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 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.
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.…Read more
We decided to finally try it with Darren and Anh.
Inside is definitely green!
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.
They also serve several cold items, but we didn’t get any this time around.
Here’s the skilled noodle maker getting her dough ready.…Read more
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.
The location is right on 5th Ave. and we luckily found parking quickly.
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.…Read more
Have you heard of DoorDash before? You might not have as they are relatively new to San Diego. They have an app you can download (you can use a web browser too) which allows you to order food or drinks from the comfort of your home. The restaurant prepares your order, and a delivery person or “dasher” comes to pick it up and deliver it to your house. There is a delivery fee of $3.99 for DoorDash Select restaurants or alternatively it costs $6.99 for other restaurants that are not DoorDash Select.…Read more
We had a good friend come into town to visit us from the Bay a couple weeks ago. Since we were over by the airport, we decided to put our name into C-Level which is usually packed on the weekends. To our surprise we found no wait.
We quickly realized that there was a new restaurant just a couple hundred feet from C-Level that quickly caught our eye. So, after picking up our friend we decided to give the new place a try.
Coasterra is the newest restaurant to open on Harbor Island and they have been operating for a half year or so. …Read more
Oh ceviche. Have I told you lately, that I love you? Have I told you, there’s no one else, above you? Fill my heart with gladness, take away all my sadness. Ease my troubles, that’s what you do. Sorry, I sometimes have conversations with my food that lasts well after a meal concludes. Ceviche House opened a location in North Park in December and had previously set up shop at local farmer’s markets throughout San Diego. Unassuming from the outside, it’s what’s inside that counts.
What a bright and welcoming vibe once you step in, kind of like ceviche!…Read more
This is later post as it has been a little busy around here lately. Another favorite of ours is Carnitas’ Snack Shack in North Park. It seemed like yesterday when Michael and I used to go to lunch before there was any substantial seating in the back. Now they have a second location in Del Mar, with parking! That is one of the best things I was looking forward to before I drove up to this location.
Anh and I had planned on ordering the standard burger and tacos but specials always tend to ruin my well laid out plans.…Read more