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Mystical Dragon, Jamroc 101 and the Oasis Camel Dairy

This week we feature some of North County San Diego's odder attractions


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Mystical Dragon

The Mystical Dragon Gift Shop and Book Store in Carlsbad’s quaint little downtown village is one of the most unusual little establishments in North County. It’s for people who liked Tinker Bell best out of all the characters in Peter Pan, who were captivated by Merlin more than Arthur, who played Dungeons & Dragons and like Fantasia best out of all the Disney animated classics. Since 1986, the Mystical Dragon has been selling all things fantastical, from Mark Roberts fairies and elves to dragon and wizard figurines and even Christmas tree ornaments; from astrological jewelry to aromatherapy candles; from garden angels to oil lamps, including a replica of the one Aladdin used to summon the genie. There’s even a full line of Lord of the Rings goblets, along with a healthy selection of cards (with lots of gnomes, fairies and unicorns) and books. The Mystical Dragon also offers various psychic and astrological services, including birth charts, transit charts and psychic readings. And for all you holiday party planners out there, heed this, straight from the store’s website: “Our psychic readers are available for parties!”
570 Grand Avenue, Carlsbad
760-720-1986
mysticaldragon.com

Jamroc 101 Caribbean Grill

Hey, mon, if you haven’t already, be sure to check out the Jamroc 101 Caribbean Grill in Encinitas. Located on the east side of Old Highway 101 just north of Encinitas Boulevard, Jamroc offers such traditional Jamaican dishes as jerk chicken, plantains, festival (cornmeal fritters) and Jamaican “patties,” consisting of flaky pastries filled with curry chicken, beef or vegetables. The menu also has a wide range of other foods associated with the tropics, such as blackened salmon salad, jambalaya, seafood bisque and Caribbean barbecue chicken. I adore the sandwiches, particularly the jerk pork, and the desserts, which include a positively divine Jamaican rum cake. Jamroc 101 also features a full bar and offers live music Friday and Saturday nights.
101 North Coast Highway, Encinitas
760-436-3162
jamroc101.com

On the agenda:

This one’s too good to pass up. The Oasis Camel Dairy out in Ramona this Sunday, November 28, is offering camel rides for kids. It’s part of the dairy’s monthly open house, which begins promptly at 1 p.m. Visitors get a tour of the dairy, situated on a 34-acre estate, and can watch a camel being milked; they also can watch performing birds and send their kids on a camel ride. The gift shop sells all sorts of camel-related items, including camel milk soap and camel milk chocolate. Owners Gil and Nancy Riegler, and their dairy, are featured on two episodes of the Discovery Channel’s Dirty Jobs, with Mike Rowe. Be sure to ask them about the air dates.
Oasis Camel Dairy
Highway 78, nine miles past Ramona (at Old Julian Highway)
760-787-0983
cameldairy.com

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