Wokou Ramen & Yakitori: Serving Up Asian Dining with a Twist

 Article Toni Sutton-Deangelico | Photography Zemina Zaferakis  When you walk through the doors of Wokou Ramen & Yakitori, you can instantly smell the yakitori being slow-cooked over the open-flame grill. Yakitori is Japanese street food that consists of skewers of vegetables and meat. The menu of ramen and yakitori in addition to the raw aesthetic is what truly makes it…

Fast Casual, Fine Dining

Some of our neighborhood eateries offer healthy options for family dining – high quality ingredients, creatively used for a fresh take on menu staples. Take a look at who is on our list, and do visit them soon for fall and winter offerings!


With fall upon us and the days getting shorter, we may need some extra motivation in the mornings. So look no further than our local coffee houses to get a little morning buzz and liquid motivation.

Insta-Inspired on Cedros

Enjoy our summer spotlight on some of the hotspots on Cedros. Stroll down the chic design district next door in Solana Beach or “get inspired” on their Instagram today! Here are a few of our favorites:

Fiesta Del Sol

SoCal's best free festival is back again at Fletcher Cove, Solana Beach! Mark your calendars for May 20-21, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. for summer family fun.

Super Food Fast

After 17 years establishing Americana as a Del Mar Village institution, owner Randy Gruber now introduces our community to Elixir, the new juice bar and health food venue he recently launched right next to his first restaurant.

For the Love of Pizza

Fresh Brothers Pizza isn’t your run-of-the-mill pizzeria. They take their fresh ingredients seriously, topping their pies with preservative-free mozzarella and all-natural pepperoni. Their dough is made in one central Los Angeles location and distributed five days a week to all of their 18 locations to ensure consistent quality crust. And it isn’t just the ingredients that set them apart; Fresh…

The Scent of Love

Love is in the air. We can see it, hear it, touch it … even smell it. Science shows that scents trigger excitement, happiness, nostalgia and desire. The French have their own name for a woman’s scent when perfume is mingled with her body’s natural oils and pheromones: cassolette.

Solana Beach for the Day

Take the hustle and bustle out of your Holiday Shopping by spending the day in our neighbor to the north - Beautiful Solana Beach. Come early and explore - drive, walk, or better yet ride your bike since it's so close! Solana Beach offers free parking city-wide and the Train Station is centrally located to the beach and local shopping.

Taste of Del Mar

The Del Mar Village Association hosts the first evening Taste of Del Mar event on September 8, 2016 in the Del Mar Village from 5 p.m.–8 p.m. This year, the focus will be on the culinary arts and talents of Del Mar’s top chefs, along with beer, wine, cider, mead and distilled spirit tastings, called “Sip Stops.”

Here, Grab a Beer

June means summer and what’s better on a hot summer day (or warm summer night) than a cold beer? We’ve put together a list of some local hot spots – some brand new in Del Mar – to enjoy a beer with old or new friends. You might even skip the usual card and tie for Dad and take him…

Gelson’s: The Super Market

Burbank, 1951. Two Brothers, Eugene and Bernie, open their first grocery store. A store that would come to be known as Gelson's. Eugene and Bernie took the formula from their parents' Iowa grocery store and improved upon it beyond anyone's wildest dreams. They implemented a modern design. The front of their store wasn't concrete, but the front of their store…

Sneak Peak: Del Mar’s KAABOO

What began as an inspired idea after a long night around a Del Mar hotel fire pit with like-minded friends – a few beers and some tequila shots may have been involved – has transformed into the region's biggest and sparkliest new music draw. Enter KAABOO.