If there’s one thing that North County residents enjoy more than the beach, it’s the various cuisine, beverages, and sweet treats throughout San Diego. Here, we offer a taste of some local flavor.

FARE & FESTIVITY

Uncorked

The fifth annual Uncorked: San Diego Wine Festival will be held on Saturday, June 20 from 1 to 5 p.m. at Embarcadero Marina Park North, where attendees can sip over 200 wines and ciders from across the globe, and enjoy music, food trucks, and more, all benefiting local nonprofit Urban Surf 4 Kids. Find more information and tickets at www.uncorkedwinefestivals.com/uncorked-san-diego-wine-fest.

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Modern Mexican

Tocaya Organica recently opened its doors at One Paseo, serving up modern Mexican fare using locally sourced organic ingredients. The health-driven menu includes salads, bowls, tacos, burritos, and quesadillas – everything starts vegan, with add-in options like fresh meat or fish – along with specialty margaritas, agua fresca, and horchata.


Top Tastes

Two San Diego dining establishments landed in the top 10 on Yelp’s Top 100 Places to Eat in the U.S. 2020. Shawarma Guys, a halal, vegetarian-friendly food truck, holds the #1 spot. Find the authentic Mediterranean food in South Park. Soichi Sushi ranked #9 on the list. Located in University Heights, the restaurant serves delicious sea-to-table and farm-to-table Japanese cuisine.