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
We got a chance to check out The Milk Bar in North Park back in February and heard some mixed reviews. Most of the not so nice reviews were not because of the quality or the taste, but rather the service. We didn’t have any problems with the service on our visit. In fact, the gentleman manning the register was quite nice. It did just open not long ago so maybe they were working through some things in the beginning. The Milk Bar is owned by Streetcar Merchants of Fried Chicken, Donuts, & Coffee.…Read more
Does food taste better when accompanied by music? Our goal for one evening was to explore our senses a little bit further to see if pairing food with music enhances the overall dining experience. Everyone has listened to music during a meal at one point or another. Have you ever found yourself bouncing to the beat of a song in a restaurant, enjoying every last bite? Fodor’s Guide named them one of the “2015 Top Ten Can’t Miss Pop-Up Restaurants Experiences.” To help guide us through our meal was Barbara Werner, the architect behind Musical Pairing.…Read more
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.…Read more
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
A quick shout out to my neighbors, Russ and Berm, who turned me on to Ocean Pacific Grille right when they opened up 4 months ago. They’ve been raving about them ever since. So, I’ve been wanting to try them for some time now, but always had some sort of scheduling conflict.
Luckily for us, Kat from Crave Marketing, invited us to check them out recently. So of course we jumped at the opportunity when it arrived and said, YES!
Ocean Pacific Grille was opened by Managing Partner, Brian Norris, and Chef Partner, Charles Andres. …Read more
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