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RESTAURANT NEWS

Openings

San Diego's finalist on season three of Bravo's Top Chef, Brian Malarkey has opened his first restaurant, Searsucker, in downtown San Diego's historic Gaslamp Quarter. His New American menu boasts locally sourced, sustainable and housemade ingredients. Dishes include lemon and oregano rotisserie chicken, pork butt with grilled peaches and bacon butter, a rib-eye tomahawk with cognac and horseradish, local Baja scallops with foie gras and figs, Alaskan halibut with bacon and corn broth, and whole fish served "angry-style" with garlic, chilies and basil. Craft brews and artisanal cocktails make for a fun bar scene and enliven the food. Searsucker, 611 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101, 619-233-7327.
 
Replacing the Clubhouse Grill overlooking the golf course, Club M is the new nightclub, sports bar and eatery at The Grand Del Mar. All-day dining from chef Ernest Lopez includes global tapas like Baja-style fish tacos, bay scallop ceviche, beef sliders, crispy chicken with Oaxacan mole, duck confit flatbread, and decadent bacon truffle fries. Cover-free entertainment runs Thursday through Saturday, with DJs and the Tony Suraci Band, known for its fun rock 'n' roll renditions. Award-winning jazz vocalist Steve Tyrell will perform October 21-23. $75 per person. Club M, 5300 Grand Del Mar Ct., San Diego, CA 92130, 888-314-2030.
 

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News Bytes

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The seventh annual San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival, the largest wine and food festival in Southern California, will take place November 17-21 in downtown San Diego. Participants can take part in wine tasting seminars, cooking classes, wine dinners, auctions, a celebrity chef luncheon, WineRave, a "Chef of the Fest" competition and Grand Tasting Event. Sophie Gayot agrees to participate as one of the Finalist Celebrity Judges for the Chef of the Fest competition on Saturday, November 20 at the Grand Tasting Event. Enter the code GAYOT10 when purchasing tickets online and receive 10% off tickets to the Grand Event, Reserve & New Release Tasting, WineRave, and cooking and wine tasting classes during the Festival. For event schedule and to purchase tickets, call 619-342-7337 or visit www.worldofwineevents.com. San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival, Embarcadero Marina Park North, San Diego, CA 92101, 619-342-7337.
 

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Closings

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