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Anne Malinoski

Mom’s NIGHT OUT Fun stuff to do with your besties

which means there’s no better time to schedule that grown-up evening you’ve been craving. Adult friendships are precious—and necessary—but too often neglected. Why not make this the month that you plan something extra special with your favorite mom friend (or crew)? Here are six fun outings to help you get started.

Photo courtesy of Hipcooks

It’s all about moms this month,

Hipcooks Cooking Class a café beverage. Have time for dinner? Stay a while in the swanky Umbral room to explore the full, chocolate-forward menu. This event is held twice monthly; reservations required.

Photo courtesy of Anne Malinoski

Escape Rooms

Eclipse Build-A-Bar

For a night of extreme critical thinking and puzzle solving, attempt to beat the clock at one of San Diego’s many escape rooms. Each team is locked in a small, elaborately staged space with a mysterious set of clues (and maybe an actor or two). To win, participants must find a way out before time is up! Many escape room companies describe their rooms as more suspenseful than frightening—but scary ones are certainly available. Look around for exciting themes, but be careful when reading online reviews— nobody likes a spoiler! Check Groupon for deals.

Eclipse Build-A-Bar

Hipcooks Cooking Class



Design dreamy chocolate treats at this ultra-satisfying workshop at Eclipse Chocolate Bar & Bistro in South Park. Guests create two large chocolate bars using creamy melted chocolate and Eclipse’s craveable collection of gourmet mix-ins. Choose from standbys like nuts and toffee, or go wild with ingredients like pink peppercorn, basil sugar, or lavender-infused sea salt. In-house chocolate experts are happy to suggest flavor combinations. Admission includes wine, beer or

Cooking is more fun with friends! This North Park culinary classroom celebrates creativity in the kitchen and makes no time for tedious measurements. Come for the tasty recipes—and bone up on knife skills in the process. Each class has a tasty theme such as Thai, Tapas or Cocktail Party. Alcohol is served at most classes. To mark the culmination of each workshop, classmates sit together at a gorgeous, oversized dining table and enjoy the food they’ve prepared. Group class schedule is online; Private parties are available.

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San Diego Family Magazine May 2018