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.


Autumn Anniversary

The Cork & Craft celebrates its fifth anniversary this fall with a new dinner menu from Executive Chef Scott Cannon. Starters include roasted beets with compressed pear and steak tartare with grilled sourdough. Entrees include grilled salmon with squid ink chowder and pork tenderloin with maitake mushrooms. Learn more at www.thecorkandcraft.com.


San Diego Favorite

Black Mountain Ranch is now home to San Diego’s newest Swami’s Cafe location. The family-owned chain serves omelettes, breakfast burritos, burgers, smoothie bowls, and more for breakfast and lunch, as well as a delicious ranch and sea dinner menu. Swami’s Cafe originated in Encinitas, and now serves its fresh, unique menu at a dozen locations around town. Find hours and more at www.swamiscafe.com.

All Things Chicken

The Shoppes at Carlsbad recently welcomed PLUCK, a fast-casual eatery showcasing pasture-raised chicken and farmers market produce, the latest project from chef and restaurateur Sam Marvin. The menu ranges from fried chicken to house-made bone broth to innovative chicken sandwiches, and more. Check it out Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.