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.


On the Palate

Enjoy an upscale culinary experience at KAABOO Del Mar from Sept. 14 to 16 this year, where you can sample local and regional delicacies paired with limited-production wines, craft libations, and craft beer. Featured chefs include Marc Forgione, Michelle Bernstein, and Richard Blais, among others. Visit www.kaaboodelmar.com/dine-drink for the full culinary lineup.

Renew & Reroot


Celebrate the end of summer and welcome the fall season at the 6th Annual Sukkot Harvest Festival at Coastal Roots Farm in Encinitas on Sept. 30 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The community event features food from local vendors, a libation station, live music, and activities for all ages. For more information visit www.coastalrootsfarm.org/events.


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.