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December 21st, 2015Hillcrest, Mary, San Diego CountyMary 2 Comments

A few weeks ago I was invited to head down to Crest Cafe for a blogger dinner – complete with a van ride thanks to the fine folks from The DD (Drunk Driver) Van Service. Van ride = I don’t have to try and search for parking in Hillcrest = score for me!

I once went to the family owned Crest Cafe many years ago. I think I had a burger there and sat in one of the booths in the …

Taste n’ Tinis in Hillcrest on December 10th, 2015
December 8th, 2015etc, Hillcrest, Mary, San Diego CountyMary 2 Comments

December is upon us and the holiday season is in full swing! I have the majority of my Christmas shopping done but if you’re like me, you’re starting to slack jusssssst a little bit. The idea of going to another store and standing in more lines seems tiring and you just want to give up and order EVERYTHING on Amazon (Am I projecting a little? Oops). Don’t give up just yet!! There’s a fun holiday event happening THIS Thursday in …

d bar… for the last time
December 7th, 2015Hillcrest, Mary, San Diego CountyMary 4 Comments

I’ve been to D Bar in Hillcrest many, many times. One of the first times we went was during our Bacon Crawl back in 2013. I’ve also gone for a few birthdays and just as a treat and I was very sad to learn that D Bar will be closing up shop on December 20th. Excuse me while I weep over a bowl of crue fries!
Jake, T and I went last night for one of our last dinners at D …

taste of hillcrest 2015 recap

A few weekends ago I was invited to attend Taste of Hillcrest again and I happily obliged. This year I did not have a partner in crime though since Jake was coaching Little League. I asked a few friends to go but they couldn’t make it either and I ended up having to go alone. But that’s okay, I was able power through part of it and I ended up meeting with Lynn of oh-so yummy and Faye of Faye’s …

taste of hillcrest giveaway

The 15th Taste of Hillcrest is just around the corner, you guys! Taste of Hillcrest was the very first ever “taste” event I went to and it is by far one of the largest taste events in San Diego with over 40 restaurants participating. I’ve never been able to hit up all the spots in the 4 hour time limit, but it’s always fun to try. Check out the places we hit up at last year’s Taste of Hillcrest for an …

fig tree cafe / hillcrest

The Fig Tree Cafe that I recently visited is actually one of three separate locations here in San Diego. Johan Engman, also the proprietor of Cafe Cantata, started the first restaurant in Pacific Beach and has since branched out to two additional plots in Hillcrest (2011) and Liberty Station (2013). Originally intended to be destination for brunch, the two newer locations now offer dinner in addition to the relaxed late Sunday breakfasts that we San Diegans love so much. I adore brunch like a hobbit craving “elevenses,” though, so when I was invited out for a tasting, I knew that I had to swing by on a weekend morning to try it out.

salt & cleaver

Salt & Cleaver is a restaurant located over in Hillcrest. I remember when they were talking about opening this place in San Diego that originally they wanted to call it “Abe Froman’s” from a character in “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”. Abe Froman was the “Sausage King of Chicago” in the movie and I thought it would have been a much cooler name, but hey… it is what it is. Jake and I first sampled Salt and Cleaver earlier this year …

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