It’s been almost a month with my new camera and so far I am really digging it. I’m still learning where all the settings are in the various menu’s, but overall, the Olympus OM-D EM-5 MII is very easy to use. The electronic view finder and lcd are awesome to be able to see how the image is going to come out before you shoot. Go technology. On this day Anh and I visited Holsem Coffee which has been on the list for quite some time now. Michael and I tried to go way back when we ate across the street at The Safehouse.…Read more
Alright friends, we’ve got a special scoop on San Diego’s newest Ice Cream shop about to make waves across the county. Meet Lil’ Dipper!
Darren and I had just finished up a great meal tonight at Un Mundo (review coming soon) when we noticed a sign across the street in the adjacent shopping center…. Lil’ Dipper. Since I always have a second stomach for dessert, we decided to walk across to check it out. (It was National Dessert Day after all!)
We were immediately greeted by two friendly woman, Barb (the President) and Susan (VP of Communications & Strategy) who welcomed us in with open arms, “Want to try some samples?”
Back in the day a trip up to LA or the SGV area wasn’t complete without a visit to 85°C. But over the last year or two, our visits have become less frequent. And nothing really changed up there. They sell the same quality tasty treats. The lines were as long as they ever were. Did we just get over it or would we be more inclined to visit more often if there was one closer to us? They’ve been in town since November of last year and we’ve only been once…
When we used to go about once a month these would usually come home with us.…Read more
Our favorite French Patisserie, Le Parfait Paris, has finally unveiled it’s newest storefront in the heart of downtown San Diego. It’s been a special project in the works for the past year or so, but I assure you the wait has been well worth it. Darren and I recently went to checkout the new location and definitely were not disappointed. The new location is stunning. With clean lines, colorful delights, and tall windows, the space couldn’t be more inviting. They are also open late on weekends!
We were greeted with some classic delights, as well as some new ones too. …Read more
My apologies. I didn’t do something I meant to last time…Happy New Year! Silly silly me. Hope the people that make New Years resolutions are successful so far. 2014 is going to be a dusey! On to Harry’s Coffee Shop. Harry’s is located right on Girard Ave. in La Jolla. I must have passed it a million times without noticing it. I’m glad we got to see firsthand what a typical morning service is like, and perhaps what it’s been like since 1960. Yes they’ve been around a long time and even have a parking lot out back.…Read more
Not sure if you remember our Facebook Poll earlier about defining yourself as a foodie. Most of the people identify themselves as the “Discoverer”, who is always in search of new, local and ethnic food. At SDF, we are always fond of discovering new places and food that we’ve never been to and ate before. That’s why when we go to lunch, we like to mix up our options with old places and new places.
So the other day, we went to a new place, where not one of us had been before.…Read more
Although Michael and Darren frequent the Liberty Station shopping area near Point Loma, I have never been. This was my first time was to Con Pane and it was a perfect sunny San Diego day to go out for lunch.
When we arrived, there was a small line of people waiting to get their lunch.
I studied every item on the menu closely, and I decided on the Roasted Turkey Sandwich. Oh, but wait, it’s not just deciding which sandwich you want. It’s also choosing what kind of bread you would like for your sandwich to be made of.…
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.…