Best of the Brew & Food Fest

Bier Garden Encinitas Short Rib Mac N Cheese

Bier Garden Encinitas Short Rib Mac N Cheese

Saturday, August 29, 2016 marked the inaugural Brew and Food Festival at Waterfront Park in San Diego. My faves were:

• smok’n short rib mac n cheese from Bier Garden Executive Chef Ruben Zamarripa
• shrimp/scallop ceviche with caviar and carnitas tostada from Bracero Cocina Chef Javier Plascencia
• yellow tomato gazpacho over pannacotta cream from Bottega Americano Executive Chef David Warner
• apple pomegranate hard cider from Turquoise Barn Cider
• craft beer galore including Ballast Point, Lost Abbey, Monkey Paw and Pizza Port
On the downside, it took twenty minutes to get through the front door, there were lines for everything and practically no seating so people were sitting on the grass.
Executive Chef Ruben Zamarripa, Bier Garden Encinitas

Executive Chef Ruben Zamarripa, Bier Garden Encinitas

Bracero Cocina's Shrimp and Scallop Ceviche with Fresh Herbs and Caviar

Bracero Cocina’s Shrimp and Scallop Ceviche with Fresh Herbs and Caviar

Bracero Cocina's Shrimp and Bone Marrow Sope

Bracero Cocina’s Shrimp and Bone Marrow Sope

Bracero Cocina Event Manager Angela at the Brew & Food Festival

Bracero Cocina Event Manager Angela at the Brew & Food Festival

Bracero Cocina's Carnitas Tostada

Bracero Cocina’s Carnitas Tostada

Chef Javier Plascencia and Assistant Diana Cuevas, Bracero Cocina

Chef Javier Plascencia and Assistant Diana Cuevas, Bracero Cocina

Gazpacho Pannacotta Cream Deliciousness

Gazpacho Pannacotta Cream Deliciousness

Bottega Americano Lamb Sugo Over Polenta

Bottega Americano Lamb Sugo Over Polenta

Bottega Americano's Charcuterie Plate

Bottega Americano’s Charcuterie Plate

Executive Chef David Warner, Bottega Americano

Executive Chef David Warner, Bottega Americano

Whole Foods Encinitas Pretzel Necklaces Supporting the Whole Kids Foundation

Whole Foods Encinitas Pretzel Necklaces Supporting the Whole Kids Foundation

Pizza Port

Pizza Port

Oskar Blues Brewery Banner

Oskar Blues Brewery Banner

The Hop Concept Brewing Company

The Hop Concept Brewing Company

Monkey Paw San Diego Gorilla

Monkey Paw San Diego Gorilla

Monkey Paw Brewing Company I-5 Beer Sign

Monkey Paw Brewing Company I-5 Beer Sign

Monkey Paw Brewing Company Low and Slow Beer Sign

Monkey Paw Brewing Company Low and Slow Beer Sign

Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits

Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits

Dominic Picone, Shaper Studios

Dominic Picone, Shaper Studios

Duck Foot Brewing Co.

Duck Foot Brewing Co.

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America

Turquoise Barn Cider Fruit

Turquoise Barn Cider Fruit

 

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About Jolee Pink

I am a California-based writer, designer, artist, super foodie and avid traveler. I view travel as a superlative learning experience and have visited nearly 50 countries. As the author of Living Coastal: Inspirations for Entertaining, Decorating and Cooking California Style, I brought together artists and chefs to capture the spirit of San Diego influenced by the Pacific Ocean. The Wabisabi Green lifestyle blog focuses on art, design, food and travel. My colorful ceramic sculpture has received national recognition and is on permanent display at Rady Children’s Hospital. I also design and market a boutique eco-friendly textile line featuring bold modern motifs based on nature, world travels and the southern California coastal lifestyle.
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