Lick the Plate
As our venues for eating and drinking in North County continue to proliferate, it’s becoming even easier to get stuck in our local bubble. Heck, I don’t even have to leave Leucadia anymore to experience a nice variety of culinary options. And as bubbles go, the North County coastal one is not a bad […]
The Belly Up in Solana Beach is one of those classic concert venues that is intimate enough that there is not a bad seat in the house but large enough to draw an eclectic mix of big name talent. While the big names tend to sell out quickly, it’s also a great place to […]
I will admit up front that half the reason I wrote this column is because I consider my knife skills and knowledge to be somewhat lacking given what I do. That and I’ve walked by Budd Solaegui and his Perfect Edge mobile sharpening truck at the Leucadia Farmers Market for the past few years […]
I had a job early in my career that took me to Texas on a regular basis and I always made it a point to seek out a roadside diner and order up chicken fried steak or country fried steak as it’s known in some parts. Before that, it was somewhat of a mystery […]
I’ll start this column with a challenge for The Coast News readers. Do a YouTube search on the song “Food Glorious Food” from the musical “Oliver,” give the video a listen and just try to get it out of your head for the next 24 hours or longer. It truly is a glorious song and […]
On occasion, I come across a restaurant that is so unique and reflective of its owner that its story must be told, even if it’s a bit of a drive for North County folks.
Simply put, I love pies, both savory and sweet. So when I got wind of Betty’s Pie Whole in Encinitas I was quite elated. Betty’s Pie Whole is owned by Betty Hunt, a sassy redhead who has taken pies to a higher level with her new venture. I sat down with Betty recently to […]
Until last week, when a press release was directed my way, I had no idea that the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus travels around the country in the longest privately owned passenger train in North America.
I was back in Michigan recently and the area I grew up in, which includes Royal Oak and Ferndale, is somewhat of a mecca for bars and restaurants. I had to laugh when two of the newer establishments were called The Local and Public House, two names and concepts that are already tired in Southern […]