Spill the Beans Coffee and Bagels providing cool vibes and more

Spill the Beans coffee

Cool Vibes, Good Music, Food and Drink. That is the motto of the newly opened Spill the Beans Coffee and Bagels. Located on the north side of The Townsend Apartments, or as some call it, the back entrance to Fashion Valley Shopping Center, they join other supporting businesses for this new housing area. One of these businesses is Spill the Beans Coffee and Bagels. Continue Reading →

Casa Gabriela in La Mesa Serves Humble and Elevated Food Using Fresh Ingredients

Chef Gabriela Lopez at Casa Gabriela in La Mesa CA

Gabriela Lopez has been cooking and consulting professionally for over 20 years. Like many great chefs, she learned to cook from her grandmother and mother starting at the age of 8. She has fond memories of making dough with her grandma at that age. “I had the passion from way back then,” Lopez said. Continue Reading →

San Diego’s Backcountry Wine and Dine Pairing


Fresh from a journey to Italy, Ramona Ranch Winery co-owner and President Teri Kerns and co-owner and Winemaker Micole Moore partnered with Farmhouse 78 Restaurant in Santa Ysabel to explore wines from Italy and Ramona.

This warm summer evening food and wine lovers gathered at Farmhouse 78 Restaurant to enjoy a five-course Italian meal and two types of the same wine for each course; one from Ramona and one from Italy. This is such a fun event and helpful to experience the nuances and flavors of local and international wines.
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Bell’s Up Winery

To some people, the moment of change is when something traumatic happens in their life and they realize – Wait, I’m not happy. Or someone passes away. Co-owner and winemaker Dave Specter decided he no longer wanted to be a tax attorney and wanted to make changes to his life. The moment of change was when he left the security of his career to make wine.  Co-owner and business manager Sara Specter’s moment was when her mentor died at the young age of 48.  Continue Reading →

10th Annual Art and Wine Festival

Ramona Art and Wine Festival

The main goal of the Ramona H.E.A.R.T. Mural Project is to create a reason for those passing tourists to STOP to enjoy Ramona’s beauty, charm, character, and heritage and to rest a spell.  After looking at the examples set by other mural towns, a group of Ramona business people came together to launch an aggressive outdoor visual arts program, starting with murals. Continue Reading →