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Explore the flavors of Jamaica at Jamroc

Explore the flavors of Jamaica at Jamroc

When I think of Jamaica, the first things that come to mind are reggae, tropical lushness, Usain Bolt and Red Stripe beer.

Get a taste of England at Churchill’s in San Marcos

Get a taste of England at Churchill’s in San Marcos

While England has never been known for its cuisine, I, for one, am quite fond of the traditional fare found in the pubs that seem to be on every corner there.

Food & Wine paired expertly at Sublime Tavern in Del Mar

Food & Wine paired expertly at Sublime Tavern in Del Mar

It’s always a good sign when a restaurant brings in a wine pro like Chuck Herrold and teams him with a seasoned chef like Josh Richardi.

Taste of MainStreet celebrates vibrant restaurant scene downtown

Taste of MainStreet celebrates vibrant restaurant scene downtown

This year marks the 24th year of Taste of MainStreet, held in downtown Encinitas from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 20.

Where PRN Physical Therapy eats around town

Where PRN Physical Therapy eats around town

It’s funny how you never really think about physical therapy until an injury happens, then it becomes top of mind.

Pan dulce and savory treats at Dos Palmas

Pan dulce and savory treats at Dos Palmas

Sometimes I like to make sure a restaurant has staying power before “Lick the Plate” gets involved as many open with all kinds of hype then quickly fade away.

Lobster West brings a slice of New England to Encinitas

Lobster West brings a slice of New England to Encinitas

I was watching the Food Network recently and they did a piece on restaurant in Kittery, Maine, called Bob’s Clam Hut. Besides the plethora of fresh seafood, they put extra focus on the lobster rolls.

Put some fun in your morning at Leucadia Donuts

Put some fun in your morning at Leucadia Donuts

Everyone has memories of a donut shop or bakery in their neighborhood growing up.

Prontos’ Gourmet Market is a foodie paradise

Prontos’ Gourmet Market is a foodie paradise

First off, it is important to note that Prontos’ has been in business for 20 years in downtown Carlsbad.

Rita’s brings delicious Italian ice and custard to Carlsbad

Rita’s brings delicious Italian ice and custard to Carlsbad

Whenever someone gives me a tip for a story and mentions there are lines out the door, that’s usually a good sign that it’s worth checking out.