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  • Trip Report Sunset Market in Oceanside, California

    About a month ago we had the opportunity to house/dog sit for some friends in San Diego who also gave us some tickets for Legoland. Others have shared trip reports of Legoland so I thought I would save you from having to see our 300+ pictures of fun at Legoland. Instead share a fun thing we did afterwards. Every Thursday night in Oceanside, CA they have a street market semi-modeled after one in San Luis Obispo, CA. It is a safe, free, and fun event that we enjoyed.

    We arrived around 6:00 it was a short 15 minute drive from Legoland. Our first stop was my favorite 'love shack' in Oceanside.

    Little Louie's


    Our friend MickeyMaxx called Rixter who came out to give us the tour of the Market.





    There was one aisle that had a bunch of fresh produce, flowers and salami. I wish I had taken a picture of the salami and sausage vendor. I never knew there was such a wide variety of salami and sausage available in Oceanside.



    Since we had taken 300+ pictures at Legoland our camera battery died but since we were so impressed with this four block market area we went and bought a disposable camera to take more pictures.



    So what sorts of things can you find at the Sunset Market?

    Yoga


    Alternative sunglasses


    Bamboo trees


    Vintage clothing from the 20's thru the 60's. I definitely had the wants.


    Stickers pre-made and you could have them custom made also.


    These cool graters for garlic/parmesan cheese, etc.


    Artwork


    Wine bottle holders


    Roses made out of wood shavings, in all sorts of colors. I got a pink and a purple one.


    They have a kids zone that included pony rides.


    and a Disney/Pixar themed jump house.


    For those of you who love pets but don't like the care of feeding them you could get one of these puppies.


    Throughout the night there were musicians performing that added to the fun.

    There were a lot more unique shops represented but since we were using film . We were limited on how many pictures we could take. But coming up a little bit later will be some pictures of the yummy food vendors.
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    Re: Sunset Market in Oceanside, California

    Yet ANOTHER reason to visit our heroes in Oceanside!

    Looks like fun!

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    Roo
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      Very cool stuff! I love little shops like that with odd things you don't see very often. Thanks for posting!!

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        Is this the Market that's off of Coast Highway near the Regal Cinema? I never knew what it was called.

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          Originally posted by J_Showtime View Post
          Is this the Market that's off of Coast Highway near the Regal Cinema? I never knew what it was called.
          I'm not a local so I have no clue where Regal Cinema is but here is a map of where the Sunset Market is held: Sunset Market

          On with the food. You name it, they had it. If you are a nibbler you could easily fill up on just all the samples that were provided. I'm not a big sampler but we did try some cheesecake, sourdough bread, white truffle oil, salami, cheese, banana bread, donuts, olives, and more.

          After Rixter gave us the 20 minute tour we set off on our own and Tim found a stand that he had to get an appetizer from.



          He got half a balsamic grilled artichoke with a garlic aoili. I'm not a fan of artichokes but he said it was one of the best he has ever had.



          We tried to decide on what to have for dinner but it was very difficult with all the choices: Homemade soul food; mexican food; empenadas, bbq tri tip, etc. It did not help much that every place we looked at offered us samples and it all got tastier and tastier as the night progressed.

          We finally narrowed it down to Empenadas or BBQ tri-tip





          The tri-tip won just because I got to pick. For under $10 we had a loaded tri-tip sandwich that was plenty for 2 with potato salad and a drink.

          After some more shopping it was time to get some dessert which was another difficult decision.

          Fresh tasty donuts


          A crepe with nutella, bananas, strawberries, and whip cream on top made by a very energetic lady.


          More decisions included kettle corn, fresh funnel cakes, and cheesecake. But we settled on going to Bliniland.



          Strawberry and cream filled blini's were an excellent choice.


          About 8:45 we showed back up at Little Louie's with a back pack full of scones, white truffle olive oil, strawberry jalapeno jelly, banana bread and pumpkin bread, the best sun dried tomato stuffed olives, roses, one box of "fizzies" candy and a few other odds and ends.

          MickeyMaxx and Rixter sent us on our way with 3 large bags of 'Fizzies' to share with some MC'er's the very next day. (Tip, cherry fizzy in Dr. Pepper is very good according to kid2)

          If you are in the area or live within an hour or two drive and want to have a fun Thursday night I HIGHLY recommend going to the Sunset Market. The thing that I loved most about this market is that each vendor was offering something different and unique. I hate when you go to a fair or market place and every 6th booth is a repeat.

          I'm already trying to figure out when we can go back again so I can stock up on more olives.
          Last edited by pratt55; 10-12-2009, 04:52 PM. Reason: forgot something
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            Re: Sunset Market in Oceanside, California

            All that food looked great ... I gotta get out there and try some of that stuff!

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              What a wonderful trip report, Lisa! Really hits close to home. Glad you and Tim were able to take the the time to fully explore the Sunset Market. Pretty amazing that we are lucky enough to have such a great event every single Thursday night.

              You know, it's funny you should mention buying those delicious sun dried tomato stuffed olives. I found a jar of them on Rick's desk, and it could be days before I'm hungry again!

              Originally posted by Roo719 View Post
              Yet ANOTHER reason to visit our heroes in Oceanside!

              Looks like fun!

              Peace,
              Roo
              If only! Bring it on, Roo!

              Originally posted by aashee View Post
              Very cool stuff! I love little shops like that with odd things you don't see very often. Thanks for posting!!
              It's been too long since we've seen you, too, Chad!

              Originally posted by J_Showtime View Post
              Is this the Market that's off of Coast Highway near the Regal Cinema? I never knew what it was called.
              Exactly! Heading north from the plaza at the theater, the Market is the first two blocks of Tremont Street, crossed by two blocks of Pier View Way.

              Originally posted by TikiRoomLiz View Post
              All that food looked great ... I gotta get out there and try some of that stuff!
              You come down and we'll buy you a blini!
              "Not Carnegie, Vanderbilt, and Astor together could have
              raised money enough to buy a quarter share in my little dog."

              � Ernest Thompson Seton

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                Liz, take him up on the blini offer. The spinach with feta blini was awesome.
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                  Great Trip Report, I wish I had one of those wine bottle holders and cheese graders, and some sunglasses, and some vintage clothing and....

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                    Wonderful pictures
                    "You are watching FOX"

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                      Re: Sunset Market in Oceanside, California

                      Thanks for posting the pics! Everyone tells me that event is great, but I still haven't made it out. Thursdays we are always super busy (ballet and such). Maybe sometime we'll stop by on the way home from ballet.

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                        Re: Sunset Market in Oceanside, California

                        They were talking about that balsamic grilled artichoke tonight on the news. Maybe I'll stop by tomorrow :P

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                          Fantastic TR! The food looks delish and I'm sure the company couldn't be beat. Defintely putting that on my places to go



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