Edit ModuleShow Tags

INCOMING: Christopher's on Congress.

Old Town, meet your wine bar.


Published:

There's a new concept in town. It's called a wine bar. And a new one just opened up! Old Town, meet Christopher’s on Congress (2935 Congress, the former Wine Cabana space). The 70-seat vino  and beer bar from chef Chris Tatalovich—specializes in small plates (lamb lollipops w/ chimichurri), salads (heirloom spinach salad with house made balsamic) and panini's, along with craft beer and small-batch wineries. Ever thought you’d hear John Salley and vegan wine in the same sentence? The former NBA power forward and avid vegan partnered with the small central California winery Clos LaChance last year to bottle a line of wines that use absolutely no animal products in the filtering process. And Christopher's serves LaChance among its roster, with no item over $10 a galss or $30 a bottle. Tatalovich's emphasis on small batch reaches his all-bottle beer selection, serving five from each from Quimera (Chili) and Rio Bravo (Mexico). Tatalovich grew up on Maui, slanging meats at his dad’s deli before buying his first restaurant, a pizza joint, at 19. Since then, he's been Exec Chef at a couple Maui spots- La Pastaria and Hapa's Brew Haus. On a side note, Steven Tyler once tried to hook the chef up with his daughter, Liv. Grab a glass of wine with the guy, chat about his exploits. 

            

Edit ModuleShow Tags

More »Related Stories

Behind the Story: Farm to Fable

The "farm-to-table" movement has spawned a new kind of fraud. Farmers, chefs and food thinkers tell stories about how some restaurants are defrauding everyone. Call it Farm-to-fable.

Eat. This. Now.

What is Bucherondin cheese and why is it delicious? Who named the Rainer cherry? What exactly does micro-green mean? It all comes together in this phenomenal bruschetta at Bankers Hill Bar + Restaurant.

Let Us Eat Meat

As it stands now, San Diegans, by and large, can't eat their own locally raised meat at restaurants or buy it at retail. How is this possible? A few proposed solutions.
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module

Subscribe to the Blog

 
Edit ModuleShow Tags


SD Food News

The hottest thing in San Diego food right now just might be Tijuana.

About This Blog

Restaurant reviews, food trends, top cocktails, wine, beer and generally the best eats and drinks in San Diego, by Food Editor and general good guy Troy Johnson.

Recent Posts

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Sponsored

Everything is Just Two Wheels Away

Get ready to GO by BIKE!

Go Ahead... Ask McMillin!

At McMillin Realty, we are encouraging you to bring us your real estate questions. We will answer these questions….. for free.
Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags