August 2017 Around Town 6

Now Open – Del Mar’s First Brewery, Viewpoint Brewing Co.

On Wednesday, July 19, Viewpoint Brewing Co., Del Mar’s first craft brewery, held its grand opening, coinciding with the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club’s Opening Day. Founded by local chef and home brewer Charles Koll, the brewery and restaurant is located next to the Del Mar Fairgrounds just off the 5 freeway’s Via de la Valle exit. Its arrival brings to Del Mar a seasonal restaurant focused on changing the point of view of traditional gastro pub dining alongside its namesake craft beer.

SDRVC Receives Grants for River Path Del Mar Extension

The San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy (SDRVC) has been awarded two grants to fund the studies needed to move forward with the design and planning of the River Path Del Mar Phase 3 Extension Project, the final segment of the path. REI and The Malk Nature Fund each have granted the SDRVC $15,000 to cover the estimated $30,000 cost of completing the topographical and right-of-way mapping and biological studies. SDRVC is working closely with the City of Del Mar on the River Path Del Mar project.

Nativa Interiors Remodels Solana Beach Location

Local design firm Nativa Interiors fully remodeled their Solana Beach location recently. All architectural structures and cabinetry was built in their factory, the same factory where they build the furniture they sell at their stores. John Hayward, one of the senior designers at the company, designed the space. The redesign comes after nine years at the same location in Cedros.


Thoroughbred race fans celebrated San Diego’s biggest equestrian event in style this year, with Valenti International as title sponsor of Opening Day at Del Mar. More than 40,000 fans were in attendance on Wednesday, July 19, for one of the most fabulous, fashionable and fun festivities in the west. Valenti International featured signature touches throughout the track, including a winner’s circle presentation and judging the “Most Glamorous” hat in Del Mar’s highly successful Opening Day Hats Contest. Valenti International will also be partnering with the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club for another historical equestrian event, as title sponsor of the Breeders’ Cup Barn at the Beach, October 28 – November 4, 2017.

Local author pens sci-fi novel

Todd Wonkka, Assistant-Pro at the Del Mar Country Club for 8 years now, is soon releasing his first novel titled Under The Rug. A gripping story about friendship and finding one’s self, set against the backdrop of a provocative Hollywood lifestyle, Wonkka describes it as psychological fiction with a touch of satire. The novel will be released on Inkshares. Show your support for Wonkka by pre-ordering your copy/copies today! |

Comedy Lineup

KAABOO Del Mar has announced its 2017 HUMOR ME comedy lineup for its third annual live music and entertainment experience happening September 15-17, 2017. Take a break from dancing to sit back and laugh with nationally recognized comics at HUMOR ME, KAABOO’s indoor comedy club. Late-night show regular Sebastian Maniscalco, actor and former Saturday Night Live comedian David Spade, and Grammy-winner for 2017’s Best Comedy Album, Patton Oswalt, are among the nation’s funniest names in comedy headlining this year’s HUMOR ME stage.

Resounding Joy Moves To New Location

Resounding Joy and MusicWorx has moved to a new location since June, one mile down Sorrento Valley Rd. The new address is 10455 Sorrento Valley Rd., Ste 208 San Diego, CA 92121. They offer individual and group music experiences in the relocated Music Wellness Center, including a robust music therapy program for people with Parkinson’s.

Jazz Under The Stars Presented By Smooth Jazz KIFM

Enjoy live smooth jazz at Pala Casino’s Starlight Theatre on Saturday, August 12th. The show stars renowned singer/songwriter/musician Bobby Caldwell (What You Won’t Do For Love), along with international jazz trio, The Foreign Affair Trio featuring Michael Lington, Alex Bugnon, and Marc Antoine. Tickets range from $15-$35 with VIP tickets at $65 and can be purchased online. Smooth Jazz KIFM is back in San Diego and can be found on 98.1 HD-2, streamed at or through the Sunny 98.1 app. |

Breeders’ Cup Barn at the Beach 
Special Events

The Breeders’ Cup “Barn at the Beach” will be the site for a week of events surrounding the much-anticipated Breeders’ Cup World Championships coming to the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club. The Festival Week is set for October 28 – November 4. The Barn at the Beach will be a unique oceanfront venue providing a dramatic gathering place for attendees from across the globe and local community members to come together for special events celebrating the internationally acclaimed horseracing event Del Mar. |

Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito’s Horseshoe Corn Hole Tournament

Chris Roth and Brett Jerhoff the Jr. Board charity Horseshoe Corn Hole Tournament August 26th at Del Mar Dog Beach. These successful and charming young gentlemen, along with the rest of this well-established board, bring together food, craft beer, and hundreds of fun and sun loving professionals for this premier annual North County event. Like the Jr Board generally, it’s a little networking, mixed with a lot of fun and just the right amount of chilled foam to top it off.