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Cucina Urbana's Beast Feast Dinner Series

Plus, Bitter Brothers' first beer dinner & a bitters class at The Cheese Store

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BANKERS HILL— Cucina Urbana executive chef Joe Magnanelli is launching a new dinner series that will celebrate whole animal cookery. Beast Feast is a quarterly event that debuts on July 19 with whole-roasted Texas redfish in limoncello beurre blanc with saffron fregola and summer squash, a crab-stuffed leafy endive, pine nut and date roasted cauliflower, and a radicchio salad followed by a peach and almond crostata with buttermilk gelato and chamomile honey. Each two-course, family-style seasonally-sourced meals is $70 per person, or $240 for the entire series; future dinners will feature duck, beef and pork, with optional beverage pairings. [EaterWire]

LITTLE ITALY— The Cheese Store of San Diego is partnering with Hostess Haven and Modernist for a unique class and tasting that will pair cheese with bitters. On Wednesday, July 20 at 7 p.m., learn the basics and history of bitters and make your own batch of bitters while snacking on cheese and sipping champagne cocktails, plus get 10% off anything in the store that evening. Tickets are $65; reserve your seat here. [EaterWire]

BAY HO— Bitter Brothers Brewing Company will host its first pop-up 'Family Dinner' at the Morena Boulevard brewery on Tuesday, July 26 at 6 p.m. There's a lot of culinary firepower amongst the Bitter Brothers team; co-owners Bill Warnke and Monica Andresen worked together at Waters Catering while beertender Travis Clifford cooked at Market and Little Italy's Ballast Point Tasting Room & Kitchen. Warnke and Clifford along with pastry chef Joe Burns will prepare a five-course dinner, with lead brewer John Hunter on hand to discuss each beer pairing. Tickets are $65. [EaterWire]

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