Category: Hillcrest

urban eats / hillcrest – san diego, ca 3

urban eats / hillcrest – san diego, ca

Urban Eats is a new little restaurant in Hillcrest that’s been open for about three months now under the helm of Chef Christopher B. Sayre. The spot started out earlier this year as Taco Banh before Sayre decided to switch...

lotus cafe and juice bar / hillcrest – san diego, ca 0

lotus cafe and juice bar / hillcrest – san diego, ca

Lotus Cafe and Juice Bar is a local restaurant with two locations in Hillcrest and Encinitas. They serve fresh, healthy, natural food and have a lot of dietary options for people who have gluten restrictions, are vegetarian or vegan. Many...

kona coffee company / hillcrest – san diego, ca 6

kona coffee company / hillcrest – san diego, ca

I’ve had kind of a love and hate relationship with coffee the past few months. I like to have coffee, but for awhile, I was unable to have it at all. It really tended to tie my stomach up in...

recap of taste of hillcrest 2

recap of taste of hillcrest

I got some last minute tickets to go to Taste of Hillcrest courtesy of McFarlane Promotions a couple of weeks ago. It was my first time going to a “Taste of…” anything and I’m happy that Hillcrest was one of...

snooze am eatery / hillcrest – san diego, ca 8

snooze am eatery / hillcrest – san diego, ca

Snooze AM Eatery is a hip, new breakfast spot that opened up just last month in Hillcrest. I was invited to go to a preview, but wasn’t able to make the times for the preview. The folks at Bread &...

happy hour at tre porcellini / hillcrest – san diego, ca 5

happy hour at tre porcellini / hillcrest – san diego, ca

Happy hours are a great way to sample a restaurant’s food without going crazy on the price tag. I did that recently with my friend, Heather. We went to check out a little place in Hillcrest called Tre Porcellini and...

babycakes / hillcrest – san diego, ca 5

babycakes / hillcrest – san diego, ca

I’m always interested in trying out a new cupcake place in the hopes of finding that “perfect cupcake”. Maybe there is no such thing but it’s fun to go on the journey and see how different shops do cupcakes! Jake,...

La Foccacia Gourmet Pizza and Organic Salads / Hillcrest – San Diego, CA 3

La Foccacia Gourmet Pizza and Organic Salads / Hillcrest – San Diego, CA

Update: This location is now closed and replaced by the Fig Tree Cafe. La Foccacia is a relatively new Italian restaurant in the heart of Hillcrest. It’s been open for about six months and boasts a menu of gourmet pizzas,...

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...

Uncle Biff’s Killer Cookies / Hillcrest | San Diego, CA 0

Uncle Biff’s Killer Cookies / Hillcrest | San Diego, CA

I had been down in the Hillcrest area trying to visit “Taste: Artisan Cheese Shop”, but on this particular visit it was sadly closed again (it took me awhile to finally get down there for some awesome cheese!). To make...