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Wet Stone Wine Bar and Cafe

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BANKER’S HILL.  I recently made my first trip to Wet Stone Wine Bar and Cafe.  And now I can’t wait to go back again.  It was quiet, peaceful, and the food was simple but delicious.  Wet Stone has an unassuming exterior and is tucked into a quiet part of Banker’s Hill.  It’s the type of place you might walk by without even noticing it.  But that would be a mistake.

We arrived for lunch hungry and decided to start with the Garbanzo and Avocado Sandwich.  A puree of chickpeas, avocado, and basil make up the base of this sandwich.  You then pick your bread: multi-grain, pita, or ciabatta (we picked pita).  The sandwich usually comes with piquillo aioli which is NOT vegan.  However, our very accommodating server brought us a side of home made chimichurri sauce instead.

Sandwiches also come with a mixed green or the grain of the day.  After learning the grain of the day was farro, it wasn’t even a choice!  The grain salad was mixed with greens and topped with a light dressing.  It was light and flavorful and the perfect accompaniment to the sandwich.

 

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I was also excited to try the Hummus plate.  And let me reassure you that this is not your ordinary Hummus plate — the hummus is accompanied by pita, medjool dates, and pomegranate seeds.  The pita was soft and the hummus fresh and smooth.  Add a piece of date and some pomegranate seeds to any bite, and you have a perfect taste combination!

 

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We were eating at Wet Stone on a hot day, and I decided to order an iced tea.  My expectation was for a drink that would cool me down.  What arrived was so much more.  The tea was obviously fresh brewed and was infused with a hint of lemon and mint.

 

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The interior of Wet Stone is peaceful, calm, and inviting.  The perfect place for a quick rejuvenating meal on your own or a a place to settle in with friends to catch up.

 

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If you’re ready to soak up some of the San Diego sun, there are also a row of benches at an outdoor bar.  I hope you enjoy your trip to Wet Stone as much as I did 🙂

 

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1927 4th Avenue

San Diego, CA 92101

619.255.2856

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