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VAMP: Neighborhood Watch Aug 28, 2014 So Say We All's monthly live storytelling show featuring stories about the Neighborhood Watch, whether its literal tales about the self-appointed protectors of the block, run-ins with wannabe cops or any other take on the theme. 62 other events on Thursday, August 28
 
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Friday, April 4,2014
North Fork

Wagon Wheel serves up cowboy kitsch

Solid diner food and a comforting, nostalgic vibe in Escondido

By Jenny Montgomery
Wife-and-husband team Nancy and Sumner Rollings have been running Wagon Wheel since 2001, and one or both of them will probably greet you when you walk inside.
Friday, March 14,2014
North Fork

Café Topes is hip and happy

Grilled cheese with apple and fig is a standout in Carlsbad

By Jenny Montgomery
Café Topes occupies a busy corner one block off the main drag, with plenty of outdoor seating for watching the beach-bound go by and a great menu to fill your belly.
Friday, February 14,2014
North Fork

Café Stoked brings originality to San Elijo Hills

Spanish-influenced menu and community vibe overshadow small kinks

By Jenny Montgomery
Café Stoked (1215 San Elijo Road) has a great selection of coffee, pastries and smoothies, including cold-brewed "Kyoto" style coffee that slowly drips, for 14 hours, through a twisty glass tube into the coffee pot below.
Friday, January 31,2014
North Fork

That Boy Good excels at fried chicken, bluesy charm

Southern-flavored Oceanside barbecue joint welcomes hungry hordes

By Jenny Montgomery
Even if you're not a homesick Marine, That Boy Good delivers on making you feel like you've found your secret Southern hangout. Just save me some chicken skin. 
Friday, January 17,2014
North Fork

Avant at Rancho Bernardo Inn: accessible yet refined

El Bizcocho re-launch is less fussy, more forward, and the roast chicken is exceptional

By Jenny Montgomery
Avant feels much more like how San Diego does fancy: no dress code, but still classy and casually elegant. I was looking for a date night away from our 2-year-old, and Avant gave me a great excuse to put on earrings.
Friday, January 3,2014
North Fork

ZigZag Pizza Pie has terrible crust

Decent chopped salads, freezer full of ice cream in Oceanside will please most

By Jenny Montgomery
I've never been a crust snob. I take pleasure in gooey cheese and greasy toppings. But after experiencing the bizarre yuck of ZigZag's crust, I'm now a convert to the church of crust.
Friday, December 20,2013
North Fork

Vista’s Chili Coast Burgers is greasy and friendly

Let’s embrace brown, canned chili as its own unique thing

By Jenny Montgomery
Chili Coast Burgers is in a rundown block of businesses in east Vista (1330 E. Vista Way), a hole-in-the-wall next to a battered Jazzercise building.
Friday, December 6,2013
North Fork

Bratwurst and beer at The Regal Seagull

Leucadia bar serves up the best in sausage and ale

By Jenny Montgomery
The folks at The Regal Seagull have a good thing going. After the success of their first location, Mission Hills' The Regal Beagle, the "sausage and ale house" has expanded northward to beachy Leucadia (get it? Seagull?).
Friday, November 22,2013
North Fork

Tony’s Jacal has been charming diners since 1946

Comfortingly familiar food done really well in Solana Beach, and strong margaritas

By Jenny Montgomery
Tony's Jacal is no secret hideaway. The Solana Beach favorite (621 Valley Ave.) has been around—and owned and operated by the Gonzales family—since 1946.
Friday, November 8,2013
North Fork

Rim Talay a tiny dining room with big tastes

Food at Oceanside Thai restaurant is familiar and homey, staff kind and warm

By Jenny Montgomery
There are no surprises on the menu; Rim Talay is tasty, accessible Thai food. The green papaya salad is a crunchy, spicy way to start a meal.
 
 
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