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Happy World Food Travel Day 2022

Today is World Food Travel Day 2022 and I am going to share a foodie story from a past trip to Florence Italy. The story goes like this: One evening Brad my husband and I were out to dinner in Encinitas at a local Italian restaurant. While waiting for our food we were discussing our upcoming trip to Italy. The owner of the restaurant overheard us talking about Florence and he said, “Are you going to Florence?” and we said yes of course. Pio was his name. He then said that he had been a chef in Florence for years and has friends still there. Then he asked us if we could give them some notes while we were there. So, we said sure, why not. We took his notes with us to deliver to his friends. The first night…

4 Things You Can Do in Carlsbad, CA

Image credit: Pixabay Source: https://cdn.pixabay.com/photo/2013/08/12/17/48/carlsbad-171874_960_720.jpg Carlsbad is located in San Diego County in southern California. It attracts more than four million visitors each year thanks to a number of things — most notably beaches, the Legoland California theme park, and the Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch. These attractions have also given Carlsbad different names, such as “Village…

New Partner to Carlsbad Food Tours: Gonzo Ramen

Gonzo Ramen was founded by Mika and Jamison Murphy with the dream of bringing upbeat, welcoming Japanese atmosphere and authentic flavors of Japanese comfort food to Carlsbad, CA.  Their three sons grew up in Okinawa, Japan and the Murphy family has lived in Carlsbad and Oceanside for 12 years afterwards.  It is their pleasure to…

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Carlsbad Food Tours

Romantic Dinners & Things To Do On Valentine’s Day in Carlsbad Valentine’s Day is just right around the corner and in Carlsbad there are many options for celebrating romantic things to do in Carlsbad. We have some fantastic venues which are hosting Valentine’s Day dinners: Carlsbad Food Tours Cicciotti’s Gregorio’s Jeune et Jolie Paon Campfire…

Kindness Certified Company

We are thrilled to announce we are now a #KindnessCertifiedCompany! As we commit to being good to our people, community, planet and world, we hope others will also be inspired to join us in spreading kindness. Expanding upon Kids for Peace successful Great Kindness Challenge — and in partnership with The Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce…

Tequlia-centeric Eateries & Bars in North County San Diego

With San Diego being so close to the Mexican border, having good quality tequila available is a no brainer. So, even though San Diego is currently known as the Beer Capital,  we are starting to be known for our tequila as well.  Our region’s newest tequila- and mezcal-centric restaurants and bars are offering a world…

Top Cities in US for Vegans & Vegetarians 2021

If you’re a vegetarian or vegan looking for somewhere to live more accommodating of your culinary lifestyle: WalletHub maps out the best cities in the US for 2021. Top ten cities for Vegetarians and Vegans Portland, OR Orlando, FL Los Angeles, CA San Francisco, CA Boise, ID Austin, TX Seattle, WA Lexington-Fayette, KY Oakland, CA…

Travel and Tourism Awards 2021 LUXlife

We were delighted to recognize your efforts this year in the Travel and Tourism Awards 2021. LUXlife uniquely awarded Carlsbad Food Tours: Best Culinary & Wine Walking Tour – San Diego County Written by: Cherimarie Poulos Owner & Founder of Carlsbad Food Tours Cheri has a strong connection to Carlsbad. One of her daughter’s…

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

As you may know, domestic violence increased significantly during the pandemic and victims had even fewer resources to turn to while being confined in their homes. The increased isolation continues to make it harder for victims to reach out for help, leaving many in unhealthy environments. For DV Awareness Month, we want to help provide…

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…