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

YELP EVENTS

Yelp San Diego #YelpThrowBackThursday @The Flower Fields

The Flower Fields are in bloom again. Shockingly, I don’t think I’ve ever visited the fields as 1) there’s an entrance fee; 2) I can see the flowers when I drive past the freeway; and 3) my allergies šŸ™ Yelp San Diego recently put on an event which featured local restaurants and vendors. There would… Read More Yelp San Diego #YelpThrowBackThursday @The Flower Fields

SOUTHWESTERN

Coyote Bar & Grill (+ dessert at Vinaka Cafe) – Carlsbad, CA

This is an overdue post as I visited Coyote Bar & Grill sometime last year. Carlsbad is a beautiful town that I should visit more often. The drive along the coastline was serene and perfect that afternoon. Friends have this bucket list for me and an item on the list it to take a long… Read More Coyote Bar & Grill (+ dessert at Vinaka Cafe) – Carlsbad, CA

Indian

KASI Fresh. Fast. Indian (+ Lifu’s first drive thru ramblings ) – Carlsbad, CA

I haven’t spent much time with sis lately as life has gotten between us talking and catching up on a daily basis. But there’s a bond between us that even if we don’t speak for a few days, we still have a weirdly sis-sense (I just realized how money that word is) about one another… Read More KASI Fresh. Fast. Indian (+ Lifu’s first drive thru ramblings ) – Carlsbad, 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

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

Mediterranean

Mazen@106 – Carlsbad, CA

I hate over due posts. I have a bunch in the blogging pipeline though. Mazen@106 hosted a media event some months ago and showcased a variety of items from their revamped menu. According to their website, they featureĀ “the very best of Southern Europe and Middle Eastern cuisine, we add a Californian twist that will awaken… Read More Mazen@106 – Carlsbad, CA

Mexican

Casa de Bandini (Most romantic lunch date)- Carlsbad, CA

Casa de Bandini Beautiful Sunday, fresh warm chips, amazing salsa, pescado con cangrejo…I can feel the breeze coming through the patio and closed my eyes to take it all in…then an older gentleman with a younger boy starts serenading the area with the most beautiful song I’ve ever heard. What the heck is going on… Read More Casa de Bandini (Most romantic lunch date)- Carlsbad, CA

American, AYCE, Brunch, Buffet, mimosas

Bellefleur ( Endless “Hold the OJ” Mimosa Sunday Brunch ) – Carlsbad, CA

Carlsbad isn’t a part of town I visit all that often. It just seems like a far drive for some reason and I haven’t been a fan of that outlet mall for some time now. NY and CDJ wanted to get together recently. It had been a while since all three of us had met… Read More Bellefleur ( Endless “Hold the OJ” Mimosa Sunday Brunch ) – Carlsbad, CA

American, AYCE, Brunch

Pranzo at Vivace ($45/pp Brunch @ Park Hyatt Aviara Resort) – Carlsbad, CA

I’ve wanted to visit this brunch place for ages now. It isn’t the typical Sunday brunch buffet where you have all these different stations you can go to for food. Instead, here at Pranzo, while the variety of stations are available, you are given the opportunity to order one entree (per person) to partake during… Read More Pranzo at Vivace ($45/pp Brunch @ Park Hyatt Aviara Resort) – Carlsbad, CA