Did you know it's apple picking season? The family visited Volcan Valley Apple Farm in Julian, California last weekend. On the website and signs, the official start date was Friday Sept 13th but we found out they had opened two weeks earlier due to ripening Gravenstein Apples!
Summer is coasting along and I've been taking it easy these last few weeks. As the weather heats up, it is more tempting to visit the breezy Del Mar areas! We were gifted a $15 voucher from our neighbors and chose to have lunch at Beeside Balcony, followed by a visit to the Del Mar Farmer's Market.
On Saturdays, especially around summertime, Del Mar gets busy fast! We scored a parking spot in the residential area a few blocks away from the restaurant. Beeside Balcony is located on the second floor, with a covered patio facing the westward seas. I also enjoyed seeing cute succulents displayed along the walls.
A few hours of exploration was in my weekend forecast at the new North City described as "An urban, mixed-use development in the heart of North County San Diego". I was able to join several social media ladies to check out the new restaurants serving the area.
To start was Grit Coffee for some coffee and tea from the neighborhood coffee shop. Order from the barista on the left and sip nonchalantly on the barstools or tables to the right.
This weekend marks the 5 year anniversary of Common Theory Public House in Convoy. Since we are fans of this friendly local pub, we wanted to show our support again. Our last article was for their 3 year anniversary.
Fresh off the block is Butcher's Cut, the newest steakhouse in the San Diego Gaslamp, which provides aged steaks and plenty more. Dennis and I were lucky to indulge in the wide array of food and drink samples during a recent media party!
Lousiana Purchase brings the bold tastes of the Big Easy to North Park of San Diego. The food is loud and proud, created by experienced Louisiana transplant chef Quinnton Austin. We were excited to be able to check out this new spot recently through a media invitation.
Texas de Brazil recently opened at The Shoppes at Carlsbad and provides an upscale Brazilian eatery featuring all-you-can-eat grilled meat carved tableside & a salad bar. The only options prior were Fogo de Chao and Rei de Gado, both located in downtown San Diego. This new restaurant gives those further north an excellent option without the drive, plus the parking is easier at the mall and FREE!