The "Coastal North County" I have in mind is from Del Mar through Carlsbad, with the emphasis on Encinitas. We aren't experts, but we can tell that what we eat at Emerald/Jasmine/China Max is head and shoulders above anything we've had in CNC; we hate to waste our calories and money on mediocre chow if one of you knows of someplace that comes close to the Kearney Mesa trio. Even sort of close. Your favorite dish recs also appreciated. Thanks so much.