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Izo Mezcal: San Diego's resident agave spirit brand

About 16 years ago, Gaston Martinez moved to San Diego from his native Durango, Mexico. “It’s always been my dream city,” he says, “I came here for a two-week vacation and that was it.” Having ...

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ReBru Spirits turns old beer into new booze in Barrio Logan

Have you ever wondered what happened to all the beer that couldn’t be sold when the ‘rona shut down bar life last March? In San Diego, the answer may be found in a new distillery ...

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Lost Cause repeats its meads feats

For the second year in a row, San Diego’s own Lost Cause Meadery has won five medals from the Mazer Cup International Mead Competition, the world’s biggest judged mead contest. The accomplishment further establishes Lost ...

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House of Black Coffee Company taps into East Village

Nearly six years ago, coffee enthusiasts Jason and Sandra Scheller were among the first to bring third-wave coffee to East Village with their shop, Bean Bar. In late September, after six months of pandemic downturn, ...

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Farmer Bottega’s Rosie Elephant inspires one’s inner Rainbow Warrior

When the Farmer’s Bottega bartender Shannon Pierce created The Rosie Elephant, she looked to local farmlands and African savannas for inspiration. “It really originated out of nowhere!” she says. “I had tasted all of the ...

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Quentin Tarantino cocktail suite at Union Kitchen & Tap in Encinitas

Mobsters generally don’t like surprises – and yet to stay in the game they have to be full of surprises. Just ask Nice Guy Eddy, Mr. Pink, or Mr. Black in Reservoir Dogs – or ...

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The Dude abides with 619’s White Russian

619 Spirits North Park is the tasting room and eatery for its mothership, 619 Vodka. Both were named for San Diego’s area code, but that doesn’t mean 619’s founder and master distiller Nick Apostolopoulos is ...

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