Brazilian

Rei do Gado ( AYCE Brazilian Steakhouse $20 Lunch) – San Diego, CA

Rei do Gado I always go a little bananas when I know I have an AYCE adventure coming up. I over plan. I over research. I overrrr DO. Case in point…Rei do Gado for San Diego Restaurant Week. RDG extended their RW for another week 1/26-1/30/2014. Unlike Fogo de Chao, Rei offers lunch on Sunday and… Read More Rei do Gado ( AYCE Brazilian Steakhouse $20 Lunch) – San Diego, CA

dumplings, recipe

My Grandma’s dumplings (Chinese new year practice-cooking )

I think I’m getting siccccck…this warm weather during the day and cold weather at night has done a doozey on me. Hopefully everyone is keeping healthy… My best friend HK came down in their big ol’ RV last weekend to visit me. HK and I didn’t know if we would be able to see each other… Read More My Grandma’s dumplings (Chinese new year practice-cooking )

Asian, Ramblings, Taiwanese

Yu’s Garden ( Chef takes lunch break during lunch? + my ballet flats) – San Diego, CA

Ohhh how I’ve been wanting to try this newly opened Taiwanese restaurant. I actually first heard about it from reader Ben. Kirbie and Kirk also did an early review on this Yu’s Garden as well. I was in the area late the other day and stopped by. I was alone, didn’t have any cash (this… Read More Yu’s Garden ( Chef takes lunch break during lunch? + my ballet flats) – San Diego, CA

Happy Hour, Italian, Ramblings

Davanti Enoteca ( Happy Hour + Hedgie operation surgery ) – Del Mar, CA

DAVANTI ENOTECA – DEL MAR, CA I’m the one in the group that usually plans a get-together and decides on the place we’re all going to meet up. It’s nice b/c 1) you know you’ll choose a place *you* will like and 2) it’s nice being in charge 🙂 The girls lately have been planning… Read More Davanti Enoteca ( Happy Hour + Hedgie operation surgery ) – Del Mar, CA

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 )