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 fifth annual Uncorked: San Diego Wine Festival will be held on Saturday, June 20 from 1 to 5 p.m. at Embarcadero Marina Park North, where attendees can sip over 200 wines and ciders from across the globe, and enjoy music, food trucks, and more, all benefiting local nonprofit Urban Surf 4 Kids. Find more information and tickets at www.uncorkedwinefestivals.com/uncorked-san-diego-wine-fest.


Modern Mexican

Tocaya Organica recently opened its doors at One Paseo, serving up modern Mexican fare using locally sourced organic ingredients. The health-driven menu includes salads, bowls, tacos, burritos, and quesadillas – everything starts vegan, with add-in options like fresh meat or fish – along with specialty margaritas, agua fresca, and horchata.

New to Town

Brought to you by Eddy and Roula Jabbour, owners of San Diego fixture Eddy M’s, is Rancho Bernardo’s newest breakfast and lunch spot, Elmisa Cafe. As local residents themselves, the Jabbour family wanted to create a community gathering place where people could enjoy delicious, healthy meals together. Elmisa offers a wide variety of sandwiches, wraps, salads, bowls, baked goods, coffees, mochas, lattes, and more, now open at 11611 Rancho Bernardo Rd.