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Rosarito Art Fest May 23, 2015 Art, handcrafts, performance artists, eclectic happenings and tasty examples of Mexican cuisine will be the main attractions at this sixth annual arts fest south of the border. Happens at Benito Juarez Hotel Festival Plaza. 79 other events on Saturday, May 23
 
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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).
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.
 
 
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