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JB San Diego: Where to Eat, Drink and Shop!

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 We can’t wait to see you Feb. 19-20 for Junk Bonanza San Diego! Our vendors will be rocking amazing vintage finds at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, home of the amazing Bloody DelMary pictured here! Bonanza friend Jennifer Price of Jennifer Price Studio in Solano Becah compiled this list. Peruse it for great recommendations for potables, chow and  shopping fun (besides the Bonanza, that is!) Our team added a few of their favorites, too! Enjoy!

EATS AND DRINKS

Azucar

4820 Newport Av., San Diego, CA 92107

www.iloveazucar.com

A cute Cuban café & pastry shop with desserts and Cuban specialties baked daily.

Belly Up Tavern and Wild Note Cafe

143 Cedros Av., Solana Beach, CA 92075

www.bellyup.com

Check the Belly Up’s calendar for shows by national and local artists and enjoy a bite at its Wild Note Café.

Breeze Cafe

1555 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014

www.pacificadelmar.com/breeze-cafe

Casual outdoor dining on the patio with a great Pacific Ocean view. Owned by Pacifica, upstairs; review below.

Bully’s Del Mar

1404 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014

www.bullysprimerib.com

Classic — think Naugahyde booths and prime rib.

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Carruth Cellars

320 S. Cedros Av. #400, Solana Beach, CA 92075

http://carruthcellars.com

Urban winery with hand-crafted, artisanal wines and a Solana Beach tasting room.

Craft Pizza Company
The Westfield UTC 4545 La Jolla Village Drive, San Diego, CA 92122

New York-style pizzas, homemade pastas and fresh salads featuring local and organic ingredients.

https://craftpizzaco.com

Cucina Enoteca Del Mar

2730 Via De La Valle, Del Mar, CA 92014

www.urbankitchengroup.com

A vibrant, funky Italian eatery with cool reclaim elements in its decor.

Culture Brewery

111 S. Cedros Av., Solana Beach, CA 92075

4845 Newport Av., Ocean Beach, CA 92107

www.culturebrewingco.com

Raw steel service counter in Solana Beach tasting room with satellite room in Ocean Beach.

En Fuego Cantina and Grill

1342 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014

http://enfuegocantina.com/#en-fuego-del-mar-section

A Mexican restaurant with a fun late-night vibe, non-stop chips and ample portions.

Fidel’s

749 Genevieve St., Solana Beach. CA 92075

http://fidelslittlemexico.com

Authentic Mexican with appetizer and taco bar specials during Happy Hour.

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Il Fornaio Del Mar

1555 Camino Del Mar at Del Mar Plaza, Del Mar, CA 92014

www.ilfornaio.com

Yummy Italian cuisine serving lunch and dinner.

Jake’s Del Mar

166o Coast Blvd., Del Mar, CA 92014

www.jakesdelmar.com

Super food, cocktails and the friendliest people!

L’Auberge Resort

1540 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014

www.laubergedelmar.com

A bit of an indulgence to stay here, and fun, to enjoy a cocktail in the lobby with live music several days a week.

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Pacifica Del Mar

1555 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014

www.pacificadelmar.com

Where you can always find a great meal with an amazing view and stellar service.

Poseidon

1670 Coast Blvd., Del Mar, CA 92014

www.poseidonrestaurant.com

A cool beach vibe and fabulous sunsets.

Red Tracton’s

550 Via De Le Valle, Solana Beach, CA 92075

www.redtractonssteakhouse.com

A fun, old-school steakhouse and racetrack hangout with a piano bar.

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Sbicca

215 15th St., Del Mar, CA 92014

www.sbiccadelmar.com

Visit this bistro across from the racetrack for delicious food and wonderful service.

Stratford Court Cafe

1307 Stratford Court, Del Mar, CA 92014

http://stratfordcourtcafe.com

Breakfast and lunch served all day in a garden setting at this landmark in downtown Del Mar.

The Fish Market

640 Via De La Valle, Solana Beach, 92075

www.thefishmarket.com

Fresh fish just across from the racetrack; features an oyster bar and cocktail lounge.

The Brigantine

3263 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014

www.brigantine.com

San Diego-style surf and turf in cozy yet lively surroundings.

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Tony’s Jacal

621 Valley Av., Solana Beach, CA 92075

http://tonysjacal.com

A Solana Beach Mexican food classic since 1946

Urban Plates

12857 El Camino Real, Del Mar, CA 92130

http://urbanplates.com

Great salads! All foods prepared prepared from scratch, daily.

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Zel’s

1247 Camino Del Mar, Del mar, CA 92014

www.zelsdelmar.com

Go-to for great food, local flavor and live music

SHOPPING OPPORTUNITIES

Antique Warehouse

212 S. Cedros Av., Solana Beach, CA 92075

www.beachcalifornia.com/shca/antique-stores/solana-beach/1-antique-warehouse-the-858-755-5156.html

Treasures from more than 1oo vendors.

Architectural Salvage

241 Kettner Blvd., San Diego, CA 92101

www.architecturalsalvagesd.com

Supplying homeowners, restoration enthusiasts and designers since 1996.

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Cedros Design District

Cedros Av., Solana Beach, CA 92075

www.shopcedros.com

Encompasses two and a half  blocks surrounding Cedros Av. of independent shops, boutiques, cafés, a winery and a brewery; several of which are highlighted here!

Cedros Soles

143 S. Cedros Av., Solana Beach, CA 92075

www.cedrossoles.com

A local favorite for fashionable indulgences.

Gaslamp Quarter

4th Av. between Broadway and Market, San Diego, CA 92101

www.gaslamp.org

Many shops and bars housed in historic buildings in a vibrant, 16-block historical neighborhood.

House Vintage

315 S. Cedros Av., Solana Beach, CA 92075

www.debisdesigndiary.com

Vintage furniture and funky collectibles in a shop owned by FOB (Friend of Bonanza!) Debi Beard.

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Klassik

2400 Kettner Blvd. #102, San Diego, CA 92101

www.klassikdesign.com

Mid-century Danish Modern for retro design fans.

Leaping Lotus

240 S. Cedros Av., Solana Beach, CA 92075

www.leapinglotus.com

Two stories with more than 100 vendors highlighting globally sourced merchandise.  And the street gets really lively on Sundays for the farmer’s market, 1-5 PM.

Little Italy

West Cedar between Front and Kettner

www.littleitalysd.com

This urban neighborhood has a booming restaurant scene with modern spots mixed among the classic Italian eateries as well as a few vintage shops.

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Newport Avenue Antique Center & Coffeehouse

4864 Newport Av., San Diego, CA 92107

www.antiquesinsandiego.com

18,000 square feet of quality antiques and collectables, from the 1700’s to Mid-century items. Asian antiquities, vintage and fine jewelry, furniture, lighting, ’50s memorabilia and a vast selection of shabby chic décor. Showcasing one of the largest paper dealers in the country including fine prints, labels and thousands of postcards.

Ocean Beach Antique Mall

4926 Newport Av., San Diego, CA 92107

www.antiquesinsandiego.com

The oldest antiques mall in San Diego, its featured items include vintage and estate gold, silver and costume jewelry, sterling, clocks, watches, American artifacts and more.

Ocean Beach Farmer’s Market

Newport Avenue and Cable Street, San Diego, CA 92107

https://oceanbeachsandiego.com

Wednesday afternoons, check out a fabulous farmer’s market from 4-7 PM in the winter, 4-8PM during the rest of the year. It has lots of local flavor!

Seaport Village

849 W. Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101

www.seaportvillage.com

A bit touristy, but a fun place to stroll among the shops and galleries along the Embarcadero. Has 17 dining venues.

SoLo

309 S. Cedros Av., Solana Beach, CA 92075

www.solocedros.com

A 4,000-square-foot collective of wonderfully curated vintage and new home goods, books and gifts.  Be sure to visit Jennifer Price’s booth.  It’s always inspirational!

Vignettes

4828 Newport Ave., San Diego, CA 92107

http://vignettesantiques.com

Located in the Ocean Beach Antique District, this wonderful home and garden shop with a French twist showcases the work of 24 dealer/designers.

LODGING

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Hotel Indigo

http://junkbonanza.com/schedule/san-diego/lodging

The Bonanza’s preferred home-away-from-home headquarters! Great rooms, great views, great dining! Check the web link for the special Junk Bonanza rate.

PLAY AND SIGHTSEE

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“Dog Beach”

South of 15th St. and north of 29th St. at the mouth of the San Dieguito River, next to the Del Mar Racetrack

http://www.sandiego.org/articles/pets/california-dog-beaches-parks-recreation-areas-in-san-diego.aspx

This is across from The Brigantine and a fun place to dip your toes into the surf and to watch the dogs frolic, leash-free!

Pacific Coast Highway drive

A gorgeous five mile drive on the PCH up the coast will bring you through Cardiff-by-the-sea to Encinitas, a booming beach town.  The Lumberyard is full of restaurants and shops, including faves Blue Ribbon Artisan Pizzeria, Lobster West and many small stores.  Love the Savory Spice Shop and design hounds might want to check out Grounded.  A block or two north in the heart of town, stop for a beer at the classic dive bar Daley Double Saloon and stroll the street to enjoy the many boutiques, including Gardenology.  There are also quite a few vintage and resale clothing stores dotted throughout Encinitas.

Powerhouse Park

1600 Coast Blvd., Del Mar, CA 92014

www.delmar.ca.us

A breathtaking spot to picnic, watch the surfers and wiggle your toes in the sand.

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Torrey Pines State Reserve

12600 North Torrey Pines Road, San Diego CA 92037

www.torreypine.org

A breathtaking drive fewer  than two miles south of Del Mar with a beautiful beach and miles of hiking & walking trails among the cliffs.  Adjacent is the world-renowned Torrey Pines Golf Course and The Lodge at Torrey Pines.  The Grill at the edge of the course is a nice stop for breakfast or lunch after a hike.  The lodge itself is an indulgent destination for dinner or a cocktail in the lobby bar.  A. R. Valentien is the lodge’s signature restaurant, but locals love the drugstore hamburger served in the lounge.

Don’t forget to check out @youstayhungrysd and @tastingsandiego, two great Instagram resources for amazing food and drink in the San Diego area!

Bon appetit! Have you purchased your Early Bird tickets or made your reservations yet? It won’t be long before we see you where The Surf Meets the Turf!

Kim

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