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.


Global Flavor

International Smoke, a dining collaboration between award-winning chef Michael Mina and renowned restauranteur Ayesha Curry, officially opened its doors at One Paseo in July. The menu showcases flavorful smoke-infused dishes, diverse spices, traditional live fire cooking techniques, and creative cocktails, as well as vegan options, kid-friendly fare on the Lil Smokey’s menu, and a Fido’s Feast dog menu.

Tapas & Tequila

Pioneered by local industry veteran Bradley Evarts, ALCE 101 Kitchen and Tequileria made its long-awaited debut in Solana Beach in July. The restaurant’s Southwestern farm-to-table concept will feature a tapas-style and shared plates menu with private label tequila from one of the top distilleries in Jalisco, along with a wide selection of mezcal, wine, beer, and other beverages. Visit ALCE 101 at 243 North Highway 101.



Save the Date

The Rancho Santa Fe Rotary Club will host its 7th Annual Taste of Rancho Santa Fe event on Sunday, Oct. 6 from 4 to 7 p.m. at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe. Attendees will sample wines and spirits, as well as food from local restaurants including Dolce Pane e Vino, Alfonso’s of La Jolla, Ranch 45, and more. More information and tickets available at www.tasteofrsf.org.