Archive | June, 2013
Polite Provisions plus Soda & Swine

Polite Provisions plus Soda & Swine

(Michael and Darren here – we’d like to introduce to you our newest SDF foodie contributor, Fabiana!  Fabiana comes to us all the way from Brazil and loves food just as much as the rest of us.  Here is her first post.  We think you’ll enjoy it and look forward to more soon!)

Politely presenting.

I always say that food is so much more than just a necessity. It is a way to experiment and learn about different cultures. And trust me, there’s always something new to try.

When I started writing about it, it was overwhelming.…

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Smashburger (Mission Valley)

Smashburger (Mission Valley)

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Our last review of Smashburger was almost three years ago and in that post I mentioned that it deserved another try maybe three years later.  So here we are, almost three years later visiting Smashburger once again.  Would we notice anything different?

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The menu appears to be similar from our last visit.  If you aren’t familiar with Smashburger, they are a nationwide burger chain that pride themselves on quality, never frozen 100% angus beef, artisan buns, a variety of cheeses, and fresh produce.  They want to stand out from all the other fast food chains and deliver on a more specialized product, while not breaking the bank in the process.  …

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Ice Blast – Hawaiian Shaved Ice

Ice Blast – Hawaiian Shaved Ice

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Next time you’re in Kearny Mesa and want a little change from the regular boba fix, try out Ice Blast for a Hawaiian Shaved Ice treat.

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Prices are pretty reasonable (Small = $3.00. Medium = $3.50, and Large = $4.00).  Add ice cream for just $0.50 more!

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You can get up to 3 different flavors.  I opt’d for Lime, Cherry, and Orange for a nice rainbow shaved ice.  Of course we got a scoop of vanilla ice cream on the bottom too.

BTW, this is the small!  It was more than sufficient for 2 to share.  …

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Taco Tuesdays with Root Cellar @ Ballast Point Brewery, San Diego

Taco Tuesdays with Root Cellar @ Ballast Point Brewery, San Diego

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Need a great compliment to your beer?  Taco Tuesdays at Ballast Point (4pm to 9pm) are served up by local catering company, Root Cellar (Founder Marie pictured)!  Root Cellar Catering Co., is a San Diego-based family owned and operated catering company specializing in fresh, made from scratch, locally sourced recipes, and has partnered with Ballast Point Brewery to provide guests with a truly local Taco Tuesday menu, using Ballast Points brews in each recipe.

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As you can see from their menu, this isn’t your ordinary taco.  Root Cellar prides themselves on thoughtful and creative ways to amp up their flavors.  …

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Salt & Cleaver

Salt & Cleaver

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Last week Michael and I gave Salt & Cleaver a try.  We’ve heard about it before and were excited to see what was in store for us.  Even though they just opened their doors recently they are already making a statement!

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Neat looking place with brick and metal throughout.  There’s a large bar smack dab in the middle of the place, surrounded by tables.  There’s also some outside tables right past the garage doors that let some nice light in during the day.

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The menu seemed daunting after first glance but right away we knew we were in good hands with Galen and Chef Carlos assuring us that they had things handled.  …

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Bacon Fest LIVE

Bacon Fest LIVE

Well here’s our first attempt at a live blog post. Please forgive any typos…heh.

First of all, a quick shout out and thanks to Ashley for getting us involved in this epic bacon event!

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We’re here!

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Just stopped by Slater’s 50/50.

Chicken fried bacon.

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Some bacon cotton candy from the candy factory.

Pineapple bacon soda.

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A shout out to our friend Stacey, local restaurantuer and Food Network celebrity!

Okay, bye for now. We are stuffed.…

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Rubios Tote Bag Giveaway Celebrating World Ocean’s Day!

Rubios Tote Bag Giveaway Celebrating World Ocean’s Day!

Hi all!  So this must be the season of giveaways since we have had quite a few recently and one is still going on (go bacon!).  Rubios is celebrating their World Oceans Day and wanted us to give away one of their super cool tote bags along with $30 worth of Rubios gift cards you can use at any Rubios location.  They recently held their second annual beach cleanup day and are giving thanks to the volunteers and everyone that helped give their time for this cause.

Here’s more information about the event:

  • Event Name: Rubio’s World Oceans Day Tote Bag Giveaway
  • Date: June 7 and 8
  • Time: All day
  • Website: www.rubios.com/WorldOceansDay
  • Description: Join Rubio’s in its World Oceans Day celebration.
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Bacon Fest GIVEAWAY starts now!

Bacon Fest GIVEAWAY starts now!

Bacon, Beer, & the San Diego County Fair… need I say more?  Who wants it!  We are just 12 days out from attending what is to be a truly epic bacon event of the year.  BACON FEST!  Who wants to join us and win the FREE pair of tickets?  We are raffling away two (2) General Admission Tickets ($55/ticket value) which includes:

  • Entry into the Big Bite Bacon Fest for unlimited tastings of the best bacon-y foods to cross your palate
  • Entry into the San Diego County Fair​
  • Entertainment within the event​
  • Samples of 50 favorite craft beers from some of the top breweries in San Diego that complement our favorite protein, bacon!
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