Tiny Treasures: Best Tapas in Encinitas

Originally from Spain, tapas have taken on a whole new identity in the past couple of years, becoming quite honestly- a global phenomenon. The word tapa comes from the act of covering (tapar).  Because flies enjoy wine as much as much as we do, restaurateurs used tapas to cover the glasses. The more people drank, the more tapas they ate, and vice versa. In due time the tapas culture was … [Read more...]

Gone Fishing! Best Fishing in San Diego

Ah…, the troubles we face here in Encinitas when it comes to fishing.  Freshwater or Saltwater? Most wouldn’t think of Encinitas as a popular fishing destination, but it actually does have some relatively close freshwater fishing lakes and coastal waters. Believe it or not, San Diego county is historically known around the world for its largemouth bass population and world-class blue catfish. So … [Read more...]

Paint the Town Red: Your Next Girl’s Night Out in Encinitas!

Oh yes, it's Ladies Night, and the feeling's right. If you want to be able to say "Oh, what a night" after the last goodbye has been said, take a look at our fave places for your next Girls' Night Out in Encinitas. It was a tough job but someone had to do it, and we did the legwork to figure out just what places in Encinitas guarantee you and your gal pals will have a night to remember. Your hall … [Read more...]

5 Must-See Encinitas Landmarks

There really is no place like home, especially when it comes to Encinitas, California. It is known throughout all of San Diego for its authenticity and beauty. Merely strolling down the PCH in downtown Encinitas is enough to feel fulfilled. However, we did not gain our popularity through pride alone. It was quite the endeavor to narrow down a list of must-see places, but alas! Here are five … [Read more...]

Here are the 5 Best Food Trucks in Encinitas

Who needs waiters, tables and chairs?  It seems counterintuitive, but in this day and age, food trucks have some of the best food to be had.  So forget making reservations and pull up a… er, some curb.  Here are the best portable eateries known to meal and wheel around North County.  P.S. They do move, like constantly, so please plan accordingly.  Also, if you need a little help tracking these … [Read more...]

Bauhaus to Beach House: Great Design Stores in Encinitas

Slowly, and I mean slowly, Encinitas is moving away from its worship of heinous, corporate homes built by behemoths like Shea and Hovnanian.  Oversized homes, aka "Stuccostrocities," should have vanished for good in the hangover of the last recession, and indeed, if you travel around our fair burg, you can see that a newer, more resource-constrained model of home building and design is starting to … [Read more...]

Truly Unique: 6 Full of the Weird and Wonderful Gift Shops in Encinitas

Let’s face it- wandering around your local mall probably isn't going to inspire any unique gift ideas when it comes to our loved ones.  We all want to give a unique gift that will be remembered year-round. Yet, when push comes to shove, we also have a tendency to completely blank out and forget what our recipient(s) really want. Or what they don't have. Thus the yearly cycle of buying random … [Read more...]

The Five Coolest Men’s Stores In Encinitas Right Now

In the fast-paced Encinitas retail scene, it can be hard to remain hot for long.  Given the speed of trends and how fast brands and styles fall out of favor, it's no surprise that the stores that carry all the gear the kids are lusting after keep changing. Consistency is one thing, but when it comes to fashion, relevancy is the name of the game. That's why we took a look at some of our smaller … [Read more...]

6 Great Bars and Restaurants in Encinitas For A Guys’ Night Out

Maybe we're oversimplifying here but guys tend to be a lot easier to please than the ladies, especially when it comes to being entertained. Throw out a bag of chips and a six pack of beer and call it a party. That being said, not all guys have the ability to go out whenever they want anymore (right, dads?) so they, too, want it all to go well once they do get that highly coveted hall pass. … [Read more...]

Doctors Going the Alternate Route! Best Alternative Medicine in Encinitas

You probably have a basic understanding of how modern medicine works: People have a yearly checkup, take medicine when they're sick, get a cast if they break a bone, and they're good as new. But in recent years, other approaches to healing have risen in popularity. Many of these "alternative" techniques come from all over the globe and have been around for thousands of years. What is alternative … [Read more...]