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D E P A R T M E N T S 6 SET IN STONE Is 2020 over yet? 10 COASTAL EXPOSURES Featuring our best images of Oceanside on tap. Photography by Zach Cordner 12 LOCAL FLAVOR With Jose Mendoza, owner of San Luis Rey Bakery 16 OCEANSIDE’S FINEST • Jasmine & Janae Leovao 18 GREEN O • Zero Waste Holidays 40 MIND, BODY AND SOUL • Coastal Wellness 42 ARTS • Isabel Figueroa 50 LOCAL BUSINESS • Hodge's Garage 52 LOCAL BUSINESS • Bryce Carrier, North County Realtor
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A word from the publisher
Is 2020 over yet? That seems to be a question we’ve all been asking ourselves a lot lately. The answer is “not quite,” but there’s light at the end of the tunnel. It’s now November and the election has been well under way. Whichever way it all goes, we’re happy to just move forward and get back to a somewhat normal life. For us here at The Osider that means making a magazine that puts a smile on your faces every time you open up an issue. Our annual Photo issue should do just that. This edition is chock full of our amazing local photographers’ work. Seeing their perspective of our city is a great reminder of the beauty and splendor that Oceanside has to offer. And it’s not just the photography we’re proud of—it’s also the amazing writers and the positive words that we share in each feature they write. There’s so much good happening out there. We all know 2020 has been tough, but we’re a resilient community that deserves some positive vibes as we close out this crazy year and move into the next. Whether you’re “Left,” “Right,” or “Somewhere in the middle,” try to remember that we’re always at our best when we come together and focus on the good and not the bad. So let’s all enjoy the holiday season together—because that’s what true Osiders do.
Happy Holidays, Jamey Stone
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Oceanside rapper Dezzy Hollow made an impromptu appearance at the North County Halloween Cruise to film a music video in the middle of Coast Highway. Photo by Zach Cordner
Local Flavor THE OSIDER NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2020
HOW TO MAKE ALFAJORE COOKIES WITH JOSE MENDOZA, OWNER OF SAN LUIS REY BAKERY
The Alfajore is a well-known Latin American cookie in which the actual cookie is not sweet, but it compliments well with the sweet dulce de leche filling. It’s a generous sweet to be used for a craving or as a dessert, and it won’t take long for it to become your favorite cookie—especially great to share with your loved ones this holiday season! PHOTOS BY ZACH CORDNER
Ingredients: 4 cups salted butter 6 cups all purpose flour 2 cups powdered sugar 2 cups Cornstarch 2 teaspoons vanilla extract ½ cup powdered sugar (for sprinkling on top)
Preparation: 1. Sift the all purpose flour and cornstarch. Set aside. 2. Combine salted butter and powdered sugar in a mixing bowl. Run mixer at medium-high speed until fluffy for a few minutes, then add vanilla and keep mixing. 3. Add flour and cornstarch and mix until doughy consistency. 4. Remove dough from mixing bowl, place on wooden cutting board, and let rest in the refrigerator for a couple of hours to let the structure set. 5. After a few hours, remove from the fridge, roll it out, and cut with your favorite cookie cutter. 6. Bake cookies for 15 minutes at 300 degrees. 7. Let cookies cool, then you can fill them with dulce de leche and top with another cookie to make a small sandwich. You can always use any other filling of your preference. 8. D ust with powdered sugar for decoration or dip (or drizzle) chocolate on top and enjoy!
Janae and Jasmine at Goat Hill Park.
Oceanside's Finest JANAE & JASMINE LEOVAO WORDS: ELIZABETH SCHWARTZE PHOTOS: ZACH CORDNER
Oceanside prides itself on its tight-knit communities, composed of tight-knit families, in a sports-loving city. The combination of Oceanside’s pride is the double-delight golfing twins, Jasmine and Janae Leovao. As Oceanside’s Finest, the twins are “putting” Oceanside on the map. In just five short years, the Oceanside natives picked up golf clubs, started golfing, and have made a name for themselves in the world of golfing—adding to our proud sports legacy. The youngest of five children, the “golfing twins” were born in Oceanside’s Tri-City Medical Center in 2004. The girls were truly born and raised in Oceanside, attending Foussat Elementary, and now El Camino High School. Around the age of eleven, their father Jan took the girls to a golf range to putt some balls. Jan’s always been passionate about golfing—even making a range in his yard while growing up in American Samoa. Very quickly, Jan knew his twin girls were gifted—and what a niche! A pair of fraternal twins (that look identical) and excel at golf! “After trying out different sports and nothing clicked, within just four months, they were improving, and getting really good, really fast,” explained Jan. Now, the girls golf almost every day, and love it. They’re a common sight at Goat Hill Park, where Jan (their father and coach) putts along with them, and their mother Bobbie is their #1 supporter. The twins are thankful for local organizations that have supported their golfing journey along the way. Pro Kids/First Tee of San Diego, North County Junior Golf Association (NCJGA), and the staff at Goat Hill Park Golf Course have worked diligently to help the twins both locally and nationally. But when it comes to their favorite golf course, Jasmine
explained: “Every time I go to Goat Hill, it reminds me of how much I need to practice because it’s challenging and that’s humbling. Our favorite is Goat Hill Park. It holds a special place in my heart.” Dave Emerick with North County Junior Golf Association (NCJGA) coaches the twins. “Sometimes you’re blessed with certain people that come into your life, and the twins come from a really special family. They have great parents. They’re sixteen and they wake up at 6am to golf with their dad. They continue to volunteer and teach kids to golf whenever possible. They’re Oceanside, they’re
“Sure, we get mad at each other, but we have to work it out,” they explained, “but we’re constantly pushing each other to do better” authentic and they work really hard. In turn, the Oceanside golf community supports them in any way we can.” Working as a team and competing with each other on and off the field is their best strategy. “Sure, we get mad at each other, but we have to work it out,” they explained, “but we’re constantly pushing each other to do better.” Now Juniors, the twins started high school varsity golf their freshman year at El Camino High School (ECHS) at number-one and number-two players. They both made 1st Team 2019 All CIF girls golf team, and while at CIF in 2018, Jasmine broke ECHS
s c h o o l r e c o r d w i t h a r o u n d o f 6 7. T h e i r accomplishments include: Top 2 NCJGA Players, Janae (first place) and Jasmine (second place). They’re ranked second and fourth in SDJGA. Jasmine qualified to play for the CA State title, and she was the first student in ECHS history to go state, and ranked fifteenth place. A highlight of their golfing career was when Jasmine was chosen to participate at Pebble Beach in the PURE Insurance Championship with her partner Tom Pernice Jr., and placed tenth for Team and second as an Individual. Off the golf course, they excel, as well, with both girls carrying a GPA over 4.0. The twins are also accomplished musicians. They play in El Camino High School’s Orchestra. Janae plays the cello, and Jasmine plays the viola. “Being in the orchestra helps our golf game with tempo, and understanding music is an advantage. With both golf and music, when you’re performing, you can’t show you messed up, and you have to just keep going,” said Janae. Currently, they’re preparing for the U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball Championship. As the ECHS Class of 2022 golfing twins set their sights on the future, and move from their beloved home of Oceanside, they’ll surely shine bright. This past summer before their junior year, they accepted an offer to play golf for San Diego State University (SDSU). After college, Oceanside’s very own golfing twins dream of golfing professionally in the Ladies Professional Golfing Association (LPGA). With so much pride and love for Oceanside, they’ll definitely represent their favorite city as Oceanside’s Finest!
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ZERO WASTE HOLIDAYS COOKING AND EATING SUSTAINABLY Let’s face it. Every year during the holiday season, we seem to find ourselves with more and more leftover food, and sometimes we just aren’t sure what to do with it. Californians throw away nearly 6 million tons of food waste each year, which is sent to our landfills, destined to become toxic greenhouse gas emissions. You can dramatically reduce your food waste during the holiday season before, during, and after your holiday baking and cooking. See below for tips, tricks, and recipes to assist you every step of the way and take action against food waste. Your planet (and taste buds!) will thank you.
MEAL PLAN FOR PERFECTION Prepping for your holiday meals is all about having a plan. Determine your menus before going to the grocery store, and see where recipes use the same ingredients so you aren’t stuck with too much thyme or the scallion greens going unused. Stop food waste before it starts by shopping your pantry and freezer first to ensure you only buy what you don’t have on hand. You may just have that can of pumpkin or vegetable stock stowed away from the last holiday season! After your feast, use those recyclable takeout containers you’ve been piling up or request that guests bring their own reusable containers for their leftovers to take home. Your empty yogurt container is the perfect size and
shape for soup, green beans, or stuffing! Also invite friends and family to pack their own leftovers so they are sure to get what they want and with the correct portion size. Still looking for a unique gift for a loved one? Visit one of our many Green Oceanside Business Network Member businesses, like Reap and Sow or even Sonora Refillery, to purchase a reusable container your friends and family will enjoy for years to come. And if you’re celebrating together from from afar, via laptop, phone, or tablet, find recipes that create smaller portions and use simple-to-find ingredients, so that no matter where you are, you can celebrate with the same delicious food. 18
ENJOY HOLIDAY LEFTOVERS “WITH A TWIST” Find yourself with too many rolls and cranberry sauce after the holiday feast? Make a sweet creation to extend that holiday flavor! Cranberry Sauce Bread Pudding Ingredients:
2 cups whole cranberry sauce 3 cups of cubes rolls/bread 2 cups of half and half 3 eggs 2 egg yolks 1 tsp vanilla 1 tsp cinnamon 1/4 tsp nutmeg
3-4 cups trimmings from vegetables and herbs (tops/bottoms/skins/stems) Water Salt & pepper, to taste
Let’s Cook! 1.
Veggie Scrap Broth
Heat the oven to 325 F. Put the cubes of toasted bread in an 11x8 glass dish.
Spoon the cranberry sauce in little piles over the bread.
Whisk together the eggs, egg yolks, and sugar. Whisk in the vanilla and spices, then stir in the cream. Pour over the bread and cranberries.
Bake for 50-55 minutes and enjoy with a dollop whip cream or vanilla ice cream.
Leftover Stuffin’ Muffins 3 cups precooked stuffing 1 cup chopped turkey or ham 6 large eggs 2 tbsp milk or cream 1/4 tsp salt Freshly cracked pepper
Save the tops/bottoms/skins/stems from any vegetables and herbs you are preparing and place
them in a bag or container in the freezer – they can stay frozen up to 6 months. Continue accumulating scraps until you have about 3-4 cups worth.
Dump the scraps into a pot and fill ¾ of the pot (or until scraps just start to float) with water.
Bring water to a boil and then let it simmer for at least 30 minutes. Strain the stock and compost the leftover scraps.
And for all that leftover stuffing? Turn it into a quick and tasty meal via muffin pan! Ingredients:
Let’s Cook! 1.
Heat the oven to 375 F. Add the stuffing, turkey, and spinach to a bowl, then stir lightly to combine without breaking up the stuffing too much.
Liberally coat each well in a muffin tin with non-stick spray (or butter). Divide the stuffing mixture between all 12 cups. Leave the stuffing loosely packed in the cups so that the egg mixture can fill in the empty spaces.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, salt, and pepper. Divide the egg mixture among the 12 cups, filling each about 1/2 to 3/4 full. The eggs and stuffing mixtures will expand during cooking, so try not to over fill.
Bake the muffins for 25-30 minutes or until lightly golden brown and crispy on the top. Allow the muffins to cool slightly, then run a knife around the edges to loosen and remove each muffin.
Utilize Those Food Scraps!
Don’t let those food scraps go to waste! Those bits and pieces from your fruits and vegetables can be turned into gold. Use skins, stems, and tops from your vegetables and herbs to create a delectable broth, and save those fruit pits and egg shells for your compost bin. 19
Refrigerate stock up to 4 days, or freeze up to 3 months.
FOOD SCRAPS TO COMPOST GOLD Why compost? By keeping your food scraps and organic material out of the landfill, you prevent the production and release of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas. What can you compost? Any vegetative scrap that doesn’t get used in your actual recipe – a peal, a stem, a pit, etc. – and food-soiled paper items like coffee filters, napkins and tea bags if you have a backyard static compost system. Unsure of how to begin the journey of backyard composting? You can find DIY instructions, videos, acceptable items, and tips on how to set up your own backyard static or vermicomposting bin on Green Oceanside’s Zero Waste page. Food waste is a crucial issue in our community all year long. These tips and recipes can be used for any holiday feast and meals created throughout the year. Visit the Zero Waste page at GreenOceanside. org and click on “Green Oceanside Kitchen” to find videos, guides, and recipes that help prevent food waste in the kitchen and promote a sustainable, healthy community. The City’s Green Oceanside team encourages every to take action and protect our planet for generations to come. Whether it be in person, or virtually, our team is here to help the community thrive. Please visit GreenOceanside.org for more information on all of the City’s Environmental Programs, available resources and upcoming events and workshops.
Things You Didn’t Know About
The History of Pro Wrestling in Oceanside WORDS: KRISTI HAWTHORNE PHOTOS COURTESY OF OCEANSIDE HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Argentina Rocca,1951. 20
Wrestling had an interesting beginning in Oceanside—and it all started with one woman. Maria Rapa was born in 1899 in Montifalcioni, Italy. She and her family arrived in the United States when she was just two years old. After her father’s death, she and her two sisters were living with their mother in Inglewood, California, where Maria worked as a cashier at the Pantages Theater. In 1931, Marie (as she was later called) went to work for James J. Jeffries, a one-time heavy weight-boxing champion, and was in charge of his box office at his Burbank arena. Marie worked for Jeffries for eighteen years and gained insight and experience in the sports and entertainment world where she’d make her mark in sports history. 21
Marie Middlekauf at Oceanside Athletic Club presenting a belt in the 1950s.
While at a dance in Hollywood one evening, Marie met John Seymour Middlekauf, a milkman living in Pasadena. The two married in 1932. John and Marie relocated to San Diego County in about 1944 and bought a ranch in Vista. Marie wanted to pursue a career of her own in wrestling promotion and began scouting locations to hold wrestling matches in Oceanside. The population was booming because of the military base Camp Joseph H. Pendleton, and Marie knew that Marines loved rowdy contact sports.
Marie Middlekauf was the first woman in California to obtain a license from the California State Athletic Commission, and perhaps one of just two women wrestling promoters in the entire country. Her chosen profession did not come easy. She had to fight for herself and convince a maledominated business world and an all-male sport that she could hold top-notch wrestling matches. The athletic commission granted her license on the condition Marie would not use wrestlers from Los Angeles County, which of course, were some of the most popular. The implication was that few wanted a woman to succeed. Marie’s tenacity won out and she was eventually allowed to seek the best talent.
The next difficulty she faced was obtaining a location in which to put on the wrestling matches. She applied for a conditional permit with the city of Oceanside in 1944 allowing for an “amusement zone” near the M&M Restaurant on the 800-900 block of North Hill Street (Coast Highway) in order to establish a boxing arena. This area was used for traveling circuses when they came to town, as well as for organized baseball games and seemed a logical and practical location, but Marie’s permit was denied. Despite the slight, Marie would later say, “Through it all, many people of Oceanside gave me assistance. The city officials of Oceanside gave me 100 percent cooperation. I was surprised at the willingness and eagerness of many citizens to help me.”
In 1946, Marie and John purchased several lots on Seventh Street (Windward Way) between Tremont and Cleveland Streets, and applied for a building permit for an arena. The two then bought a home at 710 North Tremont Street, near the new site. Building materials were still in short supply even after the War, and the Civilian Production Administration, which had replaced the War Production Board stopped progress of Marie’s new arena altogether. 22
Mr. Moto and the Brown Bomber with World Heavyweight Champion Boxer Joe Louis as referee in 1951.
Despite the setbacks, Marie would eventually see the completion of her $80,000 arena. The Oceanside Athletic Club’s grand opening was July 30, 1949. The Main Event featured a heavyweight championship wrestling show. Celebrities included Jimmy Londos (a former world’s heavyweight wrestling champ), Glen Lee (the “Nebraska Wildcat” a former world’s champion boxer), and John Agar (a motion picture star). The premiere wrestler was Enriques Torres, then idolized by wrestling fans throughout the country, and touted as one of the “most versatile, powerful, and skilled men in the ranks,” and also as “one of the most handsome stars in the sports world.” Sharing the spotlight in the rink was “El Diablo,” “Little Hercules,” “Honest” Jules LaRance, Canadian heavyweight champion, and “The Masked Shadow.” (At the time, The Shadow was undefeated in more than 60 matches, and his identity was “known to no one but himself.”)
With the opening of her arena, Marie promised ardent wrestling fans that she would continue to offer “the most exciting mat shows on the Coast.” She delivered by bringing some of the most famous names in wrestling to the new stadium, including Gorgeous George, Mr. Moto and Baron Leoni. World Heavyweight Champion Boxer Joe Louis. was a celebrity official at some of the matches.
In spite of her great success (and most likely because she was a woman), Marie was criticized for the manner in which she ran her arena. She held a great respect for both the sport and the athletes and held to higher standards than others. She would not tolerate the audience throwing food items such as ice cream cones at the wrestlers, or allow women
to stick “pins into the villains” or men burning them with cigarettes! The bouts were expected to be raucous, as well as the crowds, but Marie wouldn’t allow injury to her fighters—and they loved her for it.
In addition to sporting events, Marie also brought first class musical entertainment to Oceanside. Woody Herman, renowned modern jazz musician, performed and thrilled the audience in attendance. Featured with the band were the “world’s greatest instrumentalists”—Bill Harris, Oscar Pettiford, Terry Gibbs, and vocalist Mary Ann McCall. It was an exciting time for Oceanside’s music lovers and sports enthusiasts alike—all orchestrated by the talented Marie Middlekauf. During the week, the public could roller skate when the arena was used as a skating rink.
With the coming age of television, local wrestling matches dwindled in popularity and ended their reign at the Oceanside Athletic Club by 1955. For a while, weekly amateur boxing premiered at the club, with teams from Camp Pendleton and San Diego matched together marines and sailors, but that ended as well.
Marie died in 1967. Her husband John continued operation of the building as a skating rink up until 1993. In 1999, the arena was listed on the California Register of Historical Resources. But despite its historical status, the arena was torn down just a few years later—an inglorious end to Marie Middlekauf’s legacy. For more information about Oceanside’s history, please visit oceansidehistoricalsociety.org. 23
Ivan the Terrible and Black Panther Mitchell, 1951.
Wrestling match at OAC, 1951.
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After a year full of ups and downs, lockdowns, and protests, Oceanside has seen a lot in 2020. Here, we present a collection of photos taken this year by a diverse group of local photographers. If there’s one thing that relates and connects these images, it’s Oceanside’s underlying beauty. Think of this as a photo time capsule.
Zach Cordner @ zachcordner A beautiful sunset on The Strand during the quarantine lockdown with no one to view it.
Anthony Rossi @rossisurfshots
Colin Leibold @colinleibold
Dennis Haggar @dhphotoscapes
Sabrina Carson @bri.s_eye_view
William LeFevre @willefevre
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JT Rhoades @jtrhoades
Steve Barnard @osidebarney 34
Renordo Bowen @renordo_bowen_photos
Dwayne Carter @backthis_design
Jeff Prior @jeffpriorphotos
Jonathan Araujo @itsjonathanaraujo
Vladimir Medvinsky @tisvlad
Mind, Body & Soul THE OSIDER NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2020
Owner/Founder Mike Mellano
COASTAL WELLNESS WORDS: AARON SCHMIDT
Coastal Wellness is a fully licensed medical Cannabis dispensary located in Vista. They service all of North County with a full spectrum of patients, ranging from young people to combat veterans to people in their 90s that rely on Coastal Wellness to build their path to well-being. Owner and founder Mike Mellano launched Coastal Wellness earlier in 2020. “We officially opened for business on February 27th of this year, and things were going really well and then COVID-19 hit. We did okay, all things considered, but we didn’t have an opportunity pre-COVID to build a base of customers,” explained Mike. “So it was a little bit of a challenge, especially with everything locked down and all the traffic in this area disappearing to nothing. But we’re still here, plugging along, and slowly growing every month—ticking up.” During the beginning of the pandemic lockdown, most all licensed dispensaries were deemed as “essential,” allowing local Cannabis businesses like Coastal Wellness to stay open under specific guidelines. “At first, we didn’t know that we were allowed to be ‘essential,’ because in the early days of the pandemic, there was a lot of confusion—no one really knew. But we did have a big surge of business for about eight to ten days of people just
stocking up, and then business dropped off. Once the federal stimulus passed, people felt a little more financially secured,” said Mike. In terms of products, Coastal Wellness carries full lines of flower, cartridges, tinctures, topical creams, CBD beauty products, edibles, and drinks, just to name a few. “We carry the full spectrum of what you’d see in a licensed medical dispensary. It’s all tested, high quality product. We tend to focus on more top-tier products here,” explained Mike. Coastal Wellness has close ties with military veterans, as Mike himself was enlisted in the Army Reserves, serving from 1988 to 1995 as an Infantry Officer. After working and dealing with the healing aspects of Cannabis for a few years, Mike saw a certain need for veterans to use it instead of VA prescribed pharmaceuticals. “Some of these vets were struggling immensely, and they were basically medicating them down to zombie level. I started to get to know people who had self-shifted from pills to cannabis products and they were getting very good results from that,” said Mike. “So that peaked my interest.” “North County has a very high veteran’s population and most of my friends are vets, and 40
so are half the people who work here, so we started working with the HVGC (Helmand Valley Growers Company)—a veteran owned company—as we sell their products here, and we work with Platinum Vape for our Compassionate Care Program. If vets and cancer patients that come in here qualify for the program, they can get product for free a couple times a month to help them,” explained Mike. “Right now, we’re working on scaling that program much larger because licensed legal cannabis is not cheap. The State of California offers the CCP, and we like to use it as it allows us to give away product from a distributor for no charge. A lot of our patients are vets, and I do see a lot of them getting benefit from it.” Order online at their portal on weedmaps. com for a curbside pickup, or visit them in person Monday through Sunday from 9am to 10pm. Coastal Wellness Dispensary 1044 La Mirada Court (760) 734-7081 coastalwellnessdispensary.com @coastalwellness_sd
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ISABEL FIGUEROA POZOLE AND THE SACRED OFFERING WORDS: ELIZABETH SCHWARTZE PHOTOS: ZACH CORDNER
The story of Oceanside comes alive every time a mural is painted—transforming a nondescript wall into an artistic destination. At the corner of North Horne Street and Civic Center Drive, Oceanside’s very own, Isabel Figueroa, has created a historical and visual masterpiece. It’s a mural lovingly envisioned and executed by a young woman filled with admiration for Oceanside’s past and present. “The Sacred Offering” mural by Isabel Figueroa is painted on the northern wall of the Northern Pine Brewing building (326 N. Horne Street), and part of the MainStreet Oceanside’s ongoing initiative, Art That Excites. Gumaro Escarcega, MainStreet Oceanside Program Manager boasted, “Isabel’s mural curated by Dinah Poellnitz is connecting our roots to Oceanside’s future growth. The community of East Oceanside “Pozole” responded to our mural process, and we listened by bringing a local young aspiring artist to create a mural that tells a story about our neighbor community.” Her mural is steeped in symbolism, heritage, 42
and tradition. The Sacred Offering tells the story of Anita Cruz Romero who came from Mexico to the United States around 1910. Upon her arrival to Oceanside, the young mother needed to provide for her family, so she made pozole—a traditional Mexican soup—and sold it to her neighbors. The simple act of creating comfort food to make money for her family brought the entire community together. She’d yell out, “Pozole, pozole,” and over time the name eventually stuck, and the neighborhood east of I-5 off Mission Avenue has been nicknamed “Pozole” ever since. Isabel details Cruz Romero and the relationship to posole: “Pozole is a sacred offering to the gods, a sacred spiritual dish—so close to your roots, the history still runs strong. She made the very food that had the initial power to help her and her son survive, and bring her community together. What she did was something sacred for the community.” Upon inspection of the grandiose mural, a few major symbols are mindfully painted. Quetzalcoatl pays homage to indigineous roots bringing the earth and sky together. The eagle is part of the Mexican flag representing strength and power to spread our wings to build a better life. Ometeotl is a symbol of good and bad because everywhere
has good and bad. The butterflies represent immigrants migrating to America. And, the focal point is Anita pouring the food and beginning the whole process, as she’s the beginning of it all—a symbol of creation. Dinah Poellnitz with the Hill Street Country Club empowers local ar tists and believes, “Oceanside has so many artists waiting for the opportunity to project their Oside pride as a celebration and appreciation for our city. This is why Isabel’s artwork will educate the visitor with historical memories of Oceanside. Isabel is a pozole matriarch, a smart and strong woman who’s protecting her community through positive images with art honoring the women who came before her. It’s important that we, as a city, provide opportunities for local artists to thrive here, create 43
memories, and contribute to our local economy to keep Oceanside real.” Isabel comes from an exceedingly artistic family—most still living here in Oceanside. She gives credit to her younger sister, Sofia, as a monumental help in completing The Sacred Offering. Upon delivering Oceanside a brilliant piece of art at such a young age, Isabel’s future is promising. She’s currently a student at Mira Costa College, studying entrepreneurship. Her long-term goal is to understand business in order to turn her passion into a career. Captured in posterity, Isabel’s gorgeous artwork is proudly on display for the community, including her family: “I love everything about Oceanside, especially Pozole, because that’s where my family lives.”
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Local Business THE OSIDER NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2020
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Owner Jason Hodges
Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic reared its ugly head earlier this year, we’ve all have to get creative to supplement our income. Take Jason Hodges, for instance. Jason’s a lifelong Oceanside resident that grew up surfing and skating in South O. He’s now raising his beautiful family here and working for the Oceanside Unified School District in the maintenance department. The problem is that the schools are semi-closed due to lack of physical attendance. Jason’s always had a creative side and a love for the past history of our beloved city. So now in order to help support his beautiful wife, Kenthia, daughter Tegen, and son Ethan, he’s
creating custom designs and selling screen-printed t-shirts straight out of his garage. He does everything from designing the artwork, burning each screen that he designs, laying down the ink, and drying each custom t-shirt one by one. It’s a true labor of love, and the best part is that all of his artwork pays homage to the history of Oceanside. Whether it be and old bar logo, a classic character from the old 7Eleven where we all got our Slurpee fix growing up, or just a classic saying from our youth—these designs will keep the heads turning. Jason also gives a nod to the legends of his two favorite past times—surfing and skateboarding—with classic designs that poke fun at 50
the current election with statements like “Mark Gonzales For President” or “Gerry Lopez For President.” Pure genius! So if you want a really cool t-shirt made by a true lifelong Osider, Hodge’s Garage is the place to make it happen. Hodge’s Garage has no website, just his Instagram. So slide into his DMs with your request, and Hodgy will make it happen—one t-shirt at a time. Oside or Noside.
For more info on Hodge’s Garage, check out his Instagram @hodges_garage
Local Business THE OSIDER NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2020
NORTH COUNTY REALTOR, PHILLIPS & CO. WORDS: ALICIA STONE PHOTOS: ZACH CORDNER
Bryce recently helped Captain's Grounds owner Ted Stoddard find his new home in South O.
Oceanside native Bryce Carrier grew up surfing our beaches and is now very happy to be able to share his old favorite haunts with his family, while running a successful Real Estate business. Bryce played baseball for El Camino High School, graduated in 2000, and continued on to a degree from Cal State San Marcos. Seven years ago, he married his wife Alicia, and together they share two young daughters. Bryce began his adventure in Real Estate by chance after it was suggested to him eight years ago while he was bouncing around from construction to sales to hospitality to coaching youth sports. He had been renting out rooms in his house and had “flipped” a property in Long Beach, but wasn’t quite sure where his career path would take him, as the country was climbing out of a recession. One of the dads at a baseball game approached him about the Real Estate route—he took a leap of faith, earned his license, and never looked back. “This ‘dad’ quickly became my mentor and role model. He believed in me and continues to do so. He’s a person I now proudly consider family, and I truly love what I do,” said Bryce.
When asked about the Oceanside Real Estate market in a post coronavirus world, Bryce responded: “Business is good, but also a challenge. COVID-19 has added necessary protocols and additional documents … traditional open houses are difficult to host. There’s competition and tight inventory, however, I’ve never seen a stronger market than what we’re seeing today.” Bryce uses his “local” experience of living in Oceanside to help his clients find the right property by integrating his background in construction and hospitality. He added, “My goal is to provide honest, knowledgeable first class service that sets me apart from my competitors. Every client and real estate transaction is extremely special to me. This is how I support my family, and without them I wouldn’t be where I am today.” He enjoys all of Oceanside’s golf courses, breweries, and restaurants. When he’s not working or surfing, you can find him at local spots such as The Privateer, Anita’s, or Captain's Grounds. “I would say my absolute favorite thing to do in our town is to watch my family splash around in the low-tide with the sunset glazing over the water. That to me is priceless.” 52
Bryce Carrier North County Realtor, Phillips & Co. (760) 224-5687 phillipsandco-re.com @bcarrier4homes
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THE SWITCHBOARD RESTAURANT & BAR Ohana. The literal, physical, and complete embodiment of family in the Hawaiian culture is more than just a word—it’s a deep-rooted feeling of belonging. That’s the foundational grounding of all things they represent at The Switchboard Restaurant. Ohana of Oceanside, of the military influence in our town, and the connection to our families and the love we can share through food and community. Owner Kevin Shin, Executive Chef Justin Haupt, and the crew at The Switchboard Restaurant are bringing you all the sentiments of true Ohana. Born and raised by immigrant Korean parents in South Bay LA, Shin first found his way to Oceanside back in ’97 when he joined the Marine Corps. It’s then a proper homecoming of sorts that he’s returned here to open a restaurant and name it respectfully to honor the military history in the town that he grew to love. Shin dropped some knowledge: “During World War 2, The Fin Hotel (formally known as Hotel DeWitt) was commandeered by the Southern California Telephone Company as a communications center in support of the war effort. With that in mind, we were inspired to pay homage to this historic building to honor some of the greatest generation of women that worked here.” And the Switchboard Restaurant (in the Fin Hotel) was born. History lessons aside—the food brings a story of its own. With a menu that boasts Hawaiian Plate Lunches and other variations of traditional Island fare, some Korean inspired flavors have snuck into dishes in the most subtle, creative, and mouthwatering ways. The Korean Loco Moco doesn’t miss a beat. Yes, you read correct. The menu here is Korean/Hawaiian
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inspired, and is nailing it. The Loco Moco, which is served all day, brings all the feels of Hawaii, but throws in a twist by smothering the plate in the savoriest house made Gojuchang Gravy. Salmon Lomi Lomi, some dang good Korean Fried Chicken, Kahlua Pork Fries, and Garlic Li Hing Mui Shrimp also make an appearance. Head Chef Justin Haupt was trained by Hawaii’s most famous culinary influences, and brings to Oceanside flavors of the islands and masterfully harmonizes them with Kevin’s visions and offerings of his Korean roots. The menu here is a playful and a sensational marriage of some all the best styles and flavors of both Hawaiian and Korean cuisine. Another exciting thing happening at Switchboard is their soon-to-open sister store; a coffee house and roaster called North County Roastery. Some of the coffee beans are hand selected from a small coffee farm on the big island of Hawaii and will be roasted on site, offering a full coffee experience for this community! They’ll be hosting classes, workshops, and tasting events. He’s possibly even entertaining the idea of letting the locals sample varietals and choose their own seasonal house blends. Shin has garnered himself quite the resume: He’s a Culver City fire chief captain, Semper Fi alumni, restaurant owner, coffee roaster, all around good guy, and maybe most importantly—a family man. The support of his wife and kids are not something he could do this without, and his dedication to doing this for them and building strong family values, rings true to the Ohana energy he wants to share with every guest that comes through his doors! 54
Salmon Lomi Lomi
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The Switchboard Restaurant & Bar 131 South Coast Highway (442) 266-2781 theswitchboardrestaurant.com @the.switchboard.restaurant
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Located just a few blocks from the Pacific Ocean on Mission Avenue, the newest dining hot spot Craft Coast is here to offer up some of the best hand crafted beer and Baja-style tacos in town. Three longtime friends Brian Gillen, Lars Erickson, and Blake Masoner launched Craft Coast Beer & Tacos last August during the height of the pandemic. “We were a little delayed as COVID-19 had some effect on our opening, but it was actually better for us to open a little later as it allowed us to do more detail on the inside and also to get more beer brewing. We were able to build up inventory and be ready to open versus jumping into it,” said Masoner. “Our goal is to obviously be as successful as we can but we want to also follow all the guidelines and not jeopardize ourselves and put our business at risk. We’re super excited to get our indoor dining open soon. The main thing I’m excited about is to get people sitting at the bars. We have two bars that can seat about twenty people total.” Craft Coast’s ideology is based on simplicity— only offering a few items that are done really well. “We basically took In N’ Out’s menu concept and hucked the burgers and fries out the window and plugged in tacos, nachos, and mulitas, and then paired that simple food menu with really refined and tasty craft beer,” explained Masoner. Their simplistic menu is a breath of fresh air when it comes to choosing food and drinks, and it definitely makes ordering a lot quicker and easier. The main part of the dining experience at Craft Coast is authenticity and freshness—everything on the menu is made from scratch. And it all starts with a handmade tortilla. “It’s the platform for everything,” said Masoner. The most popular taco served at Craft Coast is hands down the Birria taco, and for good reason.
“We have birria that’s been slow cooked for six to eight hours. Birria is traditionally made with goat meat in Mexico, but here in the USA it’s a slow cooked beef marinated in a really rich broth. We put a little twist on the way we do our birria tacos—the tortillas are fried in the broth. It just enhances the flavor and adding that little bit of crunch with how soft and savory the meat is—it’s like a perfect combination.” Other popular tacos include the Al Pastor, Carne Asada, Veggie, and Pollo Asado, among others. And don’t forget to try their Mulitas Al Pastor— you’ll thank me later! When it comes to their handcrafted beers, Craft Coast brews their own onsite with a ten-barrel premier stainless brewhaus, complete with two twenty-barrel fermenters and two ten barrel fermenters, as well as six serving vessels inside their coldbox. “The goal is to just brew really good, clean American style beer. We’re pretty ‘hop heavy,’ and that’s kind of the way we’re going to be. The main focus for us beer-wise is quality,” stated Masoner. On tap are Coastal Light, Pierside Pale Ale, Critical Liquid IPA, The Strand IPA, and the Beast Of The Northeast, just to name a few. Their beer list is constantly rotating and evolving. Craft Coast is open every Monday through Friday from 12pm to 10pm, and on weekends from 11am to 10pm, so stop on in for the best pairing of beer and tacos in Oceanside! 56
Owners Brian Gillen, Lars Erickson, and Blake Masoner.
Craft Coast 275 Mission Avenue Suite A2 (760) 231-1432 craftcoast.co @craftcoast
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BAKERIES/DONUTS 101 BAGELS & SUBS 323 North Coast Hwy. (760) 421-6555 HILL STREET DONUT HOUSE 1926 South Coast Hwy. (760) 439-7741 LA PERLA TAPATIA 1910 Mission Ave. (760) 721-8486 LE RENDEZ-VOUS FRENCH BAKERY 4225 Oceanside Blvd. (760) 414-9109 MISSION DONUT HOUSE 1502 Mission Ave. (760) 757-2979 MR. DONUTS 1950 Oceanside Blvd. (760) 967-6508 O'SIDE BAKERY 3815 Mission Ave. Suite 101 (760) 305-9500 PETITE MADELINE BAKERY 223 North Coast Hwy. (760) 231-7300 PARLOR DOUGHNUTS 331 N Cleveland St. (760) 231-5150 SAM’S DONUT SHOP 3504 College Blvd. Suite A (760) 945-0416
BEACHBREAK CAFÉ 1802 South Coast Hwy. (760) 439-6355 beachbreakcafe.net
IRINA’S BAR & GRILL 3375 Mission Ave. (760) 433-5086
BREAKFAST CLUB DINER 228 North Coast Hwy. (760) 722-3124
JUNKYARD GRILL & SPORTS BAR 3613 Ocean Ranch Blvd. (760) 231-6600
COME ON OVER CAFÉ 2405 Oceanside Blvd. (760) 201-3393
MISSION AVE. BAR & GRILL 711 Mission Ave. (760) 637–2222
THE BROKEN YOLK CAFE 2434 Vista Way (760) 967-9655
OSIDE SPORTSBAR & GRILL 113 South Coast Hwy. (760) 722-5968
THE BREAKFAST MUG 1401 South El Camino Real (760) 231-1010
PACIFIC COAST SPIRITS 404 South Coast Hwy. (760) 453-7150
BUCCANEER CAFÉ 1508 South Pacific Street (760) 966-1804
PCH SPORTS BAR & GRILL 1835 South Coast Hwy. (760) 721-3955
DON’S COUNTRY KITCHEN 1938 South Coast Hwy. (760) 722-7337
RED ROOSTER 1985 Oceanside Blvd. (760) 754-8383
ELENA'S CAFE FRENCH CREPES 511 Pier View Way (240) 644-3205
ROOKIE’S SPORTS GRILL 2216 South El Camino Real (760) 757-1123
GRANDMA’S RESTAURANT 3613 Ocean Ranch Blvd (760) 757-8777
TONY’S SPORTS BAR & GRILL 274 South Harbor Drive (760) 433-8466
HARBOR HOUSE CAFÉ 714 North Coast Hwy. (760) 722-2254
SAN LUIS REY BAKERY & RESTAURANT 490 North El Camino Real (760) 433-7242
FELIX’S BBQ WITH SOUL 3613 Ocean Ranch Blvd. (760) 439-7072
DVS CORK & TAP 560 Greenbrier Drive (760)-231-6377
101 CAFÉ 631 South Coast Hwy. (760) 722-5220
FAT JOE’S O’SIDE 424 S Coast Hwy. (760) 722-5637
SK’S DONUTS 1129 South Coast Hwy. (760) 722-0455
19TEN OCEANSIDE 1910 Oceanside Blvd. (760) 730-5199
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FAIRWAYS KITCHEN & BAR 5201 Village Drive (760) 967-8400
ENZO'S BBQ & ALEHOUSE 4121 Oceanside Blvd. (760) 643-9602
BAR AND GRILLS
THAT BOY GOOD 326 North Horne Street (760) 754-1275
THE DRAFT RESTAURANT & SPORTS BAR 4225 Oceanside Blvd. (760) 631-4700
LE CITRON 524 S Coast Hwy (760) 696-3737 MARY’S FAMILY RESTAURANT 307 North Coast Hwy. (760) 722-3052
GUAHAN GRILL 4259 Oceanside Blvd. (760) 806-4826
START FRESH CAFÉ 1034 South Coast Hwy. (760) 439-7940
PRIMO FOODS 606 Morse Street (760) 439-8711
STRATFORD AT THE HARBOR 280 South Harbor Drive (760) 453-2073
MISS KIM'S BY THAT BOY GOOD 207 N Coast Hwy. (760) 433-4227
SWAMI’S CAFÉ 202 North Coast Hwy. (760) 966-1203 58
BREWERIES/TAP ROOMS BAGBY BEER COMPANY 601 South Coast Hwy.. (760) 270-9075 BARREL REPUBLIC 215 North Coast Hwy. (760) 435-0042 BELCHING BEAVER BREWERY 1334 Rocky Point Drive (760) 599-5832 BLACK PLAGUE BREWING 2550 Jason Court (760) 631-8110 BOOZE BROTHERS BREWERY 606 Mission Ave. (760) 385-3973 BREAKWATER BREWING 101 North Coast Hwy. (760) 433-6064 CRAFT COAST BREWING 275 Mission Ave. (760) 231-1432 KILOWATT BREWING OCEANSIDE TAPROOM & PROVISIONS 406 Mission Ave. (760) 231-1997 kilowatt.beer LEGACY BREWING CO. 363 Airport Road (760) 705-3221 NORTHERN PINE BREWING 326 N. Horne St. (760) 754-1434 OCEANSIDE BREWING COMPANY 312-314 Via Del Norte (760) 453-7900 POUR HOUSE 1903 South Coast Hwy. (760) 730-5944 STONE COMPANY STORE 310 North Tremont Street (760) 529-0002 TAP THAT 3207 Roymar Road Suite E (760) 433-4827 BURGERS ANGELO’S BURGERS 621 North Coast Hwy. (760) 757-5161 ANGELO’S BURGERS 1050 South Coast Hwy. (760) 757-4064
ANGELO’S BURGERS 2035 South Coast Hwy. (760) 757-4064
BROWN CUP 401 North Coast Hwy. (760) 231-7968
THE HABIT BURGER GRILL 2267 South El Camino Real (760) 433-3390
TZONE 318 Pier View Way (760) 299-5678
PAUL’S PLACE 3671 Mission Ave. (760) 721-0124
CAMP COFFEE COMPANY 101 N Cleveland Street (442) 266-2504
PIT STOP DINER 3825 Mission Ave. (760) 901-4299
CAPTAIN’S GROUNDS COFFEE 1832 South Coast Hwy. (760) 522-4271
RUBY’S DINER 1 Oceanside Pier (760) 433-7829 TY’S BURGER HOUSE 515 Mission Street (760) 757-5890 CHINESE CHIN’S SZECHWAN CUISINE 4140 Oceanside Blvd. (760) 631-4808 CHINA FUSION 4225 Oceanside Blvd (760) 726-8888 CHU’S QUIK WOK 815 College Blvd. (760) 726-7771 GREAT WOK OF CHINA 4635 Frazee Road (760) 439-8939 PICK UP STIX 125 Old Grove Road (760) 967-4081 QUIK WOK 2184 Vista Way (760) 439-2228 THE MANDARIN 1058 Mission Ave. (760) 439-0288 COFFEE/TEA
THE CUP 206 Wisconsin Ave. (760) 231-9817 EVERBOWL 2535 Vista Way (760) 754-1572 JB JUICE & COFFEE 4635 Frazee Road (760) 529-0807 JITTERS COFFEE PUB 510 North Coast Hwy. (760) 967-7886 KONA HUT 1940 South Freeman Street (760) 757-7873 LIVING TEA BREWERY & TASTING ROOM 302 Wisconsin Ave (760) 231-9986 NAUTICAL BEAN COFFEE CO. 240 Harbor Drive South (760) 722-4851
101 BAGELS & SUBS 323 North Coast Hwy. (760) 421-6555
IRINA’S BAR & GRILL 3375 Mission Ave. (760) 433-5086
BEACH HUT DELI 280 Mission Ave (760) 529-9767
BOARD & BREW 2213 S El Camino Real Oceanside, CA 92054 (760) 688-9217 THE CHEESESTEAK GRILL 1771 South Oceanside Blvd. (760) 529-0077 CREAM OF THE CROP 2009 South Coast Hwy. (760) 433-2757 creamofthecropnatural.com
HOMESTYLE HAWAIIAN 1950 Oceanside Blvd. Suite R (760) 696-3030 L&L HAWAIIAN BARBECUE 4225 Oceanside Blvd. (760) 726-0888 MAUI HAWAIIAN BBQ 2455 Vista Way (760) 722-8383 OHANA HAWAIIAN BBQ 459 College Blvd. (760) 630-6800
HARBOR PELICAN 1380 North Pacific Street (760) 722-5853
THE SWITCHBOARD 131 South Coast Hwy. (442) 266-2781
I LOVE BAGELS CAFE 3910 Vista Way (760) 945-3838
ICE CREAM/FROZEN YOGURT
I LOVE BAGELS CAFE 4101 Avenida Del Oro (760) 216-6611 SUBMARINA 3809 Plaza Drive (760) 945-7840 Z-MARKET 3200 Mission Ave. (760) 967-2184
BASKIN ROBBINS 1112 South Coast Hwy. (760) 722-0654 DISFRUTA 610 N Redondo Drive (760) 583-5681 FRUGOS YOGURT 3509 Cannon Road (760) 732-1000
FUGU TAIYAKI 410 Mission Ave. (760) 696-3366
PANELS COMIC BOOK COFFEE BAR 713 Mission Ave. Suite A (760) 696-3276
MISSION ASIAN MARKET 3320 Mission Avenue (760) 722-8024
LA MICHOACANA PLUS 1060 Mission Ave. (760) 696-3602
PIER VIEW COFFEE COMPANY 300 Pier View Way (760) 966-1150
MENCHIE'S FROZEN YOGURT 2525C Vista Way (760) 730-5728
BANANA DANG 115 South Coast Hwy. (760) 846-0162
SAN DIEGO COFFEE TEA & SPICE 1722 South Coast Hwy. (760) 439-8001
BLISS TEA & TREATS 301 Mission Ave. (442) 500-4796
STEEL MILL COFFEE 605 Mission Ave Oceanside, CA 92054
BLACK ROCK COFFEE BAR 1918 Oceanside Blvd. (760) 722-7133
TAPIOCA EXPRESS 2611 Vista Way (760) 722-8279
BOUND COFFEE COMPANY 2110 S Coast Hwy Suite C (442) 266-2259
REVOLUTION ROASTERS 1836 South Coast Hwy. (760) 529-9736
EXHALE 236 South Coast Hwy. (760) 231-1743 FLYING PIG PUB & KITCHEN 626 South Tremont Street (760) 453-2940 LOCAL TAP HOUSE 308 South Coast Hwy. (760) 547-1469 MASTERS KITCHEN AND COCKTAIL 208 South Coast Hwy. (760) 231-6278 mastersoceanside.com ROSEWOOD KITCHEN 608 Mission Ave. (760) 231-5886
NANA AND POP’S SWEET SHOP 280 Harbor Drive (760) 722-1723 OCEAN RAINBOW 3784 Mission Ave. (760) 435-0750 RED CUP FROZEN YOGURT 301 Mission Ave. (760) 637-2189 RICOS ANTOJITOS 3753 Mission Ave. (760) 231-7793
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KNOCKOUT PIZZA 401 Mission Ave. (760) 722-8888 kopizza.com
MOUNTAIN MIKE’S PIZZA 455 College Blvd. (760) 295-3121
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DIJA MARA 232 S. Coast Hwy. (760) 231-5376 ITALIAN/PIZZA BENITO'S PIZZA CAFE 610 Mission Ave. (760) 721-3000 BEST PIZZA & BREW OCEANSIDE 1639 S Coast Hwy. (760) 435-1000 BIG BOB’S BEST PIZZA 3617 Ocean Ranch Blvd. (760) 231-5050 BLADE 1936 401 Seagaze Drive (760) 231-1456 BROOKLYN BOYZ PIZZA 2183 Vista Way (760) 757-4992
MANGIA E BEVI 3613 Ocean Ranch Blvd. (760) 231-1225
THE PRIVATEER COAL FIRE PIZZA 1706 Pacific Coast Hwy. (760) 453-2500 theprivateercoalfirepizza.com ROMA’S PIZZA & GRILL 617 North Redondo Drive (760) 757-2003 ROUND TABLE PIZZA 3440 Marron Road (760) 434-5977 TONY PEPPERONI PIZZERIA 805 College Blvd. (760) 726-6400 TWO BROTHERS FROM ITALY 4760 Oceanside Blvd. (760) 758-3638 1001 South Coast Hwy. (760) 758-3638
CARMINE’S 119 South Coast Hwy. (760) 966-6888
UPPER CRUST PIZZA 4196 Oceanside Blvd. (760) 630-9330
CUSIMANO’S PIZZERIA 3809 Plaza Drive (760) 414-1200
VENETOS 608 North Coast Hwy. (760) 722-1228
DOMINIC’S AT THE HARBOR RESTAURANT & PIZZERIA 268 Harbor Drive South (760) 754-1881
ZIGZAG PIZZA 333 North Myers Street (760) 433-1555
FUNK N GOOD PIZZA 209 North Tremont Street (760) 231-5173 FRATELLI’S 3915 Mission Ave. (760) 696-9007 GIANNI’S PIZZA 3910 West Vista Way (760) 724-2670 GRAZIANO'S PIZZARIA 101 Old Grove Road (760) 231-5990 KILLER PIZZA FROM MARS 3772 Mission Ave. (760) 722-6060
JAMAICAN ONE LOVE ISLAND CUISINE 4225 Oceanside Blvd. (760) 685-4618 JAPANESE/SUSHI/POKE CAFÉ DE THAI & SUSHI 4196 Oceanside Blvd. (760) 945-5533 GO GO JAPAN SUSHI 4121 Oceanside Blvd (760) 630-1288 HARNEY SUSHI 301 Mission Ave (760) 967-1820 harneysushi.com KAMPAI SUSHI 1906 Oceanside Blvd. (760) 757-1484
KYOTO'S JAPANESE MARKET 559 Greenbrier Drive (760) 757-5456
WU LAN RAMEN TAP HOUSE 4645 Frazee Road Suite F (760) 453-7526
LOVE BOAT SUSHI 125 Old Grove Road (760) 721-3737
YUKIYA SUSHI 2415 Vista Way (760) 439-3283
THE POKI CAFE 3910 West Vista Way (760) 458-3986
POKI POKI 3480 Marron Road (760) 295-9086 POKI POKI #2 4140 Oceanside Blvd. (760) 295-4924 RISING SUN SUSHI 272 South Harbor Drive (760) 277-0582
M. BBQ 2216 S El Camino Real (760) 433-1888 MR. BIBI 208 North Coast Hwy. (442) 266-8269 SONU BBQ 3744 Mission Ave. (760) 696-3686 MEDITERRANEAN
SUNSHINE POKE & SUSHI 224 North Coast Hwy. (760) 231-5481
MAAN’S MEDITERRANEAN GRILL 4259 Oceanside Blvd. Ste.107 (760) 726-2249
SUNSHINE KITCHEN 1006 Mission Ave. (442) 222-1811
SUSHI N JOY 2530 Vista Way (760) 721-1888 SUSHI4REEL 4750 Oceanside Blvd. Suite A-20 (760) 659-6784 TERI CAFÉ 2216 South El Camino Real (760) 722-8399 TERI CAFÉ II 3809 Plaza Drive (760) 945-8888 THE POKE CAFÉ 3910 Vista Way (760) 458-3986 UMI JAPANESE GRILL & CAFÉ 401 Mission Ave. (760) 439-3566 WARAII SUSHI 4225 Oceanside Blvd. (760) 630-3770
ANITA’S MEXICAN RESTAURANT & CANTINA 2250 South El Camino Real (760) 757-7745 ANITA’S MEXICAN RESTAURANT & CANTINA 1714 South Coast Hwy. (760) 722-6323 anitasoceanside101.com CARTE BLANCHE BISTRO & BAR 339 North Cleveland Street (760) 231-5370 CAFÉ ROSARITA 1816 Oceanside Blvd. (760) 722-6224 CARLITO’S CHICKEN 158 Roymar Road (760) 433-3427 CEJA’S MEXICAN DINER & GRILL 4259 Oceanside Blvd. (760) 945-2199
WICKED POKE 2401 Vista Way (760) 529-0774
COLIMA’S MEXICAN RESTAURANT 404 Pier View Way (760) 439-4045
THE WHET NOODLE 1815 South Coast Hwy. (760) 453-2738
DE KOTIJA’S TACO SHOP 3504 College Blvd (760) 758-0399
WRENCH & RODENT SEABASSTROPUB 1815 South Coast Hwy. (760) 271-0531
DIEGO’S MEXICAN FOOD 1030 South Coast Hwy. (760) 721-1985
EL CHAPÍN 3753 Mission Ave. (760) 842-7683
ROBERTO’S TACO SHOP #13 518 Oceanside Blvd. (760) 757-2377
MARISCO’S ENSENADA 1405 South El Camino Real (760) 967-6024
EL MUNDO DE MARISCOS 3110 San Luis Rey Road (760) 754-8922
ROBERTO’S TACO SHOP 2983 Via Las Rosas (760) 433-5004
OCEANSIDE BROILER 1325 North Harbor Drive (760) 722-3474
FIESTA MEXICANA 3784 Mission Ave. (760) 757-9872
SAN LUIS REY BAKERY & RESTAURANT 490 North El Camino Real (760) 433-7242
TIN FISH OCEANSIDE 302 North The Strand (760) 966-0007
GOURMET TAMALES 3616 Ocean Ranch Blvd. (760) 439-3343 JALISCO CANTINA 213 North Coast Hwy. (760) 429-1679 JOHNNY MANANA’S 308 Mission Ave (760) 721-9999 KING BURRITO 3490 Marron Road (760) 720-9747 LA FUENTE DE MARISCOS 2936 Oceanside Blvd. (760) 529-0150 LA PERLA TAPATIA 625 North Redondo Drive (760) 722-2877 LA PERLA TAPATIA 1910 Mission Ave (760) 721-8486 LOS TACOS 2183 Vista Way (760) 757-8226 MARIETA’S 485 Vandegrift Blvd. (760) 967-1769 MARISCOS EL PULPO LOKO 1906 Oceanside Blvd. (760) 547-5624 MARISCOS ENSENADA 1405 South El Camino Real (760) 967-6024 MI ASADOR MEXICAN AND SEAFOOD RESTAURANT 4750 Oceanside Blvd. (760) 806-6684 MIRAMAR FISH TACOS & BEER 41 Douglas Drive (760) 721-2147 PEDRO’S TACOS 656 Benet Road (760) 722-7221 POLLOS MARIA 125 Old Grove Road (760) 435-9071 pollosmaria.com
SANCHO'S TACOS 400 Mission Ave. (760) 231-8228 SEÑOR GRUBBYS 311 N. Tremont St. (760) 721-6040 eatgrubbys.com MARISCOS EL PULPO LOKO 1906 Oceanside Blvd. (760) 547-5624
333 PACIFIC 333 North Pacific Street (760) 433-3333
PHO HA 3905 Mission Ave (760) 754-5267
HUNTER STEAK HOUSE 1221 Vista Way (760) 433-2633
PHO HOUSE 3753 Mission Ave. (760) 754-9999
PHO OCEANSIDE 518 Oceanside Blvd. (760) 754-2828
SAVORY THAI 3829 Plaza Drive (760) 806-9606
PANCA PERUVIAN CUISINE & ROTISSERIE 1902 South Coast Hwy. (760) 722-3396
THAI THAI 4121 Oceanside Blvd. (760) 295-5445
SEAFOOD 333 PACIFIC 333 North Pacific Street (760) 433-3333
THAI GARDEN 4750 Oceanside Blvd. (760) 940-1009
HARBOR FISH & CHIPS 276 Harbor Drive South (760) 722-4977
THAI TABLE 1910 Oceanside Blvd. (760) 721-4850
HELLO BETTY FISH HOUSE 211 Mission Ave. (760) 722-1008
VEGAN EVE OCEANSIDE 507 North Coast Hwy. (760) 231-1052
JOE’S CRAB SHACK 314 Harbor Drive (760) 722-1345
THE PLOT 1733 South Coast Hwy. (442) 266-820 theplotrestaurant.com
LIGHTHOUSE OYSTER BAR & GRILL 262 Harbor Drive South (760) 433-1900 lighthouseoceanside.com 61
PHO BOWL & GRILL 1006 Mission Ave. Ste. C (760) 453-2999
SABAI SABAI THAI KITCHEN 1906 Oceanside Blvd. (760) 529-5597
MR. PHO 4750 Oceanside Blvd. (760) 940-1306
ND BANH MI 4160 Oceanside Blvd Ste. 169 (760) 726-4650.
CAFÉ DE THAI & SUSHI 4196 Oceanside Blvd. TONY’S FRESH MEXICAN FOOD (760) 945-5533 2983 Via Las Rosas OCEAN THAI (760) 433-5004 2455 Vista Way (760) 722-9779 VALERIE’S TACO SHOP 3617 Ocean Ranch Blvd. OCEAN THAI (760) 712-1296 3846 Mission Ave #A3 VALERIE'S TACO SHOP (760) 967-9901 1006 Mission Ave. RIM TALAY (760) 231-1824 508 Mission Ave (760) 435-2007 VALERIES TACO STAND 2213 S El Camino Real (760) 231-5458
YUMMY PHO 4225 Oceanside Blvd. (760) 631-1800 WINE BARS/WINERIES BEACH HOUSE WINERY 1534 Sleeping Indian Road (760) 732-3236 COOMBER CRAFT WINES 611 Mission Ave. (760) 231-8022 coomberwines.com GOLDEN COAST MEAD 4093 Oceanside Blvd Ste G. (760) 630-4468 MATTUCCI WINERY 3830 Oceanic Drive, Suite 407 (760) 305-8435 ORFILA VINEYARDS & WINERY 221 N Cleveland Street (760) 755-7040 THE MILLER’S TABLE 514 S Coast Hwy. (442) 615-7200 THE PRIVATEER MARKETPLACE & WINE BAR 1704 South Coast Hwy. (760) 453-2254 privateer-marketplace.com
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