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New Flavors at Paciugo Gelato, Rare Fruit at SaMo Farmers Market, Unsatisfactory Burgers at East Village Tavern and Bowl

HERMOSA BEACH Paciugo Gelato has unveiled 27 new seasonal gelato and sorbet flavors including Chocolate Cocoa Nibs, Dulce de Leche Peppermint Swirl, Lemon Custard Fig Ginger Swirl, and Red Velvet Cake. [EaterWire]

SANTA MONICA Tomorrow, the Santa Monica farmers market welcomes in a rare treasure, medlars. This "legendary" fruit has "the flavor and texture of spicy applesauce." [DD]

SAN DIEGO A Hamburger Today hits up East Village Tavern and Bowl to feast on a signature Tavern Burger (with bacon and cheddar) and The Spare, "a Mexified burger topped with guacamole, salsa, jalapenos, and cheese." Alas, the burgers arrive overcooked. The Tavern Burger is a complete mess with "patties [that] were too tightly wound and unevenly seasoned," burger number two fares marginally better with tastier toppings. [AHT]

East Village Tavern and Bowl

930 Market Street, San Diego, CA, 92101