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Weekend Preview: Pairing Food With Art

Contents Under Pressure holds a closing reception this Friday.
Writerz Blok
Contents Under Pressure holds a closing reception this Friday.

Suggestions For Perfect Combos

Weekend Preview: Pairing Food With Art
GUESTS: Kinsee Morlan, San Diego CityBeat Writer Troy Johnson, San Diego Magazine Food Critic and Host of Food Network's "Crave"

This weekend we serve up suggestions for art and food combos.

First off, TNT: Ten Thousand Waves at MCASD - Downtown (1001 Kettner Blvd) will celebrate Isaac Julien’s nine-screen video installation, Ten Thousand Waves. There will also be live music from Little Hurricane and The Howls, drinks, food from MIHO Gastrotruck, and art-making activities. From TNT runs 7-10 p.m. Thursday, March 22. $8-$10.

If you want the perfect meal before or a snack after the show, check out Prepkitchen just up the hill in Little Italy. It's the only upstairs joint in Little Italy. Troy Johnson suggests trying the cotechino-stuffed squid. Essentially a stuffed pasta only the pasta is massive squid holes.


On Friday, Kinsee Morlan suggests Contents Under Pressure at Joe & Vi Jacobs Center (404 Euclid Avenue) for its closing reception for this epic exhibition on the history of local graffiti that includes works by Bugie, Seven, Kleenhouse and many more. From 7-11 p.m. Friday, March 23. The exhibition has been sponsored by Writerz Blok and the San Diego Museum of Art.

For food, head over to Caribbean Taste for some darn good Jamaican food like jerk chicken or goat curry. They also sell Jamaican food supplies in a no-frills restaurant. No website either. It's located at 6171 Imperial Avenue.

For some irreverent art fun, check out Art Fist Collective Presents: "My Little Art Show." The name is riffing on the My Little Pony toys that debuted in the 1980s. If you don't remember them, here's a little reminder.

'My Little Pony' Commercial

The show consists of 25 artists, each of whom will reinterpret a My Little Pony figurine. The event is also a benefit to aid the Save Our Heritage Organization's efforts to save downtown's Caliente racetrack mural. The show will take place at Quality Social (789 6th Avenue in Downtown San Diego) on Friday, March 23rd, 6-11 p.m.

And for food, Johnson has a place just across the street: Katsuya, it's an L.A. sushi joint -- opening here in San Diego -- famous for famous people and Philippe Starck design. Johnson says it brings up the age old debate of L.A. versus San Diego. Johnson says, "I'm reviewing it for the next issue, so I can't tip my hand too much. But if you went for a Watermelon-Cucumber mojito with that crispy rice spicy tuna, that's a great (affordable) option. if really splurging, the dynamite lobster, served in shell."