Food & Drink

City takes reins of Oktoberfest

By Margie M. Palmer

Oktoberfest is arguably La Mesa’s largest civic event and for the first time in more than 40 years, the city is facilitating it.

In years past, the event had often been produced by the La Mesa Merchant’s Association and the La Mesa Chamber of Commerce. The Merchants Association and the Chamber parted ways after 2014; last year, the association failed to pay more than $47,000 in fees to the city to cover the cost of safety services, such as police, fire personnel and traffic control.

Wine Works expands tasting room possibilities

Posted: September 23rd, 2016 | Features, Food & Drink, Top Stories | No Comments

By Katie Callahan

A winemaker, an industrial psychologist, a city farmer and his wife literally committed their blood, sweat and, well, wine, to open a new tasting room in La Mesa.

La Mesa Wine Works, a cooperative tasting room between San Pasqual Winery and Wyatt Oaks Winery, wants to create a different type of venue to put La Mesa on the map for wines and brews.