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Nicky Rottens Bar & Burger Joint – Coronado

Nicky Rottens Bar & Burger Joint – Coronado

I heard of Nicky Rottens Bar & Burger Joint, but never visited before. There are three locations in San Diego, however, two of them are operated independently of the other. The location we visited is on Coronado. I always welcome an opportunity to visit the island.

If sports watching is what you seek, they have you more than covered here with tv’s galore scattered throughout the restaurant bar.

Buffalo Wings: Natural Farm Raised Wings Served with Ranch and Bleu Cheese Dressing

Wings! Always a must for me. We ordered two varieties, medium and spicy barbecue.…

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Royale With Cheese – University Heights

Royale With Cheese – University Heights

“You know what they call a quarter pounder with cheese in Paris?” A royale with cheese. A Pulp Fiction scene immediately came to mind when we decided to check out Royale With Cheese during Burger Week, which ended on March 12th. We already were planning on a visit here so it was a bonus Burger Week happened to be going on at the same time.

It was a bright and shiny day in San Diego and people were out and about enjoying this fine city we call home.

Royale with Cheese is a little hard to find from the street.…

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Carnitas’ Snack Shack – Del Mar

Carnitas’ Snack Shack – Del Mar

This is later post as it has been a little busy around here lately. Another favorite of ours is Carnitas’ Snack Shack in North Park. It seemed like yesterday when Michael and I used to go to lunch before there was any substantial seating in the back. Now they have a second location in Del Mar, with parking! That is one of the best things I was looking forward to before I drove up to this location.

Anh and I had planned on ordering the standard burger and tacos but specials always tend to ruin my well laid out plans.…

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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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Bacon and Barrels 2015

Bacon and Barrels 2015

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It has been two long years since we attended a bacon inspired festival. The last time we went to Bacon Fest at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, the dessert inspired bacon samples far outweighed the savory ones. In moderation that’s fine, but I’d much rather have it flipped. Michael and I are not huge drinkers which meant we were here for the “bacon” part and not the “barrels.” Beware, lots of pictures in this Bacon and Barrels post.DSC_0090

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It took place on the Saturday of Mother’s Day weekend and turned out to be a wonderful day weatherwise.…

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Pillbox Tavern (Solana Beach)

Pillbox Tavern (Solana Beach)

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We were invited up to Pillbox Tavern & Grill a few weeks ago in Solana Beach. They opened their doors late last year with Chef Shelly Velez heading up the kitchen. It was a new experience for us since we rarely find ourselves up in Solana Beach. I really dig the beachy vibe I got near Pillbox Tavern. They got their name from the famous beach break down below.

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Once everyone cleared out I pounced and took a picture of the bar. It isn’t a huge place, but I kind of like it that way.…

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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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Smashburger (Mission Valley)

Smashburger (Mission Valley)

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Our last review of Smashburger was almost three years ago and in that post I mentioned that it deserved another try maybe three years later.  So here we are, almost three years later visiting Smashburger once again.  Would we notice anything different?

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The menu appears to be similar from our last visit.  If you aren’t familiar with Smashburger, they are a nationwide burger chain that pride themselves on quality, never frozen 100% angus beef, artisan buns, a variety of cheeses, and fresh produce.  They want to stand out from all the other fast food chains and deliver on a more specialized product, while not breaking the bank in the process.  …

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