Archive | August, 2010

Isabel’s Cantina

A few weeks back some of my friends and family threw me a surprise birthday party and to my surprise, I had not been to this restaurant before! So we went to Isabel’s Cantina in Pacific Beach. It fuses Asian and Latin flavors and also boasts quite a few vegetarian dishes. On to the food! […]


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Korean Fish and Chips?? I’m sold.

You can immediately tell that Chef John and his wife take pride in their establishment.  There are very courteous and checked with each customer to see if they were okay after receiving their order.  It appears that they are of Korean descent, but their fish and chips took me back to good memories in the […]


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Hat’s off to The Hat

I first encountered The Hat 15 years ago.  My Dad wanted to grab a quick bite, and said he knew of a little sandwich shop that had the best pastrami.  Sure, why not?  I was expecting a basic pastrami that was dry, salted, and coupled with some rye bread.  Boy, was I wrong!  Wrapped carefully […]


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Tops!

My car took me to Tops recently in Pasadena and I just had to post my discoveries. There is a growing debate amongst my family between The Hat or Tops and after this experience, I am siding with the Tops contingent. Let me explain why. Kobe beef dip sandwich. If you like french dip sandwiches, […]


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The French Gourmet – Did they live up to their name?

The French Gourmet in Pacific Beach was very memorable this past weekend.  It’s been quite awhile since my wife and I last visited, but we are sure glad we did.  Our meal was great, the service excellent, and value undeniable.  In fact, it felt like San Diego Restaurant Week had started early! 3 Course Prix Fixe […]


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