Mexican

Lucha Libre Gourmet Taco Shop ( + Restaurant Week 2014 picks)- San Diego, CA

It’s a running joke in my circle of friends that I get ‘sad face’ when I eat Mexican food. I’ve tried really hard over the years to love it. Or even like it. All my friends do the midnight runs for Mexican food and they swear by all restaurants ending in ‘tos’ (Albertos, Rigobertos, etc).… Read More Lucha Libre Gourmet Taco Shop ( + Restaurant Week 2014 picks)- San Diego, CA

Asian, Chinese, Lunch

Best Taste of China (Lunch Specials) – Mira Mesa, CA

I haven’t been here in ages but had a craving for spicy food this week. Best Taste of China is located in Mira Mesa so it’s an easy drive for me for a lunch break. They have a lunch special menu with three price categories: $4.99, $5.99, and $6.99. They also have buy 3, get… Read More Best Taste of China (Lunch Specials) – Mira Mesa, CA

American, Happy Hour, Ramblings

Searsucker (Happy Hour 2 + Kitchen trinkets ramblings) – Del Mar, CA

I knew Searsucker would be my new place to frequent for Happy Hour. My last visit there with the girls was a lot of fun and we all enjoyed the prices and quality of the HH food. I’ve been back a few times to try out more of their Happy Hour items.      – outside… Read More Searsucker (Happy Hour 2 + Kitchen trinkets ramblings) – Del Mar, CA

Asian, Chinese, Chinese Breakfast, Ramblings

Chef Zhu ( Chinese Breakfast + Zodiac ramblings ) – Del Mar, CA

I was so excited to hear about this restaurant in Del Mar. Chef Zhu occupies the Double Happiness restaurant that is or used to be there. I was a bit confused b/c there were still signs out front that promoted Double Happiness’ take out special.

Burgers, Italian

Cucina Enoteca ( Revisit & $14 Burger + Moretti Beer special) – Del Mar, CA

CUCINA ENOTECA – DEL MAR, CA Happy New Year 2014 folks… NYE was surprisingly fun for me and a friend. She texted me 12/31 asking me what I was doing and I said excitedly ‘Nothing’ (note sarcasm here). She has a long standing tradition of not sitting home alone or in pj’s (ahem) drinking cheap… Read More Cucina Enoteca ( Revisit & $14 Burger + Moretti Beer special) – Del Mar, CA

Ramblings, Random

Is it REALLY almost 2014?? (+ food for thought ramblings )

I’ve been working on a few posts but can’t seem to finish any of them. The time between Christmas and New Years seems to be like the Twilight Zone doesn’t it? Anyhow, I was working on a post for a revisit to Cucina Enoteca recently and as I was typing a description about a dish,… Read More Is it REALLY almost 2014?? (+ food for thought ramblings )

Asian, Chinese, Christmas

Flavor Garden ( Xian Bing / Soupy Meat Pie quest ) – Alhambra, CA

My drives to LA have been wretched lately. I’m not sure if I jinxed myself by writing all those times how easy, quick, and great those drives used to be. Dang it. I jinxed it.  The drives up lately have taken more than 3+ hours. Sigh. I was in LA earlier this week to pick… Read More Flavor Garden ( Xian Bing / Soupy Meat Pie quest ) – Alhambra, CA

Christmas

Merry Christmas 2013 !

It’s been a lazy Christmas morning for me and I don’t think I would have it any other way. This week blew by so quickly that it’s hard to believe that TODAY is actually Christmas. I taught the kid’s Sunday school the other week and it was actually about the story of Christmas (yes!). I… Read More Merry Christmas 2013 !

American

Puck’s Tavern ( Test Dinner ) – Anaheim (Honda Center), CA

My earliest memories of Wolfgang Puck was in college. One of the University’s dining areas had Wolfgang’s pizza and salads. I remember the food being really expensive AND their Chinois chicken salad being really spicy (wasabi-spicy). My college buddies and I used to joke that we would make a special trip to Cut (Puck’s famous… Read More Puck’s Tavern ( Test Dinner ) – Anaheim (Honda Center), CA

Happy Hour, Italian

Mia Francesca (Happy Hour…kinda) – Del Mar, CA

It’s nice to have friends who live close to you b/c it’s pretty easy to decide on where to meet up for dinner/drinks. We had such a fun time at Searsucker that we decided to try our luck at another restaurant in the same strip mall. I’ve been to Mia Francesca a few times and… Read More Mia Francesca (Happy Hour…kinda) – Del Mar, CA