Living Tea’s Monthly Pancake Breakfast ~ Oceanside

This Sunday was Living Tea’s monthly pancake breakfast. If you are not familiar with Living Tea Brewery, they are a kombucha Brewery and tap-room located in Oceanside at 302 Wisconsin Ave. If you have had Kombucha at a local bar or restaurant there is a good chance it was one of theirs.

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The Breakfast starts.

Each 3rd Sunday of the month they throw a Pancake breakfast from 10 am till noon. The breakfast is donation base allowing you to pay what you can or thinks fair. All proceeds go to local charities. They do these events as a thank you to their supporters and to help strengthen the sence of community in the area.

I have been wanting to attend one and was able to on the 19th.

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Puppies! The event is kid and dog friendly.

I arrived right at 10 so I could say hi. There were probably 10 people when it started and around 25ish when I left about 10:45 but its a fluid event where people come and go throughout the 2 hours.

In addition to the pancakes they also serve coffee and kombucha during the breakfast. The coffee is included with your donation or lack there of if you can not afford it. Not sure about the kombucha I did not get any. Though I have had it many times and have included it in some of my Chef dinner events.

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The Pancake Master. I should have asked his name but Pancake Master is a pretty good nickname.

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Accoutrements for the pancakes ~ Bananas, apples, and oranges.

I went with apples and bananas.

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See told you I went with apples and bananas. Spiralina, gluten-free, organic pancakes with said bananas and apples plus chia hearts.

The pancakes were light, moist, and fluffy with a slightly crisp exterior. The batter was made with coconut oil which gave them their moisture. The fruit and the chia hearts were a great accompaniment.

 

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They also host open mic for musicians and singers to play during the breakfast. I did not catch this performers name but she was good. The boys from Living Tea / Barnwell Shift (that is their band) jumped in to accompany her.

I really like the thought behind these breakfasts and the food ain’t bad either:) I would highly recommend checking one out.

Living Tea

302 Wisconsin Ave. Oceanside

#food #foodporn #pancakes #kombucha

 

Living Tea End Of Summer Party ~ Oceanside

I had the opportunity to attend Living Tea’s end of summer party this past Friday. It was an RSVP event through their mailing list for about 60 people. The festivities included music, food, and Kombucha cocktails.

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Sake infused pineapple kombucha.

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Wrench and Rodent / Whet Noodle were there slinging some food ~ Living Tea Roll ~ Rainbow sushi roll with a kombucha sauce.

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There were a number of bands that played. This is Barnwell Shift (Members of Living Tea and guests.) This was my first time hearing them, they were really good.

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The party in full swing.

If you were not able to attend, I highly suggest checking out Living Tea for their excellent Kombucha.

Also every second Sunday of the month they hold a community breakfast 9am-11pm. Organic, gluten-free pancakes, coffee, and kombucha! Open mic and live art!

Living Tea

302 Wisconson Ave. Oceanside

The Roxy Remodels & Re-opens ~ Encinitas

The Roxy, which has been open in downtown Encinitas since 1978, closed at the end of March for a major remodel and concept change. With the neighborhood changing and monthly rent in the 10,000 per month range the owners needed to attract new customers.

The new concept is a 20’s speakeasy vibe, with craft cocktails and updated “New American” menu under Executive Chef Chris Gallo. Long time regulars can still find a few of the old menu’s favorites, like Falafel Burgers and an artichoke sandwich alongside the new dishes.

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The remodel is still underway, plans include opening up the front so the restaurant extends to the patio area, probably with roll-up garage-style doors or open window seats. The liquor license allows the establishment to serve alcohol outside as well.

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The interior is still in transformation. The walls I doubt will remain white.

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The bar and kitchen area give more of a hint as to the finished look.

I tried a few dishes off the new menu…..

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Fig Crostini ~ aged Humboldt fog, sherry marinated figs, basil, honey

Great flavors that work great together. Beautiful figs by the way.

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Salt Cure Foie Gras Torchon ~ honey roasted fig, cognac gastrique, brioche toast.

This dish is on the dinner menu but Chef wanted to show it off, and rightly so. This is one of the best versions of Foie Gras I have had. The preparation gave the Foie Gras a depth of flavor you normally do not get. There are those figs again.

Though still in a soft open mode the Roxy is putting out good food with attentive service. The weekends feature live music acts, which is nice, we can always use more venues supporting local music.

The Roxy

517 South Coast Highway 101, Encinitas

 

North Eats Today ~ Go

Hosted by Baker & Olive — the 3rd annual North Eats food festival.

San Diegans will have the opportunity to experience the North County food scene from over 30 participating chefs, restaurants, and food brands based north of the 56-freeway. Center stage at this festival will be a live cooking competition featuring 94.9 DJs Cantore & Woods and live music by local North County artists Barnwell Shift.

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Ether Minded People’s Show 6/17 ~ Oceanside

Just a few shots of Ether minded people Performing as well as Tim Moore AKA “So Nice”.

Great Show, great night.

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Tim Moore AKA “So Nice”

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EMP on stage.

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Great Show again. Think they hold them every month at The Copperwood Center in the Valley. Support Local Art, Music, Food …Local anything.

Ether Minded People