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California Pizza Kitchen – Fashion Valley

California Pizza Kitchen – Fashion Valley

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.…

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Boudin SF – Clairemont

Boudin SF – Clairemont

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We were recently invited to Boudin to check out their new fresh seasonal salads.  Since I haven’t been eating as many greens as I’d like lately, this was the perfect opportunity turn things around.

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Boudin is a bakery and quick service restaurant that has roots in San Francisco, dating all the way back to 1849!  There are upwards of 30 locations today and a few that call San Diego County their home.  Today we were visiting the Clairemont location on the corner of Balboa Ave. and Genesee Ave.  This is the same mall that is home to 85 degrees.…

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Bobboi Natural Gelato – La Jolla

Bobboi Natural Gelato – La Jolla

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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!

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Bobboi has a fun atmosphere inside and the friendly staff greeted us immediately.

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You can see they actually carry many different flavors which all must be meticulously maintained at the proper temperature.

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Of course, we were curious what “bobboi” meant, and here it is!

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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.…

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Green China Grill – Convoy Area

Green China Grill – Convoy Area

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We’d been wanting to try out Green China Grill for a little while now after reading reviews from our friends at Jinxi Eats, Kirbie Cravings, and Mmm-yoso.

We decided to finally try it with Darren and Anh.

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Inside is definitely green!

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They have a nice open layout and a large window into the kitchen and a direct view to watch them make their noodles by hand.

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They also serve several cold items, but we didn’t get any this time around.

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Here’s the skilled noodle maker getting her dough ready.…

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Royale With Cheese – University Heights

Royale With Cheese – University Heights

“You know what they call a quarter pounder with cheese in Paris?” A royale with cheese. A Pulp Fiction scene immediately came to mind when we decided to check out Royale With Cheese during Burger Week, which ended on March 12th. We already were planning on a visit here so it was a bonus Burger Week happened to be going on at the same time.

It was a bright and shiny day in San Diego and people were out and about enjoying this fine city we call home.

Royale with Cheese is a little hard to find from the street.…

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Spitz San Diego – Mediterranean Street Food

Spitz San Diego – Mediterranean Street Food

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Who say’s you can’t eat and play at the same time?

Spitz Mediterranean Street Food recently made a splash into San Diego with a focus on tasty food and fun.  With four L.A. based locations, Spitz has since expanded south to sunny San Diego in the Hillcrest area.

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The location is right on 5th Ave. and we luckily found parking quickly.

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As their name would suggest, Spitz serves several main entrees based off their döner meat (choice of beef & lamb, chicken, or mixed meat).

They sent us a gift card, so we decided to try out several things this day.…

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Kung Fu Tea – San Diego (Kearny Mesa)

Kung Fu Tea – San Diego (Kearny Mesa)

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So Darren and I first noticed Kung Fu Tea a couple weeks ago while we were eating dessert at Blush (same shopping center).  It was clearly under construction and didn’t look that far along.  Darren mentioned he’d seen them in Las Vegas before, but didn’t have the opportunity to try them.

Anyhow, I was driving up to LA this past weekend and was headed over to MiTea.  Before I got there, I noticed an open sign and the Kung Fu Tea sign nice and bright.  So, I decided to check it out quickly.…

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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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