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Alvy Ray Smith: From Pixels to Pixar Nov 24, 2014 The cofounder of Pixar and Altamira gives patrons a quick tour through computer graphics with amusing stories, vintage pictures and videos, and much more. 49 other events on Monday, November 24
 
The Floating Library
A work of historical fiction with a speculative twist
Backwards & in High Heels
Let’s move this time machine to 2014, shall we?
Film
New indie film starring Shailene Woodley tops our coverage of movies screening around town
Film
New Christopher Nolan epic leads our rundown of movies screening around town
Theater
First production by the latest troupe to launch in San Diego leads our rundown of local plays

 

 
 
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Friday, November 21,2014
North Fork

Hungry Bear banishes bland sandwiches

Steak subs should lure you to this Escondido shop

By Jenny Montgomery
Then along comes the plentiful menu at Escondido’s Hungry Bear Sub Shop (302 W. El Norte Pkwy.) to smack me upside the head and tell me that I do love a good grinder, especially one that’s done as brilliantly as this North County star does them.
Friday, September 19,2014
North Fork

Beach Plum Kitchen: quality, charm and ice cream

Carlsbad outpost offers sweet and savory starts to your day

By Jenny Montgomery
My taste buds, if not the rest of my body, are pretty pumped about working their way through the menu at Beach Plum Kitchen, a polished new locale in Carlsbad (6971 El Camino Real, Suite 201).
Friday, September 5,2014
North Fork

The Curious Fork has passion, a few glitches

Solana Beach café and shop offers classes and Blue Bottle Coffee

By Jenny Montgomery
The Curious Fork (512 Via de la Valle, Suite 102) is a café, shop and cooking school all rolled into one. 
Friday, August 22,2014
North Fork

Expansive menu at KC’s Tandoor worthy of exploration

Small Encinitas outpost is tops at the exotic and the more familiar

By Jenny Montgomery
For such a sprawling swath of real estate that encompasses what’s called “North County,” there’s a surprising dearth of decent Indian restaurants.
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.
 
 
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