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taste of hillcrest 2014 recap
April 25th, 2014etc, Hillcrest, Mary, San Diego CountyMary Desjean 8 Comments

One more recap and then I’m totally GOING ON VACATION. YESSSSSS. I already mentioned this but I’ll be in Florida, visiting various parts I have never seen before and hopefully sampling a lot of key lime pie. I’ve got a few posts lined up for next week (or well, I’m working on it anyway) so you can still enjoy some random crap awesome things while I’m gone. I’ll be posting photos of my adventuring on Instagram if you want to …

[giveaway] taste of hillcrest coming up on april 19th, 2014 + win tickets!
April 9th, 2014Giveaways, Hillcrest, Mary, San Diego CountyMary Desjean 10 Comments

The 14th Annual Taste of Hillcrest is just around the corner! I last attended this event in 2012 and Jake and I had a blast going around and trying the crazy amount of samples available from over 40 restaurants in the neighborhood. There are 40 restaurants participating – making it one of the larger “taste” events in San Diego.

These taste events are always a ton of fun – it’s a great chance to see what’s in the neighborhood with a …

french concession / hillcrest – san diego, ca
January 17th, 2014Hillcrest, Mary, San Diego CountyMary Desjean 7 Comments

Last month I was invited to check out the new French Concession restaurant in Hillcrest – an operation that’s got a menu chock full of tasty sounding dim sum items. It’s not the traditional dim sum as there are no carts being pushed around but rather a menu full of various offerings that you choose from. I’ve never had “real” dim sum with carts and all, but one day I will (oh, yes I will).

My friend, Laura, came with me …

the deliciousness of d bar / win a gift card to d bar
May 24th, 2013etc, Hillcrest, Mary, San Diego CountyMary Desjean 44 Comments

I’m finishing off my Blogiversary Week with one last giveaway to my current favorite restaurant, which is D Bar in Hillcrest!
But don’t forget about all of the other giveaways from this past week, including:

2 tickets to Bacon Fest at the San Diego County Fair
a bottle of tropical sea salt
2 bottles/cartons of Stremicks Heritage organic milk
1 baking mat for all of your baking needs

Jake and I swung by here on Wednesday night. It wasn’t my original intention to dine here – …

d bar / hillcrest – san diego
May 8th, 2013Hillcrest, Mary, San Diego CountyMary Desjean 2 Comments

When we visited D Bar for our bacon crawl, I knew we’d be back. We didn’t try any of the desserts that day and I was ITCHING to try them. Just a peek made me salivate and after a few weeks Jake and I were finally able to go back for brunch.
We just happened to go the same day as Taste of Hillcrest, but we went early enough that the meandering crowds did not affect us in any way. T …

sloppy’s burritos / hillcrest – san diego, ca
April 12th, 2013Cheap Eats, Hillcrest, Mary, San Diego CountyMary Desjean 2 Comments

Sloppy’s Burritos is a new Mexican restaurant in Hillcrest with a focus on serving sustainable, local and healthy ingredients. I was invited recently to come in and try out the food at their new restaurant located on University in the heart of Hillcrest (just across the street from Bread & Cie).
We quickly met up with the co-owner, Matt (aka Sloppy), who introduced us to the restaurant and gave us a quick tour of the menu.
Everything served here is organic, sustainable, …

bacon crawl – san diego, ca

A couple of months ago, my co-worker (and supervisor!) David mentioned that he’d like to go on a food adventure with me. That’s sort of where this whole thing started from – finding an adventure to go on with my co-workers! I’ve done various food crawls/tastings in the past, such as the Pizza Crawl, the Red Velvet Cupcake Tasting, a BBQ Crawl with bloggers and an End of the World food crawl… so I’ve got a little experience in putting …

busalacchi’s a modo mio / hillcrest – san diego, ca
December 26th, 2012Hillcrest, Mary, San Diego CountyMary Desjean 0 Comments

Busalacchi’s is a pretty well known name around here in San Diego and recently I had the opportunity to visit Busalacchi’s A Modo Mio in Hillcrest for “a modo mio” week – or “my way” – where the chef calls the shots for dinner service. Guests get to choose what kind of entree they want (chicken, red meat, fish or vegetarian) and chef Joe Busalacchi takes care of the rest. It’s a fun and adventurous way to dine and you …

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