If there’s one thing that North County residents enjoy more than the beach, it’s the various cuisine, beverages, and sweet treats throughout San Diego. Here, we offer a taste of some local flavor.


Spirited Summer

Summer in San Diego means sunshine, beach days, and tasty food and drink festivals. Mark your calendars for the 10th Annual San Diego Spirits Festival, to be held on Aug. 25 and 26 at Broadway Pier. The event attracts industry insiders, expert enthusiasts, and casual consumers for two days of competitions and tastings.


Fresh Happenings


Scheduled to launch in Spring 2019, Carmel Valley’s One Paseo complex will feature a lineup of deliciously handpicked eateries, including the recently announced juice bar and cafe Joe & The Juice, full-service butcher shop The Butchery, and modern Italian neighborhood restaurant North Italia. Other future tenants include International Smoke, Tocaya Organica, Ways & Means Oyster House, Sweetfin Poké, Tender Greens, and Shake Shack.

Local Expansion

Rancho Bernardo-based 3 Local Brothers Restaurant Group recently expanded into Carmel Valley, with a second location for The Barrel Room right next to the area’s first beer tasting room, Mason Ale Works Tasting Room and Kitchen. The new Barrel Room offers craft cocktails in addition to the European and American bistro menu and fine wine the original restaurant is known for.