EDITOR’S NOTE: Aaron Burgin contributed to this report.
ENCINITAS — Soulful Motown music competes with conversation and laughter as families and friends drink craft beer and enjoy plant-based cuisine.
This was the scene at last weekend’s grand opening of Modern Times Far West Lounge in Encinitas.
But behind the vintage-style ceramic cats and macramé hanging plants is a more recent story of how the stylish brewery and restaurant came to exist.
In summer 2017, Modern Times submitted a proposal to open a tasting