Lick the Plate
So I will admit, even as a food writer, my eyes had been opened recently to the world of high-quality olive oil and balsamic vinegar after attending the Fancy Food Show and seeing both being tasted like wine, with a plethora of flavors and nuances. Then I discovered Baker & Olive here in Encinitas and [...]
It’s been over a year since I attended the Crush media dinner and it was about time to get back and see how they have settled into the space formerly occupied by Pacific Coast Grill in Solana Beach.
It’s about time that a restaurant opened in Encinitas that actually fills a need in our increasingly saturated restaurant scene. I mean really, do we really need another pizza or Mexican joint? Ever since Herschel’s bolted without warning, there has been a noticeable lack of a quality deli. Enter proprietor and Chicago native Bas [...]
I moved to Encinitas in 1995 and the dining scene in the area was nothing compared to what is going on here today.
I will be the first to admit that I’ve only recently been sucked into the whole gourmet coffee movement, if that’s what you call it.
Vintana is located above a 300,000-square-foot Lexus Dealership. It’s not a typical location, but as we all know, there are gems of restaurants hidden in generic strip malls, attached to gas stations, or in the middle of nowhere. Ultimately, it comes down to the food and the ambiance inside and on occasion, the outside view [...]
It was a year in the making, but the new Pacific Coast Grill (PCG) opened in June and the result was worth the wait.
It’s a given that between writing this column and hosting “Lick the Plate Radio” on KPRi, I eat out a lot.
When people think of agriculture in North County, conversation usually heads toward avocados, citrus and flowers. Not many know that before the area had access to fresh water, lima beans were the go-to crop for early settlers.The San Dieguito Heritage Museum celebrates this history Sept. 29 with their annual Lima Bean Faire. I should note [...]
Many fans of Chef Pascal Vignau mourned the loss of Savory, which was one of the first fine dining restaurants to set up shop in Encinitas and helped establish the area as one that would support world-class food.