July 2013

Twitter Chat: Local Favorites
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
Twitter Chat: Local Favorites
Thursday, July 11th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Local produce, local bread, local cheese - come and share your stories of the local artisans and products you most enjoy. We'll chat about how you find great local products and how to support those that produce them. Follow #wfmdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Twitter Chat: Summer Parties
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
Twitter Chat: Summer Parties
Thursday, July 25th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Before summer fades into fall, be sure to make time for one last summer hurrah - or maybe even two or three. Let's chat about your favorite dishes, entertaining tips, and libations for sending summer off just right. Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Taste Baja!
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Hillcrest
Taste Baja!
Friday, July 26th
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Hillcrest, Free entry, wine and food for purchase


Taste Baja!


July 26-28. 2013


Whole Foods Market Hillcrest

711 University Ave.


Experience the cross border food and wine explosion of the Guadalupe Valley, Ensenada and Tijuana – right here in SD! You’ll meet the movers and taste some of the best of Baja.


Wineries, Vintners, Chefs, food carts, craft beers, and more! This event offers a unique opportunity to see, hear and taste why Baja has become a hot new destination for wine and food lovers from the US and beyond. We are honored to host many of the top vintners, brewers and chefs of the area to showcase their true artisanal expertise and many outstanding products!



Free access to all patio area activities. Limited food tastes will be available at no charge, food carts and some restaurants will sell food.


Baja Wine & Food

Meet the winemakers and owners in the patio area to learn about their wines, then sample them in our 7th Ave Pub during event hours. $5 Tasting Fee




Friday, July 26

3 – 7 pm


Wineries and Vintners

Santo Tomas – Laura Zamora

Cavas Valmar – Fernando Martain

Cava Maciel – Jorge Maciel

Fratelli Passini

Don Juan

San Rafael



Cucapá Brewery


Food Carts and more

Food Cart – TBA

Hogaza Hogaza – Artisan baked goods

Viniphera Vinotherapy

Santo Tomás Olive Oil


Chef Cookoff - 5 pm

Javier Plascencia (Mision 19)  Vs.Drew Deckman (Deckman’s)

Free (limited unreserved seating)


Winemaker Talk with the Masters

Limited seating first come – first served


Jorge Maciel – Cavas Maciel – 4pm

Laura Zamora  - Santo Tomás - 5 pm

Fernando Martain – Cavas Valmar – 6pm



Sat, July 27



Wineries and Vintners

Casa de Piedra/ Paralelo, Aborigen, “La Escuelita” – Hugo D’ Acosta

Monte Xanic - Hans Backhoff

Vinos Pijoan – Pau Pijoan

Tres Valles – Joaquín Prieto

Vinisterra – Christoph Gartner

Hacienda La Lomita – Fernando López

Torres Alegre y Familia – Victor Torres Alegre



Border Psycho


Chefs cook-off and Restaurants

Cook-off: Humberto Avilés (Caza Club) vs. Chad White (Plancha Bajamed) 11am-12:30pm supported by Culinary Art School, Tijuana

Caesar’s 1-4pm

Mariscos Rubén 1-4pm


Food Carts and more

Only Sonora & Ribs – Carne Asada Tacos

San Felipe Salt Co.


Winemaker Talk with the Masters

Limited seating First Come – First Served


Hans Backhoff  - Monte Xanic -1 pm


Victor Torres Alegre – Innovation in the Winemaking Process - 2:30pm


Hugo D’Acosta – History and Future of the Baja Wine Country - 4 pm



Sun, July 28

Noon -5pm


Wineries and Vintners

Vena Cava – Phil Gregory

Möebius – Andrés Blanco

Cava Aragón 127 – Mauricio Cantú


Rincón de Guadalupe



Agua Mala



Chefs and Restaurants

Benito Molina – 12-2pm

Ryan Steyn – 12-2pm

Indulge by Flor Franco – 3-5pm

Laja by Jair Téllez – 3-5pm


Food Carts and more

La Guerrerense, “The Best Food Cart in the World” per Anthony Bourdain

Meet “La Guerrerense” herself Sabina Bandera, serving her famed seafood tostadas


Winemaker Talk with the Masters

Limited seating First Come – First Served


Andrés Blanco – Möebius – 2pm

Phil Gregory  - Vena Cava - 4 pm



Space will be very limited. Please use alternative transportation if possible.





Events At Nearby Stores

Live Music: Erik Miron
Friday, November 21st
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Torrey Pints ,

Erik Miron serves up soulful and swinging solo jazz guitar in the tradition of Joe Pass, George Van Eps, and Ted Greene. Steeped in the repertoire of greats such as Duke Ellington and Antonio Carlos Jobim, his performances offer lively renditions of jazz and bossa nova favorites.

Erik Miron serves

Sushi Night at The Trifecta Tavern
Monday, November 24th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The Trifecta Tavern , $19




$19/Per Person


 Choice of 1 item:

Calamari Salad / Seaweed Salad / Edamame


Choice of 4 items:

2 pieces of:  Salmon or Tuna or Albacore or Shrimp

Double Albacore – 4 pcs

Spicy Tuna Avocado Roll – 4 pcs

Avocado Cucumber Tropical Fresh Roll - 4 pcs

Pink Dragon – 4 pcs

Double Salmon – 4 pcs


No substitutions.




$19/Per Person


Salad Bar Wednesdays at Del Mar
Wednesday, November 26th
12:00 AM
Del Mar, $2 off per pound

Every Wednesday is $2 off per pound in our Prepared Foods hot bar and salad bar!

It's the best day of the week to come in for a meal! Grab breakfast, lunch or dinner, all $2 off/lb.

Every Wednesday is $2 off per pound in our Prepared Foods hot bar and salad bar!