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.


Dreaming in Chocolate…

Calling all chocoholics! Enjoy dozens of delectable chocolate tastings, demonstrations, a chocolate fountain, and more at the San Diego Botanic Garden’s Chocolate Festival on Saturday, May 11 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tasting tickets will be sold on site. Learn more at www.sdbgarden.org/chocolate.htm.

budz_cardiffTastes and Sips

The 10th Annual Taste of Cardiff will be held Thursday, May 2 from 5 to 8:30 p.m. throughout downtown Cardiff. Sample culinary flavors from local restaurants and craft libations at Sip Stops while listening to live music, then cast your vote for the 2019 Taste of Cardiff Golden Fork Award. For more information and tickets go to www.cardiff101.com.


Rise & Shine

Encinitas’ Blue Ribbon Pizzeria – which has been churning out artisan pizzas for nearly 10 years – is now serving breakfast, featuring a menu of wood-fired breakfast sandwiches, toasts with freshly baked bread, breakfast pizzas, specialty coffee, and morning cocktails. Breakfast is served daily from 8 to 11:30 a.m., with coffee served until 2 p.m.