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Puesto Adds Dishes & Chefs; Our House Dinner Pop-Up

Plus, a Charlston celebrity chef cooks at Ironside.

AROUND TOWN— There's an influx of fresh kitchen talent at both Puesto locations, who've been working with executive chef Luisteen Gonzalez to add a slew of new dishes to the modern Mexican menu which include ceviche made with local fish procured from the nearby Tuna Harbor Dockside Market, a twist on a wedge salad that features a creamy cilantro dressing, mezcal pickled onions, pepitas and chorizo and a grilled citrus-marinated swordfish taco. Arti Sanghavi (Searsucker, Arterra) has taken on the sous chef post in La Jolla is while the just-hired Andrew Bent (Tender Greens, Tiger!Tiger!) is the sous chef at The Headquarters. And the eatery has its first pastry chef, Jessica Scott (The Fishery), whose new seasonal desserts include a pumpkin flan with mezcal crema and a banana-stuffed, cinnamon-sugared taquito served with ice cream and chocolate pearls. [EaterWire]

GOLDEN HILL— Starlite executive chef Kathleen Wise and wine specialist Kate MacWilliamson (Kermit Lynch) are behind the Our House Pop-Up, held at MacWilliamson's home. There might be a seat or two left for this Saturday's dubbed "Fall out of Summer into Fall", which starts at 5:30 p.m. and includes a cocktail and five courses, each paired with wine, for $80. Email for more info. [EaterWire]

LITTLE ITALY— Next up in Ironside Fish & Oyster's Chef Catch dinner series is a collaboration between executive chef Jason McLeod and chef/owner Mike Lata of The Ordinary in Charleston, S.C.'s The Ordinary, who was once named Best Chef: Southeast by the James Beard Foundation. On Tuesday, October 27 at 6 p.m., Lata and Leod will cook a multi-course family-style dinner, with beer pairings, for $59 per person; seating is limited. Call 619-269-3033 to reserve a space. [EaterWire]


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