Food & Drink

The Weekend Playbook: International beer and SD's cocktail must-have

SD International Beer Festival at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.

Event of the Week The San Diego International Beer Festival is hitting the Del Mar Fairgrounds with five different 4hr sessions from the 21st through the 23rd, repping brews from all over the world. Get tickets to for the best kind of exploring... Thursday, June 13th Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop is celebrating 37yrs of business by giving away The Bobbie, made from in-house roasted turkey, cranberry sauce, homemade stuffing, and mayo, for $1 from 3-7p. Thanksgiving is coming early this year... Phileas Foggs is partnering with Untappd for Fogg-a-palooza III, with today kicking off four straight days of free beer events, food specials, and giveaways. Check out the schedule… Saturday June, 15th Yes, The Wine Pub is having a beer dinner, and it includes four courses of freshly shucked oysters, beer-battered calamari, beer-braised pork shanks, and espresso imperial Russian stout pub cake -- all paired with local beers. Reserve your spot... SD Brew Project is hosting BeerNerdz Second Anniversary Tasting Challenge at 6p. Compete against other craft beer enthusiasts (also known as nerds) in a blind taste-test to try and correctly name as many beers as you can. Sign up right hereMonday, June 17th Craft & Commerce is hosting a five-course dinner with beer pairings at the Green Flash tasting room from 6-9p. Double-braised short ribs are involved. Get on it before it fills up Seven Grand and Auchentoshan Single Malt Scotch are hosting a bartender takeover launch party for Rx Bitters with bartenders from Prep Kitchen, Sycamore Den, The Lion's Share, and Seven Grand (of course) mixing cocktails with the new boutique bitters. Try the Auchentoshan and Rx Bitters cocktails and over 200 other whiskeys...Wednesday, June 19th There’s a Sausage Fest (the good kind) happening at LOUNGEsix’s rooftop pool with brews from Lost Abbey and chefs competing for the title of Sausage King. Get tickets, as you clearly want to taste 10 chef’s sausages… Taste foods from 28 different restos in one night while strolling through the street listening to live music at Taste of Little Italy. Don't boot the opportunity to get early ticketsOngoing RA Sushi downtown is debuting Urban Art at Local’s Only Night every Wednesday with different local graffiti, chalk, or tattoo artists each week. There’s live music from local DJs and drink specials. Get local at RA…