In Liberty Station close to the Barnett Avenue entrance look for  SOL Markets(Seasonal, Organic, Local) to open late January.  According to one of the principals in the venture, Vincent Brown, “We will only carry products from local farmers/ranchers and other craft purveyors.  The farmers market rotates its suppliers and appears part time.  We will be open 7 days a week and are moving to open an exhibition kitchen and tasting room for beers and wine.  We have a dedicated space there for community and education, we carry credit cards and fully vet our suppliers.  We are not here to compete with the farmers markets, but to help grow the number of people who are interested in buying locally and eating seasonally.”

In Hillcrest, Lotus Cafe and Juice Bar adds a second location (they’re in Encinitas) and moves into the spot recently occupied by Pizza Nova.  Construction is underway, so expect to see it open soon.

And beer buffs can get in on the festivities to celebrate and enjoy San Diego Beer Week that runs until November 13.

A quick note about Buzz’s absence on these pages:  For the past year she’s been testing recipes for a friend’s cookbook due out next October, coupled with traveling far and wide.  Expect to read about some of the meals she had in New York, Puerto Rico, Paris and soon Cuba.  In the meantime, here are a few bites from Buzz about San Diego’s restaurant scene.  Expect another post sometime after November 17!

 

 

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