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Pizza Port Brewing team members accept one of six medals during the 2024 Brewers Cup of California in Sacramento on March 13. (San Diego Beer News photo)

Oceanside, Carlsbad brewers earn gold in state beer contest

OsideNews March 18, 2024
Gold was more than a color of beer for Oceanside and Carlsbad breweries that won top honors at the 2024 Brewers Cup of California on Wednesday, March 13, in Sacramento.
Erin Harper stands in Old California Coffee House in San Marcos in August 2022 during the shop’s transition to Ascend Coffee Roasters. (NCC file photo by Jen Acosta)

From Mocha Marketplace, to Old Cal, to Ascend: San Marcos coffee shop set to close March 1

North Coast Current February 17, 2024
A longtime San Marcos spot for coffee and community gatherings will brew its last cup in Old California Restaurant Row on March 1. The Ascend coffee brand itself isn’t going anywhere, however.
Ascend Coffee Roasters owner Erin Harper talks to customers during the shop’s Carlsbad grand opening on Saturday, Jan. 6. (Ascend Coffee Roasters photo by Landon Drinkward)

Ascend Coffee Roasters expands to second location in Carlsbad

Charlene Pulsonetti January 23, 2024
Ascend Coffee Roasters of San Marcos recently held the grand opening for its second location in Carlsbad’s La Costa community.
Bagby Beer, founded by Jeff and Dande Bagby in 2024, will transition to a new location for Green Cheek Beer Co. in March. (Bagby Beer photo)

Oceanside’s Bagby Beer to be next Green Cheek location

OsideNews January 18, 2024
Bagby Beer, an Oceanside fixture in the San Diego craft brewery scene since 2014, is wrapping up operations by Sunday, Jan. 28, and handing the site over to Orange County-based Green Cheek Beer Co., Bagby announced this month.
Pannikin Coffee & Tea will soon occupy the former Bunker House Cafe in downtown Oceanside. (Urban Property Group photo)

Pannikin coffee to set up shop in historic Oceanside building

OsideNews September 23, 2023
Pannikin Coffee & Tea can now claim two historic coastal North San Diego County spots it calls home. The regional coffee institution is set to open a new location in a noteworthy building in downtown Oceanside.
Breweries from Oceanside, Carlsbad, Vista and San Marcos had a strong showing at the 2023 Brewers Cup of California held in March. (Courtesy photo)

Oceanside, Carlsbad, Vista, San Marcos beer makers earn Brewers Cup medals

North Coast Current March 26, 2023
Breweries from Oceanside, Carlsbad, Vista and San Marcos had a strong showing at the 2023 Brewers Cup of California held in March.
Old Cal Coffee Co. co-owner Erin Nenow, pictured in the San Marcos shop on Aug. 24, says she works to build a cool, comforting environment for customers. (Photo by Jen Acosta)

Old Cal Coffee co-owner aims for new heights with Ascend roasters

Charlene Pulsonetti August 31, 2022
Cultivating a welcoming atmosphere is integral at Old Cal Coffee Co. in San Marcos, and co-owner Erin Nenow is hoping to take things a step further by focusing on the power of the bean itself with Ascend Coffee Roasters.
Oceanside Mayor Esther Sanchez (far right), standing with local brewery entrepreneurs and MainStreet Oceanside Chief Operating Officer Gumaro Escarcega (far left), announces a National Beer Day proclamation during the April 6 City Council meeting. (Oceanside city photo)

Oceanside mayor honors city’s breweries on National Beer Day

OsideNews April 12, 2022
When Oceanside Mayor Esther Sanchez learned about National Beer Day, she hopped on the opportunity to celebrate the city’s breweries.
Cardiff resident Kyle Rosa mixes beans for Breakers Coffee + Wine in Carmel Valley on Feb. 17. Later this year, Rosa plans to harvest his own beans from his farm in San Marcos. (Photo by Jen Acosta)

Cardiff resident growing coffee beans in San Marcos for his shop near Del Mar

Roxana Becerril February 18, 2022
Starting this summer, Cardiff resident Kyle Rosa will harvest beans from his Bluetail Coffee Grove farm in San Marcos for Breakers Coffee + Wine near Del Mar.
Sophie Cubbison in a publicity photo advertising her products. (Photo courtesy of Mrs. Cubbison’s Foods)

It wouldn’t be the holidays without: Tradition began with San Marcos native

Lauren Ciallella November 24, 2020
Is it stuffing or is it dressing? “There’s really no difference,” says Leo Pearlstein, Mrs. Cubbison’s PR man since 1948. A personal friend of San Marcos legend Sophie Cubbison, Pearlstein watched as this inventive entrepreneur used her passion for health food to become a national icon.
Sue Satterlee of Vista won first place for her dried dill and second place for her firecrackers in the Home and Hobby contest at this year’s San Diego County Fair. (Photo by Lauren J. Mapp)

Encinitas, Carlsbad residents shine in County Fair culinary contests

Lauren J. Mapp July 6, 2019
Jars of jam, bottles of liqueurs, cookies, cakes and more lined the walls of the Del Mar Fairgrounds grandstand complex during the annual San Diego County Fair as it came to a close last week. The Home and Hobby contest drew in hundreds of competitors to more than 100 categories this year.
Visitors to the fifth annual San Diego Fermentation Festival in Encinitas on Feb. 17 could sample foods such as pickled cabbage by the Fermenters Club, which held the event at Leichtag Commons. (Photo by Lauren J. Mapp)

A good gut feeling: Fermentation, food are focus of Encinitas event

Lauren J. Mapp March 6, 2019
The Fermenters Club held its fifth annual San Diego Fermentation Festival at the Leichtag Commons farm in Encinitas on Feb. 17. Festivalgoers were able to learn how to make their own apple ginger sauerkraut in take-home demo jars at a hands-on table and nibble on samples of products from local artisan producers of fermented products.
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