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Salt & Straw Ice Cream Launches Student-Inspired Menu

Plus, a Bloom Bash and cocktail and wine-pairing dinners

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Salt & Straw Mango Chamoy Sorbet
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Student Inventor Series debuts at Salt & Straw Ice Cream

The Little Italy scoop shop is serving up its special monthly menu for April starting today. This time around, the flavors were created by co-founder and head ice cream maker Tyler Malek based on suggestions by California elementary school students with a portion of the proceeds from the new lineup going to benefit the schools. The menu includes Mango Chamoy Sorbet, Maple Peanut Butter Brioche French Toast, Coke Float Carmel Volcano, Lots a’ Nacho which features cheddar cheese ice cream with tomato jam, candied tortilla chips, and avocado fudge, and The Cookie Monster, a blue-hued vanilla ice cream featuring chunks of black fudge and Oreo cookies.

Henebery Whiskey Pops-Up at Prohibition’s Supper Club

The Gaslamp speakeasy continues its Supper Club dinner series this Monday, April 9 with a four-course dinner cooked by executive chef Anthony Porras paired with cocktails from beverage director Ryan Andrews that will feature Vista-based Henebery Whiskey. Kicking off at 6 p.m. with a cocktail hour, the intimate dinner is priced at $85 per person plus gratuity; reservations can be made online.

Game Day at Carnitas’ Snack Shack

Chef/owner Hanis Cavin will be behind the barbecue this Saturday, April 7 at the North Park Snack Shack. From 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., the eatery will feature special menu items, including smoked baby back ribs, grilled housemate sausage with kimchi on a brioche bun, and grilled eggplant with goat cheese and pickled tomato on ciabatta, plus tons of games, including ping pong, giant Jenga, Wii, and more. And look for game day to return on Saturday, April 21.

Meet Baja Winemakers in Point Loma

The Wine Pub is launching a new Meet the Baja Winemaker series on Thursday, April 12. Held on the wine bar’s patio, the four-course dinners will feature The Wine Pub’s resident chef Sergio Castro, owner of Baja California restaurant Mancha de Castro, along with winemaker guests from the Valle de Guadalupe. Cava Maciel winery’s Jorge Maciel will help to host the first event with Paolo Paoloni from Villa Montefiori scheduled to appear on July 31. Tickets are $65 a person; reservations are required.

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Bloom Bash is back at The San Diego Museum of Art

Held Friday, April 27, the official opening celebration for the museum’s annual Art Alive exhibition is a can’t miss event featuring food from many top San Diego restaurants paired with floral-infused cocktails, live music, and custom art installations. Participating Bloom Bash restaurants include Curadero, Holy Matcha, Panama 66, Parq Restaurant & Nightclub, Puesto, and Searsucker.