Better late than ever.


How is your day going? Mine is going "asi, asi" I was down with some sort of weird something that gave me fever, chills here and there, and an uncomfortable feeling in my stomach. Nothing major. My kids got a bug in the last couple of months, then, as usual, Jo followed suit. I've been dodging, slipping and rolling for the last two months but Monday got me. All the good eating, exercise and wellness didn't make my body armour strong enough against whatever got in my body and took me down. Today I felt better, I was able to walk around and go get Cueva ready. Thankfully, Obed is there to cover for me today. Last night it was Jo's turn to cover for me. Oh, the glamour of being a small business owner, am I right?


Behind a little I am with my usual work, like writing this blog and sending out a newsletter, but hey, better late than never, right? I think the only entity that could possibly fine me for being late with my scheduled online doings is Google. Did you know their bots learn if websites are usually and on a schedule putting out content? They are! I only know because I subscribe to all things I believe might be helpful to catch the bots interest and in turn give my website a higher ranking, resulting in more views when people are looking for small plates, tapas, gluten-free, vegan, wine bar, etc. Keeping up with SEO's and Google is more than a full-time job. I mean, Google has what some could call an army of intellectuals writing code and programming the bots that go out moment by moment out on the web looking for the latest of latest content.


Enough of online activity jargon, and more of wine and food.

Last Saturday we had a wonderful and successful wine tasting. We enjoyed some Spanish as well as some Italian wine options. However, Instead of tasting four wines, I surprised everyone with a fifth wine tasting. The option? A delicious lightly sparkling Lambrusco. I treated everyone with house focaccia that I baked earlier that day. Right before service, we topped it with caramelized onions and manchego cheese, then we placed it in the oven for a few minutes to melt the cheese and give the bread a little warmth.


Needless to say, if you were there this past Saturday you know what I am writing about and I want you to know I feel very grateful for your support. This wine club idea is sort of working out. I still end up with too much wine that I must figure out how to sell before the next month comes. It is just another challenge on my table that I am still figuring out how to hack. I know that to make it very worth it, we need more people coming to taste and buying at least the one month option for our wine club that costs $49.99 that comes with two bottles out of the four options we taste every first Saturday of the month. The hacking comes with how to attract more wine lovers who also like to enjoy a little food with their wine. We need to find more adventurous wine aficionados, or simply people who are willing to send their palate on an endeavour of flavour.

About the author:

I chef Oz write these blogs. I am a home cook gone pro when my wife Jo and I decided to open Cueva Bar Cafe in San Diego California. I am passionate about offering a space where people gather for a good time, and to enjoy mindfully prepared tapas, made with love and passion by our culinary team. I'm all about inclusive peace, love, mutual respect, unity, kindness, and compassion under the sun with liberty and justice for all.

Let tapas bring us together!


Cueva Bar Café is my approach to the concept of Tapas with an essence of Mexican cuisine, known for continuous reinvention and embracing evolution, where food is prepared in a cosy, relaxed and inclusive atmosphere.

Letting the inspiration flow and keeping balance in mind, I marry Mexico’s ingredients and flavours with elements from around the U.S and the world using local - organic produce and vendors as much as possible to create both delicious and healthy dishes that have little to zero impact on our environment.


Cueva Bar in San Diego California offers a tapas and small plates inspired menu with plenty of omnivores, gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options.

Every day happy hour is from Tuesday to Saturday from 4 pm to 6 pm.

Happy hour offerings are $2 off all food on the menu and $3 off all drinks by the glass.

Late-night Spanish style happy hour on Friday and Saturday from 9pm to 11pm where we treat you to a tapa or pintxo with each drink you order.

Monthly Wine Tasting. Happens every first Saturday of every month from 3pm-4pm.


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