The Marine Room, La Jolla – SDRW Sneak Peek

The Marine Room, La Jolla – SDRW Sneak Peek

The Perfect SDRW Destination

Marine Room

It’s been way too long since our last visit to The Marine Room, so it was wonderful to return this past Sunday.

We were invited to have a sneak peek at their upcoming Fall 2017 San Diego Restaurant Week (SDRW) menu.

So, for those of you who are curious on what to expect, look no further!


Inside the lobby of the Marine Room is a beautiful saltwater aquarium.  The colorful fish definitely set the mood and suddenly I was hungry for seafood…hah!


Just below the main entrance is a short staircase that leads to the reception area and main dining room. …

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Taste of Downtown San Diego 2017 – Giveaway!

Taste of Downtown San Diego 2017 – Giveaway!

Free Tickets – Who Wants Em?

We have an incredible giveaway this week!

We are raffling away TWO pairs of tickets to Taste of Downtown San Diego – Thursday, September 2017 (5:00 pm to 9:00 pm)

Taste of Downtown San Diego

Tickets are $30 presale and $35 the day of the event.

To purchase tickets, click here.

What is it?

Taste of Downtown San Diego is a foodie’s paradise!

Sample over 40 different delights from a variety of restaurants throughout the Gaslamp Area, East Village, and City Center.

Taste of Downtown brought to you by Banner Bank

See below for details on how to enter and win.…

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San Diego Poke Co. – Normal Heights

San Diego Poke Co. – Normal Heights

San Diego Poke Co.

Yes!! San Diego Poke Co. has expanded into a new location located in Normal Heights.

We visited their first Mission Valley location back in July of 2016.  They were one of the first poke places to open up shop in San Diego before it became “all the rage”.

New Location


Luckily, we were invited back to try out their latest location.


Their layout is clean, simple, and modern.  To me, this points to the freshness of their fish.


Today I brought along my good friend, Russ, who is a fellow foodie and poke lover!…

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Veggie Grill – UTC / La Jolla

Veggie Grill – UTC / La Jolla

Veggie Grill

We were invited to check out Veggie Grill up at the UTC mall the other week.  Tee was back with me on this rotation and she had a lot of fantastic input that I’ll share with you on this post.

VG is located just across from Macy’s and a huge construction area where they are expanding the mall by 90+ stores!

It’s awesome to see the UTC mall continuing to get its much-needed upgrade.



Veggie Grill is a quick service type setup with the kitchen facing directly out towards the dining room.…

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Final Cut Steakhouse – Hollywood Casino in Jamul

Final Cut Steakhouse – Hollywood Casino in Jamul


Last Saturday we took our first trip to San Diego’s newest casino, the Hollywood Casino in Jamul.


The casino is pretty much in the middle of nowhere, which made the impressive structure stand out even more.


Here’s a small portion of their gaming floor.  They have a ton of gaming machines and they are all really new and pretty cool looking (and I don’t really gamble much).

Final Cut Steakhouse

But, we did have a purpose to this little excursion… to eat!

We were invited to dine at Final Cut Steakhouse.


Inside there was a bar area immediately to the left.  …

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Wailua Shave Ice – Ocean Beach

Wailua Shave Ice – Ocean Beach

Wailua Shave Ice

Finally!  Wailua Shave Ice is open in Ocean Beach.  🙂

We’ve actually been stalking them a bit since first visiting them in Kauai a few months ago.

You see they specialize in shave ice that’s all natural and made with fresh fruit!


They share a co-op space with OB Beans Coffee Roasters which is kind of cool.

Wailua Shave Ice

Here we go… Coconut x Coconut x Coconut and a Lava Flow


Coconut x 3: Coconut Milk, Haupia Foam & Roasted Coconut Flakes!

This one was to die for in Kauai!

It was still wonderful here, but not quite as much syrup.…

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Farewell San Diego!

Farewell San Diego!

Yes, it’s true. I have left the place I called home for 12 years. To this day it’s the best place I’ve ever lived. I will truly miss it along with my close friends and family. I apologize for not posting something sooner, but with anything, I procrastinated and put it off. You can find me in the bay area unless I can one day convince Anh to move back to sunny SD! ;P I haven’t decided if I will start up writing again once I get settled here, but there are tons and tons of places to try now!…

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Mea Kwan Thai Cuisine – Eastlake

Mea Kwan Thai Cuisine – Eastlake

As I mentioned in a recent post, I’ve been on a mission to find some new local Thai restaurants to satisfy our cravings now that The Great Thai BBQ is closed.

Luckily, Mekong Cuisine Lao and Thai, is within a 25-minute drive.  But, I’d really prefer something closer.

Mea Kwan

So far, nothing locally in Chula Vista has really panned out.  But, there was still one Thai restaurant we hadn’t tried… Mea Kwan Thai in Eastlake.

It’s nestled in a nice shopping center near Proctor Valley Rd.  We sometimes will come out here to pick up pizza from Pizzo’s (future post).…

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