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February 4-7


Preppy & Pink Galentine’s Day Golf Clinic

Feb. 6. Interested in golf or think you might be interested in golf? This one’s just for the ladies. Gather your girl gang for The Loma Club’s Preppy & Pink Galentine’s Day golf clinic, presented by Babes Golf—an organization dedicated to introducing new golfers to the game and inspiring the younger generation. The fun includes a putting and chipping workshop; a festive nine-hole round of golf; sparkling rosé to sip while you play; and breakfast bites on the green. 10 a.m.-noon. Rain or shine. Tickets start at $40. 2960 Truxtun Road, Liberty Station. Tickets

Super Bowl Sunday at Above Ash Social

Feb. 7. Relax 16 floors above Ash Street on the Carté Hotel’s rooftop—complete with 360-degree views of downtown and San Diego Bay—all while watching the Super Bowl from your own private (and socially distanced) table. The experience includes a viewing of the Big Game on a large projection screen with surround sound; a special Tailgate Menu with barbecue sliders, chorizo dogs, Veuve Clicquot and Don Julio tequila; and prizes that include a stay at the hotel and dinner for two. 3 p.m. Table reservations start at $250. 401 Ash St., Little Italy, 619.432.1428. More Info

Food + Drink

Smokey and The Brisket Super Bowl Platters 

Preorder by Feb. 5, 3 p.m. Carnivores will have a field day (pun intended) with these hearty specials from Smokey and The Brisket. Offerings include the Big Game Chicken special ($15), which includes a whole rotisserie chicken, mashed potatoes, coleslaw and more; the Hail Mary Porker Party ($175), boasting five slow-smoked, full-rack, pork spare ribs and several side dishes served by the quart; and the Super Brisket Party ($200), featuring a whole, smoked prime brisket. (The latter two meals each feed at least 15 people.) Available for pickup Feb. 7, 11 a.m.-noon. 5465 Lake Murray Blvd., La Mesa, 619.439.6544. Order Online

Bourbon Burger Bar

Now Open. There are burgers; and then there are next-level, steakhouse-style burgers that elicit the exploding-head emoji. Welcome to Bourbon Burger Bar, a “ghost kitchen” concept (located inside International Smoke) by chef Michael Mina. The eatery serves half-pound, dry-aged, prime steak patties—with toppings such as applewood-smoked bacon, black truffles and aged cheddar. Other delights: the BBQ wild salmon burger, duck-fat fries with caviar crème fraiche, and the cold-smoked Old Fashioned. Open daily 11 a.m.-9 p.m. for takeout and delivery. 3387 Del Mar Heights Road, Del Mar, 619.331.4528.

Outdoor Dining at Fortunate Son

Reopened. Warm up your chopsticks! Serving American-Chinese takeout classics, the boutique eatery has reopened for outdoor dining on its patio. Try the crab egg foo young with gravy; the gai see crispy noodles with chicken and Chinese broccoli; sweet-and-sour pork belly with pineapple; and the toasted-black-sesame sundae. The patio meshes with that of Polite Provisions cocktail bar next door—with food and libations available at both patios. Food and drinks (including canned cocktails and retail wines) are also available for pickup. Open daily 4-10 p.m. 2943 Adams Ave., North Park, 619.391.3766.

Outdoor Dining at Portside Pier

Reopened. All four eateries here have reopened for outdoor dining. Feast on fresh catches and crab-stuffed jumbo prawns at Brigantine Seafood & Oyster Bar; veggie enchiladas and margaritas at Miguel’s Cocina; IPA-battered fish ‘n’ chips and craft beer at Ketch Grill & Taps; and roasted-banana gelato and cappuccino at Portside Coffee & Gelato. Plunked right at water’s edge, the two-level complex also features a “dock and dine” area, verandas with ample seating, a striking barrel-and-dome facade, and San Diego Bay views all around. 1360 N. Harbor Drive, downtown.

New Menu at Grater Grilled Cheese

Now Available. The casual eatery devoted to all things grilled and cheesy has debuted a new breakfast menu. Choose from the garden-omelet grilled cheese; the chorizo grilled cheese; or the decadent Morning Glory grilled cheese—five cheeses, scrambled eggs, bacon, tomato, arugula and pesto aioli. We also love the signature Grater chicken biscuit (pictured)—fried chicken tenders drizzled with Sriracha-maple syrup, served on a buttermilk biscuit, with cheddar and bacon. Open daily beginning at 8 a.m. for outdoor dining, takeout and delivery. 5618 Mission Center Road, Mission Valley, 619.458.9611.

Super Bowl Sandwiches from Moto Deli

Now Available. Sublime sandwiches and Super Bowl Sunday go hand in hand, and Moto Deli has it handled—offering tasty creations with local ingredients. Try the house-smoked turkey-salad sandwich on squaw bread; the Cubano with ham and pork belly; the Reuben with house-made corned beef; or the meatball sub—all served with house-made habanero-pickle spears. Sides include potato salad; macaroni salad; and the Super Green salad with kale, quinoa and cranberries. Order online for curbside pickup. See website for hours. 1076 N. Coast Hwy. 101, Leucadia, 760.505.6422. 

Arts + Culture

Before Fiddler – Live From Florence

Feb. 7. Actor/musician extraordinaire Hershey Felder (pictured) stars in San Diego Rep’s world premiere—streaming live from Florence, Italy. Before Fiddler on the Roof, there was the music of the Old World—brought to light by Sholem Aleichem, a Yiddish author and playwright. Aleichem’s stories inspired Fiddler’s beloved main character, “Tevye the Milkman;” along with the musical’s famed songs, such as “If I Were a Rich Man” and “Tradition!” Felder portrays Aleichem in a live-broadcast concert, featuring musician Klezmerata Fiorentina—with proceeds benefiting U.S. arts organizations. 5 p.m. $55 per household.

Chicano Park Tours

Ongoing. An often-overlooked (literally) cultural gem, Chicano Park sits beneath the Coronado Bridge overpass near downtown—an enclave for local artists and a proud community steeped in Mexican heritage. Founded in 1970, the park eventually housed 72 vibrant murals created by various artists throughout the 1970s and 1980s—making it the largest collection of outdoor murals in the U.S. A $1.6 million restoration project in 2011 returned 20 murals to their original glory. Take a virtual tour online to familiarize yourself with each mural; then take a self-guided tour onsite. Open daily. National Avenue and Evans Street, Barrio Logan.

Photo credits: Galentine’s Day Golf by Megan Jane Burgess. Moto Deli by Sophia Kicko. All other images are courtesy of the businesses and venues featured.

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