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  • Writer's pictureJarnard Sutton

Local restaurants welcome Fall with October events

October is here with a variety of specials and dinners to celebrate fall flavors. Indulge in new burgers at Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza & Grill, get adventurous with a wild boar dinner at CUCINA urbana, cozy up to a harvest dinner at Leroy’s Kitchen + Lounge, unwind with a jazz dinner at Vintana wine + dine, or take an international food trip at Stake Chophouse & Bar’s Seven Continents Dinner.

Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza & Grill | October Specialty Burgers

Courtesy Photo / Sammy's

Sammy’s debuts a new burger menu featuring a variety of proteins that all highlight a savory Lebanese spice blend. Highlighting 30 exotic herbs and spices, the made-in-house sauce serves as the perfect complement to a fresh chicken, Waygu beef or Salmon patty. Or, vegetarians can enjoy the all new Impossible Burger, known for emulating the flavor, texture and appearance of ground beef. Served on a brioche bun with lettuce and a side of fries, these October Burgers debut on the first of the month.

Burger menu begins October 1 Available at all 7 San Diego locations Website:

CUCINA enoteca |"BEAST FEAST” Dinner Series | October 16

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A carnivorous occasion, the primal Beast Feast dinner series caters to adventurous foodies. For this no-holds-barred menu, acclaimed Executive Chef Joe Magnanelli stays true to his credo by using local ingredients while sustainably utilizing the entire animal. After April’s lamb kick-off and July's journey to the deepest depths with sea creatures, Chef Joe will conclude the whole-animal series this October, serving up the succulence of wild boar.

Tuesday, October 16 | 6:30 pm CUCINA urbana | 505 Laurel St. TICKETS: $70 + tax + service fee PURCHASE: Online here or by calling 619.239.2222

Leroy’s Kitchen + Lounge | Harvest Dinner | October 9

Photo Courtesy / B Harris

The start of October means harvesting season has commenced, and Leroy’s Kitchen and Lounge celebrates with a Harvest Dinner consisting of seasonal fruits, vegetables and proteins. The three-course family style dinner paired with Valle de Guadalupe wines begins with a welcome cocktail and continues with heirloom tomato salads, bleu cheese-stuffed figs, seared tuna and more.

Tuesday, October 9 | 6:30 pm Leroy’s Kitchen + Lounge | 1015 Orange Ave TICKETS: $69 (all inclusive) PURCHASE: Online here

Vintana wine + dine | Live on the Lanai | October 7 & 14

Photo courtesy /. Nagel Centre

What better way to welcome Fall than with live music and a meal on the moonlit lanai at Vintana? Guests will indulge in a three-course dinner before enjoying the smooth stylings of The Mattson 2 on October 7 and The Greyboy Allstars on October 14. Dinner on both evenings begins at 4:30 p.m. with showtime at 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, October 7 & Sunday, October 14 | 4:30 – 7:00 p.m. Vintana wine + dine | 1205 Auto Park Way TICKETS: $90-95 per person, plus tax, gratuity & surcharge PURCHASE: Call 760.745.7777


Stake Chophouse & Bar | Seven Continents Dinner | October 18

Photo Courtesy / Blue Bridge Hospitality

Take a trip around the world in one night with Stake Chophouse & Bar’s Seven Continents Dinner—a seven-course dinner paired with seven wines, originated and influenced by each continent. The night begins in South America with a Brazilian Blanc de Blanc from Cave Geisse paired with caviar, soft egg and chives. The international food tour continues through Africa, Australia, North America, Europe and Asia before ending in Antarctica with a glass of McMurdo Dry Valley Riesling.

Thursday, October 18 | 6:30 pm Stake Chophouse & Bar | 1309 Orange Ave TICKETS: $150 (excluding tax + gratuity) PURCHASE: Call 619.522.0077 Website:

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