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Weekend Poolside Pig Roast; Free Tickets to Taste of Italy

Plus — cocktails, food & fashion at Brooklyn Girl

DOWNTOWN— Kimpton Hotel Palomar is celebrating the holiday weekend with a pig roast scheduled for Saturday, May 28. Scheduled from 4 to 7 p.m. at SummerSalt, the pool deck and lounge on the fourth floor, the feast from Saltbox executive chef Brad Kraten will feature a whole roasted pig and a slew of side dishes, plus drink specials and live entertainment. Tickets are $15. [EaterWire]

LITTLE ITALY— The 8th annual 'Taste of Little Italy' is back and among the dozens of participating restaurants are the buzzy Herb & Wood, The Crack Shack, Bracero, Ironside and more. Running from 5 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, June 15, there are two tasting routes to choose from — each with over 15 restaurants providing complimentary samples of their signature dishes. Advance tickets are $36 per route and $43 at the door, but Eater has a pair of free tickets for the North Route; simply 'Like' this Facebook post and be entered into the random giveaway. [EaterWire]

MISSION HILLS— Fashion, food and fun are on the menu at Brooklyn Girl Eatery for an event scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 29. The restaurant is hosting a men's fashion show from The Ascot Shop in La Jolla and a spirits and food tasting that will feature a four-whiskey sampler from High West Distillery and a vodka cocktail with paired bites for all drinks. Admission is $35; call 619-296-4600 for more information. [EaterWire]