San Diego Food News, Rumors, and Beer

San Diego's first permanent public market, foie gras rumors, and working in the beer biz



Published:

new public market location

Photo by Steuart Berhanrd

The warehouse space at 1735 National Avenue in Barrio Logan


The lease is signed. Catt White and Dale Steele are officially on their way to opening the city’s first permanent public market. Think Seattle’s Pike Place or San Francisco’s Ferry Building. It’s about time, right? White, the mastermind behind Little Italy’s Mercato, is in the process of signing up vendors and working to redesign the warehouse space at 1735 National Avenue in Barrio Logan. Fund-raising is the duo’s biggest concern. They plan to sell memberships to the market, offer sponsorship opportunities, and even launch a crowd-funding effort via kickstarter.com to raise money. Keep track of the progress at sdweeklymarkets.com.

// ECS

 
eat more foie gras sign
Photo by Simon Nicoud

Rumor

Eat More Foie

So technically it’s illegal to sell foie gras on a menu in California as of July, but that doesn’t mean you can’t give it away. You didn’t hear it from us, but the new Arricia Italian Market in La Jolla is rumored to sneak some foie into your bag when you buy a $100 t-shirt.

// ECS

 

 

Will Work for Beer

As beer becomes big business and breweries grow in size, quality control becomes more important than ever. Important enough, even, to make it a full-time job. Green Flash Brewing Company, Port Brewing, and The Lost Abbey have joined the likes of Stone Brewing Co., Karl Strauss Brewing Company, and Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits in building in-house QC labs to ensure their reputations—and their beers—remain unsullied. Not a bad department to work in, eh? We think more local breweries should jump on this trend. Now, who’s hiring?

// Brandon Hernández

More »Related Stories

Photographer Spotlight: Josh Green

A quick look at our Fall Fashion photographer and what he's up to

Fall Fashion Event This Saturday

Join ‘San Diego Magazine’ at Neiman Marcus September 20 for a trend show and stylist competition

San Diego Pets Magazine Cover Search

San Diego Pets Magazine is seeking active San Diegans and their pets for a feature in our winter issue

Most Popular

  1. Secret San Diego
    Psst! You didn’t hear it from us, but this town has all kinds of "hidden gems" (yes, we said it). And we’re not talking ghost stories at the Hotel Del.
  2. The Best of Ensenada
  3. Culture and Cocktails Goes Nautical July 10th
    Seafaring photo booths, locally-sourced, Ballast Point Cocktails, a not-to-miss summer exhibition...interested yet?
  4. The Ultimate Fourth of July Guide
    Festivals, food, and fireworks—the essential combination for celebrating Independence Day in San Diego. Here’s what’s happening around town this weekend.
  5. Best of San Diego: Food & Drink
  6. INCOMING: Indigo Grill, Part Deux
    Indigo Grill's reinvention includes lots of light, "Flaming Hot Cheetos"

Promotions

Best of Ensenada 2013

Where to eat, drink, sleep & play

Hawaii: Island Fresh

A handy guide to Hawaii's farmers markets

Connect With Us: