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devine pastabilities / sports arena – san diego, ca 3

devine pastabilities / sports arena – san diego, ca

I went to Devine Pastasbilities last night with my former co-workers for a little get-together to bitch about how much our former employer sucked. Yes! I spotted Devine Pastasbilities on Yelp and saw tons of good reviews before I checked...

december is for baking (cakes and cookies) 4

december is for baking (cakes and cookies)

December was a big baking month for me. Here’s a recap! Birthday Cake #1 for my friend, Laura: This is a yellow cake with raspberry and cream filling and a milk chocolate frosting. The flowers are sugar flowers I got...

san diego home cooking – cafe 56 / rancho pensaquitos – san diego, ca 0

san diego home cooking – cafe 56 / rancho pensaquitos – san diego, ca

I live in Mira Mesa and Rancho Pensaquitos is basically just up the road – but I go there for very few occasions. One occasion is that the Rancho Pensaquitos Pet Store is the only pet store near me that...

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....