Animalón, Ensenada Beer Fest, #SouthBayUprising

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Javier Plascencia, Animalón, baja, Valle de Guadalupe, fine dining

Chef Javier Placescencia presents, Animalón, a summer series, pop up restaurant under a 100 year old oak surrounded by Magoni vineyards.

On March 10th, Animalón, the summer pop up series kicks off for it’s second year at Chef Javier Plascencia’s Valle de Guadalupe property, Finca Altozano. Chef Plascencia’s pop up restaurant takes place under a 100 year old oak tree surrounded by Magoni vineyards. The experience is magical.

New to the Animalón family this season is Chef Oscar Torres, whose pedigree of influence is quite impressive. Most recently he hails from Acre, an exclusive boutique resort in San Jose del Cabo with a focus on local resources. He will certainly fit right into Valle de Guadalupe’s culinary scene.

Dining takes place Thursday – Sunday with 2 seatings per evening; 5:30pm & 8:00pm. The prix fixe, 6 course dinner is $75pp with the option to add the wine pairings for $35pp.

RESERVATIONS: or +52.646.156.8045

Ensenada Beer Fest

Ensenada Beer Fest, Baja, Baja Events

Music, food & great beer will be free-flowing on March 16 & 17 in Ensenada. Over a hundred breweries from Baja & beyond will be in attendance plus 20k+ hopheads and music lovers!

Who doesn’t love a weekend trip to Ensenada? More info and tickets can be found on their website and Facebook Page. Tickets start at around $15 for Friday admission.

Here’s to Strong Women Fund Raiser

An elite group of South Bay’s female chefs will pull together their talents to create a six course, guest chef dinner in partnership with Machete Beer House and 6 brewers. #southbayuprising

South Bay Uprising 2018, San Diego Event

Why? To benefit MANA de San Diego Hermanitas Youth Leadership Mentor Programs.


Lety McKenzie – Executive Chef – Beerfish
Christine Rivera – Chef de Cuisine – Galaxy Taco
Priscilla Curiel – Executive Chef – Talavera Azul/Birria Barriga
Adria Marina – Top Chef Mexico – Owner Azarosa/Don Ramen Tijuana
Elizabeth Olson – Pastry Chef – Ironside/Born & Raised
Claudia Sandoval – MasterChef Winner (Season 6) & 2018 MasterChef Latino Judge

Monday, March 26th | 6PM | $195pp

More info and tickets can be found on the Machete site.