Hi Ramona Friends!
It is that time again, our weekend is drawing closer and as I like to say the weekend starts on Thursday. First I want to say thank you to all of the people who came out last week to cruise night with their flags to back the blue! The police chopper even cruised to show a sign of thanks to Ramona for their support. It is the small things like this that truly make our community a special place. I hope you feel that way too!
There are a lot of fun things going on around town this weekend, from cruisin’ to cowboys, and lots of tasty eats in between. So let’s get down to business shall we? We’ll start out with tonight’s cruise night specials and end with some awesome events happening around town this weekend…be sure you read until the end!!
Pamo Valley Winery Tasting Room
Stop by the tasting room for some of their famous Sangria. $5 for a glass tonight! Then you can grab a plate of street tacos from Pepe’s Produce, plates are $5. Ladies, you can still get your hands on blingy t’s and tanks. Stop by tonight and grab a couple to wear on Thursdays!
Ramona Mainstage is serving up $5 beers, hot dogs, and nachos for you tonight. Stop by and grab a seat out front!
The Main Course
Stop by The Main Course tonight for a good meal with a side of classic cars! The Main Course will be serving some special BBQ for tonight’s cruise. Why not have a great dinner and sit outside and enjoy the show?!!
Stop by the Café tonight and enjoy some good down home cooking and a glass of Cruise Night Blue Sangria! You get a refillable glass for $12 and refills for $8. If you love Turtle Rock Ridge Wine and you love food, then you have hit the winning combo here! Be sure when you are down to walk next door to the London Bakery and grab a tasty treat for dessert! While you are there fill out an entry slip to “Name the Knight”. They will be selecting the winner and announcing at their grand opening, the winner will get a gift certificate to the bakery!
Ramona Family Naturals
Have you stopped by Ramona Family Naturals for a cruise night meal yet? Well tonight is one not to be missed! They are cooking up some yummy chicken enchiladas with a Mexican Caesar salad and jicama. This really is a fab place to eat and watch the show!
Packards Coffee Shop
How hungry are you?? Tonight Packards will be serving up their famous Paninis.
Did I mention the Italian Dessert??? YES PLEASE!!!!!
The Ramona Skatepark Champions are really catering to you tonight. Not only are they doling out Root Beer Floats (which you NEED in your life) but they are also going to be a Pokemon Go Pokestop tonight starting at 7pm! So bring some cash, donate your dollars, get a root beer float, and get some Pokeballs while you’re at it!...because all the cool kids are doing it!
The Corn Lady
The Corn Lady will be out tonight with her amazing corn for all of her loyal followers. She will be parked between Ramona Food and Clothes Closet and Main Street Rocha Church. Go get yourself some of the best corn you will EVER eat! Do it!
Open late tonight until 8pm, walk around a check out all of their great handmade items then step outside and get some grub carnival style from Carnival of Food, tonight they will be serving up BBQ’d hamburgers, hot dogs, brauts, and Mr. Scoops will be out with cool treats too!
Ramona Town Radio
Ramona Town Radio will be broadcasting LIVE right outside the Chamber of Commerce building. Have you downloaded their app yet on your phone? Head to the app store and hit download and take Ramona Town Radio with you wherever you go!
Up The Hill Grill
Every Thursday Night you can enjoy Up the Hill Grills Yummy Cruise Night Special, Smoked Sausage Sandwich with grilled mushrooms, and cheese on a roll with fries. Let me also just add my additional 2 cents on their burgers…AMAZING!! Really go there for a burger tonight, you won’t be sad, you’ll be happy! Plus, who wouldn’t want to watch the cars go by from their patio! Lots of other great and tasty things on the menu as well!
San Diego Sunshine
San Diego Sunshine is open late tonight until 9pm. Stop by their tasting room located at 432 Maple Street Ste. 6 after you’ve watched the cruise and stuffed yourself with amazing food and try one of their local specialty drinks. You won’t know that you LOVE it until you try it!
Call in your order to Pizza Hut tonight and get a large 1 topping pizza for $7.99 from 6-9pm. Go pick it up and grab your seats on the street and watch the cars go by while enjoying your pie! Since I am a sucker for pizza, this is super easy and super tasty!!
Spots that are Open Late Till 8 (that I know of J)
Fashionably Late Boutique
Unicorn Books and Gifts
A Classic Tale (Open until 7pm)
Sunshine Spirits (Open until 9pm)
The Mason Jar –
The rest of your weekend goes something like this….
We have so many wonderful wineries here in town (as you’ll see below) Here are the wineries that are open on Friday to start your weekend off. (and for your convenience click on the name of the winery and it will take you right to their Facebook page so that you can be a pal and “Like” their page)!
11am – 5pm
Pamo Valley Winery Tasting Room
2pm – 8pm
Turtle Rock Ridge Vineyard Winery
10am – 7pm
Altipiano Vineyard and Winery
12pm – 6pm
Ramona Ranch Winery
11pm – 6pm
La Finquita Winery
2pm – 7pm
This Saturday is National Day of the Cowboy at Mountain Valley Ranch. There will be live re-enactments and tons of cowboy gear along with some down home cowboy music. This event is always a fun time! Food, music, cowboys and gun fights. Does it get any better than that? Admission is free. What a great event for the entire family! Stop by from 12pm to 5pm for some fun!
Ramona Certified Farmers Market this Saturday morning from 9am to 1pm. With vendors ranging from produce to plants there really is a little bit of everything at the Farmers Market. Stop by the Kmart parking lot to check it out for yourself. Are you a vendor who makes something AWESOME or do you have something AMAZING to sell? Why not try out the Farmer’s Market? I would to see our Farmer’s Market become a huge event that draws a ton of people. Give it a try!!! Visit www.ramonafarmersmarket.ning.com to get more information about how to become a vendor at the Market!!
Did you do some produce shopping from our farmer stands last weekend? If not do it this weekend! Our local farmers are truly such an asset to our town! Plus who doesn’t love homegrown, organic, fresh produce! Why not spend some time and stop at all of them this weekend! Here is what I want you to do… go to the farm stands take a selfie of you and the veggies and send it to me! I want to see you out in the community! (send photos to firstname.lastname@example.org)
Local Farm Stands open for business:
401 Pile Street
1914 Pamo Road
Kountry Made Farm
1121 11th Street
3326 Highway 67
252 Steffy Road
456 Telford Lane
Looking for some Saturday afternoon fun? Swing by ChuckAlek Brewery for their Dog Day of Summer event starting at 3pm! They will be having their July Beer release – Sour Blonde with Watermelon (sounds amazing) and Bohemian Summer (a Czech Pilsner) At 5pm there will be BBQ and music by the Sunnyside Strings. They have some fun games planned too making this an event that is family friendly!
Every weekend is another opportunity to WINEd down! Here are some cool things happening at some of our local wineries and tasting rooms:
(photo credit: sandiego.org)
Turtle Rock Ridge Vineyard Winery
Every day is a special day at TRR stop by this weekend and say hi to my good friend Barbara Blankenbaker this Saturday. Grab a glass of Hello Sexy and relax!
Wine, art and music, what more could you want? This weekend enjoy live original music by Salvador Padilla and some beautiful sculptures by numerous Latin American artists. Their new bar is up and just waiting for you!
La Finquita Winery & Vineyard
Why not stop by La Finquita Winery this weekend? The A/C will be on and you can even order one of their yummy wine slushies! Sounds like a great time to me, plus it is Christmas in July at the winery this weekend. Start your shopping early! Santa was spotted there last weekend in his Bermuda shorts doing some early shopping!
Vineyard Grant James
Vineyard Grant James summer dinner series continues this weekend featuring Chef Erin Sealy with a wine and food pairing dinner!!! $65 per person, you will want to reserve your spot for this tasty event!! Buy tickets at www.vineyardgrantjames.com
Barrel 1 Winery
Stop by Barrel 1 and enjoy their newly released 2015 Spanish Blush, it is a blush of Tempranillo. This is truly one of my favorite wineries and is always a treat to visit!
Visit Schwaesdall this Sunday from 1pm to 4pm for some wine and the blues. These are always nice relaxing and fun gatherings! They have pizza for sale so you can eat while enjoying some original blues tunes! Bring a chair or a blanket and enjoy your Sunday!
Sunday Ramona Family Naturals will be hosting a Snack and Paint event from 11am to 12pm. Envision Color will be on hand giving a guided lesson to your littles as they snack on an almond butter and jelly smoothie (Yum). Cost for this event is $10 and includes all the materials for the art project and smoothie! Reserve your spot today by calling 949-784-9312.
Next Saturday Heart and Hooves Therapy will be hosting an AMAZING event at Ramona Mainstage, Memories of Elvis will be an awesome show for the entire family benefitting Heart and Hooves. Bring the family out and listen to some fabulous Elvis impersonators in concert. There are still tickets available for this great event. To purchase tickets, visit: www.ramonamainstage.com
There you have it! Four days full of fun this weekend! Stay cool and stay safe! Have a great weekend Ramona!