Archive | February, 2014
Peri Peri (San Diego)

Peri Peri (San Diego)


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We were invited to a preview dinner of Peri Peri in Torrey Highlands last Wednesday. The restaurant is set to open tomorrow (Saturday, March 1st). Here’s how it all went down!

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The restaurant itself is fairly spacious, with 3,000 square feet of indoor as well as outdoor seating in the patio. Having grown up in South Africa, owner William Sussman is hoping to bring the unique South African flavors to San Diego. According to William, peri peri was created many years ago in the 15th or 16th century when Portuguese explorers were introduced to the African bird’s eye chili from the local indigenous Africans of Mozambique.…

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Jin’s Pot (Kearny Mesa)

Jin’s Pot (Kearny Mesa)

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I noticed a new place pop up on the backside of a shopping mall on Convoy where China Max resides. That place is called Jin’s Pot.

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They have various lunch specials for $7.99. I asked the waitress what she recommended and she told me to get the Pork Rice Noodle Soup. Don’t you love it when they get straight to the point and don’t list everything on the menu as being their favorite? Easy ordering atmosphere. Check.

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It came out super hot with a soulful aroma. When it was set on the table we realized there was a spicy component which we didn’t know about beforehand.…

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Del Taco Giveaway!

Del Taco Giveaway!

Time for another giveaway! We have three Del Taco gift cards ($5 each) to give away to one lucky winner. If you haven’t heard, Del Taco has a few new items. Turkey has made it on their regular menu and you can order turkey tacos and tostadas now. If you are in the mood for seafood they are featuring their crispy shrimp tacos and burritos for a limited time as well. Anh and I visited the Del Taco in Mission Valley to try their turkey tacos and we thought the turkey was more moist and flavorful than the regular beef tacos.…

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Baskin-Robbins Grand Re-Opening (Carmel Valley)

Baskin-Robbins Grand Re-Opening (Carmel Valley)

Baskin-Robbins held a re-opening party Saturday to celebrate its newest location in Carmel Valley.

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To solidify the new location’s standing in the community, new franchisee Ray Khajavi made a $250 donation to the Carmel Del Mar School. Carmel Del Mar students, parents and staff were invited to join in the fun along with representatives of the SDPD and City Council President Pro Tempore Sherri Lighter.

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There was live music, face painting, balloon animals and a prize wheel; it was obvious the kids were loving every minute.

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The party was also showcasing the February Flavor of the Month, Love Potion #31 Dark, a blend of chocolate ice cream, white chocolate bits, raspberry candy hearts and a raspberry ribbon.…

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Rosanna’s Fresh Pasta and Pizza (Encinitas)

Rosanna’s Fresh Pasta and Pizza (Encinitas)

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Anh and I happened to be in Encinitas a while back and stumbled upon Rosanna’s Fresh Pasta and Pizza. When you’re in areas you don’t normally frequent  sometimes you can find some really good stuff!

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It may be hard to read but besides fresh pasta and pizza they also serve paninis and sandwiches. 
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We noticed a lot of people coming in and out, mostly ordering to go. The place is in the corner of a strip mall and is very unassuming. When you step inside there’s a bunch of wine and other random Italian food products you can purchase.…

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Duck Dive (Pacific Beach)

Duck Dive (Pacific Beach)

Shortly after Darren and Michael took in all Pacific Beach Fish Shop has to offer, Jenna and I made our way a little deeper into PB. Along the beachfront are a ton of bars and restaurants worthy of some special attention. Everything from the dirtiest dive to the most elegant cuisine is right here along Mission Blvd. Duck Dive, an open air bar and grill is smack in the middle of both the street and the budget.

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A true to form gastropub, they focus equally on the food and libations. The creations from both the chefs and the bartenders are equally impressive.…

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