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One-Night Omakase Menu, New Happy Hour; Cheese Fest

DOWNTOWN— The original New York Nobu, chef Nobu Matsuhisa's eponymous restaurant, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this month. The Japanese eatery has close to 30 locations around the globe, including one in San Diego in the Hard Rock Hotel, where on Wednesday, September 17, they will be offering a one-night-only omekase-style dinner. Called "20 Years in 20 Bites", the five course dinner will be comprised of 20 bites that run the gamut of the restaurant's signature dishes, including their famous black cod, yellowtail with jalapeño and crispy rice with spicy tuna, paired with special cocktails. $120 per person; call 
619-814-4124. [EaterWire]

LITTLE ITALYPrepkitchen reopened their Little Italy outpost over the weekend after a brief shutter to make some improvements to their kitchen. They've debuted an all-new happy hour, which runs from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on weeknights and from 10 p.m. to close on Friday and Saturday; for $5 across the board, you can get any tapas dish, or a glass of wine, a craft beer or craft cocktails. Plates include molasses-glazed chicken wings and roasted corn arancini while drinks range from Mai Tais to Old Pals, a rye whiskey-twist on a Negroni. [EaterWire]

ESCONDIDO— Tickets are on sale now for The Wedge on October 25, an artisanal cheese festival held throughout Downtown Escondido with tastings at local eateries, including Vincent's and EscoGelato featuring Spring Hill Jersey Cheese, Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Co. and more. The fest's $35 advance pass includes over 25 food tastings and more than 15 beer and wine pairings to choose from. [EaterWire]

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207 Fifth Avenue San Diego, CA 92101

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