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Dining hot spots go head to head in Chili Challenge

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The Chili & Quackers Challenge was packed with families, face painted kids and chili tasting enthusiasts

Video feature: Food trucks roll into Del Mar, Solana Beach for regular events

Marcko Pavlinovic’s Cooking Channel-featured truck, Mangia Mangia, comes to Del Mar on Wednesdays.

On Oct. 17, both Del Mar and Solana Beach experienced an invasion of food trucks — and they’re here to stay.

Food trucks roll into Del Mar, Solana Beach for regular events

Marcko Pavlinovic’s Cooking Channel-featured truck, Mangia Mangia, comes to Del Mar on Wednesdays.

On Oct. 17, both Del Mar and Solana Beach experienced an invasion of food trucks — and they might be here to stay.

Kitschy cocktails salute Halloween and a decade of Kitchen Shrinking

Delicias Cricket Salad

This week marks my 10th anniversary as your Kitchen Shrink. How fitting to celebrate with Halloween’s good and plenty offerings of sassy spirits.

Shimbashi Izakaya introduces ‘Dumpling Making Class’ Oct. 21

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a Japanese restaurant in Del Mar with sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean, has introduced a dumpling (Gyoza) making class

‘Food Truck Night’ to be held Oct. 17 on Cedros

Studio Penny Lane, a “Mindful Market Place,” will host Solana Beach’s first Food Truck Night at The Village on Cedros

Kitchen Shrink: Tips and tricks of the culinary trade

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Inquisitive readers frequently ask me assorted questions on how to prevent culinary disasters, perform gustatory damage control or make their lives in the kitchen healthier, easier and less painful. Thanks for asking; now here are your answers:

Del Mar cheese shop expands to add seating, classes

Andy McNamara, Rebecca Gould, Gina Freize and Cat Charpentier in the new Venissimo cheese shop. Photo/Claire Harlin

The packed little cheese shop in the Flower Hill Promenade that used to be a quick stop for savory samples and cheese to-go finally let its seams bust last month and moved into a new space. The step up in size will now allow them to serve lunch, beer and wine, giving guests plenty of seating to mingle and munch.

Western Regional Chili Cookoff & Salsa Contest to be held Aug. 4 in Del Mar

Elif Poyrazoglu and Carly Miller at the recent Gourmet Food Truck and Craft Beer Festival at the DM Race Track.

Spice up your day when the Western Regional Chili Cookoff returns Saturday, Aug. 4, to the Del Mar Race Track.

Popular Del Mar brunch spot now offers dinner during Summer Nights

Stratford Court Cafe in Del Mar has been a local hidden gem of a breakfast and lunch spot for more than 20 years, and now it’s adding dinner to its menu.

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