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Michael Perry May 27, 2015 The radio host, songwriter, and bestselling author will sign and discuss The Jesus Cow, a comical novel about a cow whose fur has a pattern that resembles Jesus.  64 other events on Wednesday, May 27
 
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Friday, May 22,2015
North Fork

BLVD Chinese Kitchen slings flavorful, smart food

Oceanside eatery is a small space with big flavor

By Jenny Montgomery
When I moved to a deep corner of North County (the kind of place where friends get lost trying to visit), I lamented the loss of easy access to food-scene bright spots like Little Italy and North Park.
Friday, May 8,2015
North Fork

2GOOD2B provides tasty safe haven for gluten intolerant

Encinitas bakery and café hopes to expand

By Jenny Montgomery
Diana Benedek, founder of 2GOOD2BE Bakery & Café in Encinitas suffered from myriad debilitating health problems—from fibromyalgia to migraines—until she started to change her diet and learned, through genetic testing, that she suffered from non-celiac gluten sensitivity.
Friday, April 24,2015
North Fork

Plan 9 Alehouse balances quality food and craft brews

Escondido hangout has a killer grilled cheese

By Jenny Montgomery
Plan 9 Alehouse has a great balance of food and brews that'll please lager lovers as well as those who just want root beer.
Saturday, April 11,2015
North Fork

Masters Kitchen & Cocktail lands with a classy, unfussy splash

Upscale dining room brings craft cocktails to Oceanside’s busy food scene

By Jenny Montgomery
The Oceanside food scene is exploding, and Masters Kitchen & Cocktail has landed with a splash, bringing an upscale dining room and craft cocktails to the neighborhood. But upscale doesn’t mean fussy. 
Friday, March 27,2015
North Fork

Bistro West lacks the “wow” factor

Popular Carlsbad spot has its own farm

By Jenny Montgomery
Occasionally, a restaurant leaves me in a muddle. And not that pleasant muddle that comes from just a bit too much food and the perfect amount of fuzziness from a few cocktails.
Friday, March 13,2015
North Fork

When Pigs Fly BBQ serves up meat in a gas station

Vista upstart is a delicious no-brainer

By Jenny Montgomery
Tucked inside a shiny Chevron on a busy suburban corner of Vista is When Pigs Fly BBQ (1211 E. Vista Way), and its owners hope you'll back away from the Slim Jims and tuck into some brisket.
Friday, February 27,2015
North Fork

Hacienda de Vega has old California style, great food

Escondido fan favorite serves up killer mole fries

By Jenny Montgomery
Hacienda de Vega is one of those San Diego County charmers that feel like they've been there forever. The restaurant (2608 S. Escondido Blvd. in Escondido) has been open for more than a decade, but the hacienda itself dates to the 1930s.
Friday, February 13,2015
North Fork

Inland Tavern: international menu, killer tacos

San Marcos newbie out to up the inland restaurant game

By Jenny Montgomery
San Marcos’ Inland Tavern (1001 W. San Marcos Blvd.) has taken over the former confines of divey Brit bar Penny Lane and turned it into a clean dining room and bar with a coastal feel.
Friday, January 30,2015
North Fork

Hello Betty charms with killer views and fresh eats

Go for the less-traditional at this Oceanside fish house

By Jenny Montgomery
The rooftop bar at Hello Betty Fish House in Oceanside is my new favorite place to gaze at the horizon and pretend that I totally saw the green flash—not to mention you’re perched right over Kelly McGillis’ house in Top Gun, so get ready to have your breath taken away.
Tuesday, January 20,2015
The Family Issue

Guess who’s throwing a tantrum?

8 more eateries that offer to soothe the savage beasts

By Jenny Montgomery
Taking your little ones out to eat can range from a relatively mellow, Cheerio-strewn affair to a hellish nightmare of screams and the judgmental stink eye from fellow diners. 
 
 
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