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
San Diego Restaurant Week
From Jan. 20 to 27, explore over 180 restaurants across the county offering prix-fixe lunches and dinners at a delicious discount. Participating restaurants nearby include Chart House, Il Fornaio Del Mar, Pacifica Del Mar, and Vigilucci’s Trattoria, among many others. Learn more at www.sandiegorestaurantweek.com.
ON THE MAP
Joining the extensive roster of handpicked eateries in Carmel Valley’s One Paseo complex is Washington, D.C.-based Cava Grill, featuring a fresh, customizable Mediterranean menu, along with Portland cult favorite Salt & Straw, serving up handmade ice cream scoops made with seasonal, local ingredients. Popular flavors include sea salt with caramel ribbons, James Coffee and bourbon, and avocado and Oaxacan chocolate fudge. One Paseo is scheduled to open this spring.
Wild West Coast
San Diego is now home to the first Cowboy Chicken in California – of a total of 30 locations currently planned. The Dallas-based chain specializes in wood-fire rotisserie chicken among other tasty, scratch-made dishes. Visit the casual, rustic venue in the 4S Commons shopping center in Rancho Bernardo.