It’s been fascinating to see La Jolla Village transform over the years. The shopping strip/mall was old but I never really cared as I had fond memories of spending time in this area with friends when I was younger. The revamping of this mall has been major with big players moving in (Nordstrom Rack, BJ’s Restaurant). Mendocino Farms is also a new tenant. They built a brand new restaurant here in La Jolla Village.
I visited El Pescador Fish Market & Restaurant when they were located in a tiny location in La Jolla. The restaurant was cramped, parking was tough, and the visit always seemed stressful. I heard they relocated just across the street so I figured it was time to visit El Pescador and see what seafood they had on hand.
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 the interior. The menu is different from their North Park location so don’t expect just fried chicken at their La Jolla location. They share the small parking lot with the Inn but there was also easy street parking that weekend we visited.
I’m sunburned. Like, super super super bad. I spent almost an entire day hiking and sunning at Torrey Pines state beach (which friends say is as shocking as re joining Facebook). Joking aside, I’m learning to make the most of our beautiful San Diego which includes doing outdoor-sy stuff. Shore Rider recently opened in the La Jolla Shores area and offers a casual menu, open patio/bar seating, and plenty of tap beers. They are located just a few blocks from the beach and welcome ‘no shirt, no shoes’ kinda beach customers. Sounds bummy but only if you don’t know the casualness of beachy La Jolla Shores.
I don’t think I can convey how happy a rainy day makes me feel. It’s even harder to express that happiness when that rainy day falls on a weekday that I have free for lunch. I hadn’t heard much about Galaxy Taco in La Jolla but was game for trying them out since their menu looked interesting. They are located in the La Jolla Shores area and even have a small private parking lot. Chef Trey Foshee, of George’s at the Cove, is owner of Galaxy Taco so that was another incentive to try this restaurant sooner than later.
Yes. I just got engaged.
THIS. Should have been my April 1 (April Fools) post but I was too lazy. This write up is long overdue as this wedding rehearsal took place last summer. My cousin was getting married and her fiancee’s family hosted the rehearsal lunch at California Modern. His family was given the suggestion of George’s at the Cove and made arrangements to reserve the entire space in the restaurant’s California Modern floor. The actual rehearsal took place not far from California Modern so driving to downtown La Jolla that Saturday afternoon wasn’t too bad.
I’ve seen Harry’s Coffee Shop in La Jolla over the years but have only recently visited this small restaurant. I’m not always a breakfast type of person but I will try a restaurant if I see chicken fried steak or hollandaise on their breakfast menu. Cdj suggested we finally try Harry’s Coffee Shop some time ago.
I knew there was a Prepkitchen in La Jolla but I just didn’t know where. I was in the area some weeks ago for a comedy show and was going to meet my plus 1 here at Prepkitchen before we headed to the show just up the street. I kinda got stood up but all things worked out well as dinner & watching a show alone can build strong character (oh my gawwwwd….doesn’t that sound like what a mom says to the kid when kid’s been dumped). Joking aside, I did have one of the most amazing caesar salads at Prepkitchen that night and the comedy show was great. Continue reading Prepkitchen – La Jolla, CA
It’s been a while since something has taken this blogger’s breath away. You know those take your breath away moments. It’s similar to the way kids gasp when they’re so taken aback by an event or getting a new candy/toy or something. I think adults deserve the same lose your effin’ mind moments. Cliff Hanger Cafe (and Torrey Pines Gliderport) in La Jolla recently gave me that moment. These lose your effin’ minds don’t come often in life so RELISH it when you stumble upon it because that’s what I absolutely did. I’m not usually at a loss of words but the views and gliders made me BE STILL for the first time in a very long time. Which makes me ponder : Can you lose your effin’ mind AND be still at the same time. Yes. Yes, you can. Continue reading Cliff Hanger Cafe (+ Happy July 4th weekend) – La Jolla, CA
Yelp recently partnered with The Hake Kitchen and Bar in La Jolla to host dinners for those that were lucky enough to get in. Each person was able to invite one guest. You would be able to share three appetizers, one dessert, and two drinks between you and your guest. The restaurant would call you with a date and time of the week that worked best for both parties. I was quite blown away by this offering and so hoped that I’d get in as I’ve wanted to try Hake Kitchen and Bar for so long. I’ve had my eye on their Sea Scallop Tiradito for over a year now. So I was elated to have the opportunity to finally try out this dish (and a few others) without maxing out my already maxed out credit cards. Continue reading The Hake Kitchen and Bar (Yelp Event) – La Jolla, CA