Come Early, Stay Late
By Brian Malarkey, $29.95, www.brianmalarkey.com
If you’ve been to San Diego you might have dined at one of the five restaurants managed by chef Brian Malarkey: Searsucker, Herringbone, Burlap, Gingham, and Gabardine. Marlarkey’s first foray into the cookbook biz features a variety of easy-to-do recipes from each dining destination as well as separate chapters for desserts and cocktails. Known for his playful twists on classic recipes, Malarkey’s book features dishes as diverse as charred jalapeno tuna ceviche, spam fried rice, shrimp and smoky oxtail grits, grilled pork chops with peach barbecue sauce, and swordfish caponata. This month’s book launch coincides with the opening of his new restaurant, Searsucker Scottsdale.