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North County San Diego foodie in search of good grub, bub.
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Enter a New Relm

Relm Wine – Beer – Bistro 1231 Elfin Forest Road, San Marcos, CA 92078 760-798-9804 http://thewinerelm.com/ Relm has opened a new location in the San Marcos neighborhood of San Elijo Hills right in the heart of the town square. Recently I checked in to see how things are going. It’s a cozy little spot with … Continue reading

Flippin’ Pizza Opens in San Marcos

Flippin’ Pizza 342 South Twin Oaks Valley Road San Marcos, CA 92078 760.736.3180 More good news for San Marcos as Flippin’ Pizza opens a new location here this week. I went over to check it out this weekend and found it to be quite a nice little place. It’s located right across from CSUSM in … Continue reading

It’s not just great, it’s Off The Wall Dog!

Off The Wall Dog 1903 W San Marcos Blvd San Marcos, CA 92078 Store 760-734-5999 http://www.offthewalldog.com/ Update 10/26/2012: Off the Wall Dog has lost their lease and is closing down today. Sad sad news. On the upside, they will be taking their operation mobile. Follow them on twitter to find out where they are, then … Continue reading

Amusing Customer Service at McDonald’s

Yes, I went once… I was feeling a bit peckish. I walk into McDonald’s to get a cheeseburger. Just a cheeseburger. They are small and perfect for a person of the peckish persuasion. I’m the only customer in the whole place. I order. The lady behind the counter gives me my change and says, “you’ll … Continue reading

Cool Hand Luke’s Comes to Town

San Marcos Blvd and Hwy 78 In the Shopping Center with the Starbucks and the Chevron Gas Station http://www.coolhandlukes.com/ Yesterday Cool Hand Luke’s – Wild West Grill opened up its newest location right here in San Marcos. A new restaurant opening is always exciting in that it holds so much potential for greatness. Who knows … Continue reading

Back Alley Grill

**** 925 West San Marcos Boulevard San Marcos, CA 92078-1109 (760) 736-4400 http://www.backalleygrill.com The first time I walked into this joint I thought I was in the wrong place. The first thing I saw was a long bar that runs the length of the building. If I was looking for a bar I would have … Continue reading

Ruby’s Diner

Although the goal of this blog is to point out and highlight lesser known and independent eateries in the area, sometimes a tip o’ the hat is deserved regardless. Such is in store for Ruby’s Diner in Carlsbad. Took the kids there for dinner tonight and had a great time. The staff was friendly and … Continue reading

Don’t Buy Local?

There’s a big “Buy Local” campaign in my community. At its heart its well-meaning and fun and yes I support buying local, most of the time. But the push has been going on for some time now and after a while I have to ask, why do they have to keep reminding us? After all, … Continue reading

Tip the Customer

Froyo love 300 S Twin Oaks Valley Rd. San Marcos, CA   ***** Yogurt isn’t really something one needs to review.  Each store is pretty consistent with what it sells and you either like it or you don’t.  Froyo Love in San Marcos, CA is one such place.  I like their yogurt a lot, and … Continue reading

The Best Mex?

Casa De Bandini 1901 Calle Barcelona Carlsbad, CA 92009 760.634.3443   ***** Back when I first moved to San Diego from San Francisco I assumed that I would be overwhelmed with great Mexican food.  It just seemed natural that San Diego’s proximity to Mexico would have a significant impact on the quality and quantity of great … Continue reading

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