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.

FARE & FESTIVITY

Cheese, Please!

The 5th Annual San Diego Mac n’ Cheese Fest will return to Waterfront Park on Saturday, Oct. 26. Admission includes unlimited mac n’ cheese samples from top local restaurants, including Del Mar’s Viewpoint Brewing Co., which took home the title of Best Gourmet Mac n’ Cheese in San Diego in 2018. Cast your vote for the People’s Choice award between bites while enjoying craft beer, wine, and other beverages. For more information and tickets go to www.sandiegomacncheese.com.


Cheers to Charity

The Rancho BEERnardo Festival will also take place Saturday, Oct. 26. Taste beer and enjoy music by Rio Pelogrosso at the eighth annual event. It’s an opportunity to have fun for a cause – proceeds benefit Rancho Bernardo Sunrise Rotary’s charity projects. Find tickets and more at www.ranchobeernardofestival.com.

ON THE MAP

Local Eats

Sabre Springs’ Nutmeg Bakery and Café recently expanded to Scripps Ranch, with a new location that opened in September. The popular cafe serves up organic, seasonal, and sustainable breakfast and lunch plates, homemade pastries, and locally roasted coffee. The Scripps Ranch location also offers draft beer in addition to the mimosa menu.