I have a fondness for Torrey Pines. My grandfather used to love the public golf course here. Growing up, he would tell me the time slots (to tee off) were difficult to obtain. The time slots he did get would be early mornings. He was excited when sis and I obtained our driver license(s) so our duty as grandaughters could be fulfilled. So the sights, turns, streets of Torrey Pines Golf Course still makes me smile. The Grill at Torrey Pines is located at The Lodge at Torrey Pines. The Grill was recently renovated. Their outdoor seating has views of the golf course.
The Lodge at Torrey Pines recently hosted its 13th annual Celebrate the Craft. This food festival brings together Southern California’s chefs, local produce, wineries, and breweries to showcase all their skills and talents into one event. Produce was provided by more than fifteen regional farms and ranches, including Coleman Farms of Carpinteria, Point Loma Farms, Crows Pass Farms of Temecula, El Campito Farm of Descanso, McGrath Family Farms of Camarillo, Suzie’s Farm of San Diego and Catalina Offshore Products of Solana Beach. I had heard such great things about this food festival and was also excited to finally visit The Lodge at Torrey Pines (how have I never visited this lodge in all the years I’ve been in San Diego).
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