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.



The Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch will soon welcome two new Mexican eateries in the place of Mediterranean restaurant Crudo, which closed late last year. Casa Rustica and California Taco Club are scheduled to open side-by-side in May, featuring festive specialties like tacos and fresh seafood.

Street Food

For the past several years, food trucks seem to have taken over the culinary scene in cities around the world. This modern dining option offers quick, gourmet food – anytime, anywhere. Mobile cuisine encompasses everything from burgers, hot dogs, tacos, and barbecue to grilled cheese sandwiches, bacon, macaroni and cheese, vegan food, and international fusions – each with their own unique twist. When you’re craving something delightfully different (and convenient!) try one of the many food trucks cruising through North San Diego County.


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Waypoint Public marks its Del Sur location’s one-year anniversary this April. This family-friendly gastropub was a North Park staple before opening its second location, and local residents have spent the past year enjoying the burgers, craft beers, and more.

Dinner Winner

Rancho Bernardo’s Avant was recently announced as a 2018 AAA Four Diamond restaurant. Every year, AAA announces its list of high-quality, distinctive restaurants, and this year, Avant’s craft cocktails and seasonal dishes have made an impression.