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Top 10 Things to do in Del Mar

Top 10 Things to do in Del Mar

by IRIS Food & Spirits, October 18, 2016

Ask 10 different people their favorite thing about Del Mar, and you’ll get 10 different answers. Our little seaside town of 4300 has something that appeals to everyone from thrillists to luxury-seekers and everyone in between. Take a look below, where we’ve assembled an eclectic list of some of our … Continue reading

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Best Business Lunch in Del Mar to Impress Your Client

Best Business Lunch in Del Mar to Impress Your Client

by IRIS Food & Spirits, September 20, 2016

Business lunches are more than a classic strategy to impress clients and seal deals. Some of the most famous business decisions have been made over a Caesar salad and a martini or two. For example, the concept for Southwest Airlines was pitched over lunch in 1966, and the founders of … Continue reading

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5 Benefits of Eating Local

5 Benefits of Eating Local

by IRIS Food & Spirits, August 4, 2016

Once you eat local, you’ll never go back. If you’ve ever tried a tomato freshly picked from your garden, you know what we’re talking about. The experience is unbelievably different than if you’d bought a tomato at the grocery store. The color is more vibrant, the texture is more appealing, … Continue reading

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How to Choose Your Go-To Cocktail

How to Choose Your Go-To Cocktail

by IRIS Food & Spirits, July 1, 2016

How to Choose Your Go-To Cocktail   The process of choosing the perfect drink is a lot like selecting a potential mate. You don’t want to settle for something too simple, yet high maintenance and flashy don’t quite describe your type either. Your go-to cocktail needs to be classy, unique, … Continue reading

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Ultimate Guide to the Del Mar Races

Ultimate Guide to the Del Mar Races

by IRIS Food & Spirits, June 22, 2016

Ultimate Guide to the 2016 Del Mar Races It’s that time of year again. Summertime, yes. But more specifically, it’s time for the Del Mar Horseraces, a favorite around here. We love everything about it, from the Opening Day hats to the thrill of betting (and winning) and the (practically … Continue reading

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6 San Diego First Date Tips

6 San Diego First Date Tips

by IRIS Food & Spirits, May 17, 2016

First dates can be nerve-racking. You want to make a good impression without trying too hard. You want to relax and have fun while also making an effort to get to know your date. The pressure to get it right (especially if you’re the one doing the planning) can be … Continue reading

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Wine and Food Pairing Guide

Wine and Food Pairing Guide

by IRIS Food & Spirits, April 11, 2016

At IRIS, we are not only passionate about great food, but also about great wine. Although the status quo dictates that there are strict conventions over wine and food pairings, we are firm believers in the idea that individual preference should determine how you pair your food and wine. There … Continue reading

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New English Beer Dinner

by Nick Sinutko, June 24, 2015

IRIS Food & Spirits Presents… The New English Beer Dinner – Master Brewer Simon Lacey of New English Brewing & Executive Chef Tommy Golden of IRIS Food & Spirits are teaming up to create four off-menu dishes to pair perfectly with four of Simon’s delicious hand-crafted beers. First Course: New English … Continue reading

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Wine Dinner w/ Casa De Uvas

by Nick Sinutko, March 20, 2015

Join us on April 22nd for an exciting night of special off-menu dishes created by our Executive Chef & Owner Tommy Golden, paired with wines presented by Sommelier Jessie Casanova of Casa De Uvas. First Course 2013 Riverlore Sauvignon Blanc – Marlborough, New Zealand Day Scallop & Shrimp Cake, Baby Arugula, … Continue reading

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