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Craft Cocktails at the Cove; Juniper & Ivy's Farm Dinner

Plus, a pop-up dinner at Wild Willow Farm

LA JOLLA— George's at the Cove continues its monthly guest bartender series Craft at the Cove on Monday, August 15; from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Level2 bar, resident mixologist Stephen Kurpinsky will team up with David Tye, the newly-named beverage director for Crab Hut Restaurants to mix up special cocktails featuring local distillery Malahat Spirits. The event is free with registration; cocktails will be $8 and food will be available for purchase. [EaterWire]

LITTLE ITALY— The next monthly Farm Dinner at Juniper & Ivy, created to showcase the restaurant's local purveyors, is scheduled for Thursday, August 18. Hosted on the restaurant's patio, the seven-course dinner will center around locally-raised lamb from Teralta Ranch in El Cajon served alongside wines from Grattamacco Estate. Tickets are $175 per person for dinner and wine pairings and can be purchased by emailing or by calling 619-269-9036. [EaterWire]

IMPERIAL BEACH— LA Chef Steve Brown, who is planning to open a modern public house in Coronado later this year as well as a restaurant dubbed The Shipping Yard in his hometown of Imperial Beach, will be in town with his Cosecha pop-up dinner concept for a five-course meal with wine pairings held on the field at Wild Willow Farm & Education Center. It's a kick-off for a partnership between the chef and the non-profit farm, school and food hub, which will have dedicated growing space for Brown's restaurant. Tickets for the August 27 dinner are $100, with proceeds going to benefit WIld Willow’s educational programs. [EaterWire]