A Most Unexpected Location for a Restaurant

October 8, 2012 | By | Comments (2)
Vintana Exterior

Photograph courtesy of Mark Nagel

Does anyone else want to talk about this multi-use tenancy: a restaurant and a car dealership in one building? Immediately what sprung to my mind was: “Only in LA.” But then I was immediately wrong, because it’s in Northern San Diego.

I only wish Vintana Wine + Dine had had more fun with their location on the menu. Like why no Dual Variable Valve Timing salad? Or a 380hp cocktail? Apparently, they do have a vodka lounge and a bunch of local craft beers.

So the question is, Does every car dealership need a restaurant? Or does every restaurant need a car dealership? If anyone’s bought a car recently, you know how pleasing three shots of vodka can be, with a chaser, after sitting at the salesperson’s desk for an hour, while they “go talk to their manager.”

COMMENTS

  1. Christine Ciarmello

    Sorry to hear it. Sounds like fun.

    October 22, 2012 at 3:11 pm
  2. Lucinda Abbott

    That’s nothing, Christine, you missed the bowling alley/Thai restaurant in Palo Alto. It was torn down last year, sadly…

    October 22, 2012 at 7:31 am

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