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New Breakfast; Chef Showdown; Celebrate the Craft

DOWNTOWNCurrant American Brasserie in The Sofia Hotel just rolled out a new breakfast service, now available Monday through Friday from 7 to 10 a.m. that features piping hot beignets with a variety of sauces to choose from, including Nutella creme, lemon curd and bacon and pecan-infused maple syrup, plus farm stand skillets filled with eggs and local produce to sausage, pulled pork and more. Beverages range from Cafe Moto coffee and morning cocktails. [EaterWire]

BAY PARK— The 10th annual Chef Showdown is this Thursday September 18 at the San Diego Harley-Davidson Showroom (4645 Morena Boulevard). Two teams of chefs and bartenders, including Ironside Fish & Oyster's Jason McLeod, pastry chef Lori Sauer from George's at the Cove and Snake Oil Cocktail Co. will square off in a live cooking competition. Restaurants and breweries ranging from Grant Grill, Culture Brewing, Karl Strauss, Kitchen 1540, Lost Abbey and TIDAL will be on hand with samples for the audience; tickets are still available here. [EaterWire]

LA JOLLA— One of the finest food events of the year is back. Tickets are now on sale for the can't miss 12th annual Celebrate the Craft at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, scheduled for Sunday, October 12 from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Executive chef Jeff Jackson will be joined by local chefs, including NINE-TEN's Jason Knibb, Mastiff Sausage Company's Eric Gallerstein, True Food Kitchen's Nathan Coulon, Carl Schroeder of MARKET Del Mar and more who will will be paired with producers (Catalina Offshore, Bread & Cie, Suzie's Farm) and wineries (Ramey Wine Cellars, Palumbo Family Vineyards) for a day of tasting overlooking the Torrey Pines golf course. [EaterWire]

Currant American Brasserie

150 W Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101