Alce 101 has been a lifetime in the making. It stems from Apple Valley, California in 1960.
At age 6 my Father took me to Roy Rogers Museum in Apple Valley Ca. Roy was a partner of my Father’s and was known for his hunting skills. Also Roy was well known for preserving and repurposing ALL that he hunted. I never will forget the beauty and the feeling of NEVER wanting to hunt anything. I will also NEVER forget the giant beautiful MOOSE with a nick from the shot in his antler.
In 2015, my wife and I were on our way to Palm desert and stopped into this random antique store. I was looking around for some time and found this massive object covered up in the corner. I asked the shop owner to let me take a look. He lifted the cover and there it was, that magnificent beauty of a moose “ALCE”. Neglected. Forgotten. Hidden in a corner.
The shop owner showed us the certificate of authenticity and that was the MOOSE I had seen, the moose I fell in love with in a museum over 50 years ago. The nick on the antler from the shot and all.
We were so amazed by him and wanted to give him a new life in our ALCE 101 Restaurant venture. We put our deposit down and eventually took him home to protect. He will live at the center of our bar in the Alce 101 restaurant. ALCE means MOOSE in Spanish.
Each of these tastes of Santa Fe New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona, Guadalupe Valley and the local provisions of the California coast will be expertly partnered with our vast selection of tequilas, mezcals, wines, beers and beverages.
Service will be our #1 PRIORITY, paralleled with the food. All will be set in a casual, elegant, social media-worthy atmosphere with a California/Southwest feel.
“Our creative dining concept will kick start a new/old trend for North County restaurants, hopefully sending a message that San Diego creative dining with knowledgeable, smart and conscientious staff is back, as we raise the bar.” ~Brad Evarts
Beeside Balcony is a hidden gem in old Del Mar, CA with a relaxed seaside chic décor where guests enjoy ocean views from the covered outside balcony. During cooler weather, Beeside’s got you covered with amazing patio heaters and an intimate inside dining room.
Our guests tell us that “every dish that comes out of the kitchen is a culinary delight.” Chef Christophe sources produce from local farms, and features organic free-range lamb, sushi-grade salmon, prime steak, and imported cheese, salumi and olives.
A third generation chef of Spanish and Italian descent, and hailing from Paris, France, Christophe’s restaurant career began at 17 in the kitchen of his father’s restaurant in Pasadena when they first emigrated to the USA.
Upon returning to Southern California in 2011, Christophe spent 8 years as the Managing Partner of Eddie V’s Prime Seafood in La Jolla. Here he deepened his knowledge of sourcing and cooking the freshest seafood available, while delivering world class service.
Today, Christophe returns to his roots in the kitchen as the Executive Chef and Owner of Beeside Balcony in old Del Mar. The laid back coastal vibe of Del Mar, combined with the attention to detail from Christophe’s fine dining background, infuses Beeside Balcony with an easy elegance that elevates any gathering, and makes the perfect backdrop to showcase his Global Mediterranean menu.
The Belly Up opened in Solana Beach, California, in 1974 with only a couple of mics and no stage. Over the years it became a frequent stop for legends like John Lee Hooker, Etta James, and BB King. Epic performances by Curtis Mayfield, George Clinton, The Neville Brothers, and Toots and The Maytals also are a part of the club’s early legacy. Since then, many artists have stopped by on their way up the ladder, including No Doubt, Black Eyed Peas, Mumford and Sons, Childish Gambino, and many many more.
Major artists have done underplays at the venue in recent years, including The Killers, The Red Hot Chili Peppers (who also played the club for 200 people in 1985), Jimmy Buffet, Willie Nelson, Ben Harper, Damian Marley, and Tom Jones. And, perhaps most famously, the Rolling Stones played a private event here in 2015.
Voted San Diego's Best Live Venue. The internationally acclaimed Belly Up Tavern located in Solana Beach, has a long history of bringing great live music to the San Diego area.
California Pizza Kitchen is a casual-dining restaurant serving up California creativity through its innovative menu items. CPK provides a range of inspired dishes, from hand-tossed and hearth-baked California-style pizzas, to imaginative salads, pastas, entrees, soups, sandwiches and beverages.
Offering dine-in, take-out, catering, online ordering and an award-winning CPKids Menu.
Guests are invited to join the Pizza Dough Rewards program. For every $100 spent at CPK, they will receive $5 of Pizza Dough Rewards that can be redeemed on their next visit.
To join, go to cpk.com, download the Pizza Dough Rewards App or sign up with a server.
A third generation chef of Spanish and Italian descent, and hailing from Paris, France, Christophe's restaurant career began at 17 in the kitchen of his father's restaurant in Pasadena when they first emigrated to the USA.
Upon returning to Southern California in 2011, Christophe spent 8 years as the Managing Partner of Eddie V's Prime Seafood in La Jolla. Here he deepened his knowledge of sourcing and cooking the freshest seafood available, while delivering world class service.
Today, Christophe returns to his roots in the kitchen as the Executive Chef and Owner of Cevasco's in old Del Mar. The laid back coastal vibe of Del Mar, combined with the attention to detail from Christophe's fine dining background, infuses Cevasco's with an easy elegance that elevates any gathering, and makes the perfect backdrop to showcase his Modern Italian menu.
Crust is an upscale, neighborhood pizzeria that serves handcrafted, artisan and New York style Pizzas with a modern touch.
Our passion for pizza making brings a unique experience to pizza eating. The pizza flavors are brought full circle by Crusts carefully selected wine list and local craft beers.
Full Bar available!
At Monarch Ocean Pub, we aspire to connect with our community by providing the highest quality food and spirits in an atmosphere that brings people together through enjoyable times and positive energy. Our menu is a twist of California coastal fare focused on utilizing the freshest ingredients and techniques. Our chefs use local ingredients blended with their passion and care to create a unique culinary experience that is the perfect complement to the epic views that Del Mar has to offer.
Named for the famous beach break down below, Pillbox Tavern rises up to meet North County’s need for Coastal Americana cuisine. Our “retro modern” beach bar offers regulars and visitors a refreshing place to unwind above the cliffside Solana Beach neighborhood of Fletcher Cove. Let us be your prime destination for weekend brunch or late-night supper, with food and drinks that will delight every palate. Our selection of rotating local tap beers set the scene for indulging in hand-selected home-style favorites. And our house-made dressings and sauces will have you paddling back to shore for more. From a tasty line-up of savory wing selections to our Panko Crusted Pork Tenderloin sandwich, all of our fresh ingredients are, of course, locally sourced. Pillbox Tavern is sure to become a favorite of families and friends who know where to go to live deliciously!
Keeping alive the echoes of vintage upscale dining, Trust Restaurant Group reshuffled the deck to infuse a touch of modernity into Rare Society, adding a wood-fired log boiler for meats, a progressive cocktail program, and sustainably-sourced seafoods. Inside the space, white marble, tufted leather booths, and a gold paneled ceiling invoke the lore of Rat Pack gatherings and raucous Sinatra dinner parties, while the outdoor bar and covered patio offer a decidedly lighter atmosphere for beach-going crowds looking for happy hour or healthy-ish lunch options.
Across the street from the Del Mar Race Track. Red Tracton's is a legend in its own time. Serving only the highest quality prime meats, seafood and chicken. Red Tracton's was the winner of three prestigious Critic Choice awards for "San Diego's Finest Steak House." It is also considered the number one place to be and be seen after the races. One will never leave hungry after dining at Red Tracton's. The staff is friendly, accommodating and there to be of service to your every request. Red Tracton's legacy of quality, quantity and excellence is one not to be missed.
Initially a bike shop in the 1920’s, the historic building that is now Saddle Bar has been a rockin’ joint for over 30 years. Made famous as the Surf & Saddle for almost 2 decades, it has recently been updated and remodeled and is as popular as ever. Literally only a few hundred feet from the Pacific Ocean, Saddle Bar continues to be known as the place to go for great service, dancing, live music and DJ’s several nights a week.
When the Del Mar Race Track opens in the summer time, Saddle Bar is a favorite watering hole for the jockey’s, trainers and fans of horse racing. Only a mile from the track, and typically the first bar to open in the morning (and the last bar to close), it has always been the place to get drinks before or after the races.
Solana Beach itself is a progressive coastal town with the Pacific Ocean is to the west, the City of Encinitas to the north, and the City of Del Mar to the south. The unincorporated village of Rancho Santa Fe is located on the east side.
Solana Beach received national news in 2003 upon becoming the first city in the United States to enact a smoking ban on its public beaches, a trend which has continued as many other coastal Californian towns have followed suit in banning smoking on their beaches. Solana Beach was the last coastal community in North San Diego County to ban alcohol on the beach.
TIDEWATER TAVERN'S STORY
Established in 1994 by Sam Lunde, California born and bred surfer, fisherman, and chef. Sam grew up in the restaurant business, son of a bookkeeper at a historic roadhouse in Santa Barbara's Santa Ynez Valley. He was cooking and baking Danish pastries by the age of 13. He perfected his techniques at culinary school and put his education to work in the 80's at the Kona Grill here in Solana Beach.
Sam started Tidewater in '94 based on three simple ideas: local flavors, made from scratch quality, and a friendly welcoming atmosphere.
Today, we make our own dressings, Solana salsa, tortilla chips, and potato chips right here. Hand cut crispy calamari is the signature ingredient in or original tacos and sandwiches. Our 100% Angus beef burgers earn rave reviews from both local and visitors.
For two and a half decades, our cocktails and food have been handcrafted and adorned with tasty touches you cant get anywhere else. So grab a seat and cocktail, take a taste, and enjoy our warm atmosphere and friendly service.
Welcome to the Tidewater Tavern - Dive into the Tide!
It was immediately after World War II in 1946 that Tony and Catalina Gonzales decided to open a restaurant on the present site. Tony had just returned from military service and Catalina, who had contented herself with staying at home while Tony was away, persuaded him to allow her to open a Mexican restaurant right in his parents' home.
Open at first only on weekends, the modest establishment could seat just 26 persons. Catalina did the cooking and Tony helped serve. Soon the word about their chiles rellenos, turkey tacos and other tasty food spread throughout the area and even as far north as Los Angeles. Travelers and local residents would line up outside for long periods of time as they waited to be served.
Soon the Gonzaleses realized that they would have to extend their business days to accommodate the hungry diners. Tony's Jacal, or “old building,” was enlarged several times during the intervening years and the present six-day week was established. Now the restaurant is open every day but Tuesday.
Traditional Mexican dishes are prepared with mild or hot seasonings to please the discriminating palate. The menu also includes some American entrees.
Tony passed away May 1, 1974, and Catalina passed on April 24, 2000. The tradition of serving fine Mexican food is being carried on by their two daughters, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
The Gonzales family is proud of their cuisine and the years of devoted service they have given their customers, many of whom return regularly for the chiles rellenos and other Mexican favorites.
Vino Carta is a neighborhood wine shop and bar located in Solana Beach. We focus on small, family-run producers and natural wines made through organic and sustainable farming practices. Our retail shop offers hundreds of bottles from around the world, available to-go or to be enjoyed in our bar. In addition to wine we have a highly curated selection of craft beer, cider, and kombucha. Our wine bar has an expansive, dynamic list of natural wines offered by the glass and by the bottle. Here we host seasonal releases, weekly thematic flights, winemaker visits, and an ever changing list designed to consistently offer fresh offerings from around the globe. Additionally we have a rotating draft list of craft beer.