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

Cheese, Please!

The 5th Annual San Diego Mac n’ Cheese Fest will return to Waterfront Park on Saturday, Oct. 26. Admission includes unlimited mac n’ cheese samples from top local restaurants, including Del Mar’s Viewpoint Brewing Co., which took home the title of Best Gourmet Mac n’ Cheese in San Diego in 2018. Cast your vote for the People’s Choice award between bites while enjoying craft beer, wine, and other beverages. For more information and tickets go to www.sandiegomacncheese.com.


Local Eats

Sabre Springs’ Nutmeg Bakery and Café recently expanded to Scripps Ranch, with a new location that opened in September. The popular cafe serves up organic, seasonal, and sustainable breakfast and lunch plates, homemade pastries, and locally roasted coffee. The Scripps Ranch location also offers draft beer in addition to the mimosa menu.

ON THE MAP

All Things Chicken

The Shoppes at Carlsbad recently welcomed PLUCK, a fast-casual eatery showcasing pasture-raised chicken and farmers market produce, the latest project from chef and restaurateur Sam Marvin. The menu ranges from fried chicken to house-made bone broth to innovative chicken sandwiches, and more. Check it out Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.