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.


I Scream, You Scream

The first annual Scoop San Diego Ice Cream Festival will take place on Sunday, June 23 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in North Park. Sample the best ice cream and gelato San Diego has to offer, including from Encinitas’ own JoJo’s Creamery and Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream! Proceeds from the event benefit Monarch School, supporting homeless youth in San Diego with educational needs. More information and tickets available at www.scoopsandiego.org.


Craft Everything

Sports bar and restaurant Home & Away recently opened its second location in the building formerly occupied by D Street Bar & Grill in downtown Encinitas. Try your hand at board games, arcade games, darts, or foosball while you munch and sip on offerings from their signature “craft everything” menu, including burgers, chicken wings, tacos, and sandwiches, as well as cocktails and a rotating tap list.