NEWS

We are thrilled to report big success with our recent Farm Dinner benefiting Seeds @ City!  We were able to write a check for $360, which will go to City College in support of their working/learning urban campus farm and associated programs.  Thanks to everyone who came out and supported them through our special menu.

The Roast Coach pour over coffee is operating in front of the bistro six days a week.  If you haven’t had a cup of this Joe yet, come pay Jenna and Salpi a visit on your next morning commute and see what it’s all about.  Salpi’s aebelskivers will become your favorite morning snack!

Chef Tommy Fraioli has been on fire lately, having used the last couple of months to settle into his new role and consider his next moves.  We’ve been slowly revamping our Spring Menu so that you continue to see all of your favorite things but get a chance to try some fresh new preparations.  Here’s one of his newest creations- an Octopus Salad.  Look for it on the menu (or as a special) next time you come by!

Did you know it’s Sustainable Seafood Week?  And that Sunday the 22nd is Earth Day?  Now you know that you can celebrate sustainable seafood any night of the week, any night of the year at Sea Rocket, but if you like an extra incentive to get out and support those restaurants and organizations making the effort to do the right thing, you may want to join us on Saturday, April 26th at this year’s San Diego Ocean’s Foundation Gala at Sea World, where Chef Tommy Fraioli will be serving up some Baja Diver Scallops along with the other great food and drink.  Find out more and buy tickets here.

The next 12 Signs Wine we’ll be featuring will be the Taurus Cabernet Sauvignon, and our $2 per glass discount will apply to all Tauruses from April 20th through May 20th.  Just show your server your ID when you order it!

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Since April is more than half over, most of these events occur in the first part of May- afterall, we want to give you enough time to plan for them!  May will be chock full of special events, especially considering that our 4 Year Anniversary is coming up at the end of the month.  Mark your calendars now for our official anniversary party on Thursday, May 31st, and look forward to enjoying some of your favorite recipes from our archives all weekend long.

Italian Language Movie Night, 4/22
We’ll be showing the Italian film Mediterraneo this Sunday, April 22nd for anyone who would like to join.  Whether you speak Italian already, are interested in learning, or just enjoy fun, award-winning films, you are welcome to join us along with local Italian language instructor Marina Bezzati as she and some of her current students come together to practice speaking and share a little Italian culture via cinematography.  We will offer a $25 prix fixe menu in addition to our regular menu for anyone interested.

Rough Draft Meet the Brewer DrinkAbout, 5/2
There will be an extra DrinkAbout bus running on Wednesday, May 2nd while the craft Brewing Conference is in town.  As usual, it will be open to anyone who would like to catch a free ride between our local beer bars, and you’ll get a chance to meet some commercial craft beer brewers from out of town while you’re at it.  At Sea Rocket, we’ll be hosing a special Meet the Brewer night with one of the newest breweries on the San Diego scene- Rough Draft Brewing.  We’ll feature three of their brews on draft with three special pairings, and Jeff Silver plus one of their brewmasters will be with us for the night to meet you!

Cinco de Mayo Specials, 5/5
Here are the menu specials Chef Tommy has in store to help you celebrate Cinco de Mayo next weekend!
Braised Beef Heart Tacos (during Happy Hour only)
Sea Rocket Chili Rellenos
Beef Heart Enchiladas
Dulche de Leche Bread Pudding “Churros”

PubCakes Game Night Fundraiser, 5/9
Help us help Misty Birchall of PubCakes stay in business and move her shop to a larger and more convenient location!  We’ll be hosting a fun night of games, guest bartending, raffles, and of course PubCakes on Wednesday, May 9th to help her achieve her fundraising goal.

Literary Trivia Night, 5/10
Got a lot of useless knowledge?  (Just kidding!)  Have interest in literary factoids?  Bring it to round two of San Diego Writers, Ink Trivia Night hosted by yours truly in the front room from 7-10pm Thursday, May 10th.  Use it or lose it!

Salsa Sushi #5, 5/17
Our unique salsa sushi concept, brainchild of Ms. Boulevard Beryl Forman, returns in May for the first time in 2012, and this time the “Latin Flavor/Japanese Flair” event will feature BBQ oyster rolls, available starting at 6pm.  More details will follow on our blog soon!

North Park Festival of the Arts, 5/20
Don’t miss the Annual North Park Festival of Arts on Saturday, May 20th.  Enjoy live music, dancers and other performers throughout the day.  Sea Rocket will be representing in the Craft Beer Block from 11am-6pm.  Get more details and join on facebook here!

Vegan Mexican Cooking Class with Chef Jenn, 5/26
On Saturday, May 26th from 3-6pm our favorite culinary instructor Jenn Felmley will be back to walk you through some fun Mexican-inspired vegan recipes, including Mexican Red Rice, Hand Mashed Pinto Beans, Summer Squash Tostadas with Salsa, Avocado and Cilantro Sauce, and Sweet Tamales.  The class is about halfway full already, so please call Jenn at 858-212-9138 soon to reserve a seat at the table.