An online wine community, Bottlenotes connects vino enthusiasts in the pursuit of discussing wines, getting recommendations, and connecting with experts. Staff members organize public interactive tastings in 10 major cities, gathering people of varying experience to sample vintages and blends from around the world or from a particular region. Each interactive event expands into creative spaces, such as art galleries and museums, emulating the ancient practice of how artists celebrate their paintings' birthdays.
Bottlenotes' online wine collection—supplied through retailer Sherry-Lehmann—gives enophiles a communal browsing space for popular tipples. To help guide purchases, the website's interactive forum lets commenters share their tasting notes and wine ratings for each bottle. A daily e-newsletter also fills subscribers' inboxes with articles discussing interesting winemakers, wine-related products, and winemaking regions, keeping them up-to-date on current wine trends and the migration patterns of grapes.
Eschewing the over-the-top costumes and writing that typify many other murder-mystery dinners, The Dinner Detective San Diego’s cast of improvisational actors blends in with audiences, holding secrets tight to their chests while steering each night’s tension-filled storyline. After a diner is found murdered, a resident detective helps lead the investigation, allowing guests to interrogate one another with Tickle Monster tactics to distinguish the culprit among the crowd of fellow diners and dissembling thespians. Multicourse meals keep bodies well fueled during spurts of crime-solving intuition, and a prize basket awaits the gumshoe who comes closest to solving the case.
Old MacDonald’s Farmers Market opened its doors in September, 2010. With over 75 years of combined experienced between our partners, we boast the freshest, most reasonably priced produce in town. Everything we sell at our open air produce stand is of the highest quality. Enjoy shopping in a clean environment with a friendly staff happy to answer any questions you may have. Special orders are also available upon request. Come visit us soon. We are confident you will be impressed and eager to return, making us your favorite, local family store.
Breaking Bread's owners, Patrick and Jimmy Totah, founded the artisan sandwich shop in 2010 in order to bring back what they deemed the "lost art of sandwich making." The comestible craftsmen stock their menu with more than 20 made-to-order specialty sandwiches, assembled from locally sourced Golden Gate Meat Company meats and freshly baked Acme Bread Company bread, as well as house-made soups and hand-tossed seasonal salads. In addition to shunning sandwiches made with gunpowder, the duo shuns "sandwiches that just filled you up, rather than nourishing you and making you happy," and thus they slather their edible stacks with 12 house-made spreads, such as citrus mayo, and ingredients such as crisp Hobbs bacon, albacore tuna, and Haas avocados. The Totahs' menu also features a lineup of foamy lattes and a leafy potpourri of teas.
At Lucy?s Lair Fine Ethiopian Cuisine, traditional East African spices infuse a menu of authentic Ethiopian eats prepared for all diets. When not savoring an all-you-can-eat vegan buffet, vegans can customize the vegan delight platter with injera?traditional ethiopian flatbread?and four animal-free dishes such as collard greens or red lentils. Meat-eaters can opt for yebeg alicha, a mild lamb-and-green-pepper dish, or an extra-spicy doro wat plate with chicken, fresh ginger, and boiled eggs.
At brunch, Lucy?s Lair prepares other traditional Ethiopian dishes, including crushed fava beans and jalape?os, as well as Lucy?s special omelet with feta and salsa. Diners can even quench their thirsts in authentic Ethiopian fashion?chai tea and imported African beers are a few of the options.
At Kaveri Indian Grocery, patrons beef up their pantries and re-stock their fridges with a bounty of Indian spices, grains, and masalas sourced from all across India. Equipped with a thorough knowledge of Indian cooking, the staff gladly assists visitors in selecting ingredients or explaining the uses of particular spices, from adding zest to an entree to bartering with Spanish explorers. The shop's grocery selection includes the basest ingredients, such as flours and grains, as well as full vegetarian meals and ready-to-eat dishes.