George’s at the Cove: Ocean Terrace has been one of my favorite spots to take people from out of town looking to splurge on a nicer meal with a killer view. I’m sad to report it has been quite a while since I last visited. I think my absence coincides with the dismay I felt when I found out they added surcharges for restaurant week items years ago. It was one of the first ones, if not the first one I remember ever doing that. But much like my Wendy’s ban of 10+ years, it was time to let it go.…Read more
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.
Inside we were happy to find a quick service Mediterranean grill where you can watch the action of them preparing your food.
At the end of the line, you will find a couple cashiers to take your order and their full menu just overhead.…Read more
So, I got pretty excited when I heard The Halal Guys was opening up shop in SoCal! Our friend Kirbie tipped us off here.
Anyhow, The Halal Guys is a special memory for my wife and I because it was the very first place we ever ate in NYC in 2003.
We had just flown over, but coming from the West Coast, it was really late and almost midnight by the time we arrived at our hotel. Luckily for us, we looked down and quickly noticed a snaking queue to a food cart. …Read more
Whhhhhheeeeeewwwwww! That is the sound of me dusting off this many month old post. It has been sitting in drafts for far too long. I don’t recall why we were up in the area because I rarely venture outside my zone, but Michael and I made it out to Cafasso Meatball Company many moons ago. It doesn’t normally look like that…I think. By now the construction should be done.
We opted for a family meal that came with a salad, garlic bread, meatballs, and ravioli. The salad was your standard green salad.…Read more
Un Mundo Mexican Grill La Jolla’s newest take on fresh SoCal Mexican cuisine. They just recently opened their doors a couple months ago in August, but are quickly building traction.
So despite taking 6 years of Spanish throughout Jr. High, High School, and then University, I still couldn’t remember what “Un Mundo” meant. Pathetic I know! Luckily Darren knew it meant “One World” and he walked in with his head held high.
Inside the restaurant we were greeted with a pleasant modern setup and blue highlights across the walls. We met up with Galen (GM) who would be our guide for the evening. …Read more
We were searching for a place to go and heard rumblings that Nishiki Ramen was set to open a few Sundays ago. There was a certain buzz around it and we decided to brave the potential wait for a hopefully good bowl of ramen. They have multiple locations in Japan but this is the first in the US. It is located in the same mall as Mitsuwa Market and Staples in Kearny Mesa.
We thought we were going to beat the majority of the people by going early. I guess people of San Diego really love their ramen as there was quite a line formed by the time we got there.…Read more
We’ve been to Smashburger a handful of times and even got to smash our own burgers on one occasion! Right now they are offering their Sin City Burger for a limited time until October 26th at all of their locations. Normally it is only served in Las Vegas. In tandem with the limited time offer is a #SinCitySurvivalTips social media campaign where they are giving away a trip to Las Vegas (see details at the end of this post). We also have two burger vouchers to give away!
The sin: bacon, fried egg, haystack onions, American cheese, smash sauce, all on an egg bun.…Read more
We were recently invited to checkout Bushfire Kitchen up in Carlsbad thanks to a referral from our friend Kirbie.
The competition is definitely heating up in the high quality quick service space. With the rapid success of competitors like Tender Greens, Urban Plates, and Tin Leaf, Bushfire Kitchen needed to WOW us in order to justify our trek all the way up to North County. Let’s see if they were able to do that.
The layout of the restaurant is nice and open with warm wood tones. As we walked in we were immediately greeting by the GM, Eddie, who walked us through their farm-fresh concept. …Read more