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.

fare & festivity

Cheese, Please!

The 5th Annual San Diego Mac n’ Cheese Fest will return to Waterfront Park on Saturday, Oct. 26. Admission includes unlimited mac n’ cheese samples from top local restaurants, including Del Mar’s Viewpoint Brewing Co., which took home the title of Best Gourmet Mac n’ Cheese in San Diego in 2018. Cast your vote for the People’s Choice award between bites while enjoying craft beer, wine, and other beverages. For more information and tickets go to www.sandiegomacncheese.com.

Taste of the Village

Enjoy delicious food from restaurants in The Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch, including Amici’s Ristobar, The Baked Bear, Breakfast Republic, Fresh Brothers, Luna Grill, Madero’s, Starbucks, Vitality Tap, and Wokou on Sunday, Nov. 3 from 2 to 5 p.m. All proceeds benefit Canyon Crest Academy. Tickets are available at www.canyoncrestfoundation.org.