Jolee Pink is a writer, artist, foodie and traveler whom took the liberty of spotlighting 3 new Outstanding Oceanside Eateries to hit the Oceanside Food Scene! Please read on for her take on these 3 new local hits!

Barrel Republic Oceanside

Barrel Republic Oceanside

215 N Coast Hwy Oceanside, CA 92054

(760) 435-0042

Opened in September 2015, Barrel Republic is a welcome addition to Oceanside’s growing population of craft beer enthusiasts. Patrons are encouraged to sample from the astounding 48 craft beers on self-serve taps throughout the restaurant. To compliment the brews, distinguished Chef Michael Brown designed a stellar menu of small reasonably priced plates to share, including many vegetarian options. Everything is made in house from scratch such as the smoked salmon and flatbread dough. Crowd pleasers include the Bacon Wrapped Pork Belly, Spicy Butternut Mac & Cheese and Wild Mushroom “French” Dip.


URGE Gastropub and Whiskey Bank

URGE Gastropub and Whiskey Bank

2002 South Coast Hwy Oceanside, CA 92054

(760) 429-7424

Oceanside’s latest brewpub opened last month and has quickly become a popular hotspot. URGE offers a phenomenal selection of 40+ craft beers and world-class whiskies. The menu features elevated American comfort food such as decadent Beer Cheese Fries, Crispy Brussels Sprouts and burgers galore. Rumor has it that a speakeasy is scheduled to open this summer.


The Whet Noodle

The Whet Noodle

1813 S Coast Highway Oceanside, CA 92054

(760) 453-2738

With a reputation for being a “chef’s chef,” Davin Waite has a following that stretches to Los Angeles and beyond so it’s no surprise that his Japanese style pub, The Whet Noodle, opened in late December to rave reviews! The restaurant specializes in traditional ramen noodles with an option of duck shoyu or vegan and gluten-free hot and sour miso broth as a base; veggie, pork, fish or slow-smoked duck as a protein and toppings such as garlic chips or hard boiled egg. And there’s more yummy dishes coming soon, because Chef Davin is hard at work developing new menu items for The Whet Noodle.





Jolee Pink is an Oceanside-based writer, designer and artist. She runs the popular Eat Drink SD Facebook group and is also the organizer of North County’s premier, annual culinary arts event: Foodie Fest. Her Wabisabi Green lifestyle blog focuses on art, design, food and travel. For more information, please visit

Published: March 10, 2016

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