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The Casbah’s 25th Anniversary Wrap Party Dec 21, 2014 The local music venue celebrates the end of its 25th year with live performances from The Burning of Rome, Barbarian and Low Volts. The outdoor rock show will also include food trucks and alcoholic beverages 62 other events on Sunday, December 21
 
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Kearny Mesa Chinese place serves the best potstickers and xiao long bao in town

 

 
 
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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).
Friday, June 28,2013
North Fork

The kitchen at Bellamy’s came to play

Chilled corn soup is a summertime highlight in Escondido

By Jenny Montgomery
Bellamy's in Escondido feels like the kind of place your parents would totally love for a fancy night out. I know, I know: You're way too cool for that kind of vibe.
Friday, June 14,2013
North Fork

Organic tacos and funky roots at Haggo’s

In Leucadia, healthy, non-GMO options taste great, if a bit crunchy

By Jenny Montgomery
As long as Leucadia keeps nurturing little patches of quirkiness like Haggo's Organic Tacos (1114 N. Coast Hwy. 101), I think my sidewalk-eschewing, new-agey former hometown will remain firmly connected to its funky roots.
Friday, May 31,2013
North Fork

Dig the Euro vibe of Real Food & Spirits

Thin-crust pizza, bistro fare and gelato make for a tasty Solana Beach locale

By Jenny Montgomery
If you've ever wanted to walk straight into a Restoration Hardware catalog, Real Food & Spirits is the place for you.
Friday, May 17,2013
North Fork

The Flying Pig embodies Oceanside’s funky side

Small plates are excellent, and the service makes you feel like a friend

By Jenny Montgomery
The Flying Pig (626 S. Tremont St.) just notched its two-year anniversary—and it's definitely hit its stride.
Friday, May 3,2013
North Fork

Box’d is a bike-friendly, sunny place to lounge

Carlsbad shipping-container’s food is fine; it’s the picnic atmosphere that’s a winner

By Jenny Montgomery
Box'd has taken over the corner of State Street and Carlsbad Village Drive (430 Carlsbad Village Drive). It's not so much a restaurant as a shipping container and a large patch of soft, artificial turf.
Thursday, April 18,2013
North Fork

Spring’s in bloom at Iris Food & Spirits

Great food and dangerous cocktails, perched on a lagoon in southern Del Mar

By Jenny Montgomery
Iris occupies a busy little twist of residential road at the southern end of Del Mar (2334 Carmel Valley Road); if it didn't sit just west of Interstate 5, we'd call it Carmel Valley.
Saturday, April 6,2013
North Fork

Dog House Diner brings tasty dogs to the Depot

Fries are perfect, and the menu has a frank for everyone in this Encinitas parking lot

By Jenny Montgomery
Some days, the quest to find a cool place to eat (and a fun place to write about) involves getting in my car and driving directly to the next place on my “gotta try” list. 
 
 
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