Chef Brian Malarkey's Perfect Picnic

When I made a visit to Brian Malarkey's new restaurant/market Urban Eatery, I was struck by the wicker picnic baskets he was selling, along with all the makings of a terrific outing. So, I decided to get his input on how to create the perfect picnic--and get a bunch of recipes, of course. Here's the story, published today in The San Diego Union-Tribune's food section.

Brian Malarkey's Beet and Humboldt Fog Salad. (Eduardo Contreras / U-T)

Brian Malarkey's Beet and Humboldt Fog Salad. (Eduardo Contreras / U-T)