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Foodie event comes to North County


CARLSBAD — A North County-centric food festival and competition gets plated from 4 to 7 p.m. April 13, at the Hilton Oceanfront Carlsbad Resort.

Curated by Nino “Neens” Camilo, founder of the HYPERLINK “”I Love Poke Festival, NorthEats is a showcase of all that is North County San Diego in this part food, part lifestyle event that will feature only chefs, restaurants and food brands based north of state Route 56.

There will be tastings from 20 North County restaurants, food demonstrations, live music by Ray Barbee and appearances by pro athletes and local celebrities. In addition, Chris Cote, well-known action sports and television personality and commentator for major surf events like the Volcom Pipe Pro, Globe WCT Fiji, and the US Open of Surfing, will be co-hosting.

The highlight of this festival will be a live cooking competition between two athlete/chef pairings, required to use olive oils and balsamic vinaigrettes from Baker & Olive in their dishes.

Tickets are $50 per person and can be purchased at; $5 of every ticket will be donated to Plant with Purpose, a nonprofit that helps reverse deforestation and poverty around the world by transforming the lives of the rural poor. See their short video at


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