Category: Cheap Eats

the tasty things in life: mizithra pasta from OSF 7

the tasty things in life: mizithra pasta from OSF

This is one of my favorite things in life. A nice big plate of mizithra from the Old Spaghetti Factory. I always get the hearty platter so I can take home the leftovers. I love the sharp, saltiness of the...

it’s hard to spend $25 at a donut shop / VG Donuts | Cardiff, San Diego, CA 7

it’s hard to spend $25 at a donut shop / VG Donuts | Cardiff, San Diego, CA

I didn’t think it would be hard to spend $25 at VG Donuts, but it was. I’ve been sitting on this coupon I got for VG Donuts for quite some time. I kept debating on when I should go. Should...

porto’s bakery and cafe / downey – los angeles, ca 6

porto’s bakery and cafe / downey – los angeles, ca

Day 4 of Eating in LA! Potato Balls. That’s all I have to say. I’ve had potato balls at a local Cuban restaurant here in town and they were alright. I’ve been wanting to try the ones at Porto’s for...

dean sin world / monterey park – los angeles, ca 4

dean sin world / monterey park – los angeles, ca

These are the continuing adventures of Eating in Los Angeles! Welcome to Day 2, my friends. I’ve seen a bunch of blog posts about this next place which is what in part convinced me to try it out. I was...

chez nous / scripps ranch – san diego, ca 0

chez nous / scripps ranch – san diego, ca

Chez Nous is a little deli just off of the I-15 in Scripps Ranch. Easy to miss and tucked into a little shopping center with a Carl’s Jr., a Subway and a sushi place, it’s easy to pass by it...

lucky’s breakfast / north park | san diego, ca 9

lucky’s breakfast / north park | san diego, ca

I’ve read about Lucky’s Breakfast in various places (like Dennis’s blog A Radiused Corner) and had been wanting to stop by and check it out for quite awhile. It’s closed on Sundays and is only open from 7am-12pm the rest...

super cocina / city heights | san diego, ca 8

super cocina / city heights | san diego, ca

Super Cocina is a very unassuming place. It doesn’t look like much. It’s easy to pass by. It’s got a teeny tiny parking lot. Even walking inside makes you wonder if you’ve made the right decision in stopping here. But...

Stone Flats / Scripps Ranch – San Diego, CA 3

Stone Flats / Scripps Ranch – San Diego, CA

Update: This restaurant has moved to Encinitas. Stone Flats is a new restaurant nestled into Scripps Ranch right next to Trader Joe’s. This little spot off the 15 has been a pretty unpopulated spot for many years. Back in the...

Cotixan Mexican Food / Mira Mesa – San Diego, CA 4

Cotixan Mexican Food / Mira Mesa – San Diego, CA

Cotixan Mexican Food in Mira Mesa is a double drive through window kind of place. It used to be a different drive through place with some really greasy Mexican grub (I don’t remember the name of it) but it used...

Bronx Pizza / Hillcrest | San Diego, CA 10

Bronx Pizza / Hillcrest | San Diego, CA

I don’t remember where I first read about Bronx Pizza, but I’d been wanting to go there for awhile. Last Friday on what I’ve dubbed our “Pizza Nights” we headed over to Hillcrest to try out their thin crust, NY...