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.


Spirited Summer

Summer in San Diego means sunshine, beach days, and tasty food and drink festivals. Mark your calendars for the 10th Annual San Diego Spirits Festival, to be held on Aug. 25 and 26 at Broadway Pier. The event attracts industry insiders, expert enthusiasts, and casual consumers for two days of competitions and tastings.


Local Expansion

Rancho Bernardo-based 3 Local Brothers Restaurant Group recently expanded into Carmel Valley, with a second location for The Barrel Room right next to the area’s first beer tasting room, Mason Ale Works Tasting Room and Kitchen. The new Barrel Room offers craft cocktails in addition to the European and American bistro menu and fine wine the original restaurant is known for.

budz_cowboychickenWild West Coast

Rancho Bernardo is now home to the first Cowboy Chicken in California – of a total of 30 locations currently planned. The Dallas-based chain specializes in wood-fire rotisserie chicken among other tasty, scratch-made dishes. Visit the casual, rustic venue in the 4S Commons shopping center.