Uptown Food Briefs

Uptown Food Briefs – Dec. 2

Posted: December 2nd, 2016 | Featured, Food & Drink, Uptown Food Briefs | No Comments

by Frank Sabatini Jr. Winemaker Emily Bloom asks, “Why should grapes have all the fun?” when citing seven different alternative-fruit wines available for the current soft opening of California Fruit Wine Company’s new tasting room in Hillcrest. The company’s production facility was established several years ago in Carlsbad by siblings Alan and Brian Haghighi for crafting vinos made with pineapples, mangos, pomegranates and cherries. Cranberries have entered into the equation for a seasonal wine that’s […]

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Uptown Food Briefs – Sept. 23

Posted: September 23rd, 2016 | Featured, Food & Drink, Uptown Food Briefs | No Comments

By Frank Sabatini Jr. After a 10-plus-year run, Wine Steals in Hillcrest ceased operations on Sept. 20 due to rent and leasing issues that arose between the establishment’s owner and the property’s landlord. The 4,000-square-foot space functioned as a wine-beer bar, retail outlet and event venue, and eventually spawned three other locations of the same concept. The Liberty Station and East Village outlets shuttered over the past several years, although Wine Steals in Cardiff-by-the-Sea remains […]

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