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Farmers, Friends and Fishermen Dinner at The Red Door

Plus Cafe Bleu closes and Bread & Cheese adds a summer beverage

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EL CAJON— The 10th iteration of The Red Door’s seasonal Farmers, Friends and Fishermen dinner is headed into the field. The restaurant’s owners will open The Red Door’s garden, located in El Cajon, to diners on Sunday, June 25. Starting at 4:30 p.m. with a meet and greet that includes live music, a garden tour and cocktails, the event will progress to a four-course gluten-free dinner prepared by executive chef Miguel Valdez and guest chefs Keith Lord of Wild Thyme Catering, Christina Ng of Chinitas Pies and DJ Tangalin using ingredients from local purveyors including Cyclops Farms, Spur Valley Ranch, and Catalina Offshore Products. Tickets are $150, which includes pairings of Valle de Guadalupe wine and gratuity. [EaterWire]

MISSION HILLS— The tipline is reporting that Cafe Bleu has shuttered after seven and a half years on Washington Street. It could resurface elsewhere, as the bistro shared in a Facebook post that it would consider reopening in another location given the right opportunity. Tipsters spied a sign posted on the storefront that indicates the space will be taken over by Jo's Mission Hills Diner. [EaterWire]

HILLCREST— Grilled cheese specialists Bread and Cheese Catering, a popular vendor at local breweries and farmers markets, is expanding its menu served every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hillcrest Farmer’s Market. In preparation for the summer season, the sandwich stand is introducing Pineapple Crush on June 11. The homemade sipper, describes as “part smoothie, part milkshake” blends pineapple with mango, banana, honey and coconut cream and serves the icy concoction in a hollowed-out pineapple. [EaterWire]

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