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Smokehouse Sundays; Tap Takeover, I Love Poke Fest

GOLDEN HILL — Neighborhood gem Counterpoint has a new chef, Rose Peyron, who is launching a new weekly series called Smokehouse Sundays on May 25; the inaugural dinner menu includes smoked short ribs marinated in watermelon, summer squash risotto and pickled watermelon rind, plus smoked house made ice cream or gelato, all for $17. [EaterWire]

AROUND TOWN — This Sunday, May 18, Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits will do a tap takeover of their own tasting rooms at their Old Grove, Home Brew Mart and Little Italy locations; the handles will be stacked with employee-brewed beer from their "Roots to Boots" program. [EaterWire]

SHELTER ISLAND — The I Love Poke festival is back at the Bali Hai on Tuesday, May 20 from 6 to 9 p.m. Over 30 chefs and restaurants, including Puesto and Hodad's, will be sampling their food, and 15 restaurants will compete in the event's best poke competition. This year, Umekes from Kona, Hawaii is flying all the way to San Diego to try and take the poke title. [EaterWire]

AROUND TOWN — All Menchies frozen yogurt shops in San Diego (Carlsbad, San Marcos, Escondido) are offering free frozen yogurt to all firefighters, police offers and emergency responders now through Sunday. [EaterWire]


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