San Diego Microbreweries Rock at Hess Fest 2015

Monkey Paw Pub & Brewery's Brewmaster, Cosimo Sorrentino

Monkey Paw Pub & Brewery’s Brewmaster, Cosimo Sorrentino

With over 18 breweries to choose from, there was no shortage of beer, food and fun at Hess Fest 2015. The hard root beer from Mission Brewery and Modern Times Black Out Coffee Roasty Stout were outstanding. The seafood tacos from Lucha Libre served on a pink frisbee were also the bomb. Finally, the Fab Lushes performed and sang hilarious drinking songs.

Hess Fest Crowd

Hess Fest Crowd

Tables at Hess Fest 2015

Tables at Hess Fest 2015

Lucha Libre Seafood Taco Served on a Pink Frisbee

Lucha Libre Seafood Taco Served on a Pink Frisbee

Dan Burns and Nate Stephens of Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits

Dan Burns and Nate Stephens of Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits

Coronado Brewing Company Banner

Coronado Brewing Company Banner

Hess Fest 2015 Pretzel Necklace Attire

Hess Fest 2015 Pretzel Necklace Attire

Beer Socks at Hess Fest 2015

Beer Socks at Hess Fest 2015

Sign at Hess Fest 2015

Sign at Hess Fest 2015

Alesmith at Hess Fest

Alesmith at Hess Fest

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Rip Current Brewing Tap at Hess Fest 2015

Rip Current Brewing Tap at Hess Fest 2015

Intergalactic Brewing Company at Hess Fest 2015

Intergalactic Brewing Company at Hess Fest 2015

The Perch Brewery Table at Hess Fest 2015

The Perch Brewery Table at Hess Fest 2015

Kona Brewer's Festival Shirt at Hess Fest 2015

Kona Brewer’s Festival Shirt at Hess Fest 2015

Steve Brooks of Mission Brewery at Hess Fest 2015

Steve Brooks of Mission Brewery at Hess Fest 2015

Modern Times Beer at Hess Fest 2015

Modern Times Beer at Hess Fest 2015

Arizona Wilderness Brewing T-Shirt at Hess Fest 2015

Arizona Wilderness Brewing T-Shirt at Hess Fest 2015

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Band at Beer at Hess Fest 2015

Band at Beer at Hess Fest 2015

Societe Brewing Company Coasters at Hess Fest 2015

Societe Brewing Company Coasters at Hess Fest 2015

San Diego Bacon Fest Promoters

San Diego Bacon Fest Promoters

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Summer Synergy Networking Fun!

Chefs Ruben & Steve at the Triton Garden Gallery Networking Event

Chefs Ruben & Steve at the Triton Garden Gallery Networking Event

Guests enjoyed a lovely evening, scrumptious food that was inhaled and an outstanding CoCo Rose fashion show at last night’s Triton Garden Gallery networking event. Big thanks to Chef Ruben Zamarripa of the Bier Garden Encinitas for making the evening a smash hit!
Thora and Shawn Guthrie at the Triton Garden Gallery Networking Event

Thora and Shawn Guthrie at the Triton Garden Gallery Networking Event

Shannon Burke of CoCo Rose at the Triton Garden Gallery Networking Event

Shannon Burke of CoCo Rose at the Triton Garden Gallery Networking Event

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Linda & Kathy at the Triton Garden Gallery Networking Event

Linda & Kathy at the Triton Garden Gallery Networking Event

Beautiful CoCo Rose Clothing at the Triton Garden Gallery Networking Event

Beautiful CoCo Rose Clothing at the Triton Garden Gallery Networking Event

Pots for Sale at the Triton Garden Gallery Networking Event

Pots for Sale at the Triton Garden Gallery Networking Event

Richard Brehm and the Donna Gaffney at the Triton Garden Gallery Networking Event

Richard Brehm and the Donna Gaffney at the Triton Garden Gallery Networking Event

Realtors Linda & Mickey Booz at the Triton Garden Gallery Networking Event

Realtors Linda & Mickey Booz at the Triton Garden Gallery Networking Event

Courtney from Naturally to Your Door at the Triton Garden Gallery Networking Event

Courtney from Naturally to Your Door at the Triton Garden Gallery Networking Event

Triton Garden Gallery Networking Event

Triton Garden Gallery Networking Event

Guests at the Triton Garden Gallery Networking Event

Guests at the Triton Garden Gallery Networking Event

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Sushi Nirvana at Wrench & Rodent Seabasstropub

Local Yellowtail with Arugula Pesto

Local Yellowtail with Arugula Pesto

Be prepared to be blown away by Executive Chef Davin Waite’s extraordinary cuisine! Working with the best that San Diego has to offer such as local seafood from Catalina Offshore and farm fresh produce from Specialty Produce, Chef Davin infuses each of his dishes with an artistry that must be experienced firsthand to truly appreciate. From the stunning presentation to the explosive flavors, Wrench & Rodent elevates the North County dining scene to new extraterrestrial levels. Notable dishes include:

• Delicate sea bass smoked for six hours and finished with a tantalizing citrus sauce
• Succulent salt water eel prepared similar to bacon
• New Zealand salmon topped with a delectable crunchy citrus salt-sugar garnish
• Plump local yellowtail with exquisite arugula pesto
• Seared ahi with tasty soba noodle salad

About Wrench & Rodent Seabassgastropub:  1815 S Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054 (760) 271-0531 seabasstropub.com

Hanging Fish at Wrench & Rodent Seabasstropub

Hanging Fish at Wrench & Rodent Seabasstropub

Skateboard Art at Wrench & Rodent Seabassgastropub

Skateboard Art at Wrench & Rodent Seabassgastropub

Smoked Black Sea Bass with Citrus Sauce

Smoked Black Sea Bass with Citrus Sauce

Smoked New Zealand Salt Water Eel

Smoked New Zealand Salt Water Eel

Japanese Yellowtail Belly

Japanese Yellowtail Belly

New Zealand Salmon with Citrus Salt Sugar Garnish

New Zealand Salmon with Citrus Salt Sugar Garnish

Seared Ahi with Soba Noodle Salad

Seared Ahi with Soba Noodle Salad

Scottish Salmon

Scottish Salmon

Sea Bream

Sea Bream

Wrench & Rodent Chef Davin Waite

Wrench & Rodent Chef Davin Waite

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Family Fun in the Sun at the Leichtag Farm

Fresh Cut Flowers at Leichtag Farm and Hangout

Fresh Cut Flowers at Leichtag Farm and Hangout

The Leichtag Farm is such a tremendous resource for Encinitas. At the monthly Farm & Hangout event, the public is invited to enjoy live music, food trucks, farm tours and family fun on the farm. At yesterday’s bash, it was a perfect day to soak up some sunshine and enjoy music by the talented Todo Mundo Band.

Japanese Eggplants at Leichtag Farm and Hangout

Japanese Eggplants at Leichtag Farm and Hangout

Yuzu Cucumbers at Leichtag Farm and Hangout

Yuzu Cucumbers at Leichtag Farm and Hangout

Freshly Picked Tomatoes at Leichtag Farm and Hangout

Freshly Picked Tomatoes at Leichtag Farm and Hangout

Todo Mundo Band at Leichtag Farm and Hangout

Todo Mundo Band at Leichtag Farm and Hangout

Playing with Bubbles at Leichtag Farm and Hangout

Playing with Bubbles at Leichtag Farm and Hangout

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Peruvian Cuisine with Panache: Casa del Q’ero

 

Don Cucho Ceviche: Calamari, Shrimp and Lemon Juice

Don Cucho Ceviche: Calamari, Shrimp and Lemon Juice

First of all, everything in the restaurant is decorated super cute with imported Peruvian items from the textiles to the ceramic chargers to the good luck charms. Secondly, the food is amazing! Chef Monica Szepesy seriously cooks from the heart. The tangy Don Cucho ceviche with calamari and shrimp was deliciously spicy served with yucca and green plantain chips. The Calamari a la Diablada was scrumptious and the Empenadas Vegetarians were wonderful. Pair the wholesome yummy food with a selection off the meticulously curated Peruvian wine list for lavish satisfying meal.

Salad with Swiss Chard, Mushroom and Sweet Potato

Salad with Swiss Chard, Mushroom and Sweet Potato

Plantain and Yuca Chips

Plantain and Yuca Chips

Calamari a la Diablada

Calamari a la Diablada

Empenadas Vegetarianas: Lentils, Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Swiss Chard and Spinach

Empenadas Vegetarianas: Lentils, Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Swiss Chard and Spinach

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