Eater San Diego: Urban Winery Opens in Hillcrest, Bay Area Sandwich Specialists Land Locally, Top Tequila Bars

A round-up of the top food and drink stories of the week via Eater San Diego


Amid Thanksgiving week, Eater San Diego shares the most recent stories from San Diego’s food and drink scene, including the debut of Vinavanti Urban Winery in Hillcrest, the local expansion of Ike's Place sandwich shop and the best places to drink agave-based spirits.

Vinavanti Urban Winery Uncorks in Hillcrest
Now pouring on University Avenue, this local winery recently transplanted its wine-making facility into a newly-remodeled space that's serving its natural wines by the flight, glass or bottle along with perfectly paired, wine-friendly bites.

San Francisco's Popular Ike's Place Debuts Sandwich Shop
Slotting into The Hub in Hillcrest is the first local outpost for this Bay Area-based concept that's developed a fervent following for its overstuffed sandwiches; its signature menu now includes sandwiches named for San Diego icons Tony Gwynn and Junior Seau. 

Where to Drink Tequila, Mezcal & More
The ever-expanding spotlight on Mexican cuisine in San Diego also means a growing thirst for tequila and mezcal. This week, Eater rounded up a list of dedicated bars and restaurants with strong drink programs featuring the best collections of agave-based spirits.

Carlsbad's Campfire Scores Former CUCINA enoteca Chef
Coming to North County next spring is this concept based on live-fire cookery and craft cocktails; helming the kitchen will be newly named executive chef Andrew Bachelier, who last worked at Del Mar's CUCINA enoteca.

Old Harbor Distilling Launches Campaign for Expansion
New legislation means that local distilleries will soon be able to serve cocktails, sell spirits on-site and host events; Old Harbor Distilling in downtown San Diego's East Village is currently crowdfunding to construct a cocktail bar and expand the barrel-aging of its small-batch spirits.

Candice Woo is the founding editor of Eater San Diego, a leading source for news about San Diego’s restaurant and bar scene. Keep up with the latest Eater San Diego content via Facebook or Twitter, and sign up for Eater San Diego’s newsletter here.

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