San Diego

Weekend roundup

July 1-4


National Ice Cream Month at Mr. Trustee

Begins July 2. Start the holiday weekend off on Friday with a scoop of the ice cream shop’s limited-edition flavor: Red, White & Blueberry made with lavender-vanilla ice cream, raspberry sorbet, blueberry sorbet and buttery oat streusel. More limited-edition flavors will be released throughout the month, including Lemon Meringue Pie on July 15; Maker’s Mark Peach Melba on July 17; and a special “Fan Fave” flavor that will be announced on July 18—with a portion of proceeds benefitting Ice Cream for Change. W-Th 2-10 p.m.; F-Su noon-10 p.m. 4033 Goldfinch St., Mission Hills, 619.600.5311. More Info

“Beers ‘n’ Bluegrass” at Liberty Public Market

July 4. Spend the afternoon relaxing and sipping craft beer while enjoying live bluegrass music. Bottlecraft at Liberty Public Market will host live performances by music group PLOW! on its pet-friendly patio. Enjoy locally brewed pours, along with bites from the market’s nearly 30 artisanal food vendors—including Cane Patch Kitchen for authentic Southern cuisine; Cecilia’s Taqueria for locally sourced Mexican food; Fluster Cluck for Nashville-style, hot fried chicken; The Latin Chef for Peruvian fare; and French bakery Le Parfait Paris. 1-3 p.m. Concert is free. 2820 Historic Decatur Road, Liberty Station.

“Self Care Sundays!” Yoga at Sunset Cliffs

July 4. Start your Independence Day with a little namaste, along with some sweet ocean views and breezes. Taught by Angela Amato and open to all levels, the 75-minute yoga class is a vinyasa flow—complete with an invigorating peppermint foot mist and relaxing lavender mist while in Savasana. The best part: Pets are welcome, too, in case anyone needs a little downward dog inspiration. Bring your own mat, towel and sunscreen. 10 a.m. Minimum $10 cash or Venmo donation due at beginning of class. Sunset Cliffs Boulevard and Hill Street, Ocean Beach. More Info

“Doggies on the Deck!” at Landini’s Pizzeria

Upcoming | July 6. Calling all San Diego dogs and their humans! Stop by the pizzeria’s backyard patio for a fiesta-themed fundraiser benefitting The Animal Pad—a local nonprofit, all-breed canine rescue that saves dogs from high-kill shelters and the streets of Mexico. Attendees can enjoy specially priced beverages, raffle prizes and Landini’s signature New York-style pizza slices for $2.50 each. Our favorites: the Mexican pizza (pictured) made with bacon, chorizo, jalapeños, pepperoni, red onions and cannellini beans; and the meatball-ricotta-marinara pie. 5-8 p.m. 1827 India St., Little Italy, 619.238.3502.

Food + Drink

Salvatore’s Cucina and Lounge

Now Open. Sample Cali-Italian cuisine with a splash of Baja at this new restaurant in the heart of downtown. This means dishes such as roasted corn with ricotta, truffle butter and chives; smoked-turkey-confit pizza with gouda; and fusilli pasta with Baja shrimp, squash blossoms and Parmesan. The cocktail menu features drinks named after the city’s neighborhoods, such as the Golden Hill with Patron Silver tequila, prickly pear, pineapple and lime; and the East Village with Fords gin, Ramazzotti Aperitvo Rosato, watermelon and lemon. Tu-Su 3-11 p.m. 750 Front St., downtown, 619.340.1115.

New Summer Menu at Cesarina

Now Available. This acclaimed cucina by chef Cesarina Mezzoni—who recently appeared on the Food Network show Chopped Next Gen—has revamped its summer menu with some delightful new dishes. Standouts include the Bruschettone Prosciutto e Fichi (pictured) with figs, prosciutto, whipped ricotta and chestnut honey, pacherri pasta with wild-caught langoustine and vodka sauce; and Tagliata Porcini, a 10-ounce steak served with porcini mushrooms, heirloom carrots and fingerling potatoes. L, D daily; Br Sa-Su 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 4161 Voltaire St., Point Loma, 619.226.6222.

New Summer Menu at You & Yours

Now Available. The distillery and eatery debuts its new summer menu of artisanal small plates and cocktails. Try the peach-and-burrata crostini; the Mini Meze plate (pictured) with house-made falafel, hummus, tomato salad and pita; and the roasted squash blossoms with Oaxaca cheese, poblano peppers, summer squash and jalapeño salsa. New seasonal libations include the Summer Sangria & Tonic and Curious George Takes a Vacation—gin, banana, pineapple, coconut, lime, black-walnut bitters and sea salt. W-F 4-10 p.m.; Sa 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Su 11 a.m.-9 p.m. 1495 G St., East Village, 619.955.8755.

Weekend Brunch at Cerveza Jack’s

Now Available. Known for its Southern cuisine and cocktails, Cerveza Jack’s has launched a new weekend brunch service. Dine on comfort dishes such as the breakfast biscuit sandwich, chorizo ‘n’ grits, apple-pecan pancakes, fried chicken tacos, crispy crawfish tacos and peach cobbler for dessert. Sip new brunch cocktails such as the Hot Honey Pineapple Spritz with Champagne and pineapple juice; and the Espresso-less Martini with vanilla vodka, Kahlua, coffee cream and a crushed-coffee-bean rim; plus mimosas, Bellinis and bloody marys. Sa-Su 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 322 Fifth Ave., Gaslamp Quarter, 619.546.9292.

Arts + Culture

Flowers & Fields Exhibit in Sherman Heights

July 3-25. For an artsy experience off the beaten path, check out this new exhibit—centered on florals and ceramics in different mediums—by artist Andrew Alcasid. Curated by Art, Power, Equity—which supports artists in underrepresented neighborhoods—and Antoinette Genevieve Williams of Apotheosis Art, the exhibit is housed inside an 1896 Queen Anne Victorian house (now the office space of J. Walcher Communications). An artist’s talk and public opening are slated for July 3, 3:30-7 p.m.; with a closing event on July 25, 4-7 p.m. Free. 1940 Market St., Sherman Heights. More Info

Clairemont Architectural Driving Tour

Ongoing. Did you know a treasure trove of mid-century modern architecture is tucked away in central San Diego? The Save Our Heritage Organization invites you to take a driving tour through Clairemont, aka “the village within the city.” It’s home to 45 mid-century modern designs—houses, churches, gas stations, a library, school and more. The self-guided tour (see website for starting points and stops) includes the history of the buildings and of Clairemont, one of the largest postwar communities in the U.S. in 1960. History and design buffs will love all these little-known fun facts.

Photo credits: Mr. Trustee by Haley Hill Photography. Liberty Public Market by Robert Benson. Cesarina by Arlene Ibarra. Cerveza Jack’s by Patrick Samokhvalof. Clairemont architectural tour by Dan Soderberg. All other images are courtesy of the businesses and venues featured.

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