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July 29
West Steak and Seafood welcomes Frank Family Vineyards for a evening of wine and food. Chef Eugenio Martignago will get creative with a six-course dinner, paired with the wines. Dishes will include a hibiscus-infused duck breast with sweet potato-almond-goat-cheese gratin, paired with a 2012 Pinot Noir, and Branzino crudo with strawberries and Yuzu lime, matched with a Blanc de Blanc sparkling wine. The dinner will commence at 6:30 p.m., and costs $130 per person. West Steak and Seafood, 4980 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad, CA 92008, 760-930-9100.
 

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Set in the lovely grounds of Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa, Mustangs & Burros has a new happy hour. Chef Timothy Ralphs has created a lively and fun menu with exciting edibles and potables. Each weekday celebrates different food and beers, from handcraft brews with fresh ceviche to mule drinks with ginger beer paired with real-deal TJ hotdogs. Thursday means street tacos with Tecate; Fridays are pitcher specials with platters of Cal-Mex eats. Most beers and nibbles run $5. Happy hour takes place Monday through Friday with drinks on special from 2 p.m.-7 p.m., and food deals from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Mustangs & Burros, Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa, 9700 N. Torrey Pines Rd., La Jolla, CA 92037, 858-550-1000.
 
Wednesday through Sunday
Carruth Cellars has opened on Cedros Avenue in Solana Beach. This boutique urban winery handcrafts artisan wines from select grapes from the Russian River Valley and California Coast. Wine tastings occur Wednesdays through Saturdays from noon-9 p.m. and Sundays from noon-6 p.m. Get six pours for $10. Carruth Cellars Winery, 320 South Cedros Ave #400, Solana Beach, CA 92075, 858-847-9463.
 
Thursdays
Vintana Wine + Dine is adding a little pulse to the inland North County nightlife with Thursday Night Live on the rooftop terrace every Thursday from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Guests can enjoy live music, cocktails and food by the fire pits. Drink specials include $7 vodka drinks or half-price on select wines. Entertainment will vary week to week with jazz, blue, acoustics and R&B acts, featuring local and regional singer/songwriters. Enjoy the lanai menu with tasty items like crispy chickpea calamari and sesame-crusted Brie. Vintana Wine + Dine, Lexus Centre, 1205 Auto Park Way, Escondido, CA 92029, 760-745-7777.
 

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For additional information on wine events, please contact:

The WineSellar & Brasserie
9550 Waples St.
San Diego, CA 92121

858-450-9557



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