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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.
Thursday, October 24,2013
North Fork

Jeremy’s on the Hill is your autumn getaway

Sweet outpost in Wynola has farm-to-table charm

By Jenny Montgomery
Generally speaking, seasons are overrated. In other places, it's six months of ice and snow that makes those spring flowers so magnificent, and it's the hellscape of summer most of the country has t
Friday, October 4,2013
North Fork

The Privateer’s clam-chowder pizza is weird and outstanding

Oceanside joint helps justify region’s newfound pie reputation

By Jenny Montgomery
The Privateer in Oceanside (1706 S. Coast Hwy.) is one of many San Diego County pizza places adding to the area's top-notch pie reputation.
Friday, September 20,2013
North Fork

Pelly’s is the quintessential area fish cafe

Simple sandwiches and a knockout key lime pie in Carlsbad

By Jenny Montgomery

All this mulling over the sea brought me to the conclusion that Pelly's Fish Market & Café in Carlsbad (7110 Avenida Encinas, Suite 101) is a quintessential San Diego dining experience.


Friday, September 6,2013
North Fork

Sal & Ceci’s defeats breakfast mediocrity in Vista

Biscuits, gravy, latkes and more—we’ll also talk pie

By Jenny Montgomery
Sal & Ceci's has that time-warp vibe that made me feel like I was 9 years old, going out to eat with my grandparents, scooching inch by inch along a booth seat, legs sticking to the vinyl.
Friday, August 23,2013
North Fork

Sea & Smoke is grownup and beautiful

Matt Gordon creates a menu of elegant, family-style offerings in North City

By Jenny Montgomery
The dining room at Sea & Smoke (2690 Via De La Valle) is beautiful—warm woods, a clean black-and-white palate, and I can't stop thinking about the deep, peacock-blue wainscoted walls.
 
 
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