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baguette bros

Every other week I find myself down in the Convoy area and this week I decided to stop by a new restaurant for a little bit of lunch. I had heard about Baguette Bros from one of my co-workers and decided to go check it out. Baguette Bros is in one of the oh-so-slightly larger lots – the same lot that houses Jeong Won Korean BBQ Buffet.

They’ve got a big “Grand Opening” banner up over the shop so it’s easy …

embargo grill

Last month (also last year! haha!) Laura and I went out for a little dinner to a spot I’d been meaning to check out for awhile: the Embargo Grill. It’s a Cuban place down in the Sports Arena area (just a couple doors down from the Cravory and in the same lot as the amusingly named taco shop “It’s a Taco Shop”). 

I remember this spot used to be a burger place called BGR the Burger Joint. Looking back at my …

bailey’s frozen yogurt

Over the weekend we were up in North County land and after Jake’s chiropractor appointment and some lunch (and a walk!), we stopped for a little frozen yogurt treat. I felt I needed a little extra treat since I had to work the rest of the day (boo weekend working). It felt like summer again this weekend with temperatures in the 80’s! Nothing like San Diego weather to trick you into wondering what time of the year it is.

Bailey’s Frozen …

a jaunt to la for fantastic donuts and stan lee’s comikaze

At the beginning of this month, Jake, T and I went for a quick little day trip up to Los Angeles to attend Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo. We found it a bit ironic we traveled up to LA to go to a comic convention, but you know that other convention is a little hard to get into. 

We saw tons of cool costumes but I only took a photo of this Jurassic Park cosplay. That blurry bit is her showing off a barbasol …

free birthday food 2015 edition
November 6th, 2015Cheap Eats, etc, Marymary 16 Comments

It’s time for my yearly FREE BIRTHDAY STUFF ROUNDUP! I managed to try a few new things this year (hooray) and I missed out on a few other good ones but I’ll list all of my findings in this post. If you have any new suggestions please, please, please let me know – I love to find new birthdays every year! Let’s start the roundup!
Murrieta’s Mexican Restaurant

We used this coupon for Jake’s birthday. This way we could start the birthday …

[revisit] college sub shop

On a recent weekend, Jake, T and I went and revisited the College Sub Shop off El Cajon Blvd in the SDSU College area. We wanted some cheap and tasty eats and the College Sub Shop fits the bill for cheap sandwiches. Imagine our surprise though when we walked in and noticed the place got a bit of a facelift! Jake noticed a price increase first whereas I noticed the place looked a lot spiffier.

The shop’s original owner wanted to …

lucky’s golden phenix restaurant [revisit]

It’s been over four years since I posted about Lucky’s Golden Phenix Restaurant back in 2011. 

I’m happy to report not a whole lot has changed. Jake and I brought T here for breakfast one recent Saturday morning. It wasn’t too crowded in the restaurant and it didn’t take long for Lucky to swing by and say hi to us.

[2015 interior]
A few things on the wall have been added or swapped out but the rest of it looks about the same.

[2011 interior]

I …

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