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filling station cafe / orange – orange county, ca 1

filling station cafe / orange – orange county, ca

The Filling Station Cafe in the city of Orange, one block north of the circle, has a cute, garden atmosphere in the outside patio, and a retro diner feel on the inside. Because they close at 3 p.m. though, I...

panera bread 2

panera bread

yeah, it’s a chain. but it’s close to my house, they have free wi-fi, and if you stay and drink coffee there you can have as many refills as you want. i’ve been here a few times, to work or...

shamrock & thistle / garden grove – orange county, ca 1

shamrock & thistle / garden grove – orange county, ca

The Shamrock & Thistle is a small British market in Garden Grove, with frozen bangers, little cake mixes, barley water, candy, and an assortment of other foods and gifts to entertain you or satisfy your desire for British goods. Attached...

hudson bay seafood / point loma – san diego, ca 1

hudson bay seafood / point loma – san diego, ca

You know Saturdays around here are usually reserved for Maya and going to the dog park. Well, it was still reserved for her, but instead we went to Harbor Island and walked around near the bay under cloudy skies and...

pepper’s deli / bucky’s of boston 0

pepper’s deli / bucky’s of boston

Yesterday I went to Pepper’s Deli (formely Tout de Suite) for lunch before heading to the dog park. It’s a little deli off Poway Road next to Dixieline Lumber. It must have just been taken over since it still had...

lienzo charro / poway – san diego, ca 0

lienzo charro / poway – san diego, ca

Around here, Saturdays are for Maya. We headed out to the dog park as usual. I didn’t get any breakfast so my plan was to get some gas at the Arco station on Scripps Poway Parkway before heading to the...

l&l hawaiian barbecue 0

l&l hawaiian barbecue

For lunch today I decided I’d be adventurous and try something new. I went to L&L Hawaiian Barbecue in the Mira Mesa Mall. I couldn’t remember where it was exactly – the sign for it is past the mall a...

pasadena eats 0

pasadena eats

I went to Pasadena this weekend to visit Alyssa. Saturday can pretty much be summed up if you read Alyssa’s post on her web site (food, movie, bookstores, food, bingo, white russians, movie). At Auntie Em’s we both had these...