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AleSmith's New Hours; San Marcos Gets a Slater's 50/50; Latin Food Fest

MIRAMARAleSmith Brewing Company is expanding their tasting room hours; starting Monday, September 9, they'll officially be open every day. This coming Monday also marks the launch of their new Library Sale; starting at noon, and continuing Monday to Thursday until their stock is depleted, the brewery will sell vintage bottles, including Barrel Aged Decadence 2011 and Barrel Aged Speedway 2012. [Facebook]

SAN MARCOSSlater's 50/50 will be opening a new location in San Marcos that'll be accessible to the North County coastal and inland areas. The U-T reports that this branch, the company's seventh, should be open by this winter. [U-T]

AROUND TOWN— A food extravaganza is headed to town via the ¡LATIN FOOD FEST!, with culinary programming, from events to classes, scheduled from September 12-15. A couple of highlights: chef Javier Plascencia, Aaron Sanchez and Chad White will cook a Flavors of The Americas benefit dinner for the San Diego Food Bank's Childhood Hunger Initiative on Friday, September 13 at 6:30 p.m. and on Saturday, September 14 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., check out the Grand Tasting, with over 100 Latin chefs, restaurants, wine and a michelada and tequila bar; a special Baja pavilion will highlight the region's deliciousness. [EaterWire]

DOWNTOWNViVa Bar + Kitchen has a new executive chef, Ted Ortega (Anthology, Hexagone), who has also done a stint at the Grant Grill and is an avid bread-baker. [EaterWire]

AleSmith Brewing Company

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