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Tigris Mediterranean Grille – Kearny Mesa, San Diego

Tigris Mediterranean Grille – Kearny Mesa, San Diego

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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.

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Inside we were happy to find a quick service Mediterranean grill where you can watch the action of them preparing your food.

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At the end of the line, you will find a couple cashiers to take your order and their full menu just overhead.…

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Emerald Chinese Cuisine – Dim Sum Disaster

Emerald Chinese Cuisine – Dim Sum Disaster

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Here’s a precursor to my post.  The carts are GONE.  No!!!

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Although San Diego dim sum could never come close to comparing to SGV (San Gabriel Valley) or the Bay (SF or Oakland – Chinatown), I felt my cravings could always be temporarily satisfied at Emerald Chinese Cuisine.  They have been a staple in the Convoy area for decades now and their prices were always decent.  We had our go to dishes that were pretty good here, but the last time we came by (a month ago roughly) we found the doors shut.…

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Katsu Cafe – Kearney Mesa, San Diego

Katsu Cafe – Kearney Mesa, San Diego

Thank goodness is all I have to say.  It’s been awhile since I blasted a restaurant, but Teri Cafe was terrible in my opinion.  Granted I haven’t been there in years, but I distinctly remember their chicken was always dry and under season. So, I’m happy to report that Teri Cafe is no longer around and has been replaced with Katsu Cafe!

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I’m not exactly sure when they opened since I don’t work in the area any longer, but I decided to check it out with Jorgina and the kids one day while we were furniture shopping.  …

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FREE McDonald’s GIVEAWAY to Celebrate ALL DAY Breakfast!

FREE McDonald’s GIVEAWAY to Celebrate ALL DAY Breakfast!

I can’t count the number of times I’ve missed the cutoff of 10:30am to snatch a hot Egg McMuffin Combination.  No more!!

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McDonald’s is offering breakfast ALL DAY at 80+ stores in San Diego County!  To find the location nearest you, click here.

To celebrate the occasion, we’re giving away a couple prizes.

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  • First place is a $5 Arch Cards and a McDonald’s T-shirt.
  • Second place is a $5 Arch Card.

Entering the giveaway is simple.  Please see below for details!

UPDATE – CONGRATULATIONS TO DAWN AND NICOLE OUR WINNERS!

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85°C Bakery Cafe(Clairemont)

85°C Bakery Cafe(Clairemont)

DSC_0250Back in the day a trip up to LA or the SGV area wasn’t complete without a visit to 85°C. But over the last year or two, our visits have become less frequent. And nothing really changed up there. They sell the same quality tasty treats. The lines were as long as they ever were. Did we just get over it or would we be more inclined to visit more often if there was one closer to us? They’ve been in town since November of last year and we’ve only been once…

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When we used to go about once a month these would usually come home with us.…

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Blaze Pizza (Clairemont)

Blaze Pizza (Clairemont)

DSC_0206Recently we have heard great things about Blaze Pizza from various friends and family and actually were invited to try it a while back. Finally we had a chance to stop by the location on Balboa Ave., right across the street from 85c and Chicken Charlie’s. Blaze Collage 3 There is a ton of seating both inside and out. Blaze Collage
In 2012 we heard about this fast style of pizza where you could add your own toppings and they’d bake it for you. The first place we tried it was at 800 degrees in Westwood.…

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Iceskimo – Shaved Ice – San Diego, Convoy

Iceskimo – Shaved Ice – San Diego, Convoy

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Darren and I first tried Iceskimo this Summer when they opened up as a popup store (inside the Pangea Bakery).  They only had a few options back then, but it was certainly memorable as our favorite snow ice in San Diego.  (*If you’re from L.A. you probably have had, or heard of Blockheads).  Anyhow, Iceskimo finally opened their brick and mortar store on the corner of the Dumpling Inn shopping center Nov. 1st.  Parking isn’t the best, but it’s worth the hassle IMHO. 20141106_132158

Inside is a simple and clean setup.  You can choose from two sizes, regular or large.…

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Jack in The Box Croissant Donuts

Jack in The Box Croissant Donuts

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Yes that’s right. Jack in the Box is getting in on the cronut craze. While they are a little behind the trend, we aren’t ones to pass up an opportunity to try these typically tasty treats. A few weeks ago we picked some up. Much like the Vons version, we weren’t expecting much. That’s the best approach going into these. Don’t get your hopes up, and then be pleasantly surprised.  DSC_0004 DSC_0010 And pleasantly surprised we were. The Jack in the Box version of the croissant donuts are miniature and topped with cinnamon and sugar.…

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