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Craft and Draft: A Makers Market Aug 01, 2015 This two-day makers market will feature 25 craft beers on tap, sweets by Nomad Donuts, food provided by local food trucks and a display of handmade products created by over 15 local artist and craftsmen. 119 other events on Saturday, August 1
 
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Friday, August 8,2014
North Fork

Café Cantata hits the sweet spot with good coffee

Caffeine is star at Del Mar café, while food is an afterthought

By Jenny Montgomery
Coffee is clearly where Café Cantata shines and where its passion lies. I loved the deliciously creamy cappuccino, topped with a thick head of glorious foam.
Friday, July 25,2014
North Fork

Company Pub & Kitchen is uneven but earnest

Poway’s answer to the gastropub is better than suburban chain restos

By Jenny Montgomery
Company Pub & Kitchen is trying to bring the humble-yet-sophisticated feel that defines a gastropub to this corner of the county, and it gets points for coming close.
Friday, July 11,2014
North Fork

French Corner wows with classic pastries and humble classics

Authenticity is the key in this small Leucadia outpost

By Jenny Montgomery
French Corner Café & Bakery in Leucadia (1200 N. Coast Hwy. 101), helmed by chef / owner Alexandra Long, is trying to bring a little bit of that authentic French eating experience to our everyday lives.
Friday, June 27,2014
North Fork

Green Dragon Tavern & Museum is solid and unexciting

New Carlsbad outpost of food and colonial history makes for an odd mix

By Jenny Montgomery
Have you seen the confusingly massive colonial-style building looming over Interstate 5 in Carlsbad? That's the Green Dragon Tavern & Museum, a new outpost of dining and Revolutionary War curiosities in a town better known for suntans and Legoland.
Friday, June 13,2014
North Fork

Solterra Winery brings Napa vibe to Leucadia

Relaxed atmosphere and tasty but unmemorable tapas

By Jenny Montgomery
Using grapes from the owner's father's vineyard in Sonoma, as well as ones from around Southern California and Mexico's Valle de Guadalupe, Solterra (934 N. Coast Hwy. 101) makes its own tasty blends of wine right there in the vast, trendy space.
Friday, May 30,2014
North Fork

Gordy’s should be your go-to North County bakery

Meat pastries in Encinitas will satisfy your hungry morning belly

By Jenny Montgomery
In a world oversaturated with cupcakeries and artisanal donut shops, it’s nice to have a bakery that’s both bursting with substance and lacking in gimmickry.
Friday, May 16,2014
North Fork

6 places to get fine sausages for your weenie roast

Frankly, it’s time to eat

By Jenny Montgomery
Hey campers, it's time for a weenie roast! Put down your tie-dye kits and stop looking for coyote scat on the hiking trails, because I've got your guide to the best wiener slingers in town.
Friday, May 2,2014
North Fork

El Tejate has the mole you’ve been looking for

Oaxacan outpost in Escondido makes a mean torta, too

By Jenny Montgomery
Have you ever been to a business where you walk in, and it's empty, and you suddenly feel like you're interrupting their day? My first reaction is to feel apologetic. I want to say, "Sorry to bothe
Friday, April 18,2014
North Fork

Notorious Burgers underwhelms with more flash than focus

Salt and vinegar fries are excellent at this Carlsbad joint; everything else is a who-cares

By Jenny Montgomery
The Prohibition-themed burger joint (6955 El Camino Real) has quirky, mafia-adjacent names, servers in old-timey suspenders and overloaded menu items that are intended to be "notorious," I suppose.
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.
 
 
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