Phil’s BBQ (finally a revisit after 10 years)

I was in San Marcos with some work people. I asked if they’ve ever tried Phil’s BBQ which they replied ‘hells yeah it’s awesome’. They asked if I’ve ever tried any of Phil’s BBQ locations. I shrugged and said yeah, like ten years ago. They both said something so incredibly funny …”don’t you think Phil’s… Read More Phil’s BBQ (finally a revisit after 10 years)


Smokeyard BBQ & Chop Shop – La Jolla (UTC)

That was a long break of not blogging. Work has been all consuming (in a good way) so writing about food blissfully took a second place to actually making money (maybe I’ll profit from this blog one day). Smokeyard BBQ & Chop Shop opened a few weeks ago. I had heard nothing about this new… Read More Smokeyard BBQ & Chop Shop – La Jolla (UTC)


Blue Ribbon Artisan Pizzeria

I visited Blue Ribbon Artisan Pizzeria some weeks ago with a friend from LA. He drove down to see me and suggested having a late lunch at this Encinitas restaurant. I know I’ve been to Blue Ribbon Artisan Pizzeria in the past but can’t remember when. The restaurant wasn’t too busy when I met him… Read More Blue Ribbon Artisan Pizzeria


Waypoint Public Del Sur

I’ve seen Waypoint Public at various events through out the years. They offered samples but none of which I can currently remember. Cdj visited their North Park location some weeks ago after watching fights at a nearby bar and swore he had one of his best dinners at Waypoint Public (then again, he’d probably give… Read More Waypoint Public Del Sur

Deli, Supermarkets

Cardiff Seaside Market

Yelp San Diego hosted an event two weeks ago at the Cinepolis in Vista. The revamped theater now has 4DX which is a new movie watching experience. Imagine seats that move, spray mist, tilt up/down. It was intense watching Guardians of the Galaxy in 4DX. Cdj and I decided to take the coast up to… Read More Cardiff Seaside Market


Nicky Rottens Bar & Burger Joint – Coronado, CA

I don’t know what’s happening to this non country bumpkin food blogger. I don’t normally enjoy the outdoors, beach, fresh air. I prefer very much to relax on my sofa with Lifu, watching reality tv, when I have downtime. So I was blown away by a different part of Coronado when we visited Nicky Rottens… Read More Nicky Rottens Bar & Burger Joint – Coronado, CA


Trade Winds Tavern – San Diego, CA

I was curious to see what Trade Winds Tavern was about. I had seen them slowly take over the previous location. I didn’t know much about Trade Winds Tavern except seeing the mural of the girl every time we passed by. I didn’t know if the tavern would be Asian themed in regards to decor,… Read More Trade Winds Tavern – San Diego, CA


Berkeley Pizza (Happy Hour) – North Park

We were in North Park on a weekend trying to look for a place to watch the Dallas Cowboys lose. Almost every sports bar was packed to the brim. We walked past Berkeley Pizza which was completely empty but they had 2-3 tvs playing the game. Friend didn’t really want to try Berkeley Pizza but… Read More Berkeley Pizza (Happy Hour) – North Park


Tidewater Tavern – Solana Beach, CA

How have I never been to Tidewater Tavern in Solana Beach. And how did Cdj find this place before me. The conundrums I face in my daily life. Cdj usually texts me during Sunday service to 1) pay attention to service; 2) stop checking football stats on; 3) where are we eating after I’m… Read More Tidewater Tavern – Solana Beach, CA


Flour & Barley (Yelp Event) – San Diego, CA

It’s been good to be home. Jet lag is wearing off but I think I’m getting sick (just like everyone else). My mom is in town and she brought back her Lifu (note “HER” lifu – post coming about that). Flour & Barley is an Italian restaurant I had heard buzz about through Yelp. I… Read More Flour & Barley (Yelp Event) – San Diego, CA