Banana Dang

Food, Love and Happiness

Love is in the air and in the kitchen at Oceanside restaurants run by husband-and-wife teams. Learn about these dynamic duos that share a passion for all things gourmet, and the secrets to their success as some of the top powerhouse food-couples in Oceanside!

The Privateer Marketplace & Wine Bar Bartendress Paula Serving a Wine Flight

Coastal Wine Tasting in Oceanside

Oceanside is the home of numerous fantastic local bars, tasting rooms and restaurants where you can experience great food and our vibrant wine culture. We are lucky to have no shortage of amazing options so that everyone from novice to oenophile is sure to find their perfect pairing! Check out our list of three standout coastal wine tasting options located right here in Oceanside that are must try’s!

Restaurants Open During the Holidays

Oceanside Restaurants Open this Holiday Season

The Holidays are a time for family, togetherness, and joy. The holidays also bring about a long list of things to prepare for, whether it be gifts to buy, hotel reservations to make, or food to cook. With so much to do, sometimes having to make a Christmas meal can fall to the bottom of your list. If you are considering eating out these upcoming holidays take a look at this list of some Oceanside Restaurants open on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve, and New Years Day.

Petite Madeline Executive Chef Marc Santos Presenting an Apple Pie

Seasonal Holiday Treats

‘Tis the season to ditch the galoshes, dig your toes in the sand and enjoy some tantalizing seasonal treats during the most wonderful time of the year in Oceanside! Check out these 5 local culinary gems offering everything from seasonal cake pops to Christmas tamales that will make your holidays that much sweeter!

Oceanside Brews & Bites

A spotlight on three great breweries in Oceanside serving up great beer, delicious food, and lots of fun! Oceanside boasts 10 microbreweries that make up a portion of the legendary San Diego North County Hop’s Highway, home to a third of the county’s 150+ breweries. In addition Oceanside has fostered a renowned and flourishing culinary scene, which when paired with the world class breweries makes for a great time!

Midnight Jack- Greetings from Oceanside - Fall 2017 Issue

A Collectors Brew- Greetings from Oceanside

Visit Oceanside has partnered with Midnight Jack Brewing Company for an inaugural Oceanside brewery collaboration project. This special campaign includes a custom beer recipe highlighting the distinctive flavors of the region and a colorful custom label, capturing the unique personality of the city. Greetings from Oceanside is a limited release brew available in a collector’s can and on draft at select Oceanside restaurants, tap rooms, and hotels.

Gluten Free Cooking Roddy Browning

Gluten Free!!!! But Not Fat Free……

If you practice gluten free eating you’ll know how challenging it can be at times. Whether buying food at a restaurant or picking out ingredients at the grocery store, great tasting gluten free food can be few and far between. For a refreshingly different perspective on cooking gluten free check out this delicious recipe by local chef Roddy Browning, complete with a wine pairing suggestion!

Sunset Market Downtown Oceanside

What to Eat at the Oceanside Sunset Market

The decade-old Sunset Market in Oceanside is the center point where thousands of locals and tourists alike to come to downtown and experience four blocks worth of vendors, live music, arts & crafts, gourmet goods, kid’s activities and unbelievably good international cuisine. With so much going on some gems can be easy to miss, so be sure to check out these 6 delicious finds next time you visit the Sunset Market!

Flying Pig Pub and Kitchen- Fried Chicken

Pairing Chardonnay with Fried Chicken?

A twist on a southern classic. If you are looking to mix things up around the dinner table, we have a suggestion for you! Forget the sweet tea and toast to chardonnay with your fried chicken. This unique combination has been a hit during a local chef dinner, says foodie blog contributor Roddy Browning. Another southern treat. Check out a simple recipe for delicious fried green tomatoes.

Bowl of Frazier Farms Market Heirloom Tomato Salad

Summer Salads in Oceanside

Oceanside is home to an excellent culinary scene that produces edible masterpieces day after day. As the temperatures get warmer this summer, be sure to check out these refreshing locally made fresh summer salads produced by our fantastic local Oceanside businesses!

Roddy Browning

Summertime Wine and At-Home Pickling

Roddy Browning, owner of Flying Pig Pub & Kitchen and the author of our new culinary series “86 the Hot Tea,” offers insight from his experience owning a popular restaurant and farm, with over 20 years of combined experience in wine studies to give an inside look into seasonal food and wine. This month Roddy gives his choice of two great affordable summertime wines, as well as information about pickling left over produce to get the most out of your personal garden.