Chinese

Dumpling Hut – San Diego, CA

Sis and I have had epic auto-correct fails. Case in point, I texted her that we’re at Dumping Hut for lunch. You’d think she’d find that amusing but no. She just takes it as another opportunity to laugh and shame me – all via text. I don’t think San Diego can ever, EVER, have enough… Read More Dumpling Hut – San Diego, CA

BREWERY

Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Escondido, CA

Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens Gosh that’s a long restaurant name ain’t it. Friends and I had time to meet for a long lunch so we decided to meet here at Stone Brewing as they’ve known my non-existent desire to try another brewery. But hey, if there’s a restaurant inside the brewery, then that’s… Read More Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Escondido, CA

Vietnamese

K SANDWICHES – SAN DIEGO, CA

It’s about time I finally visited this Vietnamese bakery of sorts. I’ve seen it many times (more like drove past it many times). My banh mi posts in the past have always asked if the banh mi bread is baked in- house or not. V called K Sandwiches the other morning to confirm their bread… Read More K SANDWICHES – SAN DIEGO, CA

Japanese

Okada-Ya Takoyaki – Mira Mesa (Farmer’s Market)

I’m trying to remember how and when I was introduced to the wonderful goodness of octopus fritters. We didn’t eat takoyaki much when we were little and I think I only started eating them after college. I came across Okada-ya Takoyaki at the Mira Mesa Farmers Market many years ago. I was tentative, back then, to… Read More Okada-Ya Takoyaki – Mira Mesa (Farmer’s Market)

American

The Cheesecake Factory (happy birthday sis) – PASADENA, CA

I wouldn’t normally write about food at The Cheesecake Factory. Who hasn’t eaten there right. We’re all pretty familiar with this humungously popular food chain. Plus, the wait to just get a table can be over an hour. No thank you. But, when baby sis quietly says she wants to go to The Cheesecake Factory… Read More The Cheesecake Factory (happy birthday sis) – PASADENA, CA

SPANISH

MOLA SPANISH BISTRO (+ fun news Ramblings) – DEL MAR, CA

Sometimes meeting a close girlfriend for dinner can be the perfect date you waited for all week. Catching up and sharing stories with a chick is so different than sharing with a dude right. I hadn’t seen this friend in months so I suggested Mola Spanish Bistro in Del Mar. They seemed to have a… Read More MOLA SPANISH BISTRO (+ fun news Ramblings) – DEL MAR, CA

Japanese

Roboto Tokyo Grill – San Diego, CA

I swear your eyes will read what *you* want your eyes to read versus what is actually written on paper. Case in point, I read Roboto Tokyo Grill as YAKITORI TOKYO GRILL. Smart right. I was in the area meeting someone and we both decided to  have lunch at this newly opened restaurant a few… Read More Roboto Tokyo Grill – San Diego, CA

Vietnamese

Cali Baguette Express – Mira Mesa, CA

I think I can officially say my banh mi binges are over. It was getting kinda scary in the beginning. I’m not saying I don’t still enjoy a banh mi sandwich – I’m just saying I think I’ve tuckered out on ’em (at least for the moment). I have seen and passed by Cali Baguette… Read More Cali Baguette Express – Mira Mesa, CA

COFFEE

Bad Ass Coffee of Hawaii – Rancho Penasquitos, CA

I’ve been on a quest to save money by not getting my daily iced coffee from Starbucks. I also made a promise to my mom that I’d stop using splenda in any drink as she thinks artificial sweetener will make you grow another toe (or something like that). I’ve gotten into the habit of making my… Read More Bad Ass Coffee of Hawaii – Rancho Penasquitos, CA

Mediterranean

CALIBANZO HUMMUS & GRILL – SCRIPPS RANCH, CA

I’ve had my eye on this restaurant for several months now. I didn’t think much about Calibanzo Hummus & Grill at first as I thought it would be all about hummus which isn’t exactly my favorite thing. Calibanzo Hummus & Grill opened about 2-3 months ago and the reviews I’ve seen thus far seem mostly… Read More CALIBANZO HUMMUS & GRILL – SCRIPPS RANCH, CA