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.


New Brews

East Village gastropub and brewery Knotty Barrel is scheduled to open a new Rancho Peñasquitos location this spring. The restaurant features locally-sourced, British-style pub food and over 100 local and imported beers. Stay tuned for a grand opening at www.facebook.com/knottybarrelpq.

Great Reviews

Popular review site Yelp named six San Diego restaurants on its nationwide list of Top 100 Places to Eat in the U.S. 2019. The list is based on the eateries’ reviews from 2018. San Diego County standouts were Crafted Greens (#17), Chuy’s Taco Shop (#29), Tahini (#69), Bud & Rob’s New Orleans Bistro (#72), Pho Guys (#75), and Empanada Kitchen (#94).



Tasty Tunes

Nothing accompanies a meal quite like some live music. Plenty of local spots offer entertainment throughout the week:

Mainstream Bar & Grill
Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m.

Poway’s Irish Pub
Fridays and Saturdays, 9 p.m.

Cheers Bar & Grill
Saturdays, 9 p.m.

Veranda Fireside Lounge & Restaurant, Rancho Bernardo Inn
Most days of the week, 5:30 p.m.