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New Bar Manager for Bankers Hill & AleSmith's Tony Gwynn Event

Plus, the first annual San Diego Urban Wine Week.

Kris Rizzato
Kris Rizzato

BANKERS HILL— Replacing Christian Siglin at BANKERS HILL BAR + Restaurant is newly-appointed bar manager Kris Rizzato, who has more than eight years of bartending experience and was most recently at the acclaimed Spoonbar inside h2hotel in Healdsburg. Rizzato will be contributing new cocktails to the menu, adding to the restaurant's list of signature drinks. For Mother's Day, the eatery is pouring a special "MOMosa", made with sparkling wine, passion fruit, lemon, orange, guava and St. Germain. [EaterWire]

MIRAMAR— AleSmith Brewing Company is honoring the late, great Tony Gywnn on Saturday, May 9, which would have been his birthday, with an event featuring a bottle release of the brewery's Hall of Fame: Tony Gwynn Imperial San Diego Pale Ale .394; all proceeds from the beer will go towards building the Tony Gwynn Museum, which will raise money for the Tony & Alicia Gwynn Foundation. The Gwynn Gourmet Food Truck will be on hand and the tasting room's special tap list will include a collaboration beer with Alicia Gwynn and San Diego Pale Ale .394 on cask. [EaterWire]

AROUND TOWN— From June 1 to June 7, the San Diego Urban Wineries collective, made up of more than a dozen local wineries including Vesper Vineyards and Vinavanti Urban Winery, is hosting the first annual San Diego Urban Wine Week. Thoughout the week, select wineries will be offering half-off wine tastings or glasses of wine and 10% off bottles. A centerpiece event, called Sip the City, will be held at The Headquarters on June 4 and feature tastings from ten wineries for $10 [Eaterwire]

Bankers Hill Bar & Restaurant

2202 4th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101 619-231-0222