If there’s one thing that North County residents enjoy more than the beach, it’s the various cuisine, beverages, and sweet treats throughout San Diego. Here, we offer a taste of some local flavor.


Trivia Tuesdays

Tickle your brain and your taste buds with trivia night at Second Chance Beer Co. Brewery in Carmel Mountain Ranch. Enjoy some of Second Chance’s award-winning brews while out-smarting the competition every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Note that no trivia night will be held Jan. 2.

Birthday Brews

Del Sur Town Center’s Board & Brew celebrated its first anniversary last month. The restaurant, which began offering specialty sandwiches and beer in 1979 at its original Del Mar location, is fast becoming a 4S Ranch favorite as well.

San Diego Restaurant Week

budz_restaurantweekThis annual event is the perfect excuse to explore San Diego’s vibrant foodie scene. From Jan. 21 to 28, over 180 restaurants across the county will be offering prix-fixe lunches and dinners at a delicious discount. Participating restaurants nearby include AVANT in Rancho Bernardo, Mille Fleurs in Rancho Santa Fe, and Vintana in Escondido. Learn more at www.sandiegorestaurantweek.com.


Farmers Markets

Take a tasty break in the middle of your Thursday or Friday at a nearby farmers market. The Rancho Bernardo Farmers Market is held every Thursday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 16535 Via Esprillo, between Via Frontera and Via Del Campo. The Rancho Bernardo Certified Farmers Market & Specialties is held every Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Bernardo Winery.