Last night we got hungry and all decided to make the drive up to Escondido and try out the Stone Brewery Bistro. I had really been wanting to go for quite some time. Kurt, Nathalie, Mary and I all caught a late reservation. I have to say, I was pleased. Although when you go to a brewery like stone, one would assume they only serve stone beers; quite the contrary. I committed sacrilege and ordered Pliny anyway (had to get two since they are only served in 8 oz. glasses). The food was pretty good, I even ate some of kurts ceviche. After we got back home, Nathalie unpacked from Japan (2+ months later). Thanks for the Sake!
Here is the other nights tasting. It was a collaboration between Russian River and Avery brewery. It was very good. And earlier today, out of nowhere, it hailed for a while with a bunch of thunder and lightning. People from SD aren't used to this kind of weather I guess. Here is a photo right after the hail.