Articles by Andrew DePaolo Jr

What’s in your gas station? BBQ?

Actually, I’ve been remotely acquainted with the owners of When Pigs Fly BBQ at Vista for some time. Having worked along side of Dale and Tammy during a couple of the annual Valley Center Music Festivals, their BBQ event helped blend the sampling of terrific barbecue  with excellent music to benefit the music programs for the Valley Center/Pauma School District. These events have in the past featured…


Review: Vintana — Lexus of Escondido

Set as a direct competitor to Stone Brewing World Bistro and Garden in Escondido, CA, Chef Deborah Scott and the Cohn Group have set up camp in a very large eclectic venue overlooking a sea of Lexus automobiles; yet elevated slightly above the Escondido Target store shopping promenade, Interstate 15 and the picturesque Escondido Auto Park. http://www.cohnrestaurants.com/menu-restaurants/vintana-wine-dine/ An afternoon cocktail on the Lanai, placed directly in the setting…