Ever since my old DSLR (almost 10 years!) decided it was time to retire, I have been on a hunt for a more compact mirrorless camera I can take around whenever we eat out or when we go on vacation. The Sony a6300 had my eye and I was one Amazon click away from it being at my front door. I took a took a complete 180 and eventually settled on the Olympus OM-D E-M5. California Pizza Kitchen was the first outing I got to use my new toy and I hope to learn my way around the new controls and features soon.…Read more
We had the good fortune of being invited to visit Bobboi Natural Gelato in downtown La Jolla recently. I’m so glad that we did!
Bobboi has a fun atmosphere inside and the friendly staff greeted us immediately.
You can see they actually carry many different flavors which all must be meticulously maintained at the proper temperature.
Of course, we were curious what “bobboi” meant, and here it is!
They tout absolutely nothing but fresh ingredients and display some of their organic produce here. When not making gelato, the owners can be found scouring local farmer’s markets looking for fresh new ideas.…Read more
George’s at the Cove: Ocean Terrace has been one of my favorite spots to take people from out of town looking to splurge on a nicer meal with a killer view. I’m sad to report it has been quite a while since I last visited. I think my absence coincides with the dismay I felt when I found out they added surcharges for restaurant week items years ago. It was one of the first ones, if not the first one I remember ever doing that. But much like my Wendy’s ban of 10+ years, it was time to let it go.…Read more
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.
We opted for a family meal that came with a salad, garlic bread, meatballs, and ravioli. The salad was your standard green salad.…Read more
These food delivery service companies really have been pulling me on a string lately. Yes I have enough time to shop and cook. But the idea of saving time when I need to, coupled with my curiosity has forced me to try yet another meal kit delivery service. I wrote about Blue Apron back in August and had mixed feelings about it. This time Anh turned me to Freshly since she was about to give it a try herself. Each Blue Apron meal (serving) cost $6.50 (with the discount I found online).…Read more
A few weeks ago we were invited to a blogger dinner at Seasons 52 at the Headquarters in downtown. Ever since we attended a media dinner for the first Seasons 52 in San Diego at UTC, we’ve been paying them visits every once in a while. It’s safe to say we enjoy the food and keep coming back for more! Executive Chef Partner Steve de Barril was on hand once again to talk about the menu and walk us through some of the new things they are preparing.
The downtown location is nice and spacious with an open kitchen to catch some of the action.…Read more
I was 27 the first time I had the privilege of visiting Florence, Italy. What a wonder place full of rich Renaissance history, beautiful works of art, and a love for life! It’s no wonder that restaurateur, Martin Gonzales, fell in love with Florence. In fact, he took the additional step to move there and immerse himself in their culture. After successfully completing culinary school there and working under Master Chef Innocenti, he took the initiative to bring Acqua Al 2’s first sister restaurant stateside. Luckily for us, he decided to land in San Diego first!…Read more
If you haven’t heard about Kettner Exchange yet, you will soon. Brought to you by seasoned restauranteur Matt Spencer (of Analog, Vin De Syrah, and Firehouse), Kettner Exchange is an exciting and delicious destination to experience, and be seen. Executive Chef Brian Redzikowski is serving up exceptional Progressive American Cuisine. Bar Manager Steven Tuttle oversees classic, but friendly drinks to satisfy the most discerning patron. Darren and I were fortunate to attend their grand opening party back in mid-October. Here’s what we saw.
The 8000 sqft property boasts a stunning nautical theme and pays homage to the late William Kettner. …Read more