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Local Favorites in Carlsbad “Eat Like a Local”

Carlsbad is known as “The Village by the Sea,” it offers the charm of a European town with the conveniences of a large city including Award-winning restaurants.  It is a small coastal city in northern San Diego County that happens to have some of the best food in San Diego. The Village is where you…

Get Fired Up with Barrio Glassworks

Barrio Glassworks is the realization of a family dream.  In 2012 the Devlin family spent time on the island of Murano, which is known for it’s glassblowing artistic community.  Their son Drew soon fell in love with the art of glassblowing and so did his family.  December 2020, the family opened Barrio Glassworks, igniting a…

A Glass of Eden “Carlsbad’s Miracle Water”

Frazier’s Well / Alt Karlsbad             In 1883, Captain John Frazier tapped a mineral spring on his homestead in Carlsbad.  This water was found to be very similar in composition to the Bohemian spa water of Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic or better known as Karlsbad.  In English, it is sometimes called also Carlsbad (after…

Wicked Main Lobster Carlsbad – Park 101

Wicked Main Lobster is an East Coast style seafood shack, serving up Fresh Maine Lobster dishes, and fried food baskets! It has a new location in Carlsbad in a shared space with Park 101. MAINE LOBSTER ROLL LOBSTER MAC N CHEESE CALIFORNIA LOBSTER ROLL Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato, Avocado with Lemon Garlic Aioli Sauce LOBSTER TACOS 3X Visit…

Hiking in Carlsbad

The City of Carlsbad has nearly 50 miles of trails, supporting a healthy active lifestyle for it’s residents and visitors. Here are 10 of Visit Carlsbad Hiking Trail favorites: 1. BATIQUITOS LAGOON HIKE The Batiquitos Lagoon trail is the most well-known trail of the area and provides a wonderful nature experience being so close to the water…

NEW VILLAGE ARTS LAUNCHES THE NEXT STAGE $2.5 MILLION COMPREHENSIVE FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN

New Village Arts Theater has been the cultural heart of Carlsbad for over 20 years.  They are committed to attracting and retaining exceptional artistic talents with a wide varying identities and backgrounds, that represents the diversity of our community while creating a space that encourages true artistic expression. The New Stage Renovation will include  both…

Chef Andrew Bachelier To Open New Restaurant In Encinitas In Partnership With Skateboard Legend Tony Hawk

Chef Andrew Bachelier is known for two fabulous restaurants in Carlsbad.  Campfire which has a woodfire-based menu and Juene et Jolie, a contemporary French-style bistro that was recently awarded the Michelin Bib Gourmand recognition. We are excited to see what his new place has to offer in Encinitas.  The plan at this time is to…

8 Healthy Lifestyle Tips for Adults

There are some days when you don’t want to get out of bed or feel sluggish. Caffeinated beverages come to rescue you.    Conversely, some days, even these caffeinated beverages don’t work. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle amidst the blues becomes a tough job! Well, to ditch these morning blues and get back to life, you…

6 Reasons Why You Should Drink Coffee While You Travel

Coffee is a universal language all over the globe that speaks happiness. People consume more than 1.6 billion cups of coffee every day on earth. People drink coffee for many reasons and in many ways, but they all enjoy it no matter the details. Coffee addicts like us take coffee more seriously, and it nearly…

1918 Pandemic in California

The Spanish Influenza pandemic of 1918-1920 infected about one quarter of the world population, around 500 Million people.   I did however have a relatively low death rate at about 0.5%.  The influenza was actually misnamed and did not originate in Spain but was named so because it was the only country in Europe that acknowledged…

Beer & Food Pairings

Carlsbad Food Tours is a 3-hour guided walking tour in the village with 6 stops for food, wine, and beer tastings. One of our favorite beer tasting locations is Barrel Republic on State Street. Their Carlsbad location offers an unbeatable 52 beer taps and 6 wine taps. They have also created an excellent beer and…

Journey Birds Acoustic Duo

The Journey Birds acoustic duo (comprised by Keila-Rae and David Jenson) had been making music around the world for the past three years. You can catch them in the San Diego area these days, and find videos, galleries, show dates at theJourneyBirds.com! Music has the power to transport us to another time and place. The…

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