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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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Spotted Cow Viet Kitchen (Kearny Mesa)

Spotted Cow Viet Kitchen (Kearny Mesa)

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We were invited to try Spotted Cow Viet Kitchen in the Zion Market off of Clairemont Mesa Blvd. the other day. It is located in the right hand corner of the food court area.

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Maybe it was my false assumption but I had thought our experience was going to mirror Chipotle where you pick and choose different things to add to create your own bowl of pho. I don’t know where I got that notion, but it turned out to be more of an assembly line where you choose a bowl and they put it together for you.…

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Nam An (Kearny Mesa)

Nam An (Kearny Mesa)


Alright, I know what you are thinking…another pho place!? Yes, it is true. Another pho place opened on Convoy. But fear not, this restaurant can make a mean bowl of pho! It just opened in July and we had to go try it for lunch.

As you walk into the place you’ll notice it isn’t very big. Maybe five benches and an open area for about eight other tables. It’s new and the design is modern. Very clean compared to some other pho places I’ve been to so I was skeptical on how good it was.…

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San Diego’s “Phat” FAIL

San Diego’s “Phat” FAIL

Let’s just say today’s lunch was rather unique.  My cousin and I finally remembered that we hadn’t tried out the Vietnamese restaurant called Phat in San Diego (Kearny Mesa).  It’s a bit newer, but has been around for a year or so I think.  This used to be the old Luong Hai restaurant back in the day.  Anyhow, I remembered the new place, Phat, was a buffet, so we were inherently excited to explore this new deal for only $9.88!
When we first entered the restaurant, no one was really paying much attention. …
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Pho Fusion… where are the noodles?

Pho Fusion… where are the noodles?

Although Pho has never been one of my favorites, I was eagerly awaiting to try Pho Fusion and score on $1 boba tea. Apparently they are still celebrating their grand opening and $1 boba tea and $1.50 snow bubbles are limited time specials.

When we first sat down, things looked promising. They had a simple menu, but comprehensive enough to cover the majority of items you’d expect at a Pho restaurant. My wife ordered a bowl of Pho and a boba tea. I ordered the Vietnamese stew over vermicelli noodles and a mint chocolate snow.…

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