Category: Cheap Eats

pastalini pasta bar / miramar – san diego, ca 1

pastalini pasta bar / miramar – san diego, ca

I read about Pastalini on Yelp – I was looking for Italian food in and around Mira Mesa – something I hadn’t tried before. I spotted this place and it looked relatively new and was just over on Miramar Rd....

golden state seafood / mira mesa – san diego, ca 2

golden state seafood / mira mesa – san diego, ca

Tucked away in the Ralph’s shopping center is this little Chinese place called Golden State Seafood, though the name isn’t obvious. When you go by it, the sign says “Seafood Restaurant” and if you’re observant, you’ll notice the little outline of...

crispy fried chicken restaurant / city heights – san diego, ca 1

crispy fried chicken restaurant / city heights – san diego, ca

My boy was referred to this little place on El Cajon Blvd. by three different folks who all claimed that the chicken was tasty and good. It’s very close to his apartment, so we decided to stop on in and...

devine pastabilities / sports arena – san diego, ca 3

devine pastabilities / sports arena – san diego, ca

I went to Devine Pastasbilities last night with my former co-workers for a little get-together to bitch about how much our former employer sucked. Yes! I spotted Devine Pastasbilities on Yelp and saw tons of good reviews before I checked...

gabbiano pizza / misson beach – san diego, ca 0

gabbiano pizza / misson beach – san diego, ca

My boyfriend has been eating at Gabbiano Pizza since he was a kid. He has the phone number memorized. The owners know him and they know his order. I am the outsider here. But I will agree with him that...

the pantry cafe / downtown – los angeles, ca 0

the pantry cafe / downtown – los angeles, ca

I was excited to see that Felt Club Holiday 2008 would be at Shrine Auditorium, because I knew that would put Mary and I within spitting distance of The Pantry Cafe. Several years ago I made my first-ever visit to...

el maguey / mira mesa – san diego, ca 1

el maguey / mira mesa – san diego, ca

El Maguey is a little taco shop tucked into one of the corners of Mira Mesa. It’s got no drive thru, they close early, and pretty soon they will be flanked by Roberto’s and Santana’s. But guess what – it’s...

szechuan house / mira mesa – san diego, ca 0

szechuan house / mira mesa – san diego, ca

Szechuan House is insanely close to my house. I’ve been here tons of times and just realized recently that I’ve never posted about it. I’m not sure why though. I really like the food here, but I get the feeling...

ksandwiches / linda vista – san diego, ca 0

ksandwiches / linda vista – san diego, ca

KSandwiches is a Vietnamese sandwich place over in Linda Vista that serves up Banh Mi sandwiches as well as the regular American type sandwiches. I’ve had a Banh Mi sandwich at a place here in Mira Mesa and I just...

volare italian restaurant / sports arena – san diego, ca 2

volare italian restaurant / sports arena – san diego, ca

Volare is this awesome little hole in the wall Italian family restaurant in the Sports Arena/Old Town area. It’s in a strange location, off of Barnett Ave. near the Marine Corps Recruit place with a very large adult store that...