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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 […]


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Ruen Pair (Los Angeles)

Hello, I was lucky to go back to my old stomping grounds recently and decided to get some yummy Thai food in Thai town. My old high school friend introduced me to this place years ago and I think to thank him every single time I get a chance to come back. It has to […]


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A Little Hawaiian Detour…

Taking a little time off in Hawaii this week.  Here are a few delicious things I’ve been eating! Saimin with wonton from Palace Saimin  BBQ Beef Sticks from Palace Saimin  Lomi Lomi Salmon from Ono Seafood Market 1/2 Shoyu Poke and 1/2 Hawaiian Poke over rice from Ono Seafood Market Tomorrow the wife and I will […]


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Hat’s off to The Hat

I first encountered The Hat 15 years ago.  My Dad wanted to grab a quick bite, and said he knew of a little sandwich shop that had the best pastrami.  Sure, why not?  I was expecting a basic pastrami that was dry, salted, and coupled with some rye bread.  Boy, was I wrong!  Wrapped carefully […]


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Tops!

My car took me to Tops recently in Pasadena and I just had to post my discoveries. There is a growing debate amongst my family between The Hat or Tops and after this experience, I am siding with the Tops contingent. Let me explain why. Kobe beef dip sandwich. If you like french dip sandwiches, […]


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