Frubble, the hot Santee eatery that just made the 10News A-List for best tea house (think Thai tea with boba), is having a special fundraising event on Saturday for a special cause – the community. Mark and Caroline Baker, owners of Frubble, opened the restaurant two years ago in part to provide a safe place for Santee kids to hang out. They have three computers, free wi-fi, good food, and plenty of comfy couches and chairs to crash in. In the past they have held an After-Prom night to give seniors a fun, alcohol-free party for after the prom, and Frubble is possibly the only all-ages music venue in East County.
Over the two years, Frubble has hosted over 40 local and regional acts for free concerts, but one thing has been sorely lacking – an actual stage for performances. In order to rectify this problem, the Bakers are holding a special fundraising day on Saturday, January 15, with all proceeds going toward building the stage. Mark and Caroline have worked hard to make Frubble a special place in Santee and a safe haven for kids, and they deserve all the support they can get. If you have never been to Frubble, consider this the perfect time to check them out. Order a frubble and a wrap with homemade chips and you’ll be glad you did (my favorite combination is a large peach frubble and a tuna wrap). You can also donate directly to the stage fund. Frubble is located in the Pathways Community Church center at the intersection of Mast Blvd. and Carlton Hills Blvd. You can also visit them on the web at http://www.frubble.com/.