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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:

The newest food festival to hit town was the first annual San Diego Reader Brunch and Booze! There was no way we would miss out on this tasting, considering how much we've enjoyed their other events Tacotopia and Burgers & Beer! The festival was held at NTC Park in Liberty Station on Saturday October 19, 2019 between 12-3pm (or 11-3pm for VIP). Parking was much easier than Golden Hill from prior activities.

Did you know it's apple picking season? The family visited Volcan Valley Apple Farm in Julian, California last weekend. On the website and signs, the official start date was Friday Sept 13th but we found out they had opened two weeks earlier due to ripening Gravenstein Apples!

Summer is coasting along and I've been taking it easy these last few weeks. As the weather heats up, it is more tempting to visit the breezy Del Mar areas! We were gifted a $15 voucher from our neighbors and chose to have lunch at Beeside Balcony, followed by a visit to the Del Mar Farmer's Market.  

On Saturdays, especially around summertime, Del Mar gets busy fast! We scored a parking spot in the residential area a few blocks away from the restaurant. Beeside Balcony is located on the second floor, with a covered patio facing the westward seas. I also enjoyed seeing cute succulents displayed along the walls.

A few hours of exploration was in my weekend forecast at the new North City described as "An urban, mixed-use development in the heart of North County San Diego". I was able to join several social media ladies to check out the new restaurants serving the area.

To start was Grit Coffee for some coffee and tea from the neighborhood coffee shop. Order from the barista on the left and sip nonchalantly on the barstools or tables to the right.

This weekend marks the 5 year anniversary of Common Theory Public House in Convoy. Since we are fans of this friendly local pub, we wanted to show our support again. Our last article was for their 3 year anniversary.

Fresh off the block is Butcher's Cut, the newest steakhouse in the San Diego Gaslamp, which provides aged steaks and plenty more. Dennis and I were lucky to indulge in the wide array of food and drink samples during a recent media party!

Realm of the 52 Remedies recently opened in Convoy, adding a swanky cocktail bar option to the 32 taps available at Common Theory.