El Agave Restaurant and Tequileria will bring traditional “Hispanic-Mexican” cuisine, award-winning tequilas, and indigenous flavors to Del Mar Plaza. Since 1996, El Agave has been serving San Diegans their trademark “Mexican Nouvelle Cuisine” from its original location in Old Town.
Del Mar is a small, seaside hideaway approximately 20 minutes north of downtown San Diego. Defined by calm salt water lagoons on each end, this charming, laid back town is best known for it’s exceptional weather, world famous thoroughbred racetrack, the county fair, fabulous beaches, haute cuisine and unique shopping.
With a population of approximately 4,500 in the 2.1 square mile coastal area, Del Mar offers an oasis of unhurried, yet civilized, living. Visitors can enjoy many of the pleasures of the Village without ever needing a car.
With 2 miles of coastline and gently rolling waves, Del Mar’s famous beaches are an ideal destination for beachgoers, surf combers and surfers seeking the legendary California surf. There’s even a sliver of beach for dogs. Del Mar’s primary beach also offers wheel chair access, the only such beach in the county with special wheelchairs designed for the sand. Whales, porpoises, sea lions and a myriad of birdlife populate the shimmering coastal waters and lagoons.
Burlap has now officially become Searsucker. The eatery in Del Mar Highlands Town Center opened on July 17, bringing a downtown San Diego hotspot up to North County. Searsucker is in the same ownership group as its predecessor Burlap, the Enlightened Hospitality Group, headed up by James Brennan and Chef Brian Malarkey, the winning judge/mentor of ABC’s “The Taste” and BRAVO “Top Chef” season 4 finalist.
The Del Mar Schools Education Foundation (DMSEF) raised the most money it ever has in this year’s campaign. With an influx of funds coming in the last few weeks of the campaign, the Foundation was able to raise $1.32 million. This money will go toward funding 14 full-time equivalent (FTE) Extended Studies Curriculum (ESC) teachers in the subjects of science, technology, music, art and PE. The 14 teachers represent one more teacher than the Foundation funded last year and also makes up for the one less ESC teacher the Del Mar Union School District will be able to fund due to its budget cuts.
Local transportation agencies held their first public meeting on Jan. 22 regarding a $100 million project that will add about a mile of new rail track through Del Mar and Solana Beach, replace the wooden trestle bridge over the San Dieguito River east of Dog Beach, and add a special events platform there that will allow direct train service to the Del Mar Fairgrounds for special events.