Saturday, October 31, 2015

Restaurant Guide: San Diego Magazine

While San Diego embraces its newfound love for elevated Mexican cuisine, Baja Norte has been upping its culinary game for nearly a decade. It’s time you took a weekend, or three, and ate your way through a Mexican vacation. Here’s your hit list.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

New Restaurant: El Clavo Cocina de Baja

On an industrial stretch of Hwy 3 (a little east of where it meets the toll road) there is an office park that houses a couple of excellent wineries (Madera 5/Cava Aragón, D'Poncelis).  About a year ago we visited their tasting rooms and learned that the collapse of the toll road had radically reduced the number of people coming to try their wines.  At the time things appeared bleak, but everybody we talked to was very optimistic. They told us that once the toll road was reopened and a planned renovation of the business park was complete they would once again be able attract visitors.

The toll road is now open and the renovation of the business park includes Chef Ryan Steyn's newest restaurant, El Clavo Cocina de Baja. 

I am looking forward to checking it out.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Saturday, October 10, 2015

First Peek: Hilo Nego

@marmolejo tweeted this picture today of the Vinedo Hilo Negro.  We've been watching the progress of the construction of this facility located in the northwest corner of the Valle for awhile.

It looks like they're getting close.


Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Free Tasting for Funky Stuff - Valley Girl Wines

Sitara Monica Perez (Valley Girl Wines) put out the following request on Facebook.

Call to Action, lol ... Help me decorate Rancho Valley Girl! I'm looking for cool, funky stuff to hang on my palette fence. Free tasting when you show up with "found art," metal art, wood art, wire art, wine bottle art, cement art or something to plant in my garden. The new El Corcho Rosa to open soon!
Sitara Monica Perez - Facebook

Valley Girl Wines of Baja

Monday, October 5, 2015

Wine Recommendations: Mango World Magazine

Note: As Californians we must choose wisely as we are only allowed to bring home 1 liter of wine per person.  My wife and I usually bring home a red from Tres Valles and a white (Aime only has one) from Sol y Barro. 

Thursday, October 1, 2015