American

Americana Restaurant – Del Mar, CA

I just had the most whirlwind week of my life. I don’t know if I met the love of my life (being dramatic here) but I honestly had the best meet and greets (aka dates) with a special guy. It left me lovesick which I’ve never said on this blog. Hence why I’ve been MIA… Read More Americana Restaurant – Del Mar, CA

Brunch

Vive La Tarte – San Francisco, CA

I stayed two nights with Peanut in her San Francisco abode. These were nights staying up late to talk, catch up, gossip, introduce new TV shows to one another. It was some much needed girl-time for the both of us. She introduced me to Vive La Tarte on my last morning with her. Vive La… Read More Vive La Tarte – San Francisco, CA

Breakfast

Breakfast Republic – Carmel Valley, CA

My girlfriends and I recently met up at the newly opened Breakfast Republic in Carmel Valley. This location took longer than expected to open but the restaurant is sleek, modern, and inviting. I’ve never visited any Breakfast Republic so I was excited to finally try out their menu with two of my friends. We visited… Read More Breakfast Republic – Carmel Valley, CA

Breakfast

Cafe Topes – Carlsbad, CA

I’ve made mention that I’m the brunt of jokes in my circle of friends because…well…I wasn’t born here. That’s the running joke/eye rolls/wtf reactions I get when I use that as an excuse for not understanding phrases/terms/jokes/etc. I’m lucky my friends have a thick skin as we’re often mean to one another (in a brotherly/sisterly… Read More Cafe Topes – Carlsbad, CA

American

Zel’s Del Mar

Sundays can be stressful for a variety of reasons. One consistent reason has always been breakfast. Friends and I always have the same question every Sunday around 10a. “WHATAWEDOING” for breakfast is the text I get every single time. Unbeknownst to me, they made an executive decision without my input, consent, yay or nay…well, you… Read More Zel’s Del Mar

American

Pegah’s Kitchen – Escondido, CA

I was in Escondido to have my car serviced. It was an early morning and all I could think about was chicken fried steak. And country gravy. I discovered Pegah’s Kitchen on my Yelp app and decided to try the restaurant as they offered chicken fried steak with country gravy on their breakfast menu. Pegah’s… Read More Pegah’s Kitchen – Escondido, CA

Italian

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

American

StreetCar Merchants of Fried Chicken, Doughnuts & Coffee – La Jolla, CA

I was browsing Yelp when I gasped at what I was seeing on the screen before me. StreetCar Merchants was open in LA JOLLA ? Say what. I’ve been craving fried chicken lately so the new opening of StreetCar got me excited. They took over a previous restaurant building next to the Inn and re modeled… Read More StreetCar Merchants of Fried Chicken, Doughnuts & Coffee – La Jolla, CA

DELICATESSEN

Elijah’s Restaurant & Delicatessen

It was nice having close friends around during the holidays. There’s more laughter and, most importantly, there are more chances to eat out. Cdj has been a fan of Elijah’s Restaurant & Delicatessen. The restaurant used to be located in La Jolla but is now located in Kearny Mesa. I tried Elijah’s a few times… Read More Elijah’s Restaurant & Delicatessen

Brunch

Karl Strauss Brunch (Sorrento Valley)

I’ve been wanting to re visit the Karl Strauss Brunch for a few months now. My mom took me and Cdj in 2013 and we had an ok time. The all you can eat brunch comes with endless mimosas; a pint of beer; OR a flight of beer. You can’t choose all three but one… Read More Karl Strauss Brunch (Sorrento Valley)