American

Grub Burger Bar – Carmel Mountain, CA

I think a generation of people were heart broken when Oscars left Carmel Mountain. The restaurant was part of the community and many of us had grown up eating their breadsticks, pastas, chicken, etc. We saw signage for Grub Burger Bar but didn’t really give it a second thought. I’m kinda an In N Out… Read More Grub Burger Bar – Carmel Mountain, CA

American

Cusp Dining & Drinks (Happy Hour) – La Jolla, CA

I was meeting a friend and she suggested trying Cusp Dining & Drinks in La Jolla. I visited Cusp years ago and thought the view was fine but the food was meh. They offer happy hour Mon-Sun from 4pm-7pm. The restaurant is located on the 11th floor of Hotel La Jolla. There’s now only a… Read More Cusp Dining & Drinks (Happy Hour) – La Jolla, CA

AYCE, Brazilian

Fogo de Chao ( New Gaucho Lunch $15 AYCE Market Market Table & Feijoada Bar)

I’ve visited Fogo de Chao way more times than I’d like to remember. I was there with family just last Mother’s Day for lunch. Service was great but I think I just over-meated out. The salad bar didn’t seem as phenomenal and the plethora of people at the salad bar made it difficult to enjoy.… Read More Fogo de Chao ( New Gaucho Lunch $15 AYCE Market Market Table & Feijoada Bar)

American

The Broken Yolk Cafe – Del Mar, CA

Hope everyone had a fun Memorial Day weekend. I kept myself lazy which was actually quite hard to do. I finally broke that lazy cycle with the help of Cdj on Monday when he called me at 6:30a to plan a hike. It was actually an amazing hike with fun finds and the ocean mist,… Read More The Broken Yolk Cafe – Del Mar, CA

American

Ignite Bistro – Carlsbad, CA

Cdj had a birthday recently and I wanted to surprise him with as many gifts possible. The surprises included: him choosing a movie at a fancy movie place (without me criticizing about his movie pick), a nice lunch (without me judging him for his pick), and parasailing adventure at Torrey Pines Gliderport (without me nagging… Read More Ignite Bistro – Carlsbad, CA

American

High Dive Bar and Grill (Ballast Point Tap Takeover)

I’m always looking for the cool, dungy dive bar that I can walk into and just feel like I’m one of the ‘regulars’. I’m not exactly known to be a dive bar-y kinda gal (the decor clashes with my J Crew outfit – just kidding) but I do love me some good ol’ greasy bar… Read More High Dive Bar and Grill (Ballast Point Tap Takeover)

Mediterranean

House of Bites – San Diego (Miramar), CA

I’ll take up any opportunity to try out a new hole in the wall in Miramar. I used to work in the area so this part of town holds a special place in this blogger’s food obsessed heart. I hadn’t heard of House of Bites and read favorable reviews about this Mediterranean and Italian (?)… Read More House of Bites – San Diego (Miramar), CA

FOODVENTURES, TASTING EVENTS

Farmer’s Market Foodventure (Cook with Jason)

Farmers Market has been my thing this year. You can search this blog and see how I’ve fallen in love with getting lost at a farmers market (alone or with someone). So I was really curious when I received an invite to try out Farmer’s Market Foodventure at Solana Beach with Chef Jason (from Cook with Jason). The… Read More Farmer’s Market Foodventure (Cook with Jason)

American, Sandwiches

Supernatural Sea to Sandwich

I was going to do a fun wine tasting in Miramar (I know, odd right) but the tasting didn’t offer as much food as we’d originally thought. Luckily, I remembered Supernatural Sea to Sandwich was nearby so we took a quick walk from the wine store to this popular sandwich shop. The heat that Saturday… Read More Supernatural Sea to Sandwich

Brunch

SEA & SMOKE ( Build Your Own Cinnamon Bun Bar Brunch )

I think people get sad about Labor Day weekend because it marks the end of summer or something. I honestly don’t know. Because, um, I don’t enjoy summers and the heat all that much. But, I had some fun activities planned for that long weekend so I was kinda excited. Girlfriends (all the single ladies… Read More SEA & SMOKE ( Build Your Own Cinnamon Bun Bar Brunch )