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Poke Etc. – National City

Poke Etc. – National City

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Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you probably aware that poke it all the rage these days in San Diego.

It’s interesting because there was such limited options for poke just a couple years ago, and now there’s probably close to a dozen options now.

One interesting restaurant (and store) that caught our attention was Poke Etc. in National City.

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Inside they have a full Hawaiian menu with traditional plate lunches and sides.

They also have a breakfast menu which looks delicious as well.

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Just behind the main counter, they have a poke bar which houses a few different ones.  …

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The Great Thai BBQ – National City

The Great Thai BBQ – National City

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Finally some legit Thai food in the South Bay!  The Great Thai BBQ is National City’s latest Thai restaurant to open.  Ever since moving South to CV, we’ve been craving the great Thai menus we used to be near: Sab-e-lee (Linda Vista), J&T Thai Street Food (near USD), Amarin Thai (Hillcrest), or Taste of Thai (Del Mar).

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So, check this out.  A HUGE Thai Iced Tea!  Better yet, it was really good in flavor and the perfect sweetness to half/half ratio.  I’d definitely order again and again.

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This was their version of Tom Yum soup (a popular Thai soup that combines both sour savory).  …

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Kyoto Japanese Market – Poke Bowls

Kyoto Japanese Market – Poke Bowls

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Kyoto Gift & Food is a Japanese Market located just West of the 805 freeway in National City, CA.  It took us awhile to find this place because it’s touted more as a market, rather than an eatery.  However, I’d say it should be known for both.  
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Just inside the market there is a small room in the back which houses their sushi production.  The market is run by a nice Japanese “mom and pop”.  Inside looks like a market you might find on the Island of Maui, with lots of traditional Japanese foods, snacks, and of course sushi.…

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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!!

SD Breakfast MCD

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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Family House of Pancakes

Family House of Pancakes

A year later and I’m still exploring all the little nooks in the South Bay.  One place that we’ve gone to a couple times is Family House of Pancakes.  It’s a solid, old school, pancake house with no frills.  But, their food is served piping hot and delicious!

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On our most recent trip with our family, I decided to try their coconut waffle (they have a Belgium option too).  It was a decent size and plenty of coconut and powered sugar to satisfy my morning sweet tooth.  Like most breakfast places, the waffles and pancakes are served with whipped butter.  …

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Goody’s Sushi

Goody’s Sushi

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I must admit, living further South these days makes it a bit more challenging to find great San Diego food without driving 20+ minutes.  Thankfully, we just found Goody’s Sushi and Grill and it’s not too far away in National City.

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Goody’s is located in a simple strip mall and the inside is simple and quaint.  I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect, but once food started arriving I got more and more excited.

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We started off with the garlic edamame.  It was incredibly tasty and the carmelized garlic really made the flavors pop.  …

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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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