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I consider Taste of North Park to be one of the booziest "Taste of" events. There are multiple breweries that participate and a couple of my buddies attend for the BEER over the food! Dennis and I of course set out to sample as much FOOD as possible! That's just how we roll...

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 heard about it after attending the Escondido Chocolate Festival in February and knew we'd have to check it out as well!

Date: 
10/25/2014 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

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. The event will also be held along Grand Avenue so we're anticipating the delicious delights of restaurants we previously sampled as well as some new ones! Cheese styled. We're ready! Are you?

Date: 
02/08/2014 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Ready to enter a world full of chocolate treats and other delectable goodies? Indulge in the sweetest mix of chocolate and unique art at Escondido’s Chocolate Festival. The event sweetly known as “For the Love of Chocolate” will be held in downtown Historic Escondido on Saturday, February 8th. With Valentine’s Day around the corner and love in the air, Grand Avenue is the perfect destination to satisfy your sweet tooth and your sweetheart.

Best Pizza and Brew is a relatively new restaurant that opened in the Mira Mesa area within the last year or so. We've been here a couple times but haven't had a chance to review it until now.

Taste of North Park 2011 continued from part 1...

Veg N' Out - This slider was different than the vegetarian patties you find at the grocery store, and the onions were cooked a slight bit raw.

Eddie's Philadelphia Steaks - We selected the beef with american cheese sample.  The meat was slightly underseasoned but the bread had a nice toasty feeling in our mouths.  I like when philly sandwiches aren't overly cheesy and greasy yet still have a decent taste.

I've heard so many good things about the food in North Park so when our schedule suddenly cleared up that day, we ventured to test out this theory.  Taste of North Park 2011 was held on Saturday Oct. 8 from 11am-4pm. Between the generous five hours and the proximity of most restaurants, we were able to sample all 46 locations!

Taste of North Park 2011 - U-31 capris saladTaste of North Park 2011 - U-31 fish taco