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.


Tasty Tunes

Nothing accompanies a meal quite like some live music. Plenty of local spots offer entertainment throughout the week:

Le Papagayo
Every day, 7 p.m.

The Roxy Encinitas
Every day, various times

Mr. Peabody’s
Most days of the week, various times

Union Kitchen & Tap
Wednesdays, 7 p.m.

1st Street Bar
Fridays and Saturdays, 5 p.m.

Solterra Winery
Fridays and Saturdays, 5 p.m.

Solace & the Moonlight Lounge
Sundays, 7 p.m.

Save the Date

Enjoy local tastes and sips at the 2019 Taste of Leucadia event on Thursday, April 4 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at various locations along N. Coast Highway 101. Tickets will be available online at www.leucadia101.com/events/taste-of-leucadia-2.


New to Town

East Coast-based restaurant Chiko recently opened its first West Coast location just a few blocks from Moonlight Beach, in the building formerly occupied by Bull Taco. The casual modern Chinese Korean menu features traditional flavors and ingredients with a creative twist, including items like crispy chicken spring rolls, orange-ish chicken, and sesame custard. Gluten-free and vegetarian options are also offered. Chiko opens at 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at 101 N. Coast Highway 101.