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San Diego County Farmers Markets

San Diego County Farmers Markets

There are several great San Diego Farmers Markets spread across the county, so when we saw this cool infographic rounding them out, we had to share!

San Diego Farmers Markets

San Diego Farmers Markets

*Courtesy of SoDiegoTours.com (Thanks!)

I’ve been frequenting the Otay Ranch Farmers Market at the mall recently on Tuesdays.  We love getting the Pad-see-Ew from the Thai food vendor and lumpia from Gabina’s (5 for $2).

Which Farmer’s Market is your favorite?  Which vendors do you frequent?

 

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Azucar Cuban Bakery – Custom Order Review

Azucar Cuban Bakery – Custom Order Review

Not only is Azucar great for an impromptu visit for coffee and a pastry, but they also have delicious lunch options like the Cubano sandwich, ground beef filled fried mashed potato balls, and a plethora of sweet treats!  You can check out my previous post here, but this review will cover our recent experience placing a special event order for my son’s 1st birthday and baptism celebration.

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For the party favors, we ordered 7 dozen of my favorite cookie in all of San Diego – Azucar’s salted toffee oatmeal cookie. …

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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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Raglan Public House (Ocean Beach)

Raglan Public House (Ocean Beach)

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Happy belated Halloween! Hope you all had a ghoulishly good time. I can’t believe it is already November. You know what that means right? Thanksgiving is right around the corner, woohoo!

Anyhow, Raglan Public House is about a block southwest from Newport Ave. and Hodad’s in Ocean Beach. A friend of mine was in town and since the line for Hodad’s was as long as it usually is, we decided to venture out and try something different. They have a small eating area around the corner and the dining area has large windows open to the elements of OB.…

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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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Cronuts! A Revisit to Azucar (Ocean Beach)

Cronuts! A Revisit to Azucar (Ocean Beach)

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It was way back in 2011 when Jorgina posted about Azucar in Ocean Beach.  Can’t believe it has been that long.  We haven’t had a follow up post since then, so what better time than now!?  It doesn’t hurt that they hopped on the cronuts train and serve their very own “craynuts” as they like to call them, every Monday at 12:00pm sharp.  Anh and I have been on a mission to try our very own first cronut, but Paris Baguette has failed us a few times by selling out too fast.  …

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BO Beau Kitchen + Bar (Ocean Beach)

BO Beau Kitchen + Bar (Ocean Beach)

It was my friends’ birthday, and one of them requested to try something special and different after having been to several birthday dinners with other friends already. I was scratching my head, trying to find a special place that has great food and a great atmosphere for the birthday girl and boy. We were originally planning  to go to the Himalayan, but they weren’t accepting reservations, and could not guarantee us a table. Then I came across BO Beau Kitchen + Bar in OB. I’ve never heard of it before, but it seemed like a nice place, so we decided to give it a try.…

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Azucar – A Cuban pastry shop in San Diego!

Azucar – A Cuban pastry shop in San Diego!

Happy New Year!  So, I was surfing yelp to find new and interesting places to try, and I stumbled upon Azucar, a Cuban-style patisserie. Since we were going to explore the Sunset Cliffs area, I thought we would make a slight detour before heading to the beach.

And I am so happy to have found you, Azucar! Azucar is like a Porto’s on a small scale with treats that can possibly rival Extraordinary Desserts. And the best part is that it is local – in Ocean Beach on Newport Avenue. Street parking may be a slight challenge and there is a slight San Diego premium added to the prices, but at least you don’t have to deal with the crazy lines and chaos that you often have to encounter when visiting Porto’s.When you step into the little cafe with lime green walls and a modern computerized menu, a glass display case of all their desserts greets you.

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