Lick the Plate
Being a big fan of sausage, especially the varieties made by T&H Prime Meats stuffed between a Sadie Rose buttermilk roll, I was thrilled when the Regal Seagull opened in Leucadia recently. The Seagull is brought to us by the same folks who gave us the Regal Beagle in Mission Hills and it does not [...]
Let’s start with a brief definition of Omakase, which roughly translates to “leave it to us” in Japanese.
One of the perks of this column is the occasional invitation to judge culinary events.
I’ve never been one to head out of town with the masses on holiday weekends, especially in Southern California where the potential traffic nightmares can test even the most patient of us. That, and the fact that we live in such a desirable area that people travel long distances to visit here, gave me an [...]
Once every few months, “Lick the Plate” likes to check in with local businesses to find out some of their favorite eateries and watering holes. Arnette is a relative newcomer to the local business scene but secured a prime location.
I had the pleasure of meeting Carris Rhodes a few years back when she approached me about powering Encinitas events with a mobile solar station that belongs to a client of mine. It was a perfect fit for all parties and I was struck by her sense of not only doing the right thing for [...]
Yes, it’s happened, critical restaurant mass has been achieved in Leucadia and more are on the way. I realized last week when riding my bike north on 101 through the Taste of Leucadia that out of nowhere, a restaurant scene has developed and it is rapidly changing this sleepy little slice of Encinitas and [...]
With the proliferation of the trendy artisanal and gourmet food and brew scene in North County, it’s nice to have a place like the American Legion, Post 416 in old Encinitas where you can check your pretensions and foodie snobbery at the door.
I had the pleasure of meeting Greg and Jennifer Glassman, the owners of Zel’s, at a recent dinner I hosted and my immediate impression was that these were good people. I had heard positive things about Zel’s, so after they extended an invitation to head down to Del Mar and check it out I [...]
I’ve lived in Encinitas for 15 years now and am still fascinated by my ability to plant a vegetable garden in November and reap its bounty into March and April. This year with our ample rain, my broccoli, cauliflower and Brussels sprouts are completely going off to the point where I’ve had to get [...]