Restaurant of the Moment: Board & Brew

1212 Camino Del Mar

Del Mar, CA 92014

www.BoardandBrew.com

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Board & Brew has been a Del Mar staple for over 30 years. They stick to a simple menu, offering quality sandwiches and craft beer. It’s a simple concept, but Board & Brew does it really well. With a laid-back, beach-inspired environment, it’s no wonder Board and Brew has become the iconic hotspot for surfers and business professionals alike.

Quality ingredients and simple, California-style sandwich creations are what keep people coming back. The Turkado is their most popular sandwich. However, the real secret that puts Board and Brew above the rest has got to be their sauce. A sweet and sour creation, their sauce is unlike any other and goes great with any type of sandwich. Many have claimed to have developed a physical addiction to this sauce, but this phenomenon has yet to be supported by scientific evidence. Kids and adults agree, Board & Brew is one of the best spots in Del Mar to grab a lunchtime bite!

Live outside of Del Mar? Board & Brew has expanded in recent years with locations across San Diego in Scripps Ranch, Del Sur, Pacific Beach, and even two shops in Carlsbad!

 

Where to Find EV Plugs at 5 Iconic San Diego Destinations!

Live in San Diego and own an electric car or thinking of purchasing one? You may be wondering where you’ll be able to charge your car during your summer adventures around the county! Whether you’re spending the day on Coronado or cruising out to Mount Laguna for some stargazing, alleviate your range anxiety with this list of Electric Vehicle (EV) chargers in San Diego’s most iconic destinations!

1. Hotel Del Coronado, Coronado, CA

Have brunch at the Hotel Del Coronado while charging your car! The Del offers its own EV chargers (you need to either be a guest of the hotel or park in their lot), but you can also find more EV chargers at Coronado City Hall located at 1825 Strand Way.

2. Balboa Park, San Diego, CA

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While at Balboa Park you can thoroughly enjoy the museums and beautiful grounds without the anxiety of wondering how you’ll make it home! Balboa Park offers more than fifteen EV chargers. You can find charging stations outside the San Diego Air & Space Museum, the Fleet Science Center, and at the San Diego Zoo. Bonus: If you ever find yourself with nothing to do on a Tuesday, visit Balboa Park as different museums and facilities offer free admission for San Diego residents!

3. La Jolla Shores, La Jolla, CA

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If you’re thinking of swimming with the leopard sharks at La Jolla Shores know that you can plug in your car at the La Jolla Shores Hotel or the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club. There are also some additional EV charging ports at the Hotel La Jolla. You will want to check with each establishment about any fees for use.

4. Del Mar, CA

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Whether you’re spending the day at the beach or shopping in the Del Mar Village, you can rest easy knowing that there are many EV charging ports in the general vicinity. Visit L’Auberge Del Mar, Del Mar City Hall, or the Del Mar Community Services Department. Don’t forget to come visit us at our Del Mar office location at 1217 Camino Del Mar!

5. Mount Laguna, Cleveland National Forest, CA

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If you plan to do some stargazing this summer, plan a trip to Mount Laguna during the Perseid Meteor Shower (which peaks around Mid-August). Just be sure to charge your car before you head up the mountain! There are no EV chargers at the actual observatory however you can find some charging stations on the way at Santa Ysabel, Julian, and Pine Valley.

To find even more EV stations in San Diego, download the free Plus Share app!

(All Information in the Guide Was Sourced From Plug Share)

Restaurant of the Moment: Pacifica Del Mar

155 Camino Del Mar

Del Mar, CA 92014

www.PacificaDelMar.com

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Experience award-winning coastal cuisine and stunning views in one of San Diego’s most sought-after ocean view restaurants! Pacifica Del Mar’s dramatic setting is a canvas for their highly acclaimed cuisine, served daily for lunch and dinner.  Pacifica has been awarded the prestigious Gold Medallion for “Best Seafood Dining in San Diego,” and Wine Spectator’s “Award of Excellence”. Seafood is their passion and it shows in their thoughtfully selected menu.

While Pacifica Del Mar is normally open for lunch and dinner, they also serve a spectacular weekend brunch.Standout brunch items include the cinnamon brioche french toast and sugar spiced salmon hash. Some of our favorite menu items for lunch/dinner include the lemongrass shrimp cocktail, macadamia crusted mahi mahi, and the blackened fish tacos. For desert, try the chocolate bon bon or lemon tart!

For a world-class dining experience you won’t soon forget, make a reservation at Pacifica Del Mar!

 

Holiday Events in San Diego 2016

Check out our guide to what you absolutely must do and see this holiday season in San Diego!

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Nov 5-Dec 28: 

Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! is a wonderful, whimsical musical based upon the classic Dr. Seuss book. Back for its 18th incredible year, the family favorite features the songs “This Time of Year,” “Santa for a Day” and “Fah Who Doraze,” the delightful carol from the popular animated version of How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Celebrate the holidays as the Old Globe Theatre is once again transformed into the snow-covered Whoville, right down to the last can of Who-hash. For more information, click here!

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November 11-December 4th:

Old Hollywood style meets classic Southern California cool this November at Del Mar with four weeks of elite Thoroughbred racing, fresh events and musical performances to keep the good times rolling. For more information, click here.

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 Nov 14-20th: 

The San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival is an international showcase of the world’s premier wines and spirits, culinary personalities, and gourmet foods. For more information on this event click here!

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November 12th:

You’re invited to join us as we cheer on thousands of walkers who will be participating in the largest 3-day walk in the nation!  More information on this fun event can be found here.

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  Nov 24, 2016 :

Put your turkey in the oven, pack up the family and come and run or walk San Diego South Bay Turkey Trot & Food Drive that has 3 distances to choose from. More information on this event can be found at this website.

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November 26: 

Named one of the 10 best Santa sightings by USA Today, Santa will return to the San Diego Harbor via watercraft for the eleventh annual Surfin’ Santa’s Arrival celebration at Seaport Village. More information can be found here! 

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November 26:

Omni La Costa Resort & Spa is excited to announce its third annual Gingerbread Festival benefiting the Boys & Girls Club. Local San Diego bakers and holiday enthusiasts  create over-the-top gingerbread houses for the chance to win prizes including a $1,000 cash prize and $1,000 donation to the Boys & Girls Club of Carlsbad in the winner’s name, or a $1,000 classroom donation. Click here for more information!

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December 2-3:

Friends, families and the community are invited to come together for festive fun, food and attractions throughout the park, including complimentary admission to Balboa Park museums from 5-9pm during December Nights. The largest free community festival in San Diego, December Nights is expected to attract more than 350,000 visitors to the park over two days to revel and enjoy the season. Click here for more information!

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December 2-3:
House of Israel will celebrate Chanukah with Latkes, Sofganiyot, Israeli spirits, and mixed drinks during Balboa Park’s December Nights. Click here for more information about the event!

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December 3rd:

Thousands of people will be on floats and in bands with tens of thousands more cheering them on as the Encinitas Holiday Parade rolls along Coast Highway 101. More information on this event can be found here!

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December 3rd: 

Carols and Barrels. The festival will offer approximately 2,500 guests the opportunity to sample and learn about over 200 beers and wines from over 50 local breweries/wineries and sample holiday treats from some of San Diego’s top restaurants. For more information on this event, click here! 

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December 7: 

Holiday celebration at the Del Mar Highlands Town center with a laser light show set to music and falling snow, carolers, refreshments, photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, Toys for Tots campaign, and performances by local schools! More information can be found here!

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December 10:

Poway’s Christmas in the Park is a unique way to bring holiday delights to your family this holiday season with the magic of an old-fashioned tradition. More information on this delicious event can be found here!

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December 10:

The Mission Bay Christmas Boat Parade of Lights, a distinctly California celebration, features boats decorated for the holidays that will sail around the Bay . For more information on this event click here!

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December 11:

The Hanukkah Happening is a Hanukkah extravaganza for the entire family! From 11am-2pm at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, enjoy a jumpy castle, games, crafts, prizes, drawings, kosher food, and more! Click here for more information!

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December 16-18:

The San Diego Symphony celebrates the holidays in style with a concert of popular music of the season. For more information, visit here.

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December 31:

“Midnight” comes early for families at LEGOLAND California Resort, celebrating the New Year together without missing their bedtimes. Click here for more information on this family event!

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December 31:

Big Night San Diego is on! Ring in 2017 with 10 Party Areas, 5 Dance Floors, the hottest DJ’s, all drinks included, first class cuisine, huge midnight celebration and more. Click here for tickets and event information.

 

Restaurant of The Moment: Stratford Court Cafe

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1307 Stratford Ct, Del Mar, CA 92014

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This house-turned-cafe is located on the popular Del Mar street, Stratford Ct, and has been a staple of locals for years! Walking distance from the beach, the delicious cafe offers quality homemade food that coincides perfectly with the healthy Del Mar lifestyle.

Good news for dog lovers, the cafe is very dog-friendly. It is rare that you will ever see less than five adorable dogs relaxing on the patio, and be sure not miss the picture of dog trainer extraordinaire, Cesar Millan, that is framed next to the register!

The beach-casual cafe serves breakfast and lunch all day, and makes some of the best hot drinks. If you are in the mood for breakfast, our go-to healthy item is the Powerhouse scramble that comes with with egg whites, soy sausage, spinach, tomato, feta cheese, black beans, and a spinach tortilla on the side. For lunch-lovers, the sandwiches are drool-worthy and are served with the best homemade cilantro pasta.

Before leaving, do yourself a favor and order the Comfort Bowl. Don’t let the name deceive you as it is a warm drink that consists of frothed soy milk, honey, and chamomile tea.  Although simple, it is surely one of the most delicious things we have ever been lucky enough to taste!

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Restaurant of The Moment: Beaming

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2683 Via de la Valle, Del Mar, CA 92014

858.481.1222

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Want to feel healthy without compromise? Beaming, an organic superfood café located in Del Mar, has perfected the art of making healthy taste delicious. Committed to spreading the value of plant based foods and how they can heal and transform both the body and soul, they offer a menu consisting of a wide variety of  vegan, gluten free, preservative free, dairy free and raw items.

Beaming makes healthy taste good by only using the freshest vegetables, fruits, and superfoods available to deliver a menu that is packed with both nutrients and flavor. The menu includes made to order superfood smoothies, cold pressed juices, salads, soups, baked goods, and so much more!

Their most popular smoothie, the “Rockstar” is named after how you will be feeling after drinking it! It is loaded with superfoods that reduce inflammation, stimulate muscle recovery, and even give you a natural boost of energy, with an incredible flavor to boot! Contemplating a juice cleanse? Think again! Beaming’s  cleanse programs incorporates food as well as juice for the ultimate reset, without  getting “hangry.”  Get to beaming today and do you, and your health, a favor!

 

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Everything in San Diego You Must Do This Summer

Looking for summer fun in San Diego? Check out our guide to what you absolutely must do and see this summer!

 

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May 1 – Sept 1:

Every Sunday this summer, get your chance to day drink on a rooftop with a pool at LOUNGESix.  Complete with DJ’s, VIP tables, and bottle service.  Visit their website.

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May 18 – 28:

Celebrate everything surf at the 5th Annual Surf Film Festival.  Featuring more than 20 internaitonal surf films, host filmmaker panels & workshops. For more info visit their page.

 

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June 3:

SILO in Makers Quarter will be hosting the 6th Annual Craft Beers + Bites in conjunction with the SDSU College of Extended Studies Business of Craft Beer Program to benefit the San Diego Brewers Guild.  Visit their page for more info.

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June 3-July 4th:

Mad About the Fair is the theme of the San Diego County Fair opening at 4:00PM on Friday, June 3 and continuing through Monday, July 4. (The Fair is closed on Mondays, except July 4, and the first two Tuesdays.)You’ll love our grand-scale tea party featuring the renowned Lewis Carroll classic Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,fused with influences from steampunk, cosplay, great literature, wacky machinery, and all the fun and magic you have come to expect. More information here. 

 

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June 11-12:

The San Diego Festival of the Arts has moved locations to Waterfront Park for the first time in 29 years. Saturday and Sunday, from 10am-5pm, almost 200 artists will be set up in the park along with live entertainment, food from local restaurants, and SD craft beers.  More info on their page.

 

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June 15:

Sample your way through everyone’s favorite foodie neighborhood at this year’s Taste of Little Italy from 5-9pm.  Get your “taste passport” and follow the map of participating restaurants and each of their menu offerings for you to nibble on.  Their website has all the tasty details.

 

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June 18:

For the third year, run through the fair like a madman during VAVi’s San Diego County Fair 5k. Get there before crowds are allowed in for a race course winding through Ferris wheels and thrill rides. Tickets include admission to the fair that day and a free beer, so stick around after the race to ride the rides and refuel with funnel cakes.  Visit their webpage for more information.  The actual San Diego County Fair runs from June 3rd – July 4th.

 

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July 8th:

Baseball fans have five days to meet and get autographs from MLB legends at Petco Park. See if you’re good enough for the majors when you participate in baseball training drills or step into the all-star batting cages.  Click here to get all the details.

 

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July 9:

Bring your mat to Waterfront Park for an hour of outdoor yoga. Whether you’re a yoga master or you can barely touch your toes, there will be modifications fit for all levels during both sessions at 8am and 11am.  Visit their website for all the information.

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July 15th-Sept. 5:

Opening day at the Del Mar Racetrack takes place on July 15th! The summer meet of the track will run from July 15th-September 5th. As always, Del Mar will host a Summer Concert Series at the track, as well as other special events. More info here.

 

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July 21 – 24:

Comic-Con passes have been sold out for quite a while now, but that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on all the fun. There are tons of Comic-Con events happening Downtown and all over San Diego, including meet & greets, exclusive parties, and more. They have more info on their website.

 

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July 23:

The 4th Annual Heroes Brew Fest is coming to Waterfront Park so you can drink like a superhero. More than 40 breweries will be pouring over 100 craft beers to benefit the Warrior Foundation from 2:30-6:30pm.  Visit their website.

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Aug 7:

Get your motor running for the 27th Annual Vista Rod Run, where car enthusiasts from all around can drool over classic cars, hot rods, and specialty vehicles.  Their website as more information.

 

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Aug 25:

Learn how to mix it up at the Hotel Del Coronado with cocktail-making classes taught by Nolet’s Gins mixologist Jaren Singh.  More information is on their website.

 

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Aug 26:

Come out to Coronado Island or watch from the shores around San Diego Bay as boats race in support of Sharp HospiceCare.  Visit their website to get all the details.

 

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Aug 27:

Logan Heights is celebrating the history and culture of its neighborhood with the Imperial Avenue Street Festival.  If you click here, you see all the information.