Lick the Plate

Exploring the gluten free lifestyle at The Curious Fork

Exploring the gluten free lifestyle at The Curious Fork

If I could have all my meals prepared by the team at The Curious Fork, I would have no problem giving gluten-free a try.

An inside look at the North County dining scene with Peder Norby

An inside look at the North County dining scene with Peder Norby

I’ve had the pleasure over the past 10 years of getting to know Carlsbad couple Peder and Julie Norby on both a personal and professional level.

The Bella Vista Social Club & Caffe is a coastal gem

The Bella Vista Social Club & Caffe is a coastal gem

Bella Vista loosely translates into beautiful view and that can most definitely be said about Bella Vista Social Club and Caffe located at the beautiful Sanford Consortium at Torrey Pines near the glider port.

The Bella Vista Social Club & Caffe is a coastal gem

The Bella Vista Social Club & Caffe is a coastal gem

Bella Vista loosely translates into beautiful view and that can most definitely be said about Bella Vista Social Club and Caffe located at the beautiful Sanford Consortium at Torrey Pines near the glider port. With amazing ocean views, Bella Vista Social Club is one of the most stunning locations in San Diego to enjoy amazing food […]

Tamale love at Fresh Tamales Cooperative

Tamale love at Fresh Tamales Cooperative

The little bit I knew about cooperatives leading into this story was based on my experience with family members living in rural areas and frequenting their local co-op for various food and household items.

Great food with a charitable twist at Firehouse Subs

Firemen have always been known for having a knack for being good in the kitchen. I learned this firsthand a while back when I spent some time with the guys at Fire Station No. 3 in Cardiff and wrote about it in “Lick the Plate.”

Contemplating the Vegetarian lifestyle

Contemplating the Vegetarian lifestyle

I recently had a birthday and it seems as though every year at this time, I take stock of my lifestyle, diet, and career direction.

Capture that classic old school supper club vibe at Red Tracton’s

Capture that classic old school supper club vibe at Red Tracton’s

There is a lot to love about Red Tracton’s but I’ll start with its rich history. First off, there was a Red Tracton, and he was a successful Los Angeles restaurateur for many years with locations on La Cienega and in Encino.

Potatoes taken to new heights at Spudz

Potatoes taken to new heights at Spudz

It’s not often that something new comes along that rocks my culinary world with its originality, simplicity and pure taste sensation.

Get an authentic taste of Japan at Nozomi

Get an authentic taste of Japan at Nozomi

In my continuing effort to highlight a mix of new restaurants and those that have stood the test of time, I’m highlighting Nozomi in Carlsbad this week.