Archive | January, 2014
Seasons 52 (UTC, San Diego) Restaurant Week

Seasons 52 (UTC, San Diego) Restaurant Week

Have you been to Restaurant Week yet?  There are many restaurants vying for your business and you can check out the list here.  Not everyone is participating in week 2 so pay special attention to that before you get too excited. The cost got raised by $5 but many of the pre fixe menus can be a good deal if you do a little research ahead of time.  Seasons 52 is one of those that we felt gave great value for the amount you pay ($35 for dinner).  And if you hurry up you may catch them before Restaurant Week ends tomorrow!…

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Pacific Beach Fish Shop

Pacific Beach Fish Shop

The next time you’re headed West on Garnet Ave. to Pacific Beach, keep a look out for Pacific Beach Fish Shop on your left.  Just after passing The Broken Yolk, and before you get to Ingraham St. you’ll spot a giant Marlin outside.  That’s your marker!  They have a parking lot as well which is much appreciated in PB.

Darren and I recently took a visit to check out what they had going on for dinner.
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When entering the restaurant, you’ll notice a counter area where they take your order and a fresh fish display directly to your right.  …

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Acme Southern Kitchen (East Village) – Restaurant Week Dinner

Acme Southern Kitchen (East Village) – Restaurant Week Dinner

Last night we found ourselves in the East Village neighborhood of downtown and decided to knock off another Restaurant Week menu. With over 160 options, you’re pretty much guaranteed to be close to a few, especially downtown. We ended up at Acme Southern Kitchen, a smaller corner restaurant offering a $25 menu with a wide variety of Southern specialties.

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We were seated right away without a reservation, a pleasant surprise, and offered this monster of a Restaurant Week menu.

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It was accompanied by a pretty impressive wine list with a wide variety of local, domestic and international wines and microbrews.  …

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Cowboy Star (East Village) – Restaurant Week Lunch

Cowboy Star (East Village) – Restaurant Week Lunch

With San Diego Restaurant Week in full swing, we hit Cowboy Star Restaurant and Butcher Shop in the East Village neighborhood to put a little class in our mid-day meal.

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They are currently offering a $20 lunch menu and $45 dinner, both of which are an excellent opportunity to see what Cowboy Star does best. Their motto is “Rough and rugged yet polished and elegant” and they have perfected that outlook. Nowhere else in San Diego will you find black tie wait staff with giant cowboy belt buckles.

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Cowboy Star is best known for its protein, particularly beef, which can be purchased a la carte from the attached butcher shop to prepare at home.…

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Harry’s Coffee Shop Giveaway!

Harry’s Coffee Shop Giveaway!

We have another giveaway!  Your chances are going to be higher than ever to win because we have five separate $5 gift certificates  to give out this time.  Harry’s new coffee from Café Moto is worth a try even if you are not selected.  We visited Harry’s a few weeks ago and you can read all about it here.  If you love quality coffee this giveaway is just for you.  If you enjoy a casual mom and pop diner, even better because you’ll get to have both!  I think you will really appreciate the old classic vibe Harry’s has retained throughout the years.  …

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Harry’s Coffee Shop (La Jolla)

Harry’s Coffee Shop (La Jolla)

My apologies.  I didn’t do something I meant to last time…Happy New Year! Silly silly me.  Hope the people that make New Years resolutions are successful so far.  2014 is going to be a dusey!  On to Harry’s Coffee Shop. Harry’s is located right on Girard Ave. in La Jolla.  I must have passed it a million times without noticing it.  I’m glad we got to see firsthand what a typical morning service is like, and perhaps what it’s been like since 1960.  Yes they’ve been around a long time and even have a parking lot out back.…

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Romesco Mexiterranean Bistro – Bonita

Romesco Mexiterranean Bistro – Bonita

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Romesco is a Mexican-Mediterranean fusion restaurant and tapas bar nestled next to a neighborhood grocery store in Bonita. Romantic couples, old friends, businesspeople and children on their best behavior gather inside this elegant, yet unassuming bistro for one reason, the food. The vast and varying menu of Romesco’s offerings is the genius of Tijuana-born head chef and Hispanic food celebrity Javier Plascencia. Plascencia set out to bring a touch of Baja to cuisine from the Southern European coast. The WHOLE southern coast; Greek, Italian, French, Spanish and Portuguese dishes are done to perfection with a Mexican twist.…

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The Better Chip

The Better Chip

Have you ever heard of The Better Chip?  I’m afraid we hadn’t before Kaitlin over at Murphy O’Brien sent us a package to try them out ourselves.  They are available in over 8,500 stores nationwide including our local Ralph’s and Vons.  You can find them in the deli section next to all of the dips.

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There are five flavors, each non-GMO and all natural.  They are gluten free and with the exception of the Sweet Onion, are vegan friendly.  
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I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t typically go out of my way to purchase products such as these since I’m not vegan nor am I vegetarian.  …

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