Lick the Plate
Growing up Catholic, I always thought Lent was exclusive to that denomination but have since realized that it is quite widespread, and probably why restaurant marketers have embraced it over the years to promote seafood Fridays.
After hearing about Farmer Leo from my friends at Fish 101 months ago as someone I should know in the local foodie/farming scene, I finally had the opportunity to meet him at the Leucadia Farmer’s Market recently. Leo is very passionate about what he does and I think it’s great that he is making it […]
Located just up the Coast Highway 101 from the higher-profile Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort & Spa with its celebrated restaurant Chandler’s, the California Bistro at the Hilton Garden Inn Carlsbad Beach could easily be overlooked.
It’s hard to believe that California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) has been around for 30 years now with 276 restaurants in 11 countries.
I will admit up front that half the reason I wrote this column is because I consider my knife skills and knowledge to be somewhat lacking given what I do. That and I’ve walked by Budd Solaegui and his Perfect Edge mobile sharpening truck at the Leucadia Farmers Market for the past few years […]
I’ll start this column with a challenge for The Coast News readers. Do a YouTube search on the song “Food Glorious Food” from the musical “Oliver,” give the video a listen and just try to get it out of your head for the next 24 hours or longer. It truly is a glorious song and […]
Simply put, I love pies, both savory and sweet. So when I got wind of Betty’s Pie Whole in Encinitas I was quite elated. Betty’s Pie Whole is owned by Betty Hunt, a sassy redhead who has taken pies to a higher level with her new venture. I sat down with Betty recently to […]
I was back in Michigan recently and the area I grew up in, which includes Royal Oak and Ferndale, is somewhat of a mecca for bars and restaurants. I had to laugh when two of the newer establishments were called The Local and Public House, two names and concepts that are already tired in Southern […]
I’ve had the pleasure over the past 10 years of getting to know Carlsbad couple Peder and Julie Norby on both a personal and professional level.