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philadelphia sandwich co. / clairemont – san diego, ca 2

philadelphia sandwich co. / clairemont – san diego, ca

The Philadelphia Sandwich Co. is a little restaurant tucked away in Clairemont (right next to the Original Pancake House) that pays homage to all things Philly. The restaurant is decorated in Phillies gear with lots of related sports memorabilia (Eagles,...

margo’s mexican grill / pacific beach – san diego, ca 2

margo’s mexican grill / pacific beach – san diego, ca

Update: This restaurant is now closed. I was expecting Margo’s Mexican Grill to be a little quaint restaurant tucked into Pacific Beach – and it is – except that it’s in a little strip mall off of Garnet Ave. It...

gabbiano pizza / misson beach – san diego, ca 0

gabbiano pizza / misson beach – san diego, ca

My boyfriend has been eating at Gabbiano Pizza since he was a kid. He has the phone number memorized. The owners know him and they know his order. I am the outsider here. But I will agree with him that...

the pantry cafe / downtown – los angeles, ca 0

the pantry cafe / downtown – los angeles, ca

I was excited to see that Felt Club Holiday 2008 would be at Shrine Auditorium, because I knew that would put Mary and I within spitting distance of The Pantry Cafe. Several years ago I made my first-ever visit to...

el maguey / mira mesa – san diego, ca 1

el maguey / mira mesa – san diego, ca

El Maguey is a little taco shop tucked into one of the corners of Mira Mesa. It’s got no drive thru, they close early, and pretty soon they will be flanked by Roberto’s and Santana’s. But guess what – it’s...

panera bread – revisit 1

panera bread – revisit

We’ll review anything if you offer us free food. Case in point. Of course, I go here anyway, I just don’t really review it anymore, but this is an exception to a rule that doesn’t actually exist. I went to...

voting & free food 0

voting & free food

For some reason, this election has spurred some people up. It’s historic. It’s “the most important election of your life”. I’ve noticed a few things out there that you can get for free, just for participating in the democratic process....

free food on your birthday: the rest 0

free food on your birthday: the rest

I thought I was going to have the time to get more free things, but it didn’t work out. But here’s a list of some of the other free items offered just for celebrating your birthday. Baskin-Robbins: 1 free scoop...

free food on your birthday: arby’s 1

free food on your birthday: arby’s

This one isn’t as exciting as the other ones, but free is free, right? If you join Arby’s Extras, they will email you a coupon for a free roast beef sandwich, with a caveat. You must purchase fries and drink...

free food on your birthday: rubio’s 0

free food on your birthday: rubio’s

When you sign up for Rubio’s Beach Club, you get special offers from time to time and notifications on when they have specials or are trying out new menu items. And for your birthday, they give you $7 towards anything...