Food

Carlsbad’s Street Fair Is May 6, 2018

by The Editors on May 2, 2018

On Sunday, May 6, 2018 the streets of downtown Carlsbad will be transformed into a walking plaza packed with all your friends and neighbors along with booths from 800 vendors as part of the The Carlsbad Village Faire.

The Carlsbad Village Faire – the largest one-day street fair in the nation – will take place from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday, May 6. The fair stretches 14 blocks. Grand Avenue from Carlsbad Boulevard to Jefferson Street, and all of the cross streets in between, will be closed for the event. Each year, the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce hosts the fair in May and November. Now in its 44th year, the free event has grown to be so popular that it not only continually attracts people from all over Southern California, but also from other states.

We used to visit the Carlsbad street faire every year. To see what Carlsbad Village Faire looked like nearly a decade ago, click here for 2011 or here or 2009. For the official details from the Carlsbad Village Association, please follow the jump.

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The Himalayas Taste Delicious

by The Editors on April 12, 2018

 

For years the Village of Carlsbad had a reputation for having a slew of Italian and Mexican restaurants and not much else. Thankfully this is no longer the case. The Village is now home to a great array of dining choices and while we’re not big on restaurant reviewing here at Carlsbadistan, there is one spot that we’ve been loving lately and that is Taste Of The Himalayas.

Hiding downstairs and nearly invisible from the parking lot at the Village Faire, Taste of the Himalayas has some of the most delicious Indian food we’ve had in San Diego. Stepping into the restaurant is like leaving Carlsbad and traveling to another country with its own colors, sounds, scents, flavors, and moods. Without giving too much away, we recommend you check it out if you haven’t, and if you have, then you know exactly what we’re talking about.

Taste of the Himalayas is open daily for lunch and dinner. For address and directions, click here. For more info, click the link.

[Link: Taste Of The Himalayas]

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Give The Gift Of Steady State Coffee

by The Editors on December 11, 2017

Our favorite Carlsbad coffee spot, Steady State Coffee Roasting Company is currently offering two amazing sample boxes that are perfect for the coffee lovers on your list: Taste of Ethiopia, and The Americas.

Both boxes are custom branded and include three 100gram pouches of whole roasted coffee, and an information card about each farm. They are available in the shop and make the perfect holiday gift.

Drop by Steady State and pick up a couple boxes for the ones you love. Steady State is located at 2680 State St., B, in the heart of Carlsbad Village.

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Bluewater Grill Opens Carlsbad Location

by The Editors on October 30, 2017

Chain seafood restaurant Bluewater Grill has finally opened their Carlsbad location, in the old Fish House Vera Cruz location at 417 Carlsbad Village Drive, according to story on NBC San Diego.

The menu offers sustainable seafood and shellfish – some of it caught off the California Coast by the restaurant’s harpoon fishing boat, Pilikia. . . Lunch and dinner menus created by Chef Art Garcia feature up to 40 varieties of fish. . . The restaurant also will offer a kids menu certified by the National Restaurant Association’s Kids Live Well program.

Bluewater operates their own swordfish harpoon boat, Pilikia, and serves “the finest quality locally harpooned swordfish in season,” according to their website. “Our fish is always the most pristine quality available, and we purchase directly from fisherman, in season, at the peak of quality and freshness.”

We’re looking forward to checking it out soon.

[Link: NBC San Diego]

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Rubio’s National Taco Day Deals Today

by The Editors on October 3, 2017

To celebrate National Taco Day (officially on October 4) Carlsbad-based Rubio’s Coastal Grill is offering up deals all day on Tuesday, October 3, as part of their Taco Tuesday Celebration. In addition to $1.75 Original Fish Taco and $2 Original Fish Taco Especial, taco-lovers can get a special Original Fish Taco topped with citrusy Mango Salsa for $2.25, which will be available on October 3 only. Guests can cheers with $1 off all alcohol (including craft beer, sangria and wine selections) after 2 p.m. Rubio’s has two Carlsbad-area locations, in the Carlsbad Outlet Mall at 5620 Paseo Del Norte #128, and at 2604 El Camino Real. Good deals are good deals.

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Carlsbad Celebrates Oktoberfest October 7

by The Editors on September 20, 2017

Yes, it’s that time of year again when the kids are back in school, the sun has finally come out, and Rotarians from Carlsbad are out celebrating the season with Oktoberfest & Family Fall Festival at Holiday Park. The festivities begin at noon on October 7, 2017 and continue on until 10 PM. Click here for a map of events, here for the schedule, and here to buy tickets. For all the official details please follow the jump. 

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OAK + elixir Enters A New Relm

by The Editors on May 9, 2017

If you’ve been by State St. in the heart of Carlsbad Village recently you may have noticed that Relm, the wine bar, has closed. Apparently, it was closed in order to reopen as OAK+elixir. Here’s what the owners are saying:

While we really enjoyed Relm during it’s time, we’re looking forward to a new season. But don’t worry, the wine bar is remaining! During the closure we’ve rejuvenated the space and reimagined the wine and food menus, and we can’t wait for you to experience the new O+E.

OAK + elixir will celebrate its grand opening on Friday June 2, 2017 at 6:30 PM. If you like wine, beer, and food (and from the looks of this town everyone does) then drop by and say hello. For the official word from OAK + elixir, please follow the jump.

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Señor Grubby’s Community Christmas Party

by The Editors on December 5, 2016

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Señor Grubby’s is holding their 5th Annual Community Christmas Party to benefit American Relief Organization’s program, ‘Got Your Back San Diego’, taking place on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 from 6-10pm. There will be raffles, entertainment, swag bags with goodies & event t-shirts designed by Ray Goudey for the first 100 guests. All the fun is to raise money, food & awareness for ‘Got Your Back’.

Señor Grubby’s is located at 377 Carlsbad Village Drive, in Carlsbad, California. Som snow may be in the forecast. Follow the jump for all the details.

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Rubio’s 5th Annual CoastFest July 16

by The Editors on July 11, 2016

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The Carlsbad based fish taco restaurant chain Rubio’s is kicking off their 5th Annual CoastFest on Saturday July 16, 2016  at the Oceanside Pier, in partnership with I Love a Clean San Diego.

Rubio’s CoastFest has continued to grow year after year, with a record turnout of nearly 3,000 attendees and over 1,000 pounds of trash removed from the coastline in 2015. This year’s event is expected to be even larger than years past and will include live performances by one of Billboard magazine’s chart-ranking artists, The Mowgli’s, as well as the popular San Diego children’s band Hullaballoo, among others.

The event begins at 10 AM with a full on beach clean up. After that there is complimentary food and drinks, music, a educational play area for the kids and much, much more. For the official details from Rubio’s please follow the jump.
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April 5, 2016 Is Ralph Rubio Day

by The Editors on April 1, 2016

Ralph_RubioThe City of San Diego has named April 5, 2015 Ralph Rubio Day in honor of Carlsbad businessman (and Rubio’s Coastal Grill Co-Founder) Ralph Rubio (right) for “his entrepreneurial spirit, commitment to the community and contributions to the food industry.”

A San Diego State University alumnus, Ralph brought his love of fish tacos to the United States after a college trip to Baja California, Mexico. 33 years after opening the first Rubio’s restaurant – a walk-up fish taco stand in Mission Bay – Rubio’s Coastal Grill has established a passionate fan base throughout the Southwestern United States and has largely been credited for starting the fish taco phenomenon in America. Cited by The Washington Post and Los Angeles Times as the country’s top fish taco expert, Rubio’s Coastal Grill has sold more than 200 million Original Fish Tacos®.

In honor of Ralph Rubio Day, Rubios is offering their original fish taco for $1.75 at all San Diego County Rubio’s Coastal Grill locations (including the location at the Carlsbad Premium Outlets) all day on April 5, 2016. If you’re hungry, you might want to stop by. For the official word from Rubio’s please follow the jump.

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