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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

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Officine Brera ( + Billy Joel concert ramblings) – Los Angeles, CA

I revamped the blog recently. On my own. The story of my life. I tried to hire a WordPress expert but that didn’t get me anywhere. So I had to do it the hard safe way and figure stuff out. That’s what you do when things unknowingly fall apart. A friend had a surprise for… Read More Officine Brera ( + Billy Joel concert ramblings) – Los Angeles, CA

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Barbarella (Brunch) – La Jolla, CA

Happy Good Friday 2017 everyone. Easter is upon us and I’m looking forward to quietly celebrating with family. What’s the most important meal during this time though. You know the answer. Starts with a B and ends with an H. I think I have friends who would guess the wrong answer. Kidding aside, brunch is… Read More Barbarella (Brunch) – La Jolla, CA

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Barbarella Restaurant & Bar

San Diego never ceases to amaze me. I’ve lived in this beautiful city most of my life but there are restaurants/places/sites I still have yet to discover. I’ve visited La Jolla Shores many a times be it with friends, on a first date, for a run on the beach. I have seen Barbarella Restaurant &… Read More Barbarella Restaurant & Bar

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Flour & Barley (Yelp Event) – San Diego, CA

It’s been good to be home. Jet lag is wearing off but I think I’m getting sick (just like everyone else). My mom is in town and she brought back her Lifu (note “HER” lifu – post coming about that). Flour & Barley is an Italian restaurant I had heard buzz about through Yelp. I… Read More Flour & Barley (Yelp Event) – San Diego, CA

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Roma Market – Escondido, CA

What does a girl do when she’s having a bad day with not much of an appetite. She goes to an Italian market to use a gift certificate she previously bought for someone else. Then she orders like a cray cray with the facade of ‘oh yes I’m bringing this *second* sandwich back to my… Read More Roma Market – Escondido, CA

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Dolce at the Highlands

It’s exciting when you see a restaurant take over a brand new place. They get to design and conceptualize that particular space and make it their own. We saw Dolce at the Highlands being constructed some time ago and recently noticed they opened. There were no signs or indication at the location to let anyone… Read More Dolce at the Highlands

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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… Read More ACQUA al 2

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SAVORY KITCHEN (+ hello OG Mango Pie!)- CARMEL VALLEY, CA

I’ve seen the signs for Savory Kitchen up for some time now. We weren’t really sure what this little restaurant was all about. The previous restaurant (Uncle Vinnie’s) had declined over the years and it was hard to see this location struggle. So I wasn’t too excited when Savory Kitchen in Carmel Valley finally opened.… Read More SAVORY KITCHEN (+ hello OG Mango Pie!)- CARMEL VALLEY, CA

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CATANIA COASTAL ITALIAN – LA JOLLA, CA

There are certain streets in La Jolla that remind me of Greek Row in a prestigious Ivy League university. Prospect Street is the Harvard Greek Row, Girard Avenue is the Yale Greek Row, and Fay Street (ya know I had to use a street named after me, minus their error of forgetting to add an… Read More CATANIA COASTAL ITALIAN – LA JOLLA, CA