Anniversary Weekend Eats

On a recent weekend Anniversary trip {see here}, we decided to drive into Old Town, Temecula. We looked around the shops went beer tasting and then went to lunch.  Here are our drinks and eats…

Our First Beer Stop…Anniversary Weekend Eats

Anniversary Weekend EatsWeins Brewery Company is a family owned brewery that was founded in 2012.  The place was really nice and I image when it’s crowded it would be a fun place to hang out with friends.  Kinda sad it was empty besides us.  The staff was pleasant, but definitely not friendly.  We really didn’t learn anything about their beers or the brewery {and we did ask questions, we got one word answers}.

Anniversary Weekend Eats

Wiens Brewing

27941 Diaz Rd. Ste. A, Temecula, CA 92590

951 553-7111

**Call for hours.

Next beer stop…

Relentless Brewing Co.  This place was great!  Their journey began in a college apartment and has grown from there.  The people were friendly and engaging.  They explained their process and gave us several samples of their unique great tasting beers.

I’m not really a beer drinker…Ok, I don’t drink beer except when Handsome asks me to try his.  But, I have to say the unique beers here were delicious!  They have a beer called Smokey’s World of Pain, a must try.  It’s a smoked sour ale fermented with 100% brettanomyces and aged in Tequila barrels.  Sounds crazy, right?  But, in a weird delicious way.

Anniversary Weekend Eats

Their tasting room is definitely rustic with a very casual vibe.  You definitely feel at home here.  A place you can go and they will remember your name.Anniversary Weekend Eats

Relentless Brewing

42030 Avenida Alvarado Ste. F, Temecula, CA 92590

Office Number ~ 951 296-9400

*Call for hours.

Now For the Eats…

When we came upon 1909 Handcrafted Fluid & Fare restaurant we knew this is where we wanted to have lunch.

Prior to the 1909 restaurant the Machado building had housed a trading post, livery, and auto shop to name a few.  In the ’70, the building was the home to the Longbrach Saloon.  The Longbranch Saloon was not known for its friendly atmosphere, in fact there are several bullet holes still in the ceiling.

Today, 1909 has a friendly cool industrial vibe.

Anniversary Weekend Eats

They serve unique food, handcrafted cocktails, and craft beer. You can sit out on their patio and people watch the passers-by or belly up to the bar inside the restaurant.

Their food was excellent! Handsome had the 1909 Burger, It comes with Bacon Onion Jam, Sharp Cheddar Cheese, Arugula, & Garlic Aioli, along with fries.  I had the Mixed Green Salad with Chick Peas, Red Onions, & Red Peppers.  We also ordered a side of Bacon Infused Salt House Fries {they were so delicious I didn’t realize I didn’t have a picture until after we finished them}.

Anniversary Weekend Eats

Our Anniversary Dinner 

Now, I know this may seem strange to many of you so please hear me out…

To me the most romantic dinner I could have with Handsome is anywhere I am sharing a pizza with him.  We’ve been to some very spectacular restaurants that we have been thrilled to eat at.  But, this pizza thing goes back to our wedding night.  I know many of you know I come from an Italian family and there were 300 people at our wedding.  Handsome and I wanted to make sure we said hello to every last one of our guests.  In doing that our meals went untouched and by the time we got back to our hotel suite after midnight we were starved.  Handsome bribed a pizza delivery guy $100.00 to bring us a pizza to our hotel room.  That pizza is by far the most romantic meal I’ve ever eaten.

So when I saw the beautiful view from our hotel room {here} I knew I wanted to order pizza in.  We asked around to the best pizza in Temecula and everyone we asked said Rosati’s.  It was a perfect warm California evening and the twinkling lights in the vineyard were beautiful.  It was the perfect anniversary dinner.

Upon our departure after a wonderful weekend.

Handsome and I decided that we would drive into San Diego from Temecula and take the coast route back home.

I remembered seeing a place on one of the Food Network shows that talked about the best “California Burritos” in San Diego and the restaurant was called Robertos Mexican Food.  The place looked like a shack, but there was a long line outside.  It had to be good, right?  I ordered the famous California Burrito.  It has Carne Asada, Fries, Cheese, & Sour Cream in it.  Honestly, I don’t know what all the fuss is about.  It was O.K.  There was hardly any carne asada inside and it was way over priced at $6.99.  I’m sure I can make it at home and it would taste so much better.  And, that guacamole you see, it was delicious, but at a cost $5.99.  It did come with a small bag of chips!  The worst part was that you couldn’t buy a bag of chips without buying guac.  The bag of chips it came with was far less to the massive amount of guac.

Anniversary Weekend Eats

Looks like 50% of the food and beer was excellent!  We will be trying Wiens brewery again, maybe it was just an off day.

If you happen to be in or going to be in Temecula or San Diego, stop by one of these establishments and let me know how your visit was.

 

Until Next Time…

XOXO

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