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Food festival season continues with A Taste of Cardiff

Food festival season continues with A Taste of Cardiff

It seems as though every week there is some type of culinary festival going on in San Diego and North County is no exception with the upcoming Taste of Cardiff happening May 8.

So you want to open a restaurant….really?

So you want to open a restaurant….really?

By David Boylan We all have that one signature dish we make that wows our friends and family and provides, for a moment at least, a culinary bravado that gets us thinking we could make a restaurant work. If you are more than a one-trick pony and can actually cook up good meals on a […]

Thriving North County restaurant scene featured at North Eats

With the explosion of North County dining options, it was just a matter of time before a savvy event promoter put together a festival to celebrate it in one location. That promoter is Nino Camilo and the event is the inaugural North Eats Festival happening from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, April 13 at the […]

The Cedros Social Club takes a night out to a new level

The Cedros Social Club takes a night out to a new level

I recently had a chance to experience an evening of food, drinks, and live music that was a refreshing change of pace from the typical heading out for dinner and drinks.

A look back at the charmed life of local restaurateur Ki Holcomb of Ki’s

A look back at the charmed life of local restaurateur Ki Holcomb of Ki’s

I had the pleasure recently of writing about Ki’s and hearing the story of Ki Holcomb, who founded Ki’s back in 1980 from son Barry and daughter Janet Holcomb.

A Lick the Plate guide to the Taste of Leucadia

A Lick the Plate guide to the Taste of Leucadia

Leucadia continues to grow as a destination for culinary enthusiasts and this year’s Taste of Leucadia, happening April 3 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. is a direct reflection of that.

A staycation in downtown San Diego at the Marriot Marquis and Marina

A staycation in downtown San Diego at the Marriot Marquis and Marina

The whole concept of a staycation continues to resonate with me, especially as downtown San Diego continues to add dining and entertainment options.

The healing powers of bone broth at Balanced and Bright

The healing powers of bone broth at Balanced and Bright

As I spent the past few years covering the culinary world in San Diego, the name Quinn Wilson kept popping up.

Authentic BBQ at That Boy Good in Oceanside

Authentic BBQ at That Boy Good in Oceanside

I hate to say this, but there are some popular BBQ joints in San Diego and North County that take some shortcuts that would make a BBQ purist wince, and probably be hesitant to go back.

Lick the Plate: Pesto perfection from Basiltops

Lick the Plate: Pesto perfection from Basiltops

If you live in North County, there is a good chance you have seen Basiltops Pesto at a local farmer’s market, Whole Foods, or Seaside Market.