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Chef Matt Gordon’s new restaurant embraces the Encinitas vibe

Urban Solace, the North Park brainchild of chef Matt Gordon, has no shortage of fans. And considering what feels like an explosion of new eateries along Highway 101, coastal North County seems as logical a place as any to expand … Continue reading

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Solace finally opens in Encinitas

After months of delays and waiting, Solace & the Moonlight Lounge quietly opened its doors for dinner last week, adding another hot spot to the North County dining scene. The sister restaurant to North Park’s Urban Solace, a local favorite, … Continue reading

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Solace and the Moonlight Lounge now open

A soft launch is when a missile launches non-explosively. There’s another meaning, for sure. But this week’s soft launch of Solace and the Moonlight Lounge in laidback Encinitas – I’d call this a quiet, cozy, non-ballistic approach to opening a … Continue reading

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Gourmet eats move North of the Park

There are a lot of reasons to move up to North County, though none more important than closer proximity to the No Fear outlet store in Carlsbad. And yes, they do have headbands. Moving up the coast almost assuredly for … Continue reading

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Get Your Bloody Mary On!

Brunch has begun!  Saturdays door opens at 10:30 am and Sundays at 9:30 am for cinnamon roll eating pleasure!    

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Finding Solace in the Local Dining Scene

Last Thursday, the staff at Solace and the Moonlight Lounge was moving at top speed. That night would be the first dinner service in advance of the restaurant’s Aug. 15 opening in its Pacific Station space and there was still … Continue reading

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