Texas de Brazil recently opened at The Shoppes at Carlsbad and provides an upscale Brazilian eatery featuring all-you-can-eat grilled meat carved tableside & a salad bar. The only options prior were Fogo de Chao and Rei de Gado, both located in downtown San Diego. This new restaurant gives those further north an excellent option without the drive, plus the parking is easier at the mall and FREE!
Royale has been on my to-do list forever! Our first time was back when it was Royale with Cheese in North Park, next door to what is now Madison on Park. During that Burger Week, I remember an AMAZING burger with magical tots. Fast forward to three years later...
Medina Kitchen opened last month and we were invited to the soft opening. The quick casual restaurant is an intimate space with several tables inside and front patio seating. Orders are first placed at the counter, then brought out to your table. After choosing three items to sample, the food arrived within minutes! Good thing too because we were starved!
Farmer's Table, a farm to fork focused restaurant, opened their third and largest location in Little Italy. We've enjoyed brunch at their Bay Park location and decided to switch it up with an evening meal here. The restaurant is in the heart of Little Italy on India Street and is neighbors with the newer Little Italy Food Hall.
Instead of a romantic dinner out, we postponed our Valentines date night into a relaxed brunch at Shorehouse Kitchen in La Jolla. Dennis wore one of his favorite shirts to show his adoration. If you see it up close, the text actually reads "I LOVE it when MY WIFE lets me ride my bike". =D
What better way to spend the Lunar New Years than with your family? This year everyone met for dim sum at Jasmine Seafood. It was a busy morning with families packed in front of the restaurant 15 minutes before opening. Dim sum is always bustling on the weekends but especially crowded celebrating the new year, plus there would be a lion dance that morning!
Today I had the pleasure of attending the My Cookie Story Contest awards ceremony at Barnes & Noble Otay Ranch. Local author and super mom, Jessica McGeHee, won the national contest with her "Taste of Home" cookie bar which represents the places that her family has lived over the years as part of being a military family.
Eureka! is an All-American scratch kitchen and craft bar that opened up a location by San Diego State University around a year and a half ago. It's been a while since Dennis visited his alma mater so we took this opportunity to fill our bellies (as media) and peek around campus.
The restaurant is on the edge of campus sharing a building with Trader Joe's and a few other businesses. The trolley and bus stops are less than a minute away and drivers can park in the paid parking garage. The restaurant will validate for 1 hour, then diners are on their own for the remaining $1 per quarter hour. Our visit took around 1.5 hours and I wish they were able to validate for slightly longer.