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.


Dreaming in Chocolate…

Calling all chocoholics! Enjoy dozens of delectable chocolate tastings, demonstrations, a chocolate fountain, and more at the San Diego Botanic Garden’s Chocolate Festival on Saturday, May 11 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tasting tickets will be sold on site. Learn more at www.sdbgarden.org/chocolate.htm.


Now Open

Carmel Valley’s highly anticipated mixed-use development, One Paseo, is officially open for business. Dining options will be rolling open through the spring and summer, including Shake Shack, Urbn Pizza, Sweetfin Poké, International Smoke, Salt & Straw, Tender Greens, North Italia, Cava Grill, Parakeet Cafe, Harland Brewing, and many more.

budz_coffeeFresh Roasts

Solana Beach’s Cedros Avenue Design District will soon be home to Northern California-based Barefoot Coffee Roasters, scheduled to open early this summer. In addition to its sustainable, direct trade coffee offerings, the cafe will offer organic tea, beer, wine, and a food menu with charcuterie plates, sandwiches, salads, toasts, quiche, and ice cream.