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mark’s bark bbq

On a recent Sunday, Jake wanted to check out a new BBQ place he spotted when he accidentally drove up a random side street through Normal Heights. The place? A spot called Mark’s Bark BBQ which is only open to the public on Sundays. 

The rest of the time they are a catering business called Bettina’s Custom Catering, Inc. but on Sunday’s the joint is all Mark’s. His mom works at the front and she told us that Mark puts the …

cafe hue [revisit]

After dinner at Bistro Kaz, Laura and I walked over to get some dessert at Cafe Hue. I haven’t been to Cafe Hue in years! It was about time to check this place out again.

It looked pretty much the same to me. Gelato case in front, couches in the back. The menu was set up differently but pretty much had all of the same items on it.

After we both placed our orders, we sat over on the comfy couch. 

Laura got …

bistro kaz

It’s been awhile since I’ve been to this spot – in fact, it’s been long enough that they’ve changed the name! Bistro Kaz used to be known as Ristorante Kaz. It’s in the same spot but they’ve got a nice big sign now instead of before… when they basically had no sign at all. 
I was getting together with Laura for dinner before I left on my trip to the east coast. She had just gotten back from her summer trip …

birthday pizza crawl for jake

Jake’s #1 hands down favorite food is pizza. He once gave up pizza for lent as a personal challenge and it was a really, really tough time for him (it didn’t help that we went to a pizza restaurant to meet up with a friend and he was good and had a sandwich instead). Just like I say I have a “dessert” stomach, Jake says he has a “pizza” stomach. I wanted to do something special just for him and …

urbane cafe + coronado brewing company
September 30th, 2015Mary, Mira Mesa, San Diego Countymary 6 Comments

Mira Mesa got a new restaurant last month! It’s over in the shopping center with the Fresh & Easy and the food court. It replaces the vacant bagel shop that shuttered earlier this year. The new place? Urbane Cafe.

Urbane Cafe is a chain restaurant that started out in Ventura, CA and has expanded to more cities in California. There’s another location for Urbane Cafe in San Diego over in Linda Vista, just down the road from USD.

Urbane Cafe is a fast …

san diego restaurant week recap

In addition to my preview of San Diego Restaurant Week at Prepkitchen, I managed to visit three more spots to take advantage of Restaurant Week deals last week. Let’s recap!
Davanti Entoeca / $15 Lunch
I went out for lunch last week with a few of my co-workers and we headed over to Davanti Enoteca for their $15 lunch menu.

[sweet corn + cremini mushrooms + pantaleo cheese + walnuts + rosemary oil]
There were a few choices available on the SDRW Menu (which apparently I …

bice ristorante
September 23rd, 2015Downtown, Mary, San Diego Countymary 10 Comments

Last month on a nice, bright sunny afternoon, Jake, T and I went Downtown. Normally I avoid Downtown like the plague but I’ve found that daytime trips to Downtown really aren’t that bad. We were heading to a Padres vs Cardinals game that evening and scored excellent parking right across the street from Petco Park. Since we were there about four hours before the game, parking was HELLA CHEAP. We paid $8 TOTAL and netted ourselves a $1/hr parking fee. SCORE. …

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