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Coffee collaborations, roasted pineapple margarita, royalty, and shopping



Coffee Collaborations

A new biz roasts custom blends with other indies

Java nuts Heather Brisson and Magali Jay-Snyder are pooling their beans to bring a new mobile coffee experience to SD county with their upcoming business, Vice Coffee Roasters. The new biz will focus on celebrating liquid vices—coffee, alcohol, chocolate, and more—while supporting other local artisanal businesses.

“It’s a big ‘for-the-people’ project,” says Brisson, whose career includes stints at Bird Rock Roasters (Roast Magazine’s 2012 Micro-Roaster of the Year) and Caffé Calabria.

They’ll be teaming up with brewers at Pizza Port and The Lost Abbey to create coffee-infused beers, building on previous collaborations with Pizza Port Ocean Beach

Heather Brisson and Magali Jay-Snyder

and Ballast Point Brewing and Spirits. Vice will also work with mixologists, creating coffee tinctures and infusions for specialty cocktails.

When Vice hits the road later this summer, be on the lookout for the duo’s 1970s Citroen H Van at local restaurants and breweries. Initially, they’ll stick to coastal communities and hot spots like North and South Park.

// Brandon Hernández


Roasted Pineapple Margarita

roasted pineapple MargaritaLa Valencia Hotel’s legendary Whaling Bar and Grill—Gregory Peck’s erstwhile watering hole—is the kind of place that would employ the same barkeep for 52 years (and does). No regular could imagine La V having something so modern as a “mixologist,” but newcomer Scotty Moises is that man, charged with updating the La Jolla institution for the 21st century without losing too much of its classic charm. His roasted pineapple margarita, made with pineapple-infused tequila, triple sec, and Licor 43 (a vanilla/orange-blossom liqueur from Spain), is served on the rocks with a cinnamon-sugar-salt rim. Moises was inspired by visiting Brazilians who were downing shots of añejo tequila, but instead of the traditional pre-shot salt lick and lime wedge chaser, they licked cinnamon off their hands and sank their teeth into an orange slice. With just one small shift in flavors, Moises’ elegant interpretation makes the margarita a wholly new experience—proof that a little change isn’t always a bad thing, even when the original is a classic. Ask for the roasted pineapple margarita by name—it’s not on the menu. 1132 Prospect Street, La Jolla.

// RZS


Prince Harry: Coming in 2014... or 2015 On June 24, PH will NOT be at the San Diego Polo Club, playing for his charity, Sentebale, but show some  support at the pre-match and the red-headed Spare will return to SD to play in a Sentebale Polo Cup in either 2014 or 2015. Here’s to a ginger worth waiting for! sentebaleatsandiegopoloclub.eventbrite.com


Wheeling & Dealing

Kamie Carchinal in front of her VW busShop for clothes out of a truck? The trend has taken off in cities like L.A., Dallas, and Boston. Now Leucadia-based Kamie Archinal is driving SD’s first mobile boutique, It’s a Luv Thing. “The whole food truck thing is on fire, so why not go mobile?” says the former Nordstrom buyer and shop owner. Archinal sells tees, tops, and jeans with feel-good messages. She parks her wheels and helps promote other small businesses, as well as farmers markets, private parties, and school fundraisers. itsaluvthing.com

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