Food

  • Bushfire Kitchen brings new Beachside dining option

    Bushfire Kitchen brings new Beachside dining option

    Bushfire Kitchen opened on Nov. 1 in Beachside Del Mar, specializing in farm fresh food made the old fashioned way. Dishes on the menu are made from scratch using only the “best of the best” ingredients, cooked simply with bold flavors. “We just tried to focus on good, quality healthy food that...

  • Food for the free spirited: Flower Child now open in Del Mar

    Food for the free spirited: Flower Child now open in Del Mar

    Flower Child opened in Flower Hill Promenade on Dec. 6, inspired by the mission to deliver “healthy food for a happy world.”  The delicious and nutritious menu is mix-and-match style, allowing guests to select their favorite combinations of vegetables and grains such as simple sautéed broccoli,...

  • Oggi's celebrates 25 years of pizza, beer, community

    Oggi's celebrates 25 years of pizza, beer, community

    Twenty-five years ago, Oggi’s Sports Brewhouse Pizza got its start in Carmel Valley. Since then, the Hadjis’ family pizzeria has now grown to include 15 restaurants, including the newest in Barstow and one in Glendale, Arizona.  They are the official pizza of the San Diego Chargers and on Sundays,...

  • Nékter moves to new location

    Nékter moves to new location

    Nékter Juice Bar has moved to a new location in the Del Mar Highlands Town Center. The much larger space is located on the top level of the center, next door to Bath & Body Works. Inside the new Nkter. Mendocino Farms Sandwich Market will take Nékter’s former space next to Carnitas Snack Shack....

  • Flower Child to bring 'healthy food for a happy world' in Del Mar

    Flower Child to bring 'healthy food for a happy world' in Del Mar

    Flower Child, the healthy, happy, fast-casual restaurant by Sam Fox, will debut its first San Diego location at Del Mar’s Flower Hill Promenade in early December 2016. Inspired by the fundamental desire to deliver healthy food for a happy world, Flower Child offers conveniently nutritious food...

  • Bushfire Kitchen coming to Beachside Del Mar

    Bushfire Kitchen coming to Beachside Del Mar

    Construction is underway on the new Bushfire Kitchen, set to open in Beachside Del Mar by early October. The Mango Drive location will be the third for the eatery that focuses on fresh, affordable and organic meals — the first Bushfire opened in Temecula in 2012 and a sister restaurant opened in...

  • Alfonso’s of La Jolla now located in Solana Beach

    Alfonso’s of La Jolla now located in Solana Beach

    After more than four decades, Alfonso’s of La Jolla is no longer located in La Jolla, but rather, Solana Beach. The popular Mexican restaurant opened its new space mid-June in Solana Beach’s Beachwalk Shopping Center. “We’ve been busy pretty much every day since we opened,” said Jorge Fierro, who...

  • Crudo opens in Pacific Highlands Ranch

    Crudo opens in Pacific Highlands Ranch

    Crudo by Pascal Lorange held a grand opening gala on Aug. 3 in the Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch, complete with classic cars, a red carpet arrival, small bites of Chef Pascal’s gourmet dishes and glasses of sparkling wine with fresh kumquats. After a soft opening last week, Chef Lorange is...

  • Carnitas with a smile: Torrey Hills’ Porkyland

    Carnitas with a smile: Torrey Hills’ Porkyland

    Pepe and Deborah Stepensky have been in the restaurant business for 30 years, currently running four eateries in San Diego — but they’ve never enjoyed the experience more than with the Porkyland in their own backyard of Torrey Hills. “We really enjoy being here, this is like the neighborhood restaurant...

  • Del Mar Village Association to present Taste of Del Mar

    The Del Mar Village Association will host the first evening Taste of Del Mar event on Sept. 8 in the Del Mar Village from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. This year the focus will be on the culinary arts and talents of Del Mar’s top chefs, along with beer, wine, cider, mead and distilled spirit tastings, called...

  • Fiesta del Sol coming up May 30-31 in Solana Beach

    Don’t miss the 36th annual Celebration of Fiesta del Sol — Solana Beach’s official kick-off to summer! The Solana Beach Chamber of Commerce hosts this free two-day music and crafts event from May 30-31. Once again, the Belly Up Tavern has lined up a great list of musicians to perform over the two-day...

  • Choice Superfood Bar & Juicery offers healthier choices for Solana Beach

    Choice Superfood Bar & Juicery offers healthier choices for Solana Beach

    Solana Beach has a new restaurant in town to help residents make healthier choices. Nearly a year after the launch of its original location in Carlsbad, Choice Superfood Bar & Juicery recently opened its second site in Solana Beach’s Boardwalk shopping center. “We’re bringing something new and...

  • Grounds for success: Lofty Coffee opens shop in Solana Beach

    Grounds for success: Lofty Coffee opens shop in Solana Beach

    A popular Encinitas coffee shop has opened a branch in Solana Beach. Nearly four years after the company established its original café in Encinitas, Lofty Coffee Co. officially opened its Solana Beach shop May 11. “It’s the perfect location,” said general manager Meaghan Hammarsten. “There’s...

  • L’Auberge Del Mar’s Coastline pairs elegant yet casual fare

    L’Auberge Del Mar, A Destination Hotel, is debuting Coastline, an open-air restaurant offering exquisite views of the Pacific while wowing diners with dynamic Coastal Californian Cuisine. Coastline brings a creative approach to seafood-centric dining, highlighting all the best San Diego has to...

  • The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe unveils new bar

    The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe unveils new bar

    The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe opened its new bar on April 8, The Huntsman, a renovation of the Olde Bar off the Inn’s main lobby. With a rustic, equestrian ambience and a celebration of American bourbon and whiskey, guests and locals will feel like they are stepping back in time as they enjoy an old...

  • Locals bring Jersey Mike’s Subs to Del Mar

    Locals bring Jersey Mike’s Subs to Del Mar

    After introducing Jersey Mike’s Subs to San Diego six years ago, locals Cathy and Mike Brown are finally bringing the sub sandwich chain home. Owned and operated by the Carmel Valley couple, Jersey Mike’s Subs opened its doors Feb. 25 at Beachside Del Mar. “It is really exciting for us to finally...

  • Seasalt Del Mar offers ocean fare with decided Italian influence

    Seasalt Del Mar offers ocean fare with decided Italian influence

    For the concept of his newest restaurant, Salvatore Ercolano decided to just go with the flow. In mid-February, he opened Seasalt Del Mar, a casual, Italian-inspired seafood restaurant that overlooks the Los Peñasquitos Lagoon, with the Pacific Ocean within view. “Seasalt Del Mar is my premier...

  • Award-winning chef Anthony Sinsay joins Jake’s Del Mar team

    Award-winning chef Anthony Sinsay joins Jake’s Del Mar team

    Jake’s Del Mar announces that San Diego’s native son, Anthony Sinsay, has returned and is the new dining room chef at Jake’s Del Mar. Sinsay joins the T S Restaurants family in preparation for the opening of Duke’s La Jolla, where he will be executive chef. Duke’s La Jolla is the T S Restaurants’...

  • DIY pizza concept to ‘rev’ things up in Carmel Valley

    DIY pizza concept to ‘rev’ things up in Carmel Valley

    San Diego will soon be home to PizzaRev, a build-your-own pizza concept that has earned a loyal following in Southern California for its fresh take on an American favorite. Opening in Torrey Highlands Village in March, PizzaRev will offer pizza with locally sourced vegetables and toppings, fresh...

  • Candy apple pancakes, Winter Harvest Benedict on new menu at Snooze in Del Mar Highlands Center

    Candy apple pancakes, Winter Harvest Benedict on new menu at Snooze in Del Mar Highlands Center

    Snooze, an AM Eatery in Del Mar Highlands Town Center, is whipping up wintertime flavors such as candy apple pancakes and a twist on eggs benedict featuring San Diego’s own Susie’s Farm veggies. The seasonal special Winter Harvest Benny features sweet potato polenta cakes topped with griddled...

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