An Encinitas restaurant's mission to stay local doesn't just stop at its ingredients. It also provides a space for North County artists to show their work in a unique setting.
As guests dine at The Patio on 101, which opened on Coast Highway near Moonlight Beach earlier this year, it's easy for them to become struck by Vincent Darmohusodo's photography transferred onto wooden planks and Ana Phelps' glossy pictures.
Hilary Rossi, senior vice president of food and beverage for The Patio Group, which runs The Patio on 101, said her company wanted to involve as much local talent as possible in the restaurant, located at 345 South Coast Highway 101.
"I have loved...