French

The French Gourmet

Breakfast is a meal that I don’t look forward to as much as, say, lunch or dinner. I used to enjoy going to breakfast alone in the mornings to gather my thoughts before work. I stopped doing that some years ago. The French Gourmet has been around for years. I swear they sold their fruit… Read More The French Gourmet

Mexican

Jorge’s Mexicatessen – Encinitas, CA

When I crave something, I CRAVE it. Like, bad. It’s more important than work, my friends, my mental health. Someone taught me how to make chicken soup some many years ago and I still think that recipe is awesome. But I haven’t found a place in San Diego that makes memorable chicken soup. So cue… Read More Jorge’s Mexicatessen – Encinitas, CA

American

The Landings at Carlsbad

It still surprises me when I come across a restaurant that’s been in existence that I haven’t heard of. Then add (to that surprise) that the restaurant, The Landings at Carlsbad, is located at an airport. Like, literally. I knew Carlsbad had her own private airport but who would have thought there’s an actual full… Read More The Landings at Carlsbad

Caribbean

Tropical Star Restaurant & Specialty Market

Sometimes all I need in life is a good lunch with a good friend. It’s a doable request but I often take it for granted. Deciding what to eat sometimes can consume me (other food bloggers or foodies might attest to that). So it’s a relief when a friend takes charge and says ‘eff it… Read More Tropical Star Restaurant & Specialty Market

American

Suzy Q’s Diner

My favorite breakfast items are probably doused with either hollandaise sauce or country gravy. I don’t know why. I just, like, really love sauces on almost anything. I’m a creature of habit so finding new breakfast locations to try out has been difficult for some reason. So I was curious when I heard about Suzy… Read More Suzy Q’s Diner

Mexican

Casa Sol y Mar – Del Mar, CA

I visited Casa Sol y Mar two years ago with Snooks and Toxie to try their Happy Hour. We all collectively thought the food was mediocre and the staff a bit rude. So there wasn’t ever an urge to return. But a group of friends recently wanted to get together for lunch and one of… Read More Casa Sol y Mar – Del Mar, CA

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

AREPAS, VENEZUELA

Arepex Grill (Venezuelan Arepas) – San Diego ( Mira Mesa Farmers Market)

My knowledge of Venezuelan food is pretty limited. In fact, if you go to the search tab on this website and type in Venezuela, you will find the lame words NOTHING FOUND. I have heard so much about arepas over the years but never had the chance to really try them out. I mean, what… Read More Arepex Grill (Venezuelan Arepas) – San Diego ( Mira Mesa Farmers Market)

Mexican

Vallarta Supermarkets (Ceviches & Torta Cubana) – Escondido, CA

I was hosting a milestone birthday party for my dearest of friends Arrow recently. I wuv him because he’s a no BS kinda dude and he never answers my questions the way *I* want him to answer my questions. No matter how much I act like a brat, he simply shakes his head, laughs and… Read More Vallarta Supermarkets (Ceviches & Torta Cubana) – Escondido, CA

American, Happy Hour, Wine bar

Twisted Vine Bistro & Wine Bar – San Diego (Carmel Valley/PQ), CA

There’s not many wine bars off the 56 fwy in the Carmel Valley and Rancho Penasquitos area. Actually, I don’t think there are any. Twisted Vine Bistro & Wine Bar recently reopened to new management and a remodel of their restaurant. My very good friend SJC and I visited them last Feb 2012 and had… Read More Twisted Vine Bistro & Wine Bar – San Diego (Carmel Valley/PQ), CA