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

Taste of the Season

Celebrate the arrival of the fall season by apple picking at one of the many orchards in nearby Julian. It makes for a perfect day trip with the kids – top it off with some fresh apple pie or cider!

Fresh Flavor

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San Diego Restaurant Week returns from Sept. 23 to 30. Explore San Diego’s vibrant foodie scene with over 180 restaurants across the county offering prix-fixe lunches and dinners at a delicious discount. Participating North County restaurants include Avant, Casa Sol y Mar, Vintana Wine + Dine, Bellamy’s Restaurant, and Sushi Lounge Poway, among others. Learn more at www.sandiegorestaurantweek.com.


ON THE MAP

Local Expansion

Rancho Bernardo-based 3 Local Brothers Restaurant Group recently expanded into Carmel Valley, with a second location for The Barrel Room right next to the area’s first beer tasting room, Mason Ale Works Tasting Room and Kitchen. The new Barrel Room offers craft cocktails in addition to the European and American bistro menu and fine wine the original restaurant is known for.