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Poke Etc. – National City

Poke Etc. – National City

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Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you probably aware that poke it all the rage these days in San Diego.

It’s interesting because there was such limited options for poke just a couple years ago, and now there’s probably close to a dozen options now.

One interesting restaurant (and store) that caught our attention was Poke Etc. in National City.

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Inside they have a full Hawaiian menu with traditional plate lunches and sides.

They also have a breakfast menu which looks delicious as well.

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Just behind the main counter, they have a poke bar which houses a few different ones.  …

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Beerfish – North Park

Beerfish – North Park

Beerfish opened just two months ago in North Park. They specialize in a wide selection of fresh seafood based items with 30 beers and a few wines on tap.

Inside you’ll find a bright, casual and eye catching design with ocean accents throughout. There’s also a small oyster bar where they serve a variety of oysters. During happy hour there’s $1 oysters.

Outside boasts a large patio, perfect for a nice day.

Anh won the chowder decision with the Red Clam Chowder. We didn’t rock paper scissors or anything. How did she win then?…

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Guiltea Cravings – Clairemont

Guiltea Cravings – Clairemont

It’s been sunny and hot lately and an ice cold dessert sounds like a great idea. Guiltea Cravings opened about four months ago in the same strip mall as Sipz and Di Chan, west of the 805 on Clairemont Mesa Blvd. They specialize in macaron’s, tea’s, and snacks. 

Up front as you walk in their macaron’s for the day are on full display.

Coco matcha sounded interesting. They mentioned that one of the shells was much softer than the regular macaron shell, and it was. It gave way right as you bit into it and I really enjoyed the flavor of the coconut and hint of matcha.…

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Farmer & The Seahorse – Torrey Pines

Farmer & The Seahorse – Torrey Pines

I am way behind in posts so I apologize if some of the next few are kind of older. Life is so inconvenient. This one however, is from a visit only a few weeks ago with some out of town friends. Farmer & The Seahorse had always seemed like a place I would like. From the name, to the setup of the restaurant, it appeared to be my jam. Free parking, albeit a little packed is something that makes an eating experience that much better in my book. I hate driving around like a clueless out of towner trying to find parking.…

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San Diego’s BEST Chicken and Steak Sandwiches EVER

San Diego’s BEST Chicken and Steak Sandwiches EVER

I’m back!

So, after a long hiatus from posting something on SDF, I thought it’d be appropriate to pay a visit and declare my love for San Diego’s BEST chicken and steak sandwiches EVER.  It’s been long overdue since we’ve probably ordered more than 100 chicken sandwiches from Chez Nous during the last decade and a half.

My favorite chicken sandwich is a non-traditional one called the Spicy Chicken Melt from Chez Nous in the Scripps Ranch area.

This little sandwich shop is a hidden gem, unassuming and tucked away in a strip mall off the Carroll Canyon Road exit.…

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Char House – Kearny Mesa

Char House – Kearny Mesa

When we heard a new Vietnamese restaurant was opening in Kearny Mesa, we immediately thought to ourselves: “okay another pho place.” Boy were we wrong. They don’t call themselves Char House for nothing. I should note they also own Pho 5th Avenue in Hillcrest and look to be trying something new here with Char House.

Street Food Specials

I’ve never been to Vietnam (I hope to one day!) so I can’t reach into my bag of street food memories and reflect. But according to Tee, the owner, these are all common in Vietnam. He was very proud to be serving these and I can’t say I’ve seen any other restaurant serve the same dishes.…

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Sweet Petite Confections – Clairemont

Sweet Petite Confections – Clairemont

Sweet Petite Confections is a chocolate oasis fit for the strongest sweet tooth or simply a curious tongue. Michael and I played each part as we embarked on our wondrous adventure into the decadent unknown of a former fashion designer. Michele Lomelin started Sweet Petite Confections in part because she felt a little restricted when it came to the fashion world. However, chocolate has allowed her to flex her creative muscle once again. She worked in fashion design for twenty years and it shows from the very first piece of chocolate you set your eyes on.…

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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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