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Shake It Up! Skateboarder Tony Hawk assists at milkshake shop opening in La Jolla

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The new ShakeAway milkshake bar — which opened its first U.S. location at 723 Pearl St. in La Jolla July 18 — is really shaking things up.

The Taco Stand offers authentic Mexico fare on Pearl St. in La Jolla

Angus Beef Carne Asada Taco is the top-selling item at The Taco Stand. (Courtesy Photos)

Freshly made corn tortillas on demand, hand-ground guacamole, freshly made salsas and high-quality produce are just a few of the ingredients adding authenticity to The Taco Stand in La Jolla.

PGA TOUR GRILL: This airport eatery is par for the course

Whole Wheat Buttermilk Cinnamon Pancakes with berries and syrup. Photos by Kelley Carlson

The airport-based PGA Tour Grill concept seems to be taking off. Since May 9, the new golf-themed restaurant chain (a partnership between HMSHost and the PGA Tour) has opened in three cities, with several more planned through 2015.

It’s a tasty ode to the flapjack at Richard Walker’s Pancake House in La Jolla

The signature Apple Pancake. Photos by Kelley Carlson

The Walkers recently welcomed a new addition into their family of restaurants. Following in his father’s footsteps, Richard Walker, Jr. opened a Richard Walker’s Pancake House in May in La Jolla.

Chef William Bradley brings French flavors to new La Jolla bistro

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Award-winning Chef William Bradley — one of only 160 chefs in the world and 17 in the United States to receive the designation of Grand Chef from Relais & Châteaux — is the executive chef and director of Addison, the signature-dining venue at The Grand Del Mar. Bradley recently lent his talent to another eatery operated by the resort: Bijou French Bistro in La Jolla. The new restaurant, which opened June 27 at 1205 Prospect St. (formerly the site of Amaya La Jolla), features classic French bistro fare.

Diners are hooked on fare at Solana Beach Fish House

Grilled Salmon Salad uses romaine lettuce, cucumbers and tomato. Photos by Kelley Carlson

After 20 years in business, the Solana Beach Fish House continues to reel in customers. Locals embrace the family-owned-and-operated eatery, with its laid-back atmosphere, cold pints of beer and fresh seafood.

Café Merlot pours out the charm with ‘medicinal’ menu in Rancho Bernardo

a “boutique” cheese platter is accompanied by Bernardo Winery white zinfandel and sangria. Photos By Kelley Carlson

For Café Merlot owners Toni and Rick Kraft, using culinary medicine in their restaurant’s recipes makes perfect “scents.” Toni Kraft said food is key to health and wellness, and that smells trigger people’s emotions. She appeals to guests’ senses by incorporating edible flowers, herbs and produce grown in the restaurant’s onsite micro-farm into the fare, along with culinary grade essential oils.

For lighter fare in La Jolla, make it a Shore Thing

A pour-over is performed with Amaro Gayo Ethiopian coffee, which draws out coffee’s best qualities.  PHOTOS By Kelley Carlson

For relatively quick, healthy, fresh and organic fare, Shore Thing Café seems to be a sure thing. Located just around the corner from the shops and restaurants in La Jolla Shores, this neighborhood eatery and coffee house with a casual beach vibe accommodates customers on the go and those who want to enjoy their surroundings.

Opa! Athens Market Café says go Greek, it’s good!

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After growing up learning the family business, Vickie Anastasopoulos stayed true to her roots and branched out with her own restaurant in San Diego. She and her husband, Nick, opened Athens Market Café in Carmel Mountain Ranch — a sister restaurant to her sister Mary’s downtown San Diego location.

UPDATE: First La Plaza La Jolla tenant revealed: Whisknladle’s ‘Catania’

Catania restaurant is the first tenant to announce plans to open in the new La Plaza La Jolla luxury shopping complex being developed at the corner of Wall Street and Girard Avenue. Courtesy

Restauranteurs to open Italian coastal cuisine concept in boutique mall at Wall Street and Girard Avenue.

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