Ever since my old DSLR (almost 10 years!) decided it was time to retire, I have been on a hunt for a more compact mirrorless camera I can take around whenever we eat out or when we go on vacation. The Sony a6300 had my eye and I was one Amazon click away from it being at my front door. I took a took a complete 180 and eventually settled on the Olympus OM-D E-M5. California Pizza Kitchen was the first outing I got to use my new toy and I hope to learn my way around the new controls and features soon.…Read more
Recently we have heard great things about Blaze Pizza from various friends and family and actually were invited to try it a while back. Finally we had a chance to stop by the location on Balboa Ave., right across the street from 85c and Chicken Charlie’s. There is a ton of seating both inside and out.
In 2012 we heard about this fast style of pizza where you could add your own toppings and they’d bake it for you. The first place we tried it was at 800 degrees in Westwood.…
It has been almost exactly one year since Pizzeria Mozza opened in downtown San Diego. After a short stay, they are closing their doors at the end of the month on November 30th. According to their Facebook page, “the gospel of Mozza pizza did not adequately spread to the people of San Diego.” I wanted to put something up here for people on the fence who have never gone to the restaurant and were thinking of visiting before they closed. I believe a restaurant is only good as the food and service they provide.…Read more
The California Pizza Kitchen in Solana Beach is one of the first in the country to undergo what they call the “Recipe for Reimagination.” Not only is the design updated from the decor to the seating arrangements, but there are also new menu items, including seasonal options.
It was the first time I’ve been to the Solana Beach location, and immediately I noticed it had a much more open feel to it. They are rolling out these changes to their other CPK locations and are removing many of the booth style tables, replacing them with regular tables to give them more flexibility with different party sizes.…Read more
Anh and I happened to be in Encinitas a while back and stumbled upon Rosanna’s Fresh Pasta and Pizza. When you’re in areas you don’t normally frequent sometimes you can find some really good stuff!
We noticed a lot of people coming in and out, mostly ordering to go. The place is in the corner of a strip mall and is very unassuming. When you step inside there’s a bunch of wine and other random Italian food products you can purchase.…
Blind Lady Ale House! I’ve been meaning to review this for a while but just never got around to it…until now! Michael and I used to go here for lunch when we worked close by and it was never a problem getting a table fast. It gets pretty busy at night so be warned. As you can see from the wall of beer, they have quite a collection. It’s fun seeing how many you’ve seen or tasted before! I got in a trance for a while staring at it.Read more
Project Pie is the latest in a series of new quick service pizza restaurants to make their entrance into Southern California. Although they may not like my analogy, I think an accurate description is Chipotle meets CPK (California Pizza Kitchen). It is a great concept that I’ve wondered about before, but strange that this hasn’t turned up sooner. Anyhow, Jorgina heard about this new pie shop and we eagerly checked it out. Project pie is located in the neighborhood of Hillcrest (central San Diego). Parking was be a bit of a challenge, but it was worth the extra effort.…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