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San Diego Beerworks receives enthusiastic welcome in Solana Beach

A “super-soft” opening at Solana Beach’s new San Diego Beerworks recently turned into an all-out flood of customers thirsting for a craft beer spot in the North Coast area.

Award-winning local Chef William Bradley lends talent to new Bijou French Bistro

Chef William Bradley

Award-winning Chef William Bradley – executive chef and director of Addison, the signature-dining venue at The Grand Del Mar – is lending his talent to another eatery operated by the resort: Bijou French Bistro in La Jolla. The new restaurant, which opened June 27 on 1205 Prospect Street at the former site of Amaya La Jolla, features classic French bistro fare.

Since he opened Addison eight years ago, Bradley has garnered much acclaim for his artisanal approach to contemporary French haute cuisine. Now, collaborating with Bijou French Bistro Chef de Cuisine Shaun Gethin, who most recently served as the sous chef at Addison, Bradley presents his preferences for tried-and-true classic French bistro favorites.

Peri-Peri brings spicy taste of South Africa to local residents

Hot Rock Filet Mignon – Certified Angus

Restaurateur William Sussman has spiced things up on the North County dining scene with the addition of Peri-Peri.
The dining establishment — named after its signature fiery sauce — opened March 1 in the Torrey Highlands Village Center, at 7845 Highland Village Place, Suite C101, in San Diego.
“We’re looking forward to giving San Diego’s South African community a taste of the traditions they love, whilst introducing these new, vibrant flavors to the local San Diego community and creating a hub of gastronomical goodness for everyone to enjoy,” Sussman said.

Gluten-free café opens in Solana Beach

The Curious Fork  Photo by Lauren Radack

There’s a new, all-in-one café, shop and cooking school in Solana Beach.

Co-founded by chefs Barbara McQuiston and Kai Peyrefitte, The Curious Fork opened mid-June in the Ocean Pointe complex just north of the Del Mar Racetrack at 512 Via de la Valle.

“It’s been an adventure getting this place opened up,” said Peyrefitte.

New coffee shop and eatery Café Cantata opens in Flower Hill Promenade

Owner Johan Engman has opened up Café Cantata in Flower Hill Promenade.  Photo by Karen Billing

Café Cantata, a new coffee shop and eatery opened up on June 18 in Flower Hill Promenade near Del Mar, filling the space left behind by Pannikin. The new café comes courtesy of Johan Engman, the owner and founder of the popular Fig Tree Café.

Cash Mob comes to Del Mar Village to support ‘Shop Local’ community efforts

Torrey Pines Gourmet, a food specialty store which recently opened in the Village, will be the first Cash Mob location. Set for Saturday, June 14 from 11 a.m. until noon, Del Mar residents are encouraged to support Cash Mob efforts and join owner Alex Boswell as she shares recipes, cooking tips and refreshments.

Pannikin Coffee & Tea to close location near Del Mar

Pannikin Coffee & Tea will close in Flower Hill Promenade on May 31.

Pannikin Coffee & Tea, one of Flower Hill Promenade’s longest-running tenants, will serve its last cup of coffee at its Flower Hill location on May 31. The coffee house has opted not to renew its lease.

El Agave Restaurant to open its second location in Del Mar this spring

El Agave Restaurant and Tequileria is set to open its sister restaurant, El Agave Del Mar, at 1555 Camino Del Mar by mid-March. This second location will feature the menu’s same authentic items and a breathtaking rooftop ocean view.

El Agave Del Mar is dedicated to authentic Hispanic nouvelle cuisine.

Expert brings popular ‘mobile teaching kitchen’ to Del Mar Hills Academy

Lauren and Sophia enjoy their finished product. Photos/Karen Billing

The Del Mar Hills art room was transformed into a mini kitchen for mini chefs recently as it was overtaken by a Cook for Thought children’s cooking class after school. Cook for Thought founder and director Fernanda Larson led an enthusiastic group of students through making their own pita bread from scratch, paired with hummus and grilled eggplant they prepared.

Larson, a Del Mar resident and Hills parent, started Cook for Thought to provide curriculum-integrated culinary experiences for “curious minds that are hungry for knowledge.”

Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito’s Center for a Healthy Lifestyle in Solana Beach introduces the Youth Culinary Academy

Starting on Feb. 24, The Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito’s Center for a Healthy Lifestyle will present the new Youth Culinary Academy, a culinary school for kids. The Youth Culinary Academy (YCA) aims to provide realistic, innovative and entertaining culinary school training for youth ages 12 and under at the Center for a Healthy Lifestyle in Solana Beach.

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