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Grater Grilled Cheese in La Jolla

Grater Grilled Cheese in La Jolla

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Who doesn’t love grilled cheese?  Ooey, gooey, and cheezy goodness always puts a big smile on our face.

Recently Darren and I had the opportunity to check out Grater Grilled Cheese in  La Jolla.

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This quaint grilled cheese shop is decorated brightly to remind you of cheese!

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You order up front at the counter and receive a number.

There was no one there when we got there, but it the queue grew quickly once we sat down.

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Tomato Basil Bisque

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The “Basic 5” with butter fried lobster, snow crab and our signature Sierra Nevada pale ale chipotle aioli.

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Cinnaholic – Mission Valley

Cinnaholic – Mission Valley

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Last week Darren and I had the opportunity to visit Cinnaholic in Mission Valley.

If you’re wondering why this sounds familiar, you may have seen them on Shark Tank last season!

They are located in the Mission Valley mall nearby the Macy’s and Nordstrom Rack wing.

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Since I was on Daddy duty this day, I decided to bring along Lil K and Lil L.

Once we placed our order, they wasted no time climbing up on the bar to watch their mini cinnamon rolls being prepared!

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Cinnaholic specializes in fresh cinnamon rolls using the freshest ingredients.…

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San Diego Poke Company – Grantville

San Diego Poke Company – Grantville

The poke craze is here to stay. Blink twice and you might miss another shop popping up around the corner. Good thing for us fish lovers, there’s a lot of fresh seafood to be had in San Diego. With so much variety, I do not think I’ll ever get tired of it. San Diego Poke Company is a relatively new company which started out at farmer’s markets. They did so well they started a brick and mortar store a few months back. The owner, Yohei, came from a technical background but decided to shift gears and pursue something a little more fun.…

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California Pizza Kitchen – Fashion Valley

California Pizza Kitchen – Fashion Valley

Ever since my old DSLR (almost 10 years!) decided it was time to retire, I have been on a hunt for a more compact mirrorless camera I can take around whenever we eat out or when we go on vacation. The Sony a6300 had my eye and I was one Amazon click away from it being at my front door. I took a took a complete 180 and eventually settled on the Olympus OM-D E-M5. California Pizza Kitchen was the first outing I got to use my new toy and I hope to learn my way around the new controls and features soon.…

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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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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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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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Woodranch BBQ & Grill (Mission Valley)

Woodranch BBQ & Grill (Mission Valley)

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We got invited to the soft opening for the first Woodranch BBQ in San Diego. They have about sixteen locations, mostly in the Los Angeles area. The restaurant is located in Hazard Center in Mission Valley towards the back of the parking lot where Randy Jones All American Sports Grill used to be.

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The restaurant itself is very dimly lit with the brightest section being the bar. They have an outdoor patio in the back of the restaurant as well.

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Since this was the soft opening all food was complimentary. I remember going to a Woodranch BBQ up in Corona with my family a few years ago.…

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