Archive | May, 2013
Noodles & Company Giveaway!

Noodles & Company Giveaway!

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As promised we’re going to do a Noodles & Company giveaway so you can experience what I did in my previous post!  One lucky winner will be able to take up to six of their bestest of friends or family to have a Noodles & Company tasting at the Sports Arena location.  To enter the giveaway do one of the following.

 

1) Comment on this post and tell us what your favorite noodle dish is!

2) “Like” us on Facebook/ answer our poll!

3) Tweet us @SanDiegoFoodNet and #lovemynoodles!…

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Noodles & Company (Sports Arena)

Noodles & Company (Sports Arena)

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Hi there folks!  Another day in the paradise we call San Diego!  Noodles & Company recently invited us to try their new seasonal menu which features asparagus.  We had gone before a while back, and while it wasn’t bad it wasn’t very memorable either.  So this was our second attempt to see how their food has changed or evolved with the new items on the menu.  The manager there Jorge set us up with a table and gave us a little history on the restaurant as well as explained what they typically do for a tasting.  …

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Healthy Creations

Healthy Creations

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When the general manager Ian over at Healthy Creations asked Michael and I if we’ve ever visited them I somewhat chuckled a little inside since 1) it’s a little far away from us in Encinitas and 2) it has Healthy in the name.  But Ian assured us if we liked good food we would not be disappointed.  Next thing I know Michael and I are headed over to try them out on a random day, in an unassuming shopping mall.  Aside from fresh food and drinks they also have healthy products they sell off the shelf and also cold products in a refrigerator on on side of the restaurant.  …

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Dishcrawl (North Park)

Dishcrawl (North Park)


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So SDF just participated in its first Dishcrawl in North Park last week!  What an interesting adventure indeed.  For those of you not familiar with the Dishcrawl concept, you basically sign up for $45 and get to go to four separate locations to sample various items on their menu that are pre-selected by each restaurant.  There is a Dishcrawl Ambassador (ours was Lindsay!) and she serves as the host and coordinator of the event.  Lindsay slowly revealed the locations as the event got closer so there is some element of surprise.  …

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Did Somebody Say Bacon??

Did Somebody Say Bacon??

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San Diego is in for a great treat!  The Big Bite Bacon Fest is making it’s way to the San Diego County Fair this year for the first inaugural Big Bite Bacon Fest.  We’ll be covering the event live.

In a couple of weeks, we’ll be holding a giveaway contest to raffle away two free tickets to the event (including admission to the fair!).  Stay tuned San Diego Bacon lovers…

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Project Pie – Hillcrest, San Diego

Project Pie – Hillcrest, San Diego

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Project Pie is the latest in a series of new quick service pizza restaurants to make their entrance into Southern California.  Although they may not like my analogy, I think an accurate description is Chipotle meets CPK (California Pizza Kitchen).  It is a great concept that I’ve wondered about before, but strange that this hasn’t turned up sooner.  Anyhow, Jorgina heard about this new pie shop and we eagerly checked it out.  Project pie is located in the neighborhood of Hillcrest (central San Diego).  Parking was be a bit of a challenge, but it was worth the extra effort.…

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Toscana Cafe and Wine Bar (Gaslamp)

Toscana Cafe and Wine Bar (Gaslamp)

 

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Michael and I don’t get out to downtown as much as we used to but we did get the chance to try Toscana Cafe and Wine Bar on 5th Ave. the other day.  It boasts one of the larger patios in downtown and looks great on a sunny San Diego day.

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We sat inside on one corner of the restaurant.  The other side opens up into a larger seating area.

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Lunch had many different offerings but we took our server Cameron’s advice and went with a few of his favorites.…

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The Village House Kalina (La Mesa)

The Village House Kalina (La Mesa)


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Anh and I went to visit one of the only Russian/Ukranian places we’ve been to in San Diego.  The other that has similar food (to us at least) is Pomegranate.  The decor inside is very interesting and there’s a ton of little random nick nacks scattered throughout.  It does sort of feel like a village house even though I by no means am the authority on Kalina village houses.  If anything the different furniture and tables make you feel homey and welcome.

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With so many different items on the menu we couldn’t pronounce we asked our waitress and this is what we got!…

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