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blueberry bacon pancakes 0

blueberry bacon pancakes

The last time I went to the Original Pancake House I saw the golden words “bacon pancakes” and decided I had to try them. I did get to go back and try them. While they were delicious, they were very...

scottie’s smokehouse / orange – orange county, ca 5

scottie’s smokehouse / orange – orange county, ca

In San Diego, I had Phil’s BBQ. When I moved to L.A., I found a new barbecue love, Phillip’s BBQ. Though I don’t know whether to expect that caliber of barbecue goodness in the City of Orange, I was definitely...

redondo beach lobster festival 2008 / los angeles, ca 2

redondo beach lobster festival 2008 / los angeles, ca

Mary and I were contacted via the blog about our interest in reviewing the Redondo Beach Lobster Festival at the Seaside Lagoon, and when we responded, we were offered free admission and lobster meals. For anyone who doesn’t know me...

potage puffs corn snacks 1

potage puffs corn snacks

I love going to Mitsuwa (or any Asian market, really) to try crazy new things. I just love all of the packaging – crazy looking characters on the bag or box that are winking at you, enticing you to purchase...

greek palace / clairemont – san diego, ca 0

greek palace / clairemont – san diego, ca

For dinner one night with my friend I decided to peruse my coupon book. It hasn’t gotten a lot of love this year, restaurant wise. I’ve just used all of the movie coupons and that has pretty much paid for...

opera patisserie / sorrento valley – san diego, ca 2

opera patisserie / sorrento valley – san diego, ca

Back in the spring, I spotted that this cafe would be opening a location in Sorrento Valley, not too far from my work. The idea of a little cafe with desserts set my heart aflame and I couldn’t wait for...

crunchy green beans from trader joe’s 5

crunchy green beans from trader joe’s

I’ve got this new goal of trying to eat better and healthier and to not eat out as often. In trying to achieve this goal, I visited Trader Joe’s to see what kind of snacks I could wrangle up to...

elijah’s restaurant and delicatessen / la jolla – san diego, ca 3

elijah’s restaurant and delicatessen / la jolla – san diego, ca

Elijah’s is a little place tucked away in La Jolla, near the Whole Foods on Nobel Dr. I’ve been here a few times throughout the years and the food has been consistently good. It’s a New York style deli, which...

the original pancake house / clairemont – san diego, ca 5

the original pancake house / clairemont – san diego, ca

I’ve lived in San Diego just about all of my life, and I hadn’t been here until last year. What’s wrong with me? Do I not love pancakes? No. That’s not it. I was just sheltered. I thought IHOP was...

smile booster / product review 1

smile booster / product review

I decided it was time to write about something appropriate for our “etc” category, which up to now has received no posts. I periodically stop at Mitsuwa for my favorite corn-popped snacky treats that I can’t remember the name of,...