YELP EVENTS

Seasons 52 (Yelp Event) – La Jolla, CA

You either love or hate Yelp. You either love, hate, or put up with Yelpers. Or you secretly look at Yelp but don’t admit it. I’ve been yelping for so long that I don’t agree or disagree with those statements. The events Yelp hosts with restaurants tend to be memorable. It’s a way for an… Read More Seasons 52 (Yelp Event) – La Jolla, CA

American

Thyme in the Ranch – Rancho Santa Fe, CA

I’ve been feeling quietly blessed the last few weeks. Those are the best blessings. My mind tends to race when I get nervous or when stress takes over. Often times I feel I’m sinking but then feel strong hands grabbing under my armpits to lift me back up. A good friend is getting married at… Read More Thyme in the Ranch – Rancho Santa Fe, CA

POKE

Pokewan – Del Mar, CA

Pokewan recently opened in the Del Mar Highlands shopping center. The poke shop is located on the bottom level next to the yogurt store and Pappalecco (which does anyone else read/enunciate as Poppa Let Go). Pokewan has received decent reviews. The owners also have a stake in Love Boat Sushi. I visited one late afternoon… Read More Pokewan – Del Mar, CA

Supermarkets

99 Ranch Market – (2nd San Diego location)

Can anyone else relate to the following observation. Asians call this supermarket 99 Ranch. Non-Asians call it Ranch 99. It’s just what I’ve personally noticed in my circle of friends. I was excited when I heard 99 Ranch Market opening a new location just a few miles from their original San Diego location. I actually… Read More 99 Ranch Market – (2nd San Diego location)

Japanese

Boto Sushi Del Mar

We noticed Boto Sushi Del Mar had opened sometime ago in this revamped plaza. The restaurant is located towards the back of the plaza by Vons. There’s plenty of parking. We’ve visited twice in the past months for their lunch specials as well as a few other dishes.

Asian

Tasty Pot – Mira Mesa, CA

Friends and I all met for a quick lunch one afternoon. I was stressed from work and needed a break. Tasty Pot recently opened in Mira Mesa. I’ve heard of their Convoy location but never wanted to try them out. I’m over the hot pot craze (for the time being). But we figured we give Tasty… Read More Tasty Pot – Mira Mesa, CA

American

BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse – La Jolla, CA

My appetite the last few weeks has been a bit off. I haven’t been as hungry so discovering new places to eat hasn’t been a priority. Friends have been wanting to try out BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse so we finally had a chance to visit (twice) in the last week. BJ’s Restaurant is located in… Read More BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse – La Jolla, CA

American

The Clubhouse Grill @ Fairmont Grand Del Mar

I’m not into hotel restaurants as they’re usually fancy and expensive. Grand Del Mar has been known for it’s grandeur. I’ve had friends visit their fancy restaurant for special occasions and tell me how expensive things were. That was beyond my budget. A blogger friend told me the hotel has a coffee shop that’s affordable… Read More The Clubhouse Grill @ Fairmont Grand Del Mar

Italian

Piacere Mio Del Sur

A friend was back in town so we decided to meet for lunch the other afternoon. Piacere Mio Del Sur recently opened in the 4S Ranch development. The restaurant has been receiving nice reviews. They offer fresh pastas and even have a Design your Pasta option. Friend loves pasta so we decided to try Piacere… Read More Piacere Mio Del Sur

American

Urban Plates – La Jolla, CA

I visited Urban Plates over the weekend. I can’t even remember why I was in the area. Probably because I was too cheap this weekend to turn on the a/c so I was looking for places that had it blasting in their establishments. I have seen Urban Plates expand over the years. We were huge… Read More Urban Plates – La Jolla, CA