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New Sushi Hour; Taste of Hillcrest; Heart & Trotter Event

UNIVERSITY CITY— Sit at Cafe Japengo's sushi bar from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday to experience the eatery's new "Sushi Hour", when their sushi rolls are half-price. And stop in for lunch on Fridays between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. for new drink deals, including half-priced wine bottles and $4 hot sake and beer. [EaterWire]

HILLCREST— The 14th annual Taste of Hillcrest is scheduled for Saturday, April 19 from noon to 4 p.m. and the $30 tickets includes tastes from over 40 restaurants. Walk the neighborhood or jump on the free shuttle to sample food from Oscar's Mexican Seafood, Mama Testa Taqueria, Blue Ribbon Rustic Kitchen, Salt & Cleaver, Bread and Cie and more. [EaterWire]

PACIFIC BEACHThe Heart & Trotter is still working on a brick-and-mortar location but the duo behind the butchery will be at Turquoise Cellars on Sunday April 27 for an all-Paleo dinner event done in collaboration with chef Taylor Martin­-Funk and Bare Bones Broth Co., featuring Italian wines. Heart & Trotter will provide the lamb for the five-course meal, which includes lamb pho, lamb sausage with mint pesto and a lamb roulade served with hazelnut and fig relish. Tickets are $75. [EaterWire]

Cafe Japengo

8960 University Center Ln, San Diego, CA 92122 (858) 450-3355

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