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This year is rolling by quickly! I've been super busy with work and Dennis has been doing the cooking lately. It's so relaxing to come home to a warm meal! Let's kick off this edition of What I Ate Wednesday with my favorite hubby-made meals! Check out Laura's post for the full linkup to What I Ate Wednesday (via Peas & Crayons)

Casinos are well known for their extensive buffets. Pechanga Resort & Casino just stepped it up another notch with their Lobster & Seafood Extravaganza on Thursday nights. The main draw is the one-and-one-quarter pound whole Maine lobster done in an East Coast lobster bake style with roasted potatoes and corn on the cob. The limit is ONE at a time, but once you finish, you can grab yourself another!

Mardi Gras is celebrated in many ways, from living it up with the true New Orleans experience, partying with friends locally, or just partaking in good 'ol Lousiana style food! Our preferred way is the last... 

Over the weekend, we attended the Gaslamp Mardi Gras Beads, Bites and Booze Tour. This tour provides ticket holders an opportunity to enjoy bites and sips at various businesses in the gaslamp. Tickets for this event were $25 pre-sale or $30 day of with Will-Call located at Florent Restaurant

At each participating location, they mark off your ticket in exchange for the food and drink samples...

Brunch is always a welcome weekend meal in our busy schedules. We reveled in West Coast Tavern's menu last month during a media invite! We already knew this spot for their famous mule pitchers and the occasional Taste events, but now the brunch impressed us as well! Located one block west of 30th St and University Ave, it was also a chance to visit our favorite neighborhood of North Park, considering how often we write about this area!

Late lunch at 2pm on Sunday gave us a chance to fit our morning bike ride in as well as preparing a hefty appetite! The sun was on the opposite side of the building so there was shady comfort plus natural lighting in the patio. Service manager Estaban and waitress Nicole suggested a few items off the menu while we pondered what food / drink mood we were in!

Welcome to my first WIAW blog post! First things first... what is WIAW? It stands for "What I Ate Wednesdays," first discovered on Laura's blog (Sprint 2 the Table). A person dishes on the meals (and sometimes activities too) from one day of their week. I've been wanting to participate in this forever because I'm a blogger deep down to the core. My personalized version will also add tasty nibbles and thoughts throughout the month.

The month of January has been interesting, to say the least. Laura challenged her readers to a 21 Day Jump Start, which I foolishly joined for fun...

Last year's tour of London could have used a few extra days. Besides all the engaging activities available, there were also diverse dishes to captivate our dining curiosity. Dennis and I selected several restaurants and gleefully squeezed them into our schedule. If only there were time for more...

If you're struggling on what cuisine to eat first, Roti Chai brings modern Indian food to the table. We arrived in London around lunchtime and found our way there by tube plus a brief walk. The spacious eatery was calm that morning and we had options galore with their  tapa style selection.

On our biking Sundays with kid brother Robin, Dennis and I are always ravenous afterwards! I remember reading about Bushfire Kitchen on friends' blogs and noticed they offered breakfast, which is exactly what we were craving one weekend. After our workout, we drove to their Del Mar location ready to fill our bellies with the most important meal of the day!

San Diego Restaurant Week starts this Sunday on January 21 and continues until January 28, 2018. We're always excited to partner with local establishments such as SoleLuna Cafe. This Italian restaurant is located in downtown San Diego and has been open since 2006! Their offering is a 3 course dinner for $20 with optional $15 wine pairing. There are also vegetarian and gluten free options available.

We were greeted by the owner Michele, who had been manager for several years before becoming the owner. Michele and our server Francesco chatted with us throughout the evening and made sure to keep the flow of food going smoothly. Both are originally from Italy, proudly bringing a bit of their home into this neighborhood. After ordering, complementary bread with bottles of olive oil and balsamic were set on our table.