Annual Summer Fest
The Vista Optimist Foundation recently presented their annual Summer Fest to benefit local community and international youth programs. The evening allowed attendees to enjoy unlimited tastes from over 40 vendors showcasing the best of local food, beer, wine, and spirits, and also included plenty of time for mingling and dancing late into the evening. Participating breweries including Aztec Brewing Co., Back Street, Ballast Point, Barrel Harbor, Booze Brothers, Breakwater Brewing Co., Guadalupe Brewery, Iron Fist Brewing Co., Prohibition, and Sierra Nevada. Wineries included Chateau St. Michelle, Cougar Winery, Monte de Oro, Roadrunner, Rosatello, Wiens, and spirits from Jagermeister, St. Petersburg, Svedka, and Tequila Fortaleza. Some of the participating restaurants included Elephant Bar, Flying Pig, Ignite Bistro, Lush Coffee, Mama’s and Papa’s Pizza Grotto, Mrs. Taco, Nikos, Oggi’s, Partake Gastropub, Rossi’s Pizza, Slater’s 50/50, Soup Plantation, Surf Brothers Teriyaki, Thai One On, and Vista Way Café. Water was donated by Fresh and Easy and Palomar Mountain. Other highlights enjoyed by guests included an arts and craft display, hand-rolled cigars, a silent auction, and entertainment by a live DJ from Solid Gold. For more information visit www.vistaoptimist.org.