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Good place for lunch in North SD County by beach?

Thank you all, for the rec's. I will let you know where we ended up!

Jan 12, 2009
Lauraloo in San Diego

Good place for lunch in North SD County by beach?

A friend of mine from college and I are going to catch up over lunch in N. San Diego and were thinking of Del Mar, Carlsbad, Solana Beach area. I live in OC and am not too familiar with restaurants in that area. Could you please recommend a nice place to catch up, eat good food and drink some wine? THANKS!

Jan 11, 2009
Lauraloo in San Diego

Santa Barbara wine country wineries?

I highly, highly recommend Demetria! Although make sure to call and make a reservation to visit the winery. The wines are wonderful and so are the grounds! My husband and I love their Pinot gris, Pinot Noir and Syrah! Have fun! Carhartt is in downtown Los Olivos (tasting room) and the owners are very friendly and their tasting room is quaint. We also like Curtis, which is next door to Firestone (Curtis still owned by the Firestone family).

Jan 11, 2009
Lauraloo in California

Best espresso in OC?

I agree with the Kean Coffee's not a chain, which is nice for OC. But for a place that has more locations (depending on where you are during the day), I think that Peet's Coffee is wonderful!

Jan 01, 2009
Lauraloo in Los Angeles Area