North County

Al Pastor taco at The Taco Stand in Encinitas

The Taco Stand Encinitas

06/02/2017 - 12:34pm

There are no shortages of taco spots in San Diego and at Oh-So Yummy, we've TKO'ed (taco style) on quite a few. During last year's Tacotopia, one of our favorite traditional tacos was the al...

smoked turkey breast sandwich at Barrel Republic in Carlsbad

Barrel Republic (Carlsbad)

01/11/2017 - 11:31pm

Our last dining out in 2016 turned out to be quite fun AND satisfying. I've already been experimenting with beer over the past year but this time I could be my own bartender.

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B' B' B' Bacon Burger at Slater's 50/50

Slater's 50/50 (San Marcos)

06/16/2016 - 10:11am

Dennis and I met up with two of our friends to celebrate some birthdays. They suggested Slater's 50/50 so I figured it would be a good time to use my giftcard. The appeal of Slater's is their...

Cape Rey sample at Foodie Fest Encinitas

Foodie Fest Encinitas 2016 - recap

06/10/2016 - 11:31am

This summer I was able to attend Foodie Fest Encinitas which celebrated sustainability and had demos, tastings, music, art, and a chef competition. The preview event was earlier that month with a...

pug kisses for charity

Dance Dance Resolution New Years Party - highlights

02/03/2016 - 9:07pm

Ring in 2016 with Gogobot San Diego at their New Year's Party, "Dance Dance Resolution" at the beautiful Rancho Santa Fe Motor Club! All proceeds benefit The Seany Foundation to help bring hope...

Carlsbad Food Tour starts at Caldo Pomodoro

Carlsbad Food Tour

10/26/2015 - 11:16am

I've lived in San Diego for about 10 years now but still love discoving new things about this beautiful city of ours. I was invited to spend a Saturday afternoon touring downtown Carlsbad along...

chopsticks and cranes at Yu Me Ya Sake House

Yu Me Ya Sake House

06/18/2015 - 5:29pm

We were driving home from Orange County after a family gathering and decided to check out Yu Me Ya Sake House basd on their solid yelp reviews. This Encinitas restaurant lies along the coast...

Cuscatlan Sampler at Cuscatlan Salvadorian Cuisine in Escondido

Cuscatlan Salvadorian Cuisine (Escondido)

02/19/2015 - 10:55pm

Amongst chocolate, wines, and beers at the Escondido Chocolate Festival, we also sampled our first ever pupusas at Cuscatlan Salvadorian Cuisine. A pupusa is traditional Salvadorian dish,...

The Wedge Escondido 2014 - tickets and vendors

The Wedge Cheese Festival 2014 - recap

12/09/2014 - 7:00pm

An actual CHEESE Festival? Why yes there is! Escondido (north county San Diego) produces the Wedge Cheese Festival, a glorious event of cheesy goodness paired with beer and wine. I...

The Wedge Escondido logo

The Wedge Escondido 2014 - event info

10/17/2014 - 3:14pm

Cheese and beer? It's definitely October now! We've been invited to check out The Wedge Escondido, an event we heard about earlier this year through the Escondido Chocolate Festival...

Escondido Chocolate Festival 2014 - Coco Savvy Chocolate collection

Escondido Chocolate Festival 2014 Recap

02/19/2014 - 9:02am

We attended the Escondido Chocolate Festival 2014, also known as "For the Love of Chocolate". This was the first time we had ever heard of this event so we were definitely excited to check it out...

Carin de Ria - Pancit (glass noodle with vegetables)

Carin de Ria (Escondido)

02/13/2014 - 10:11pm

A new Filipino fast food/casual restaurant called Carin de Ria opened in Escondido a little over two months ago. I am practically a newbie when it comes to Filipino food so before we headed there...