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The Marine Room, La Jolla – SDRW Sneak Peek

The Marine Room, La Jolla – SDRW Sneak Peek

The Perfect SDRW Destination

Marine Room

It’s been way too long since our last visit to The Marine Room, so it was wonderful to return this past Sunday.

We were invited to have a sneak peek at their upcoming Fall 2017 San Diego Restaurant Week (SDRW) menu.

So, for those of you who are curious on what to expect, look no further!

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Inside the lobby of the Marine Room is a beautiful saltwater aquarium.  The colorful fish definitely set the mood and suddenly I was hungry for seafood…hah!

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Just below the main entrance is a short staircase that leads to the reception area and main dining room. …

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Final Cut Steakhouse – Hollywood Casino in Jamul

Final Cut Steakhouse – Hollywood Casino in Jamul

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Last Saturday we took our first trip to San Diego’s newest casino, the Hollywood Casino in Jamul.

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The casino is pretty much in the middle of nowhere, which made the impressive structure stand out even more.

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Here’s a small portion of their gaming floor.  They have a ton of gaming machines and they are all really new and pretty cool looking (and I don’t really gamble much).

Final Cut Steakhouse

But, we did have a purpose to this little excursion… to eat!

We were invited to dine at Final Cut Steakhouse.

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Inside there was a bar area immediately to the left.  …

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The Westgate Hotel Sunday Brunch Buffet

The Westgate Hotel Sunday Brunch Buffet

Sorry for the delayed posts as of late.  We’re going through a few changes at the moment.  In the meantime, I’m going to try to give you some new content which will be primarily made up of pictures and not too many words… which is probably okay, because I know you’re here to eat with your eyes, right!?  🙂

Anyhow, here’s a long overdue post that’s been in the hopper, but you really need to know about.  It’s probably the best brunch buffet in San Diego I know of!

The Westgate Hotel

Westgate Sunday Brunch

If you’ve never been the to Westgate Plaza Hotel in downtown San Diego, then you’re in for a real treat!  …

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Great Oak Steakhouse at the Pechanga Resort & Casino – Temecula

Great Oak Steakhouse at the Pechanga Resort & Casino – Temecula

We were invited to dine at The Great Oak Steakhouse, one of the 11 restaurants at Pechanga Resort & Casino. Even though I often hear the name Pechanga all over the place, I don’t think I’ve ever stepped foot in the casino. It’s weird because I’ve been to just about every other casino San Diego has to offer. They had the Chinese New Year decorations in full effect and it made me happy.

The casino itself is a lot larger than I had imagined. We managed to walk around and quickly found the entrance to the Great Oak Steakhouse.…

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SDRW Preview – The Grill at Torrey Pines

SDRW Preview – The Grill at Torrey Pines

San Diego Restaurant Week is back!

SDRW

Get ready for an entire week of delectable dishes from a wide range of San Diego’s favorite restaurants starting January 15th through January 22nd.

The Grill at Torrey Pines - SDRW Menu

Tonight we were lucky to preview a special SDRW menu from The Grill at Torrey Pines.

If you’re not familiar with The Grill, you’re likely familiar with the world renowned championship golf course at Torrey Pines.

The Grill is located against The Lodge Torrey Pines which is perched against this iconic golf course.

The Grill at Torrey Pines Lodge

It was dark out, but you can see the massive patio area that would be perfect for dining al fresco during the day time.…

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Musical Pairing in San Diego: Part Deux

Musical Pairing in San Diego: Part Deux

We heard that our friends Barbara and Victoria would be back in San Diego for another special Musical Pairing pop-up dinner, and we were dying to participate again.

Of course, they invited us with open arms and we knew we were back in for a treat at Ruth’s Chris Del Mar.

This time, however, would be different.  We already had a preview of what to expect last time, so the question became “would it taste different” and “how could I customize this to my own musical tastes”?

For this post, I’m not going to dig into the finite details since Darren did an excellent job with this first write up, rather I’d like to explore other options applying what I learned.  …

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Herb & Wood – Little Italy, San Diego

Herb & Wood – Little Italy, San Diego

Herb & Wood

Jorgina and I recently celebrated our 11th Wedding Anniversary with a fun staycation in San Diego.  On our second evening, I made reservations at Brian Malarkey’s newest restaurant, Herb & Wood.

Nestled in San Diego’s Little Italy, Herb & Wood is the perfect new addition to an already vibrant resurgence of hip and cool flavors.

Just a few doors down from Juniper & Ivy, Herb & Wood set up shop in a cool industrial building which was formerly a furniture store.

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The space is quite large and they’ve decided to create more than just a restaurant.  …

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San Diego Restaurant Week – Whisknladle, La Jolla

San Diego Restaurant Week – Whisknladle, La Jolla

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Who’s ready for San Diego Restaurant Week (SDRW) 2016!??  Whisknladle is!

San Diego Restaurant Week

SDRW kicks off officially on Sunday, September 25th and goes to Sunday, October 2nd.

As ever hungry food bloggers, Darren and I were lucky to be invited to an SDRW preview at Whisknladle in La Jolla.

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If you’ve never been to Whisknladle, you’re in for a marvelous treat!

The front of the restaurant showcases a beautiful covered patio where you’ll definitely want to reserve a seat.

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Kick back and enjoy their well thought out menu of wines and spirits.…

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