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Carlsbad Music Festival and Village Music Walk Sep 19, 2014 Now in its 11th year, this year's fest will feature over 50 performances in three days with concerts in Magee Park and Carlsbad Village Theater. Almost all genres are represented, from country and jazz to indie-rock and classical. 76 other events on Friday, September 19
 
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Band plays live for first time in 20 years
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Bands coming to town and just-announced shows
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New indie from Lenny Abrahamson tops our coverage of movies screening around town
Editorial
Lying signature gatherers add to undemocratic referendum process

 

 
 
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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. 
Friday, March 15,2013
North Fork

Chandler’s has a great location, but that’s about it

Prices are too high and food too mediocre at Carlsbad restaurant

By Jenny Montgomery
I had such high hopes for Chandler's Restaurant and Lounge. There it sits, facing the bright, blue ocean, separated from the sand by a particularly fast section of Highway 101.
Friday, February 15,2013
North Fork

Nutmeg raises the bar for suburban eateries

Soups, sammies and baked goods are creative and tasty at new Poway café

By Jenny Montgomery
Soups, sammies and baked goods are creative and tasty at new Poway café
Friday, February 1,2013
North Fork

Panca Rotisserie serves slow-cooked Peruvian deliciousness

Oceanside eatery’s Chicharron sandwich is exceptional, but don’t skip the chicken

By Jenny Montgomery
If you’re looking for a more relaxed atmosphere with no diminishment in quality of food, grab a casual lunch or dinner at Panca Peruvian Rotisserie in Oceanside.
 
 
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