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.


Eat, Drink & Be Social

New American eatery and bar Pacific Social is now open in The Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch. The social hub brings together food and fun for all, with an upstairs arcade, dog-friendly outdoor patios with games, and 20 TVs for sports fans. The menu features a mix of classic comfort foods, unique specialties, vegetarian and vegan options, and six flavors of dessert pies baked fresh daily, plus 32 taps with rotating draft beers, an extensive wine list, and signature cocktails and mocktails.

Pizza Party

URBN is the latest dining establishment to open at One Paseo, known for its New Haven-style pizza with signature toppings like fried eggplant, Gorgonzola-stuffed peppers, fresh clams, and garlic mashed potato and bacon. The 2,800-square-foot restaurant also features a full cocktail bar and a separate quick-service area for to-go and delivery orders.

Feel-Good Food

The newest Jimbo’s location in Carmel Valley introduces a new look for the store, with an expanded prepared foods area, a pizza oven, plastic-free water aisle, larger bulk bin area, and a wide selection of all-organic produce from local farms. In recognition of the store’s grand opening in September, Del Mar Highlands Town Center donated $25,500 to schools in the Del Mar Union, San Dieguito Union, and Solana Beach School Districts.