Reviews

Juice Crafters at Taste of Hillcrest 2015

Taste of Hillcrest 2015 - recap

05/25/2015 - 8:42pm

Another year, another Taste of Hillcrest! Can you believe it's been going on for 15 years? This year I was provided a pair of media tickets for their event on April 18, 2015 between...

truffle egg toast at Davanti Enoteca in Del Mar

Davanti Enoteca (Del Mar) - revisit

05/19/2015 - 11:14pm

I was planning a birthday dinner for Dennis with friends and made a reservation for Davanti Enoteca in Del Mar. We've been here a couple times before, including San Diego Restaurant Week and have...

chicken vegetable and farro soup at Cafe Metropole in Avalon on Catalina Island

Catalina Island birthday trip - RJ's Cafe, Avocado Cafe, and Cafe Metropole

05/15/2015 - 11:38pm

We took a day off work to visit Catalina Island for Dennis's birthday. Did you know that you could get a free round trip starting the day of your birthday? I got this idea from marvelous Mary of...

Dumpling Inn / Shanghai Saloon in San Diego

Dumpling Inn / Shanghai Saloon - daytime visit

05/11/2015 - 11:31pm

The family was celebrating dual birthdays (Dennis and his sister Lisa) and decided on Dumpling Inn. It used to be a tiny but popular hole in the wall off Convoy Street but they recently moved into...

beef, chicken and spinach/cheese empanadas at Puero La Boca in San Diego

Puerto La Boca

05/08/2015 - 6:41pm

We've only tried one Argentinian restaurant so far (Pampas Argentine Grill) so when a groupon popped up for another, Puerto La Boca, I immediately picked it up. Puerto La Boca is...

Mushroom Swiss Burger and fries at Evolution Fast Food in San Diego

Evolution Fast Food

05/04/2015 - 11:05pm

Earlier this year, Dennis invited me to join him for lunch at a vegan restaurant called Evolution Fast Food. It's not in the heart of Hillcrest, but rather a little farther south, located next...

Holiday Roll at EON Sushi in Costa Mesa

EON Sushi

04/14/2015 - 11:58am

Last year Dennis and I were visiting family in Orange County and decided we were in the mood for sushi. We headed to a restaurant called "I Love Sushi" which Dennis had visited a couple times in...

Latin Food Fest 2015 in Los Angeles Hangar 8 entrance

Latin Food Fest 2015 Los Angeles - Grande Tasting recap

04/11/2015 - 11:27pm

We enjoyed the Latin Food Fest in San Diego last year and were pleased to be invited back for the Los Angeles grande tasting on March 21. Even though it's farther away, we knew there'd be many, if...

slap yo mama burger at Sublime North Park during San Diego Burger Week

San Diego Burger Week 2015 - recap

04/06/2015 - 11:14pm

Burger much? You could have gone CRAZY during San Diego Burger Week! San Diego CityBeat ran this burger promo that included 50+ restaurants with... FIVE DOLLAR BURGERS! Not fast food five dollars...

Fish Sauce Wings at Tim Ky Noodle in San Diego

Tim Ky Noodle

03/23/2015 - 11:48pm

It was half past 8 and we were starving for dinner! A quick yelp search in Mira Mesa led us to Tim Ky Noodle, open until 9:30pm, later than most Vietnamese places in the area. Dennis whispered to...

Salt and Pepper Wings at Common Theory Public House

San Diego Wing Week 2015 - recap

03/16/2015 - 5:36pm

It all began last year with City Beat's San Diego Burger Week, where I practically ate a burger a day for a week (and avoided 'em for almost a month after). Then they created Wing Week, and well,...

Grilled Meat at Manna BBQ

Manna Korean BBQ (Mira Mesa)

03/10/2015 - 12:56am

Manna BBQ opened a Mira Mesa location around Thanksgiving of last year. The biggest benefits to this location vs original in Convoy? A bigger parking lot and no crazy lines, at least for now! The...