Jeff Smith 6:35 p.m., June 27
It's No Lie...Fuego One Is Hittin' the Road
Bar impresario Scot Blair has a lot on his plate. So much so that the owner of Hamilton's Tavern, Small Bar, Eleven, and Monkey Paw is lightening his load.
Blair's bidding adieu to Fuego One, a food truck that, when not making rounds at local beer events, holds a regular spot outside Normal Heights' aforementioned craft brew and live-music spot, Eleven.
Before riding off into the sunset, Blair and Small Bar manager Louis Mello will pull off at Linda Vista's Home Brew Mart on Thursday, November 17 for a last hurrah that includes a one-night-only reincarnation of a local beer-biz forerunner, Mission Beach's The Liars' Club.
Back in the day, before craft beer was big (or even a term), The Liars' Club, which was owned by Mello, was one of a handful of spots offering anything beyond Bud and Coors. The first kegs and casks of brews like Ballast Point's Sculpin IPA and Sour Wench Blackberry Ale were sold at TLC.
Both of those beers will be on tomorrow night (along with 16 others including such rarities as dried habañero Piper Down Scottish Ale, Black Marlin Porter on nitro, and Wahoo Wheat brewed with ginger, lime, Szechuan peppercorns, and long peppers) at Ballast Point's tasting room inside Home Brew Mart.
On the food front, Fuego One will be pumping out popular TLC dishes, including their Fuego steak-melt sandwich, ahi tuna sandwich, and sweet potato fries, and HBM's neighbor, Fiji Yogurt, will be offering up a mango, lime, and Tabasco pepper sorbet made with Longfin Lager wort (the unfermented, non-alcoholic liquid base for that beer).
The event will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. Home Brew Mart is located in Suite 406 at 5401 Linda Vista Road.
Pictured: interior of Home Brew Mart