The November/December issue of The Osider Magazine 2022

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NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2022

THE PHOTO ISSUE Paddle Out for

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Coastal Exposures THE OSIDER SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER 2022

Clay Kreiner switch frontside flips at the Mini Ramp Jam contest at the Mission Pacific Hotel. The oneday event sponsored by Visit Oceanside, brought some of the world's best skateboarders to compete for thousands of dollars in prize money. Photo by Zach Cordner



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CONTENTS NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2022 VOLUME 9 / ISSUE 6

D E P A R T M E N T S 4 COASTAL EXPOSURES Featuring our best images of Oceanside on tap Photography by Zach Cordner 8 SET IN STONE Remembering Schmidty 12 OCEANSIDE’S FINEST • Corie Slali Sandor & Denise McConnell 14 GREEN O • CRRA Comes to Oceanside 16 HIDDEN GEMS • Eris Food Co 18 LOCAL FLAVOR • With Chef Ramiro of TLC - The Lab 20 HOMEGROWN • Derick Jones 24 ARTS • Zoe Guitars 58 COMMUNITY • Community Roots Farm 62 LOCAL RETAILER • Pappy’s Market 64 LOCAL BUSINESS • MH Custom Printing

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66 COASTAL • Ryes & Grind 68 COASTAL • Curry & More 70 COASTAL • Communal 72 RESTAURANT AND BAR GUIDE The Osider guide to all the best bars and eateries in town 78 FAST FORWARD TO YESTERDAY Junior Seau Beach Community Center

F E A T U R E S 36 TEN THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT OCEANSIDE'S MARKETS Learn the history of our city’s local stores, shops, and grocers 40 PADDLE OUT FOR SCHMIDTY Saying Goodbye to our Friend and Editor, Aaron Schmidt 44 THE 2022 PHOTO ISSUE The best photos of the year from Oceanside photographers

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SET IN STONE

Aaron Schmidt

A word from the publisher

1972-2022

Here at The Osider, there are two things we love more than anything else: taking amazing photos and writing great stories to share in the pages of our humble magazine. Normally, it’s the fun part of our workload and the words come fairly easy, but, in full transparency, this is the hardest time I have ever had putting pen to paper. We recently lost the glue to everything we do here at the magazine in Aaron Schmidt’s sudden passing. Aaron was a true friend, amazing father, great writer, and our Editorial Director. This is the person who takes what we write, cross-checks our work, and, as he would jokingly say, “polish our turds.” His sense of humor was sharp as a tack and his knowledge of making magazines was second to none. He’ll truly be missed by his family, friends, and colleagues alike. We proudly dedicate this issue to Aaron in honor of all of his hard work, friendship, and dedication to the craft. We love you, Aaron, and know you are looking down, correcting my spelling as I write. Aaron is survived by his two sons, Avery and Kagan. We have set up a GoFundMe for his family listed below. Never forget Aaron Schmidt.

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CONTENTS NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2022 VOLUME 9 / ISSUE 6

PUBLISHER Jamey Stone/Publisher/Co-Founder stone@theosider.com EDITORIAL Zach Cordner/Creative Director/Co-Founder zach@theosider.com Dwayne Carter/Design Director dwayne@theosider.com Shelby Rowe/Editor shelbyamrowe@gmail.com R.I.P. Aaron Schmidt/Editorial Director ADVERTISING Nolan Woodrell/Advertising Director nolan@theosider.com Kathleen Larson/Advertising Sales bepollinated@gmail.com ADMINISTRATION Alicia Stone CONTRIBUTORS Steve Barnard, Ciara Dominique, Michelle Kaplow, Eric Klier, Katie LaLicata, Colin Leibold, Jesse Lopez, Kristi Hawthorne, Mort Hunter, Leah Lee, Lisett Marie, Vladimir Medvinsky, Kevin Mijares, Jens Ochlich, Joe Picciolo, Shelby Rowe, Elizabeth Schwartze, Tray Seidler, Alicia Stone SPECIAL THANKS Oceanside Historical Society, Tim Wrisley, Amber Lussier, Alondra Figueroa, Bruce The Trenchcoat Guy, Anamarina Hernandez, The Carter Family, The Woodrell Family, The Becker Family, Ron Goodin, Bailey Stone, Braden Stone, Judy Camp, The Hoffer Family, Steve and Linda Josepho, Jean Josepho, Bottom Line Management, Oceanside Museum of Art, and all of our advertisers

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Oceanside's Finest CORIE SLALI SANDOR & DENISE MCCONNELL WORDS: ELIZABETH SCHWARTZE PHOTO: ZACH CORDNER

On a warm fall day near the grounds of the now shuttered Garrison Elementary, Corie Slali Sandor and Denise McConnell reminisce about the beginning of their thriving non-profit, BASE Programs. In 20 08, the seedling of a great idea— combined with the power of friendship, and hard work—is now a dream-come-to-fruition, and Garrison Elementary is where it began. BASE stands for Before and After School Enrichment and is implemented in seven school sites in Oceanside, currently serving around 1,000 students. Corie and Denise are Osiders throughand-through, and their continued dedication to Oceanside’s youth through enrichment programs make them two of Oceanside’s Finest. Denise’s family arrived in California via Camp Pendleton with the Marine Corps. She grew up attending local schools including Libby Elementary, San Luis Rey Elementary, Jefferson Middle School, and graduated from El Camino High School. Other than a brief tour in Arizona, Denise has called Oceanside home for most of her life. Corie grew up in San Diego and moved to Oceanside in seventh grade. After a few moves around North County, she graduated from Calvary Christian and, as quickly as possible, returned to Oceanside at eighteen years-old. The two ladies met at California State University, San Marcos (CSUSM) where they majored in Human Development with an emphasis in Children’s Services. Both Corie and Denise were working on their

undergraduate degrees at CSUSM and teaching after school enrichment programs separately when the principal of Garrison Elementary, Margie Oliver, recommended creating an all-encompassing before and after school program for children. After pooling resources, garnering support, and creating a multi-faceted program, in 2008, the ladies received their 501 (c)(3) designation and BAS E Programs began to: Encourage Imagination, Cultivate Curiosity, and Spark Creativity. BASE is now implemented for students from transitional kindergarten (TK) to fifth grade at seven campuses in Oceanside. With approximately fifty

“Gone are the days of babysitting programs. The hours before and after school are now a platform for creative learning on school campuses” employees, BASE programs are elevating before and after school programs so students are engaged and learning: Academics, Athletics, and Enrichment to complete whole child educational models. “Gone are the days of babysitting programs. The hours before and after school are now a platform for creative learning on school campuses,” their website iterates. There are between 8001,000 Oceanside students enrolled in BASE Programs, with a waitlist at every location. Corie and Denise emphasize how the people

and institutions in Oceanside made this dream come true. “There’s nowhere else we could’ve grown this,” emphasizes Corie, “Oceanside Unified School District has done nothing but facilitate our passion and help us build our program from the ground up. That’s pretty amazing for a school district!” The local colleges (Mira Costa, Palomar, and CSUSM) are also excellent resources for recruiting employees. “We need to take care of our own community, and with our model, many of our employees can go on to be teachers. We can mentor young adults through their journey.” Corie and Denise are even in the position to hire their former students; they currently have three employees who were once BASE Program students. And in 2022, the future of BASE Programs is bright with infinite growth potential to more campuses and different cities. After fourteen years, Corie and Denise have created an exemplary program that is uniquely Oceanside—forged by a love for enriching the lives of children and stoked by the support of their beloved city. They give credit to their own families for supporting their efforts and explain, “Oceanside is the best place to raise kids.” Thank you, Corie and Denise for investing in Oceanside youth, investing in our community, and making it a better place—you are Oceanside’s Finest!

For more info on BASE Programs, please go to: baseprograms.com


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THE OSIDER NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2022

CRRA Comes to Oceanside!

Zero waste professionals from all over California and the world gathered in Oceanside from September 6th-9th, resulting in the largest conference ever hosted in Oceanside. Back in person for the first time in three years, the California Resource Recovery Association attracted 650 in-person attendees and 150 virtual attendees. Participants joined industry experts to learn from over 100 presenters about zero waste, organics recycling, climate action, circular economy policy, and more. Just footsteps from the glistening Pier and Downtown Oceanside, participants were wowed at the start of each conference day with Keynotes provided by Mayor Sanchez, Jessica Waite, and others. With 1,920 hotel bookings and an estimated local economic value of over $800,000 dollars in just four days, to local tours of the Deer Park Monastery, Pala Transfer Station, El Corazon 14

Compost Facility, and the Green Oceanside Kitchen, to a volunteer led beach clean-up—the CRRA 2022 Conference was an inspiring time had by all. Following the successful four days, this experience will certainly serve as a blueprint for many future Oceanside conferences to come.


City of Oceanside: Outstanding Zero Waste Achievement Award for the Food Scraps Recycling Campaign. This collaborative effort led to over 1,700 businesses and 600 multifamily complexes with food scraps recycling. The Plot: Outstanding Waste Prevention Award for their innovative approach to every possible waste stream in this plant-based restaurant. Ironman 70.3 Oceanside: Outstanding Practices in Venue/Event Resource Recovery Award for this signature Oceanside event that has worked hard to reduce waste and promote food recovery.

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Hidden Gems THE OSIDER NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2022

Triple Taco Combo

Chikun Bakon Ranch Sando

Bam Bam Burger

ERIS FOOD CO Oceanside holds many hidden gems, but The Osider has found one that won’t be hidden for too long. Eris Food Co is conveniently located at 302 Wisconsin Avenue, perfectly situated in downtown with beach-walk access. Once this hidden gem is found, nothing but amazing and delicious food awaits as the treasure. Owner, Scott Steele, is a foodie, an artist, and a creative genius. His food is not only delectable and made-from-scratch, but it’s also vegan—100% vegan. The food creations are out of this world and it’s a treasure for every customer. Eris is the Greek goddess of chaos, and Steele claims, “embracing chaos and the creativity that comes with it celebrates the ups and downs of life.” Since September 7, 2021, Steele has been sharing space with Living Tea Kombucha and building his clientele with consistently delicious food. The word-of-mouth marketing is working because the delicious food brings customers back, and they tell a friend. A chef and restaurateur for nearly thirty years, Steele loves the vibe in Oceanside. “I really wanted my next restaurant to be in Oceanside. I love it here.” Absolutely every food item in the restaurant is made fresh daily and from scratch, and 100 percent free of animal by-products. Even the ketchup is made from scratch, and it’s absolutely amazing. Steele is excited for the vegan culinary world as it’s really upping its game. Steele proudly states, “it’s real good food and not pretentious.

WORDS: ELIZABETH SCHWARTZE PHOTOS: ZACH CORDNER

Vegan, vegetarian, non-vegan—you’re going to like it. My quality is my hallmark.” The Triple Taco Combo is one of the most popular menu items; it contains an adobado, fysh, and sweet potato taco. Pair the tacos and burgers with the galactic monster sweet potato fries, and it’s a culinary palate-pleasing piece of food art. The Bam-Bam burger is topped with a fresh bam-bam sauce and is more-than-a-mouthful that will please any burger lover. The flatbread pizzas are deep-dish style, and packed with flavor to share as it’s a glutton of delicious food in one pan. Of course, there’s lots of yummy, refreshing Living Tea Kombucha on tap to wash down, and complement every meal. Not only is the food delicious, but the vibe is part of the experience. Steele partners with local artists and proudly displays their work. The vintage rock and surf posters are a nostalgic trip. Steele curates his walls, stating “it’s all an art project. The food. The vibe. The music.” Since food is both his hallmark and an art project, many of the dishes have their own graphic—a sort of personality to pay tribute to the food creation. Steele is constantly creating in the kitchen, and new to the menu, he’s excited to feature chilaquiles. Chilaquiles is a comfort breakfast food found in Mexican homes, and Steele’s will be epic (and vegan)! Eris Food Co is open seven days a week from 11am-7pm. Stop in and eat good food, drink good ‘booch, and enjoy the experience. 16

Owner, Scott Steele

Eris Food Co 302 Wisconsin Avenue erisfood.com @erisfoodco



Local Flavor THE OSIDER NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2022

HOW TO MAKE FRIED CHICKEN AND HOMEMADE BISCUITS With Chef Ramiro Guerra, Executive Chef & Partner of TLC - The Lab Collaborative PHOTOS: ZACH CORDNER

“ I chose this dish because we are a scratch kitchen and most of our dishes use many recipes that would make it tough for a home cook. This one is delicious and one of the most sold dishes. Also, the biscuit is something I’m proud of.” — Chef Ramiro

Country Gravy (8 cups) Ingredients: 8 ounces sausage crumble 4 tablespoons butter ½ cup flour 1 ½ tablespoons garlic 1 ½ teaspoons granulated onion 1 ½ teaspoons granulated garlic 1/2 tablespoon black pepper 2 teaspoons white pepper ½ teaspoon nutmeg ½ teaspoon ground bay leaf 1 ½ teaspoons salt 5 cups heavy cream 2 cups half & half ¼ cup parsley ¼ cup green onion

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Saute sausage and butter. Add flour and cook for one minute. Add a bit of cream and mix well so there aren’t any lumps. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well, then bring to a soft slow boil. Cool and refrigerate.


Buttermilk Biscuit (6 servings)

Part 2: Chicken Breading Procedure

Ingredients:

Ingredients:

½ pound butter 2 cups flour 1 teaspoon salt 4 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1 cup buttermilk

Preparation:

Preparation: •

Mix all dry ingredients.

Cut in butter with flour mix.

Add buttermilk and mix with a spoon loosely, then place on a clean counter dusted with flour and knead.

Roll out to 1/2 inch thick, then fold and roll three times to 3/4 inch thick.

Cut into 8 rectangles.

Bake at 450 degrees for 1520 minutes.

Fried Chicken:

2 quarts Oside Flour 1 pound boneless chicken 2 eggs 1 ½ cups buttermilk Seasoned salt for seasoning •

Mix eggs with buttermilk and season with seasoned salt.

Pound out chicken for faster cooking to 1/4 inch thick. This gives you a more breaded surface which everybody loves.

Dredge pounded chicken in Oside Flour then the buttermilk egg mix, then again in the Oside Flour.

Place in hot oil around 350 degrees. Make sure there’s enough oil to cover the chicken.

Cook and flip until it reaches 165 degrees. Remove chicken.

Cut a biscuit in half, place chicken on top of the biscuit, then pour gravy all over and enjoy.

Part 1: Oside Flour (2 quarts)

Ingredients: 4 cups ap flour 2 cups cornstarch 2 cups potato starch ½ cup seasoned salt

Preparation: •

Combine all


Homegrown THE OSIDER NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2022

DERICK JONES WORDS: JAMEY STONE PHOTO: ZACH CORDNER

To say that Derick Jones is cut from true Osider cloth is a huge understatement. Born and raised by lifelong Osiders, his parents, Mike Jones and Becky Walker, did everything they could to raise a young man in the rough environment that Oceanside once was. I grew up with Mike and Becky, and remember when Derick was just a little toddler hanging at Buccaneer Park while we all played basketball and had amazing BBQ’s. There were always distractions in the hood, but Derick fell in love with basketball, which helped him stay focused on his game and not the streets. A s a yo u n g te e n, D e r i c k p u s h e d t h e boundaries as most young men do. His mom eventually sent him to live with his dad in the valley where he played ball for El Camino High School and later graduated. For the next year or so, he was running wild in the streets until one fateful day when he ran into his high school coach and mentor, Ray Johnson. Ray was coaching at Palomar College and got Derick back on the court where he worked his way to the starting point guard position. He played for two years and, along the way, had his twin boys Malik and Mahki. Now having a family to support, Derick took up coaching full time. First, at Mission Vista High as an assistant, then back to Palomar for three years. Then, something amazing happened. In the beginning of 2022, Derick’s high school alma mater called and offered him the head coaching position. He jumped at the opportunity and started coaching at El Camino right away. Derick loves coaching these kids and hopes to help them succeed in life the same way Coach Ray had helped him. Oceanside is changing and with gentrification in full swing, it’s not as tough as it used to be. It’s allowing Oceanside to be less focused on gangs and territory, and is letting the next generation have a more creative outlet to express their true talents, Derick says. Oceanside is on the map in a whole new light. It will no longer just be San Diego to Los Angeles because Oceanside is front and center for everyone to see—thanks to folks like Coach Ray and Derick who are dedicated to helping the younger generations succeed. Keep up the good work Derick, we see you shining. Follow Derick on Instagram: @itsdon_3

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The O'side Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning in downtown Oceanside. For more info go to: osideturkeytrot.com

NOVEMBER 2022 SUNDAY

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Comedy Night @ The Privateer Marketplace 7:30-8:30pm

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Wheel of Fortune Live @ Harrahs 3pm

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Comedy Night @ The Privateer Marketplace 7:30-8:30pm

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Comedy Night @ The Privateer Marketplace 7:30-8:30pm

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Farmer's Market 9am-1pm

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Sunset Market 5-9pm

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Comedy Night @ The Privateer Marketplace 7:30-8:30pm

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THURSDAY

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Farmer's Market 9am-1pm

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Farmer's Market 9am-1pm

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Bike the Coast @ Oceanside Pier 6:30am-5pm Oceanside Historical Society Downtown History Walk 9-11am

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VETERAN'S DAY

Sunset Market 5-9pm

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Valley Arts Festival @ Heritage Park 11am-3pm Nikki Glaser @ Harrahs 8pm

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Sunset Market 5-9pm

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THANKSGIVING O'SIDE TURKEY TROT 6:45AM-12PM

Surf College Cup @ SoCal Sport Complex

Surf College Cup @ SoCal Sport Complex

Merry Makers Fair @ Lot 35 Downtown Oceanside 10am-4pm

Sip & Shop @ Downtown Oceanside 1-4pm

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Surf College Cup @ SoCal Sport Complex Merry Makers Fair @ Lot 35 Downtown Oceanside 10am-4pm

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ZACH CORDNER

Community Events Calendar November/December 2022

DECEMBER 2022 SUNDAY

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

1

Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony & Gift Market @ Regal Plaza 5-9pm

FRIDAY

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First Friday: Oceanside Art Walk @ Artist Alley 5-9pm

Farmer's Market 9am-1pm Sunset Market 5-9pm

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Legends National Cup @ SoCal Sports Complex

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CHRISTMAS

5

12

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HANUKKAH STARTS

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KWANZAA

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Comedy Night @ The Privateer Marketplace 7:30-8:30pm

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Comedy Night @ The Privateer Marketplace 7:30-8:30pm

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Comedy Night @ The Privateer Marketplace 7:30-8:30pm

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Comedy Night @ The Privateer Marketplace 7:30-8:30pm

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Farmer's Market 9am-1pm

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Farmer's Market 9am-1pm

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Legends National Cup @ SoCal Sports Complex Oceanside Historical Society Downtown History Walk 9-11am

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Sunset Market 5-9pm

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SATURDAY

Parade of Lights @ Oceanside Harbor 7-9pm

Sunset Market 5-9pm

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Farmer's Market 9am-1pm Sunset Market 5-9pm

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Arts

THE OSIDER NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2022

ZOE GUITARS WORDS: SHELBY ROWE PHOTOS: ZACH CORDNER

True craftsmanship is hard to ignore. It awes and amazes at first sight, and Zoe Guitars is no exception. Nestled on Copperwood Way off Mission Avenue, Shawn Weimer’s studio and showroom offers musicians a completely unique experience— both when they play their Zoe and shop for it. While Shawn has been building under the name Zoe Guitars for sometime, between seven to nine years, he’s been putting in the hours as a

luthier for the past thirty years, specializing specifically in acoustic guitars. “All these things are such completely different beasts and it takes completely different toolings and time. So, yeah, just building acoustic guitars is enough,” Shawn said. “I used to have hair.” If losing hair is a testament to hard work, then Shawn takes gold. When he first started Zoe Guitars, he was building around eight guitars per month. After learning his process, you’ll wonder 24

if Shawn lives in a parallel universe where more than twenty-four hours exist in a day. Each Zoe Guitar is of heirloom quality and is a truly one-of-a-kind piece of art, requiring meticulous design and planning. Before he even starts building, Shawn learns his client’s musical ambitions and strumming style, and goes through what seems like an endless list of possibilities. “A lot of people who buy or order, they want something that no one else has. So, we really start from the ground up and over the period of seven days to four, five, or even six weeks, we go through the process of what we’re going to build. And that’s before we even get started,” Shawn said. Each one of Shawn’s guitars is built to order with the highest quality of wood and customized to each client’s preference. So, there’s little wonder as to why people who want a truly unique and never-before-seen piece call up Shawn. Before even thinking about building, Shawn walks his client through a process where they survey different types of woods for their tonal quality, color, and durability. It always goes back to the client and what they want, but such a detailed process can often be jarring. “When they start seeing the possibilities, it overwhelms them a lot of times,” Shawn said. “So we make it a fun process and what we end up doing is finally making something with really unique and one-of-a-kind woods,” Shawn said. “Even if there’s a similar model, it’s not going to be the same. There’s no way. Just the woods itself are going to be so unique.” It’s all in the tonewood, and choosing the right tonewoods cannot be stressed enough. Going into detail on his website, Shawn writes,


Owner, Shawn Weimer

“tonewoods are at the very core and identity of what an acoustic guitar is. The choices here not only have an aesthetic impact, but the guitar’s very voice depends on the combination chosen for the soundboard (top) and tonewood (back and sides).” S haw n’s sele ctio n of exotic wo ods is unmatched, providing his clients with options from Mahogany, East Indian Redwood, Lutz Spruce, and Walnut—just to name a small handful of his expansive inventory. With a past life in woodworking, Shawn’s knowledge for woods is abundant, which is why he’s there to help his client’s every step of the way. Even the most experienced musicians aren’t well-versed in the different types of tonewoods that are responsible for their sound. So, Shawn has created an educational process so they can make informed decisions about the details of their custom guitar. “Going through that process with them is such a blast. It’s the funnest part, to see them discover the possibilities, then finally handing it over to them and letting them see it and play it,” Shawn said. It’s clear the lengths Shawn will go for his clients and his dedication to his craftsmanship. Each Zoe is built with a deep love and passion, a drive Shawn says wasn’t always there. Zoe Guitars served as a rebirth for Shawn’s purpose, birthing from an unfortunate tragedy. In 2008, Shawn’s son unexpectedly passed away, uprooting an unfathomable grief only those having experienced would understand. It wasn’t until Shawn’s granddaughter, Zoe, was born—her name meaning life and abundant living in Greek— that he found a second wind for life, his craft, and the name for his next business. “Seeing the incredible beauty of this tiny new life seems to renew our desire to want to live again. But, not just live, but to actually thrive,” Shawn writes on his website. “The renewed energy

and desire inflamed my continuing passion to build high-end, quality acoustic guitars. In many ways, Zoe Guitars is a symbolic statement to breathe and live again.” This passion is clear in Shawn’s craftsmanship and caught the eye of one particular client who contacted him for a truly unique heirloom piece to commemorate his son’s passing. The client wanted his guitar to be built with Kauri wood from New Zealand that’s carbon-dated at 52,000 years old. Originally, Shawn tried to talk him out of it, but the client was persistent given the significance of the wood in his family. “It was scary [to work with the wood]. I asked my supplier for extra pieces because I 25

wasn’t sure how it was going to bend,” Shawn said. “I did a test bend on it just to make sure and it’s so brittle, but man it bends like butter. It actually worked out pretty well on the first try with that wood.” The details on the guitar are inarguably stunning, garnished with eye-catching abalone inlay and binding. It’s more on the gaudy size of what Shawn usually makes, he says, but one of his favorite projects to date. Sharing a similar story with his client, Shawn’s connection to this guitar—just like all his others—runs deep. “I know it’s going to be a rough one when I deliver it because he lost his son and it rocked their world, and I relate to that part,” Shawn said. “Some tears are going to be shed. But, that’s the part I really like. I like creating something for someone that I know they’re going to appreciate.” If you’d like to get your hands on a Zoe Guitar, you can contact Shawn directly through his website.

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Oceanside’s Markets WORDS: KRISTI HAWTHORNE PHOTOS COURTESY OF OCEANSIDE HISTORICAL SOCIETY

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When Oceanside was first established in the 1880s, the need for a local grocer or food market was immediate. As Oceanside grew, larger chain stores eventually located here, such as the A&P grocery store, one of the largest in the country. In the 1950s, several local markets joined together for purchasing power and to offer shoppers competitive pricing. They included: Toeller's Food Store along with the Beehive, Swanson's, Hightower, Tuten's, Wisconsin, and Farrell's Markets. An ad was placed in the newspaper saying that this enabled “them to buy the same as” larger chains and pass the savings on. The message even then was to “shop local.” While there have been hundreds of markets and groceries operating in Oceanside over the years, here is a look at some of the earliest and a few of the favorites.

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The Bunker family, owners of Oceanside Meat Market.

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One of the earliest markets was owned by Oscar M. Reece, who offered fresh fruit from local orchards along with butter and other dairy products from farmers in the San Luis Rey Valley. By 1886, Theodore Bunker opened the Oceanside Meat Market on North Cleveland Street near his boarding house.

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In 1900, brothers John F. and Henry B. Martin arrived in Oceanside and opened Martin Brothers' Meat Market on Second Street (Mission Avenue). The Martins leased land on the Kelley ranch where they raised their cattle. Frank Martin offered a delivery service, providing customers convenient home delivery, even traveling out to the San Luis Rey Valley. The Martin family opened a new market in 1923 at the northwest corner of Second (Mission Avenue) and Tremont Streets.

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Tom Ramos came with his family from New Mexico in 1921. For several years he was the manager of the Humpty Dumpty Store on Second Street (Mission Avenue). In 1931, Tom opened his own store at 129 South Hill Street (Coast Highway).

Martin Brothers Meat Market,1900.

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William Contreras and Carlos Gelpi together formed Contreras & Gelpi, a local grocery store that still has its mark in downtown Oceanside. In 1927, they moved to 408 Third Street (Pier View Way) and painted their names on the east side of the historic Schuyler building, now known as the Brick Hotel. They later relocated to 215 North Cleveland Street and were so successful, they opened a second store on Second Street (Mission Avenue).

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The Eastside neighborhood had its own markets which catered largely to its residents. One of the earliest was the Mission Market located at

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Dale Buell's Grocery Store, 1930s.

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MacCallum Market, 202 Wisconsin Ave, circa 1944.

South O Red & White Market's last day of business, 2019. Anthony, Lina, Mary and Mel Spano, Red & White Market, 1984.

1502 Mission Avenue. It opened in 1937 and was once owned by Manuel Castorena. It was later sold to Sylvester “Syl” Diaz who operated it for years. Ygnacio and Socorro Adame established the La Chiquita Market in 1945 at 410 San Diego Street where Socorro cooked and sold fresh tortillas and tamales, and provided fresh produce and other grocery items. In 1948, Lucy and Marie Chavez opened the East Star Market at 420 San Diego Street.

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A ndrew A lanzo “ Lo n” B uell arrived in Oceanside in 1926 and established a grocery store and market at 206 North Hill Street (Coast Highway) that became popular with residents. His brother Dale Buell also operated a grocery store which was located at 316 Third Street (Pier View Way).

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Vaughn's Market, at 308 South Hill Street (Coast Highway), was a family-owned business for over fifty years. John and Patricia Vaughan purchased the grocery business from B. N. Ruebush in 1948 and gave the market their name. For many years the market was operated by their children, Jack and Jill Vaughn.

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T. Murray and Jessie MacCallum opened a neighborhood market on Wisconsin Avenue in about 1940. After the MacCallum’s sold the business, it was renamed the Wisconsin Market and was known as “the little store across the tracks.”

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The Hightower Market at 606 Morse Street operated for over fifty years, opening in 1950. In 2003, it became the popular Primo’s Market 39

offering fresh meats and produce along with grilled and prepared foods.

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Anthony Spano came to Oceanside in 1952 from New York. In 1959, he and his brother, Mel, purchased the Tuten Market building at 510 Vista Way and opened the Red & White Market. The store was a fixture in South Oceanside and closed after sixty years in 2019. Today, the Spano family continues ownership of the Red & White Market at 700 North Coast Highway.

For more information about Oceanside’s history, please visit oceansidehistoricalsociety.org.


PADDLE OUT FOR SCHMIDTY Saying Goodbye to our Friend and Editor, Aaron Schmidt WORDS: ZACH CORDNER

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On September 28, 2022, we lost one of Oceanside’s finest, our very own Aaron Schmidt, Editorial Director of The Osider. Earlier this year, Aaron, known by his friends as Schmidty, was diagnosed with stage four small-cell lung cancer and immediately started chemotherapy. With the love and support of his family, and home cooking from his mother, Schmidty powered through his treatments.

Friends and family gather at the North Jetty for Schmidty's paddle out.

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Within a couple months, his doctors were amazed by his progress and gave him a clean bill of health. He was cancer free. He had a new lease on life. He gained all of his weight back, ate healthier, cut out sugar, drank almost nothing but water, and had a new positive outlook on life. His one true love always was surfing. As soon as he had his strength, he was back in the water at his favorite beach, The Rock. At first he would just swim around and body surf. Once he felt confident that he had the strength, he was back on his surfboard. In September, he learned the cancer had come back and spread to his liver. This time he would have to go through over a week of radiation therapy. His energy was totally zapped. With only two days of treatment left, he was hospitalized with a brain hemorrhage. I raced to the hospital to find out he only had hours to live. There in the ICU, we spent his last hours by his bedside. His two sons, Avery and Kagan, with their mother Kristi, along with long-time friends, Dwayne Carter

and Aaron Regan. It was a surreal moment. We knew he was a fighter and thought he could power through, but the cancer had spread to his brain and by early the next morning, he was gone. The shock and pain still lingers in all of us. Schmidty was truly one-of-a-kind. Growing up in Jacksonville, Florida surfing and skateboarding, he made the move to North County in the early 1990s. He got his start in publishing working at Oceanside-based TransWorld Media. First as a warehouse guy, then as an ad sales guy and writer for Heckler Magazine. Aaron was then called up to the big leagues as a co-founder and an editor for TransWorld Surf Magazine. After a few years, he moved on as an editor for TransWorld SKATEboarding Magazine. In the early 2000s, he left TransWorld and started freelance writing for many international titles including Thrasher, Surfing, and FHM Magazines. For nearly fifteen years, Aaron and I teamed up on writing and photographing music articles for Thrasher Magazine. His wit and knowledge of

surfing, skateboarding, and music was second to none. In 2014, Schmidty helped co-found The Osider and Encinitas Magazine as Editorial Director. He firmly believed in the concept of a high-quality, free magazine with an emphasis on quality photography and well-written articles that shine a light on the interesting people and places in our community. In 2021, he helped co-found The Riversider Magazine with me for the city of Riverside. He was living his dream as a magazine editor to the end, and we will always try to honor his legacy in the pages of our magazines. On the morning of Sunday, October 23, 2022, friends and family of Schmidty gathered at the pier parking lot. The plan was for his surfer friends to conduct a paddle out for Schmidty at 9am. Of course, the sea wasn’t cooperating. With 8-10 foot sets of waves rolling in, we knew it would be impossible to conduct the paddle out at the pier. So, the executive decision was made to move it to the Harbor on the inside of the North Jetty. It

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was the perfect choice! With calmer seas and sunlight shining down through a break in the clouds, we couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful ceremony. After our Publisher, Jamey Stone, said a few words, Aaron’s son, Avery paddled to the center of the circle. There, he released some of his father’s ashes into the water. It was a somber yet uplifting experience, with surfers splashing the water at the end, letting everyone see how much we love and miss our friend. Schmidty’s passing has left a large void for us. We will always cherish our time with Aaron and our only comfort in knowing he helped build a respected local publication to highlight the wonderful things in our community. Thank you, Schmidty. Your legacy will live on. Ride in paradise, my friend.

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Schmidty was always a huge WW II history buff.

(L to R): Aaron Schmidt, Mayor Jim Wood and Zach Cordner.

Aaron's sons Avery and Kagan Schmidt.

Schmidty hill-bombing Sleeping Indian Road in 2018.

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Schmidty dropping in at the OB pier in 2006.


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We’re truly lucky to live in such a photogenic place like Oceanside. It’s a photographer’s wonderland with so many things to point your lens at. This issue, we’re showcasing some veteran Osider photographer’s work from the past year, alongside some newcomers who also have a unique vision of our beautiful city. So, sit back, flip the pages slowly, and take in the sights of this magical place we call home.


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Community THE OSIDER NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2022

Sustaining What Sustains Us with Community Roots Farm WORDS: CIARA DOMINIQUE

KEVIN MIJARES

Bianca Bonilla and her daughter Maya.

We’re lucky to live so close to the beach and with the price of rent toecho that sentiment, we acknowledge the value in living alongside a selfsustaining geographical landmark. If you were to think about what makes Oceanside, ‘Oceanside,’ you may argue it’s the people, but who would we be without our environment reflected back to us? With heightened talk surrounding buzzwords like ‘sustainability,’ it’s worth rethinking our actions and how we honor the living and breathing landscapes we have no qualms profiting off. While we have the benefit of particular tools and mechanisms to make taking care of the land easier, we got most of our practices and knowledge from the ones who did the work before us. Unlike the question of who came first: the chicken or the egg —we know that the land

Oceanside stands on once belonged to the native Kumeyaay and Payomakawichum people. This fact is key when we consider the scientific advancements and labor it took to sustain such large plots of land. If we fast-forward to today, we see we have every reason to be successful, but applicable knowledge and tools are no substitute for a grand reverence of the land. It’s hard work, but it’s meaningful. Most importantly, someone has always done it so even if the agents of sustenance were invisible to you, now is the time to get acquainted. Located off North River Road behind Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church stands the Community Roots Farm. While the farm space was once owned under the North County Community Services (NCCS), it was through the risk of losing that green space that Bianca Bonilla, a former worker through NCCS, salvaged it in 2018 under a newly founded non-profit: Botanical Community Development Initiatives. While the goal of connecting people to plants and a sense of community seemed easy enough, the work was just starting. Bianca reaffirms it was and will always be a communal effort to maintain the vegetables, fruits, and space in general, but it was she who was tasked with the heavy lifting of getting said food out into the world. She details times of throwing whatever produce she could onto the back of her red pickup truck just to sell and bring the farm some money; however, it wasn’t until the owners of 58

Wrench & Rodent came through in a big way that her efforts were rewarded. Bonilla speaks in high regard of Davin and Jessica Waite who not only took the chance, but put their money where their mouth is by purchasing produce through the farm. The Plot is now the second restaurant to follow suit and with the addition of their Community Roots Farm assisted produce bed, it’s the freshness in our local food that gives the flavors of Oceanside a whole new meaning. The push for clean food that’s not just affordable but accessible is another reason to support. Through their own home delivery service, a box of locally grown produce is yours for $30—and you don’t even have to leave the comfort of your home. If you’re on EBT, that price is slashed in half going for a mere $15 for that same big box. There’s the Plants for Justice program that distributes seedlings to school gardens and food justice programs, and the Seed to Preschool project that grants preschoolers access to the delicious produce on the farm. With the ongoing community composting bin, you can see the commitment from the farm extends beyond just words. Apart from the nutritional benefits of these programs existing, the farm is much more than a plot of land that yields produce. The Community Roots Farm also hosts community events spanning from educational exhibits, a Dia De Los Muertos event this past October, and even weekly volunteer time slots every Sunday and Wednesday.


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As Bianca proudly asserts, “This is a place for Oceanside, for the valley, for the youth, for everyone in our communities. It’s a space where people can come and be people, express themselves and have access to an outdoor green space.” As much as these programs help keep the lights on, the goal is much bigger than turning a profit. Bianca and fellow farm tenders speak to the significance of a space like this in the city not just for ourselves, but especially for the children in the neighborhood.

Local family co-op founder Ana Maria of Empower Oceanside spoke to the farm’s mission stating, “Bianca welcomed our family co - op [Empower Oceanside] into Community Roots Farm with open arms to facilitate joy and nurture the kids in a safe place where they and the gardens could grow together.” While marketing is a pain f o r a ny o n e, s o m e t h i n g a s overwhelmingly valuable as local green space has been, surprisingly, much harder to sell. Despite the scientific and social benefits, we have shown our loyalties with our choices. They can be as subtle as going vegan or as telling as our city plans but, like all marketing, it comes down to the value we assign. Values can be argued until the end of time. What can’t be refuted is the fact that Oceanside would suffer far more without green spaces and produce than it would without additional tourist attractions. 59

I ask what it means to honor the land around us and it is through this topic Bianca lights up. Direct action is at the top of the list but as we search for the single most impactful element, we land on our collective mindset. Pouring into the ecosystems that sustain you isn’t the foolish choice, it’s the only one that reaffirms our humanity. From the reward of a bountiful harvest to the epiphany-inducing realization that like humans, plants all require different things to grow—you can see in real time why scientists have concluded that those who garden and work with plants are the happiest. At the end of our conversation, Bianca shares one of the greatest lessons the farm has taught her, “to know the name of each plant is to start the process of loving.”

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Local Retailer THE OSIDER NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2022

PAPPY’S MARKET WORDS: ERIC KLIER PHOTOS: ZACH CORDNER

Oceanside is full of history— you just need to know where to look. Pappy’s Market, on the corner of North Cleveland and Surfrider Way, is one of those places. While talking to owner Junior Raban, a local legend and all around great guy, he filled me in that Pappy’s has been in Oceanside since the forties and, before there was a harbor, Pappy’s Market was on the beach providing refreshments to the newly built Camp Pendleton. Started by a retired Marine, Pappy’s had to move in the sixties to where it is located now.

When Junior’s family bought the place in 1993, he recalled seeing beer cans from the forties and fifties, and seeing how Pappy was a local legend, they kept the name. Junior recalls Oceanside in the early nineties, “It was the Wild West, it used to be a town that people drove through to go somewhere else. Now, with the tourism, it’s a different scene.” The times are different now, but Pappy’s hasn’t changed too much. They still have a great selection of local and domestic beers and spirits, and quality bait for all you fisherman. They have 62

beach rentals and groceries, as well. It really is a one-stop shop for all your beach needs. Junior and his staff are extremely helpful and they also seem to know everyone in town. So, if you have any questions about Oceanside they are the people to ask. Most of us in town grew up walking to Pappy’s from the pier to get candy and surf wax, and it’s great to see that this is still happening today. Often, you’ll see people just stopping by to say hi and meet friends before taking off surfing or fishing for the day. They are open seven days a week, so if you forget something on your way to the beach or need something that isn’t at your beach rental, remember that Pappy’s is always there for you.

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Local Business THE OSIDER NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2022

MH CUSTOM PRINTING WORDS: JAMEY STONE PHOTOS: ZACH CORDNER

Growing up in Pennsylvania, Matt Hicks always had a passion for the West Coast lifestyle. Being a skateboarder on the East Coast, it was magazines like TransWorld SKATEboarding and Thrasher, along with all of the skate videos coming out of Southern California, that sparked his passion for art and graphic design. His family was also into the car and motorcycle lifestyle, which inspired his first design for a motorcycle club he and his uncle created. It was 2010 when Matt met his wife, Tanya, and their journey together began. Matt had already been doing graphic design and silk screening in his uncle’s basement, leading the couple to quit their day jobs and form MH Custom Printing in 2012. Tanya grew up in North County and they eventually found a home in Oside where they could start their family and grow their business. They now offer design and printing services

Owners, Matt and Tanya Hicks

to the greater North County community with their account base spanning across schools, breweries, sports teams, churches, and a ton of local brands— including many of the skate brands around town. They offer the full gamut of printing options tagged, bagged and ready to go! MH Custom Printing takes a hands-on approach with every step of the process. They run a tight crew with three full-time employees, so you always know who is screening and packing the products. Matt and Tanya love Oceanside and couldn’t imagine any other place to raise their two wonderful 64

kids, Lily and Owen. The community here in Oceanside is what they love most. They’re truly grateful to do what they love, raise their family, and be part of the amazing Cali lifestyle Matt had dreamed of as a young lad. MH Custom Printing 2905 Oceanside Blvd Suite A mhcustomprinting.com @mhcustomprinting



Dining: Coastal THE OSIDER NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2022

An amazing array of breakfast and lunch items.

East Coast Deli staples include Matzah Ball Soup, Bagels & Lox, Pastrami Ruben Sandwiches and Black & White cookies.

RYES AND GRIND WORDS: KATIE LALICATA PHOTOS: ZACH CORDNER

Coffee Bar perfection.

The much anticipated Ryes and Grind is officially open! Chef Daniel Pundik and Gabe Hogan have done it again. The duo who created Local Tap House presents to you another eatery that satisfies wholesome food cravings in every stacked bite. Ryes and Grind is a modern West Coast delicatessen. This time, the approach is reminiscent of the nostalgia from Chef Daniel’s childhood. Chef Dan hails from the East Coast and grew up in a Jewish family. As a boy, he spent time visiting traditional New York delis with his grandmas. It was there he learned to love and savor the uniqueness of dishes found in the delicatessens. Latkes (potato pancakes), matzah ball soups, pastrami, fresh breads, bagels, rye bread, and similar foods are some of the staples of Jewish cuisine and many of them are found on the new menu. With artistry and ingenuity, in true Pundik style, Dan takes these timeless classic dishes and weaves them into presentations to capture diners’ bellies and hearts. Yes, flavors that are familiar to an East Coast palette can be found here, but creativity holds no modesty. Matzah ball soup like grandma made? No doubt. Pastrami and mustard on daily house-baked fresh rye bread is an obvious staple to the menu. But, also loaded pastrami stacked between latkes dripping in spicy Zhoug sauce; an absolute yes! All Pastrami Everything. Pastrami tots heaping with pastrami,

house made 1000 island dressing, chives, and pickles; nailed it. Pundik also offers a variety of monster deli sandwiches, homemade bagels, bagel sandwiches, eggs benedicts, french toast, pancakes, and fresh pastries. Rounding out the food offerings, Chef Dan has generously included some savory soups and dishes like açaí bowls and large scrumptious salads. In addition to the heaping delicious dishes, Ryes and Grind offers house made pickles, sauces, rye bread, a variety of other breads, and pastries. An equally impressive bar set up holds its own, too. Here, they boast a full coffee and espresso spread, and have some fun libations pouring on draft. Having collaborated with OG Juice Co, a local organic cold pressed juice company, Ryes and Grind offers four delicious fresh juices straight from the taps. The coffee bar is sleek and sexy, appropriately named the Mod Bar. This sophisticated system creates the perfect pour every time. Seeking to satisfy even the most particular of coffee consumers, Hogan and Pundik have chosen to feature grinds from the reputable Cafe Vita, a well-established coffee roasting company from Seattle. Lastly, a bar isn’t a bar without booze and, holding true to their genuine and creative style, their craft cocktail menu doesn’t disappoint. From loaded Bloody Mary’s to Coconut Ube Rum Coladas and playful coffee cocktails, Ryes and 66

Grind is looking to hold court as one of the most attractive new brunch destinations in Oceanside. Ryes and Grind is an eatery truly unlike any other in town. From concept to execution, the excellence and creativity Hogan and Pundik bring to the table is unparalleled. This town is long overdue for a full-service brunch and lunch deli restaurant, and now from 8am to 3pm, Thursday through Monday, all of these tasty treats are ready for consumption!

Chef Daniel Pundik

Ryes and Grind 236 South Coast Highway @ryesandgrindoceanside


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CURRY & MORE

WORDS: ELIZABETH SCHWARTZE PHOTOS: ZACH CORDNER

On June 6, 2022, Curry & More Indian Bistro opened at 600 Mission Avenue in downtown Oceanside. It’s a welcome addition to the O'side restaurant scene because Curry & More offers authentic Indian food. Not only is the food exceptional, but it’s created by an exceptional rockstar, known as the “chef with a mustache,” Chef Saransh Oberoi or “Chef Obe.” With a high-profile resume—including six Michelin restaurants, Chef Obe made a name for himself by beating Food Network’s Chef Bobby Flay at his own game in December 2019. Oceanside is stoked to have such a prominent chef choose our city as a premiere location. According to Chef Obe, “I’ve been all over the world and I love Oceanside. I’m grateful for this neighborhood, and the support. The culture of Oceanside is in its people—they’re the most important part of this city.” Curry & More features classical Northern Indian food. The key to each dish—many being family recipes—are simple, fresh ingredients. Chef Obe gives all culinary credit to his father, Chef Hemant Oberoi, a legendary Indian chef that has served dignitaries from around the globe. “I was born into this. My dad is the number one chef I look up to. He’s sixty-seven and still cooks better than anyone I know,” Chef Obe proudly emphasizes. With his father as inspiration, Chef Obe arrived in New York City at the age of seventeen to study at The Culinary Institute of America (CIA). Since then, he’s been a chef and studied his craft in London, New York, Washington D.C., San Francisco, Mumbai, and Sydney. He returned with his wife, Megha, to her home of San Diego. In 2017, he opened Masala Street in San Diego to raving reviews. It was voted the #1 Best

New Indian Restaurant, until COVID Palak Paneer happened and the restaurant closed. But, Chef Obe is a success story, sort of a force of culinary marvel, and Curry & More is a star on his success story chart—right here in Oceanside. The most popular dishes at Curry & More include Chicken Tikka Masala, sauteed with mild spices, tomatoes, butter, and cream. Chef Obe highly recommends trying their familyfamous recipe for Korma, featuring their most popular korma dish, the Lamb Korma, in a buttercream cashew sauce. The Garlic Naan is a must for each and every dish. Naan is a popular Indian flat bread that is prepared to order in the tandoor at Curry & More, and melts in the mouth. The Bikaneri Samosa are stuffed pastry puffs of richly spiced peas, and carrots. Palak Paneer is a classic curried dish from North Indian cuisine made with fresh spinach, onions, spices, paneer, and herbs. Last, but not least on the sumptuous menu of things to try is the Tandoori Chicken. The chicken is charbroiled in the tandoor (a cylindrical oven) with a family yogurt marinade recipe. Indian food is versatile, and can easily be vegan and vegetarian-friendly since the focus of each dish is the herbs, rich spices, and cooking process. It’s a casual and friendly vibe at Oceanside’s Curry & More. Stop in to Curry & More, enjoy the food, the experience, and the recipes that have stunned the culinary world—including Chef Bobby Flay. 68

Chef Saransh Oberoi

Curry & More 600 Mission Avenue curryandmore.com @curryandmore



Dining: Coastal THE OSIDER NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2022

Shakshuka

Curried Butternut Pizzetta

COMMUNAL WORDS: SHELBY ROWE PHOTOS: LEAH LEE

Director of Operations, John Hogan and owner Jen Byard

Jen Byard, owner of Communal, is on a mission to make specialty coffee welcoming. Opening in Oceanside in 2020, Jen is showing the community what a little creativity can do to your morning brew. If you’ve visited the corner café in the Tremont Collective, then you’re probably familiar with their pleasantly gigantic pastries, decadent breakfast menu, and tasty seasonal drinks (PSA: pumpkin spice latté is on the menu with homemade pumpkin puree and whipped cream!). Of their breakfast items, the Shakshuka isn’t one to miss. Rich in flavor and bold with every bite, the golden soft-boiled eggs take center stage in a pool of spicy tomato sauce with an assortment of olives and fresh herbs. Of course, it comes with a side of perfectly crispy and buttered sourdough bread. Speaking of sourdough, their toast bar—served all day—offers mouthwatering flavors. Try the wild mushroom truffle toast and you’ll know what I mean (it’s a highly recommended house favorite). The flavors at Communal don’t start and end with coffee and breakfast. On the contrary, the café turns into an evening hotspot, with Jen rotating an impressive list of natural wines every six weeks. The deliciously crafted cocktails are also something to talk about, like the Salted Caramel

Apple Martini. Made with sabe rum, spiced cider, and real caramel, this seasonal drink elevates the flavors of a fall favorite with a boozy twist. With three seasonal menus spanning across the fall/winter, spring, and summer, there’s always something new in the works at Communal. “We all meet together when we launch a new menu and pick a theme,” Jen said. “So, the theme for fall this year was elevated comfort foods. Then, we pick a group of core ingredients like figs, caramelized onions, and crispy prosciutto to build a palette to be inspired by to create the actual menus.” Right now, a favorite on their evening menu is the fall-inspired Curried Butternut Pizzetta. One bite and it’s a no brainer: the combination between the red curry butternut squash, mozzarella, and toasted coconut is unexpectedly heavenly. Pair it with one of their orange natural wines and your night is golden. Communal offers even more evening activities by hosting everything from craft cocktails, candlemaking, rings, and ceramics workshops. You can find the monthly event calendar on their website. They also offer an event space for bridal showers, baby showers, or any other intimate 70

gathering of up to 70 people. If you have more guests, don’t worry—they’ll accommodate your party with their outdoor event space. The best part? Communal will keep the food and drinks a-flowin’ by catering your event. “I wanted to offer Oceanside an event option where you could have something that’s prepackaged. You can get flowers here, you can get a mimosa bar here—we can pretty much do what we do here at Communal, in our event space,” Jen said. Communal is clearly more than a café, and it’s a true testament to Jen’s experience and all her past endeavors in art, design, and leading nonprofits. She hopes to create an environment where everyone feels welcome, accepted, and inspired to go after their own creative aspirations. So, come on down for a cup of joe, a glass of wine, or a workshop! Communal 602 South Tremont Street Suite 100 communalcoffee.com/oceanside @communalcoffee


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Bar & Restaurant Guide THE OSIDER NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2022

BAKERIES/DONUTS 101 BAGELS & SUBS 323 North Coast Hwy. (760) 421-6555 THE FAMOUS HIGH-PIE 250 N Pacific St. 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

MISS KIM'S BY THAT BOY GOOD 207 N Coast Hwy. (760) 433-4227

DVS CORK & TAP 560 Greenbrier Drive (760)-231-6377

THAT BOY GOOD 326 North Horne Street (760) 754-1275

THE DRAFT RESTAURANT & SPORTS BAR 4225 Oceanside Blvd. (760) 631-4700

BREAKFAST DINERS AND CAFÉS

FAIRWAYS KITCHEN & BAR 5201 Village Drive (760) 967-8400

101 CAFÉ 631 South Coast Hwy. (760) 722-5220

FAT JOE’S O’SIDE 424 S Coast Hwy. (760) 722-5637

BEACHBREAK CAFÉ 1802 South Coast Hwy. (760) 439-6355 beachbreakcafe.net

FRANKIE'S 406 Pier View Way (442) 266-2270 ANGELINA'S BAR & GRILL 3375 Mission Ave. (760) 433-5086 JUNKYARD GRILL & SPORTS BAR 3613 Ocean Ranch Blvd. (760) 231-6600

RYES & GRIND 236 South Coast Hwy. TOAST 339 North Cleveland Street BREWERIES/TAP ROOMS BAGBY BEER COMPANY 601 South Coast Hwy. (760) 270-9075 BELCHING BEAVER BREWERY 1334 Rocky Point Drive (760) 599-5832 BLACK PLAGUE BREWING 2550 Jason Court (760) 631-8110

COME ON OVER CAFÉ 2405 Oceanside Blvd. (760) 201-3393

BOOZE BROTHERS BREWERY 606 Mission Ave. (760) 385-3973

THE BROKEN YOLK CAFE 2434 Vista Way (760) 967-9655

BREAKWATER BREWING 101 North Coast Hwy. (760) 433-6064

THE BREAKFAST MUG 1401 South El Camino Real (760) 231-1010

CRAFT COAST BREWING 275 Mission Ave. (760) 231-1432

KNVS BAR 127 South Coast Hwy. (442) 655-9851

BUCCANEER CAFÉ 1508 South Pacific Street (760) 966-1804

MISSION AVE. BAR & GRILL 711 Mission Ave. (760) 637–2222

DON’S COUNTRY KITCHEN 1938 South Coast Hwy. (760) 722-7337

O'SIDE BAKERY 3815 Mission Ave. Suite 101 (760) 305-9500

OSIDE SPORTSBAR & GRILL 113 South Coast Hwy. (760) 722-5968

ELENA'S CAFE FRENCH CREPES 511 Pier View Way (240) 644-3205

PETITE MADELINE BAKERY 223 North Coast Hwy. (760) 231-7300

PACIFIC COAST SPIRITS 404 South Coast Hwy. (760) 453-7150

GRANDMA’S RESTAURANT 3613 Ocean Ranch Blvd (760) 757-8777

PARLOR DOUGHNUTS 331 N Cleveland St. (760) 231-5150

PCH SPORTS BAR & GRILL 1835 South Coast Hwy. (760) 721-3955

HARBOR HOUSE CAFÉ 714 North Coast Hwy. (760) 722-2254

OCEANSIDE BREWING COMPANY 312-314 Via Del Norte (760) 453-7900

SAM’S DONUT SHOP 3504 College Blvd. Suite A (760) 945-0416

RED ROOSTER 1985 Oceanside Blvd. (760) 754-8383

HIGH/LOW 201 North Myers Street (760) 512-3329

POUR HOUSE 1903 South Coast Hwy. (760) 730-5944

SK’S DONUTS 1129 South Coast Hwy. (760) 722-0455

ROOKIE’S SPORTS GRILL 2216 South El Camino Real (760) 757-1123

SAN LUIS REY BAKERY & RESTAURANT 490 North El Camino Real (760) 433-7242

TONY’S SPORTS BAR & GRILL 274 South Harbor Drive (760) 433-8466

LE CITRON 524 S Coast Hwy (760) 696-3737

SOUTH O BREWING COMPANY 1575 South Coast Hwy. (442) 266-8244

MISSION DONUT HOUSE 1502 Mission Ave. (760) 757-2979 MR. DONUTS 1950 Oceanside Blvd. (760) 967-6508

BAR AND GRILLS 19TEN OCEANSIDE 1910 Oceanside Blvd. (760) 730-5199 BEERTOWN 507 N Coast Hwy. (760) 826-2337 COCOCABANA 408 Pier View Way (760) 688-0195

MARY’S FAMILY RESTAURANT 307 North Coast Hwy. (760) 722-3052

BBQ

PIPER 105 Mission Avenue (760) 512-3816

ENZO'S BBQ & ALEHOUSE 4111 Oceanside Boulevard (760) 643-9602

START FRESH CAFÉ 1034 South Coast Hwy. (760) 439-7940

FELIX’S BBQ WITH SOUL 3613 Ocean Ranch Blvd. (760) 439-7072

STRATFORD AT THE HARBOR 280 South Harbor Drive (760) 453-2073

GUAHAN GRILL 4259 Oceanside Blvd. (760) 806-4826 PRIMO FOODS 606 Morse Street (760) 439-8711

SWAMI’S CAFÉ 202 North Coast Hwy. (760) 966-1203 72

KILOWATT BREWING OCEANSIDE TAPROOM & PROVISIONS 406 Mission Ave. (760) 231-1997 NORTHERN PINE BREWING 326 N. Horne St. (760) 754-1434 OCEANSIDE ALE WORKS 1800 Ord Way (760) 295-0731

STONE COMPANY STORE 310 North Tremont Street (760) 529-0002 TAP THAT 3207 Roymar Road Suite E (760) 433-4827 TIPPING PINT BREWING 3229 Roymar Road (760) 586-2898 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 THE HABIT BURGER GRILL 2267 South El Camino Real (760) 433-3390 PAUL’S PLACE 3671 Mission Ave. (760) 721-0124 PIT STOP DINER 3825 Mission Ave. (760) 901-4299 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

BOARD & BREW 2213 S El Camino Real (760) 688-9217

MAUI HAWAIIAN BBQ 2455 Vista Way (760) 722-8383

THE CHEESESTEAK GRILL 1771 South Oceanside Blvd. (760) 529-0077

OHANA HAWAIIAN BBQ 459 College Blvd. (760) 630-6800

COATL COFFEE 105 Copperwood Way Ste. B (833) 332-6285

CREAM OF THE CROP 2009 South Coast Hwy. (760) 433-2757 creamofthecropnatural.com

THE SWITCHBOARD 131 South Coast Hwy. (442) 266-2781

COMMUNAL 602 South Tremont St. (619) 376-5710

HARBOR PELICAN 1380 North Pacific Street (760) 722-5853

ICE CREAM/FROZEN YOGURT

THE CUP 206 Wisconsin Ave. (760) 231-9817

I LOVE BAGELS CAFE 3910 Vista Way (760) 945-3838

EVERBOWL 2535 Vista Way (760) 754-1572

I LOVE BAGELS CAFE 4101 Avenida Del Oro (760) 216-6611

JB JUICE & COFFEE 4635 Frazee Road (760) 529-0807

JERSEY MIKE'S 302 Mission Ave (760) 435-0783

JITTERS COFFEE PUB 510 North Coast Hwy. (760) 967-7886

NAEGI 1902 South Coast Hwy.

CAMP COFFEE COMPANY 101 N Cleveland Street (442) 266-2504 CAPTAIN’S GROUNDS COFFEE 1832 South Coast Hwy. (760) 522-4271

CHU’S QUIK WOK 815 College Blvd. (760) 726-7771

LIVING TEA BREWERY & TASTING ROOM 302 Wisconsin Ave (760) 231-9986

GREAT WOK OF CHINA 4635 Frazee Road (760) 439-8939

LOLLICUP 4121 Oceanside Blvd. (760) 295-0824

PICK UP STIX 125 Old Grove Road (760) 967-4081

NAUTICAL BEAN COFFEE CO. 240 Harbor Drive South (760) 722-4851

QUIK WOK 2184 Vista Way (760) 439-2228

NORTH COUNTY ROASTERY 129 South Coast Hwy.

THE MANDARIN 1058 Mission Ave. (760) 439-0288 COFFEE/TEA/JUICE BANANA DANG 115 South Coast Hwy. (760) 846-0162 BLISS TEA & TREATS 301 Mission Ave. (442) 500-4796 BLACK ROCK COFFEE BAR 1918 Oceanside Blvd. (760) 722-7133 BOUND COFFEE COMPANY 2110 S Coast Hwy Suite C (442) 266-2259 BROWN CUP 401 North Coast Hwy. (760) 231-7968 TZONE 318 Pier View Way (760) 299-5678

PIER VIEW COFFEE COMPANY 300 Pier View Way (760) 966-1150 PLANTOLOGY CAFE 913 South Coast Hwy. (760) 805-3258 ROOTS CRAFT JUICE 631 South Cleveland St SAN DIEGO COFFEE TEA & SPICE 1722 South Coast Hwy. (760) 439-8001

RYES & GRIND 236 South Coast Hwy. SUBMARINA 3809 Plaza Drive (760) 945-7840 Z-MARKET 3200 Mission Ave. (760) 967-2184 FILIPINO MISSION ASIAN MARKET 3320 Mission Ave. (760) 722-8024 GASTROPUB FLYING PIG PUB & KITCHEN 509 Mission Ave. (760) 453-2940 LOCAL TAP HOUSE 308 South Coast Hwy. (760) 547-1469 MASTERS KITCHEN AND COCKTAIL 208 South Coast Hwy. (760) 231-6278

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 HANDEL'S HOMEMADE ICE CREAM 228 North Coast Hwy. (442) 266-8552 LA MICHOACANA PLUS 1060 Mission Ave. (760) 696-3602 MENCHIE'S FROZEN YOGURT 2525C Vista Way (760) 730-5728 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 INDIAN CURRY & MORE 600 Mission Ave. (442) 266-8366

ROSEWOOD KITCHEN 608 Mission Ave. (760) 231-5886

TURMERIC HUT 125 Old Grove Rd. Suite 4 (760) 470-3415

HAWAIIAN

INDONESIAN

DELI/SANDWICHES

HOMESTYLE HAWAIIAN 1950 Oceanside Blvd. Suite R (760) 696-3030

DIJA MARA 232 S. Coast Hwy. (760) 231-5376

101 BAGELS & SUBS 323 North Coast Hwy. (760) 421-6555

L&L HAWAIIAN BARBECUE 4225 Oceanside Blvd. (760) 726-0888

ITALIAN/PIZZA

TAPIOCA EXPRESS 2611 Vista Way (760) 722-8279 REVOLUTION ROASTERS 1836 South Coast Hwy. (760) 529-9736

BEACH HUT DELI 280 Mission Ave. (760) 529-9767

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ALLMINE 119 South Coast Hwy. (760) 966-6888


Bar & Restaurant Guide THE OSIDER NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2022

BEST PIZZA & BREW OCEANSIDE 1639 S Coast Hwy. (760) 435-1000

ROUND TABLE PIZZA 3440 Marron Road (760) 434-5977

SUNSHINE KITCHEN 1006 Mission Ave. (442) 222-1811

TONY PEPPERONI PIZZERIA 805 College Blvd. (760) 726-6400

SUSHI4REEL 4750 Oceanside Blvd. Suite A-20 (760) 659-6784

TWO BROTHERS FROM ITALY 4760 Oceanside Blvd. (760) 758-3638

TERI CAFÉ 2216 South El Camino Real (760) 722-8399

1001 South Coast Hwy. (760) 758-3638

TERI CAFÉ II 3809 Plaza Drive (760) 945-8888

BIG BOB’S BEST PIZZA 3617 Ocean Ranch Blvd. (760) 231-5050

UPPER CRUST PIZZA 4196 Oceanside Blvd. (760) 630-9330

BLADE 1936 401 Seagaze Drive (760) 231-1456

VENETOS 608 North Coast Hwy. (760) 722-1228

BROOKLYN BOYZ PIZZA 2183 Vista Way (760) 757-4992

ZIGZAG PIZZA 333 North Myers Street (760) 433-1555

CUSIMANO’S PIZZERIA 3809 Plaza Drive (760) 414-1200

JAMAICAN

DOMINIC’S AT THE HARBOR RESTAURANT & PIZZERIA 268 Harbor Drive South (760) 754-1881 FUNK N GOOD PIZZA 209 North Tremont Street (760) 231-5173 FRATELLI’S 3915 Mission Ave. (760) 696-9007

GO GO JAPAN SUSHI 4121 Oceanside Blvd (760) 630-1288

KAMPAI SUSHI 1906 Oceanside Blvd. (760) 757-1484

KILLER PIZZA FROM MARS 3772 Mission Ave. (760) 722-6060

KYOTO'S JAPANESE MARKET 559 Greenbrier Drive (760) 757-5456

KNOCKOUT PIZZA 401 Mission Ave. (760) 722-8888 kopizza.com

LOVE BOAT SUSHI 125 Old Grove Road (760) 721-3737

ROMA’S PIZZA & GRILL 617 North Redondo Drive (760) 757-2003

WICKED POKE 2401 Vista Way (760) 529-0774

CAFÉ DE THAI & SUSHI 4196 Oceanside Blvd. (760) 945-5533

GRAZIANO'S PIZZARIA 101 Old Grove Road (760) 231-5990

THE PRIVATEER COAL FIRE PIZZA 1706 Pacific Coast Hwy. (760) 453-2500 theprivateercoalfirepizza.com

WARAII SUSHI 4225 Oceanside Blvd. (760) 630-3770

JAPANESE/SUSHI/POKE

HARNEY SUSHI 301 Mission Ave (760) 967-1820 harneysushi.com

MOUNTAIN MIKE’S PIZZA 455 College Blvd. (760) 295-3121

UMI JAPANESE GRILL & CAFÉ 401 Mission Ave. (760) 439-3566

ONE LOVE ISLAND CUISINE 4225 Oceanside Blvd. (760) 685-4618

GIANNI’S PIZZA 3910 West Vista Way (760) 724-2670

MANGIA E BEVI 3613 Ocean Ranch Blvd. (760) 231-1225

THE POKE CAFÉ 3910 Vista Way (760) 458-3986

MEXICAN 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 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 COLIMA’S MEXICAN RESTAURANT 404 Pier View Way (760) 439-4045

WRENCH & RODENT SEABASSTROPUB 1815 South Coast Hwy. (760) 271-0531

DE KOTIJA’S TACO SHOP 3504 College Blvd (760) 758-0399

YUKIYA SUSHI 2415 Vista Way (760) 439-3283 KOREAN HAETAE OSIDE 133 S Coast Hwy. GAJA KOREAN BBQ 2693 Vista Way (760) 231-1195

MATSU 626 South Tremont Street (760) 231-6331

M. BBQ 2216 S El Camino Real (760) 433-1888

THE POKI CAFE 3910 West Vista Way (760) 458-3986

208 North Coast Hwy. (442) 266-8269

POKI POKI 3480 Marron Road (760) 295-9086

SONU BBQ 3744 Mission Ave. (760) 696-3686

MR. BIBI

ZZANG HOT DOG & CHICKEN 409 Mission Ave (760) 231-5335

RISING SUN SUSHI 272 South Harbor Drive (760) 277-0582

MAAN’S MEDITERRANEAN GRILL 4259 Oceanside Blvd. Ste.107 (760) 726-2249

THE WHET NOODLE 1815 South Coast Hwy. (760) 453-2738

WU LAN RAMEN TAP HOUSE 4645 Frazee Road Suite F (760) 453-7526

POKI POKI #2 4140 Oceanside Blvd. (760) 295-4924

MEDITERRANEAN

DIEGO’S MEXICAN FOOD 1030 South Coast Hwy. (760) 721-1985 EL CHAPÍN 3753 Mission Ave. (760) 842-7683 EL MUNDO DE MARISCOS 3110 San Luis Rey Road (760) 754-8922 FIESTA MEXICANA 3784 Mission Ave. (760) 757-9872 GOURMET TAMALES 3616 Ocean Ranch Blvd. (760) 439-3343 JOHNNY MANANA’S 308 Mission Ave (760) 721-9999 JORGE'S MEXICATESSEN 1129 South Coast Hwy. (760) 696-3072 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

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LOS TACOS 2183 Vista Way (760) 757-8226 MARIETA’S 485 Vandegrift Blvd. (760) 967-1769 MARISCOS HUALTUCO 3110 San Luis Rey Rd. (760) 754-8922 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 ROBERTO’S TACO SHOP #13 518 Oceanside Blvd. (760) 757-2377 SAN LUIS REY BAKERY & RESTAURANT 490 North El Camino Real (760) 433-7242 SANCHO'S TACOS 400 Mission Ave. (760) 231-8228 SEÑOR GRUBBYS 311 N. Tremont St. (760) 721-6040 eatgrubbys.com

CRAB PUB 3766 Mission Ave Suite 111 (760) 696-3577

BEACH HOUSE WINERY 1534 Sleeping Indian Road (760) 732-3236 BUNKER HOUSE CAFE 322 North Cleveland St. (760) 967-7727

ERIS FOOD CO 302 Wisconsin Ave. (760) 231-9986

MARISCO’S ENSENADA 1405 South El Camino Real (760) 967-6024

THE GREEN HOUSE 212 North Coast Highway (760) 529-4814

OCEANSIDE BROILER 1325 North Harbor Drive (760) 722-3474

THE PLOT

Q&A RESTAURANT & OYSTER BAR 408 Pier View Way (760) 688-7249

HUNTER STEAK HOUSE 1221 Vista Way (760) 433-2633

WINE BARS/WINERIES

BEN & ESTHER'S VEGAN JEWISH DELI 1904 South Coast Hwy. (760) 696-3099

LIGHTHOUSE OYSTER BAR & GRILL 262 Harbor Drive South (760) 433-1900 lighthouseoceanside.com

333 PACIFIC 333 North Pacific Street (760) 433-3333

YUMMY PHO 4225 Oceanside Blvd. (760) 631-1800

VEGAN

JOE’S CRAB SHACK 314 Harbor Drive (760) 722-1345

STEAKHOUSES

PHO OCEANSIDE 518 Oceanside Blvd. (760) 754-2828

THAI TABLE 1910 Oceanside Blvd. (760) 721-4850

HELLO BETTY FISH HOUSE 211 Mission Ave. (760) 722-1008

TIN FISH OCEANSIDE 302 North The Strand (760) 966-0007

PHO HOUSE 3753 Mission Ave. (760) 754-9999

THAI GARDEN 4750 Oceanside Blvd. (760) 940-1009

HARBOR FISH & CHIPS 276 Harbor Drive South (760) 722-4977

SHOOTZ FISH & BEER 602 South Tremont St. (760) 696-3524 shootzfishxbeer.com

PHO HA 3905 Mission Ave (760) 754-5267

THAI THAI 4121 Oceanside Blvd. (760) 295-5445

333 PACIFIC 333 North Pacific Street (760) 433-3333

COOMBER CRAFT WINES 611 Mission Ave. (760) 231-8022 coomberwines.com GOLDEN COAST MEAD 4093 Oceanside Blvd Ste G. (760) 630-4468

1733 South Coast Hwy. (442) 266-820 theplotrestaurant.com

ORFILA VINEYARDS & WINERY 221 N Cleveland Street (760) 755-7040

VIETNAMESE MR. PHO 4750 Oceanside Blvd. (760) 940-1306

THE MILLER’S TABLE 514 S Coast Hwy. (442) 615-7200

PHO BOWL & GRILL 1006 Mission Ave. Ste. C (760) 453-2999 ND BANH MI 4160 Oceanside Blvd Ste. 169 (760) 726-4650.

THE PRIVATEER MARKETPLACE & WINE BAR 1704 South Coast Hwy. (760) 453-2254 privateer-marketplace.com

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CAFÉ DE THAI & SUSHI 4196 Oceanside Blvd. (760) 945-5533

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