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Tony Roma’s Gluten Free Ribs and Pulled Pork

Tony Roma’s Gluten Free Ribs and Pulled Pork

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Tony Roma’s debuted its gluten free pulled pork and baby back ribs at Costco last month here in San Diego. We couldn’t make it out to Costco to meet their Pitmaster Jack Vogt, but they were kind enough to send us over a sample to try. 
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These packaged items already prepared for you can be hit or miss. What I love about Costco is that most of the ones I’ve tried are actually pretty good. Like others, these are super easy to prepare. If you know how to turn on your oven you’re in business.…

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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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Nicole’s Naturals Gluten Free Waffle & Pancake Product Review

Nicole’s Naturals Gluten Free Waffle & Pancake Product Review

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We were sent a sample of Nicole’s Naturals Gluten Free Waffle & Pancake Mix a few weeks ago. I just got around to messing around with it last week. Since I don’t own a waffle maker I had to rely on my pancake pouring skills to make for a decent photo. Not only is the mix gluten free, but it is wheat, dairy, and soy free as well. Each serving is 150 calories with only one gram of sugar.

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All you need is butter, eggs, and milk or water, and before you know it, you will have your mix ready to go.…

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D6 Night Market (Mira Mesa)

D6 Night Market (Mira Mesa)

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I got a chance to go to the D6 Night Market in Mira Mesa a few weekends ago held at Mira Mesa Community Park. If there is one thing I learned about these events it’s come early if you don’t like to wait in long lines and potentially miss out on some things that may sell out. This particular night market is named after San Diego’s City Council District 6, which includes Clairemont, Kearny Mesa, MCAS Miramar, Mira Mesa, Rancho Peñasquitos-Park Village, and Sorrento Valley.

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I went with some friends and we arrived around 4:45 pm.…

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Azucar Cuban Bakery – Custom Order Review

Azucar Cuban Bakery – Custom Order Review

Not only is Azucar great for an impromptu visit for coffee and a pastry, but they also have delicious lunch options like the Cubano sandwich, ground beef filled fried mashed potato balls, and a plethora of sweet treats!  You can check out my previous post here, but this review will cover our recent experience placing a special event order for my son’s 1st birthday and baptism celebration.

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For the party favors, we ordered 7 dozen of my favorite cookie in all of San Diego – Azucar’s salted toffee oatmeal cookie. …

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Bacon and Barrels 2015

Bacon and Barrels 2015

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It has been two long years since we attended a bacon inspired festival. The last time we went to Bacon Fest at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, the dessert inspired bacon samples far outweighed the savory ones. In moderation that’s fine, but I’d much rather have it flipped. Michael and I are not huge drinkers which meant we were here for the “bacon” part and not the “barrels.” Beware, lots of pictures in this Bacon and Barrels post.DSC_0090

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It took place on the Saturday of Mother’s Day weekend and turned out to be a wonderful day weatherwise.…

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Woodranch BBQ & Grill (Mission Valley)

Woodranch BBQ & Grill (Mission Valley)

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We got invited to the soft opening for the first Woodranch BBQ in San Diego. They have about sixteen locations, mostly in the Los Angeles area. The restaurant is located in Hazard Center in Mission Valley towards the back of the parking lot where Randy Jones All American Sports Grill used to be.

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The restaurant itself is very dimly lit with the brightest section being the bar. They have an outdoor patio in the back of the restaurant as well.

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Since this was the soft opening all food was complimentary. I remember going to a Woodranch BBQ up in Corona with my family a few years ago.…

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FREE McDonald’s GIVEAWAY to Celebrate ALL DAY Breakfast!

FREE McDonald’s GIVEAWAY to Celebrate ALL DAY Breakfast!

I can’t count the number of times I’ve missed the cutoff of 10:30am to snatch a hot Egg McMuffin Combination.  No more!!

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McDonald’s is offering breakfast ALL DAY at 80+ stores in San Diego County!  To find the location nearest you, click here.

To celebrate the occasion, we’re giving away a couple prizes.

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  • First place is a $5 Arch Cards and a McDonald’s T-shirt.
  • Second place is a $5 Arch Card.

Entering the giveaway is simple.  Please see below for details!

UPDATE – CONGRATULATIONS TO DAWN AND NICOLE OUR WINNERS!

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