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Coffee Beer Fest Jan 25, 2015 Enjoy some of the best coffee beers from names like Stone Brewing, Alesmith, Noble, Ballast Point, Modern Times and more. 72 other events on Sunday, January 25
 
Concerts
Bands coming to town and just-announced shows
Arts & Culture feature
Work that made a mark locally in the last year
Spin Cycle
A crucial vote on the party’s future happens this month
Check 1, Check 2 | Music & nightlife
Observatory to take over historic location
The World Fare
Dumplings, borscht and Stroganoff highlight the La Mesa eatery’s menu

 

 
 
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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.
Friday, January 18,2013
North Fork

Oink and Moo is a tasty little Fallbrook barbecue joint

Oink and Moo is a tasty little Fallbrook barbecue joint

By Jenny Montgomery
 You don’t need me to tell you that Fallbrook, way up in the northern reaches of the county, isn’t exactly where the foodies flock.  
Monday, January 7,2013
North Fork

Vincent’s in Escondido is an outpost of French charm

Meditate on the perfection of onion soup

By Jenny Montgomery
Maybe the battle over the thermostat in our too-cold-for-me house has addled my brain, but I have been pondering the beauty of French onion soup lately. Is it the best soup ever? 
Wednesday, December 26,2012
North Fork

Leucadia’s Pandora’s Pizza veers ‘outside the box’

Duck confit, margherita pizzas are tasty, if far from perfect

By Jenny Montgomery
I’ve never been one of the cool kids. Maybe it’s the old lady trapped inside my sort-of-still-young body, but I like my hangouts mellow and friendly and far from “the scene,” whatever that is.
Friday, December 7,2012
North Fork

Bessie’s 1929 Café has easy, vintage charm

Oceanside restaurant’ serves up simple breakfasts and monster burgers

By Jenny Montgomery
I feel like I’m on a perpetual search for a non-gourmet breakfast place that churns out food that’s a bit more than mediocre. That’s not a high bar, and yet, somehow, my snooty standards are rarely met.
 
 
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