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Chamber welcomes Manzanita Roasting Co.

Ribbon cutting for Manzanita Roasting Company Tuesday afternoon with co-owner Samantha Nawrocki. Also shown are various VIPs, including Miss Escondido and her court, Chamber of Commerce CEO J.R. Rowten, Mayor Paul McNamara, councilmembers Tina Inscoe and Joe Garcia, among many others.

The Escondido Chamber of Commerce Tuesday afternoon held a wide-armed welcome for the Manzanita Roasting Company and co-owner Samantha Nawrocki. The coffee shop is located in the lobby of the Ritz.

But the occasion was also to show off the remodeled Grand and to give awards for the Best Restaurants. 

The event was the Chamber’s 2nd in-person mixer at the Ritz Theatre. It was a robustly attended mixer with many new faces and some very familiar ones gathering to make new connections and celebrate the Chamber’s Best of Escondido Eats Award winners.

VIPs who attended include City Council members Tina Inscoe and Joe Garcia and Mayor McNamara for their participating. The Ritz for hosted and the Grand Restaurant Group for providing the food we all enjoyed.

The Chamber also congratulated the 1st annual Best of Escondido Eats winners. 

Best of Escondido Eats

Best Bakery = Cute Cakes 

Best BBQ = Mike’s BBQ 

Best Breakfast = Home Sweet Home Cafe

Best Brewery = Stone Brewing Co. 

Best Coffee House = Blue Mug Coffee & Tea

Best Deli Sandwich = Agrusas’s Super Sandwiches

Best Dessert = EscoGelato 

Best Hamburger = Burger Bench 

Best Italian Restaurant = Filippi’s Pizza Grotto 

Best Mediterranean Cuisine = Ali Baba Mediterranean Cuisine 

Best Pho/Noodle House = Pho Saigon Express 

Best Pizza = Killer Pizza From Mars, 

Best Seafood (TIE) = Four Tunas Fish & Bar

Best Seafood (TIE) = The Brigantine

Best Smoothie = Jamba Juice

Best Sushi = Mikko Sushi

Best Winery = Orfila Vineyards & Winery 

Best Mexican Restaurant = Cocina del Charro

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