The Barrel Room, Mason Ale Works Tasting Room + Kitchen Open in Merge Carmel Valley

Two new tenants have arrived in Merge Carmel Valley. The Barrel Room is a premier vintage wine bar and bistro with more than 40 wines by the glass and crafted plates from Executive Chef Trevor Chappell. If craft beer is more your style, Mason Ale Works Tasting Room + Kitchen offers a range of craft beers, house-cured charcuterie and small bites. For more information, visit and

Chef de Cuisine James Waters Joins Four Seasons Residence Club Aviara

Seasons restaurant welcomes the addition of Chef de Cuisine James Waters to its culinary ranks. Overseeing all of the resort’s culinary operations, he has kicked off his tenure with a seasonal menu featuring dishes like line-caught yellowtail brightened with English peas and char-grilled octopus cooled with pao cucumbers and spicy shishito peppers. For more information, visit


Bird Rock Coffee Lands in Del Mar

Bird Rock Coffee Roasters expanded their craft coffee empire up to its first North County location. Located on Carmel Valley Road across from the  Los Penasquitos Lagoon, Bird Rock Coffee is a great place to meet up before hiking Torrey Pines State Beach or to enjoy their new toast menu and fruit-infused water. For more information, visit

Urban Remedy Opens in Solana Beach

Bay-Area eatery Urban Remedy opened its first location outside of San Francisco in Solana Beach. Urban Remedy’s salads, bowls and juices have been sold from kiosks at Whole Foods in Del Mar and La Jolla, but this is the first brick-and-mortar location in the metro. For more information, visit