Archive | July, 2013
Carnitas’ Snack Shack (North Park)

Carnitas’ Snack Shack (North Park)

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Because pork makes everything better.

One of the things that I love most about food is that it’s a fun subject that you can talk about to basically anybody. The conversation usually flows and by the end of it you’ll probably be starving. Fact. But it is even better when you run into foodies like you, with a whole lot to add to your life, and delicious new spices to share.

Following one of those delicious tips, I decided to go check Carnitas’ Snack Shack. (Darren reviewed it a while back) You don’t know it?…

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Dos Equis Comic Con Tasting 2013 with Chef Craig Thronton (Wolvesmouth)

Dos Equis Comic Con Tasting 2013 with Chef Craig Thronton (Wolvesmouth)

It’s amazing to see how Comicon transforms San Diego once a year.  Fun people and festive activities fill the streets of Gaslamp.

When we got an invitation to the Dos Equis hosted Craig Thornton Tasting for Comicon, it was a no brainer!  Darren and I jumped on the opportunity to dine with one of L.A.’s hottest and most coveted underground chefs today.

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Craig brought a team of 7 other chefs to assemble this night’s dinner for 25 of the “most interesting people”.

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Dos Equis hosted graciously with an open bar and interesting decor.  …

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Blind Lady Ale House (Normal Heights)

Blind Lady Ale House (Normal Heights)

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Blind Lady Ale House!  I’ve been meaning to review this for a while but just never got around to it…until now!  Michael and I used to go here for lunch when we worked close by and it was never a problem getting a table fast.  It gets pretty busy at night so be warned.  As you can see from the wall of beer, they have quite a collection.  It’s fun seeing how many you’ve seen or tasted before!  I got in a trance for a while staring at it.

IMG_3821The menu is straightforward and makes it easy for indecisiveness.  …

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Shizuoka (La Mesa)

Shizuoka (La Mesa)

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Ever since Tokyo Lobby in the SGV area has closed there has been a void in my life for a good bento box joint.  Not to kid myself, but even before it closed it was going downhill.  However, it will always be one of my favorite childhood places to celebrate birthdays and other random holidays.  I wouldn’t say Shizuoka out in La Mesa matches Tokyo Lobby for its decor or nostalgia but it is run by some very nice people and they do a great job with keeping the cost down while providing great value.…

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