Food

  • Bottlecraft curated beer boutique, bar opens in Solana Beach

    Bottlecraft curated beer boutique, bar opens in Solana Beach

    Bottlecraft Beer Shop and Tasting Room is now pouring in Solana Beach. Inside the craft beer boutique beer-lovers will find everything from sours to stouts and barrel-aged to blondes, available by the taste or by the bottle. Owner Brian Jensen said Bottlecraft is different than a normal bar and...

  • Pappalecco brings a 'Tuscan home' to Carmel Valley

    Pappalecco brings a 'Tuscan home' to Carmel Valley

    Pappalecco has opened in Del Mar Highlands Town Center, bringing a true taste of Tuscany to Carmel Valley. Now with his sixth San Diego location, Pappalecco’s Chef Lorenzo Bucci credits his success to the simplicity and authenticity of the food – from gelato to panini and pastries – and the welcoming...

  • 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...

  • Tasting Room Del Mar offers craft beer, boutique wine

    Tasting Room Del Mar offers craft beer, boutique wine

    Craft beer has finally come to Del Mar. Del Mar’s first brewery, Vigilante Brewing, is due to make its debut later this year, and much-anticipated beer-and-wine-centric Tasting Room Del Mar officially opened its doors last month. Spearheaded by father-son duo David and Evan Taylor, Tasting Room...

  • Carmel Valley couple to open coffeehouse in Del Mar

    Carmel Valley couple to open coffeehouse in Del Mar

    Brick 15 to serve up music scene

  • Author seeks to find germ of truth in gluten-free controversy

    To eat or not to eat gluten — that is one of the most-asked health questions of today. Author Stephen Yafa set out to make that question easier to answer for readers of his latest book, “Grain of Truth: The Real Case For and Against Wheat and Gluten.” “I didn’t go in prejudiced one way or another,”...

  • Porkyland ready to bring its Mexican fare to Carmel Valley shopping center

    Porkyland ready to bring its Mexican fare to Carmel Valley shopping center

    Fish tacos, carne asada burritos and chipotle chicken jumbo quesadillas will soon be served up to cure Mexican food cravings, as a new Porkyland location is set to open in Torrey Hills Center this week. The restaurant has built a reputation in San Diego over the past 33 years for its authentic...

  • Renowned chef opening Crudo restaurant in Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch

    Pascal Lorange, executive chef of the nationally acclaimed Fig & Olive Restaurants, will open Crudo at The Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch in October. As the latest tenant announced for North County’s new residential, shopping and dining destination, Crudo will bring to the community an innovative...

  • 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...

  • Taste of Leucadia opens April 2

    An eclectic array of Leucadia restaurants, San Diego’s best craft breweries, wineries and local musicians bring North Coast Highway 101 alive April 2 for the Taste of Leucadia. For the third straight year, the Leucadia 101 Main Street will host the best party of the year drawing 1,000 ticket holders...

  • Jersey Mike’s celebrates Del Mar opening with fundraiser for education

    Jersey Mike’s Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs, opened in Del Mar on Feb. 25, and franchise owners Cathy and Mike Brown are holding a grand opening fundraiser through Sunday, March 1, to support the Del Mar Schools Education Foundation. The new restaurant, at 2626 Del Mar Heights...

  • 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’...

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