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Musical Pairing Pop Up Dinner At Ruth’s Chris

Musical Pairing Pop Up Dinner At Ruth’s Chris

Does food taste better when accompanied by music? Our goal for one evening was to explore our senses a little bit further to see if pairing food with music enhances the overall dining experience. Everyone has listened to music during a meal at one point or another. Have you ever found yourself bouncing to the beat of a song in a restaurant, enjoying every last bite? Fodor’s Guide named them one of the “2015 Top Ten Can’t Miss Pop-Up Restaurants Experiences.” To help guide us through our meal was Barbara Werner, the architect behind Musical Pairing.…

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Smashburger Revisit + Giveaway!

Smashburger Revisit + Giveaway!

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.…

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Del Mar Gourmet Food Truck Festival

Del Mar Gourmet Food Truck Festival

Food Truck Fest

Food truck gatherings are nothing new, but the amount of participating food trucks can make all the difference. The Gourmet Food Truck Festival at the Del Mar Racetrack is one of the larger gatherings we’ve been to. They had close to 40 different food trucks to choose from. This particular event took place last month on a sunny and sizzling San Diego Saturday afternoon. In our eyes, the more the better so we can try as much as we can from food trucks all over Southern California without actually driving to each one.…

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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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Interview with Arturo Kassel of Whisknladle Hospitality

Interview with Arturo Kassel of Whisknladle Hospitality

Prepkitchen has recently opened a new patio at their La Jolla location, just in time for their five year anniversary. We interviewed Arturo Kassel, owner of Prepkitchen and Whisknladle to get the scoop on the new patio and some other fun topics including a new restaurant concept, beer in San Diego, and places he likes to go out to eat. Prep Kitchen La Jolla.5

How has the newly renovated patio space been received, and do you see the patio space as something you’d like to incorporate into future restaurants?

It’s been great. We’re obviously benefiting from it.…

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Baskin-Robbins Grand Re-Opening (Carmel Valley)

Baskin-Robbins Grand Re-Opening (Carmel Valley)

Baskin-Robbins held a re-opening party Saturday to celebrate its newest location in Carmel Valley.

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To solidify the new location’s standing in the community, new franchisee Ray Khajavi made a $250 donation to the Carmel Del Mar School. Carmel Del Mar students, parents and staff were invited to join in the fun along with representatives of the SDPD and City Council President Pro Tempore Sherri Lighter.

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There was live music, face painting, balloon animals and a prize wheel; it was obvious the kids were loving every minute.

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The party was also showcasing the February Flavor of the Month, Love Potion #31 Dark, a blend of chocolate ice cream, white chocolate bits, raspberry candy hearts and a raspberry ribbon.…

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San Diego Restaurant Week – Fall 2013

San Diego Restaurant Week – Fall 2013

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.…

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Bacon Fest GIVEAWAY starts now!

Bacon Fest GIVEAWAY starts now!

Bacon, Beer, & the San Diego County Fair… need I say more?  Who wants it!  We are just 12 days out from attending what is to be a truly epic bacon event of the year.  BACON FEST!  Who wants to join us and win the FREE pair of tickets?  We are raffling away two (2) General Admission Tickets ($55/ticket value) which includes:

  • Entry into the Big Bite Bacon Fest for unlimited tastings of the best bacon-y foods to cross your palate
  • Entry into the San Diego County Fair​
  • Entertainment within the event​
  • Samples of 50 favorite craft beers from some of the top breweries in San Diego that complement our favorite protein, bacon!
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