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SDAI Winter Exhibition Dec 19, 2014 This exhibition will include solo shows by local artists, a group exhibition featuring San Diego artists and Tijuana-based street artist PANCA will debut her large-scale mural in the entryway of SDAI. 73 other events on Friday, December 19
 
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Friday, October 5,2012
North Fork

Counter Culture has sleepy vibe, yummy sandwiches

Sunny-day outpost also makes a mean tomato soup

By Jenny Montgomery
Just when I think I’ve hit every little nook and cranny worth trying on the Encinitas stretch of the Coast Highway, a really obvious “I’ve been waiting for you!” contender pops onto my radar.
Friday, September 21,2012
North Fork

Daisy’s Cajun Kitchen charms with New Orleans zest

Big flavors, warm staff—just don’t judge by its location

By Jenny Montgomery
Here’s the thing about North County: There’s a lot of driving involved. It’s spread out; suburban sprawl dominates the landscape east of Interstate 5, and when it comes to restaurants, it can take awhile to locate the charms.
Friday, September 7,2012
North Fork

The Craftsman focuses on accessible gourmet fare

Chicken-liver mousse and duck-fat fries are standouts

By Jenny Montgomery
With The Craftsman New American Tavern in Encinitas, Wade and Kristi Hageman have created a companion eatery to their popular Blue Ribbon Pizza.
Monday, August 27,2012
North Fork

Churchill’s serves up food, beer, and British flair

Keep calm and carry on at San Marcos pub

By Jenny Montgomery
My Anglophilia started long ago. I fell in love with the hushed sadness on the pages of Remains of the Day. I went through a phase where my morning began with a milky cup of English Breakfast tea instead of coffee.
Monday, August 13,2012
North Fork

Vintana’s strong flavors knock you out

Too many ingredients don’t always equal a dish that works

By Jenny Montgomery
I’ve heard a lot of mutterings, not many of them flattering, about the restaurant-in-a-car-dealership locale of Vintana Wine + Dine.
Monday, July 30,2012
North Fork

Petite Madeline’s deals simple baked pleasures by the sea

Quality, warmth and memorable buns are on the menu in Oceanside

By Jenny Montgomery
I’m annoyingly vocal about baked goods—persnickety, even—and I’m convinced that society is far too accepting of mediocrity when it comes to the other sweet science. It’s the formulaic element to many bakeries that turns me off.
Monday, July 16,2012
North Fork

Dining at Tip Top Meats is no delicate affair

German delights and your go-to North County butcher

By Jenny Montgomery
I craved a good ribeye one weekend, and the Stater Brothers meat department wasn’t going to cut it. But making the pilgrimage down to Morena Boulevard to drool over the meat case at Siesel’s is far trickier when you live in North County and have a squeaky infant.
Monday, July 2,2012
North Fork

Café Papillon’s Persian delights

Even walnuts—public enemy No. 1—are palatable at this San Marcos café and market

By Jenny Montgomery
Whether it’s a gyro, kebab or shawarma, most people are familiar with seasoned meat, sliced from a spit, wrapped in pillowy flatbread and dressed up with a tangy yogurt sauce.
Monday, June 18,2012
North Fork

Skip the pastries at Dos Palmas Panadería & Grill

Go right for the good Mexican grub

By Jenny Montgomery
Stop trying to convince me that I like Mexican pastries. I accept that I’m likely outnumbered when it comes to this county’s passion for panaderías, but the appeal is lost on me.
Monday, June 4,2012
North Fork

Philly Frank’s knocks you out

Cheese steaks and other Rocky-approved treats await in San Marcos

By Jenny Montgomery
I empathize with those who just can’t shake that touch of former-hometown homesickness, especially when it comes to food. Philly natives? There’s a place in San Marcos just for you.
 
 
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