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.

ON THE MAP

Tapas & Tequila

Pioneered by local industry veteran Bradley Evarts, ALCE 101 Kitchen and Tequileria made its long-awaited debut in Solana Beach in July. The restaurant’s Southwestern farm-to-table concept will feature a tapas-style and shared plates menu with private label tequila from one of the top distilleries in Jalisco, along with a wide selection of mezcal, wine, beer, and more. Visit ALCE 101 at 243 North Highway 101.