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

FUSION, Mediterranean Japanese

Crudo By Pascal Lorange

Crudo by Pascal Lorange recently opened in Carmel Valley. I had seen the construction of this brand new restaurant over the months and it was fascinating to see all the live fruit trees/herbs being planted around front/side patio of the restaurant. I didn’t know much about Pascal Lorange except that he was well known in… Read More Crudo By Pascal Lorange

Italian

Dolce at the Highlands

It’s exciting when you see a restaurant take over a brand new place. They get to design and conceptualize that particular space and make it their own. We saw Dolce at the Highlands being constructed some time ago and recently noticed they opened. There were no signs or indication at the location to let anyone… Read More Dolce at the Highlands

Happy Hour, Italian

Mia Francesca (Happy Hour…kinda) – Del Mar, CA

It’s nice to have friends who live close to you b/c it’s pretty easy to decide on where to meet up for dinner/drinks. We had such a fun time at Searsucker that we decided to try our luck at another restaurant in the same strip mall. I’ve been to Mia Francesca a few times and… Read More Mia Francesca (Happy Hour…kinda) – Del Mar, CA

Mediterranean

Luna Grill (Shhhhh! – Kids eat FREE Tuesday) – San Diego, CA

Not sure if it’s really a Shhhhh! thing but I don’t see this anywhere on their website and we personally think it’s an AMAZING deal.┬áSis has two beautiful little boys (and nooo, I’m not biased) and is a bit compulsive with her/their eating routines (I’m not sure where she gets that from). But she told… Read More Luna Grill (Shhhhh! – Kids eat FREE Tuesday) – San Diego, 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