It's been FOREVER since we tried Vietnamese 7 course beef, also known as Bò bảy món or Bò 7 món. Our last post was at Anh Hong Restaurant (Garden Grove) from over 5 years ago! We've been meaning to try it in San Diego and had the opportunity recently. Our first meal of 2020 was with family at Phuong Trang in Convoy. The restaurant does get busy around lunchtime so plan earlier or later for larger groups.
San Diego Restaurant Week is back between January 19 - 26, 2020! Participating restaurants throughout San Diego County offer prix fixe meals with lunches ranging from $10-25 and dinners at $20-60. Through a media pairing with Peohe's, we were able to visit majestic Coronado Island and dine within meters of the ocean!
Seriously, what could be grander than food with a view? From one side of the restaurant patio, you can see the San Diego downtown skyline and from the other side, you can see the Coronado bridge. Peohe's is next to the Coronado Ferry Landing, has free parking (yay), and presents an elegant atmosphere with family, friends or that special someone!
I've never been much of a "pie" kind of gal until now... Our newest obsession is Pop Pie Co. in University Heights which caters to my savory cravings while also providing for my occasional sweet tooth! For over two years, Dennis has been wearing a "Pop Pie Co" hat I got when they first opened and he finally made it INTO the restaurant! Street parking was available on both Sundays we visited plus there were no lines around opening time.
If you like tasty breads with toppings, Toast Gastrobrunch offers several as well as other breakfast choices! I've noticed them on social media recently and had a mini-preview during this year's Reader Brunch and Booze. We were recently invited for a full restaurant experience which led us to Carlsbad in north county San Diego. It's one street away from I-5 highway exit Palomar Airport Road. Luckily they have a larger parking lot outside so we were able to park close. By 10am, the place was packed with at least 2-3 parties waiting outside. It got busier as the morning continued.
It's been years since I went site-seeing in Washington D.C. Does a seventh grade field trip really count if I don't remember where I went? Since it was only 1 hour away from Columbia, MD, the weekend was reserved for the famed District of Columbia, i.e. Washington D.C. My plan was to explore the National Mall area and take photos of monuments and memorials I found through google maps. A little after 7am, I paid for 3 hours of parking on Ohio Dr SW near Franklin Roosevelt Memorial.
I hustled over to the famous Lincoln Memorial for a look at Honest Abe, our 16th US president. Since it was still early, few people were in front of the building such as a grad student taking pics with their family. You can already see some harsh morning light shining through onto the statue.
Omakase has been on my to-do list for a while and I finally had the opportunity earlier this month! TOO Sushi Project strives for the best quality seafood and other ingredients, which includes sourcing from Tsukiji Market in Tokyo or local fisheries. That morning, fresh fish was flown in from Japan so we were in for a real treat!
Traveling cross country is tiring, especially when your flight leaves bright and early at 6:30am! Work happened to bring me to the small town of Columbia Maryland. Of course, I was pondering when and where my next meal would be! After checking into the hotel, I peeked at the recommendations from the front desk.
I felt like eating healthier that evening and Cravin' Foods caught my eye. This restaurant specializes in charbroiled chicken. To be honest, I had to look up the cooking method online, but seemed like another way to say chicken on a spit! Hence this: