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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.

Local restaurant celebrates grand opening with charity fundraiser

Local Restaurant celebrates grand opening with Charity Fundraiser

Locals celebrated the grand opening of a new sweet and savory pie shop on Jan. 25 with food and a fundraiser.

Addison’s Chef William Bradley wins Robb Report Culinary Masters Competition for 2014

Executive Chef/Director William Bradley of Addison

Unveiled in the January 2014 issue of Robb Report, the magazine has named Executive Chef/Director William Bradley of Addison, the signature restaurant at The Grand Del Mar, as the winner of its second annual Culinary Masters Competition. Bradley, nominated for this competition by master chef Thomas Keller, showcased his elegant, winning five-course dinner at the Fairmont Miramar in Los Angeles on Aug. 10, 2013.

Carmel Valley Chef Grace Abdo to be featured at Macy’s cooking class

Chef Grace Abdo and Chef Bernard Guillas conduct “French Macarons on the Spice Trail” cooking class at Macy’s Home Store on Dec. 28.

Carmel Valley resident Grace Abdo, chef and founder of La Reine des Macarons (in French, “The Queen of Macarons”) has been invited by Executive Chef Bernard Guillas of the Marine Room to feature her gourmet, gluten-free food delicacy at a “Rising Star” cooking class series on Saturday, Dec. 28. The event begins at noon at [...]

Customers line up for Del Mar natives’ popular new ice cream sandwich shop The Baked Bear

Shane Stanger and Robby Robbins, Torrey Pines High grads, started The Baked Bear ice cream sandwich shop in Pacific Beach.

The Pacific Beach ice cream sandwich shop, dreamed up by Torrey Pines High School graduates Shane Stanger and Robby Robbins, has become one of San Diego’s favorite treats since opening in May last year.

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  • Czech violin duo to perform at Village Church in Rancho Santa Fe
    In cooperation with the Consulate General of the Czech Republic, the Czech School San Diego hosts a free classical violin concert by internationally recognized Czech violin player Jaroslav Svecený and his daughter, Julie Svecená, who are on a tour of the United States. The concert will be at 7 p.m. Oct. 27 in the Village Church. The father-daughter duo will […]
  • Rancho Santa Fe weekly sports update
    Torrey Pines defeated Canyon Crest Academy 4-3 in a Palomar League opener for both teams on Oct. 9. Alayna Tomlinson and Farah Farjood each scored two goals to lead the Falcons. Samantha “Sammy” Cirino added one goal and one assist. […]
  • ‘Kachina Dolls and Dances’ to be topic at Rancho Santa Fe Historical Society lecture
    Native American expert Dr. James Kemp will discuss “Kachina Dolls and Dances” from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Rancho Santa Fe Historical Society. Katsina figures, also known as kachina dolls (in photo at right), were carved typically from cottonwood root by the Hopi people to instruct young girls and new brides about the katsinas, the im […]