Vietnamese

Char House: Saigon Grill and Pho – San Diego, CA

Friends think I should rent a condo in Convoy as I’m in that area at least two times a week. To eat. Like, seriously. For food. I’ve seen signs for Char House over the last few months and was curious to see what this new Vietnamese restaurant had to offer. Note to self and to… Read More Char House: Saigon Grill and Pho – San Diego, CA

TASTING EVENTS

LATIN FOOD FEST GRANDE TASTING 2015

The 3rd annual Latin Food Fest Grande Tasting 2015 was held this year at San Diego’s Broadway Pier. The weather in San Diego had been almost perfect all week. The humidity had left us but we were struck with warmer temps come Friday. Saturday was no exception as the heat wave seemed to penetrate the… Read More LATIN FOOD FEST GRANDE TASTING 2015

Mediterranean

Savoie Eatery (Meet the Chef Dinner)

Meeting the chef is always a highlight if you’re a foodie. It’s like meeting the director or the action star of a movie. Savoie (pronounced Sah-vawh) Eatery recently invited me to their Meet the Chef dinner. Chef Mikel Anthony recently took over the kitchen at Savoie Eatery in Chula Vista. Chef has worked at Juniper… Read More Savoie Eatery (Meet the Chef Dinner)

Japanese

Okada-Ya Takoyaki – Mira Mesa (Farmer’s Market)

I’m trying to remember how and when I was introduced to the wonderful¬†goodness of octopus fritters. We didn’t eat takoyaki much when we were little and I think I only started eating them after college. I came across Okada-ya Takoyaki at the Mira Mesa Farmers Market many years ago. I was tentative, back then, to… Read More Okada-Ya Takoyaki – Mira Mesa (Farmer’s Market)

SPANISH

MOLA SPANISH BISTRO (+ fun news Ramblings) – DEL MAR, CA

Sometimes meeting a close girlfriend for dinner can be the perfect date you waited for all week. Catching up and sharing stories with a chick is so different than sharing with a dude right. I hadn’t seen this friend in months so I suggested Mola Spanish Bistro in Del Mar. They seemed to have a… Read More MOLA SPANISH BISTRO (+ fun news Ramblings) – DEL MAR, CA

Mexican

The Hake Kitchen and Bar (Yelp Event) – 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… Read More The Hake Kitchen and Bar (Yelp Event) – La Jolla, CA

Baja

Hello Betty Fish House (Beats, Boards, Bites, Brew Event)- Oceanside, CA

HELLO BETTY FISH HOUSE I would be lying if I said it’s not awesome to get invites from restaurants to come in and try whatever event or menu compliments of the house. Of course it’s awesome. But it was never the reason I started this food blog. Yes, I like going as an invited person… Read More Hello Betty Fish House (Beats, Boards, Bites, Brew Event)- Oceanside, CA

Japanese

YAKITORI YAKYUDORI

Why can’t we have more Japanese skewer restaurants like Yakitori Yakyudori here in San Diego. My family likes this place so much. Even my impatient mom, who RARELY waits on any list for a restaurant, came here first one night to put her name on the wait list. We waited AN HOUR AND 20 MINUTES… Read More YAKITORI YAKYUDORI

American

PrepKitchen – Del Mar, CA

CDJ’s mom was in town and they wanted to take me to dinner. So he suggested PrepKitchen in Del Mar. I’ve been there once or twice in the past and thought the food was ok. They had a fire last year and it took some time for the restaurant to get back on it’s feet.… Read More PrepKitchen – Del Mar, CA

Mexican

El Encinal Mexican & Seafood – San Diego, CA – Soft grand opening

There are few times in life that you get to meet a great group of new people that you just *click* with. And last night, I had just that. It felt more like being in a friend’s living room with his family cooking in the kitchen. There was a sense of family, a sense of… Read More El Encinal Mexican & Seafood – San Diego, CA – Soft grand opening