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 TRENDS

Ramen
This Japanese noodle soup is quickly gaining popularity in the culinary world. With its flavorful broth, noodles, and toppings like sliced meat, boiled egg, dried seaweed, scallions, and sprouts, ramen is the perfect way to warm up this winter. Next time you’re craving a hearty bowl, try out one of the many ramen shops that have popped up throughout San Diego.


ON THE MAP

Fresh Happenings
budz_walkenThe Shoppes at Carlsbad has some delicious new arrivals in the works. The Yard House will open a 10,000-square-foot location in mid-December, and plans to be chock-full of local and regional craft beers. Lucha Libre Taco Shop has plans to open its third location by the end of the year as well. For next year, locals can look forward to the arrival of Breakfast Republic, Nektar, Wokcano Asian Restaurant & Lounge, and more.

Coast Highway 101
Historic Coast Highway 101 is no doubt the hub for foodies in North County, with a variety of restaurants and bars to please any palate. The strip welcomed a number of new establishments in recent months, including Napizza, Open House Asian Kitchen, Culture Brewing Co., Bread & Barley, Duffs at the Beach. And don’t forget mom-and-pop classics like The Roxy.