Archive | Cheap Eats, Quick Bite RSS feed for this section
Tigris Mediterranean Grille – Kearny Mesa, San Diego

Tigris Mediterranean Grille – Kearny Mesa, San Diego

IMG_8161

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.

IMG_8160

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

IMG_8159

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

Read more
The Original Sab-E-Lee (Linda Vista)

The Original Sab-E-Lee (Linda Vista)

IMG_7507

Happy New Year! I haven’t made any New Year’s resolutions this year that I would probably eventually give up on, so instead I’ll make a wish. I wish to eat just as many or more amazing things this year as I did last. I also want to find things I haven’t gotten a chance to discover or try yet. Here’s to a great 2016 all!

There was a time Michael and I went to The Original Sab-E-Lee at the original location across the street almost every week.  Okay, maybe it seemed like every week but we went a lot.…

Read more
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.

IMG_4676

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.  …

Read more
Blush Desserts (Kearny Mesa)

Blush Desserts (Kearny Mesa)

Ever since I visited Yes! Pingo over a year ago and stumbled upon Blush Desserts next door I wondered how they were doing. That mall is a revolving door of restaurants with a less than friendly parking lot to boot. Now a year later Yes! Pingo isn’t there any longer and I believe Blush Desserts is under new ownership (just kidding, they clarified that it is in fact the same original owners!). 

When we first popped in they were just starting up and actually didn’t really have much of anything to offer.…

Read more
FREE McDonald’s GIVEAWAY and New Chef Creations

FREE McDonald’s GIVEAWAY and New Chef Creations

IMG_1367

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.

IMG_1377

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

IMG_1417

I decided to try two sandwiches.  …

Read more
Whole Foods Halloween Candy!

Whole Foods Halloween Candy!

Happy Halloween everyone! This post is dedicated to all the people who can’t get enough sweets. Although I haven’t dressed up for Halloween in a while, it is still fun to enjoy the spirit and to people watch. We were given a gift card to explore Whole Foods to try some of their candies. They prohibit the use of artificial colorings, sweeteners and preservatives found in most Halloween candies. So if you are looking for an alternative to the traditional big name brands, here are a few options.


Walking around trying to find the candy I found some fun Halloween cakes and fall whoopie pies.…

Read more
Un Mundo Mexican Grill – La Jolla, UTC

Un Mundo Mexican Grill – La Jolla, UTC

IMG_2248

Un Mundo Mexican Grill La Jolla’s newest take on fresh SoCal Mexican cuisine.  They just recently opened their doors a couple months ago in August, but are quickly building traction.

So despite taking 6 years of Spanish throughout Jr. High, High School, and then University, I still couldn’t remember what “Un Mundo” meant.  Pathetic I know!  Luckily Darren knew it meant “One World” and he walked in with his head held high.

 

IMG_2259

Inside the restaurant we were greeted with a pleasant modern setup and blue highlights across the walls.  We met up with Galen (GM) who would be our guide for the evening.  …

Read more
Lil’ Dipper – University Town Center, La Jolla

Lil’ Dipper – University Town Center, La Jolla

Alright friends, we’ve got a special scoop on San Diego’s newest Ice Cream shop about to make waves across the county.  Meet Lil’ Dipper!

IMG_2291

Darren and I had just finished up a great meal tonight at Un Mundo (review coming soon) when we noticed a sign across the street in the adjacent shopping center…. Lil’ Dipper.  Since I always have a second stomach for dessert, we decided to walk across to check it out.  (It was National Dessert Day after all!)

We were immediately greeted by two friendly woman, Barb (the President) and Susan (VP of Communications & Strategy) who welcomed us in with open arms, “Want to try some samples?”

YES!…

Read more