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.


Fresh Happenings

The Patio Group, the team behind popular restaurants The Patio on Lamont in Pacific Beach and The Patio on Goldfinch in Mission Hills, has expanded into North County with The Patio on 101, replacing Open House Food + Drink on S. Coast Highway 101. The restaurant, which officially opened in June, features an outdoor lounge with a kids’ area, and serves up local, seasonal fare for happy hour, lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch.

New to Town

budz_tortaQué Tortas! has recently opened on N. Santa Fe Ave. and is now serving smoothies, fruit salads, and tortas — authentic Mexican sandwiches. With its casual atmosphere and fresh, delicious ingredients, Qué Tortas! has something to offer for every palate.