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Brian’s 24 / Downtown San Diego

There are generally two instances where I will eat at a 24/7 diner: I have been out drinking all night or I have been working late on a project. In this case, it was the former. My friends and I had been enjoying an evening hopping around the breweries in Ocean Beach when we headed over to Brian’s 24 around midnight to cap off our night.

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Pummaro / Point Loma

Last Friday Jake and I headed over to see my friend Frank’s black and white classic horror art show at Culture Brewing Co in Ocean Beach (go check it out – his paintings of classic horror movies are pretty awesome)....

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Sunmerry Bakery / Irvine, CA

After we ate yummy noodles at A&J Restaurant, we headed next door to Sunmerry Bakery. It’s a Taiwanese bakery similar to 85c Bakery. Sunmerry Bakery isn’t a large shop but there were plenty of baked goods to look at!  They...

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Jake’s Birthday Cake!

Jake celebrated his birthday this week and I made him a cake! Jake’s favorite kind of cake is red velvet so I set out to make him one – but instead of red, I made it blue! Two reasons for...

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A&J Restaurant / Irvine, CA

Recently Jake and I took a little side trip up to Irvine. Whenever we go up north we try to check out a new restaurant and this time around I choose A&J Restaurant in Irvine, CA. We left San Diego...

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Sloan’s Ice Cream / Downtown San Diego

Recently I was invited to check out a new ice cream kiosk over in the new Horton Plaza Park. Jake, T, and I had an “early dessert” one Sunday afternoon at Sloan’s Ice Cream. Sloan’s and Starbucks are currently the...

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Shirley’s Kitchen / La Mesa

A few weekends ago, Jake and I went out for a little breakfast. Jake took me to Shirley’s Kitchen, a little spot over in La Mesa. It’s a pretty unassuming little diner right off University Avenue. There’s a patio with...

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Taste of Downtown 2016

Last night, my friends Shawn and Cynthia accompanied me to Taste of Downtown. This event is a walk-about sponsored by several restaurants who offer sample-size servings to attendees.