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.

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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.

FARE & FESTIVITY

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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.