It often seems like San Diego’s biggest export these days is expats, and I think the one thing we all agree on is that we wish we could get some “x-Berto’s”-style taco shop cuisine. With the occasion of having two San Diego-related events on back-to-back weekends, I thought I’d see what we could do at The Half Orange to slake that thirst.
So, let me introduce the “La Posta No. 8″, a tribute to the most unique menu item from the 24-hour Hillcrest taco shop of the same name. This is grass-fed carne asada, with avocado, pico de gallo, and San Diego style hot sauce, wrapped in a double-tortilla quesadilla. It’s a lot of food, and delicious.
This will be available starting Friday, February 13th, when we’re hosting fellow SD expat Barry Braden and his new Berkeley brewery Fieldwork Brewing. On that day, in addition to Fieldwork’s IPA and Stout, we’ll be featuring Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point to make it a complete San Diego flashback experience.
We’ll be offering the La Posta No. 8 through Saturday, February 21, when we’ll be hosting another San Diego-themed event, celebrating the release of “Black Pet Nat” from our natural winemaking friends in San Diego, Los Pilares. This wine is a bottle-conditioned sparkler made from Cabernet Sauvignon, and we expect it will pair beautifully with this carne asada concoction. On the 21st we’ll also be pouring Los Pilares’ muscat pet nat, and the french pet nat Les Capriades “Pet Sec”.
I hope you’ll come enjoy these events, and this little bit of Bertosness in your life.