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Expansion underway for Harrah’s Resort Southern California

Harrah’s Resort Southern California has begun construction on its latest expansion to include the addition of an in-house brewery, SR76; 22 new guestrooms with wellness amenities; four new meeting rooms; fresh juice and smoothie chain, Robek’s; a new dining option, KJ Chinese Kitchen; fitness center rebuild; renovations to the spa; and a pedestrian-friendly nature trail. The $14 million project is part of Harrah’s newest resort…


Wide World of Foam: Abnormal and Stone

“Spanning North County to bring you the constant variety of beer… the thrill of consuming… and the agony of finding true brew… the human drama of brewing competition… This is Escondido Grapevine’s Wide World of Foam!” Welcome to a tale of two local craft brewing companies, one large and in charge of Escondido and the other smaller, but trying harder at Rancho Bernardo. We’re talking…


Celebrate Dad’s Day in the dad’s way

Come, on man. Even dads need a little love, stoic as they may seem, so how about doing something on Father’s Day, which is Sunday, June 19 this year. Dads love to roar, so why not roar with the animals at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, especially with food thrown in the man cave. A special Father’s Day buffet takes place at 11:30 a.m….


Stone Brewing $100 million ‘True Craft’ investing fund takes aims at ‘Big Beer’

“There is a squeeze coming in the craft beer world. True Craft’s goal is simple: Give craft brewers another option than selling a majority interest to private equity or selling out to big beer.” — Greg Koch, Stone Brewing co-founder on new $100 million True Craft fund. Greg Koch’s talk at EG 2016 where he announced, True Craft, an “alternative to being pushed out or…


Affordable, fun golf for the everyman at Castle Creek Country Club

If not for the blue-collar side of golf: Francis Ouimet would never have become a legend, Lee Trevino would never have won six majors, your local muni would now be a housing development and places like Castle Creek Country Club would be shunned for a dearth of collared shirts. Presenting a tenor of refreshing egalitarianism, Castle Creek isn’t shy about its operating philosophy. Amid a national public-golf…


Friends meet at Perks Coffee House

The TV series “Friends” may have had Central Perk, but here in San Marcos we have Perks Coffee House. Perks Coffee House not only serves coffee, but also serves: teas, wine, beer, cocktails and food. It’s a place to go whether you are getting brunch with friends or cramming for exams. This coffee house caters to everyone. Kassidy Clark/The Telescope Perks Coffee is conveniently located…


Whoo pig, Stone Brewing goes hog wild

Whoo pig sooey, Stone Brewing has kicked off its latest expansion effort into The Natural State, home of the Razorbacks, land of Bill and Hillary — Arkansas. Stone’s line of craft beers debuted Monday at Arkansas with a kickoff party in the afternoon at Liquor World on N College Avenue, Fayetteville. The party moved across town in the evening to Puritan Brew Co at 205…


California Center for the Arts, Escondido: ‘Dancing With Our Stars’ Gala Fundraiser

An all-star lineup of prominent community and business leaders will slip on their dancing shoes and compete as part of the California Center for the Arts, Escondido’s “Dancing With Our Stars” Gala Fundraiser on Saturday, April 2. Gala proceeds will benefit the Center’s education and community outreach programs, which serve over 75,000 people each year. Community stars will include former Escondido Mayor Lori Holt-Pfeiler and…


Stone Brewing Co. going where no U.S. craft brewer has gone before

America’s ninth largest craft brewer, Escondido’s very own Stone Brewing Co,. is poised to become an international first with a twist Stone debuts the first European-based brewery built, owned and operated by a U.S. craft brewer in March. They’re doing it in the land of Oktoberfest and all things beery, Germany, and its premier city, Berlin. “Most people think it’s an odd thing that an…