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Paddle for Clean Water Sep 21, 2014 Hundreds of surfers and ocean enthusiasts paddle around the Ocean Beach Pier in an effort to raise awareness about the need for clean water and healthy coastlines. There will be yoga classes, free breakfast for all paddlers, guest speakers, live music and more. 68 other events on Sunday, September 21
 
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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.
Friday, August 9,2013
North Fork

Priority Public House brings fresh energy to funky Leucadia

Craft cocktails, savory meatballs and a damn good sandwich

By Jenny Montgomery
It delights me to no end that the craft-cocktail scene in San Diego is elbowing its way to prominence just as fiercely as the burly beer crowd. Priority Public House does indeed have an exceptional beer menu for those of you who prefer the less-fussy hocus-pocus of cocktailery.
Friday, July 26,2013
North Fork

Awe of the claw

Lobster West brings East Coast flavors to Encinitas

By Jenny Montgomery

if you're not planning a trip to Maine in the next few months, you're in luck. Lobster West (765 S. Coast Hwy.) in Encinitas has the rolls you're looking for.


Friday, July 12,2013
North Fork

Mariscos Ensenada is a bustling Oceanside favorite

The ceviche and fish tacos are exceptional

By Jenny Montgomery
I've driven past Oceanside's Mariscos Ensenada (1405 S. El Camino Real) dozens of times on my way to Target, wondering if there was anything behind their doors worth exploring (like a tiny Target, for example).
 
 
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