David Boylan

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.

14 things for foodies to love this Valentine’s Day

14 things for foodies to love this Valentine’s Day

While Valentine’s Day typically recognizes the love between people, I thought I’d put a Lick the Plate spin on it and celebrate some food and drink finds that I can honestly say I love, in a foodie kind of way of course.

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.

Hand crafted, artisan sausage and salami from The MeatMen

Hand crafted, artisan sausage and salami from The MeatMen

If you have been to the Leucadia Farmers Market, Blue Ribbon, Craftsman, Ritual Tavern, Proper Gastropub, or many other of San Diego’s quality-minded restaurants, there is a good chance you have come across The MeatMen.

Get your seafood fix at The Catch in Carlsbad

Get your seafood fix at The Catch in Carlsbad

If you have been to Paon in Carlsbad Village, you get a sense that they spared no expense to provide as many quality dining experiences under one roof as possible. That same ownership group recently opened The Catch right across the parking lot on Carlsbad Village Drive and while not as upscale as Paon, there […]

Foodies rejoice — The Encinitas Foodie Fest is here!

Foodies rejoice — The Encinitas Foodie Fest is here!

This was bound to happen, there are just too many of us not to celebrate this wonderful culinary movement happening right here in North County. 

Stories from the market worth telling

Stories from the market worth telling

The Leucadia Farmers Market turned eight this year, and with more than 80 vendors it has firmly established itself as a fixture on the local shopping and dining scene. 

Combining a passion for food and running at Gordy’s Bakery

Combining a passion for food and running at Gordy’s Bakery

As someone who calls myself an athlete, writing a weekly food column and now hosting a radio show on KPRi can make staying at my “fighting weight,” challenging to say the least. 

50 Friends events combines wine, food and music

50 Friends events combines wine, food and music

About a year ago I was asked by Rancho Santa Fe resident JoAnne King to power the band at an event she was hosting with a mobile solar station I have access to.

Bull Taco team scores again with Pandora Pizza

Bull Taco team scores again with Pandora Pizza

OK, I’ll admit it, when I first heard there was going to be another pizza joint opening in Encinitas I was less than thrilled.