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La Brea Bakery Gluten Free Bread

La Brea Bakery Gluten Free Bread

It has been a while since I made a sandwich. Sandwiches are fine and aren’t normally on my top list of things to eat. But when I have a good sandwich, I’ll tend to rave and rant about it for weeks. La Brea Bakery sent us some gluten free bread to try out and since I have been sandwich-less for many days it was good timing. You may have seen their bread before at Vons, Ralphs, or Albertsons. They have been around for 26 years opening their first location in Los Angeles.…

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Tigris Mediterranean Grille – Kearny Mesa, San Diego

Tigris Mediterranean Grille – Kearny Mesa, San Diego

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So Jorgina and I stumbled onto Tigris Mediterranean Grille the other week after a quick trip to her dentist in Kearny Mesa.  It’s just West of the 15 Fwy off of Clairemont Mesa Dr. and Overland Ave.  The parking lot in the shopping center was a bit dense, but luckily we found one before the lunch rush.

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Inside we were happy to find a quick service Mediterranean grill where you can watch the action of them preparing your food.

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At the end of the line, you will find a couple cashiers to take your order and their full menu just overhead.…

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The Halal Guys – Costa Mesa

The Halal Guys – Costa Mesa

So, I got pretty excited when I heard The Halal Guys was opening up shop in SoCal!  Our friend Kirbie tipped us off here.

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Anyhow, The Halal Guys is a special memory for my wife and I because it was the very first place we ever ate in NYC in 2003.

We had just flown over, but coming from the West Coast, it was really late and almost midnight by the time we arrived at our hotel.  Luckily for us, we looked down and quickly noticed a snaking queue to a food cart.  …

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Cafasso Meatball Company – San Diego

Cafasso Meatball Company – San Diego

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Whhhhhheeeeeewwwwww! That is the sound of me dusting off this many month old post. It has been sitting in drafts for far too long. I don’t recall why we were up in the area because I rarely venture outside my zone, but Michael and I made it out to Cafasso Meatball Company many moons ago. It doesn’t normally look like that…I think. By now the construction should be done.
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We opted for a family meal that came with a salad, garlic bread, meatballs, and ravioli. The salad was your standard green salad.…

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San Francisco Food Crawl

San Francisco Food Crawl

Tis the season and we haven’t posted in a looooong time.  But we’re back with another fun filled installment of San Diego Food dot neat! I ventured into San Francisco about a month ago with Anh and we decided we would make the trip worth our while. Once our brunch destination was set up with some friends at Mission Beach Cafe, our next task was to see how many places were within walking distance we could tackle. Since we were walking it all off, the act of stuffing our selves silly did not phase us (in the psychological sense).…

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FREE McDonald’s GIVEAWAY and New Chef Creations

FREE McDonald’s GIVEAWAY and New Chef Creations

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So we’ve got a special free McDonald’s GIVEAWAY at the end of this post.

I’ll be honest.  I typically go to McDonald’s for a only a few things… an egg mcmuffin, chicken nuggets, happy meals, fries, or a mocha frappe.  What you won’t typically see me getting is a burger here.

So, I was intrigued when McDonald’s invited us to taste their new Chef Crafted sandwiches.

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You simply start with a meat (chicken or burger), choose your bun, and layer in 1 of 3 flavor choices.

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I decided to try two sandwiches.  …

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Ocean Pacific Grille – Downtown San Diego, Gaslamp

Ocean Pacific Grille – Downtown San Diego, Gaslamp

A quick shout out to my neighbors, Russ and Berm, who turned me on to Ocean Pacific Grille right when they opened up 4 months ago.  They’ve been raving about them ever since.  So, I’ve been wanting to try them for some time now, but always had some sort of scheduling conflict.

Luckily for us, Kat from Crave Marketing, invited us to check them out recently.  So of course we jumped at the opportunity when it arrived and said, YES!

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Ocean Pacific Grille was opened by Managing Partner, Brian Norris, and Chef Partner, Charles Andres.  …

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iDessert by Jean-Philippe (Little Italy)

iDessert by Jean-Philippe (Little Italy)

We were supposed to visit iDessert a while back but”due to electrical issues,” our original plans got delayed. Thanks to Mary from This Tasty Life via Instagram, we didn’t waste a drive over to find out they were closed for the day. However, we were able to go a few weekends ago on a particularly warm evening. If you have been to Las Vegas you probably recognize the name Jean-Philippe. I’ve stood in front of his chocolate fountain more times than I can count at the Bellagio. And I’ve never seen so much chocolate move around so close to my mouth without any of it going inside.…

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