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
Dare I say it? I WILL. Tonight’s dinner wins for my best meal of 2015 so far. Saiko Sushi delivered quality on all fronts – excellent ingredients, service, and even the prices are very reasonable for a sushi restaurant of this caliber.
Saiko Sushi is located in Northpark, just off University and West of 30th St. “Saiko” in Japanese is translated as “best or highest”. It’s a pretty bold claim, but one that they focus on meticulously every night. We were invited to check them out as this Northpark location just opened up recently. …Read more
You’ll be hard pressed to find a more beautiful San Diego Bay view than the one Tom Ham’s Lighthouse enjoys. Situated at the North end of Harbor Island (across from the SD Airport), Tom Ham’s is perched serenely against the San Diego Bay with breathtaking 270 degree waterfront views. I’ve been here a couple times before for Sunday brunch a few years ago (which I have great memories of), but today’s lunch invitation was certainly one to be remembered.
I got to the restaurant 15 minutes early before meeting Darren here, so I decided to take a quick stroll and soak in the perfect day (73 degrees with a slight breeze).…Read more
Table No. 10 resides in downtown San Diego on 10th Ave. right by Petco Park. Before the visit I read a lot of favorable reviews, and thus tried to keep those high hopes in check at the front door.
On the first floor they have an open kitchen and a chefs table that looked primed for delicious food, drink, and good company.
They recommend sharing and I would say most anything on the menu could be shared, although with the small plates and bites you get to try more things.
Many of the large plates and sides looked great.…Read more
Romesco is a Mexican-Mediterranean fusion restaurant and tapas bar nestled next to a neighborhood grocery store in Bonita. Romantic couples, old friends, businesspeople and children on their best behavior gather inside this elegant, yet unassuming bistro for one reason, the food. The vast and varying menu of Romesco’s offerings is the genius of Tijuana-born head chef and Hispanic food celebrity Javier Plascencia. Plascencia set out to bring a touch of Baja to cuisine from the Southern European coast. The WHOLE southern coast; Greek, Italian, French, Spanish and Portuguese dishes are done to perfection with a Mexican twist.…Read more
If you were to ask me my top 10 favorite overall restaurants in San Diego, Cucina Urbana would be right at the top of this list. Their perfect balance of awesome food & drinks, plus decor and ambiance is hard to beat. However, this is no big secret to most San Diego anymore. Thus, it’s been quite awhile since we’ve been here due to their sheer popularity. However, since we had family in town last week, we decided to plan a bit further ahead and made reservations early. I’m glad we did.…Read more
Amaya La Jolla is the sister restaurant to the award winning Amaya at the Grand Del Mar. If you’ve never been, it is a must try! Jorgina and I were lucky enough to be invited to indulge in some of their signature dishes from the main menu in addition to previewing some upcoming specials for next week’s San Diego Restaurant Week (SDRW), Fall 2013.
Amaya La Jolla is located in the heart of La Jolla’s dining and shopping district (right on Prospect Street).
Amaya La Jolla stays true to Papa Doug Manchester’s distinctive style. …Read more
San Diego Restaurant Week (SDRW) is back!
For those of you not familiar, SDRW is held twice per year and a wonderful tradition that features over 180 restaurants showcasing their culinary arts with a discounted prix fixe menu (ranging from $10-$40). If you’ve never been, don’t miss out on a great way to sample the best of what San Diego has to offer. No tickets or passes required!
The hardest part of SDRW is figuring out where to go. We’ll be posting a preview soon for La Jolla’s newest gem, Amaya La Jolla – highly recommended.…Read more