Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Love, Marriage and Italian Wine {La Jolla Style}

Do you love wine and want to be part of something special? La Jolla native and LJHS Alumni, Jeremy Parzen, decided to share with you the wines that he will be drinking to celebrate his upcoming union. Each wine played a role in he and his fiancĂ©’s (Tracie B) coming together (on the blogosphere) and each wine has a special significance to them. And each wine will be served at their La Jolla wedding this weekend!

Do Bianchi Wedding Wine Six-Pack: The wines they will be drinking at our wedding celebration. As with past offerings, this wine six-pack makes for a perfect 6-person dinner party and is ordered according to weight at the pace and structure of a festive meal.

For detailed descriptions of each wine please click here.
To order, just send an email by clicking here.

1/31 .:.Offer has SOLD OUT.:.

Lastly, want to eat where Jeremy and Tracie B eat when they visit San Diego? Check out: Jaynes Gastropub

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Bird Rock feels some of the economic pinch

Very sad to see the closure of Stephanie's Shoe Boutique. I'd love to see Stephanie's efforts continue online. Every loss impacts the momentum of the Bird Rock business district along La Jolla Blvd. In addition to Stephanie's, we saw the recent closure of Marisco's Mexican Seafood and Little Baby Bird Rock (after they moved to new Pacific Beach location). Business owners and residents have had to develop strategies to overcome the fiscal fallout. Let's all remember they depend on local patronage. We can all show our support by patronizing local businesses, both to save gas and to support local entrepreneurs during tough economic times.

Let's Show Our Support! LJHS Students Participating In Hurley Video Contest

La Jolla High School is participating in a nationwide contest sponsored by popular surf brand Hurley. The contest known as Hurley: Walk the Walk, allows students to post viral videos on the Hurley website. The first in the series of videos are due to upload February 8, 2010. The theme of the first contest is "DNA" and asks La Jolla to highlight students who are exceptionally talented in the areas of art, music, surf and fashion, the cornerstones of the Hurley brand. The second video chronicles La Jolla High students and their use of Hurley products. The third and final video documents students as they take over a Hurley store for one night and 10% of proceeds go directly to the school. In addition, La Jolla Jolla High will receive $500 for each video uploaded to the site. The community is asked to go to http://hurley.com/wtw/ and vote for La Jolla High's videos starting later this month. When the timeline starts I'll be sure to announce and Tweet about it! La Jolla High hopes to advance as far as possible, progressing means more money for the school, which is critical in light of continuing budget cuts. Let's show our support! This is a positive opportunity for students to show their creativity while benefiting their school.
For more information, http://hurley.com/wtw/, and if your on Face Book become a fan!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Bird Rock Coffee Roasters Invites you to come try their latest Award Winning coffees

Their crisp Ethiopian Yiracheffee scored a fantastic 93 points. Read the full review.

 Blue Batak Peaberry. Is highest rated Batak coffee on Coffee Review. Tied for the second highest Sumatran coffee score of all time. Read the full review.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Sewage spill prompts alert in Bird Rock

A sewage spill prompted a pollution alert Thursday along a stretch of shoreline in La Jolla. Wastewater began overflowing from a manhole in the 6200 block of Waverly Avenue due to a blocked sanitation pipeline shortly before 1:30 p.m., according to the county Department of Environmental Health. By the time city repair personnel got the problem under control about an hour later, roughly 5,025 gallons of sewage had spilled into a storm drain that empties into the sea at the terminus of La Canada Street. Signs warning of contamination hazards will stand at all beach access points between Kolmar Street and Sea Ridge Drive until follow-up testing deems the area safe again.

*SOURCE North County Times

Sunday, January 10, 2010

The Cottage Restaurant Renovation

After renovation

Before renovation
Readers, I am conducting a blog poll to collect your feedback on the newly remodeled restaurant. If you have not seen it yet, the original historic yellow is gone and it's now painted grey. The 105 year old cottage has been a popular spot for breakfast and lunch for over twenty years. I think many residents were taken by surprise that the yellow is not coming back. For more information on The Cottage or to purchase their famous cookbook visit: http://www.cottagelajolla.com/

Friday, January 1, 2010

Cheers and Happy New Year Bird Rock!

I hope that you are filled with local pride, inspiration and motivation for the year ahead. I'm posting a photo of the real Bird Rock at low tide. What I love about our neighborhood is that it represents family, friends and community (besides being a famous surf spot). We've seen much growth in our business district in 2009 and support for small business. On this topic, I'm linking to a previous post on Top Reasons to Shop Locally. 
Also, in the spirit of localism, check out my blog roll "Blogs You'll Love" for local tips, deals and announcements. You can also follow me Twitter @Birdrockfab. There you will find  my Twitter List of local La Jolla and San Diego notables you might also benefit from following. Best wishes and as Chuck Patton would say, "see you on the boulevard!"

Where we love is home - home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts. ~Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.