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Whole Foods Halloween Candy!

Whole Foods Halloween Candy!

Happy Halloween everyone! This post is dedicated to all the people who can’t get enough sweets. Although I haven’t dressed up for Halloween in a while, it is still fun to enjoy the spirit and to people watch. We were given a gift card to explore Whole Foods to try some of their candies. They prohibit the use of artificial colorings, sweeteners and preservatives found in most Halloween candies. So if you are looking for an alternative to the traditional big name brands, here are a few options.


Walking around trying to find the candy I found some fun Halloween cakes and fall whoopie pies.…

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D Bar (Hillcrest)

D Bar (Hillcrest)

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It’s funny because my first D Bar experience wasn’t actually in San Diego. A year after they opened in San Diego in 2012 I was on a trip with Anh to Colorado. I received a lot of advice on Chowhound and one of the places we stopped by was the original D Bar in Denver. They have since relocated to a bigger space in Denver. I didn’t realize the D Bar in San Diego was under the same ownership as the D Bar in Denver until after we got back from our trip.…

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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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Taste of Hillcrest Giveaway!

Taste of Hillcrest Giveaway!

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I still remember attending my first Taste of Hillcrest a few years back. I was a kid in the candy store on a mission: try to sample as many restaurants as possible before I spontaneously combust. I think I got to about thirty different places that day. The 15th Annual Taste of Hillcrest is right around the corner on Saturday, April 18th from noon to 4:00pm. There will be over 40 different food vendors featured! How many great eats will you get your hands on? Check out the list below for all the vendors signed up so far.…

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Daddy’s Hot Dogs Revisit (Hillcrest)

Daddy’s Hot Dogs Revisit (Hillcrest)

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Daddy’s Hot Dogs has been serving some of the best hot dogs San Diego has ever seen since the end of 2011. The place isn’t huge, nor does it have a lot of decor. But don’t let the simplicity fool you. William is a serious chef and stands by his dogs. In fact, he almost has as much pride in his dogs as he does his kids! We visited him early on when he first opened and try to come back as often as we can to see how he’s doing, and of course to see what he’s been cooking.…

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Ritual Juicebox (Hillcrest)

Ritual Juicebox (Hillcrest)

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We were invited to Ritual Juicebox in Hillcrest for a tasting when they first offered their plant based food back early in December, but we unfortunately couldn’t make it. They offered to host us at a more convenient time and we recently paid them a visit to see what kind of healthy creations they were cooking up. If you haven’t started on your New Year’s resolution to eat healthier yet, this may be the place to kick start your goal. Lainey Gaura, manager and Executive Chef was there to be our guide as she prepared various food items while we sat down and sampled many of their fresh organic juices they offer.…

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French Concession (Hillcrest)

French Concession (Hillcrest)

I heard about a new Dim Sum style restaurant opening in Hillcrest and when we got invited to French Concession, Michael and I perked up with the thought of better Dim Sum in San Diego.  French Concession is on 5th Ave. where the old Celadon used to be.  To be honest, we’re a little snobby when it comes to Dim Sum.  Any San Diego restaurant serving Dim Sum is immediately compared to their competition over 100 miles away in San Gabriel.  Could French Concession fill the void for excellent Dim Sum in San Diego?…

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Trick or Cheese! The Tillamook Loaf Love Tour In SD At D-Bar!

Trick or Cheese! The Tillamook Loaf Love Tour In SD At D-Bar!

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Hey folks!  Happy Almost Halloween!  Tillamook is going to be in town tomorrow to celebrate their 4th Annual Loaf Love Tour.  They’re traveling all over the country making stops in different cities to give everyone a taste of what Tillamook has to offer.

Here’s some more information about the event:

Loaf Love Tillaween
Date: Thursday, Oct. 31st
Time: 4-7p.m.
Where: D Bar Hillcrest: 3930 5th Ave. San Diego, CA 92103
Details:
• FREE Tillamook Cheddar Grilled Cheese
• A Loaf Love Tour mini bus will be parked outside D Bar and Brand Ambassadors will be handing out smile stick masks, cheese coupons and swag
• A giant cheese mascot aka.…

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