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mamma lina’s / mira mesa – san diego, ca 0

mamma lina’s / mira mesa – san diego, ca

I like finding little hidden gems and this is totally one of those places. Though credit goes to Yelp for the initial find and the 2 reviews proclaiming the excellence of this place which made me want to visit it....

callahan’s pub & brewery / mira mesa – san diego, ca 2

callahan’s pub & brewery / mira mesa – san diego, ca

Callahan’s Pub and Brewery is a local Irish Pub in Mira Mesa. They hand craft their own beers in small batches, make excellent pub grub, and are a local joint to get your sports fix, if that’s your thing. They...

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....

skewers / mira mesa – san diego, ca 0

skewers / mira mesa – san diego, ca

I first spotted Skewers awhile ago when I was working in Mira Mesa. This place is in Sorrento Valley near Crouton’s and the Opera Cafe. The impression I got from the outside was that it was a grilling kind of...

fling chocolate 2

fling chocolate

I was in Ralphs the other day buying a few groceries. Standing in line for checkout, the only thing to look at is either magazines with crazy headlines (Oprah is an Alien!) or the candy. I looked at the candy...

living room cafe / college – san diego, ca 0

living room cafe / college – san diego, ca

I haven’t been to the Living Room Cafe since I was in high school and at that I have never been to the one located in College. I didn’t go to college here, I went back east, and even then...

sammy’s woodfired pizza 2

sammy’s woodfired pizza

Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza is a chain that originated in San Diego and has expanded locations in San Diego, Southern California and Nevada. Just think, the next time you’re in Vegas, you could go to Sammy’s! Or, you know, you could...

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...

caramel blossom cookies 1

caramel blossom cookies

After Christmas I bought a bag of Hershey’s kisses – the one with caramel inside – in the hopes of using them for some kind of recipe. What I envisioned was something like Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies, but with caramel...

le peep grill / poway, ca 2

le peep grill / poway, ca

Le Peep Grill is a chain (though I should note that this is the only one in California) that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner – apparently the star of the show here is their breakfast, since my coupon said there...