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True Food Kitchen's Spring Harvest Event; New English Beer Dinner

Plus, Pokirrito adds yakitori

FASHION VALLEY—True Food Kitchen starts its community dinner series this Wednesday, May 18 at 6 p.m.; held in the eatery's private dining room, each event will feature educationally-themed four-course menus based on local and seasonal ingredients. First up is the Spring Harvest, a $55 wine paired dinner that includes pan seared sea bass with morels, spring vegetables, icicle plant and nasturtium and a special dessert from executive chef Nathan Coulon's mother, acclaimed pastry chef Michele Coulon, owner Michele Coulon Dessertier French berry tarts with white chocolate mousse and fruit from Chino Farm. Subsequent dinners will feature sustainable seafood and grass fed beef. For reservations, call 619-810-2929. [EaterWire]

HARBOR ISLAND— Fresh from medaling that the recent World Beer Cup, New English Brewing Co. will be at Tom Ham's Lighthouse on Wednesday, May 18 for a five course beer dinner that will begin at 7 p.m. and includes pan seared scallops, green garlic puree, charred ramps and roasted corn and poblano hash paired with Bourbon Barrel-aged Brown Ale and New English's Bees Knees Pale Wheat Ale served with honey flower semifreddo, Meyer lemon cake, beer-poached nectarines and honeycomb. Tickets are $65. [EaterWire]

KEARNY MESA— Pokirrito opened last month on Convoy with a menu of poke bowls and sushi burritos but the eatery just added grilled skewers, including chicken and beef with red and green peppers. The yakitori can be ordered a la carte, or in a bento box alongside chicken soboro over rice. Pokirrito's owner Junya Watanabe also runs RakiRaki Ramen & Tsukemen, and plans to open a yakitori shop next to RakiRaki this summer. [EaterWire]