Page 1

Free Bimonthly Issue  North County Coastal  Oct-Nov ’13

Thanksgiving Feasts, Frothy Drinks, and Tasty Treats 24 Restaurant Reviews

Calendar, Festivals, Shows, Sports, Museums, and Attractions

37 lb. Oven-baked Diestel Turkey by Tip Top Meats

Biggest Ticket Giveaways and Money-Saving Coupons Haunted Houses, Trick-or-Treating, Scarecrows, Costume Contests, and Giant Pumpkins Pink Pages for Cancer Awareness Month and Fundraising Events 100-Acre Bates Nut Farm’s Amazing Giant Big Mac Pumpkin Fields, Horse Drawn Hay Rides, Corn Maze, Music, Food, and Fun!

08.29.13 San Diego LaCosta Breeze Ad 8/29/13 2:53 PM Page 1








FREE Small Coffee

with the purchase of any bagel & cream cheese

chimi cheddar

One coupon per person, per visit. Not valid with any other offer. Only original coupon will be accepted. Prices do not include tax. Valid at all participating locations. Expires 11-30-13.


$1.00 OFF ANY

Breakfast Sandwich One coupon per person, per visit. Not valid with any other offer. Only original coupon will be accepted. Prices do not include tax. Valid at all participating locations. Expires 11-30-13.



$2.49 FOR A

Bagel with cream cheese & small coffee One coupon per person, per visit. Not valid with any other offer. Only original coupon will be accepted. Prices do not include tax. Valid at all participating locations. Expires 11-30-13.


$2.00 OFF ANY


Dozen Bagels

One coupon per person, per visit. Not valid with any other offer. Only original coupon will be accepted. Prices do not include tax. Valid at all participating locations. Expires 11-30-13.


$1.00 OFF ANY

Lunch Sandwich ©2012 Bruegger’s Enterprises, Inc.


One coupon per person, per visit. Not valid with any other offer. Only original coupon will be accepted. Prices do not include tax. Valid at all participating locations. Expires 11-30-13.

©2013 Bruegger’s Enterprises, Inc.

San Diego 1886 Garnet Avenue • 858-273-3836 10625 Scripps Poway Parkway, #10B • 858-577-0300 4645 Carmel Mountain Road • 858-720-0994 655 West Broadway • 619-696-9390 1080 B Street • 619-546-8060

Coronado 1305 Orange Avenue #A-1 619-435-3900 Del Mar 1435 Camino Del Mar • 858-259-3600 La Costa 7680 El Camino Real, Suite 102 • 760-632-1432 •

Serving Breakfast and Lunch all day. Catering available–ask for details!


FREE Soft Drink

with the purchase of any lunch sandwich One coupon per person, per visit. Not valid with any other offer. Only original coupon will be accepted. Prices do not include tax. Valid at all participating locations. Expires 11-30-13. ©2013 Bruegger’s Enterprises, Inc. • October–November ’13 • 5

31 days of bliss Celebrate a month of massage The Elements Way™, and experience a session of bliss that has the power to invigorate your whole week. There is no better month to Let Yourself Go.

50 OFF


YOUR PERSONALIZED SESSION WHEN YOU BOOK IN OCTOBER South Carlsbad 3247 Camino de Los Coches, Suite 110 Carlsbad, CA 92009 760.585.9101 New clients only. May not be combined with other offers. Expires 11/30/13..

6 • October–November ’13 •


30% Off All Fabrics 1635 Rancho Santa Fe Dr. Ste. C-109 San Marcos, CA 92078


9/30/13 • October–November ’13 • 7 Find more entertainment at Find a Complete Calendar of Events at Dates and times of events subject to change


10/1-5 The Who’s Tommy final performances at Moonlight Amphitheatre. 10/1-11/25 Bates Nut Farm in Valley Center–Giant Pumpkin Fields, Hay Rides, Corn Maze, food, shopping, entertainment, ongoing special events 10/1-12 Bates Nut Farm Scarecrow Contest 10/1-31 Museums Kids Free under 12 yrs. 10/1-6 San Diego Fashion Week 10/1 -11/2 Haunted Trail at Balboa Park 10/1-6 Mira Costa College presents The Matchmaker, select days. 10/1-5 The Who’s Tommy at the Moonlight Amphitheater. 7:30pm. 10/1-11/3 The Old Globe presents The Last Goodbye (619) 234-5623 10/1-27 The Old Globe presents The Few (619) 234-5623 10/1-31 Legoland California Brick-or-Treat every weekend in October. Costume contests, treat stations, and fireworks. 10/1-27 Seaworld’s Halloween Spooktacular from 1pm-6pm. Weekends only. Included with park admission. (800) 257-4268 10/1-31 National Breast Cancer Awareness Month- Time to wear your pink ribbon! 10/1-31 Radio Stations’ Amazing Pink Ribbon Challenge® (913) 649-5905 10/1-31 Whale Watching for Grey and Blue Whales migrating south for the winter 10/1-31 Kids’ Free Days at, art museums, and attractions! Children under 12 free. 10/1 Toro Y Moi at the Belly Up. 9 pm. (858) 481-8140 10/1-11/25 Bates Nut Farm Giant Pumpkin Patch. “Big Macs” weighing hundreds of lbs! M-F 9am-5pm, Weekends 8:30am-6pm. (760) 749-3333 10/2 Jake Bugg at House of Blues. 8 pm. (619) 299-2583 10/2-6 12th Annual San Diego Film Festival. (619) 818-2221 10/3 38 Special at BellyUp Tavern 10/4-5 Miramar Air Show 10/4-31 Scream Zone at Del Mar Fairgrounds 10/4 Rocky Horror Picture Show at the La Palomar Theatre in Encinitas, Midnight showings every Friday. $9 Adults, Under 12/Over 60 $7 10/5-27 New Village Arts Theatre presents Wait Until Dark (760) 433-3245 10/5 Bras Across the Bay Cruise, 6-8pm. 10/5 31st Annual Carlsbad Rotary Oktoberfest, noon-10pm. Holiday Park, Carlsbad. (760) 434-6093 10/5-6 Craft Fair and Pumpkin Festival at Bates Nut Farm. (760) 749-3333 10/5 Del Mar Mud Run 10/5-6 Old Town San Diego Art Festival. Includes international food and wine tasting. 10am-6pm. (619) 291-4903 10/5-6 Julian Apple Days Festival at Menghini Winery, 10am-5pm. Adults $5, children 12 and under free. (888) 687-9288 10/5 Walk to End Alzheimer’s at Oceanside Pier Amphitheater, 3pm-6pm. (858) 492-4400 10/5 12th Annual Oceanside Music Festival. multicultural, Broadway, choral, classical music and more. Various places and times. 10/5 5th Annual Taste of North Park, 11am-4pm. $30-35. 21+ years. (619) 294-2501 10/5-6 19th Annual Orchid Show and Orchid Sale at San Diego Botanic Gardens. Fri 3:30-5:30pm, Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 9am-4pm. 230 Quail Gardens Dr., Encinitas. (760) 436-3036 10/5-6 Del Mar Fairgrounds “Signature 6 Horse Show” 8am-5pm. Located at the horsepark. Free admission and parking. 10/6 Pancake breakfast at Elks Call 760-753-2243 or visit 10/6 Escondido’s 125th Anniversary Celebration at Grape Day Park, 1-4pm. 10/6 Chargers at Raiders 1:25pm 10/6 Arts Alive on the Coastal Rail Trail, 12-4pm. Solana Beach Costal Rail Trail. (858) 720-2454 10/6 Taste & Art Stroll in Del Mar, 10am-5pm, $25-30. Camino Del Mar and Pacific Coast Hwy starting at 15th Street, Del Mar. Free. (858) 755-1179 10/6 World Famous Gospel Brunch at House of Blues 10/6 125th Birthday Escondido at Grape Day Park 10/6 Fall Family Festival at San Diego Childrens Discovery Museum in Escondido. Visit 10/8-9/3 Fallen Angels at Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach. (949) 497-2787 10/8 Conor Oberst at the Belly Up. 9 pm. (858) 481-8140 10/9 California State University San Marcos Farmer’s Market. 10am-2pm. Free. 10/9 Bingo at Encinitas Elks Call 760-753-2243 or visit

10/10-11/3 La Jolla Playhouse presents The Tallest Tree in the Forest. 2910 La Jolla Village Drive. (858) 550-1010 10/10 Slow Food Benefit Dinner with Stone Brewing at San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum in Escondido. Visit 10/11-12 World Famous Popovich Comedy Pet Theater. California Center for the Performing Arts. $15-$40. 7pm. 10/11 Fun Friday Nites at the San Elijo Recreation Center. 6pm-10pm Ages 4-12 $20 10/11-13 Joshua Tree 3-Day Music Festival 10/11-13 Showpark Horse Show and Fall Festival 10/12-13 Fall Fun Family Day at Weidners Gardens. Fun for the whole family! 10/12 Island-to-Island Stand Up Paddleboard Waterman Charity Relay from Santa Barbara Island to Catalina start 7am. 10/12 22nd Annual Scarecrow Contest at Bates Nut Farm. Cash prizes awarded. Scarecrows on display until Oct 25. (760) 749-3333 10/12 Bat Chats at the Agua Hedionda Lagoon by Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation 10/12 The Wedge Cheese Festival in Escondido 10/12 Pride at the Beach Festival – Gay pride event, Betty’s Lot, 238 N The Strand, Oceanside. 11am-6pm. (760) 672-1848 10/12 Moonlight Beach Fest featuring the Feeling Fit Expo and the Clean Water 1K. (760) 633-2740 10/12 10th Annual Because I Care Community Resource Fair. 10am-2pm. Located at the San Marcos Senior Center at 111 Richmar Ave., San Marcos. (760) 744-5535 10/12 Fall Festival Mission Estancia Elem. School at 3330 Calle Barcelona, La Costa CA 92009 10/12-13 5th Annual La Jolla Art and Wine Festival. Located in the La Jolla Village. 10am-6pm. $40-$45. (619) 233-5008 10/12-13 Fiber Arts Fiesta at Antique Gas and Steam Engine Museum. 10am-4pm. call (760) 533-5857, visit 10/13 Tuscany Show – Chart-topping jazz artist Jonathen Fritzen. Tickets at 10/13 Oktoberfest at Olivenhain Meeting Hall, Noon-4pm. 10/13 Mythbusters: Behind the Myths tour at San Diego Civic Theatre, 7 pm. 10/13 37th Annual Del Mar Fall Home Improvement Show at Del Mar Fairgrounds. Fri-Sat 10am-7pm, Sun 10am-5pm. Free admission, parking $9. 10/13 22nd Annual San Marcos Trails Day and Horse Heritage Festival, 9am-3pm at Heritage Park. 10/13 5th Annual Fifth Avenue Auto Showcase at the Gaslamp Quarter, 11am-4pm. (619) 233-5227 10/14 Columbus Day 10/14 Chargers vs Colts 5:40pm 10/14 City and Colour at House of Blues. 7:30 pm. (619) 299-2583 10/15-10/20 Priscilla Queen of the Desert at San Diego Civic Theatre. 10/15 Chris Cornell at Balboa Theatre. 8 pm. (760) 570-1100 10/15 Primal Scream at the Belly Up. 9 pm. (858) 481-8140 10/16-11/10 North Coast Repertory Theatre presents Arthur Miller’s Broken Glass 987 Lomas Santa Fe Dr., Ste. D, Solana Beach. (858) 481-1055 10/16-20 Del Mar Horse Show. Wed 8am-7pm, Thurs-Sat 8am-10pm, Sun 8am-6pm. Located at Arena Complex at Del Mar Fairgrounds. Parking $9. 10/16 Beach & Country Guild 42nd annual Dia del Sol supporting United Cerebral Palsy of San Diego, 10am-1:30pm. $150-250. (858) 663-6214 10/16 Bingo at Encinitas Elks Call 760-753-2243 or visit 10/17 “Walk a Mile in her Shoes” event to benefit YWCA’s Becky’s House. Check in 5pm, Walk 6pm, Party 7pm. (619) 239.0355 ext. 225 10/18 Jack Johnson at Balboa Theatre. 8 pm. (760) 570-1100 10/18-19 La Costa Meadows Elementary School presents their 26th Annual Halloween Carnival. Fri 6pm-9pm, Sat 10am-5pm. 6889 El Fuerte, Carlsbad. 10/18 La Costa Canyon HS vs Carlsbad HS football at La Costa Canyon 10/18-19 San Diego Kid’s Expo 10/18-19 Boy Scout Troop 2000 Haunted Hotel 423 Rancho Santa Fe Road, Olivenhain. Admission $5. 10/19 La Costa Canyon Farmer’s Market at La Costa Canyon High School. 10am-2pm. Free. La-Costa-Canyon-Farmers-Market/379951075405125 10/19 Photocharity National Walk and Concert benefit for youth homeless shelters 8am (760) 505-7077 10/19 Tuscany Show–Showtime & Comedy Central comedian Don Friesen. Tickets at

10/19 Bates Nut Farm Costume Contest, 11 am. (760) 749-3333 10/19-20 MS Bay to Bay 10/19 3rd Annual Kayak/Stand Up Paddle Regatta Poker Run & SUP Race. 8am-1pm. (760) 804-1969 10/19-20 Bike MS Bay-to-Bay tour from Irvine to Mission Bay raising money for Multiple Sclerosis Foundation. 10/19 11th Annual Susan G. Komen “Survivor Crop” Scrapbooking Event. 9am. $125. (760) 630-2767 10/19 Agua Hedionda Lagoon Regatta –Kayak/SUP Regatta Poker Run and SUP Race 10am – 1pm cost $35 (760) 804-1069 10/19-20 30th Annual Plant Sale at the San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Dr., Encinitas. 10am-4pm. (760) 436-3036 10/19 Exhibit Ambush Phase 2, an artistic event benefiting Susan G. Komen for the Cure. 5-9 pm 10/20 Chargers at Jaguars 10am 10/20 “Howl ‘O Ween” Doggie Costume Contest at Bates Nut Farm. (760) 749-3333 10/20 Three Dog Night at the Belly Up, 8 pm. (858) 481-8140 10/20 Escondido Downtown Street Faire, 9:30am-5:30pm, Grand Avenue between Centre City Parkway and Ivy Street. (760) 745-8877 10/20 The Debbie Berton Walk for Breast Cancer Awareness 10/20 Making Strides Walk at Balboa Park. Registration 7am, Walk 8am. (800) 227-2345 10/20 Doggie Costume Parade at Weidners Gardens 10/20-26 National Massage Week – special offer at new Elements Massage in La Costa 10/21 101 Invitational Charity Golf Tournament 10/21 24th Amnesty International Walk for Human Rights, 5:30pm-7:30pm, Oceanside Pier Amphitheater. (760) 731-0735 10/22 America’s Got Talent Live at San Diego Civic Theatre, 8 pm. 10/23 Paramore at Viejas Arena 10/23 California State University San Marcos Farmer’s Market. 10am-2pm. Free. 10/23-31 MLB World Series 10/24 Highway Man at Belly Up Tavern. Willie Nelson, J.Cash cover. Great show! 10/24-27 La Costa Film Festival at La Costa Resort and Spa 10/25-26 Boy Scout Troop 2000 Haunted Hotel 423 Rancho Santa Fe Road, Olivenhain. Admission $5. 10/25 Heartthrobs Reloaded. California Center for the Performing Arts $68-120. 10/25 La Costa Canyon HS vs Vista HS football at La Costa Canyon “Homecoming” 10/25 Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe at BellyUp Tavern 10/26 Heroes in Heels free health symposium at Tri-City Wellness Center, Carlsbad (855) 222-8262. 10/26-27 Escondido Renaissance Faire, 10am-6pm, Felicita County Park, 742 Clarence Lane, Escondido. (805) 496-6036 10/26 La Costa Canyon Farmer’s Market at La Costa Canyon High School. 10am-2pm. Free. 10/26 California State University San Marcos Farmer’s Market. 10am-2pm. Free. 10/26-27 Dracula at San Diego Civic Theatre. 10/25-27 48th Annual Borrego Days Desert Festival. Fri 5pm-9pm; Sat 11am-7pm, Sun 9am-5pm. (619) 233-5008 10/26-27 Big Horse Corn Maze in Temecula Old Fashioned Farm Days 10/26-27 Scholastic Surf Series at Oceanside Pier, 7am-4pm. (760) 439-0863 10/26 Halloween Spookfest Swim. A non-competitive, social event at La Jolla Cove, 9am. 10/26 Lewis Black at Pala Casino, 7:30pm. (800) 585-3737 10/26 13th Annual Dos Equis XX Monster Bash at the Gaslamp Quarter, 6pm-midnight. $35-$45. (619) 233-5008 10/27 Oceanside’s 13th Annual Dia de los Muertos at Mission San Luis Rey, 10am-5pm. Festival traditions, music, international food, and bazaar. (619) 233-5008 10/27 Susan G. Komen Row for the Cure 10/27 Bridal Bazaar at Exhibit Hall in Del Mar Fairgrounds, 10am-4pm. Admission $12, parking $9. Save $3 at 10/27 Old California Restaurant Row in San Marcos Trick-or-Treat event. Free. 3pm-5 pm. 10/28 The Neighbourhood with Ghost Loft at House of Blues. 7:30 pm. (619) 299-2583 10/29 L.A. Lakers vs La Clippers (1st regular season home game). Staples Center, Los Angeles. 7:30pm. 10/31 Halloween 10/31 Halloween Heat Party at BellyUp 10/31 Safe Trick-or-Treat on Pumpkin Lane along South Coast Hwy 101 (from Encinitas Blvd to K St.) in downtown Encinitas, 5-8pm. 10/31 Carlsbad House of Horrors 3384 Corte Panorama, Carlsbad 92009

8 • October–November ’13 • Find more entertainment at Find a Complete Calendar of Events at Dates and times of events subject to change


11/1 All Saint’s Day 11/1 Art After Dark at Oceanside Museum of Art: Day of the Dead 11/1-10 San Diego Beer Week and SD Brewers Guild Festival at Port Pavillion in San Diego 11/1 Rocky Horror Picture Show at the La Palomar Theatre in Encinitas, Midnight showing. $9 Adults, Under 12/Over 60 $7 11/1-2 Día de los Muertos 11/1-10 San Diego Beer Week. Various breweries. 11/1-2 Bike the Coast/Taste the Coast at Oceanside pier Amphitheater. Bicycle ride, food, expo, music, and beer garden. (760) 687-9848 11/1-3 The Old Globe Theatre presents musical The Last Goodbye. 11/1-10 North Coast Repertory Theatre represents Broken Glass by Arthur Miller. 11/1-30 Fall Arts & Craft Show at Julian Town Hall, 10am-4pm. (76) 765-1857 11/2 Catalina Island Triathlon – swim 1/2 mile, bike 15k, run 3.1 miles. Starts 9am. 11/2 Bike the Coast – Taste the Coast is a biking and eating event in Oceanside. 11/2-3 Escondido Renaissance Faire, 10am-6pm, Felicita County Park, 742 Clarence Lane, Escondido. (805) 496-6036 11/3 Chargers at Redskins 10am 11/3 Leucadia Farmers market 185 Union Street at Paul Ecke School 11/3 Deva Premal & Miten with the guru Ganesha Band at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido, 7pm. 11/3 Daylight Saving Time Ends 11/3 17th Annual Susan G. Komen 5K Run/Walk Race for the Cure in Balboa Park, San Diego. 8am. 11/3 13th Annual Fall Back Festival in Gaslamp Quarter of San Diego at the Gaslamp Museum 11am-4pm. (619) 233-4692 11/3 Gospel Brunch at the House of Blues in San Diego, 11am. 11/3 Carlsbad Village Street Faire, 8am-5pm. Located in the Carlsbad Village. (760) 931-8400 11/4 Election Day 11/5 Portugal, Lisbon Travel Seminar at Senior Center San Marcos $48 760-744-5535 11/5 Switchfoot plays at Balboa Theatere, 7:30pm. 11/5 An Evening with Graham Nash at the Belly Up Tavern, 8pm. 11/6 Wow First Wednesdays: Carlos Olmeda – Monthly Musical Events. California Center for the Performing Arts. Free. 1pm, 4pm and 7pm. 11/7-15 14th Annual San Diego Asian Film Festival 11/7-16 Asian Film Festival 11/8 Light the Night Walk at Petco Park. Walk starts at 4:3pm. Leukemia and Lymphoma Society fundraiser. 11/8 La Costa Canyon HS vs Torrey Pines HS football at LCC and “Senior Night” 11/8 Tainted Love with DJ LV at House of Blues San Diego, 9:30pm. 11/8-17 Fallbrook Art Association’s Judged Show at Fallbrook Art Center, 103 South Main. Opening reception Fri 6-8pm. (760) 728-1414 11/8 La Costa Canyon vs Torrey Pines football at La Costa Canyon 11/9 Free Fruit Tree Education Day at Weidners Gardens 11/9 24th Anniversary of Fall of Berlin Wall in 1989 11/9 California State University San Marcos Farmer’s Market. 10am-2pm. Free. 11/9-10 Christmas on the Farm and Arts ‘n Crafts Fair at Bates Nut Farm. Valley Center. (800) 642-0348 11/9 Olivenhain Arts and Craft Fair at the Old Meeting Hall, 9am-3pm. 11/10 Chargers vs Broncos 1:25pm 11/10 NCTD Santa’s Coaster Express holiday train. Tickets sell out fast! 11/10 Leucadia Farmers Market 185 Union Street at Paul Ecke School

San Diego Chargers 10/6 @ Raiders, 1:25pm 10/14 vs. Colts, 5:40pm 11/3 @ Redskins, 10am 11/10 vs. Broncos, 1:25pm 11/17 @ Dolphins, 10am 11/24 @ Chiefs, 10am 12/1 vs. Bengals, 1:25pm

11/10 East County Cruisers Car Show and Toy Drive. Car Show 9am-2pm. 11/10 Tuscany Show–Jazz guitarist Paul Brown. Tickets at 11/11 Veteran’s Day 11/11 We Remember–Veterans Day Memorial Ceremony in San Marcos. 2pm. (760) 744-1050 11/12-17 San Diego Civic Theatre presents: Evita. 11/13 California State University San Marcos Farmer’s Market. Free. 11/3 Pancake breakfast at Elks Call 760-753-2243 or visit 11/15 Rocky Horror Picture Show at the La Palomar Theatre in Encinitas, Midnight showing. $9 Adults, Under 12/Over 60 $7 11/15-17 Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk. 60 miles in 3 days. Fundraiser for breast cancer. 11/15-17 The Del Mar Antique Show and Sale coming to the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Fri-Sat 11am-6pm; Sunday 11am to 5pm. (800) 943-7501 11/15 CIF 1st Round HS Football 7pm 11/16 Surfing Madonna “Save the Ocean” 5k/10k Runat Moonlight Beach, Encinitas 11/16 La Costa Canyon Farmer’s Market at La Costa Canyon High School. Free. La-Costa-Canyon-Farmers-Market/379951075405125 11/16 Rusko – Lift Me Up Tour at House of Blues San Diego, 9pm. 11/16 San Elijo Hills Holiday Boutique 10am to 4pm. 11/16 Tim Braun at Pala Casino, 7:30pm. 11/16-1/5 SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration, various days. Free with Park admission. (800) 257-4268 11/17 Chargers at Dolphins, 10am 11/18-24 10th Annual San Diego Bay Wine and Food Festival, Downtown San Diego. Includes celebrity chefs, silent and live auctions, and 5K/10K Run. (619) 342-7337 11/20 SWISH Serious Sips and Urban Eats 11/20 Bingo at Encinitas Elks Call 760-753-2243 or visit 11/21 Balboa Theatre presents Abba Mania, 7:30pm. 11/22 CIF Quarterfinals football 7pm 11/22-12/31 Holiday of Lights begins at Del Mar Fairgrounds Racetrack.-Thurs 5:30-10pm, Fri-Sat 5:30-10:30pm. Tickets $14/$19 per car. (858) 723-4252 11/22 Food Fun Fandango! Big party event featuring local band Fandango performing classic rock, blues and Country. Dance, Eat, Beer, Wine and Fun for the whole family! Raising money for San Marcos’ Senior Nutrition Program. At San Marcos Senior Center 5:30-8pm $5 admission. 11/22-12/31 Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings at the New Village Arts Theatre. Thurs-Sat, 8pm, Sat Matinee 3pm, Sun matinee 2pm. (760) 433-3245 11/23 Poinsettia Tours at Weidners Gardens 11/23 La Costa Canyon Farmer’s Market at La Costa Canyon High School. 10am-2pm. Free. La-Costa-Canyon-Farmers-Market/379951075405125 11/23 The English Beat play at the Belly Up, 9pm. 11/23 California State University San Marcos Farmer’s Market. 10am-2pm. Free. 11/23 Thanksgiving Turkey Splash & Dash Swim, La Jolla Cove, 8:30am. 11/23 27th Annual MS Dinner Auction at Loews Coronado Bay Resort. (800) 486-6762 11/24 Chargers at Chiefs 10am 11/24 Drake at Viejas Arena 7pm 11/24 Encinitas Fall Festival and Street Fair 9am-4pm 11/24 Encinitas Annual Fall Festival, 9am-4pm. Holiday shopping, live music, food, and weekend fun. (760) 943-1950 11/26-12/29 Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks at Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach. (949) 497-2787

11/27 Hannukah first night and lasts for 8 days 11/27 Holiday Festival at the Hotel Del. Special family event, prizes, ice-skating and photos with Santa. 11/27 Bingo at Encinitas Elks Call 760-753-2243 or visit 11/27 Night Before Thanksgiving San Dieguito Interfaith Service. The whole community is invited. All religions and beliefs together in one big service to give thanks together. Call (760) 436-0654 for venue location. 11/27 Chris Isaak Holiday Show at the Belly Up Tavern, 8pm. 11/27-1/3 Skating by the Sea at Hotel Del in Coronado. Session price available online plus skate rental. Portion of benefits donated to Make-A-Wish Foundation of San Diego. Check for dates and times. 11/28 Thanksgiving Day 11/28 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 11/28 8th Annual Oceanside Turkey Trot and Kids Pier to Pier, 7am-11am. 5Mile/5K run/walk and kids’ races. Oceanside Civic Center, 330 N. Coast Hwy, Oceanside. 11/28 Thanksgiving Day Turkey Dinner all day at Tip Top Meats in Carlsbad (760) 438-2620. Fantastic Turkey Dinner served all day long 11/28 12th Annual Thanksgiving Day Run. Father Joes Villages 7:45am start at Balboa Park 11/28 Two Wheel Thursdays – bike cruise through the streets of Encinitas. Begins at Encinitas City Hall Parking Lot, 7pm-9pm. 11/29 Black Friday (Shopping day) 11/29 Rocky Horror Picture Show at the La Palomar Theatre in Encinitas, Midnight showing. $9 Adults, Under 12/Over 60 $7 11/29 -12/1 Santa’s Coming Craft Fair at Bates Nut Farm. Fri-Sat 9am-4:30pm, Sun 9am-3:30pm. Valley Center. (760) 749-3333 11/29 Rocky Horror Picture Show at the La Palomar Theatre in Encinitas, Midnight showing. $9 Adults, Under 12/Over 60 $7 11/29-12/24 Art of the Holiday at The Janice Griffiths Gallery in Fallbrook. Free. 11/29 CIF Football Semifinals 7pm 11/30 La Costa Canyon Farmer’s Market at La Costa Canyon High School. 10am-2pm. Free. La-Costa-Canyon-Farmers-Market/379951075405125 11/30 California State University San Marcos Farmer’s Market. 10am-2pm. Free. 11/30 Julian Country Christmas and Tree Lighting, 1pm-5pm. Pioneer Park. (760) 765-1857


12/1 Chargers vs Bengals 1:25pm 12/1 An Evening with Rufus Wainwright at the Belly Up Tavern, 8pm. 12/1 18th Annual Kiwanis of San Marcos Holiday Parade 12/2-12/8 USTA National Men’s and Women’s 40’s Hard Court Championships and Father & Son, Grandfather & Grandson Championships at La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club 12/4 Wow First Wednesdays – Monthly Musical Events. California Center for the Performing Arts. Free. 7pm. 12/5 Hannukah ends 12/5 -20 Santa photo ops in the Encinitas Lumberyard Thursday nights 5-7pm 12/6 Fun Friday Nites at the San Elijo Recreation Center. 6pm-10pm Ages 4-12 $20 12/6 An Irish Christmas at California Center for the Arts Escondido 12/6-7 December Nights Holiday Festival at Balboa Park 12/7 Pearl Harbor Day 12/7 CIF Football Finals 7pm 12/7 Encinitas Holiday Parade. Tree Lighting Ceremony at 5pm. Parade starts down Coast Hwy 101 at 5:30pm 12/7-8 Santa’s Magical Village and Tree Lighting at San Marcos Community Center 12/8 Chargers vs Giants 1:25pm 12/12 Chargers at Broncos 5:25pm 12/14 Ecke YMCA Poinsettia Ball info at

Los Angeles Lakers Schedule 10/29 vs. LA Clippers, 7:30pm

11/13 @ Denver, 6:00pm

10/30 @ Golden State, 7:30pm 11/15 vs. Memphis, 7:30pm 11/1 vs. San Antonio, 7:30pm

11/17 vs. Detroit, 6:30pm

11/3 vs. Atlanta, 6:30pm

11/22 vs. Golden State, 7:30pm

11/5 @ Dallas, 5:30pm

11/24 vs. Sacramento, 6:30pm

11/7 @ Houston, 6:30pm

11/26 @ Washington, 4:00pm

11/8 @ New Orleans, 5:00pm

11/27 @ Brooklyn, 4:30pm

11/10 vs. Minnesota, 6:30pm

11/29 @ Detroit, 4:30pm

11/12 vs. New Orleans, 7:30pm • October–November ’13 • 9 Find more entertainment at


Published by Print Zone Entertainment 7040 Avenida Encinas, Suite 104-115, Carlsbad, CA 92011, (760) 635-9100, North County Sun is on Facebook.

October/November Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7–8

Halloween Haunts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24, 29–31

Ticket Giveaways. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9, 11, 14, 24, 33, 38

Sporting Events. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27–28, 34–36

Drinking, Dining, 24 Restaurant Reviews . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22

Salons, Spas, Fashion, shopping. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24, 27–30

$$$ Saving Coupons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3, 6, 21, 38

Theatre and Shows. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9–11

Cancer Awareness Month Events. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27, 28, 36

Music and Concerts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13, 32–33

Kids FREE at Museums and Attractions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4, 25

Fairs and Festivals. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9–14, 24, 31

Front Cover: Photo by Dave Siccardi, Waiter Model: Hector Cota, 37-lb. Diestel Turkey provided by Tip Top Meats, Location: Bates Nut Farm in Valley Center

New Village Arts Presents: Wait Until Dark October 5-27 New Village Arts is proud to present the classic 1960’s thriller, Wait Until Dark. In this frightening stage play, a recently blinded woman is terrorized by a trio of thugs while they search for a heroinstuffed doll that they believe is in her apartment. Courage reigns as the woman takes charge of her fate. As the theatre goes dark, the audience will jump out of their seats in fear. Featuring a cast of San Diego’s finest actors, including Actors Equity Member Daren Scott, with Kristin Woodburn, Eddie Yaroch and 10 year old Abby DeSpain. Pay-what-you-can previews run until October 4. Wait Until Dark opens on Saturday, October 5 and runs through October 27. New Village Arts Theatre is located in the heart of Carlsbad Village. For tickets and more information, please call 760-433-3245 or visit

North Coast Repertory Theatre Shows Broken Glass By Arthur Miller, Featuring David Ellenstein Previews: October 16-18 October 19–November 10 Arthur Miller’s Olivier award-winning drama takes place in Brooklyn in 1938. The master dramatist weaves a gripping mystery of guilt, personal tragedy and love. The complex personal relationships along with a plot filled with arresting incidents leads us through an examination of the playwright’s moral vision which ultimately delivers us to the poignant and dramatic conclusion. A must see for the serious theatre lover. “Extraordinarily moving… near flawless” —The Daily Telegraph “Mesmerizing…grips like a thriller. A rich evening” —The Times “Quite an evening… Highly recommended.” —Evening Standard Show times: All Previews are at 8pm. Regular show times are Wednesdays at 7pm, Thursday–Saturday at 8pm, Saturday & Sunday matinees at 2pm and Sunday evenings at 7pm. Sleeping Beauty Adapted for the stage by Karen Spiegler and Mark A. Pence October 26-27, November 2-3 and 9-10

Broken Glass. Photo: David Ellenstein & Shana Wride courtesy of Ken Jacques.

Professional Theatre for Families presents Sleeping Beauty at the North Coast Repertory Theatre with live shows in October and November. This adaptation is a modern twist on the classic fairy tale. It’s chocked full of quirky characters that makes it fun for the whole family. Tickets are $16 to $20. and are available at North Coast Repertory Theatre in Solana Beach at 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Suite D, 92075. Box Office hours are Noon to 4pm daily and Noon to Curtain day of shows. Call (858) 4811055 for tickets or visit

California Center For The Arts, Escondido Excavating Escondido October 10-12, Thursday-Saturday In a unique collaboration between Escondido teens and La Jolla Playhouse theatre artists, you are taken on a journey through an original site-specific theatrical event unlike any you’ve experienced before. Audience members will explore and discover Escondido past and present as they travel around the distinct architecture of the Arts Center campus where anything can happen and history can be made.

World Famous Popovich Comedy Pet Theater October 12, Saturday, 1 and 5pm A family-oriented blend of the unique comedy and jugling skills of Gregory Popovich and the extraordinary talents of his performing pets. Each of the show’s 15 cats and 10 dogs were once strays, rescued from animal shelters. Tickets start at $15. Dia de los Muertos November 1, Friday, 6-9pm Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a time to gather

family and friends to celebrate the lives of those who have passed. First presented in 1995, this community celebration is an annual tradition at the Center. On the evening of November 1, you are invited to participate by creating your own memorial in remembrance of loved ones while enjoying live music, entertainment, crafts, and traditional Mexican fare. The California Center for the Arts is located at 340 North Escondido Boulevard, Escondido. For more information call (760) 839-4138 or visit

Oceanside Museum of Art (OMA) ART AFTER DARK: Day of the Dead We’re Giving Away Free Tickets!  November 1, Friday, 7 – 10pm It’s a dead man’s party, who could ask for more!? Join OMA at the next exciting Art After Dark for a lively celebration in honor of Dia de los Muertos, Day of the Dead, on Friday, November 1. This international cultural tradition, beginning in the deep roots of Mexico, celebrates the lives of the deceased with food, drink, dancing and traditions passed down from generation to generation. OMA pays homage to the art and culture of this dynamic celebration during an evening that will come alive with music, costumes, interactive art, performances and more! Admission is $10 for OMA members or $20 for nonmembers. This price includes art and entertainment, complimentary appetizers and 1 drink ticket, additional drink tickets available for purchase. Visit or call (760) 435-3721 for reservations, or get your tickets at the door the night of the event. OMA invites guests 21+ to attend Art After Dark. Celebrity guests Alana Rose and Laney Chantal from SyFy’s highly acclaimed reality TV show FaceOff will transform models before your eyes with a live thematic Print Zone Entertainment 7040 Avenida Encinas 104-115 Carlsbad, CA 92011 Advertising Office (760) 635-9100 Fax (760) 635-9200

Publisher: Andy Lee Editor: Serena Lee Editor: Anna Shuster Writer: Andrea Nakamura Writer: Anna Shuster Front Cover: Dave Siccardi Home Delivery: Sun Distributing

Rack Distribution: North County Sun Web: Scott Schafthausen Layout: Rosie Holub Ad Design: Sealevel Services Printing by: Advanced Web Offset

special effects make-up demo. Get into the spirit and have your face painted in custom Day of the Dead makeup by artist Veronica Flores before shaking your bones on the dance floor to the sounds of the Cantina Renegades. Enjoy heated dance and fire performances by Amelia along with a special Day of the Deadthemed fashion show styled by Enigma Fashions and Dr. Watson’s Steampunk Odditorium, and introduced by an artistic video short by Charles Thi. Join the collaborative puzzle skull project and art mask making with guest artists Graham Smith, Victoria Bearden and Paul Davies, or add your mark to the interactive public altar. Relax in the Shari Roberts ‘Just Faux You’ lounge while surrounded by ghostly artistic projections. Witness the creation of the ECOR-sponsored live mural with artist Peter Han, enjoy live sculpture with TJ Tagaban, live painting with Mando Medrano and David Lozeau, thematic sculpture by Renne Tay and Phyllis Bourne, and the floral artistry of Erika San Luis.

Art After Dark guests will enjoy two exhibitions on view during the event: Nature Improved: San Diego Artists Interpret Our Land­ scape and Outside Selections. For more information call (760) 435-3720 or visit the museum’s website at The museum is located at 704 Pier View Way, Oceanside. Win Tickets! Enter to win a free pair of tickets to OMA’s Art After Dark. Just visit and fill in the easy form. Winners will be randomly selected and contacted by phone and email. Some restrictions apply. Best of luck and see you on November 1st at Art After Dark!

This bimonthly entertainment publication is home delivered free, and can be found at over 150 locations throughout North County. This publication is a free publication. This publication is an independent paper. The views expressed in articles submitted by businesses or residents do not necessarily represent the views of the editor or the publisher. This publication is meant to be a friendly, family oriented publication. The publisher reserves all rights in editing of content and advertising copy to fall in line with publisher’s idea of family oriented content. We ask our readers to report any factual errors, which will be corrected in a subsequent publication. Advertising is subject to publisher’s approval. Publisher is liable only for the cost of the advertiser’s space. Any advertising error must be reported immediately. This publication is not responsible or liable for any problems with any of the advertisements in this publication relating to workmanship, or ad content. Directory Listings are paid advertisements. It is recommended that you call each venue on Calendar of Events to confirm date and times. Missed ads or ads with mistakes will go in subsequent publication.

10 • October–November ’13 • Find more entertainment at

Oceanside Theatre Presents: Light Falling Down October 25 – November 3 Oceanside Theatre Company, operating The Brooks Theatre and Studio 219, presents a world premiere of Light Falling Down, written by Aimee Greenberg, live on stage at the Brooks Theatre from October 25 to November 3. The live stage world premiere, directed by Christopher Williams, is set against the backdrop of WWII in Poland in 1942 and present day California. Greenberg’s play is a haunting and illuminating drama that is inspired by the true stories of female survivors of the Shoah living in Southern California. This episodic story follows a young woman, Alice, after finding a young Jewish girl hiding in her garden underground. Alice is faced with the decision to either turn her in to the Nazis or to keep her hidden in the dark. But

Alice has a secret, too. Intertwined with Alice and Ruth’s predicament, is the story of Tuvia, her daughter Ava, and her neighbor Eva. In modern day California, strange coincidences lead to mistrust and the pursuit of buried truths. This novel and moving piece of theatre explores the nature of survival, human spirit, and forgiveness. The writer Aimee Greenberg has been creating, directing, and performing in original performances and plays for nearly three decades. A native New Yorker, Aimee trained with theatre icons Sandy Meisner, Wynn Handman and Stella Adler. The Brooks Theatre is located at 217 North Coast Hwy in Oceanside. Tickets are on sale at Admission is $21 general, $17 seniors, $14 students and military, or $14 on “Preview” night only.

Poway Center for the Performing Arts Roger McGuinn and Marty Stuart with the Fabulous Superlatives October 11, Friday, 8pm What do you get when you mix the Byrds’ signature 12-String “chime,” one of country music’s most celebrated pickers, toss in some of country-rock’s most beloved anthems and back it up with a road-seasoned band? A dream concert for fans of the SoCal Country Rock sound, and an evening of music history! Byrds founder and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Roger McGuinn  takes the stage with five-time Grammy Awarsd winner  Marty Stuart  and his Fabulous Superlatives to perform Byrd’s classics such as “Mr. Tambourine Man,” “You Ain’t Going Nowhere” and “Turn, Turn, Turn.” A concert borne out of Stuart’s weekly TV show, “The Marty Stuart Show,” this concert brings a bit of the Grand Ol’ Opry and the ‘60s Sunset Strip to Poway. Tickets are $63 or $53. Barbara Eden and Hal Linden in A.R. Gurney’s Love Letters October 26, Saturday, 8pm Television stars Barbara Eden (“I Dream of Genie”) and Hal Linden (“Barney Miller”) star in a modern American Classic: Boy meets girl. Girl writes to boy. Girl and boy correspond throughout their lives. Love Letters, A.R. Gurney’s beloved play about two people who grow up and are in love with each other’s writing, is as much a celebration of the power of the written word as it is to love itself. Andy and Melissa first “meet” when Melissa writes to invite Andy to her birthday party. Their correspondence continues, growing longer and more familiar as they seek friendship in their respective boarding schools. They sympathize (and amiably bicker) throughout marriages, children, divorces,

love affairs and careers that take them down different paths. Poetic, elegant, and profoundly touching, Love Letters shows that, despite how things seem, what divides us is rarely as powerful as what connects us, and love comes when you least expect it. Tickets are $13-$58. Berkley Hart and Back to the Garden presents The Last Waltz November 16, Saturday, 8pm In 1978, Martin Scorsese released The Last Waltz, a film that would set a new standard for rock music documentaries. The film chronicled the last performance by The Band (“The Weight,” “Up on Cripple Creek”) and featured an all-star line-up of guest musicians including Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Eric Clapton, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, Muddy Waters, the Staples Singers and more. Now Berkley Hart (O Berkley Where Hart Thou?) and Back to the Garden return to the Poway Center to recreate the legendary concert live on stage, aided by some of San Diego’s finest folk, rock and blues musicians. Tickets are $13-$42. Poway Center for the Performing Arts is located at 15498 Espola Road, Poway, CA 92064. For more information or for tickets, calle the Ticket Office at (858) 748-0505 or visit

San Marcos Theatre West Presents: Babes in Toyland December 12-15, Thurs-Fri 7:30pm, Sat-Sun 2pm & 6pm The City of San Marcos Theatre West Youth Theater presents the musical production Babes in Toyland at the San Marcos Community Center from December 12 through December 15. Show times are Thursday and Friday at 7:30 pm and Saturday and Sunday at 2 and 6 pm. The show features a cast of local actors aged 7 to 17. Theatre West provides youth and young adults the opportunity for onstage experience in the performing arts. Participants will benefit from the fundamentals of stage performace, growth in confidence, self-esteem and selfdiscipline. Theatre West currently produces five shows per year with up to 200 actors involved. San Marcos Community Center is located at 3 Civic Center Drive Ticket prices are $7-$10. Tickets for the 2pm show on Saturday are $7 for all ages. For more information, visit or call (760) 744-9000.

La Costa Film Festival Debuts at La Costa Resort and Spa October 24–27 The 1st Annual La Costa Film Festival was the dream of founders Michael and Ruby Callihan and members of the La Costa Resort and Spa. Together they soon discovered kindred spirits in Jenifer and Jack Chrysler, who have a long history of theatre and film production. In years past, all you had to do was gaze at the glamorous pictures of Hollywood celebrities that adorned the walls of La Costa Resort and Spa. Today, those pictures are gone, and the Resort has transformed into a stylish modern marvel. Yet the lure and romance of those Hollywood icons still beckons. We can’t bring back the past, but we can draw on the magic and mystique that’s still present, and begin a new legacy. The La Costa Film Festival will surely enhance our appreciation of the arts in North County, and more specifically, La Costa, where Hollywood stars once traveled to, and enjoyed as a place to, get away from it all. The only difference is, this time, everyone is invited to the party.
 For more information and film dates and times, visit

San Diego Musical Theatre Presents Ain’t Misbehavin’— The Fats Waller Musical Show October 1-13 San Diego Musical Theatre presents Ain’t Misbehavin’– The Fats Waller Musical Show at the Birch North Park Theatre through October 13. The outrageously prodigious comic and musical soul of 1930’s Harlem lives on in this rollicking, swinging, finger-snapping revue that is still considered one of Broadway’s best. The inimitable Thomas “Fats” Waller rose to international fame during the Golden Age of the Cotton Club, honky

tonk dives along Lenox Avenue, rent parties, stride piano players and that jumpin’ new beat, Swing. Although not quite a biography, Ain’t Misbehavin’ evokes the delightful humor and infectious energy of this American original as a versatile cast struts, strums and sings the songs he made famous in a career that ranged from uptown clubs to downtown Tin Pan Alley to Hollywood and concert stages in the U.S., Canada and Europe. Assembled under the expert eye

of director/lyricist Richard Maltby, Jr., Ain’t Misbehavin’ is one of the most popular, well-crafted revues of all time. Sometimes sassy, sometimes sultry, with moments of devastating beauty, Ain’t Misbehavin’ is simply unforgettable. Tickets for this production are $26-$56. For tickets contact the Administrative Office at (858) 560-5740 or visit SDMT online at The Birch North Park Theatre is located at 2891 University Avenue, San Diego, CA 92104.

NORTH COUNTY MOVIE THEATERS LA Paloma Theatre 471 South Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024 (760) 4367469 Edwards San Marcos Stadium 18 Cinemas 1180 West San Marcos Blvd., San Marcos, CA 92069 (760) 471-3734 Cinepolis La Costa 6941 El Camino Real, Carlsbad 92009. Moviemax at Westfield Plaza Camino Real 2601 El Camino Real, Carlsbad, CA 92008 (760) 720-7000

Krikorian Metroplex 15 at Vista Villa 25 Main Street, Vista, CA 92083 (760) 945-7469

Cinema Star Mission Marketplace 13 431 College Blvd, Oceanside, CA 92058 (760) 806-1790

Cinepolis Del Mar Heights 12905 El Camino Real, Del Mar, CA 92130 (858) 794-4045

Regal Cinemas Escondido Stadium 16 350 W. Valley Parkway, Escondido, CA 92025 (760) 291-0251

Regal Cinemas Oceanside 16 401 Mission Drive, Oceanside, CA 92054 (760) 439-1733

Carmel Mountain 12 11620 Carmel Mountain Rd, at I-15, San Diego, CA 92128| (800) 326-3264

Digiplex Destinations 431 College Blvd, Oceanside CA (760) 806-1790

Edwards Mira Mesa Stadium 18 10733 Westview Parkway, San Diego, CA 92126 (858) 635-7716 • October–November ’13 • 11 Find more entertainment at

An Irish Christmas Comes to California Center for the Arts December 6, 7:30pm We’ve Got Free Tickets! “….The capacity crowd nearly brought the house down at the end of the evening.” (The Village News) Begin your holiday celebrations with a magical visit to Ireland! An Irish Christmas brings just about everything to the table this year—joy, hope, laughter, friendship, celebration of life through storytelling, music, song and dance in a night that sparkles with life and a bit of Irish magic! Dancing through the generations over brooms, on half doors, around butter churns, into the world of mythology and out again; singing that spins itself out of the mists and into the familiar Silent Night, Little Drummer Boy and Carol of the Bells, and superb music of the pipes, flutes, fiddles, button accordion and bohdrans are what’s in store for you this great Irish night. With this year’s special guests, Kevin Horton, Riverdance, and Magic of the Dance stars Ciaran Maguire

and Collette Dunne (the fastest feet in the business) you can be sure of a rip-roaring celebration of Christmas from the heart of glorious Ireland. Their superb team includes members of the Kerry Dance Troupe, Kimberly Gerard, Keara Osborne, Stephanie Hunter, Tehya Baxter and Carrie Scott, John McKenna, Koral Aakre, Tamora Pellikka, Caitlin Ary, and Irish actor Sheelagh Cullen. Musicians include Preston Howard on uilleann pipes, Bella Issakova on fiddle, Felim Egan on button accordion, Jackie Moran on bodhran and Zac Leger on guitar. Take a journey to Bethlehem with Little Drummer Boy, celebrate the great tradition of butter making, chase the wren on St. Stephen’s day, draw down the half door for spectacular dance, enjoy superb music-making, singing of Christmas carols, and great storytelling in an unforgettable Irish night. Refresh your spirit, dust off the cares of

Old Globe Theatre The Last Goodbye October 6–November 3 A musical adaptation of Romeo and Juliet featuring the incendiary songs of Jeff Buckley. That light in yonder window is still the east and Juliet is still the sun…but the sound in her bedchamber is all new: the sweeping, emotional and extraordinarily beautiful songs of the late rock icon. This unique work of theater is a remarkable fusion of the classic and the modern, melding Shakespeare’s tragedy, in its original text and period, with some of the most passionate rock music of the past 20 years, staged with limitless invention by Alex Timbers, one of the true stage visionaries at work today. Tickets start at $29.

Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas November 16 – December 28 Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! is a wonderful, whimsical musical based upon the classic Dr. Seuss book. Back for its 16th incredible year, the family favorite features the songs “This Time of Year,” “Santa for a Day” and “Fah Who Doraze,” the delightful carol from the popular animated version of How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Celebrate the holidays as the Old Globe Theatre is once again transformed into the snow-covered Whoville, right down to the last can of Who-hash. Tickets start at $24. The Old Globe is located at 1363 Old Globe Way, San Diego, CA 92101. For more information about, call (619) 234-5623 or visit

San Dieguito Art Guild in Encinitas Demo at San Diego Botanic Gardens Oct 10, 1:30 – 3:30pm San Diego Botanic Gardens, Encinitas, CA 92024 Sponsored by San Dieguito Art Guild, City of Encinitas, and Mizel Family foundation Community Grant. Free event. Call 760-942-3636 Featured Artists Reception Oct 12, 5pm -7:30pm Celebrate their current artists with a reception that includes light refreshments. Holiday Bazaar Nov 30, 9am Entry fee varies per art piece at submission. San Dieguito Art Guild–Off Track Gallery–937 S. Coast Hwy., C103, Encintas, Ca 92024. Call 760-942-3636

The Few October 3-27 A world premiere comedy by Samuel D. Hunter, hailed by the Los Angeles Times as a “Face to Watch in 2013.” In a small northern Idaho town, QZ keeps her struggling newspaper going by running personal ads from lovelorn long-haul truckers. When her publisher and former lover returns, QZ’s romantic life jackknifes sharper than a runaway 18-wheeler on the I-90. The Few is a funny and bighearted play about our longing for connection and the barriers we place in our way. Tickets start at $29.

24th Winter Season of Moonlight Stage Productions Moonlight Stage Productions’ 24th Winter Season at the AVO Playhouse will include two musicals along with a classic comedy. January 16 – February 9 Nunsense Music and Lyrics by Dan Goggin

San Diego Civic Theatre Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical October 15-20 Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical stars Wade McCollum (“Tick/Mitzi”), Scott Willis (“Bernadette”) and Bryan West (“Adam/Felicia”) as the trio of friends, on a road trip of a lifetime, who hop aboard a battered old bus searching for love and friendship in the middle of the Australian outback and end up finding more than they could ever have dreamed. Joe Hart stars as “Bob.” With over 500 dazzling 2011 Tony® Award-winning costumes, Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical features a hit parade of over 20 dance-floor favorites including “It’s Raining Men,” “Finally” and “I Will Survive.” The new musical opened on Broadway to critical acclaim on March 20, 2011 at the Palace Theatre. The Hollywood Reporter called Priscilla “funny and fabulous! Joyous entertainment with eye-popping visuals and unexpected heart!” NY-1 News raved “Beneath all that glitz beats a great big sequined heart!” WOR Radio sang “All the songs you’ve loved for years will blow you out of your seat!”

the world and dance home with a smile in your heart as this joyful night brings you to a wonderful Ireland that echoes in millions of hearts throughout the world. California Center for the Arts Escondido is located at 340 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido 92025. Tickets range from $35 to $39. Call (800) 988-4253 or visit www. Win Free Tickets! Win a pair of tickets to An Irish Christmas at the California Center for the Arts Escondido. Just fill in the simple entry form at Ticket winners will be randomly selected and notified by phone and email. Some restrictions apply. Only one entry per person is permitted to register. Best of luck! See you at An Irish Christmas at the California Center for the Arts Escondido.

San Diego Civic Youth Ballet Presents: The Nutcracker at The Prado in Balboa Park December 11 – 22 San Diego Civic Youth Ballet’s annual production of the holiday favorite, The Nutcracker, features professional costumes, sets, lighting, and staging and will take place at the historic Casa del Prado Theatre located in the cultural heart of Balboa Park at 1800 Village Place, San Diego, from December 11 to 22. Take an extraordinary journey to the magical Land of Sweets with Clara and her Nutcracker Prince. Witness the epic battle between toy soldiers and mice before being whisked away to an enchanted land of falling snow, waltzing flowers, and the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy. Set to the timeless music of Tchaikovsky, this classic holiday production is a cherished San Diego family tradition. The San Diego Civic Theatre is located at 3rd and B Street, downtown San Diego. For tickets or more information visit

February 20 – March 9 Blithe Spirit by Noël Coward March 20 – April 6 The World Goes ‘Round Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 7:30 pm Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 pm AVO Playhouse is located at 303 Main Street, Vista. Tickets are $22-$30. Please call (760) 724-2110 or visit Special Student Tickets: Beginning 30-minutes prior to each performance, students with a valid student ID may purchase a $15 student rush ticket, subject to availability.

San Diego Asian Film Festival November 7–16 One of USA Today’s “The Pop Traveler: Top Ten reasons to visit San Diego” is back! The 14th Annual San Diego Asian Film Festival starts November 7 and is set to excite San Diegans with its diverse line-up of 140+ films from 20 countries. This year, bigger is definitely better with the additions of more films and locations including UCSD, North Park, Del Mar, and Encinitas. The Digiplex Mission Valley 7510 Hazard Center Drive #100, San Diego, will once again be the home base of the majority of their films. Theatres throughout San Diego will soon be filled with patrons, filmmakers, and celebrities.. Tickets are from $9–$15. For tickets or more information, call (619) 685-2841 or visit

12 • October–November ’13 • Find more entertainment at

Unique Fiber Arts Festival 12th Annual Oceanside Music Festival (OMFest) at Antique Gas and Steam Performances October 5, 6, 12, 19, 20 Oceanside Music Festival (OMFest) provides arts scholChurch, 204 South Freeman Street, Oceanside, CA 92054. Engine Museum arships to graduating high school seniors based upon Show begins at 1pm. October 12-13, Saturday and Sunday, 10am-4pm Join the crowd of artists and guilds representing the Fiber Arts at this year’s Fiber Arts Fiesta at the Antique Gas and Steam Engine Museum in Vista. Watch demonstrations and get your hands on fiber arts materials such as raw wool, handspun and commercially spun yarns, handdyed yarns, hand woven articles, ethnic textiles, and tools for knitting, spinning and weaving. Vendors include weavers, gourd artists, basket makers, spinners, felters, and yarn merchants. There will be demonstrations of fiber arts, easy fiber projects for visitors to enjoy, and live music. Various food and tasty treats can be purchased on site. Admission and parking are free. The museum is located at 2040 North Santa Fe in Vista. For more information, call (760) 533-5857 or visit

San Diego Kids Expo & Fair Returns to the Del Mar Fairgrounds

student experience, contributions to their performing arts program, and teacher recommendations. OMFest has evolved over the years, from its beginning in 2002, by Tomas J. Morrow, PhD and the Oceanside Rotary Club Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation/OCAF took over OMFest in 2005 and expanded it to include a variety of musical genres. The goal, however, has remained the same: to inspire young musicians to further explore their talents in the musical arts, while raising funds to support their talents and dreams. Saturday, October 5 Two OMFest performances at 1pm and 7pm of “Shake, Rattle, and Roll, or the Review That Saved Miss Primm’s Academy for Young Ladies” will be at The Brooks Theatre, 217 North Coast Highway, Oceanside, CA 92054. Sunday, October 6 Choral Concert, featuring Through the Storm and TriCity Christian High School Singers is at 1st Christian

Because I Care Fair Promotes Healthy Living October 12, Saturday, 10am-2pm

October 19–20, Saturday-Sunday The San Diego Kids Expo & Fair celebrates the joy of being a kid. This fun fair is filled with music, dance, sports demos, games, and cooking classes at the Del Mar Fairgrounds on Saturday, October 19 and Sunday, October 20. The San Diego Kids Expo & Fair showcases fun-themed interactive products and services for both parents and kids. The Expo showcases over 175 exhibit booths, featuring toys and games, sports and fitness, learning devices, safety products, health and nutrition, horticulture and natural products, activity equipment and camps. Tickets are $6 for adults, and children 12 and under get in for free. For more information, visit or call (619) 269-9441.

San Diego Beer Week and 5th Annual Brewers Guild Fest November 1-2, Friday and Saturday The San Diego Brewers Guild Festival is the official kickoff event for San Diego Beer Week which is November 1–10. Come out to the beautiful Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier in downtown San Diego and enjoy samples from 50+ craft breweries from around the county. VIP Brewers Takeover is Friday night, November 1, from 6-9pm. Come rub elbows with some of San Diego’s awardwinning brewers and see why San Diego beer is satisfying palates everywhere. This exclusive event showcases San Diego’s finest, rare, and specialty beers from local breweries, including offerings brewed just for this event. Allinclusive tickets include unlimited beer samples throughout the evening coupled with unlimited food samples from local craft-beer friendly restaurants. The San Diego Brewers Guild Festival takes place Saturday, November 2, from 2-5pm. The Guild Festival comes with a commemorative beer tasting glass and fifteen 3 oz. beer samples. The event showcases San Diego County’s finest craft breweries. Food will be available for sale from local, craft beer restaurants and food trucks. To top it all off, live musical entertainment will be provided by some of San Diego’s most talented musicians. For tickets and information, visit

Saturday, October 12 OMFest presents Robert Estrin in “Living Piano…A Journey Through Time” at 1st Presbyterian Church, 2001 South El Camino Real, Oceanside, CA 92054. Mr. Estrin will be holding a Master Class for advanced piano students the afternoon before the concert, and one or more enrolled students will be selected to perform during this concert. Show begins 7pm. Saturday, October 19 OMFest presents Scholarship Gala and OCAF Honoree Reception at Oceanside Museum of Art, 704 Pier View Way, Oceanside, CA 92054. Show is from 6-9pm. Sunday, October 20 OMFest presents “Global Spirit” concert, featuring North Coast Youth Singers at St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, 609 Pier View Way, Oceanside, CA 92054. Show begins at 2pm. For more information, please visit

California State University San Marcos and the City of San Marcos present the Because I Care Community Fair on Saturday, October 12, from 10am to 2pm. The fair is being held in conjunction with the San Marcos Fire Department Open House, which is located adjacent to the Senior Center. The purpose of the Because I Care Fair is to promote healthy living and provide information about enhancing one’s physical and mental health. This year’s fair emphasizes palliative care, which refers to improving

the quality of life for patients and families facing serious or chronic illness—whatever the diagnosis or prognosis. In addition to focusing on care for aging family members, the fair includes educational workshops, free blood pressure screenings and the opportunity to discuss medications with local pharmacists. There are over fifty vendors including: retirement and assisted living communities, dentists, insurance companies, caregivers, in-home care companies and crafters. In addition, flu shots are available for a fee. Food is available for purchase. From 11am to 12:30pm, keynote speaker Helen McNeal, the Executive Director of the California State University Institute for Palliative Care at CSUSM, speaks about the role of quality of life considerations when it comes to health care. Helen talks about how the quality of life is being restored to its rightful place because of health care, how the health care paradigm is changing for all Americans, and how attendees can “take charge” of their health care, ensuring quality of life even in the face of serious or chronic illness. This event takes place at the San Marcos Senior Center, located at 111 Richmar Ave. Call (760) 744-5535 or visit for more information.

MCAS Miramar Air Show—The Show Must Go On! October 4-5 Marine Corps Air Station Miramar is host once again to the MCAS Miramar Air Show. Due to military air show budget cuts and cancellations of shows throughout the country, it appears that the Miramar show will go on. Although all “military” air performances will be grounded, there will be a lot of really great air performances from non-military aircraft and the ground show will be better than ever. This year, the Air Show takes place on October 4-5, at MCAS Miramar. The Patriots Jet For­ma­tion Team will headline the aerial performances. The Patriots are an aerobatic Formation team that began flying in 2003. The team consists of former Navy Blue Angels, Airforce Thunderbirds and Canadian Snowbirds pilots that perform 6-ship manaeuvers in their L-39 jets. Other Air Show performances will be The T-39 Tribute, “Dusty” doing a Disney Plane performance, B-25J Executive Sweet, Sean Tucker’s Oracle Challenger, John Colliver’s Wardog, Bret Willat’s Sailplane Magic, Hanggliders, Hawker Beechcraft, Red Bull Helicopter, and radio controlled aircraft. New this year will be Racelegal Drag Racing on the Flight Line. That’s right, you can bring your own car and race it down the Miramar Runway! Also, this year will have live rock bands including American Hitmen, Royal Bliss, and Sawyer Brown. Complementing the aerial performances, drag racing, and live music, the flight line will have military equipment exhibits, including tanks and drones with plenty of aircraft, show memorabilia, and refreshments. You really won’t want to miss the famous Wall of Fire display or the fireworks show. During the air show everyone will have the opportunity to spend time with our military’s most important asset–our service members. Talking with these

brave young men and women will reveal their dedication and passion for protecting our nation and our way of life. The air show has been a Miramar tradition for more than 50 years. The first large-scale Miramar Air Show was in 1953 which was then Naval Air Station Miramar, and 300,000 people attended. The event faced cancellations throughout the 1960s and 1970s due to the Vietnam War, but since 1974, it was held without interruption until it was cancelled in 2001 due to the September11 attacks. To get there, take I-5 to the Miramar Rd. exit, and follow Miramar Rd. to the west gate of MCAS Miramar. To purchase special seating (grandstand, box seat, and chalet) call (619) 220-TIXS. For more information call (858) 5771000 or visit • October–November ’13 • 13 Find more entertainment at

Spin That Record: Vinyl’s Big Comeback

MiraCosta College Music

By Anna Shuster

Hearts and Hands and Voices October 13, Sunday, 3pm This special performance brings together the MiraCosta Chamber Choir and Masterworks Chorale with special guests to present an evening of compelling music celebrating the rich history of choral singing from early music to contemporary choir compositions. Directed by Arlie Langager.

The 21st century loves the past. Our nostalgic culture celebrates throwback fashions, polaroids, and going thrifting to find the perfect ‘60s sweater. The biggest comeback in this retroinspired age, though, provides an audiophile playground of possibilities: vinyl records. Unless you’ve been hiding out in a cultural bomb shelter, you can’t really deny the resurgence of vinyl records in the 2000s. Teens have started busting into their parents’ record collections and looking to build their own. Stores that cater to that age group (namely Urban Outfitters) have begun stocking their shelves with Crosley turntables and the latest releases on vinyl. All the classic names are there on the shelves (including The Beatles, The Velvet Underground, and more), but even new artists have their names plastered on shiny new vinyl. The Black Keys, The Strokes, Arctic Monkeys, and even Deadmau5 have released albums on vinyl. If you haven’t seen this evidence for yourself, consider the numbers. Between 2005 and 2009, record sales saw a $42.5 million leap, according to And it’s still growing. Last year, LP sales increased 14.2 percent, which is pretty impressive for a medium people still think died in the 90s. LP is short for “long playing” record. The term essentially means a full album on vinyl, as opposed to a twosong “single,” which is smaller in size. Some LPs are “33s,” meaning they are played at 33 rpms. Older records, known as “78s,” could only play about five minutes of music per side. Singles play at 45 rpms. All of these records have two sides: the “A” side and the “B” side. Traditionally, the big hits from the album are all found on the “A” side. That’s why a lot of rarer, more

obscure songs by a given artist are usually referred to as “B-sides.” This is especially true for singles, since they only have two or three songs in total. Both LPs and singles appear on record store shelves today—and not just at Urban Outfitters. Local record stores like Lou’s Records in Encinitas are more rare these days than in years past, what with the influx of digital music sources like iTunes and Spotify, but they’re still rocking along. The little brown building that houses Lou’s vinyl appears right off Coast Highway 101. Shelves run down the length of the narrow building, with the cheap reject records at the end on the far left. New releases are right by the door and behind the counter on the right, and everything else is in alphabetical order along the various walls and shelves. Lou’s has been slingin’ records since 1980. Record lovers rejoice ‘cause cozy local record stores like this are the lifeblood of the record culture, after all. They even have a day to celebrate them: Record Store Day. Each year, on the third Saturday of April, artists release exclusive records to celebrate stores like Lou’s, and people line up to snag purple, heart-shaped, or liquid-filled vinyl. The real reason for this day, as well as the whole feeling of being in a record store, is best summed up by a Bad Plus quote on the Record Store Day website: “it’s the place you go to get inspired, to find something off the beaten path. They are a wonderful resource to discover new local talent or something you can’t find anywhere else. You believe in the place because it’s run by music lovers. You trust, take chances, and discover new things. You leave with an armful of records feeling like you’re part of a community that supports music. And you can’t wait to get home and listen.” Or, as Brent Smith of Shinedown once put it, “go indie or go home!”

CITY OF OCEANSIDE EVENTS Annual St. Francis Festival and Pet Blessings October 5, Saturday, 10am- 3pm Old Mission San Luis Rey invites you to have your pets blessed, adopt a new four-legged friend, and support local pet-based non-profits during the annual St. Francis Day festivities on Saturday, October 5. Activities include blessings of the pets by the Franciscan Friars, pet food drive, pet adoptions, raffles, auctions, pet parades, and pet contests. The Friars will bless everything from cats and dogs to lizards and snakes. Several pet-based non-profits will be on-site and pet food donations will also be collected. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Free event but parking is $5 per car. Mission San Luis Rey is located at 4050 Mission Ave Oceanside, 92057. Visit Pride at the Beach October 12, Saturday, 11am-6pm The North County LGBTQ Resource Center (formerly the North County LGBT Coalition) proudly presents Pride at The Beach, Saturday, October 12. The event will take place in what the local’s call Betty’s Lot, located at 238 N. The Strand, Oceanside, CA 92054. The event runs from 11am-6pm and will include live entertainment, vendor booths, food vendors, and a children’s garden. Join emcee, Laura Jane Willcock, along with performances from local and national recording artists. $5 general admission. Senior, students and military are free. Visit www.

Lifetime Tri Oceanside–Triathlon October 20, Sunday, 7am-1pm Life Time, “The Healthy Way of Life” company and Toyota are proud to present Life Time Tri Oceanside, the newest event in the Life Time Tri series. The event will feature a sprint 0.5 mile swim, a 12.4 mile bike race, and a 3.1 mile run. It will also feature a 1-mile swim, a 24.8 mile bike race, and a 6.2 mile run. Cost to participate is $110 or $180. Oceanside Pier 300 N. The Strand Oceanside. Visit Art After Dark: Day of the Dead November 1, Friday, 7-10pm It’s a dead man’s party, who could ask for more?! Join OMA at the next exciting Art After Dark for a lively celebration in honor of Dia de los Muertos, Day of the Dead, on Friday, November 1. This international cultural tradition, beginning in the deep roots of Mexico, celebrates the lives of the deceased with food, drink, dancing and traditions passed down from generation to generation. Fall Festival at Heritage Park November 9, Saturday, 12pm-4pm All are invited to attend the Fall Festival at Heritage Park for a day of family friendly fun featuring children’s games, chili cook-off and music. Game tickets and food tickets are available for purchase the day of the event. Proceeds from this event benefit the Friends of Oceanside’s Park. Free event at Heritage Park 220 Peyri Drive, Oceanside, 92057. Visit

Places I Remember: My Time With The Beatles– Never Before Seen Photos of the Public and Private Lives of the Fab Four By Henry Grossman Published by Curvebender Publishing “Even though The Beatles had lots of photographs taken of them, occasionally one of the photographers would be out of the ordinary – Henry Grossman was one such photographer.” —Sir Paul McCartney Best known for his classic contributions to publications such as Time and LIFE, revered photographer Henry Grossman has captured everyone from Oscar-winning actresses Elizabeth Taylor, Meryl Streep and Barbara Streisand, seven Presidents including John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson and Richard Nixon to rock ‘n’ roll legends Jimi Hendrix, Rod Stewart and the Grateful Dead. However, most are unaware of Grossman’s long relationship with the Beatles during the 1960s. For over four decades, the vast majority of Grossman’s Beatles archive (which tops a staggering 6,000 photographs) has been tucked away, awaiting rediscovery. Now, over 1,000 of these images—most of which have never been published or even seen—are being made available in Places I Remember: My Time With the Beatles, published in

a limited quantity of 1,200 numbered copies, the first 250 signed by the photographer Henry Grossman. The collection is unprecedented in its scope and intimacy. At 528 pages and featuring over 1,000 black and white and color images, Places I Remember, is a landmark in the world of Beatles photography. The images are presented chronologically, and the accompanying text by Grossman clarifies and explains events along the way. The result is an engaging first-hand account of a journey into the Beatles’ world at the height of their fame. Places I Remember can be purchased directly through the publisher’s website, at The book is limited to 1,200 numbered copies. Books 1-250 are signed by Henry Grossman.

Miracosta College Symphony Orchestra October 19 & 20, Saturday & Sunday The MiraCosta College Symphony Orchestra presents an inspiring evening of music influenced by the Romantic culture of Italy including Tchaikovsky’s Capriccio Italien and Respighi’s Fountains of Rome. Branden Muresan, Conductor. Frequency Sneak Peek October 24, Thursday, 7:30 pm Get your first look at this year’s Frequency Vocal Jazz ensembles. This preview concert will be the first on-campus performance for the vocalists and instrumentalists, and will prepare the ensembles to perform at the Cuesta College Vocal Jazz Festival in November. Directed by Matt Falker. Siegel/Torok Project in Concert November 16, Saturday, 7:30 pm MiraCosta College music faculty members Dan Siegel and Steve Torok present an exciting evening of high energy jazz. This concert features new work from Siegel’s upcoming CD and celebrates the international release of Torok’s recent recording Eye to Eye through Distribution 13. Student Showcase & Recital November 24, Sunday, 3 pm Enjoy an afternoon recital of classical music featuring the best performances from pianists, singers and instrumentalists in the Applied Music Program. Concert proceeds support student scholarships. Visit

Carlsbad Rotary Oktoberfest October 5, Saturday, Noon-10pm The Carlsbad Rotary Oktoberfest is a Carlsbad tradition and fun for the entire family. Enjoy fine craft and domestic beers to compliment your food! From German bratwurst and sauerkraut to apple strudel, along with food booths galore will satisfy your palette! There is plenty to do for kids and adults alike: music including great dance music and the famed “Chicken Dance” arts & crafts, games, rides, and of course–good times with family and friends. Children can enjoy the Oktoberfest pumpkin patch and pumpkin decorating contest, inflatable jumpers, face painting, and antique fire truck. La Costa Valley Preschool will be making sure kid’s have lots of fun things to do. Help Rotary continue to support its sponsored charities and build the Carlsbad community. Admission is free! 100% of all money that is raised goes to support worthy local causes. To purchase food or drink tickets, visit The Carlsbad Oktoberfest is held at Holiday Park, located between Tamarack Avenue and Carlsbad Village Drive off the I-5 Freeway.

Taste & Art Stroll in Del Mar October 6, Sunday, 10am-5pm See, touch, smell, and taste all that Del Mar has to offer at this year’s annual Taste & Art Stroll in Del Mar on Sunday, October 7. The Taste and Art Stroll takes place along Camino Del Mar (Pacific Coast Highway 101) and 15th Street. The highly popular annual event opens at 10am with a free art stroll where talented local and regional juried artists exhibit their work. Live music, a children’s interactive art area and a dog stroll are also offered. During the afternoon, between 1pm and 4pm, irresistible culinary creations are presented by a number of fine restaurants such as SBICCA and Pacifica Del Mar and Pacifica Breeze Café. Taste participants are able to vote for the “Tastiest Taste” at a designated booth. Taste Tickets are $25 before the event and $30 on the day of the event. For more information or to purchase tickets call (858) 755-1179 or visit

14 • October–November ’13 • Find more entertainment at

The San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary

SWISH Rounds Out Over 20 City-Wide Festival Events Nov 18-24 SWISH November 20 We’re Giving Away Tickets!

Kick off the San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival’s 10-year anniversary in style at SWISH: Serious Sips & Urban Eats on November 20 at the San Diego Public Market. At this exclusive party hosted by Chef Richard Blais, you’ll mix and mingle with friends of the festival and sip libations from the edgiest wineries and breweries, all while tasting the best burgers from San Diego’s trendsetting restaurants and foodie trucks. A number of San Diego’s top burger joints will be in attendance along with SVEDKA, Simply Naked Wines, Leffe, Stella, Hoegaarden, and Arizona pouring an assortment of libations. Chef Richard Blais of Bravo TV’s “Top Chef All-Stars” fame will be the event’s host for the evening. A native New Yorker, Blais relocated to Atlanta in 2000 where he founded Trail Blais, a creative culinary company that has consulted on, designed, and currently operates some of Atlanta’s most

popular eateries. Blais will surely have a lot to talk about, as his first West Coast restaurant, Juniper & Ivy, is slated to open in Little Italy this December. The line-up of celebrity chefs includes, but is not limited to: Brian Malarkey of “Top Chef” and “The Taste” fame; Food Network host Marcela Valladolid; Food & Wine Magazine’s Best New Chef of 2013 Alex Stupak; and James Beard award-winners Roy Yamaguchi, eponymous founder of Asian-fusion restaurant Roy’s, world famous pastry chef Gale Gand of TRU in Chicago, IL, and cheese authority and cookbook author Laura Werlin. SWISH is part of the San Diego Bay Wine and Food Festival that runs November 18-24. At the San Diego Bay Wine and Food Festival, join culinary rock stars, master sommeliers, and legendary winemakers for a culinary love fest, as one of the nation’s most talked about culinary classics returns to San Diego Bay. The San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival features 200 wineries, breweries and spirits from around the globe, and San Diego’s trendsetting chefs and restaurants for a luxury wine and food experience of epic proportions. Noteworthy events this year include the Louis Latour Double 9-Year Vertical Tasting, a rare Pappy Van Winkle Tasting Experience, and the Festival’s first ever Fit Foodie 5K race. Festival

Experience the Perfection of Locally Grown at The Wedge Wine and Cheese Fest October 11, Saturday, 2–6pm Pop the cork and tantalize your taste buds at The Wedge, where cheese is not just an appetizer. The hip and historic architectural district of Grand Avenue in Escondido is rich in character, personality, and cheese. On Saturday, October 12, the Escondido Downtown Business Association is hosting a culinary playground where food, beer and wine enthusiasts unite to indulge in the pure pleasure of local cuisine. The Wedge debuted two years ago with over 2,000 attendees and has quickly become a staple in the community attracting visitors throughout San Diego County. Many of the restaurants and cheese artisans support the Slow Food Movement which allows customers to feel confident that the food is nutritious, friendly to the planet, and promotes biodiversity. Experiencing The Wedge is to

experience the perfection of locally grown. Twenty-five Escondido restaurants will add flare to the tasting experience while cheese artisans will share their creations. Attendees will be surrounded with live music by the award winning band, Talk Like June. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to meet local culinary personalities, chefs, sommeliers, and brewmasters as they converge on The Wedge from 2-6pm. Taste the impressive farm-to-table basket of treats and remember to buy a ticket to win downtown business offerings that will be raffled off. Tickets are $35 (or $45.00 after October 9) and include a passport to savor the full experience of beer, wine, cheese, and local restaurant offerings. Tickets for guests who opt for cheese and restaurants only (no alcohol) are $20 (or $25 after October 9.) Purchase online at

Cake Crafters Supply Store For The Holidays If you are looking for cake supplies and products this holiday season, Cake Crafters has it all and more! Whatever your baking needs are, you will find a wide selection of quality supplies and products including cake mixes, fondant, shortening, meringue powder, gum pastes, gourmet flavors, oils, baking emulsions, and chocolates. Some of their highly specialized products include professionally anodized aluminum pans that are commercial quality, PME tools and cutters, Wilton products, and a wide assortment of molds and tools. Cake Crafters will help you with all your baking needs including baking tips and a variety of classes from beginner to pro. Are you wanting to bake some amazing cupcakes and cakes for Halloween or Thanksgiving? Check out their

new inventory! They are open everyday except Sunday. Locate their advertisement on page 21 and clip their coupon to Get 10% OFF Any One Item. Must present coupon to redeem offer. Cake Crafters Sup­ply Store is open from 10:30am to 6:30pm and is located just north of San Marcos Blvd. at 277 Rancho Santa Fe, Suite N., San Marcos, CA 92078. Call (760) 518-3474 or visit

favorites like the Master Sommelier Blind Tasting and Grand Tasting Event will make a reappearance at the 10-year anniversary as well. For a full schedule of events, visit Events range from $35-$550 depending on the event and take place at multiple locations throughout San Diego. Proceeds from the Festival’s live and silent auctions benefit the American Institute of Wine & Food and Chaine de Rotisseurs’ culinary arts and enology scholarship program for students and professionals in San Diego. The Festival has raised over $250,000 for scholarships to date. For complete details, visit

Win Free Tickets To SWISH! It’s easy to win a pair of tickets to SWISH. Just visit and register. Must be 21 years or older to win tickets. Ticket winners will be randomly selected and notified by phone and email. Some restrictions apply. Good luck, and we’ll see you at SWISH in November!

Apple Days Festival and Apple Harvest Time in the Picturesque Town of Julian Throughout October Delight in the multi-colored leaves and the crunchy apples of autumn during Julian’s Apple Days Festival. The monthly celebration honors the award-winning apples that have brought Julian fame, and features apple displays, music and dancing, an antique tractor display, children’s games and activities, gold panning demonstrations, a beer and wine garden, food and merchandise vendors, contests, and, of course, some real tasty apple pie. Julian Apple Days also features apple picking and fun musical events throughout October. Craft shows, contests, and other events take place in the charming and historic mountain town setting of Julian. The area also offers a variety of homemade apple pie, apple cider, art shows and entertainment during this favorite time of year. Julian offers a San Diego day trip or weekend getaway with a scenic countryside setting, stunning Victorian architecture, century-old stores, romantic B&Bs and other wellpreserved landmark reminders of its colorful past. Apple Days Festival parking can be somewhat challenging so be prepared and try to be patient. Visit

Auto Club of Southern California Deals and Discounts Visit your local Auto Club and learn about all the amazing things you can get as a member. For example, membership includes discounts on attraction tickets to the San Diego Zoo, Safari Park, Legoland, SeaWorld, Disneyland, and Universal Studios. Did you know that you can get 40% OFF tickets to Regal Movie Theaters? And as a member, in addition to amazing discounts on hotel and travel, you can also get passport photos, discounts on car buying and approved auto repair. Join their free monthly Travel and Cruise Events and Educational Travel Seminars with specialists and agents in the travel industry. Stop by one of their booths at the

Encinitas Street Fair and Carlsbad Street Faire. Call or visit a local office and find out about Fiesta Days in the month of October. 10/10 Rocky Mountaineer – La Jolla Travel Show 10/19 Royal Caribbean/Trafalgar – Hilton Garden Inn Carlsbad. 10/TBD Travel Show 11/TBD Member Appreciation Days 2/7 Holland America and On Stage Alaska Travel Show at El Camino Country Club in Oceanside. Here are some great offers on travel: LOS CABOS Melia’ Cabo Real From $507* per person, land only, all-inclusive rate plan Travel: October 21, 2013 Save $200* -Includes: 5 nights deluxe garden room accommodations – all meals, drinks*, and activities–$50 activity voucher per booking – All hotel taxes

LOS CABOS Villa Del Palmar Beach Resort & Spa From $564* per person, land only, all-inclusive rate plan Travel: November 13, 2013 Save $200* -Includes: 5 nights junior suite – all meals, drinks*, and activities–$50 activity voucher per booking – All hotel taxes CANCUN Riu Palace Peninsula From $735* per person, land only, all inclusive rate plan Travel: November 13, 2013 Save $200* -Includes: 5 nights junior suite – all meals, drinks*, and activities–$50 activity voucher per booking – All hotel taxes Call any of these locations for more information: Del Mar – (858) 794-3370, Encinitas – (760) 635-4070, San Marcos – (760) 891-3600, or Encinitas – (760) 635-4070. • October–November ’13 • 15

Tired of Turkey! Try our Fresh Fish! North County’s Finest Fresh Fish Market Open for Lunch & Dinner

760.431.8454 7110 Avenida Encinas Suite #101 Carlsbad, CA 92011 (Poinsettia Village Shopping Center)

Sun-Thurs 11am-8pm Fri-Sat 11am-8:30pm

• Fresh Fish Combination Plates (Select your favorite fish and includes rice & salad)

• • • • • •

Char-Grilled Sandwiches Weekend Shrimp Scampi Grilled Fish Tacos Shrimp, Crab and Fish Salads Weekend Specials - Crab Cakes Holiday Seafood Platters

16 • October–November ’13 •

North County Restaurant Reviews Casa de Bandini

The sights, sounds and flavors of Old Mexico greet you the minute you walk through the door at Diane Powers’ Casa de Bandini, located at The Forum in Carlsbad. Bandini is the premier North County destination for delicious and authentic regionally inspired Mexican fare. Casa de Bandini is an esthetic delight, decorated down to the tiniest detail with hand-crafted furnishings, fine Mexican folk art and colorfully hand-painted murals. Intricately designed lanterns and stars of tin, brass and glass illuminate the Cantina, where guests enjoy their famous Bird Bath Margaritas in tasty flavors like mango, peach, strawberry, raspberry and lemon lime. Guests are also invited to dine under color-drenched umbrellas in the outdoor patio, reminiscent of the vibrant haciendas found throughout the Mexican countryside, complete with lush landscaping of succulents, cacti, palms and flowering vines. Diners are charmed nightly by strolling mariachis playing popular Mexican ballads. Bandini chefs use only the freshest ingredients for their ambitious menu, which includes more than fourteen salsas and sauces made fresh daily,

delicious selections of homemade salad dressings, and hot corn and flour tortillas prepared throughout the day between the Cantina and dining room. Popular dishes include their flavorful Carnitas a la Michoacan, offering golden brown succulent morsels of pork served with hot tortillas, guacamole, salsa and beans. Seafood lovers will delight in Enchiladas Del Mar, chock full of crab, shrimp and pescado blanco and smothered in a creamy, spicy jalapeño sauce. Carne Asada Tampiqueña pleases steak-lovers with deliciously seasoned carne asada, grilled and topped with mild green California chile and onion, served with a cheese enchilada, beans and guacamole. Diane Powers’ other fine Mexican restaurants include Casa Sol y Mar in Del Mar Highlands, Casa Guadalajara in Old Town and Casa de Pico in La Mesa. Also visit Bazaar del Mundo for unique shopping in Old Town, San Diego. Casa de Bandini is open seven days a week and located at 1901 Calle Barcelona Carlsbad, CA 92009. Call (760) 634-3443 or visit


Vigilucci’s Restaurants are the perfect places to host your private or semi-private event or function. All locations will be open and offering traditional season, prix fixe, and a la carte menus for Thanksgiving. Private spaces are available, so reserve early. We suggest that you also call or visit their website and ask about pre- season booking incentives! Vigiluccis will be celebrating their 20th Anniversary this coming January and with that exciting changes are taking place. The Trattoria Italiana in Encinitas will be relocating soon to where Robbie’s is in Leucadia and will be undergoing a complete transformation. Stay tuned for complete details! With a variety of restaurants in North County as well as Coronado, Vigilucci’s can accommodate most any type of event from holiday parties, intimate weddings, rehearsal dinners, showers, corporate presentations and fundraising promotions. Their Cucina Italiana’s main dining room

is the perfect ambience for any celebration, while their Seafood and Steakhouse patio sunset view is unsurpassed, as is their intimate and private Wine Cellar Room. The Ristorante in Leucadia has private rooms and an enclosed outdoor patio which is a favorite for locals and out-oftown guests that are searching for a unique intimate and beautiful venue for their special occasion. Happy Hour is available daily in the bar and offers drink specials and $4-$10 small plates. Please check their website for times as each location varies. They also have gift cards available for purchase on their website or at their restaurants. Vigilucci’s Restaurant Groups award-winning service and authentic Italian cuisine will assure that your event will be a huge success. Visit or email Denise Joseph at and begin planning your special event.

Off The Hook

Off the Hook is open everyday and is a really great place to impress family, friends and guests over the holidays! Now serving beer and wine with beer and wine pairings, this family owned and operated seafood grill, located in Encinitas, is the talk of the town. Their motto, “Reel Fish. Done Right. Done Fast” pretty much says it all. Try their huge 1½ pound live Maine Lobster dinners for an unbelievable price of $26.95! These dinners come with cole slaw, corn on the cob, French fries and lemon butter. You will most likely pay over $40 for a dinner like this anywhere else! They also offer Maryland Crab Cakes dinner for $17.95, and Sweet Snow Crab 1-pound Crab Leg dinners for $18.95. This is how Off the Hooks works: First you select your favorite fish; then you choose your favorite flavoring; and then you tell them how you want it–either 1) as a sandwich; 2) as a salad; 3) in a bowl; or 4) on a

plate. Off the Hook fresh fish selections include favorites such as ahi, halibut, swordfish, mahi mahi, ono, salmon, trout, snapper, shark, etc. Flavor selections include lemon butter, garlic butter, Cajun, blackened, lemon olive oil, garlic olive oil, or teriyaki. They serve great appetizers such as Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail, Deep Fried Calamari, Coconut Shrimp, as well as Grilled Fish Tacos, Fish and Chips, Halibut and Chips, Salmon and Chips, Grilled Fish Wraps, delicious Red or White Clam Chowder, Cole Slaw, Fresh Veggies, Green Salad, Brown Rice and Garlic Bread. They have a kid’s menu, cater for any occasion, and sell fresh fish by the pound. If you like fish and chips, you’ll love this place! Off the Hook is open everyday from 11:30am -8pm and is located in the Target/Barnes & Noble shopping center on the corner of Leucadia Blvd and El Camino Real at 1042 N. El Camino Real, Suite E, Encinitas 92024. Call (760) 632-8553 or visit

Solterra Winery & Kitchen

tations to all their events. Dining guests get 10% OFF any bottle of wine purchase or 15% OFF 6 bottles or more. The Van Alyea family, a young married couple with a baby and a sweet Golden Retriever, have opened the first ever full-service winery, tasting bar and kitchen in Encinitas located on Highway 101 in Leucadia. Master Wine Maker, Chris Alyea, says, “We have 60 tons of grapes coming in within the next 6 weeks.” This amounts to 150 barrels, which equates to 300 bottles per barrel. And, this is just another day in the life of the Alyea family and Solterra winery. They are truly answering the dreams of North County residents and visitors who love fine wine and the SoCal beach lifestyle. Solterra is beyond a shadow of a doubt, a destination winery on the map of Encinitas and San Diego County. Their 5,000 sq.ft. facility features stunning architecture with high ceilings and large open windows gazing out onto Hwy 101. The winery is a wood barrel room with fermentation tanks, crusher and press. Adjacent to the winery is a full kitchen, bar and dining room. Perhaps the most interesting piece is the long concrete outdoor fire pit bar that seats up to

20, located just inches from the sidewalk and passers by. We’ve all seen large open windows, gas lit heating lamps and outdoor tables in front of bars and restaurants along historic Hwy 101, but Solterra has outdone them all with their long outdoor fire pit beach bar! The buzz on the street is loud and clear by sommelier, wine lovers, experts, and guests that their wine is absolutely wonderful; and we couldn’t agree more. We highly recommend the Beacons Blend, named after our famous local surf spot. Owner and master winemaker Christopher Van Alyea is pouring more than twenty in-house wine varietals made from premium grapes he’s collected throughout California and Mexico. The Van Alyea Ranch is their vineyard in Sonoma County. Solterra is open for lunch and dinner, from 11:30 A.M. to 10:00 P.M. Monday to Thursday and until Midnight Friday and Saturday nights. You can also enjoy an ice cold local beer and play bocce ball in the back.

Solterra is located at 934 North Coast Hwy 101, Leucadia 92024. Open Tue–Sun; closed Mon. (760) 230-2970

Tony’s Jacal

“One of the most authentic north of the border...” Zagat Survey 1999. This fall holiday season, bring your best friend, family members, or out of town guests to experience the most delicious Mexican cuisine anywhere in San Diego. Taste the flavors of Mexico and enjoy the history of one of the first Mexican restaurants in San Diego! Tony’s Jacal (pronounced hakal) is one of San Diego’s oldest and most treasured Mexican restaurants. Located in the seaside town of Solana Beach, Tony’s Jacal offers the most authentic Mexican food and drinks this side of the border. This historic San Diego landmark opened its doors in 1946 as a small neighborhood house where neighbors would stop by for a delicious meal. Its reputation built over the years because the cuisine is delicious and the atmosphere and service are outstanding. For three generations, Tony’s Jacal has been serving family specialties like their famous chile relleno, turkey tacos, turkey enchiladas, shrimp

burritos, tamales and amazing flautas. Their classic cantina lounge offers a wide selection of tequila and margaritas and is now serving their full menu at the bar during Monday Night Football! Tony’s Jacal has a beautiful floral outdoor garden patio and live Mariachi music in the evenings. This classic Mexican restaurant accommodates some of the happiest and most satisfied customers anywhere. Lunch is served Mon – Sat 11am to 2pm: Dinner is served Weekdays 5-9:30pm, Fri and Sat 5-10pm, Sun 3-9:30pm: Closed on Tuesday. If you are looking for an authentic Mexican restaurant experience, with wonderful food, drinks and service, Tony’s Jacal is the place! Tony’s Jacal is located just west of the I-5 Fry and just south of Lomas Santa Fe on 621 Valley Avenue, Solana Beach, 92075. Call (858) 755-2274 or visit

Jamroc 101

Jamroc 101 rocks Jamaican cuisine on highway 101 in Encinitas. Ya mon! Dis is di place! It’s as if you’ve just stepped off a cruise ship and gone ashore, cause the Island colors, vibe, décor and food is di real ting! As far as we know, Jamroc 101 is the only Jamaican restaurant in North San Diego County. They serve a Jamaican blend of authentic recipes with the look, feel, and taste of a down home Caribbean cookery. Jamaican born and raised, Jamroc 101 owner, David DaCosta, says, “The ting you’ll remember most, is the wicked good food.” David and his wife Tina have made their restaurant into a real North County culinary destination. The diverse origins of the island’s people have brought an amazing array of cultures together to create an inimitable blend of recipes and cooking techniques. Jamroc diners will find hints of flavors from Spanish, Portuguese, English, Chinese, West Indian, and African culinary influences. At Jamroc 101, diners will love the Wicked Jamaican Patties. These are baked turnovers or Mexican-style empanadas with sensational blends and fillings. These pastries are under $3 each and are absolutely delicious.

They’re flaky baked pastries filled with your choice of curry, chicken, beef, or steamed vegetables. Their Coconut Shrimp is simply to die for, and you can’t leave dis place without trying their famous Jerk Chicken, Jamaican Rice and Beans with a hint of coconut, or their Plantains. Absolutely delicious! Their Chicken or Pork Jerk is served on Jamaican COCO bread or in a combo plate with fried plantain, plus a choice of two sides; steamed fresh veggies, a unique sweet “Carib” Slaw (best slaw around!), garden salad, rice and kidney beans, or steamed rice. Jamroc’s most unique dishes are their curry sensations and are mild to wild with either beef, goat, or select cuts of oxtail in a flavorful brown sauce with butter beans and spinners. Grab an ice-cold Red Stripe beer, and try something new and wonderful! The menu prices are very reasonable. They also have a beautifully decorated outdoor patio that is perfect for island-themed parties! Jamroc 101 is located at 101 North Coast Highway 101, Encinitas 92024. Call (760) 436-3162 or visit

Solterra Winery and Kitchen is the place to be throughout the holidays. Join their Wine Club and get 20% OFF all wine purchases and invi-

Bring in this article and GET 20% OFF when you spend $35 or more. • October–November ’13 • 17 Italian Dining in Coastal San Diego County

Authentic Italian Cuisine Enjoy homemade pasta, prime steaks, fresh seafood and superb service at our six unique coastal restaurants.

Join us for the Happiest Hours of the day! HAPPY HOUR SPECIALS INCLUDE:

Half Off Draft Beer/ $6 Wine & Cocktail Specials Discounted Small Plates Trio of Ahi or Beef Sliders • Pasta Dishes Calamari Fritti • Fresh Oysters • And More

For more information and happy hour prices visit

Hours and offerings may vary by location valid in bar area only. Happy hour not available at Vigilucci’s Trattoria Italiana.

Holiday Parties

We offer unique private spaces for business or personal events. Email us at for special incentives and availability.

Join us for Thanksgiving All locations will offer seasonal menus

View our menus at

18 • October–November ’13 •

North County Restaurant Reviews Tip Top Meats

traditional turkey dinner you want, you will love Tip Top’s fresh, direct-fromthe-farm, hormone-free all-natural Diestel Turkeys. You can order these fresh, frozen, traditionally cooked, or smoked. If you want Tip Top to cook your turkey, then please don’t hesitate and order yours well ahead. And, just for the holidays, you can also pick up their delicious cranberry sauce, stuffing and all the trimmings. Are you looking for something really special? Try Tip Top’s famous fancy Cajun Turkduckn. It’s 15-18 lbs of boneless turkey stuffed with veal patte, croutons, wild rice, 1/2 boneless duck, boneless chicken breast and thighs with select spices. It’s absolutely delicious! Tip Top serves Thanksgiving dinners on Thanksgiving Day. Try their wonderful Thanksgiving dinner that comes complete with all the trimmings! Dinners will be served on Thanksgiving Day from 1:30 pm and cost is only $10.98. Tip Top Meats, European-style delicatessen and butcher shop in Carlsbad has been providing the very best meats and poultry for North County resi-

dents since 1967. Tip Top Meats is by far the best value, best service, butcher shop, German-style delicatessen, and European Market in North County. Stock up for your holiday family gatherings, corporate events, or just for everyday shopping. Select the best from a wide assortment of sausages for your Octoberfest celebration, or all-natural Diestel Turkey or the finest steaks for Thanksgiving. For 45 years Tip Top has been serving North County the freshest and tastiest meats and specializing in the most extensive variety of hand-made sausage in San Diego County. Last year John Haedrich received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce. Try the Big John Breakfast, the Big John Burger, and, of course, their famous Steak and Stein dinner consisting of a huge steak served with vegetables, potato, kraut, bread, salad and a stein of beer from $10.98. When family and visitors come into town, impress them by treating them to Tip Top Meats! Tip Top Meats is located at 6118 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad 92011. Call (760) 438-2620


There isn’t a nicer place to be than SBICCA in Grand Ol’ Del Mar. This multi-award-winning quaint Americana bistro, nestled in the village of Del Mar, is a local favorite that sets the standard for an established local’s hangout for their 15th year in business. Their beautiful outdoor patio and upstairs loft heightens your senses with sweeping Pacific Ocean views. SBICCA is known for quality cuisine and lavishly delicious libations at very reasonable prices. The food, service and atmosphere are all first-rate. Located just steps from the beach, SBICCA has won numerous awards such as the coveted 2012 Gold Medallion for best Casual American Cuisine, presented by the San Diego Chapter of the California Restaurant Association and the 2012 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. Superb service with tasty fare and a casual but elegant atmosphere make this bistro a must-visit when you’re anywhere near the area. Lunchtime is

a special time, as their lunch menu offers tasty cocktails along with wonderful burgers, salads, and one of the best Sea Bass sandwiches anywhere. Signature favorites such as “Flintstone cut” pork prime rib, or their famous Maple Jalapeno Glazed Grilled Scottish Salmon or the Lobster and Crab Bisque, are not to be missed. With great service, an amazing ocean view, tasty fare and a casual yet elegant atmosphere, bring your loved ones or out of town guests to this quaint Americana bistro. Tuesday night’s half-off bottles of wine is a popular weekly event. Happy Hour is 7 days a week from 4-6:30pm; in addition, all night on Wednesdays get 1/2 off all bar menu items and $2 off all specialty cocktails, wines by the glass and beer. SBICCA is located at 215 15th Street, Del Mar 92014. Call (858) 481-1001 or visit

Pacifica Del Mar and Breeze Café

Book your Holiday Party Now and Save 15% OFF Your Bill or 20% BACK in Gift Certificates. Must book before November 15. Pacifica Del Mar features great food, fine wine, cocktails, and breathtaking panoramic ocean views. This is one of the finest restaurants in Del Mar and one of the best places to hold your business holiday party, family celebration, or private affair. Pacifica Del Mar offers five distinct event venues. Private Reserve is a state-or-the-art private dining and presentation space great for corporate parties from 54 to 75 guests. Breeze Café is a heated outdoor covered patio with stunning ocean view sunsets, accommodating 72 to 85 guests. Wine Room is an intimate room displaying hundreds of fine vintage wines and will comfortably accommodate 12 guests. Pacifica’s Patio is perfect for casual fine dining parties up to 120 guests. The patio overlooks Old Del Mar with spectacular Pacific Ocean views. The Gallery is an interior portion at the end of the Ocean Bar. It has lively special effects lighting with

a Pacific Ocean backdrop. It’s perfect for up to 60 guests. Open everyday, including Thanksgiving Day 12-9 with a special prix fixe menu, and the day after Thanksgiving, The Ocean Bar and restaurant is one of North County’s gems and a local gathering place, where high style and Del Mar culture come together for lovely libations and exquisite cuisine. They are recipients of the Gold Medallion for “Best Seafood Dining in San Diego,” and Wine Spectator’s “Award of Excellence.” Happy Hour is nightly from 4-6:30 and all night long on Mondays and Tuesdays and features $1 OFF all drinks and a discounted bar menu. Holiday Gift Cards are now available. The Breeze Café, attached to Pacifica Del Mar, was once hailed by critics as one of San Diego’s best kept secrets, also overlooks the shimmering Pacific. It is a celebrated coastal gathering spot for casual, outdoor dining. Pacifica Del Mar and Breeze Café are located at 1555 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar 92014. Call (858) 792-0476 or visit

Gregorio’s Restaurant

The story behind Gregorio’s Restaurant is so unique and so uplifting, it’s difficult to put into words. The City of Carlsbad will hopefully some day erect a statue of Gregorio’s owner, Greg Nelson, for all he’s done for families and children of Carlsbad. As a young boy, Greg grew up and spent his days going to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Carlsbad. That experience had such a profound effect on him and who he is today, Greg Nelson, for three years, from 2010 to 2012, donated 100% of his profits from Gregorio’s Restaurant to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Carlsbad. And for that reason, and also that this is the season to be thankful for all we have, and that Gregorio’s cuisine and service are top-notch and the prices so reasonable, please go to Gregorio’s Italian Restaurant, upstairs in the Carlsbad Village Faire shopping center. Most of us thinks of Italian cuisine as heavy, but Gregorio’s has a wide variety of light and healthy options, and is a great place to pop in and out for a quick lunch from 11am to 3pm! They are open daily

for lunch and dinner and will treat you as if it’s your home away from home. They offer seafood, Sicilian chicken, an amazing eggplant parmesan, pasta, pizza, steaks, sandwiches, great salad selections, burgers, and divine desserts, including homemade cannoli. They have recently remodeled their full-bar and offer Happy Hour Monday–Friday with $5 appetizers and daily drink specials. Martini Mondays is great with $2 off martinis. They have Two for Tuesday specials; and on Wednesday, wine is 1/2 off all bottles, all night; Thursdays get $2 off all bottled beer; and Friday is TGIF with $2 off–you call it! Gregorio’s is open 11–9pm weekdays, 11–10pm Fridays and Saturdays, and Happy Hour is 3–6pm Monday through Friday. Gregorio’s is located “upstairs” at the Village Faire in Carlsbad Village at 300 Carlsbad Village Drive, Suite 208, Carlsbad 92008. Call (760) 720-1132 or visit

Urban Plates

Urban Plates is one of North County’s and Carmel Valley’s most popular new restaurants with a fresh and truly unique dining experience. Urban Plates has an open kitchen where you can watch everything being made right in front of you! Upon arrival, simply grab a tray and head to the station of your choice. All food ingredients are beautifully displayed in front of you. You simply order as you walk through the fast moving line and their chefs and staff will prepare your meal immediately as you watch. Whether you are a vegetarian, vegan or simply a health-conscious individual, Urban Plates has something for everyone! Their diverse menu is designed to appeal everyone, everyday. They offer creative entrée salads, entrée plates, sandwiches, braises, soups and pizzettes, all at mostly $10 or less per plate! We highly recommend their all-natural chicken, grilled and hand carved steak, wonderful salads and soups and their delicious mac and cheese. Virtually all of their food is prepared from scratch throughout the day using the finest natural or organic ingredients

whenever possible and whenever it makes sense. The restaurant provides a truly terrific experience led by a team of dedicated professionals, several of whom have culinary degrees. Enjoy their dining experience for lunch, dinner, or late evening at home, or in the comfort of their beautifully designed restaurant. Enjoy their two patio areas and their outdoor fire pit. Urban Plates also offers a variety of baked goods including made-fromscratch cookies, cupcakes, pastry bars, brownies, layer cakes, tarts and much more! The beverage offering includes a mix of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages consisting of refreshing house-made urban replenishers, natural sodas, wines by the glass and bottle, as well as local craft beers either by the bottle or on draft. Urban Plates is located in the Del Mar Highlands Town Center at 12857 El Camino Real, Carmel Valley, 92103. They are open seven days a week. Online ordering is available at or call (858) 509-1800.

Urban Pi

Urban Pi is a unique, fast, casual pizza concept driven to serve only the highest quality, good-for-your-body food possible. The concept centers on using fresh, locally sourced ingredients for the entire menu. The Urban Pi is a “creative” pizza that starts with the best ingredients including organic flour, organic tomato sauce and an organic cheese blend (mozzarella & provolone). Pi encourages you to be as unique as the concept, by creating your own unique pizzas. You will be able to order their pizzas directly from a pizza maker, who will then pass the pizza to a server, who will then top the pizza with any toppings desired, right before your eyes! The pizza will then be baked in a hearth oven and will be ready in about 5 minutes. In addition to the custom pizza, Urban Pi serves specialty pizzas, spe-

cialty plates, pastas, custom made salads, a limited offering of sandwiches, desserts, “creative” sweetie pis and both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. The menu and service system are designed to feed one person or an entire group. You can enjoy the experience for lunch, dinner, or late evening at home or in the comfort of their beautiful restaurant. If you dine in, they have a back patio area for your enjoyment. Urban Pi is located at 2673 Via De La Valle, Del Mar, 92130. (Across from the Flower Hill Mall). It is open Monday through Thursday from from 11 am until 9:30 pm. Friday and Saturday from 11 am until 10 pm and on Sunday from 11 am until 9 pm. For more information, visit or Follow Pi on Twitter at

The photo shown here and on the front cover is a 37 lb. natural rangegrown Diestel Turkey oven baked at Tip Top in one of their 12 ovens. If it’s • October–November ’13 • 19



SPEND THE HOLIDAYS WITH PACIFICA.... Book your Holiday Party Now and Save 15% OFF your Bill or 20% BACK in Gift Certificates. Must book by November 15.


20 • October–November ’13 •

North County Restaurant Reviews Tuscany

already a given, the new team of experienced restaurantuers brings the highest quality and value back to locals and visitors. This beautifully remodeled establishment boasts 5,500 square feet of comfort, featuring an open front dining area, comfortable lounge, full-length bar, and a new piano bar area. The wait staff each have more than ten years experience at Tuscany under their aprons. Pino, the maitre d’ has one of the most personable personalities in the industry and greets and seats customers with grace. Howie, the bartender, has been entertaining clients nightly by doing flamboyant acrobatics and pouring drinks at Tuscany for 23 years. He’s oneof-a-kind in the industry and a multi-award winning bartender. Danny is huge in the music industry and brings his talent and LA connections to Tuscany’s newly renamed backroom showroom COPA WEST and the piano lounge up front. Joey, the GM, greets and hangs out with everyone from table to table. He is a wonderful personality and everyone’s friend. Executive Chef, Robert Gaffney, from multiple five-star resorts, country clubs, and the finest dining establishments on the planet, presents his

menu items that are simply out of this world. Every dish of amazing modern Italian cuisine is prepared with the freshest local ingredients and his personal touch and meticulous attention to detail. The newest showroom in North County is the beautiful and intimate backroom at Tuscany in La Costa that is being branded as COPA WEST. COPA WEST provides some of the biggest names in the music and comedy industry with the feel and energy of a true showroom. Special dinner and show packages are available Friday and Saturday nights with special dinner menu. Complete with a full bar, drinks will be flowing. COPA WEST at Tuscany features live quality entertainment that incorporates jazz, rhythm ‘n blues, musical artist’s tributes, dancing, historical multi-media music productions, and comedy. For show tickets and menu visit Tuscany is located at 6981 El Camino Real, La Costa, 92009 (at the corner of El Camino Real and Aviara Parkway in the Von’s shopping center). For reservations, call (760) 929-8111.

the best restaurant offers at one of the most amazing sushi restaurants in North County! Ahi Sushi wants you to celebrate their 3rd Anniversary by enjoying a delicious (FREE) 8-piece Crunchy Roll. Are you hungry for great-tasting authentic sushi but are on a budget? You’ve got to try their daily special offer. It’s 4 pieces of salmon roll, plus 4 pieces of spicy tuna roll, plus 4 pieces of California roll, plus 4 pieces of smoked salmon roll (16 pieces total) for only $6.95. So, if you think about it, for only $6.95 you can have a 16-piece cut roll and a free 8-piece crunchy roll. This is probably the best sushi offer in all of San Diego. Don’t forget to present our crunchy roll coupon! Ahi Sushi is one of the best sushi restaurants in North County. Not only is their sushi absolutely delicious, their prices are even better! It’s the best taste and best value around. Everyday they offer 50% OFF Cut Rolls and Sushi. 50% OFF items are highlighted on their sushi menu. They also have lunch specials for $5.95 and Dinner specials for $7.50 and Sake Bombs for $6.95!

We highly recommend these selections: 2-piece Seared Tuna sushi for $3.25; 8-piece Crunchy Roll for $5.50; 8-piece Caterpillar Roll for $7; and their famous 8-piece Albacore Special Roll for $8. By the way, their menu is extensive and includes dishes such as Teriyaki Chicken, Orange Chicken, Katsu chicken, Yakisoba (stir fried noodles), Tempura Udon, Seafood Udon, Egg Rolls, Gyoza, a wide assortment of specialty rolls, appetizers, party platters, beer, wine, sake and desserts. Ahi Sushi and Grill has three locations: San Marcos, Fletcher Hills, and Alpine Creek. The nearest North County location is in San Marcos on Twin Oaks Valley Road near Cal State University San Marcos and near the San Marcos Civic Center. This location is thriving and attracts nearby business people, local residents, college students and faculty and anyone that loves great sushi at great prices. Ahi Sushi and Grill is located at 157 N. Twin Oaks Valley Road, #136, San Marcos, CA 92069 (next to L.A. Fitness). Please call (760) 761-0238 or visit

Bier Garden

Bring in this article and receive 10% off your entire bill M–F, 11am–4pm. With an outdoor patio and many places to sit and relax, The Bier Garden of Encinitas is not just another new restaurant. Located in the heart of historic Encinitas, on Hwy 101, next to Whole Foods, the Bier Garden takes the experience of casual dining to a whole new level with a place that locals already love to hang out at and visitors are quickly hearing about. Bier Garden features high and wide windows that surround the entire restaurant with breathtaking views in every direction. It’s the perfect place to enjoy some really great eats and wash it down with one of their 32 local draft beers or classically-infused cocktails. Many stop in to comfortably sit and people watch or converse on the news of the day. The Bloody Marys are quickly being boasted as North County’s best and are served with beer chasers (that’s right, a 4oz beer of your choice on the side!). Chef Andrew Velasco and Sous Chef Trent Berg have created a menu that puts a spin on old favorites as well as creates new delicacies

you are sure to enjoy. The restaurant was originally built in the shape of a T-bone steak in the 40’s when it was home to Tyler’s Steak House. To take it back to its historic integrity, the floor has been restored to its original look and feel and the wood beams of the ceiling have been exposed to give it an incredible open feeling. The location, the buildings uniqueness, the vibe, and the overall feel, all come together to create a unique fun relaxing place to eat, drink, and spend time with old friends or make new ones. They are now serving a great new brunch every Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 2pm. Open for lunch and dinner 7 days a week. Happy Hour is Monday through Friday from 4–6pm, and all day Wednesdays. Enjoy $2 off all appetizers, drafts, wells, specialty cocktails, house wine, & sangria. Bier Garden is located at 641 S. Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas, 92024. Call (760) 632-BIER (2437).

Mr. Taco

Mr. Taco now offers $1 Dollar Tacos on Taco Tuesdays! Get either a ground beef, shredded beef, chicken or fish taco for only one dollar! See store for details. Also, clip their coupon, and any other day of the week Buy 2 Tacos and Get one FREE! Or, get 20% OFF your complete bill (excluding tax). Must present coupon at time of purchase. Don’t let the name fool you! Mr. Taco is not your usual fast food taco shop. On any given day, Mr. Taco is packed with Mexican food lovers that crave the perfect burrito, tasty tacos, tostadas, and delicious Mexican sauces. It’s packed everyday with neighborhood residents, local business people, and Cal State San Marcos students and faculty; they all know Mister Taco’s Fresh Mexican Grill is the best place to go for casual, quality, absolutely delicious, authentic, and best-priced Mexican food around. Due to their popularity over the past eleven years, there are now two Mr. Taco locations and one Mrs. Taco. All three family-owned and operated restaurants offer very extensive menus with the finest and freshest

ingredients available, in a casual sit-down atmosphere. They also offer take-out and catering. Some of their favorite menu items are any of their combo plates that come with rice and beans. It’s Chargers Football Season and we highly recommend the Charger Supreme Del Mar Burrito, which is a giant size wet burrito filled with shrimp and crab, topped with tomatillo sauce and cheese for $7.75. Hope you have a big appetite! Try a side order of their Jalapenos Chiles Toreados (3) for 95 cents or (6) for $1.50. Lastly, their chicken soup is gigantic with a ton of chicken. It’s fresh, hot and delicious for only $6.95. It’s enough for two! The menu is huge, with appetizers, fajitas, combination plates, burritos, salads, tostadas, and of course, their famous tacos! San Marcos: 342 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road, San Marcos (across from CSUSM) (760) 410-1396. San Marcos: 304 W. Mission Road, San Marcos (760) 744-4024. Vista: Mrs. Taco 2215 S. Melrose Dr., Vista (760) 727-7311

Lumberyard Tavern

The Lumberyard Tavern is a local favorite for great drinks, tasty food, and excellent service. With 20 beers on tap, NFL and college football games, and different specials every day, exciting things are happening at the Lumberyard Tavern. It’s “the place to be” in Encinitas. Join your friends and neighbors at the Tavern’s 101 Invitational Charity Golf Tournament at Encinitas Ranch on October 21 Enjoy a great day of golf, food, and drinks while supporting North County Lifeline. For more information visit Every month the Lumberyard Tavern is alive with tap takeovers, pint nights, featured Tasting Tuesdays, and their popular Drink of the Week. Join their Halloween Party on October 31 with food, drink specials, and crazy costumes. November 1-10 is an extended San Diego Beer Week and the Tavern is buzzing with a full week of craft beer festivities, including tap takeovers, pint nights, and a special beer dinner.

Mexican Mondays continue at the Tavern with NFL football and drink specials all night. Late night Happy Hour is on Friday, Saturday, & Sunday nights from 10:30pm-close. Sundays are Service Industry Nights (SIN), where those in the biz get half-off their bar tab! Tasting Tuesdays continue from 7-9pm, where everyone is invited to taste selected cocktails, craft beers and wines. Tuesday is also their famous Tri-Tip night with Cardiff Seaside Market’s Burgundy Tri-Tip, which includes a sandwich, fries and 16 oz beer for only $11.95. Wine Wednesday is all bottles $30 and above for half-off. The 101 Whiskey Club continues its charge forward with the finest whiskeys in the world. For breakfast on the weekend, try their breakfast burritos, mouthwatering eggs benedict variations, or their juicy steak and eggs. They also serve $3 Bloody Marys and Mimosas. The Lumberyard Tavern is located in the Lumberyard Shopping Center at 967 S. Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas 92024. Call (760) 479-1657 or visit

The Broken Yolk Café

The Broken Yolk Café is one of the most popular breakfast and lunch restaurants in San Diego and there’s a pretty good reason for this. They provide great food, great service, and great prices. Consistency in their food and service is what makes this place a true winner. It’s what everyone has come to expect time after time. Their Early Bird Breakfast Menu is served every day of the week from 6am to 8am and is only $4.99. It’s the best breakfast deal around! The Broken Yolk is famous for their Iron Man and Iron Woman Special. It’s a 12-egg omelet filled with mushrooms, onions and American cheese, and smothered with their own house-made chili and even more cheese. It’s served on a 15-inch pizza pan with a generous pile of home fries and two biscuits. This is for one person only and you get a one-hour time limit to gobble it down. If you can eat it within one hour, the omelet is free, you get a T-shirt, and you will go down in Broken Yolk history and get your name engraved on their Hall of Fame plaque. Cost is $24.99. Go for it!

If you’re not quite up for the Iron Man Omelet, their other omelets are still super large-size meals. Between $9.49 and $9.99 you can build your own 4-egg omelet with a selection of cheese and as many ingredients as you like. They are famous for their omelets. Lunchtime at the Broken Yolk includes a wide selection of burgers, soups, salads, sandwiches, wraps and paninis. Their turkey sandwich is absolutely delicious. (shown in photo). All of their menu items are large portions. For something really special, try their Grilled Eggplant and Goat Cheese Panini. It has grilled eggplant, zucchini, red onions, roasted red peppers, alfalfa sprouts and goat cheese, served on crispy focaccia bread with pesto mayo for $8.99. You can’t beat it! There are nine Broken Yolk Café locations throughout San Diego with four in North County: La Costa location is 7670 El Camino Real 92009, and San Marcos location is 101 S. Las Posas Rd., San Marcos 92078. Call (760) 943-8182 or visit

Tuscany Italian Restaurant in La Costa is going through a very exciting transformation. With deep roots in the community and wonderful food

Ahi Sushi

GET ONE FREE 8-PIECE CRUNCHY ROLL with any purchase of $5 or more. Clip and present their coupon at time of purchase. This is one of • October–November ’13 • 21


® The Original


Gourmet Artisan Cupcakes

...since 2004


Catering ®

Weddings Special Events


Corporate Events


PMS 7630 C

33C 98M 71Y 39K

PMS 675 C

17C 98M 7Y 0K

Birthday Parties Meetings


Gourmet Artisan Cupcakes available in...

Exp 11/30/13 NCS

Glute-Less • Sugar Free • Vegan • Mini Gourmet Cupcakes • Cupcakes in a Jar • Cupcake Push Pops • Cupcake Truffles ® • Cupcakie Pies Cupcake Biscotti • Cupcake on a Stick





Yummy Cupcakes 1514 Encinitas Blvd • Encinitas, CA 92024 • P: 760.452.8133 • F: 760.942.2000 •

22 • October–November ’13 •

North County Restaurant Reviews Daisy’s Kitchen by the Bayou

Pelly’s Fish Market

LJ’s grandmother, Daisy Marks, born and raised in Rayne Louisiana, taught LJ how to cook authentic Creole and Cajun right, and made sure she passed on her secret family recipes. The good news is that Chef LJ not only prepares his grandma’s recipes, he is a master Creole and Cajun chef in his own right. He really knows the flavors of down on the Bayou and his sauces are the coup de grâce. Daisy’s menu is quite extensive and reasonably priced. Located in the Carlsbad Village Faire, in the quaint village of Carlsbad, it’s a great addition to a growing population of fine restaurants. With appetizers like fried oysters, and Cajun wings, along with entrees that include Mama Daisy’s catfish, her Creole shrimp, and fried chicken, along with her classic signature family specialty dishes such as their award-winning chicken gumbo, seafood gumbo, alligator cakes, frog legs and crawfish, you’re Over the holidays, especially during Thanksgiving, families are turning to a healthier alternative than turkey or beef. Pelly’s Fish Market offers locals and visitors the freshest fish in town! Pelly’s is one of the original fresh fish markets in Coastal North County. On any given day, depending on the season, Pelly’s offers large fillets of fresh ahi, yellowtail, albacore, mahi-mahi, halibut, Atlantic salmon, swordfish, sea bass, and a wide assortment of local shellfish including oysters, clams, crab, and shrimp. Pelly’s offers a catering service that will suit any family get-together, bowl game, or corporate holiday party. Ask them about special orders for the holidays or their amazing holiday seafood platters! Big sellers

are their cevice, stone crab, or bay shrimp salads, as well as their popular fresh local lobster, when in season. Pelly’s has a reputation as the best place for delicious fresh fish lunches and dinners, especially their shrimp scampi dinner, char-

Carlsbad Ranch Market

If you want to impress everyone at your family get-together or at your company’s holiday party, Carlsbad Ranch Market is the place to stock up on your special holiday and everyday shopping needs. This time of the season, Carlsbad Ranch Market has a wide assortment of apples, persimmons, figs, end-of-season sweet California corn, locally-grown heirloom tomatoes, pumpkins, winter squash, and freshly baked Julian pies. A very popular item is their San Marzano canned tomatoes for only $3.79. They also have a really great selection of hard-to-find Lithuanian food products. This is the place to get your fresh Julian Pies. Because these pies are always freshly baked without preservatives, you just can’t buy them anywhere; they are a real San Diego treasure. Carlsbad Ranch market usually offers their Julian Pies $1-2 less than most grocery stores. We

Bruegger’s Bagels

Just in time for the holiday season, Bruegger’s now offers delicious fresh-from-the-oven baked pumpkin bagels. Try one with pumpkin

Rita’s Italian Ice

cream cheese and you will be posting on Facebook and telling all your friends about these gems. Clip their coupon from our coupon page or from their ad on page 3 and get any bagel and cream cheese and small cup of coffee for only $2.49.

Bruegger’s Breakfast Sandwiches are the perfect way to start your day. Their classic breakfast sandwich combines egg and your choice of peppered bacon, ham, sausage or turkey sausage on a hot fresh bagel. We recommend trying their Better Cheddar Sandwich. This delicious sandwich comes with an egg patty with cheddar cheese, peppered bacon, and light garlic herb cream cheese on a fresh baked bagel, toasted if you wish. Bruegger’s also offers a healthier “Under 500 Calorie” menu. If you are a calorie counter, try one of their Skinny Bagels. Guests can now order any of Bruegger’s 15-plus varieties “skinny,” due to Bruegger’s unique slicing process. Instead of changing the recipe of GET A FREE RITA’S ITALIAN ICE! Clip their coupon from our coupon page and buy one, and get the second one free! Must present coupon at time of purchase.

Finally! Rita’s, the nation’s largest Italian Ice concept, with roots in Philadelphia dating back to 1984 when a Philly firefighter opened a small Italian ice business to augment his income, has now opened their first Italian ice franchise here in Carlsbad, California. The business is named after the firefighter’s wife, Rita. The store in Carlsbad is the first in San Diego, but many are slated to open soon. Rita’s Italian Ice is made fresh daily with chunks of fresh fruit added. Their Italian Ices are fat-free, cholestrol-free, trans-fat free, and offer more than 65 flavors. 10 flavors of sugar-free Italian Ice sweetened with Splenda are also available. Other recipes include Cream Ice, Custard, Misto, Sundaes, Gelatis, and Blendinis. Cream Ice is a richer a creamier version of the Italian Ice and

Yummy Cupcakes

Yummy Cupcakes, the very first cupcake-only bakery, began in Burbank, California in 2004. The idea of buying a regular-size cake for a party with only a couple of flavors seemed limited. Why not offer the option of many small cakes in a multitude of flavors so everyone can be satisfied? The idea of opening a cupcake-only bakery was a risk, but the first day they opened their doors, the line was out the door and down the street! It was an instant success! Yummy Cupcakes has just opened its first bakeshop outside the Los Angeles locations in the U.S. in Encinitas and word is already spreading fast—like frosting on a warm cupcake—just how delicious Yummy Cupcakes’ cupcakes really are! They are the perfect size, with the perfect amount of frosting, and with a very yummy fresh-from-the-oven taste. Yummy Cupcakes has been featured in magazines such as Bon Appetit, Everyday Rachael Ray, Martha Stewart, O, People and Cooking

sure to be satisfied and absolutely will be back again soon for more. We highly recommend Daisy’s seafood gumbo. It’s a hearty helping of delicious gumbo filled with lobster, shrimp, rice, crab, chicken, and Andouille sausage. Other menu items that are a must include the

alligator cakes and their Nectar Water with special fruit water blends such as the spinach and orange or cucumber and pineapple. They’re healthy, thirst quenching, and not too sweet. The service is friendly and efficient and the atmosphere is casual/ fine dining. Live music is provided along with beer and wine, and they have an enclosed “dog-friendly” outdoor patio. Daisy’s is located at 300 Carlsbad Village Drive, #120, Carlsbad 92009 (in the Village Faire). Call (760) 729-9292 or visit www. grilled mahi-mahi, char-grilled halibut, and of course their unbelievable crab cakes and grilled fish tacos. Their coconut shrimp appetizer comes with a spicy plum sauce. If you’re in the mood for a salad, try their fresh ono salad, or bay shrimp and stone crab salad. All of their fish sandwiches are amazing. We highly recommend their famous Manhattan red or Boston white clam chowder. A cup is only $3.25 and a large bowl is only $4.50. Pelly’s isn’t a fancy sit-down restaurant, but the quality of their freshly prepared seafood more than makes up for it. On a sunny day, enjoy their great food on their newely renovated outdoor patio. Their prices are very reasonable. Check their board for the Catch of the Day. Pelly’s Fish Market is open 7-days a week. They are located in the Poinsettia Village Shopping Center at 7110 Avenida Encinas #101, Carlsbad CA 92011. Call (760) 431-8454 or visit highly recommend their daily homemade, Mexican Tortilla Dip, Guacamole Dip, and Salsas along with their huge assortment of locally-made Tortilla Chips. Carlsbad Ranch Market is an indoor fruit and vegetable stand and much more. There isn’t a salad bar around that compares to the price and selection of their hot and cold salad bar. Daily-made delicious soups, tortilla pie, lasagna, pastas, rice dishes, hot vegetable dishes and cold salad bar items are sold by weight. Buy a little or pile it on; either way, it’s hard to hold back when you see their amazing selection. Carlsbad Ranch Market (located next door to Tip Top Meats) is located at 6118 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad, CA 92011. Call (760) 4383202. You can also find them on Facebook.

its time-tested, New York-style bagel, Bruegger’s slices the bagels thinner using a process that removes approximately one-third of the bagel’s center, but preserves its unique eggshell crust and delicious toppings. The result is a lower-calorie bagel without sacrificing variety or taste. Another healthy choice is their Skinny Zesty Egg White Sandwich. This comes with an egg white patty on a skinny sesame bagel with turkey sausage, Swiss cheese and sundried tomato spread. Founded in 1983, Bruegger’s Enterprises, Inc. operates 300 Bruegger’s bakeries in North America. Renowned for its award winning bagels, Bruegger’s offers a wide variety of freshly prepared breakfast and lunch options made with high quality ingredients served with its unique brand of hospitality. Bruegger’s Bagels is a recent winner of Nation’s Restaurant News’ Golden Chain Award. Visit for a bakery location near you. is 98% fat-free. Custard is a signature treat that is creamy and is offered in Vanilla, Chocolate, Orange Cream, Coffee, and Strawberry. Served in a cup, toppings like caramel and hot fudge can be added. Misto is a combination of flavored Italian Ice and Custard blended together as a drink. The Gelati is their number one selling treat. It’s a layering of Custard, then Italian Ice and again topped with Custard. A Blendini is a personalized crunchy blend of Italian Ice, crunchy additions like Snickers, Oreo and Custard all blended together! Other frozen treats include Milkshakes, Custard and Cookie Sandwiches and Custard Cakes. All are made fresh daily and never refrozen so the taste is fresh and delicious. 20% discount is offered to military and firefighters. Rita’s is also partnered with Carlsbad Educational Foundation and the San Diego Sockers team. Rita’s is located at 3263 Camino de Los Coches, Suite #103, Carlsbad, 92009 (in the Sprouts/Petco Shopping Center). Call (760) 753-5700 or visit With Paula Dean. They’ve also been on Food Network’s “Unwrapped,” “The Cooking Channel,” “The Today Show,” and have been served at The Academy Awards, The Enmys, and the Golden Globes. So, this holiday season, or really just any occasion, how about instead of purchasing that one big cake, try mixing up a dozen or two and surprise your guests with some really great cupcakes. Gourmet cupcakes are made from scratch everyday. Vegan, sugar-free and glute-less cupcakes are also available. Clip their coupon from our Coupon Page and buy a dozen standard sized mix and match cupcakes and get one free! Must present coupon.

Yummy Cupcakes is located at 1514 Encinitas Blvd, Encinitas 92024. Call (760) 452-8136 or visit Follow them on twitter and like them on your Facebook page to win free treats daily. • October–November ’13 • 23


Delicious layers of Ice & Custard goodness.

blendini® Irresistably rich Custard with your favorite Toppings.

SUndaeS Choose from 20 Unlimited Toppings!

italian iCe

miSto Shake®

Our signature product is made fresh daily with real fruit! Over 65 flavors to choose from!

Ice & Custard blended into a cool, creamy, delicious treat.

Visit our newest location in Carlsbad


Visit Us at: 3263 Camino de Los Coches • Suite 103 Carlsbad, CA 92009 • Website: Facebook page: twitter: @ritascarlsbad

Rita’s spin on a rich & creamy old-fashioned favorite.

it’s our birthday...

we’ll wine if we want to





Celebrities, Tickets and Schedule at: Preferred Tickets for Citi® Cardmembers at:


Featuring Celebrity Artist

Thomas Arvid

Must be 21 or older to attend. No infants or children admitted. Produced By: Fast Forward Event Productions -

24 • October–November ’13 • Find more entertainment at

Bates Nut Farm’s Giant Pumpkin Fields Giant Pumpkins Weigh between 50-200 lbs. Win a Family Getaway to the Farm in a Limo!

Open Daily through November 25, 9am–5pm M-F, 8:30 – 6pm Weekends For more than forty years, Bates Nut Farm’s 100-acre farm has been providing a breathtaking setting for visitors of all ages. Thousands of gigantic size Big Mac pumpkins are a sight not to be missed at Bates’ Giant Pumpkin Fields. There are photo opportunities every direction you look. Regular size pumpkins, mini pumpkins, white pumpkins, decorative gourds, corn stalks and hay bales are all featured on the farm. There are multiple special events throughout October and November including a Pumpkin Festival, Scarecrow Contests, Costume Contests, a Nuts for the Arts Festival and family-oriented activities such as a costume parade, a straw maze, tractor hay rides, and an awesome petting zoo. On weekends there are pony rides, face painting, barbeque and delicious food and drinks and live musical entertainment. Grab a wheelbarrow and go right out into their 15 acre pumpkin patch to choose your own Big Mac pumpkin —sometimes weighing anywhere from 50–200 pounds!

Bates Nut farm is located nearby in Valley Center at 15954 Woods Valley Road, Valley Center, CA 92082. Go east on Hwy 78 to the end and turn right on Broadway and then left on Washington. Then go left on East Valley Parkway towards Valley Center and turn right on Woods Valley Road. Bates Nut Farm is on the left side. Call (760) 749-3333 or visit Win a Family Getaway and Take the Family in a Stretch Limo! The North County Sun and www.NorthCountySun. com along with Bates Nut Farm and NorthStar Limos want to treat you and your family to a day on the farm! Two families will win a special day on the farm and one will win the Grand Prize and ride to the farm in style in one of NorthStar’s luxury limousines. Once there, you will get a free ride on the Tractor Hay Ride Wagon, tickets to the Straw Maze, a $20 gift certificate to use in the Pumpkin Patch or in the Country Store, and you’ll get to take home a Giant Big Mac Pumpkin! Enter to win a day on the farm by visiting and fill out the simple entry form. Two winning families will be randomly selected. Some restrictions apply. $30 tip for the limo driver is requested. Best of luck! See you this fall at Bates Nut Farm!

Bates Calendar of Events:

Daily–Bates Nut Farm’s famous Pumpkin Patch is open daily from 9:00 – 5:30 M – F, and 8:30 – 6:00 on weekends. Grab a barrel and pick your own pumpkin. There are several types of pumpkins and squash to choose from. October 5 and 6–“Pumpkin Festival” Craft Fair and live entertainment. Over 80 artisans will be selling a variety of handmade crafts and fine art. See beautiful jewelry, woodworking, candles, toys, and many other handmade and one-of-a kind items. The Valley Center Lions Club will be serving pancakes, eggs, bacon, and sausage from 7 am to 10 am. October 1- 12 – 22nd Annual Scarecrow Contest. Awards presentation is on October 12 at 1pm. Friends and families have enjoyed designing and building a scarecrow to exhibit in the Bates Pumpkin Patch. Each entry receives a free Jack-O-Lantern pumpkin and a certificate of participation. Cash prizes and Bates Gift Certificates are awarded through fourth place at the 1pm awards ceremony. Registration forms are available at October 19 and 20–Costume People and Doggie Parades & Contests. Saturday October 19 is the costume contest for children and adults. Contest begins at 1pm with several categories offered with Bates Bucks awarded through third place in each age category. The 6th annual “Howl-O-Ween” Doggie Costume Contest is Sunday, October 20 at 11am. Bring your special four legged friend dressed up in their favorite costume, and compete for prizes! November 9-10–“Christmas on the Farm” is an amazing Craft Fair featuring handmade items just in time for holiday shopping. Over 100 artisans will be on hand selling a variety of crafts and fine art. The Valley Center Lions Club Pancake Breakfast is from 7-10 a.m. November 29-December 1–“Santa’s Coming” Craft Fair. The Valley Center Lions Club Pancake Breakfast is from 7-10 a.m.

Environmentally Conscious North County Hobby and Toys Celebrates Neighborhood Toy Store Day  November 9, 10am – 3pm North County Hobby and Toys in Oceanside is an environmentally conscious toy store located just off Highway 101 in downtown Oceanside. The public is invited to celebrate National Neighborhood Toy Store Day. Every dollar you spend during the months of October and through November 9, you will receive a ticket in the raffle drawing

to win a new Bachman HO Scale Train Set. Children will also receive paper and crayons so they can start making their lists for Santa. Come by to see and play with their latest toy inventory including their new “Stuffles” plush cuddly critters. Stuffles have seven pockets and are great to carry blankets, and toys, and each Stuffle

comes with a special story book with a valuable lesson inside. This special toy is hard to find and will make a unique holiday or anytime gift. North County Toys is a unique and environmentally friendly toy store located at 110 Freeman Street, Suite B, Oceanside. Send inquiries to

Finezza Fine Gifts Boutique Wows Local Customers Finezza Fine Gifts is a new luxury gift and home accessories boutique, located at the Rancho Santa Fe Plaza. The store has everything you may need from unique home accessories to fine gifts. Owner Frank Aguilar has done an amazing job with the store’s unique collection of home accessories and gifts from around the world: “I’m always on the lookout for new, interesting, and fun items that no one else carries,” he says. Finezza has been referred to as the best kept secret in the Ranch by several repeat customers, where you can find great gifts for yourself, friends, and special occasions. Some of their home accessories include pillows, stylish lamps and tables,

beautiful silk flower arrangements, luxurious Italian pottery from Florence, Garnier Thiebaut table linens, and unique home fragrances, like the Hervé Gambs diffusers and the Linge Blanc bath line from France. Finezza has a wide variety of wonderful gifts for every occasion, including scented candles, wrapping paper, Christian Lacroix journals, and fine stationery from Europe. They also have amazing hostess gifts from the Mariposa line of pewter and silver picture frames, trays, napkin boxes, and serving pieces. You may find these and many more fine accessories. We invite you to visit the store and indulge in the truly unique products that they offer.

Margaret and Roger Grueczny Cut From the Same Fabric and Sewn Together Celebrate 33 years of Marriage and 34 Years Operating La Costa Upholstery By Andy lee La Costa Upholstery was one of the first advertisers (ten years ago) in the North County Sun, at that time called the La Costa Canyon Neighborhood Newsletter and later the La Costa Breeze. Every time I have walked into La Costa Upholstery over the years, either Margaret or Roger or both have greeted me with a smile and something nice to say. In all these years, and although they are always busy, either on the phone, the computer, in the back manufacturing and upholstery plant, or with a customer on their showroom floor, I have yet to see them argue with each other. When I mentioned this to Margaret, she said, “Well, moments do come up, and when they do, Roger usually says something funny to make me laugh, and I do.” It’s easy to see that these two were made for each other, like a matching sofa and comfortable chair, and I’m sure that’s why they always have a smile on their faces, and thousands of happy repeat customers. If your sofa cushion or stuffed chair is starting to look a little shabby, how about giving it a new look? La Costa Upholstery is the best around and Roger or Margaret are always there to help you. You’ll get friendly, expert and personalized service every time. La Costa Upholstery is currently having their annual Fall Savings Sale. You can save 30% Off all fabrics! They’ll completely re-upholster your furniture, do slipcovers, custom furniture, patio cushions, pillows, cornice boxes and headboards. Visit their fabric sample showroom at 1635 Rancho Santa Fe Drive, Suite C-109, San Marcos 92078 (bordering La Costa Oaks neighborhood and near San Elijo Hills) Call (760) 744-1360 or visit and tell them “Andy sent ya.”

Finezza Fine Gifts is located at 162 S. Rancho Santa Fe Road, Suite #A-40, Encinitas, CA 92024. Visit, call (760) 2306621 or email • October–November ’13 • 25

KIDS FREE IN OCTOBER The month of October brings free admission for kids at participating San Diego museums and attractions. The following museums offer free admission for children 12 years old and under.

San Diego Model Railroad Museum The 27,000 sq. ft. San Diego Model Railroad Museum (SDMRM) is one the largest indoor model railroad displays in the world and is the only accredited railroad themed museum in the U.S.A. The individual HO and N scale layouts are among the largest of their type. Construction of the model railroads is accomplished by volunteer engineers, electricians, muralist and amazing craftsmen. Since it’s opening to the public in March of 1982, the museum is approaching 3 million visitors. In addition to their world class exhibits, SDMRM prides itself with a collection of historic trains of all gauges, a wealth of images and books, and is dedicated to educational programming, family events, and tours. Circus Rails! Life on a Circus Train! Now through November 22

LUX Art Institute The usual museum experience involves looking at finished works of art. At LUX Art Institute, that experience is completely redefined by adding the ability to also watch and experience art as it’s being created. Throughout the year, LUX, located on El Camino Real in Encinitas, hosts five significant regional, national, and international artists who participate in its residency program. There is truly nothing else like LUX and is the only organization in the region with a live-in residency program. Each artist lives on-site as he creates a new artistic piece, and interacts with visitors as his creation unfolds. In addition to liaison-led tours providing intimate access to the artist-in-residence, the institute’s exhibitions, and it’s permanent collections of

In collaboration with the Ringling Museum and Circus Model Builders, the San Diego Model Railroad Museum presents an exhibit highlighting the exciting lives of circus performers living on the circus train. The exhibit showcases models of circus trains from the 1870s to present day, and offers a behind the scenes look of what life is like today on the Ringling Circus trains. Circus Rails! Life on a Circus Train! Includes costumes on loan from the Ringling Museum and handmade models by the museum’s own model builders as well as from the Circus Model Builders Association. Lego Train City, November 26–January 15 Delve into a city made of thousands of Lego pieces that have endless possibilities. Laid end to end explore deep into the tracks, trestles, and trains at this year’s Lego Train City! The San Diego Model Railroad Museum is proud

to host the Southern California Lego Train Club for their annual exhibition of LEGO trains. The exhibit features an extensive LEGO train layout and cityscape built entirely out of LEGOs. This year the exhibit will also showcase examples of the first LEGO toys to be built in the 1930s when the company first opened its workshop. See the transition of steam powered trains to diesel as told through model trains built from LEGOs. Also returning, will be Brick City featuring an interactive area where children will get to build their own models and enjoy the Brick City Builder’s Wall. The San Diego Model Railroad Museum is located in Balboa Park at 1649 El Prado, San Diego, 92101 and is open TuesdayFriday 11am – 4pm and 11am – 5pm on Saturday and Sunday. Children 5 and under are FREE, youth 6-14 are $1 and adult admission is $8. October is Kid’s FREE Month. All children 12 and under are FREE with a paid adult. For more information, call (619) 696-0199 or visit

outdoor sculptures, LUX also offers a wide range of artist inspired camps, classes, and events for all ages. LUX Art Institute’s innovative experiences will expand once their new Education Pavilion opens later this year. LUX has partnered with Anne Sneed Architectural Interiors to re-envision the existing 7,000 square foot floor plan and exterior facade into a more modern, spacious, and functioning art education center with two large youth classrooms, a lecture space, an artist’s workshop, an adult art lab, a gallery for kids’ art, and a digital lounge. A series of rolling garage doors along the back of the building will open up to a backyard furnished with native gardens, shaded picnic areas and a small amphitheater designed by award-winning landscape architect Glen Schmidt. “It’s a really exciting time for us as we get ready for the Education Pavilion,” says LUX director Reesey Shaw. “We’ve

known for a while now how much more space we’ve needed, and for years we’ve heard the requests from members and supporters for more room, more programs, and more parking. So it’s thrilling to know that soon enough, we’ll no longer have to limit class size, turn kids away, tamp down events, redirect adults interested in art education, or have interns and staff crammed into tight quarters. We look forward to being the sort of center for creativity, education, and community that San Diego needs.” LUX Art Institute is located at 1550 South El Camino Real in Encinitas. Hours are Thursday and Friday, 1-5pm; Saturday 11am-5pm; and cost is $5 for two visits, or free for members and all under 21. For information about donations, memberships, volunteer opportunities, or their Grand Gala on October 5, visit or call (760) 436-6611.

San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum San Diego Children’s Dis­ covery Museum (SDCDM) in­spires children to learn about our world through exploration, imagination, and experimentation. The Museum serves local families, schools, play groups, and visitors from across Southern California and beyond. Their new 6,000 sq. ft. facility located at 320 North Broadway in Escondido also has an additional 6,000 sq. ft. outdoor space. The Museum’s hands-on educational exhibits focus on science, arts, and world cultures. New exhibits at the facility include the Children’s Discovery Garden, a brand new Kids Global Village, Toddler Tide Pool, and Magnification Station. SDCDM was founded as a non-profit organization in 2001 as Escondido Children’s Museum, with the focus of learning through play and inspiring children from

newborn to 10 years old. San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum is affiliated with the Association of Children’s Museums and offers memberships, group discounts, birthday parties, special programs, camps and classes. Fall Family Festival, October 6 San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum’s annual Fall Family Festival is a fundraiser that raises critical dollars to maintain and expand the Museum’s exhibits and programs focusing on science, arts, and world cultures for children, families, and school groups. The special day will feature fun activities for children and families including live music by Hullabaloo, food, games, activities, a petting zoo, a pumpkin patch, and much more! Admission is $10 for non-Museum members, $5 for members, and FREE for kids as part of Kids Free October!

Drink.Dine.Discover: October 10 Join San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum on October 10 for a night of drinks, food, and merriment under the stars in the Children’s Discovery Garden at the Museum. The evening will feature a five-course meal with beer pairings provided by Stone Brewing Company, wine, and live entertainment. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. and tickets are $195 per person. This is a 21+ event. Proceeds from this event benefit San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum, bringing in critical dollars to expand the Museum’s exhibits and programs for children, families, and school groups. San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum is open Monday through Sunday from 9:30am to 4:30pm. Admission is $6 per person, $3 for military and disabled, and free for children 12 months and younger. During the month of October Kids 12 years and younger get in free. The Museum is located at 320 North Broadway, Escondido, CA 92025. For more information please visit or call (760) 233-7755.

Museum of Photographic Arts – San Diego The Museum of Photographic Arts inspires, educates, and engages the broadest possible audience through the presentation, collection, and preservation of photography, film, and video. Located in Balboa Park, the Museum’s permanent collection offers a rich photographic heritage, both as an expressive medium and a documentary record. The collection’s 7,000+ images include works by more than 850 photographers, and a wealth of different photographic styles, genres and techniques, from early 19th century daguerreotypes and albumen prints to pictorialism, documentary and photojournalism, and digitally constructed imagery. MOPA’s collection is particularly strong in mid-twentieth century Soviet Russian photography, and social documentary photography and photojournalism. In addition to showcasing part of its own collection, MOPA exhibits many other artists’ work throughout the year. Beginning in October, three different exhibitions will

be on display in the galleries, all featuring California-based artists. Staking Claim: A California Invitational, October 8 – January 26 This original exhibition is the second installment of a triennial series showcasing the talent of and diverse scope of photographic work being done by photographers living within the Museum’s home state. Sixteen different artists, all of whom reside in California, are featured in the exhibition and all of the work has been created within the past five years. My City, Your City, October 19 – February 2 This is MOPA’s 8th Annual Youth Exhibition featuring work by students, grades K–12. Kids were encouraged to use the power of both still photography and video to explore this year’s theme, My City, Your City. The winners were chosen on the basis of originality, quality and the artist’s statement within the theme. This exhibition showcases not only the creativity

Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum The Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum is a 55 acre facility located in North San Diego County’s Guajome Regional Park in Vista. Open since 1976 the Museum’s collection focuses on the time period of 1849-1960 and includes a working Blacksmith Shop, Weaver’s Building, N ‘Scale Model Railroad, small and large stationary Gas & Steam Engines, and Farm & Construction equipment amongst other Americana relics. Open 7-days a week (excluding Christmas and New Years Day) the Museum is home to several exciting events per year. The Vista Gem & Mineral Show, October 12–13 The Museum’s Weavers Fiber Arts Fiesta and The Palomar Chapter 136 National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors (NAWCC) Mini Mart have come together this year. The Vista Gem & Mineral Show and the Museum’s Fiber Arts Fiesta has teamed up to produce a great event for all to enjoy and this year the Palomar

Chapter 136 of the NAWCC has joined. The Gem Show features exhibits, demonstrations, and items for sale from raw rocks to finished fine jewelry. The Fiber Arts Fiesta will be held at the Museums Stage area and inside the Museum Weaver Building and features over 40 vendors selling yarn, clothing, rugs and more. Chapter 136 will exhibit inside the Museum’s Farmhouse where one will have the opportunity to see clocks on display, and learn about new Horology classes coming to the Museum. Events run from 9am to 4pm both days and admission is Free. The Fall Antique Engine and Tractor Show, October 19–20, 26 -27 For 38 years the Museum’s biannual Antique Engine and Tractor Shows have brought back a time of farming to our growing community. During this special event the Museum comes alive when the equipment comes out of the barn and volunteers at the Museum help demonstrate the life of the turn of the 19th century. Visitors have the

of these students, but the unique perspective they have on the world. View San Diego through the eyes of a child. Kevin Cooley: Elements A Los Angeles-based photographer and video artist, Kevin Cooley thoughtfully investigates the ever-changing intersection between man and nature. Elements, the first solo museum exhibition of the artist’s work, presents two videos, Skyward and Tow. These works invite you to explore the California sky and Arctic waters from a first person point-of-view, coaxing you to look at these elements in a new and different way. Regular general admission is $8 adults, $7 seniors, $6 students, and always free for children under 12 and active military. The Museum of Photographic Arts is located at 1649 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101. Museum hours are Tues to Sun 10am to 5pm. Call  (619) 238-7559  or visit rare opportunity to see wheat threshed, corn and flour ground at the Grist Mill, and women baking over a wood burning stove inside the Farmhouse among other exhibits. The event runs from 9am–4:30pm Admission is $10 for Adults, $9 for Seniors, and $7 for Children 6-12. Fall Consignment Auction, November 10 For over 17 Years the Museum has held Consignment Auctions on the Museum grounds. Their final auction of 2013 will be held the second Sunday of November, starting at 9am and ending when the last item is sold. Buyers can expect to find items from antiques & collectibles to fully restored autos and tractors. An on-site preview will be held on Saturday, November 9, 9am to 5pm. Photos can be found on the Museum website at leading up to the sale date. Admission is free. The Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum is located at 2040 N Santa Fe Ave., Vista, California. (760) 9411791 Non-Event Hours are10am to 4pm. Non-Event Admission is $5. for Adults, $4.for Seniors and $3.for Ages 6-12.

26 • October–November ’13 • Find more entertainment at




% Total


Save $7K to $14K on a $700K sale! Why pay 5% or 6% commissions? details at: or call


David Boe, Owner/Broker 30 years of experience selling over 1,000 homes

BOE REAL ESTATE Full Service for Less

CA DRE #00672393. Terms and Conditions Apply.


Get 1% Rebate of Sales Price Get $5K min on $500K purchase or $9K min on $900K purchase! details at: or call

760-944-1160 • October–November ’13 • 27

San Diego 17th Annual Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk for the Cure November 15-17 Once again, it begins at the Opening Ceremony at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Three days and 60 miles later, it ends in Petco Park on Sunday afternoon. Gearing up for this annual and historical event, participants commit to raising at least $2,300 each and spend several months training to prepare for it. They devote their entire three day weekend to the cause. Each year, there are thousands of walkers in San Diego whose combined efforts raise tens of millions of dollars for the fight against breast cancer. About $240,000 stays in San Diego County to help fund local programs. The Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk for the Cure

is a 60-mile walk for women and men who want to make a personal difference. Since its inception in 2003, the Komen 3-Day Walk for the Cure has raised well over $500 million. Proceeds help pay for global breast cancer research and local community programs supporting education, screening, and treatment. It has helped pay for millions of breast screenings, and has funded research, advocacy, and community programs. Virtually every major advance in the fight against breast cancer in the last 30 years has been impacted by a Susan G. Komen grant. Participants walk 15-22 miles a day during the event. They are provided meals, snacks, drinks, shower facilities, tents, safety guidelines, and 24-hour medical support. A crew of volunteers spends the entire three days with the walkers and staff to make this event possible. There will be public cheering stations throughout the three days. Cheering station locations will be announced online two weeks prior to the event, so come out and show your support!

Two Inspirational Local Men and Their Battle with Cancer  Many people associate National Cancer Awareness Month with breast cancer. In fact, the month of October is about awareness of all types of cancer: skin, colon, breast, cervical, colon, lung, lymph, brain, and so on. There are over 200 types of cancer. I know two Encinitas local heroes who are battling cancer, Giles Douglas and Loren Nancarrow. They do not know each other but both are bravely fighting for their lives and are truly amazing and inspirational individuals. Giles Douglas Finlayson, En­cinitas surfer, paddler, sailor, adventurer, and friend to just about everyone, has been supporting cancer foundations with his Stand Up Paddle (SUP) events for the past four Giles Douglas Finlayson years. Ironically, last year he was diagnosed with Stage-four Squamous Cell Carcinoma that began on the top of his head and spread down his neck and is now fighting for his own life. The City of Hope removed the operative lymph nodes and San Diego Cancer Research Institute followed up with 30 days of radiation and several rounds of Chemotherapy. According to Giles, “Between the two of them, they have, so far, saved my life.” What is amazing is that although his cancer has taken a huge toll on the quality of his life, he is still producing the “Island-to-Island Waterman Charity Relay” that takes place on October 12. The SUP race begins at Santa Barbara Island and ends at Catalina Island. He is asking people who participate to please send donations directly to City of Hope and the San Diego Cancer Research Institute. You can sign up, or get more details at There’s also an article about the event in the sports section of this publication. Loren Nancarrow is a beloved local TV anchorman, journalist, and environmentalist, who was diagnosed with Stage-three Brain Cancer in February 2013. He has recently been travelling, reporting and blogging

on the road with his dear wife, Susie, in their new RV. I met Loren at Starbucks about 20 years ago and often ran into him at various Starbucks locations. He really likes his morning coffee, and always has something nice to say. Loren and family founded The Nancarrow Project and put together a Nancarrow Project Team to compete in a charity 5k run for the San Diego Brain Tumor Foundation that took place last month and raised over $11,000. Loren is always looking for a way to give back. You can follow Loren and read his incredible insights about family, his disease, his battle, and his inspirational thoughts at www.thenancarrowproject. com. You can also read his daughter Hannah’s blog at This is Loren’s blog of Sept 3, 2013, titled “Left in the Dust.” “It’s been a rough few weeks. Our road trip to the Northwest was beautiful but I was limited in my ability to get around, so Susie had to do more than her share (and she did so gladly). Part of learning about cancer is learning a whole new vocabulary. This week, our term is “radiation necrosis.” According to one of my doctors, that means the radiation did its’ job—just a bit too well. So well that it left a rim of scar tissue where the bulk of the tumor once was. This scar tissue is pressing down on my brain and has basically put my entire right side to sleep. Tomorrow we’ll find out if it stays or if it goes (whether or not I’ll have surgery to remove it). This is all troublingly reminiscent of Susie’s mom, who had this very same cancer while Susie and I were dating. And with each surgery there was a little less of Phyllis left behind. That’s the conundrum of brain cancer; all the available options have high risks. In this case, doing nothing means a loss of function and quality of life, while acting radically (surgery) can either fix things or really mess me up. So how will I make this decision? Well, I was the youngest of 4 kids and I hated being left in the dust. I felt like I spent all my time just trying to keep up. Cancer has made me feel that way again. So, the answer as to whether or not I’ll choose surgery is an easy one for me. Someone is offering me a way to keep up with the pack (my family) and I’ll grab it.

Thousands of wo-­ men and men come together, each raising money for Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Then they take their commitment to end breast cancer one step further and walk 60 miles over the course of three days. Seventy-five percent of the net proceeds raised by the 3-Day funds national research and large public health outreach programs. The remaining 25 percent funds local community and affiliate outreach programs. Komen for the Cure is the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all, and energize science to find the cures. The Del Mar Fairgrounds is located at 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd. in Del Mar. For more information or to sponsor a walker visit or call 1-877 GO KOMEN.

By Andy Lee When this all started I somehow pictured myself be­ ing healthy until the end — and then it would simply be over. That hasn’t been the case and that’s what I’m finding most difficult. So my hopes are that in the coming days I’ll have surgery and I’ll awaken stronger, more mobile and Loren Nancarrow ready to run with the pack. In the meantime, I’m receiving daily foot massages from Hannah, watching way too much Netflix and doing my best to remember that others have it far worse. Mostly, I’m just looking forward to getting back out there with a full head of steam (rather than scar tissue). I hope some of this will inspire you to appreciate your bodies and put them to good use. Perhaps you’ll join The Nancarrow Project Team for the San Diego Brain Tumor Foundation’s 5k fun run/walk later this month.” Please do whatever you can to support The Nancarrow Project and the San Diego Brain Tumor Foundation. The success of the San Diego Brain Tumor Foundation depends upon the generosity of people like you. The foundation is a non-profit, voluntary, grassroots organization dedicated to providing essential information and support for brain tumor patients and their families. Their website is Note: Since this blog of Sept. 3, Loren had the surgery to remove the scar tissue, and so far, as of Sept. 25, it seems to have been successful and he was just released from the hospital. Our prayers and thoughts go out to Giles and Loren and their families and everyone else out there who is battling cancer and life’s challenges. We wish you the physical and mental strength to win your battle and ultimately achieve a full recovery to enjoy this Thanksgiving season and many years to come.

Must-Have Style For Men By Haim Knister From Brad Pitt’s shoulderlength hair to prohibition inspired looks, rules are gone when it comes to Men’s hairstyles this season. Men’s cuts make a statement whether they are au natural or short and styled. Barbering is staging a comeback as men are turning to classic coiffeurs for some much needed guy time. Going back in time, men’s styles such as the Gothic looks of Victorian and Edwardian men, James Bond, the Roman style, the modern mountain man, James Dean and the Prohibition look have made a strong impact on mens styling. The styles are trendy, but still masculine. Understanding the type of hair, length of hair and texture helps when choosing a style. The Roman style that resurfaced with Gerald Butler in the movie 300 is perfect for someone looking for low mainte-

nance. The look features a short crop. The James Bond look is sophisticated and clean, but is has to be maintained. The look is best if the hair is straight and fine to medium. The modern mountain man combines a classic clean square cut with a full grown beard. The Wavy Comb-Back is a classic style with medium sides and long length on top and the slick-backed side part is best with short sides and long length on top. And to create the Hipster look featured on David Becham and Charlie Hunnam from Sons of Anarchy, men are going for this look since the style is edgy. Men with straight, medium or thick hair can let their hair grow, as seen on Brad Pitt; this look is becoming masculine again. Achieving the trendiest styles take time. For men with short styles the look varies with cuts cropped on the sides and neckline and varying lengths on top or keeping the hair cut close to the scalp, or a spiky cut to create varying degrees of fullness. Once the hair grows longer, an asymmetrical cut is easy to do. However, growing the hair takes time and patience. Men have begun using finishing products to

define the texture of the hair, in order to give these vintage styles a more cutting edge with volume and movement. Many men are coloring their hair to make a statement. Once virtually unheard of, men are becoming more comfortable with using color. Either bright colors intended to add highlights, or a combination of 2-3 colors, gives the hair a great deal of depth. And finally, frequent visits to the hairstylist or barber every 3-4 weeks are important for the health of the hair, as well as keeping it nicely shaped. Haim Knister is the owner of Haim Salon. His professional award-winning staff is dedicated to staying up to date with the latest styles and will be ready to help their client’s look and feel beautiful. Stop by and meet Jay Fata, Education Director at Haim Salon, and Artistic and Technical Director for Eufora’s Hero for Men. Jay specializes in men’s hair cutting and styling. Haim Salon locations include the Del Mar Plaza, the five-diamond Park Hyatt Aviara in Carlsbad, and the triple five-star Grand Del Mar Resort.

28 • October–November ’13 •

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Hosts 15th Annual Light the Night Walk

Relay for Life of Encinitas

November 8, Friday, 4:30pm

The Relay For Life of Encinitas takes place at Flora Vista Elementary School in Encinitas on October 12. The opening ceremony begins at 10am. There’s a place for you at the Relay For Life event in Encinitas. Each dollar you raise will help save lives. The question is, how far will you go to make a difference in the fight against cancer? Your reason for participating in the American Cancer Society Relay For Life event is as unique and special as the story that motivates you. If you’ve been affected by cancer in any way, being part of the Relay event empowers you to make a difference and fight back. This is your opportunity to honor cancer survivors, remember those we have lost to this disease, and raise funds and awareness to help end cancer forever. The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is a celebration of survivorship and an occasion to express hope and our shared goal to end a disease that threatens the lives of so many people we love. For more information, please call (619) 299-4200 or visit

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer, is hosting its 15th Annual Light the Night Walk on November 8 at Petco Park in San Diego. The Light the Night Walk is an inspirational two-mile walk that brings together thousands of individuals to raise funds for lifesaving blood cancer research and critical patient and family services. “More than 957,000 Americans are battling leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma and it’s our goal to raise money to help those individuals live better, longer lives. The Walk is our opportunity to do just that and pay tribute and commemorate lives touched by cancer,” said Kristin Sacco, Deputy Executive Director of the San Diego/Hawaii Chapter. “This event is an experience unlike any other and truly brings light to the dark world of cancer. I guarantee

that everyone participating in the Walk will be touched in some way.” Walkers join together at twilight holding illuminated balloons – white for survivors, red for supporters and gold to remember thwose lost to cancer. In addition to the Walk, the evening’s festivities include music, food and family activities. Check-in is at 4:30pm at Petco Park. The opening ceremony begins at 5pm and the Walk starts at 6pm. For more information, visit

Bras Across the Bay Cruise October 5, Saturday, 5:30pm Put on your most fabulous pink outfit and board the Flagship Cruises & Events’ yacht “California Spirit” for an evening of amazing music by Raining Jane, a live artist painting of breast cancer survivors, pink cocktails and wonderful food as you watch the sun set on the San Diego Bay. Enjoy a two-and-a-half-hour cruise, full service cash bar, light hors d’oeuvres, entertainment for music and dancing, and 25 miles of beautiful downtown San Diego scenery.

Boarding is at 5:30pm and the cruise leaves at 6pm. A portion of the ticket price goes to Susan G. Komen for the Cure to help support breast health programs and treatments for the uninsured and under insured in San Diego County. Tickets are $35. The ship leaves from 990 North Harbor Drive, San Diego. For more information, visit http://www.

Susan G. Komen Row for the Cure and Debbie Burton Walk October 20 and 27 Row for the Cure- Get your paddles and oars and join in Sunday, October 27 for the 12th annual regatta at North Ski Beach in Mission Bay. This event is open to all human-powered craft, and all levels and ages are invited. Registration begins at 5:30 am with the event starting at 7 am. To register, please visit  and choose Row for the Cure/San Diego. Debbie Burton Walk- If you’d rather walk than row, join the group on Sunday, October 20,  at Lake Murray off of Murray Park Drive. The event begins at 12 pm and features entertainment, food, raffle prizes and more. At the start of the event, donations are taken, opportunity drawing tickets are available for purchase, and enjoy food, mingling, entertainment, and fun! At 1 pm the walk begins. This is a fun 1.5 mile walk. Then, stick around for the announce-

ment of the opportunity drawing winners at 2 pm. Susan G. Komen for the Cure was founded by Nancy Brinker in 1980. It has grown to be one of the largest breast cancer organizations in the world. Komen remains the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer across the globe. The San Diego Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure has served low-income, uninsured women for 16 years. More than $1.2 million is currently at work in San Diego to provide free services and education to uninsured women primarily in the Latina, African American, Young Women and Filipina communities where breast cancer is the most aggressive and most deadly. For more information about these and other Susan G. Komen events, call (858) 573-2760 or visit www.

Susan G. Komen “Survivor Crop” Event October 19–20 This is the 12th Anniversary of Survivor Crop. This fabulous 24-hour scrapbooking event is sure to inspire and motivate. It all begins at 9 am on Saturday, October 19 and ends at 9am on Sunday, October 20. The event is held in a beautiful 10,000 square foot facility in Oceanside/ Vista.

Enjoy catered meals, snacks, a logo souvenir t-shirt, tote bag, insulated mug, equipment rentals, prizes, and four make-n-takes, all covered in the $125 registration fee. Scrapbook to your heart’s content for a good cause! For more information, call Ever After Scrapbooks at (760) 630-2767.

October 12, Saturday, 10am

Dry Air and Forced Air Heating Can Be Hard on Eyes So often we neglect taking care of our eyes and our vision. Sometimes we don’t pay enough attention if we have dry eyes, blurred vision, or easily get eye infections. Don’t take your eyes for granted and take the time to make an appointment with someone that has an extensive background in ocular diseases and conditions. If you are looking for a caring and professional optometrist, then we recommend Dr. Kristin Peterson- Salgado of Solana Beach Family Optometry. Dr. Kristin Peterson-Salgado graduated from the University of California, Davis in 1993 with high honors then went on and graduated from the University of California, Berkeley School of Optometry in 1997. For 13 years she has been practicing medically-based optometry with a focus on ocular disease, geriatrics, traditional and hard-to-fit contact lenses, diabetic exams, and Lasik or cataract surgery pre-operative exams. Dr. Peterson-Salgado opened her private practice in Solana Beach in 2010 with a desire to continue her medically based practice while also incorporating vision exams for the entire family. Dr. Peterson-Salgado enjoys fitting all types of contact lenses, including bifocal, monovision, rigid gas permeable, and astigmatic lenses. She also has an extensive background in the treatment of dry eye conditions. She is board certified in the treatment and management of ocular disease and can prescribe medications for eye infections, allergies, and dry eyes. Dr. Peterson-Salgado grew up in Del Mar and currently lives in Solana Beach with her husband (4th generation Solana Beach resident) and their 2 kids. Call for an appointment to see Dr. Kristin Peterson-Salgado at Solana Beach Family Optometry at (858) 259-8239 or stop in at 977 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Suite B, Solana Beach CA 92075.

Stress Relief an Important Element of National Massage Therapy Awareness Week at Elements in La Costa October 20-26 October 20-26 is National Massage Therapy Awareness Week, and brings to light the benefits of massage. In today’s always on-the-go society, stress can be found in all aspects of our lives. Although some types of stress can be healthy for the mind and body, a 2012 study from the American Psychological Association (APA) revealed deepening concerns about the connection between chronic disease and stress. While massage can increase circulation, improve energy, and restore balance in the body, stress relief remains one of the most prevalent reasons people seek the natural form of therapy. We cannot become immune to stress as it will always be a part of our daily lives, however, incorporating regu-

lar massage into one’s wellness routine can yield significant long-term health benefits. Hoping to support the health and wellness of area residents, local resident, Scott Wooden, recently opened the doors to Elements Therapeutic Massage of South Carlsbad. “Massage is gaining popularity among physicians and their patients as people become more proactive about their own health,” said Scott. “And they are realizing that receiving a professional massage – with the right therapist – can truly help improve one’s quality of life. Our therapists are trained to provide a completely customized massage experience for each of our clients, using the right technique and right pressure depending on the client’s physical condition or health goals.”

Elements is making therapeutic massage increasingly affordable and available to time-starved consumers who recognize the value of massage in maintaining their overall health and wellness. Wooden added that “Elements Therapeutic Massage is founded on the healing benefits of massage, and we’re looking forward to making a positive impact on our clients’ lives.” Elements of South Carlsbad, located at 3247 Camino de Los Coches, is open 7-days a week, welcomes walk-ins and offers a membership program that allows clients to receive regular, discounted massage therapy services throughout each month. For more information or to schedule an appointment visit or call (760) 585-9101. • October–November ’13 • 29 Find more entertainment at

Fourth Annual “Howl O’Ween” a Walkabout for People and Pets October 26, Saturday, 5-8pm The Leucadia 101 Main­ Street Association is sponsoring “Howl O’Ween” this year, an after hours walkabout along Leucadia’s Hwy 101 business district, featuring a pet parade and pet costume contest. People and their pets are invited to have fun discovering the unique shops, day spas and the many eateries in the area, each one a memorable experience. There is a $5 entrance fee for the contest, which will be donated in total to Rancho Coastal Humane Society. Grateful Dog, a local pet supply and pet grooming business, is sponsoring the pet costume contest and donating the prizes. The participating businesses for the event are the contest judges when people visit. Entry forms and pet “trick-or-treat bags” are available at Grateful Dog at 802 N. Coast Hwy 101, and the Leucadia 101 Main Street office, 386 N. Coast Hwy 101. To confirm date and time, please call (760) 436-2320 or visit www.

Belmont Park Transforms into BOOmont Park October 4-27 & 31, FridaysSundays, 5pm-7:30pm The creators of San Diego’s most iconic haunts, “The Haunted Hotel,” “The Haunted Trail of Balboa Park” and “The Scream Zone,” have teamed with Belmont Park to create their first ever family-friendly haunt, BOOmont Park. This October, Belmont Park transforms into a Halloween zone featuring festive activities for all ages. Celebrate October at BOOmont Park every Friday, Saturday and Sunday and on Halloween Day (Thursday, October 31) starting at 5pm. BOOmont Park’s fun-filled weekends include free Trick-or-Treating from 6:30-7:30pm. Attractions include BOOmont Manor, a family-friendly haunted house sure to please all ages, a Pumpkin Patch with the option of painting pumpkins upon purchase, and Zombie Laser Tag where creatures join you in a game. Plus, the Giant Dipper is transformed into a spooky coaster to ride. Visit for a ticket discounts. Admission and parking are free. Belmont Park is located at 3146 Mission Blvd., San Diego, CA 92109.

Bryll Hair Lounge Partners with Fashion Week San Diego Fashion Week San Diego was founded in 2008 with the idea of creating a fashion industry event to aid the developing fashion businesses in San Diego and for emerging designers. The first Fashion Week San Diego took place in October of 2008 at different venues around Downtown San Diego. Bryll Hair Lounge is excited to not only be a sponsor but also to be able to participate in the hair design itself. Bryll stylists will be joining some of San Diego’s most inspirational stylists creating looks that will encompass the true beauty of hair and it’s influence on fashion. This year Fashion Week San Diego will be held downtown at the beautiful Broadway Pier. The event will take place September 30-October 6. October 3-5 Bryll will be showcasing with 26 different emerging designers by way of runway shows. If you are interested in finding out more about FWSD you can visit their website at www.fashionweeksd. com or call Bryll Hair Lounge (760) 753-1337. Mention this article and FALL in LOVE With Style! Buy any (2) products and receive 30% Off the 3rd product. Also receive a $25 Shampoo/Style or get 20% Off for first time clients or get 50% Off Fall Low/Lights or any additional color! Bryll Hair Lounge is located at 3263 Camino de Los Coches, #100 Carlsbad 92009 (in the Sprouts Shopping Center). Call (760) 753-1337 or visit

Fall Festival Street Fair in Encinitas November 24, Sunday, 9am – 4pm Every November for over two decades, the Downtown Encinitas MainStreet Association (DEMA) has played host to the Fall Festival Street Fair. The festival, previously known as the Poinsettia Festival, is a ready-made bazaar for holiday shoppers and weekend fun-seekers. Festival attendees will enjoy a day to shop and eat, be entertained, and enjoy the community’s Historical Coast Hwy 101 district. The festival features over 450 vendor booths showcasing various arts, crafts, gifts, food and more. 200 shops and 40 restaurants and eateries along the Coast Highway from D to J Streets will be open and ready for business. Live music will be playing at two venues: The Lumberyard Courtyard Stage, located at The Lumberyard, and the Community Stage, close to F Street. Both stages will feature the best in local entertainment. Stop in the Lumberyard Tavern or the new Bier Garden for an cold beer or hang out at the Stone Brewery Beer

Garden. Coast Highway 101 will be closed from D Street to J Street starting at 6am., however many parking facilities will be available for the event within a short walking distance; Moonlight Beach Parking Lot; City Hall Parking Lot on Vulcan Ave.; NCTD Coaster Station Lot at D or E Streets and Vulcan Ave. There is also free parking available at Lot B on the corner of E Street and Vulcan Ave. The Fall Festival is located on S. Coast Hwy 101 (D to J Streets) in Encinitas. For more information visit www. or call DEMA 760-943-1950. Vendors who wish to participate can find an application at www.

Agua Hedionda Lagoon Fall Events

Día de los Muertos at California Center for the Arts

Bat Chats at the Discovery Center October 12, Saturday, Noon – 2pm This fun event takes place at the Discovery Center at Agua Hedionda Lagoonon October 12. Bat Chat features speaker and author Janell Cannon, who wrote “Stellaluna.” There are crafts and a real live bat for kids to see. Admisison is free. Lagoon Paddle Poker Challenge October 19, Saturday 10am–1pm A family friendly, fund raising event benefiting the Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation. Visit all seven card stops and pick a card. The winner will have the Best Five Card Poker Hand. Bring your own vessel or rent one from California Water Sports on the Lagoon. Tickets are $45 (including lunch). The Lagoon Paddle Poker Challenge takes place at California Water Sports, 4215 Harrison St. Carlsbad, CA 92008. For more information, visit www.

November 1, Thursday, 6-9pm Día de los Muertos/Day of the Dead is a time to gather family and friends to celebrate the lives of those who have passed. First presented in 1995, this free community celebration is an annual tradition at the Center for the Arts. On the evening of November 1, you are invited to participate in the event by creating your own memorial in remembrance of loved ones while enjoying live music, entertainment, crafts and traditional Mexican refreshments. This is a free community event, held in Sculpture Court in the Education Studios. The California Center for the Arts is located at 340 North Escondido Boulevard, Escondido. For more information call (760) 839-4138 or visit performances

Haunted Tales of the Ship at Maritime Museum in San Diego October 18-19 & 25-26, Friday-Saturday, 6pm-10pm It’s time again for all aspiring ghosts, goblins, pirates and princesses to gather on the Star of India for some ghostly tales of enormous proportions. Enjoy lantern led tours around the ship and hear eerie legends from the Star of India’s past. Hear the tales of how young John Campbell fell to his death from the rigging, how an Army Captain on the ship slit his throat, and other creepy stories. Lantern led tours are held from 6pm-10pm on October 18, 19, 25 and 26. All activities take place at the Maritime Museum of San Diego on the Embarcadero.

Tickets are $8-$16 for museum admission and include lantern led tours. Call (619)-234-9153 for more information. The museum is located on the Embarcadero in downtown San Diego at 1492 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101.

13th Annual Día de los Muertos at San Diego Mission October 27, Sunday, 10am-4pm Día de los Muertos, or “Day of the Dead,” is an all-day community event. This traditional cultural affair is a special event with diverse cultural traditions, remembering and honoring deceased loved ones. Over twentyfive-thousand attendees enjoy the largest festival of its kind in San Diego County. This is the fifth year the Mission is host to this 13th annual event. The Mission comes alive with entertainment, carnival rides and vendors at this free family-friendly event.

Children are entertained all day with a variety of craft activities and exciting carnival rides. This event has over 75 diverse vendors, traditional food, chalk cemetery, and a classic car show showcasing trunk altars put on by the Por Siempre Car Club. Free Admission; Parking on Sunday $5 per car. The Carnival Rides start Friday night, October 26, through Sunday night. Mark your calendars and celebrate with your friends and family. For more information, visit www.mslrdiadelosmuertoscom

La Costa Meadows Elementary School 27th Annual Halloween Carnival October 18-19, Friday 6-9pm, Saturday 10am-5pm La Costa Meadows Elementary School in Carlsbad has a “spooktacular” way to get in the Halloween mood with their 27th Annual Halloween Carnival. The carnival includes two scary days of fun this year. On Friday there are carnival rides on the school field (provided by Christiansen Amusements in Escondido) and the ever-popular Haunted House, a free-standing fully constructed haunted mansion set up in the cafeteria. The carnival continues on Saturday with a day filled with fun activities for all ages including Carnival Rides, Inflatables, the famous LCM Haunted House, Games and Prizes, food from local restaurants, a Bake Sale,

Chili Cook-Off, Crafts, Face Painting, a Cake Walk and much more. There is also a silent auction with themed baskets and raffle drawings with items donated by local merchants. Admission is free and tickets are $1 each. La Costa Meadows Elementary School is located at 6889 El Fuerte in Carlsbad. For more information, visit

30 • October–November ’13 • Find more entertainment at

Safe Trick-or-Treat on Carlsbad House of Horrors Comes Alive With The Dead Pumpkin Lane and Worse! October 31, Mon, 5-8pm

October 31, Halloween Night, 7pm-midnight

On Halloween each year, a stretch of the South Coast Hwy 101, from Encinitas Blvd. to K Street, is converted to Pumpkin Lane; the Highway features elaborately carved pumpkins at different viewing locations, and the Queen’s Court at the SelfRealization Fellowship Bookstore where the queen grants wishes. Children enjoy games, music and activities at the Lumberyard Courtyard, and downtown merchants hand out candy in a tranquil, safe setting where tricksters of all ages have loads of fun. The event is presented by the Downtown Encinitas MainStreet Association with help from those at the SelfRealization Fellowship, who grow and harvest the pumpkins on the hill above Vulcan (south of Santa Fe Dr.). The monks of SRF carve them for the enjoyment of the community each year. Downtown businesses generously participate and join in the fun. The Pumpkins are all harvested, which means it’s time for all of the fair princesses, beauty queens, witches, warlocks, ghouls and mischiefmakers to come out and safely Trick or Treat on Halloween night. The event is held all along S. Coast Hwy 101 in Downtown Encinitas. For more information call (760) 943-1950 or visit

North County’s infamous haunted hostel, the Carlsbad House of Horrors, is back again after a year off, for its seventh year this Halloween. All your favorite illusions and scares from previous years are featured including the Dark Maze of Matreghon, the Severed Torso, the Incredible Shrinking Room, Juggernaut’s Prison, Nicolas Caged and the famous Bottomless Pit. Of

course the demoniacal Uncle Jeepers and his crew of deranged miscreants have devised a few new contraptions in their workshop of evil that are guaranteed to make you scream. This attraction is not for the timid or faint of heart; it will be dark, loud and shocking. As hundreds prepare to visit Carlsbad’s haunted abode, the resident evil salivates in anticipation of another feast, and Uncle Jeepers patiently waits—eagerly clutching his blood-drenched chainsaw. You have been warned! Come experience the Carlsbad House of Horrors and visit Uncle Jeepers, Cousin, the Maestro, and the rest of the family this Halloween at 3384 Corte Panorama in the Copperwood development of La Costa Oaks at a private home (Rancho Santa Fe Road, west on Avenida Soledad, turn left at Sitio Corazon, turn right at Corte Panorama), from 7pm to midnight. For more information and directions, please visit

Weidner’s Fall Fun Family Days October 12-13, Saturday and Sunday, 10am Weidner’s Gardens invites you to enjoy a weekend of Fall Fun Family Days on Saturday and Sunday October 12 and 13. The day’s activities begin at 10am with Scarecrow Building, when everyone creates a simple traditional, fantasy stuffed, or baby scarecrow (to scare away baby crows.) Builders are asked to bring shirts and pants of any size, old shoes, scarves and hats. Be creative with the accessories. Weidner’s will provide the ideas, frames, straw, strings and scarecrow heads, available at very un-scary prices. Scarecrow expert, Merry Young, will be on hand to help you build a champion scarecrow that you can leave as a display at Weidner’s or take home to enjoy. Pumpkin Painting is the new fun project. Purchase a pumpkin from Weidner’s Pumpkin Patch and have fun making your own scary or funny Jack-O-Lantern. Our expert pumpkin painter will be there to make your painting easy and fun. Mums will be in bloom and they will have do-it-yourself fall centerpiece arrangements on display. Of course, fall vegetables and other blooming plants will be available for purchase. Sunday afternoon brings a new adventure for kids and parents. At 2pm, look for the arrival of the famous pirate, Captain Book who will arrive with his mates in the Pirate’s fire truck. Children and parents alike will be captivated as the famed pirate tells tall tales of treasures and threatens death by walking the plank. There will be audience participation with scary Halloween tales by Captain Book and the interloper Graine Ni Mhale, a she-

pirate of the Irish Sea. The climax of the afternoon will be when Captain Book opens his treasure chest to reveal a treasure of books. Captain Book is known for promoting the pleasures of reading and literacy to school children throughout the San Diego area. Each child will go home with his very own free book. Halloween Doggie Parade October 20, Sunday, 11am-1pm On Sunday, October 20, Weidner’s nursery is going to the dogs. The Dress your Dog for Halloween Parade begins at 11am and runs until 1pm. There will be a parade through the nursery, judging and fun. This event is cosponsored by North County Coastal Humane Society. Free Fruit Tree Education Day November 9, Saturday Weidner’s Gardens, invites everyone to their Fruit Trees and Edibles Education Day. Everyone aspires to be that organic, sustainable home gardener, providing fresh food from the garden. It’s not as easy as some make it seem. Weidner’s Gardens Fruit Tree Day goes right to the roots of what it takes to produce fruit trees, vegetables and other edibles. They will have Master Gardeners and other experts to advise you and answer your questions. The Rare Fruit Tree Grower will be on hand with expert information. This is the final day for special orders to go in to the Dave Wilson Fruit Tree Company. Weidner’s is now open all year for your gardening needs. Winter hours are daily from 9am to 4:30pm. They are closed Thanksgiving and Christmas. Weidner’s Gardens is a locally owned retail and wholesale growing operation since 1973. Weidner’s Gardens is located at 695 Normandy Rd. Encinitas. Call 760 436 2194, or visit

The Scream Zone At Del Mar Fairgrounds New Zombie Paintball Safari Now Open It’s 2013 and your worst nightmare has come to fruition. Scream Zone, now in its 16th year, is more terrifying and bloodcurdling than ever! New this year is the Zombie Paintball Safari. Climb aboard the carriage of no return. Your blood will run cold as you are transported into the world of the undead…..will you survive an attack of Creepy Carnivorous Dilapidated Diversions? The Zombie Safari gives you the chance to open fire and shoot paintballs at live zombies. It’s not your run-of-the-mill paintball adventure. Here, the zombies are, shall we say, running rampant and unrestrained. It’s shooter against zombie and only you have the ammo. If your heart still beats prepare yourself to be thrilled- to- the bone with three more “spooktacular” Halloween haunts featuring: The House of Horror, The Chamber and The Haunted Hayride. (Not recommended for children under 10years old.) “High Anxiety” fills the air as you enter the malicious mausoleum known as The House of Horror, featuring 12 new terrifying devious dens, including 13 Ghosts, Zombie House, Monster Attack, Texas Graveyard and the Underworld. Movie monsters lurk around every dark corner to intercept and ambush your futile attempt to run… so don’t bother. Climb aboard The Haunted Hayride where all of your “frightmares” come to life. NEW on the Hayride this year is the Zombie Prison, Zombie Town and Zombie Containment. The Hills Have Eyes (for you) and Haitian Voodoo. Horror movie master Lon Chaney said, “There’s nothing funny about a clown in the moonlight.” A sudden state of hysteria will grip your heart as Clowns suddenly appear to unnerve you, making your heart skip a beat…or two. And don’t let Doll Town fool you…the term “child’s play” will NOT come to mind as those pretty, peculiar oddities entice you to stay and play, and play and STAY. The Walking Dead will saunter aside your chilling chariot moving you along the cold, dark and dreaded path. The Chamber will send chills up and down your spine as the menacing maze does its best to keep you in its clutches with a secure DEAD-bolt! The Scream Zone Dates and Hours: Friday, Saturday & Sunday: Oct. 4 – 6 Thursday through Sunday: Oct. 10 – 13 and Oct. 17–20 Open Every Night: Oct. 23 – Nov. 2 Hours are 7 p.m. to midnight on Fridays and Saturdays, and 7 to 11 p.m. other days. Check website for Admission Prices. For more information, visit

Saints Constantine and Helen Academy Offers $199/ Month Tuition and 1-4 Teacher-Student Ratio Saints Constantine and Helen Academy in Cardiff-by-the-Sea is now accepting students from 3 to 5 years old. They offer three of the most important things that caring parents want for their children; low tuition rates, low teacher-student ratio, and a warm, fun learning environment. The Academy tuition starts at $199 a month and offers half and full-day sessions with open enrollment. The teacher-student ratio is only 1-4, so your child will receive the very best attention from highly trained and caring teachers. Teachers are qualified with degrees and specialize in early

childhood development. The curriculum promotes emotional, cognative, and physical growth through developmentally appropriate activities. Call now before classes fill up! Take a tour and see for yourself. Call (760) 942-0920 or visit www. or stop by 3459 Manchester Avenue, Cardiff-by-the-Sea. Saints Constantine and Helen Academy “Learn and Grow with Us!”

Holiday Shopping at Rancho Santa Fe Plaza Known for style and sophistication, Rancho Santa Fe Plaza, provides just about everything your heart desires, from French pastries, to fine dining, wine, salons, boutiques, galleries and spas. Just recently, a new gift shop opened called Finezza Fine Gifts, as well as a new art gallery called Renaissance Galleries, and a furniture and interior design studio called Kris Lajeskie Design. Anchored by Harvest Ranch Market, you can also find Bentley’s Steak and Chop House, Firenze

Trattoria, Champagne Bakery, Meritage Wine Market and Tasting Room, and The Original Pancake House. Some of the other shops and services include Gold Wellness, Mister B, Pilates on Cue, Nancarrow Realty, Aesthetically Pleasing Med Spa, Stainless Salon, and many others. Avoid the insanity of the big box shopping centers and malls, and browse, shop, dine and enjoy your holiday shopping at nearby Rancho Santa Fe Plaza. Rancho Santa Fe Plaza is located at 162 S. Rancho Santa Fe Road, Encinitas, CA 92024. Visit for more information. • October–November ’13 • 31 Find more entertainment at

Halloween Events

Littlest Pumpkin Pancake Breakfast, Oct 19 San Marcos Community Center

Haunted Hotel and Haunted Trail in Balboa Park, Oct. 1-Oct. 31 The Haunted Hotel and Haunted Trail in Balboa Park are back this year for spooky October nights! Tickets available online at

Boo at the Zoo, Oct 31 5-7pm Wild Wonders Zoo- $10 per child. Come see the wild and wonderful animals. Call to RSVP (760) 630-9230.

Brick or Treat at Legoland, Saturdays and Sundays in October Fall Festival Mission Estancia Elem. School, Oct. 12, Saturday

3330 Calle Barcelona, La Costa CA 92009

La Costa Meadows Elementary School’s 26th Annual Halloween Carnival, Oct. 18-19, Fri 6pm-9pm, Sat 10am-5pm

Carnival rides, a Haunted House, games and prizes, Chili Cook-Off, face painting and more! Great for kids.

SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular, Oct. 1-30, Weekends

Say hello to amazing sea creatures, dressed up in costume or not, watch spooky shows, trickor-treat, and more! For more information. www.

Scream Zone at Del Mar Fairgrounds, Oct. 1-30, Various dates

Survive the frights of either the House of Horror, The Chamber, or The Haunted Hayride. Fridays and Saturdays 7pm-midnight, other days 7pm-11pm. Call (858) 755-1167 or visit

BOOmont Park, Oct 4-27 Fridays and Saturdays 5-7pm

Bellmont Park will turn into BOOmont Park on the weekends in October.

Join the Halloween fun at Legoland California. Their Brick-or-Treat celebration features a 7-ft. wide LEGO Jack-o-lantern, costume contests, and trick-or-treat in the park.

Haunted Aquarium at Birch Aquarium: Where science goes mad, Oct. 25-26, 6-9pm This family-friendly event brings the Birch Aquarium to life with a fall celebration of creepy crawlies and ocean animals. Costume contest for children with judging in the evening. Don’t miss out on the trickytreats, slimy encounters, spooky activities, and monstrous live music. Call (858) 534-7336 or visit www. for more dates and tickets. RSVP to guarantee space. Located at 2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla, 92037.

Restaurant Row, Oct. 27, 3-5pm

manned by Boys Scout Troop 2000 from Olivenhain. Admission is low cost and the proceeds to go the Boy Scouts.

array of hands-on activities, crafts, costume parades, tours, storytelling, and other free goodies. www.

Boulevard BOO! Parade

Halloween on Elm in Carlsbad Village, Oct. 29, 1-7pm

The BOO! Parade returns to the College Area in South San Diego County at the College Area Business District. Info visit

Ghostly Tours in History, Thursdays/ Fridays/Saturdays Year-round tours of the darkest and scariest corners of San Diego. Visit a combination of haunted houses, haciendas and adobes, two ships at port, and graveyards. Take a three hour Ghostly Limo Tour to five or six haunted San Diego locations, rated PG-13. The Gaslamp Walking Tour includes a rated PG one-hour walk through the history of the Gaslamp Quarter. Visit or call (877) 220-4844 for tour times.

Monster Manor in Mira Mesa, Last 3 weekends in October This year guests will be coming to Ghastley Manor to investigate a series of strange disappearances and creepy late night happenings. They will learn what happened to a team of “ghost hunters” that went missing and come face to face with a strange being identified as “The Collector” who has been seen carrying bodies around the old manor late at night. For details visit the attractions page on the Monster Manor website,

Fun Trick-or-Treat event at Old California Restaurant Row in San Marcos

13th Annual Dos Equis XX Monster Bash, Oct. 26, 6pm-12am

Howl O’ Ween, Oct. 26 5-8pm

Boy Scout Troop 2000 Haunted Hotel

San Diego’s Sexiest Halloween event takes up 8 blocks in the Gaslamp, transforming the streets into Mega Clubs. Featuring top DJs from Europe, LA, Las Vegas, and SD! 21+ only. (619) 233-5008

The annual Haunted Hotel at the Olivenhain Germania Hotel is on the corner of Rancho Santa Fe Road and Seventh Street. The haunted house is prepared and

Free children’s admission, participating museums and cultural attractions will present a spooktacular

Doggie costume parade on Hwy 101 in Leucadia in business district area. Please confirm date and time.

Balboa Park Family Day, Oct. 26, 11am to 3pm

Dress up and celebrate Carlsbad’s Halloween on Elm. This free, family event features a Halloween-themed carnival, bounce houses, safe trick or treating, a costume contest for kids and pets, and much more! For more information call (760) 434-2815.

Haunted Trail at Balboa Park, Oct 1 – Nov 2 A scary experience you’ll never forget at Balboa Park. Not for the faint of heart.

Carlsbad House of Horror! Oct 31 One of the best and scariest private homes in La Costa Oaks in Carlsbad comes alive with the dead and even worse. Free, but need to get there early ‘cause the line starts getting long due to the fact that it is basically awesome! 3384 Corte Panorama, Carlsbad, just off Rancho Santa Fe Road.

Safe Trick or Treat on Pumpkin Lane, Oct. 31, 5-8pm From Encinitas Blvd. to K Street on the South Coast Hwy 101, there are elaborately-carved pumpkins, games, music, and activities. (760) 943-1950 www.

10th Annual Halloween Ball at the Prado at Balboa Park, Oct. 31, 9pm-2am Thousand of partygoers masked as devils, ghosts, superheroes and more. Tons of music and entertainment for the night. 1549 El Prado, San Diego. www.

Dia de Los Muertos, Nov 1, 6-9pm California Center for the Arts Escondido www.

Art After Dark, Nov 1 Oceanside Museum of Art celebrates Day of the Dead. Drinks, music, exhibits.

13th Annual Dos Equis XX Monster Bash October 26 Celebrate the sexiest and most frightful holiday at San Diego’s premiere Halloween block party. The 13th Annual Dos Equis XX Monster Bash on Saturday, October 26, will take over more of the Gaslamp Quarter than ever before when from 6pm to Midnight eight blocks will be filled with three stages, 10 bars, 50 toxic dancers, and thousands of partygoers dressed in every fetish and fantasy possible. The sexiest and wildest San Diego Halloween bash is going to be bigger and better as it brings in the hottest

international DJs to rock the streets with electrifying mixes. Party your brains out to the electronica and DJ mixes. The streets of Downtown will be your ultimate fantasy of costumed insanity as the scariest demons, sexiest vampires and most lustful undead run through three sinful Mega-Clubs. The Dos Equis Fright Club, Trudy’s Trash House and the Black Forest Club will each offer plenty of debauchery and scandal to turn this party into a Halloween hotbed never seen in San Diego before. In true Monster Bash fashion, the best Halloween Party

in San Diego will end with a parade of the bizarre, peculiar, scantily clad, comedic and creative as the World Famous Costume Contest takes over the Trudy’s Trash House stage and offers up a Grand Prize of $5,000. From the moment you enter the Gates of Hell at Market and 6th Avenue, you will know you have entered a world of lust, depravity and madness as haunted souls run wild for one night where rules can be broken and immorality is welcomed. 21+ only call (619) 233-5008 or visit www.

Brick-Or-Treat Party Nights Will Light Up the Sky at Legoland October 1-2, 8-9, 15-16, 22-23, 29-30, Weekends Legoland is taking the biggest kids’ Halloween celebration in San Diego to new heights this year! Fireworks are being added to the already “brick-tacular” line-up that Brick-or-Treat Party Nights offers every Saturday night in October. Returning fan favorites include the interactive show “Mail Order Monsters,” Brick-or-Treat Trails and, of course, Sea Life Carlsbad Aquarium gets into the spirit with its own Brick-or-Treat Trail Bonus station. Every Saturday and Sunday in October, children 12 and under can trick-or-treat on the Brick-or-Treat Trail in the Enchanted Walk gathering goodies such as LEGO Club Magazine, delicious treats and other surprises. This kid-sized cul-de-sac features seven LEGO-themed treat stations and offers a safe, fun and entertaining trick-or-

treating experience. Every Saturday in October from 5 to 9pm, the family theme park transforms into a not-too-spooky Halloween haven for Brick-or-Treat Party Nights featuring costume contests, nighttime trick-or-treating on one of two Brick or Treat Trails, festive music, entertainment, interaction with the “Boo Crew”, the animated light show “Spirits of Halloween” and fireworks cap off the night at 9pm. Children can also enjoy ghoulish activities like Hubble Bubble’s Dance Party, the Haunted Hideaways and a LEGOLAND pumpkin patch building activity plus glow-in-the-dark treats for nighttime fun. The much-anticipated costume contest returns to Brick-or-Treat Party Nights where children 12 and under show off their costumes in three cat-

Weidner’s Poinsettia Tours—San Diego’s Only Guided Greenhouse Tours November 23 – 24, Saturday and Sunday, 10am, 12pm, 2pm If you are curious about what makes poinsettias turn red or how to grow them yourself, you can learn the secrets when you take Weidner’s Gardens free ‘behind the scenes’ Poinsettia Greenhouse Tours. You will observe thousands of blooming poinsettias and learn interesting tips direct from the growers. Weidner’s Gardens offers the only free, guided poinsettia tours in Southern California. The weekend features guided tours at 10am, 12pm, and 2 pm. (Sunday tours at 12 and 2 pm only.) Go behind the scenes and learn the secrets of poinsettia growing as well as how to keep your poinsettias fresh during the holiday season. See beautiful combinations of poinsettias, mums and cyclamen and get some wonderful decorating ideas. Attendees will have photo opportuni-

ties, refreshments, and get special prices on poinsettias. In addition, the Dig Your Own Pansies field will be open and in bloom. To take advantage of their free sample of Good Stuff Fertilizer, remember to bring your own gallon jug. Winter hours are daily from 9am to 4:30; They are closed Thanksgiving and Christmas. Weidner’s Gardens is a locally owned retail and wholesale growing operation since 1973, open all year for your gardening needs. Weidner’s Gardens is located at 695 Normandy Rd. Encinitas. Call 760 436 2194 or visit

egories including Heroes, LEGO-themed and Creative. At Sea Life Aquarium, the Southern California Tide Pool is spooked with a bonus Brick-orTreat station. Kids receive candy and other surprises while learning about the “monsters” of the deep every Saturday and Sunday in October. All Brick-or-Treat and Party Nights festivities are included in the price of regular one-day admission to LEGOLAND California. For more information visit www.LEGOLAND. com or call (760) 918-5346.

Home Listing Scam Consumer Alert! Selling your home can be the largest transaction in your life and keeping the maximum amount of your home’s equity is critical. This consumer alert is provided to make home sellers aware of a new and very creative bait and switch home listing scheme. There are crafty and unethical real estate agents that convince sellers to list their home with the promise that the commission will be reduced. But in reality, the promised commission reduction rarely happens, costing sellers thousands of dollars. Protect yourself from this new bait-and-switch scam. Learn more at www. This advisory is courtesy of David Boe, Broker, Boe Real Estate. For over 30 years, Boe Real Estate has been specializing in reduced commissions to sellers and rebates to buyers and has sold over 1,000 North County homes. BRE #00672393

32 • October–November ’13 • Find more entertainment at

BELLY UP TAVERN Upcoming Shows for full concert lineup • 143 S Cedros, Solana Beach, Ca 92075 (858) 481 8140 main box office. open every day. Date Tues Oct 1, 9pm Wed Oct 2, 9pm 3-Oct, 8pm Fri Oct 4, 5:30pm Friday Oct 4, 8:30pm Sat Oct 5, 9:30pm

Headliner/Supporting Act Toro y Moi–Casbah presents w/ Vinyl Williams Bob Schneider w/ Gabriel Kelley An Evening With 38 Special Happy Hour–The Fabulous Pelicans The Spazmatics w/ DJ ManCat “Old School” ft. DJ Decon and DJ Miss LIsa presented by TPHS Class of ‘93 Sun Oct 6, 8pm Calexico w/ Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside Mon Oct 7, 8pm Taj Mahal Trio, Vusi Mahlasela and Fredericks Brown Tues Oct 8, 9pm Conor Oberst (of Bright Eyes)–Casbah Presents w/ The Felice Brothers–SOLD OUT Wed Oct 9, 8pm Steve Earle and the Dukes w/ The Mastersons Thurs Oct 10, 8pm Berlin (featuring Terri Nunn) Fri Oct 11, 5:30pm Atomic Groove Happy Hour w/ Allison Iraheta & Halo Circus Fri Oct 11, 9pm Super Diamond w/ Betamaxx Sat Oct 12, 9pm Super Diamond w/ INXS-IVE Sun Oct 13, 7:30 pm Rita Rudner–Seated Show Tues Oct 15, 9pm Primal Scream–Casbah presentsw/ guest Wed Oct 16, 8pm Leon Russell w/ Low Volts Fri Oct 18, 5:30pm Atomic Groove Happy Hour Fri Oct 18, 9pm Chali2Na & House of Vibe w/ B-Side Players Sat Oct 19, 9pm Stepping Feet: Tribute to The Dave Matthews Band w/ The Squirming Coils Sun Oct 20, 8pm An Evening WIth Three Dog Night Thurs Oct 24, HomeAid San Diego Benefit Concert presenting Tony VIP–6:30pm–7:30 Suraci as The Highway Man GA 8 pm Fri Oct 25, 5:30pm The Brokers Happy Hour Fri Oct 25, 9pm Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe present a Ray Charles Boogaloo Dance Party featuring Zach Deputy and the Cosmic Horns w/ Soul Spectacular Tour Sat Oct 26, 9pm Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe present a Ray Charles Boogaloo Dance Party featuring Zach Deputy and the Cosmic Horns w/ Soul Spectacular Tour Sun Oct 27, 9pm Deer Tick–Casbah presentsw/ Robert Ellis Mon Oct 28, 8pm Buddy Guyw/ guest Tues Oct 29, 9pm Rusted Rootw/ Goodnight, Texas Thurs Oct 31, 8pm 80s Heat Presents Halloween Heat w/ $1000 in cash prizes Fri Nov 1, 5:30pm Atomic Groove Happy Hour Fri Nov 1, 9pm Cowboy Mouth w/ Miggs with The Cringe Sat Nov 2, 9pm Dead Man’s Party (Oingo Boingo Tribute) w/ guest Sun Nov 3, 9pm The 1975–Casbah presents w/ guest Mon Nov 4, 8pm An Evening with Graham Nash (Seated Show)–SOLD OUT Tues Nov 5, 8pm An Evening with Graham Nash (Seated Show)–SOLD OUT! Wed Nov 6, 8pm Pacific Mambo Orchestra feat Tito Puente Jr Fri Nov 8, 5:30pm Liquid Blue Happy Hour Fri Nov 8, 9pm 40 Oz To Freedom–Sublime Tribute w/ HI Roots and Total Distortion Sat Nov 9, 8pm An Evening with Keller Williams Sun Nov 10, 8pm Greensky Bluegrass w/ Fruition Tues Nov 12, 9pm Tycho–Casbah presents w/ guest Wed Nov 13, 8pm Mason Jennings–seated show w/ Haroula Rose Fri Nov 15, 9pm Brett Dennen–KPRI presents w/ guest Sat Nov 16, 9pm Stephen Marley w/ Jo Merca, Wayne Marshall Fri Nov 22, 5:30pm Atomic Groove Happy Hour Fri Nov 22, 9pm The English Beat w/ Oceanside Sound System Sat Nov 23, 9pm The English Beat w/ Rian Basilio and the Roosters Tues Nov 26, 8pm Sinead O’ Connor–The American Kindness Tour Wed Nov 27, 8pm Chris Isaak Holiday Show Sun Dec 1, 8pm An Evening with Rufus Wainwright Mon Dec 2, 9pm Nightmares on Wax Tues Dec 3, 8pm B.B. King Thurs Dec 19, 8pm The Venice Christmas Showw/ Charlie Vaughn & The Daily Routine Fri Dec 2 9pm 0, BRIAN SETZER’S 18-PIECE ROCKIN BIG BAND one time, special intimate holiday show w/ ALL CRAMMED ONTO THE BELLY UP STAGE!! SOLD OUT Fri Dec 27, 9pm Cash’d Out Christmas Showw/ guest Sat Dec 28, 9pm Donavon Frankenreiter w/ guest Sun Dec 29, 8pm Cracker and Camper Van Beethovenw/ Cracker to close Mon Dec 30, 9pm Donavon Frankenreiterw/ The Mattson 2

Tuscany Show Performances The newest showroom in North County is the beautiful and intimate back room at Tuscany in La Costa that is now being branded as COPA WEST. The venue provides some of the biggest names in the music and comedy industry with the feel and energy of a real showroom. Special dinner and show packages are available Friday and Saturday nights with special dinner menu. Complete with a full bar, drinks will be flowing. COPA WEST at Tuscany features live quality entertainment that incorporates jazz, rhythm ‘n blues, musical artist’s tributes, dancing, historical multi-media music productions, and comedy. 10/13 Chart-topping jazz artist Jonathan Fritzen. 10/19 Showtime & Comedy Central comedian Don Friesen. 11/10 Jazz guitarist Paul Brown. 12/22 Christmas Songs Showcase. 12/31 New Years Eve Extravaganza. Tuscany is located at 6981 El Camino Real, La Costa 92009. For reservations and show times call (760) 929-8111 or visit

Concerts House of Blues 1055 Fifth Ave, San Diego 92101. Get tickets at, the venue box office, all Ticketmaster outlets including Ritmo Latino, or charge by phone at 800.745.3000. DATE ARTIST & SUPPORT 91X presents Jake Bugg w/ honeyhoney Wed 10/2, 8:00pm Laidback Luke Thu 10/3, 9:00pm The Heavy Guilt with Kongos w/ Hot Sands Thu 10/3, 8:00pm HOB 20th Anniversary presents Yellowcard Ocean Avenue Fri 10/4, 7:00pm Acoustic – The Tour w/ Geoff Rickly John Mayer: Born and Raised World Tour 2013 w/ Phillip Phillips Fri 10/4, 7:30pm Hepcat w/ The O.S.S. /The Champions Inc Sat 10/5, 8:00pm Honda Civic Tour feat. Maroon 5 w/ Kelly Clarkson, Rozzi Crane Sat 10/5, 7:00pm Kirk Franklin presentsGospel Brunch at House of Blues w/ Eddie Sun 10/6, 11am Baltrip & Fulfillment Travis w/ Rathborne Sun 10/6, 8:00pm Pet Shop Boys Tue 10/8, 8:00pm Hank 3 Tue 10/8, 8:00pm Lucy Rose w/ Dresses Wed 10/9, 8:00pm Blu eCigs presents The Pretty Reckless – Going to Hell Tour Wed 10/9, 7:00pm w/ Heaven’s Basement /Louna GRiZ The Rebel Era Tour w/ Two Fresh /Anvil Smith Thu 10/10, 9:00pm KSON presents Easton Corbin w/ Tyler Farr Fri 10/11, 8:00pm HOB 20th Anniversary presents Blue October –The Sway Tour Sun 10/13, 7:30pm w/ The Unlikely Candidates /Tori Vasquez City and Colour w/ Paper Kites SOLD OUT Mon 10/14, 7:30pm Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls Tue 10/15, 7:00pm DisclosureUS Fall 2013 Tour w/ T. Williams SOLD OUT Wed 10/16, 9:00pm Groove International presents LIGHTS Thu 10/17, 8:00pm Steve Vai Thu 10/17, 8:00pm Real Friends w/ Mixtapes /Forever Came Calling /Penitmento Fri 10/18, 8:00pm

VENUE House of Blues House of Blues House of Blues 5th Ave Side Stage House of Blues

Pepper w/ RDGLDGRN /Makua Rothman Jason Aldean: 2013 Night Train Tour w/ Jake Owen, Thomas Rhett Kirk Franklin presentsGospel Brunch at House of Blues w/ Men 4 Christ KSON presents Jerrod Niemann Casbah presents Phantogram Passion Pit w/ The Joy Formidable A.F.I. w/ Touche Amore / Coming SOLD OUT Paramore w/ Metric, Hellogoodbye Casbah presents James Blake Groove International presents The Pirate’s Booty Ball

Fri 10/18, 8:00pm Fri 10/18, 7:30pm Sun 10/20, 11am

House of Blues Sleep Train Amphitheatre House of Blues

Mon 10/21, 8:00pm Tue 10/22, 8:00pm Tue 10/22, 7:30pm Wed 10/23, 7:00pm Wed 10/23, 7:00pm Thu 10/24, 8:00pm Fri 10/25, 8:00pm

House of Blues House of Blues Open Air Theatre House of Blues Viejas Arena House of Blues House of Blues

Inked Magazine presents SuicideGirls Blackheart Burlesque Tour Sun 10/27, 9:00pm Rockstar Energy & 91X presentNew Found Glory & Alkaline Sun 10/27, 7:00pm Trio w/ H20 Zac Brown Band w/ DUGAS Sun 10/27, 7:00pm The Neighbourhood w/ Ghost Loft /Lovelife SOLD OUT Mon 10/28, 7:30pm Bonobo w/ Real Magic Tue 10/29, 9:00pm Tori Kelly Wed 10/30, 8:30pm Rocket FromThe Crypt w/ Creepy Creeps / Mrs. Magician / DeadBolt / Thu 10/31, 9:00pm Beehive & The Barracudas / Rob Crow Casbah presents Father John Misty “Solo” w/ Fri 11/1, 8:00pm Comedian Kate Berlant Cody Simpson w/ Before You Exit Sat 11/2, 4:30pm Bernhoft Sat 11/2, 7:30pm

House of Blues SOMA

Live Nation presents Anthony Jeselnik Kirk Franklin presentsGospel Brunch at House of Blues Example Janelle MonaeElectric Lady Tour GramatikAge of Reason Fall Tour 2013 w/ heRobust /EXMAG Tainted LoveThe Best of the 1980s w/ DJ L/V Live Nation presents Clutch w/ The Sword / American Sharks Beats Antique w/ Ill Esha /SORNE HOB 20th Anniversary presentsMayday Parade w/ ManOverboard /Cartel /Stages & Stereos Rusko –The Lift Me Up Tour w/ Roni Size Yacht Rock RevueThe finest tribute to 70s light rock/ Geezer Casbah presents CHVRCHES Vanna w/ Alpha & Omega / Betrayal /The Greenery Pearl Jam Pepe Aguilar Eventvibe & Amplified Access presents EOTO w/ Downlink /Ill Gates Drake: Would You Like A Tour? w/ Miguel, Future Kirk Franklin presentsGospel Brunch at House of Blues Journeys Noise Tour featuring 3OH!3 w/ The Summer Set / Wallpaper / New Beat Fund Ones to Watch & KSON presents Chase Rice – Ready Set Roll Tour w/ A Thousand Horses

Sat 11/2, 8:00pm Sun 11/3, 11am Mon 11/4, 7:30pm Wed 11/6, 8:00pm Thu 11/7, 9:00pm Fri 11/8, 9:30pm Sun 11/10, 7:30pm Thu 11/14, 8:00pm Fri 11/15, 6:30pm

House of Blues House of Blues House of Blues House of Blues House of Blues House of Blues House of Blues House of Blues House of Blues

Sat 11/16, 9:00pm Sun 11/17, 6:30pm Tue 11/19, 8:00pm Thu 11/21, 8:00pm Thu 11/21, 7:30pm Fri 11/22, 8:00pm Sat 11/23, 9:00pm Sun 11/24, 7:00pm Sun 11/24, 11am Mon 11/25, 7:00pm

House of Blues House of Blues House of Blues House of Blues 5th Ave Side Stage Viejas Arena Valley View Casino Center House of Blues Viejas Arena House of Blues House of Blues

Sleep Train Amphitheatre House of Blues Sleep Train Amphitheatre House of Blues House of Blues Copley Symphony Hall House of Blues House of Blues 5th Ave Side Stage House of Blues House of Blues House of Blues House of Blues House of Blues House of Blues House of Blues House of Blues Delta Room House of Blues House of Blues 5th Ave Side Stage

5th Ave Side Stage & Delta Room

Sleep Train Amphitheatre House of Blues House of Blues House of Blues House of Blues House of Blues House of Blues House of Blues 5th Ave Side Stage

Wed 11/27, 8:00pm House of Blues

Thornton Winery Champagne Jazz Concert Series The 25th annual Thornton Winery Champagne Jazz Series continues to provide a stellar lineup of nationally renowned contemporary jazz artists. Thornton Winery continues to build on its national and critically acclaimed reputation as one of the finest outdoor venues. The intimate and acoustically superb Mediterranean fountain terrace, overlooking the beautiful Temecula Wine Country, offers a memorable and unique concert experience unmatched in Southern California. Call (951) 699-3021 for ticket information or visit October 6, at 4 pm October 13, at 4 pm October 20, at 4pm Jesse Cook Keiko Matsui Brian Culbertson • October–November ’13 • 33 Find more entertainment at

Win Free Tickets to Five Awesome Shows at the Belly Up Tavern

The North County Sun and www.NorthCounty are happy to announce an amazing ticket giveaway to North County’s premier concert venue, the Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach. Enter our ticket giveaway and win tickets to see one of these five amazing shows: The Spazmatics on Oct 4,–Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe present a Ray Charles Boogaloo Dance Party on Oct 25, Rusted Root on Oct 29, Halloween Heat Party! (Costume Contest with Cash Prizes up to $1000.) on Oct 31, Pacific Mambo Orchestra featuring

Tito Puente Jr. on Nov 6. Those who know the BUT keep going back again and again. Those who don’t, seriously need to explore the BUT. The Belly Up Tavern is one of the most intimate, provocative, and electrifying venues you’ll ever experience! We suggest you come early, because seats are not reserved. Stop in and grab a bite at the Wild Note Café, and they may let you in to claim a seat a little earlier! The Belly Up Tavern is located at 143 South Cedros Ave in Solana Beach. Tickets are available at

Win Tickets! It’s easy to win free pair of tickets to one of these five shows at the Belly Up Tavern. Just visit and fill in the simple registration form. Winners will be randomly selected and will be notified by phone and email. Only (1) entry is allowed per person. Select your first, second, and third choice of shows. We cannot guarantee your selections. Promoters are not liable in the event of date or time change or show cancellation. Some restrictions apply. Must be 21 or older to win tickets. Good luck, and see you at the Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach!

Oct 4

Oct 25

Oct 29

Oct 31

Nov 6.

The Spazmatics

Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe

Rusted Root

Halloween Heat Party!

Pacific Mambo Orchestra featuring Tito Puente Jr.

Win Free Tickets to Seven Great Shows at the House of Blues The North County Sun and www.NorthCountySun. com have once again partnered with Live Nation, the biggest concert promoter in the United States, to give away tickets to see seven amazing shows at the world famous House of Blues. Enter to win a pair of tickets to see: Easton Corbin on Oct 11, Blue October on Oct 13, Jerrod Niemann on Oct 21, Tori Kelly on Oct 30, Mayday Parade on Nov 15, 3OH!3 on Nov 25, and Chase Rice on Nov 27.

Blue October is an American art rock, experimental rock, alternative rock band from Houston, Texas. The band was formed in 1995 and currently consists of Justin Furstenfeld (lead vocals, guitar), Jeremy Furstenfeld (drums, percussion), Ryan Delahoussaye (violin/viola, mandolin, piano, backing vocals), C.B. Hudson (lead guitar, backing vocals), and Matt Noveskey (bass guitar, backing vocals). They’ve been on top of the charts, all over late night TV shows, and their YouTube vids go viral in the 10s of millions.

Oct 11

Oct 13


Oct 30

Easton Corbin

Blue October

Jerrod Niemann

Tori Kelly

Nov 15

Mayday Parade

Win Free Tickets! Enter to win a free pair of tickets to see one of these seven great shows. Just visit, and select your top three choices. Ticket winners will be randomly selected and contacted by phone and email. We cannot guarantee your selections. Please select show dates that you know you will be able to attend. Only one entry per person is allowed. Some restrictions apply. Must be 18 years or older to win tickets. Promoters are not liable for change in dates, times or cancellations.

Nov 25

Nov 27


Chase Rice

“Food, Fun, and Fandango— Pala Casino and Resort Shows Classic Rock, Blues, Country Dance Party at San Marcos Senior Center Free Shows

October 5 The Stylistics with Peaches & Herb Palomar Starlight Outdoor Theater

October 12 Australia’s Thunder From Down Under Infinity. October 18 AEGIS, Filipino Band Pala Events Center October 26 Lewis Black Events Center. November 16 Tim Braun Infinity. December 14 Jim Jeffries Infinity. January 11 Kathy Griffin

Oct. 5, DSB, A Tribute to Journey, followed by Club Infinity Oct. 7, Monday Night Football, New York Jets vs. Atlanta Falcons Oct. 8, 60+ Club, King of the Road, a tribute to Roger Miller Oct. 11, Dance Party, Official Biz, Infinity Oct. 12, Club Infinity following the Thunder from Down Under show Oct. 14, Monday Night Football, Indianapolis Colts vs. San Diego Chargers Oct. 15, 60+ Club, The Legends of Rock & Roll Revue Oct. 18, Dance Party, Reckless in Vegas, Classic Vegas Rock Oct. 19, Paperback Writer, a tribute to The Beatles, followed by Club Infinity Oct. 21, Monday Night Football, Minnesota Vikings vs. New York Giants Oct. 22, 60+ Club, The Perfect Gentlemen, the perfect blend of harmony and humor Oct. 25, Dance Party, Sandbox Oct. 26, Queen Nation, a tribute to Queen, followed by Club Infinity Oct. 28, Monday Night Football, Seattle Seahawks vs. St. Louis Rams Oct. 29, 60+ Club, Bobby Brooks Wilson, a tribute to Jackie Wilson

Nov 22, Friday, 5:30-8pm

The whole community is invited to a very special evening at the San Marcos Senior Center on Friday, November 22, from 5:30-8pm. for some good ole fashion fun with a modern day twist! Along with live music by Classic Rock, Blues & Country Dance Band FANDANGO, the party includes great food, wine and beer, lots of dancing, and fun and games for kids. Chair massages will also be available by Chair Massage Guy. Food vendors include Flippin Pizza, Kona Ice Truck, Lil Miss Shortcakes Truck, The Organic Food Truck, and Mr. Taco #1 Fresh Mexican Grill. Traditionally senior centers are open during the day with programs and activities geared toward the over 50 age group. Knowing that 120,000 grandparents in San Diego County are raising their grandchildren, this special event is designed to provide an inexpensive and fun opportunity for adults to unwind and children to let loose on a very special evening at the San Marcos Senior Center. This will be a great event for members of the community regardless of age. Proceeds will benefit the Senior Nutrition Program. This event would not be possible without our very special sponsors: AGA Medical Options, Andrew C. Lutz, Artist, Allen Brothers Mortuary, San Marcos Chapel, Home Care Assistance, Home Instead, Humana, Mr. Taco #1 Fresh Mexican Grill, I. Michael Cohn with United Healthcare, San Marcos Rotary Club, GFWC Contemporary Women of North County. Children are free with $5/Adult paid admission. For more information call or visit the San Marcos Senior Center at 111 Richmar Avenue San Marcos, CA 92069 or call (760) 7445535 ext. 3606 or visit

34 • October–November ’13 • Find more entertainment at

4th Annual Del Mar Mud Run 5k October 5, Sat, 8am-2pm This is the most fun mud run! VAVi Sports & Social Club, San Diego’s premier coordinator of social events, charity opportunities, and adult sports league, presents the 4th annual Del Mar Mud Run 5k, with 7,000 individuals participating and several thousand spectators. The obstacle course resembles that of a boot camp with a short wall, belly crawl, cargo net climb, a hay bale obstacle, and, of course, plenty of slimy mud pits. The course is a challenge for all fitness levels, and most teams and individuals complete the course within 30 minutes to an hour. Registration options include individual competitor, four-person team and unlimited team sign-ups (for groups of five or more), with each category ranging in price. Race times are at 8am and continue every hour until 2pm. Awards are given out in each time slot for best Mud Run times, in addition to a contest judging the best costumes worn for the race. During the times when participants and spectators are not watching, or competing, in the run, they can enjoy the

Mud Fest after party, which includes: live music and DJs, a beer garden, and food vendors. The Mud Run is located at Del Mar Fairgrounds at 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar. For more info call (858) 273-3485 x10. Purchase tickets online at www.

4th Annual Bike the Coast/Taste The Coast November 2, Saturday Bike the Coast/Taste the Coast will once again take place in the bike-Friendly community of Oceanside. Bikers of all ages and skill levels can participate in the event, which offers five incredible coastal out- and-back routes ranging from 7 miles to 100 miles. The relatively flat, 7-mile route along the San Luis Rey Bike Trail is a family-friendly ride and includes first aid stations along the way. All routes finish back at the Oceanside Pier, where the “Taste the Coast” portion of the event takes place. This event features great food, vendor booths, and fun activities for adults and kids. For up to date information, visit www.bikethecoast.

101 Invitational Charity Golf Tournament at Encinitas Ranch October 21 The Lumberyard Tavern in Encinitas proudly announces their 3rd Annual 101 Invitational Charity Golf Tournament at the beautiful Encinitas Ranch Golf Club on Monday, October 21. All proceeds of the tournament benefit North County Lifeline. North County Lifeline, located in Vista, has programs that keep youth out of trouble, has child abuse services, domestic violence services, victims of human trafficking

services, and provides youth employment and housing. This tournament is truly a worthy endeavor to help support such an important foundation. The day of golf begins with a full breakfast at the Lumberyard Tavern then moves to Encinitas Ranch with a scramble format. There will be t-shirts, hats and goodie bags and an awards reception with a full buffet and raffle. Enjoy craft beers and food galore at this very special event. Cost is $150 and includes the full package. It’s $50 for the reception/awards buffet only. The Lumberyard Tavern is located at 967 S. Coast Highway 101, Encinitas CA 92024. To sign up for the tournament please register at www.

13th Annual Carlsbad Golf Classic at the Crossings October 25, 10:30 The Carlsbad Golf Classic is back on October 10 at the Crossings in Carlsbad. This event helps raise needed funds to help fund Kids’ Care programs for Carlsbad Unified Schools. Check-in time is 10:30am with a shotgun start at 12 noon. After a day of great golf, dinner will be served at 6pm, along with an awards ceremony, and live and silent auctions. For 21 years, The Carlsbad Educational Foundation (CEF) has delivered high quality, licensed childcare for students at Carlsbad’s nine elementary schools. This program currently cares for more than 600 students and is known throughout Carlsbad for its experienced childcare staff, varied enrichment offerings, and convenient, on-site locations. Kids’ Care is licensed by the County of San Diego Community Care Licensing, in

accordance with State of California Title 22. Kids’ Care teachers are chosen for their experience working with children, and must have college course units in the field of Education and/or Recreation. All staff members are offered ongoing training in Communication, Curriculum, Discipline and First Aid/CPR certification. For more information, visit

8th Annual Pacific Marine Credit Union O’side Turkey Trot November 28, Thurs, 7am–11am Come “move your feet before you eat” this Thanksgiving at Oceanside’s 8th Annual O’side Turkey Trot 5Mile/5K run/walk and kids races. Join one of the fastest growing holiday traditions and have fun participating in this event. Be sure to bring the whole family, as there will be races for everyone. The race course is a very fast downhill 5Mile/5k which starts at the Oceanside Civic Center (330 N. Coast Hwy, Oceanside) and finishes at the Pier area along the Beach. There are finisher medals for all, age division awards and finish line food. $5 from the entry fee will go to an Oceanside school of choice. For more information and registration visit

TITLE Boxing Clubs’ New Fitness Workout Hits North County If North County residents can be characterized by one quality, it’s that we love to stay fit and healthy. As a Solana Beach local of 30 years, TITLE Boxing Club Carlsbad owner, Brad Schwartz, lives this firsthand. With over 20 years as a physician, Brad experienced the joy of helping people become healthier and consistently saw the need for preventative health care, including exercise. After taking his first boxing and kick-boxing fitness class at a TITLE Boxing Club, Brad was hooked on one of the most intense, full-body workouts he had ever experienced. Brad’s excitement was contagious and soon he was joined by locals Hannah Bassett, Development & Marketing; Anna Hodge, General Manager; and Karine Breed, Director of Trainers. The TITLE Boxing Club Carlsbad team has partnered to introduce their fun and effective workout to Coastal North County residents. TITLE Boxing Club is one of the fastest growing fit-

ness concepts in the nation. The key to the TITLE Boxing Club program is the POWER HOUR. The Power Hour is an hour-long fitness class with a personal training feel. The experience is like no other, with energetic music and motivating instructors. No class is ever the same. Each 60-minute class uses the principles of boxing and kickboxing conditioning to provide a full-body, high-intensity workout without actual sparring. Classes are structured to use High-intensity Interval Training (HIT) to burn up to 1,000 calories and rapidly tone muscles. Each class has a 15-minute warm-up, then the gloves come on. Next comes eight 3-minute rounds on the bag, separated by 1 minute of active rest plyometrics. The last 15 minutes target the core, often incorporating medicine balls, and then cool down. Founded in 2008, the first club found immediate success and a passionate following. Since that time over 100 franchises have opened their doors across the nation and continue to open at a pace of 10 clubs per month. As described by founder and retired professional boxer and announcer, Danny Campbell, “This workout is catching on, especially with women, because they get results. Every time you go into one of the clubs, you have a trainer that leads the class and motivates you. Every time you hit that 100-pound

bag you are burning body fat. When you walk out, all emotions are left on that bag except the unmatched sense of empowerment and confidence.” The TITLE Boxing Club Carlsbad team will be opening their doors in mid-October and are excited to see new members’ eyes light up as they punch a heavy bag for the first time and work with them as they shed pounds and feel the most invigorating workout of their lives. TITLE Boxing Club Carlsbad is located at 3247 Camino de Los Coches (in the Sprouts shopping center across from Stagecoach Park). For more information visit facebook. com/TBCCarlsbad and • October–November ’13 • 35 Find more entertainment at

Surfing Madonna “Save the Ocean” 5K/10K Beach Run/ Walk at Moonlight Beach offers $8,000 in Prize Money November 16, Saturday, 12:30pm (low tide) Save $15 on Registration with PROMO CODE Below! This is not your ordinary 5k/10k event. The Surfing Madonna “Save the Ocean” Run/Walk at Moonlight Beach in Encinitas is produced by Surfing Madonna artist Mark Patterson and partner Bob Nichols. The “Save the Ocean” event mission is to use the newly reinstalled Surfing Madonna mosaic to help raise awareness of serious world ocean degradation issues and helping to achieve positive changes in the world’s ocean’s ecosystems. The Surfing Madonna mosaic is to help inspire people to re-think their actions and understand their role as powerful agents of change, and that each of us can make a difference. The Surfing Madonna “Save the Ocean” 5K/10K Beach Run/Walk will take place on November 16, at low tide at

12:30pm at Moonlight Beach in Encinitas. Registered participants can pick up their packet pickup bags with goodies and a free racing shirt at Roadrunner Sports on November 14 from 3pm to 7pm and November 15 from 11am to 7pm. Participants will begin lining up on the sand at Moonlight Beach at 12:30pm and every 5 minutes a wave of 150 runners/walkers will be released through the starting line. When participants cross the electronic starting mat the chip time will begin. 5K racers will have two aid stations with food and drinks, 10K racers will have four aid stations with food and drinks. Both 5K and 10K racers will do one single loop and will have 3-hours to complete the course. Turnaround points will be the Encinitas Life Guard trucks where you will cross over another electronic mat for your split time. Refreshments and food will be available at both turnaround points. When you approach the finish line the announcer will call out your name, and when you cross the electronic mat at the finish line your time will stop, and you will be greeted by volunteers who will assist you if you need help or refreshments. The top 20 male and female finishers in the 5K/10K will split $8,000 in prize money. The top 20 male and female finishers in each age division will receive medals and the top male and female finishers in each age division will receive mosaic med-

als made by world famous Surfing Madonna artist Mark Patterson. Live music will be performed all day and food vending tents will be available with lots of free snacks and drinks. The awards ceremony will begin around 4pm when they will announce the top 20 winners and top 20 finishers in each age division. Also, $20,000 in scholarships will be presented to several students who will be brought up on stage at 4:30pm. Following that, they will be announcing another contribution of up to $20,000 towards 4–5 ocean/beach and park related projects that need help in the community. Any contribution that you can make will help fund a surf school for special needs children who don’t have the opportunity to experience the water like most of us can. Stay throughout the day and enjoy a huge celebration party after the awards ceremony with beer, wine, sodas, water and plenty of food. For additional info please call (760) 846-5721 or visit Save Registration Fees Now and use PROMO CODE “MADONNA” to receive a $15 discount on registering at

Island-to-Island Waterman Charity Paddleboard Relay Santa Barbara Island to Catalina October 12, Saturday, 7am Start The Island-to-Island long-distance, open– ocean paddleboard race will take place on Saturday, October 12. This is the only fourth race of its kind in Southern California. Giles Douglas, 62, resident of Encinitas, California, produced the first transchannel island paddleboard race in 2004, and is doing so again this year, only much bigger this time. Douglas, a well-respected waterman, used to compete in every major paddleboard race in California, Hawaii, and Australia until a boating accident in Malaysia in December 2009 almost took his life. After months of multiple surgeries and being in a foreign hospital, he returned to Encinitas. He is now battling cancer. Thankful to be alive, Douglas is again putting on this event and is donating its proceeds to the City of Hope for cancer research, as he has done in past years. There will be a fundraiser benefiting City of Hope and San Diego Cancer Research Institute at Hapifish at 190 Coast Hwy 101 in Encinitas on October 8, from 5:30 to 8:30pm. There will be raffles and sake and sushi specials. Please come and join the fun! Call (760) 452-7245.

The Island-to-Island Waterman Relay will begin at the landing at Santa Barbara Island at 9:30am, October 12, and will end at the Isthmus of Catalina Island. The event will include four separate classes in teams of three: Stand Up paddle 14’; Traditional lay down paddleboards stock division and 18’ unlimited division; OC 1’s; and Surf Ski’s. The course travels due east and is approximately 28 nautical miles. At 3pm the gate opens to the event and at 3:30 one of California’s best Polynesian shows will begin. An awards ceremony with a catered dinner, dancing and cocktails will begin around 7:30 pm. The event will conclude promptly at 10:30 pm. There will be lodging, camping, and boating options available for all contestants and attendees. Anyone wishing to attend the event can ride over aboard the Catalina Express out of San Pedro. Call Catalina Express for daily departures. Sign up online for either the Luau or the 3-person relay team competition and to confirm information about dates, times and details, please visit or Island to Island Waterman Relay on Facebook.

36 • October–November ’13 •

17th Annual 5-K Race for the Cure at Balboa Park November 3, Sunday, 8am Susan G. Komen for the Cure San Diego is celebrating its 17th anniversary of supporting the under insured and uninsured women and men of San Diego County to make sure all people get the services and treatment necessary to survive breast cancer. Get inspired and join in for this year’s Race for the Cure, 5k, walk/run in Balboa Park on Sunday, November 3 at 8am. This year’s Race is dedicated to our dear friends that have lost their battles with breast cancer. Up to 75 cents on every dollar raised stays here in San Diego County to fund everything from free mammograms and surgeries to meal delivery and mortgage payments. The remaining funds are donated to international research. For more information, or to make a donation, visit www. or call (858) 573-2760.

The Headquarters Salon and Wig Store’s Pink Charity Foundation “Feel Great Look Great” Helps Chemo Patients Purchase Wigs The Headquarters is one of the best places in all of San Diego to get a wig or hairpiece, especially if you are a recovering chemo patient. Owner, hairstylist, and wig specialist, Cathy Ketchum, is an expert working with wigs and styling hair and especially working with chemo patients. It has been her life dream and goal to someday have a foundation to help patients that are having a difficult time financially and need help purchasing a wig. Cathy’s new charity foundation “Feel Great Look Great, Inc.” does just that. Chemo patients that need help with purchasing a wig can now ask and receive financial assistance. The Foundation’s board will consider every application and will soon let patients know its decision. As far as Cathy knows, this is the first foundation of its kind. Cathy and her foundation are just starting up, so if you could, it would be great if you can make a tax-free donation to help chemo patients afford to look their best while going through the process. Some longer recovering chemo

patients need better quality “real hair” wigs because the wigs need to last longer for washing and maintaining, sometimes up to two years or longer. Experience really does matter in this business. Cathy Ketchum began working with wigs in East Lansing Michigan in 1975. She opened her first Headquarters Salon in San Marcos on Rancho Santa Fe Drive in 1985, and just recently opened her new, beautiful 2,700 square-foot salon and wig store in San Marcos on North Twin Oaks Road near Hwy 78, across the street from the US Post Office. The Wig Store has a private consultation room. They will find and fit you with the perfect wig. Because they are a full-service salon, they will also custom cut your wig to perfectly fit you, and to make it even more natural, they will also color it to match your hair color or give it a perm. If you purchase a wig from them, they will cut it and customize it at no additional cost. Headquarters specializes in working with chemo patients. Cathy says, “My whole heart

National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) Services National Breast Cancer Foundation partners with medical facilities across the country to provide free mammograms and diagnostic breast care services to underserved women. They require that medical facilities within their network have the capacity to continue treatment after an abnormal finding or diagnosis of breast cancer. While NBCF provides free breast care services through its National Mammography Program (NMP), sometimes those in need are unaware that the program exists. Through patient navigation programs at medical facilities within their network, NBCF promotes the NMP to those that need it most. Patient navigation is a proactive approach to helping patients overcome the barriers of cost, fear, and misinformation surrounding a disease and its prevention. By helping underserved women to navigate the health care system, navigators provide the vision that gives women hope. For more information visit

San Dieguito Interfaith Ministerial Association Celebrates 25th Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Eve Service on First Night of Hannukah November 27, Wed, 7pm On Wednesday, November 27 at 7pm, (the first night of Hannukah) the 25th Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Eve Celebration sponsored by the San Dieguito Interfaith Ministerial Association takes place. This popular community event includes words and music from many leaders of different faiths as well as the famous Interfaith Choir. There will be representatives from many types of faiths, temples and churches giving words of encouragement, gratitude and thanks. It’s truly an uplifting and wonderful evening and everyone in the community is invited. During the services they pass baskets for anyone that would like to make a donation to the Women’s Resource Center. Attendees are encouraged to bring and donate a homemade pie for a delicious and fun social time after the service. There will be coffee, tea and all sorts of pies such as pumpkin, apple, pecan, cherry, and more. So if you are thankful for all you have in life and enjoy a nice slice of pie, then this event is for you! The event will be at San Dieguito United Methodist Church at 170 Calle Magdalena, Encinitas 92024. For more information, please call (760) 753-6852 or (760) 436-0654.

is in the chemo side of the business. I just love my work so much. It’s not about the money.” The Headquarters Salon and Wig Store is a full service salon. Haircuts are only $30 and manicures are $20. Salon Services include: men’s and women’s hair cuts/styling, razor cuts, colors, perms, and weaves. They also offer complete nail services and wax services. The wig store carries synthetic and human wigs and hairpieces by Sherri Shepherd, Jon Renau, Raquel Welch, and Eva Gabor. Last year, They were named Retailer of the Month by Raquel Welch Wigs. Mention this article and get 10% OFF their 2013 wig collection and get a free cut and style! They have over 100 wigs on display including a brand new line of wigs called “Now” for darker skin complexions by The View co-host, Sherri Shepherd. The Headquarters Salon and Wig Store is located at 405 N. Twin Oaks Valley Rd #114, San Marcos 92069. Call (760) 744-2911 • October–November ’13 • 37

DISCOUNT COUPONS FREE TACO Buy 2 Tacos and Get 1 FREE (beef, chicken or fish)

With this coupon. Not valid with any other offer. Excludes $1 Taco Tuesdays. Expires 11/30/2013 NCS

342 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road San Marcos (760) 410-1396 304 W. Mission Road San Marcos (760) 744-4024

20% OFF ENTIRE CHECK With this coupon. Not valid with any other offer. Excludes alcohol and catering. Expires 11/30/2013 NCS



*Dozen standard sized mix & match cupcakes. Not valid with any other offer. Expires 11/30/13 NCS

Yummy Cupcakes 1514 Encinitas Blvd, Encinitas

(760) 452-8136

20% OFF When you spend $35 or more Not valid with any other offer. Jamroc 101 760-436-3162. Expires 11/30/13 NCS

101 North Coast Hwy 101 Encinitas 92024

Tip Top Meats

Please Join Us In Celebrating Our 3rd Anniversary Special By Enjoying A

European Delicatessen & Gourmet Foods



Buy any 3 Steaks and get a Fancy 9-10 oz. Bacon Wrapped Fillet FREE! Exp. 11/30/13 NCS

With Purchase $5 & More, Please Present Coupon When Ordering, Only One Coupon Per Table (not valid with any other coupon)

760-761-0238 •


157 N. Twin Oaks Valley Rd., Suite 136 San Marcos, CA 92069

6118 Paseo Del Norte • Carlsbad, CA 92011 •

{Next to L.A. Fitness}


VEHICLE REGISTRATION An Oil Change and Much More!

$3.00 OFF


We honor 2-day “rain check” policy • Oil and Filter Change • Tire Rotation • Brake Inspection • Multi-Point Inspection

• Fluid Top-Off • Test Battery • Filter Check • Belts & Hoses Check

Ford Genuine Parts and Service. Valid for Ford cars and light trucks only. One per customer. Must present coupon at time of service. exp. 11/30/13 NCS

GENUINE MOTORCRAFT COMPLETE 2-WHEEL BRAKE SERVICE • Brake Pads and Shoes • Machining Rotors or Drums • Labor Included Ford Genuine Parts and Service. Valid for Ford cars and light trucks only. One per customer. Must present coupon at time of service. exp. 11/30/13 NCS


Open Mon-Sat 8am-5pm; Sun 8:30am-6pm

Registration Service Fee* 20 Vehicle Transfer 30 Vehicle of Ownership*

• Vehicle Registration (In-State Vehicles Only) • License Plates 11/30/13 • License Plate Stickers • In-State Transfers of Ownership

682-A S. Coast Hwy. 101 • Encinitas • 760-436-7582

$3.00 OFF


We honor 2-day “rain check” policy

11/30/13 11/30/13

Open Mon-Sat 8am-5pm; Sun 8:30am-6pm

682 S. Coast Hwy. 101 • Encinitas • 760-436-7582

Kids Free Days at the San Diego Zoo and Zoo Safari Park October 1-31, 9am-5pm  We’re Giving Away Adult Tickets! During the month of October, children 11 years old and younger receive free admission to the San Diego Zoo and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. The San Diego Zoo was founded in October 1916 and “Kids Free” honors this historic event. Both the Zoo and the Safari Park offer the chance to observe amazing creatures, experience a fun day with family and learn what needs to be done to save animals from extinction. Visitors to Kids Free at the Zoo and Safari Park will experience kid-friendly activities, animal encounters and more. There’s even a chance to participate in the

Camp Critters show at the Zoo or race a cheetah at the Safari Park! During Cheetah Run, the cat races on a straight, 300-foot-long track, stretching its legs to reach a maximum speed of about 70 mph. The Guided Bus Tour at the Zoo is a 35-minute narrated tour on a double-decked bus and runs from 9:30am to 4pm. It’s a great way to start the day and get a really good overview of the Zoo and animals. The Petting Zoo is open from 9:30am to 4:30pm. The Skyfari Aerial Tram moves over treetops with spectacular views and runs from 10am to 5pm.

For more information, call (619) 231-1515 or visit Win Tickets to the San Diego Zoo! Win a pair of tickets to the San Diego Zoo this October. Just visit and fill out the easy entry form. Ticket winners will be randomly selected and notified by phone and email. Some restrictions apply. Only one entry per person is permitted. Best of luck! See you this fall at the world famous San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park

North County Sun - October-November 2013  
North County Sun - October-November 2013  

Find Out What’s Hot in San Diego's North County. Where to find the best information on Restaurants, Events, Fashion, Spas, Resorts, Sports,...