ACQUA al 2

I wish I could say I ate Italian food more often but the truth of the matter is that I simply don’t. I don’t consume pasta and don’t usually eat all that much cheese so going out to a nice Italian restaurant hasn’t really been my thing (friends will gripe and attest to that). I’ve heard of Acqua al 2 (pronounced ah-cua alh do-ay) as friend’s parents went to their original location in Florence. The restaurant is still alive and well in Italy. The parents loved the food there and actually visited the Gaslamp location some years ago. I had seen Acqua al 2 many times when I was clubbing it up in the Gaslamp (that’s totally not a truthful statement – I saw the restaurant many times at the mercy of getting lost driving around Gaslamp). So I was curious and open minded when I had an opportunity to try out this Italian restaurant.

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FuAn Garden

FuAn Garden opened some time ago in Convoy. I am not sure why I have never visited up until now. I like spicy foods and am always excited when a new Chinese restaurant opens here in San Diego so not sure about the delay. I was in the area so decided to meet CDJ for a quick lunch here at FuAn Garden. He always asks why Asians like to eat spicier than frek foods on a humid day.

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Wow Wow Waffle (LJ Farmers Market)

I didn’t think I could see more food vendors at the La Jolla Open Aire Market. So imagine my surprise when I saw Wow Wow Waffle towards the back of the market by the food court. I hadn’t heard of Wow Wow Waffle before but their displayed mason jars of various ice cold lemonade completely caught my eye and attention.

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Grater Grilled Cheese – Pacific Beach, CA


This is a an honest to goodness true snipit of a grilled cheese convo I had with sister last year.

me: ‘ I can make you THE BEST grilled cheese you’ve ever had. Better than yours. You wanna bet’.
sis: ‘ That’s the most ridiculous statement you idiot’
me: ‘ What. Why. ‘
sis: ‘ First, you don’t eat carbs. Two, you have NEVER made a grilled cheese sandwich in your life.’

I had read somewhere you can make a killer grilled sandwich (be it a club, turkey, grilled cheese) by using mayo instead of butter to brown the bread. Obviously, sis thought that idea was lame and insisted her grilled cheese sandwich is far more superior to mine. Hence why I was excited to try out the newly opened Grater Grilled Cheese in Pacific Beach and rub it in sis’ face.  Continue reading Grater Grilled Cheese – Pacific Beach, CA

La Jolla Open Aire Market (Part 2)

Part II of the La Jolla Open Aire Market continues on today’s post. These will be mostly pics of quite a bit of what we saw and tried on our last visit here.   Continue reading La Jolla Open Aire Market (Part 2)

Karl Strauss – Sorrento Valley

A friend works in the Sorrento Valley area so she asked if we could meet for lunch at Karl Strauss. I’m not a big fan of this restaurant and I heard the place gets packed during work week lunch. Friend assured me there’s good looking guys in suits whom eat at Karl Strauss so we should most definitely go. I shrugged as that sounded terrible at the moment but then she said she’d treat so alright. What’s with shrugging these days – it seems to get me my way for some reason.   Continue reading Karl Strauss – Sorrento Valley


The 3rd annual Latin Food Fest Grande Tasting 2015 was held this year at San Diego’s Broadway Pier. The weather in San Diego had been almost perfect all week. The humidity had left us but we were struck with warmer temps come Friday. Saturday was no exception as the heat wave seemed to penetrate the entire city. No matter though as the beautiful gusts of harbor wind was much loved and appreciated that day at the Latin Food Fest Grande Tasting.   Continue reading LATIN FOOD FEST GRANDE TASTING 2015

La Jolla Open Aire Market (Donut Bar, Mojito Coffee, Crepes…)

If you’ve read this blog long enough, you know Sundays are tricky for me. I have conflicting thoughts when I’m at church (food related so get yo mind outta the gutter) so friends came up with what they call a Social Experiment for Fayesfork. Instead of day dreaming about food, during church service, why not try eating before service. I’m not sure how that’s exactly a Social Experiment but more to follow on that. La Jolla Open Aire Market is held every Sunday in downtown La Jolla from 9a-1p. Friend said this Farmers Market would  be the destination for the Social Experiment that particular Sunday.

On a side note, I’ve recently learned how to use Instagram. Go ahead and get the scoffing, jokes, making fun of me outta your system. I’ll give you a minute. I opened the account some months ago but never post anything because it felt like a lot of work. So I was surprised when I noticed comments and followers on the account. I literally was like ‘what the hell is that pound sign before the donut word (in that comment)‘.   Continue reading La Jolla Open Aire Market (Donut Bar, Mojito Coffee, Crepes…)

Karina’s Mexican Seafood

I was invited to try out Karina’s Mexican Seafood and was pretty excited as this seafood restaurant has been on my bucket list for years. Karina’s Mexican Seafood has been notorious for two things : 1) beautiful servers and 2) ceviche. I was able to bring a plus 1 and called CDJ. When I asked if he wanted to try Karina’s his reply was ‘who is that’.

me: ” It’s kinda like the Mexican Hooters…”
him: (interrupts me) “I’m in”
me: “…that serves ceviche, seaf….”
him: “I’M IN”
me: “…seafood, it’s in down…”
him:” stop talking you had me at Hooters”   Continue reading Karina’s Mexican Seafood

Prepkitchen – La Jolla, CA

I knew there was a Prepkitchen in La Jolla but I just didn’t know where. I was in the area some weeks ago for a comedy show and was going to meet my plus 1 here at Prepkitchen before we headed to the show just up the street. I kinda got stood up but all things worked out well as dinner & watching a show alone can build strong character (oh my gawwwwd….doesn’t that sound like what a mom says to the kid when kid’s been dumped). Joking aside, I did have one of the most amazing caesar salads at Prepkitchen that night and the comedy show was great.  Continue reading Prepkitchen – La Jolla, CA

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