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Cocktail Recipes: Shake 'em and stir 'em just like San Diego's bartender battle winners

SAN DIEGO – For the past several months, the city’s finest cocktail creators have competed in several bartender battles throughout the city. The next bartender battle takes place on Monday, May 23, the El Dorado Cocktail Lounge downtown.

All finalists will then compete in the grand showdown when they shake and stir their signature cocktails at the San Diego Spirits Festival from June 25 to 26.

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Jim Winsor’s Out & About: Hillcrest to invade Mission Beach again

Summer has been elusive thus far this year. Two earlier attempts, in March and April, to bring back last year's Reclaim Summer party to had to be postponed due to cold, rainy and/or gloomy weather.

Girls Night Out: Hot spots for women this week in San Diego

Editor’s note: Girls Night Out focuses on lesbian-themed events in San Diego.

Happening Wednesday – May 18

Portugalia – Female Fronted Bands That Rock – 9 pm

Visit Ocean Beach for a night of talented female musicians with musical styles ranging from soul, punk, folk and acoustic rock. Enjoy an expansive variety of Portuguese and Brazilian dishes. Wednesday nights in OB are hosted by the charismatic and multi-talented Tori Roze, who has a soulful and beautiful voice.

U-31 – We Wednesdays - 9 pm

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Calling all foodies! Weekend food truck festival is a plethora of options and a booming good time

SAN DIEGO -- Foodie circles are buzzing with anticipation over the upcoming Gourmet Food Truck Festival rolling into San Diego this weekend.

Ten of the hottest gourmet trucks from L.A. are pairing up with 10 of San Diego’s most unique trucks for a eclectic culinary journey at Boomers Family Fun Centers, from Friday, May 20, through Sunday, May 22.

Consider yourself forewarned, as these 20 trucks bursting with delicious options will make it difficult to narrow down your choices. You might have to wear loose pants for this one!

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Jim Winsor’s Out & About: Hillcrest Prom voting party set this Sunday

The upcoming Hillcrest Prom 2011 looks like it's going to be quite an extravaganza: tuxes and gowns, elegance and pageantry ... but what prom could be complete without a duly elected King and Queen?

Well, this Sunday around 7 pm at Fiesta Cantina, the public will get a chance to cast their ballots at the Official King and Queen Voting Party for the event! So, be there and make your voices heard.

Strunz and Farah bring a 30 year blend of Latin- and Persian-influenced guitar magic to Anthology this weekend

Editor's Note: This was cross-posted from Anthology's Sound Observations Blog.

There are few things that are certain in this world: Death, taxes and Strunz and Farah will be playing at Anthology sometime in May.

"It seems like we’re here once a year," said Jorge Strunz, who has playing with partner Ardeshir Farah for 30 years.

“I think we were here last year on May 8,” added Farah.

This year, they are playing May 7 and the nighttime Mother’s Day show on May 8.

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Jim Winsor’s Out & About: The gayest guide to Cinco de Mayo

SAN DIEGO -- Tonight is Cinco de Mayo! Here's a round-up of some of the big bar events planned around Hillcrest for this evening:

Baja Betty's | All day

No doubt there'll be an extra festive crowd at Baja Betty's tonight for their Cinco De Mayo Party. In honor of "Cinco" Betty's is serving up five specials, all for $5.50: Casa Margaritas, Buckets of Bud Light Stubbies, Ole Sangria, Guacamole and Queso Dip, and/or plates of Mini Fish Tacos.

Girls Night Out: Find out where the women will party this week in San Diego

Editor’s note: Girls Night Out focuses on lesbian-themed events in San Diego.

Happening Wednesday – May 4

Portugalia – Female Fronted Bands That Rock – 9 pm

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Elton John tribute show will rocket you back to the 70's this Sunday at Viejas

SAN DIEGO -- Remember all the wild outfits, those electric boots and his mohair suit? How about the rattle of all those piano keys on the Bitch is Back? Does hearing Rocket Man take you back to a specific moment in time of your youth? Does Your Song make you think of a special someone?

If so, then you will not want to miss "Elton - The Early Years" this Sunday, May 1st at the Dreamcatcher Theater at Viejas.

According to Kenny Metcalf, who portrays "Elton" like a fine tuned piano, Elton - The Early Years is not just a tribute band - it is a tribute show.

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