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Guiltea Cravings – Clairemont

Guiltea Cravings – Clairemont

It’s been sunny and hot lately and an ice cold dessert sounds like a great idea. Guiltea Cravings opened about four months ago in the same strip mall as Sipz and Di Chan, west of the 805 on Clairemont Mesa Blvd. They specialize in macaron’s, tea’s, and snacks. 

Up front as you walk in their macaron’s for the day are on full display.

Coco matcha sounded interesting. They mentioned that one of the shells was much softer than the regular macaron shell, and it was. It gave way right as you bit into it and I really enjoyed the flavor of the coconut and hint of matcha.…

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Sweet Petite Confections – Clairemont

Sweet Petite Confections – Clairemont

Sweet Petite Confections is a chocolate oasis fit for the strongest sweet tooth or simply a curious tongue. Michael and I played each part as we embarked on our wondrous adventure into the decadent unknown of a former fashion designer. Michele Lomelin started Sweet Petite Confections in part because she felt a little restricted when it came to the fashion world. However, chocolate has allowed her to flex her creative muscle once again. She worked in fashion design for twenty years and it shows from the very first piece of chocolate you set your eyes on.…

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Boudin SF – Clairemont

Boudin SF – Clairemont

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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.

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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.…

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Green China Grill – Convoy Area

Green China Grill – Convoy Area

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We’d been wanting to try out Green China Grill for a little while now after reading reviews from our friends at Jinxi Eats, Kirbie Cravings, and Mmm-yoso.

We decided to finally try it with Darren and Anh.

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Inside is definitely green!

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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.

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They also serve several cold items, but we didn’t get any this time around.

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Here’s the skilled noodle maker getting her dough ready.…

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DoorDash

DoorDash

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.…

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Kung Fu Tea – San Diego (Kearny Mesa)

Kung Fu Tea – San Diego (Kearny Mesa)

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So Darren and I first noticed Kung Fu Tea a couple weeks ago while we were eating dessert at Blush (same shopping center).  It was clearly under construction and didn’t look that far along.  Darren mentioned he’d seen them in Las Vegas before, but didn’t have the opportunity to try them.

Anyhow, I was driving up to LA this past weekend and was headed over to MiTea.  Before I got there, I noticed an open sign and the Kung Fu Tea sign nice and bright.  So, I decided to check it out quickly.…

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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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