BO-BEAU KITCHEN + GARDEN
The popular Cohn Restaurant Group recently
opened this East County outpost where
“bohemian chic meets industrial elegance” or, as
we like to call it, delicious bistro-style food and
a fun outdoor beer garden in La Mesa Village.
8384 La Mesa Boulevard, La Mesa
San Diego barbecue may not have the national
acclaim of its peers in Carolina or Texas, but
locally, Phil’s is a star. Go hungry and leave your
white pants at home.
9816 Mission Gorge Road, Santee
SAN PASQUAL WINERY
You don’t need your passport to sample wines
crafted from grapes grown in Baja California.
Simply stop by this La Mesa urban winery to sip
your fill in a wine-making warehouse setting.
8140 Center Street, La Mesa
EAST COUNTY BREWS
San Diego’s booming craft brew experience exists out East at Manzanita
Brewing Company in Santee (10151 Prospect Avenue) and Alpine
Beer Company in Alpine (2351 Alpine Boulevard), the “home of pure
hoppiness” and “killer IPAs.”
Main Street USA is alive and well in San Diego’s East County
towns of La Mesa, El Cajon and Alpine, where suburb meets small
town and families enjoy dining, shopping and outdoor activities
away from the hustle of the urban and beach environments.
Kitchen + Garden
Cowles Mountain Trail
MISSION TRAILS PARK
Burn off all that food and
drink with a day of hiking
and exploring any part of this
5,800-acre regional park in
East San Diego, which includes
Lake Murray, the Old Mission
Dam and the Cowles Mountain
Trail, a popular climb that
ascends to nearly 1,600 feet
above sea level, offering a
panoramic view of the area.
1 Father Junipero Serra Trail,
BET ON IT!
Lady Luck may be on your
side in East County. Ante up
for bingo, poker, various table
games and 2,000 slot machines
at Viejas Casino (5000 Willows
Road). The Grove Steakhouse
offers up the royal treatment
via a five-course meal with wine
pairings for only $75, while
the buffet keeps the crowds
sated with inclusive beer, wine,
champagne and even a Bloody
for a great