Smashing Smoothies

Looking for a post-holiday healthy pick-me-up? Consider a smoothie packed with immune-boosting antioxidants, fiber and nutrients. For optimal benefits, choose drinks that derive their sweetness factor from raw whole fruits and vegetables versus sugar-laden ice cream. Fortunately, from kale to kiwis, there’s no shortage of nourishing flavor combinations to choose from including a fantastic selection at local Oceanside eateries….

Oceanside Sandwiches Reign Supreme

Oceanside Sandwiches Reign Supreme What makes a simple sandwich speak to you? When all the ingredients —bread, meats, cheeses, veggies and spreads— combine to create the perfect balance of textures and flavors in a handheld meal. Think moisture versus crunch and good bread to filling ratio. Bread choice is critical. For example, rye bread is

Oktober Beer Guide

Oceanside is fast becoming a craft beer destination. Nearly a dozen microbreweries will be open by the end of the year. In the overall hoppy forward San Diego beer scene, it’s nice to find some approachable alternatives here in town that emphasize enticing flavor profiles such as brews on tap at Bagby Beer Company, Barrel Republic and Belching Beaver Brewery.

Asian and Ramen Restaurants in Oceanside

Oceanside has long been known for its beautiful beaches but now that the food scene has evolved, both locals and tourists alike enjoy a huge variety of options including a plethora of Asian restaurants. From Japanese to Vietnamese to Thai, eateries abound will satisfy noodle, sushi and/or curry cravings. Author Jolee Pink discusses three popular Oceanside Asian restaurants.

Savory Summer BBQ

Nothing says “Summertime” like savory barbecue! Fortunately for Oceanside, there are three local eateries that offer a good mix of traditional recipes, and a few unique twists! Come for the food, and stay for the Southern Hospitality at Enzo’s BBQ & Ale House, Felix’s BBQ with Soul, and That Boy Good Southern BBQ Joint.

Elevated American Cuisine

Oceanside’s ever-evolving culinary scene is truly special because all of the chefs are friends and work together to help each other out and the community as a whole. This type of camaraderie cultivates the success of city’s exploding restaurant business. Three establishments are leading the way by specializing in elevated American cuisine or as locals refer to it, “flip-flop fine dining”: 608, Flying Pig Pub & Kitchen and Local Tap House & Kitchen.

World Chocolate Day

July 7th is World Chocolate Day! The celebration of this day includes the consumption of large amounts of chocolate. Oceanside has many places where you can get your sugar fix, check out a few of our suggestions on where you can enjoy chocolate morning, noon and night!

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Barrel Republic in Oceanside

If you haven’t been to Barrel Republic, you are truly missing out, especially if you are a craft beer aficionado. Whether you are a foodie, a beer connoisseur or just like a great atmosphere, Barrel Republic is the place to be! Barrel Republic’s Motto Freedom is Barrel Republic’s motto. Free to try all of the

Where Locals Enjoy World Fare in Oceanside

Sheen Fischer is a writer who grew up gardening, fishing, crabbing, trawling, oystering and hunting with his family in South Louisiana and currently lives in Southern California with his wife of almost 25 years and their two college student kids. Growing up, his Saturday and Sunday afternoons had a unique flavor that has forever impacted the way that Sheen lives, loves and

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New Outstanding Oceanside Eateries

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 barrelrepublic.com Opened in

5 Plus 5 Must Try Coffee Shops

It was hard to narrow down the list, as there are several great coffee spots to try in Oceanside… But, we had the pleasure of curating the following sampling of 5 must-try coffee spots in the Oceanside community.   Banana Dang Coffee 115 S. Coast Highway, Oceanside, CA 92054 Banana Dang A new coffee shop