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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,...

a taste of boston sports cafe / mira mesa – san diego, ca 6

a taste of boston sports cafe / mira mesa – san diego, ca

Update: This restaurant is now closed. This little cafe is attached to Boston’s Salon and Day Spa, off Mira Mesa Blvd. It’s in a funny little spot that you can’t really see from the road. The first time I actually...

h. salt, esq. / orange – orange county, ca 0

h. salt, esq. / orange – orange county, ca

I was sitting at a red light on Tustin Avenue in Orange, staring at all of the random small businesses, when I saw a storefront tucked deep into a small strip mall that I probably wouldn’t have seen if my...

byblos cafe: lamb shank night / orange – orange county, ca 2

byblos cafe: lamb shank night / orange – orange county, ca

This post isn’t about a restaurant as a whole, but about a very specific food occurrence: lamb shank night at the Byblos Cafe in Orange. I stopped there once for a breakfast pita-type thing that was cheap, light, and good,...

the starling diner / long beach – los angeles, ca 1

the starling diner / long beach – los angeles, ca

Being the lame cheapo person that I am, it’s pretty rare that I find a breakfast that, (a) I am willing to pay for, and (b) offers something new and interesting and lovely. Once when Mary was visiting and we...

bakery & cafe – big joy family / clairemont – san diego, ca 0

bakery & cafe – big joy family / clairemont – san diego, ca

The sign out front of this place just says “Bakery & Cafe” and in the middle of the signage there’s a URL listed “bigjoyfamily.com” – which goes to a site that no longer exists. Aside from the website woes, this...

scripps ranch farmer’s market / san diego, ca 0

scripps ranch farmer’s market / san diego, ca

I love farmer’s markets. I used to go to the Scripps Ranch one a whole lot, but not as much as I used to. I still like to visit though and sit outside, eating tasty things like tacos or gyros...