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Lick the Plate: Licking the Plate with Summer Fun on the 101 bands

Lick the Plate: Licking the Plate with Summer Fun on the 101 bands

Being the dad of a former high school rocker at San Dieguito Academy whose band Tan Sister Radio practiced at my house, I still enjoy discovering young musicians cutting their musical chops.

Lick the Plate: Sorbet and Gelato goodness at Leucadia Liscious

Lick the Plate: Sorbet and Gelato goodness at Leucadia Liscious

If you have been in coastal Encinitas or Carlsbad or at several of our local farmers markets, there is a good chance you have seen the very cool Leucadia Liscious e-bikes around.

Lick the Plate’s unofficial guide to health and happiness

Lick the Plate’s unofficial guide to health and happiness

Let’s face it, we live in a slice of the world where there is no shortage of holistic health practices, cutting-edge health and fitness options, the latest and greatest diets, life coaches and places of worship.

Get juiced at Fully Loaded Juicery

Get juiced at Fully Loaded Juicery

Ideas for columns come to me in many ways and this one was one I will remember.

Lick the Plate: Lick the Plate’s favorite culinary magazines

Lick the Plate: Lick the Plate’s favorite culinary magazines

As much as my world is consumed by all things digital, I am still a fan of a well-designed, well-written magazine in print form. There is something exciting about opening my mailbox to new issue of Saveur, Rolling Stone or Sunset and the anticipation of devouring its content. I’ve made the transition to tablet consumption of […]

Lick the Plate: For the love of Artichokes

Lick the Plate: For the love of Artichokes

This is the time of year that the biggest and best artichokes make their way to area markets from the Castroville area of California.

Lick the Plate: Affordable gourmet goodness at Urban Plates

Lick the Plate: Affordable gourmet goodness at Urban Plates

Writing and talking about restaurants and the culinary talent behind them on a weekly basis is not always conducive to developing loyalty to them or return visits.

Plenty of culinary options at Encinitas EcoFest

Plenty of culinary options at Encinitas EcoFest

  Don’t just live green — be it! That is the motto of this festival that is taking it to another level this year by holding it at the Leichtag Foundation in Encinitas. It’s a time to celebrate a day of all things green May 17.

Rubio’s has a new look in North County

Rubio’s has a new look in North County

  Even in the land of fabulous taco shops on every street corner, I’ve always been a fan of Rubio’s, the popular fast casual chain known for its uniquely delicious coastal cuisine and for popularizing the fish taco, (of which I mention in the same sentence as local shops when people ask me where the […]

Lick the Plate’s Favorite Culinary Festival North Eats is back!

Lick the Plate’s Favorite Culinary Festival North Eats is back!

  I recall getting an email from Nino “Neens” Camilo about a year ago pitching me on his upcoming North Eats festival and I was amazed by the number of top tier North County restaurants he had already lined up for this first time event. That in itself was enough to sell me on the […]