftop Pool &Lounge

1047 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101