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San Diego Poke Co. – Normal Heights

San Diego Poke Co. – Normal Heights

San Diego Poke Co.

Yes!! San Diego Poke Co. has expanded into a new location located in Normal Heights.

We visited their first Mission Valley location back in July of 2016.  They were one of the first poke places to open up shop in San Diego before it became “all the rage”.

New Location

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Luckily, we were invited back to try out their latest location.

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Their layout is clean, simple, and modern.  To me, this points to the freshness of their fish.

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Today I brought along my good friend, Russ, who is a fellow foodie and poke lover!…

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Veggie Grill – UTC / La Jolla

Veggie Grill – UTC / La Jolla

Veggie Grill

We were invited to check out Veggie Grill up at the UTC mall the other week.  Tee was back with me on this rotation and she had a lot of fantastic input that I’ll share with you on this post.

VG is located just across from Macy’s and a huge construction area where they are expanding the mall by 90+ stores!

It’s awesome to see the UTC mall continuing to get its much-needed upgrade.

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Veggie Grill is a quick service type setup with the kitchen facing directly out towards the dining room.…

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Eclipse Chocolate – Build a Bar Chocolate Workshop

Eclipse Chocolate – Build a Bar Chocolate Workshop

Chocolate is awesome.  Let’s just get that out of the way first.

But, what makes chocolate even better?!

How about 15,000+ combinations to create your own custom chocolate bar!!

Eclipse Chocolate - Build a Bar

Eclipse Chocolate – Build a Bar

Eclipse Chocolate Bar & Bistro is a trendy little spot in South Park that produces a steady stream of chocolate treats, drinks, and even some savory bites too.

We were recently invited to check out their newest event, called Build a Bar which allows you to create & customize your very own chocolate bar from a long list of fun ingredients.…

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Admiral’s Restaurant – San Carlos / La Mesa

Admiral’s Restaurant – San Carlos / La Mesa

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Recently we were invited to dine at Admiral’s Restaurant in San Carlos (just adjacent to La Mesa).

I was excited because Chef Geoff markets his restaurant well.  His message is simple – world class cuisine based off of his wide-ranging experience cooking for admirals, senators, and diplomats (sounds fancy)!

This should be good.  So, I invited my good friend, Tee, who happens to be the Captain of a Navy ship, and a foodie just like me.

Let’s see how they did and if the experience lives up to their name…

Location

Admiral’s is located in San Carlos strip mall just a few doors down from The Trails Eatery.…

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Red Card Cafe

Red Card Cafe

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The Location

We were recently invited to dine at Red Card Cafe and it immediately looked familiar when I arrived.  Anyone know what this used to be?

This was the former restaurant, Kitchen 4140, which I used to frequent for a delicious brunch.

The location is nestled in an unsuspecting business park just across from the Costco on Balboa Ave.

Red Card Cafe has taken its place over the past year and doing it’s best to impress with their fun sports themed atmosphere and a fresh menu.

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I brought along my good millennial friend, Mr.…

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Mekong Cuisine Lao and Thai – Convoy

Mekong Cuisine Lao and Thai – Convoy

My family and I love Thai food!  In fact, we probably eat it once per week on average.

We were pretty bummed a couple of weeks ago to find The Great Thai BBQ in National City had closed.  We knew it was coming, but we’d had a void to fill.

Trying New Thai

Mekong Cuisine Lao and Thai

Thankfully, a couple of days later we were up in the Convoy area.  We needed to grab lunch, so a quick search brought us here to Mekong Cuisine Lao and Thai.

Apparently, it used to be another Thai restaurant but was taken over a year ago by the current family.…

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Pokirrito – Kearny Mesa

Pokirrito – Kearny Mesa

Poke! It’s everywhere and there is no stopping it. We visited Pokirrito a few weeks after it opened on Convoy in one of my most hated parking lots on the planet. If you know it, I’m sorry you have had to experience it too. It’s next to Raki Raki Ramen and Tapioca Express. 

The line went out the door and people were buzzing about poke!

The menu seems pretty straight forward. You can order two sizes of bowls and customize as you please.

They also offer sushi burrito’s. Yes I know.…

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Vitality Bowls – UTC

Vitality Bowls – UTC

Super foods have been around for a long time, and so has açaí. If you somehow managed to avoid the berry found in Brazil, it is said to have many health benefits. Vitality Bowls is a national chain with locations in seven different states. They specialize in açaí bowls but also serve smoothies, juices, salads, and soups.

We visited the location in the University Town Center area of San Diego. 

The inside isn’t very large, but it is bright and clean.

They have specials every month and their Valentine’s special was The Love Bowl.…

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