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.



The fifth annual Uncorked: San Diego Wine Festival will be held on Saturday, June 20 from 1 to 5 p.m. at Embarcadero Marina Park North, where attendees can sip over 200 wines and ciders from across the globe, and enjoy music, food trucks, and more, all benefiting local nonprofit Urban Surf 4 Kids. Find more information and tickets at www.uncorkedwinefestivals.com/uncorked-san-diego-wine-fest.


New to Town

Del Mar Highlands Town Center has added several tasty tenants to its roster, including Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream and popular bubble tea shop Happy Lemon, both open now. Danish café and bakery Nordic Hygge is also scheduled to open in March, featuring a menu of Danish dark rye bread, sandwiches, pastries, smoothies, juices, and more. See all dining options at www.delmarhighlandstowncenter.com.

Modern Mexican

Tocaya Organica recently opened its doors at One Paseo, serving up modern Mexican fare using locally sourced organic ingredients. The health-driven menu includes salads, bowls, tacos, burritos, and quesadillas – everything starts vegan, with add-in options like fresh meat or fish – along with specialty margaritas, agua fresca, and horchata.