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The Great Thai BBQ – National City

The Great Thai BBQ – National City

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Finally some legit Thai food in the South Bay!  The Great Thai BBQ is National City’s latest Thai restaurant to open.  Ever since moving South to CV, we’ve been craving the great Thai menus we used to be near: Sab-e-lee (Linda Vista), J&T Thai Street Food (near USD), Amarin Thai (Hillcrest), or Taste of Thai (Del Mar).

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So, check this out.  A HUGE Thai Iced Tea!  Better yet, it was really good in flavor and the perfect sweetness to half/half ratio.  I’d definitely order again and again.

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This was their version of Tom Yum soup (a popular Thai soup that combines both sour savory).  …

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Kyoto Japanese Market – Poke Bowls

Kyoto Japanese Market – Poke Bowls

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Kyoto Gift & Food is a Japanese Market located just West of the 805 freeway in National City, CA.  It took us awhile to find this place because it’s touted more as a market, rather than an eatery.  However, I’d say it should be known for both.  
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Just inside the market there is a small room in the back which houses their sushi production.  The market is run by a nice Japanese “mom and pop”.  Inside looks like a market you might find on the Island of Maui, with lots of traditional Japanese foods, snacks, and of course sushi.…

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Bite San Diego Downtown/Little Italy City Tour

Bite San Diego Downtown/Little Italy City Tour

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Fun fact: my brother goes on more food tours than we do. He’s turning into quite the food tour expert. If I were to venture a guess, I’d say he’s gone on as many food tours as my oldest brother has gone on cruises. Everyone has their thing, don’t they? He and his girlfriend got us tickets to attend one with them in our very own backyard. Michael and I went on a Bite food tour a few years ago, but that one was in La Jolla. This one covered downtown and Little Italy.…

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Vessel’s Summer Menu at Kona Kai Resort, San Diego

Vessel’s Summer Menu at Kona Kai Resort, San Diego

What better way to kick off Summer than with an invitation to visit one of our favorite restaurants in San Diego – Vessel at Kona Kai Resort!  IMG_2058

We were invited to check out Chef Roy’s new Summer Tasting Menu along with a craft beer pairing.  Would it live up to the previous menu (Vessel Fall Menu Review)?
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First up was the 48 Hour Pork Belly – plantain powder, sweet potato spaetzle, anise, & bitter chocolate

I must say I loved the presentation.  The pork belly was tasty for sure, and it was interesting to have it spiced with anise.  …

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Sugar Rush San Diego Giveaway!

Sugar Rush San Diego Giveaway!

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We had the pleasure of sitting down with Karen of Sugar Rush San Diego to talk about how her passion for homemade treats has become a growing business and of course, to sample some of her baked goods. We are giving away two dozen of Karen’s cookies to one lucky winner! She started Sugar Rush San Diego about a year ago and has been mostly making cookies; however, she does have other offerings like lemon bars and brownies as well. She learned how to cook and bake from her mother at a young age and one of her main goals is to share what homemade cookies actually taste like.…

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