If there’s one thing that North County residents enjoy more than the beach, it’s the various cuisine, beverages, and sweet treats throughout San Diego. Here, we offer a taste of some local flavor.


Spirited Summer

Summer in San Diego means sunshine, beach days, and tasty food and drink festivals. Mark your calendars for the 10th Annual San Diego Spirits Festival, to be held on Aug. 25 and 26 at Broadway Pier. The event attracts industry insiders, expert enthusiasts, and casual consumers for two days of competitions and tastings.


Coming Soon


Scheduled to launch in Spring 2019, Carmel Valley’s One Paseo complex will feature a lineup of deliciously handpicked eateries, including the recently announced juice bar and cafe Joe & The Juice, full-service butcher shop The Butchery, and modern Italian neighborhood restaurant North Italia. Other future tenants include International Smoke, Tocaya Organica, Ways & Means Oyster House, Sweetfin Poké, Tender Greens, and Shake Shack.

Fresh Eats

The Scripps Ranch Farmers Market has recently added three new farmers to its weekly lineup – Calafia Farms, Meza Ranch, and Rancho de los Sueños of Javier Escobedo, each offering fresh, organic produce or juices. Stop by the farmers market every Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 10380 Spring Canyon Rd.

budz_cowboychickenWild West Coast

Rancho Bernardo is now home to the first Cowboy Chicken in California – of a total of 30 locations currently planned. The Dallas-based chain specializes in wood-fire rotisserie chicken among other tasty, scratch-made dishes. Visit the casual, rustic venue in the 4S Commons shopping center.