The 8th Annual Taste of Vista was held on Wednesday, June 15, 2016. The Golden Fork Award was awarded to the restaurant that the attendees voted on for “Best Taste”. The first winner of the Prestigious Golden Fork Award went to When Pigs Fly. They are located at 1211 East Vista Way and owned by Dale and Tammy Ginos. On Wednesday, Jeffrey Frankel, Executive Director of the Vista Village Business Association, Debbie Medrano and Tammy Pollock, Event Planners, visited the restaurant and presented Dale and Tammy with their award for their participation in the Taste of Vista. 2016 “When Pigs Fly” was the 1st winner of the Golden Fork Award. Over 800 samples were given out by Dale personally. Next year there will also be a “Best Sip” award for all the breweries that participate. The Village Association wants to create a recognition that the restaurants and breweries will want to compete for.
Dale began his barbecue career by entering his first competition at the Stagecoach Music Festival in 2007. He was an auto mechanic at his gas station which was converted into a convenience store at the time. The kids all moved out and he fell into the hobby of cooking brisket and wanted to start his own barbecue business. His wife Tammy was not as excited as Dale and said “You can start a business When Pigs Fly”, hence the name. If you can save the money up I will support you to do this”. It took him 3 years to save the money and he proceeded with the business. Now they are getting bigger and need to find a brick and mortar location that has room for indoor seating. The current location is great for Take-Out, plus it has 6 inside benches and an outside patio that seats about 30. “People want to come in groups and sit down to eat”, he said.
SAVE the dates for 2 more Vista Village Business Association Summer Events In Historic Downtown Vista
This years Barbecue Classic will be on Friday July 29, and Saturday, July 30, 2016. They are anticipating 65 barbecue competitors in this years classic. Dale was instrumental on beginning the Barbecue Classic 8 years ago. The 27th Annual Rod Run will be held on Sunday, August 7, 2016.