big kitchen cafe | south park / san diego, ca

I was recently invited to try the Big Kitchen Cafe by Josh at Polidigitial. He arranged for Jake and I to come by one Sunday morning (well… afternoon) to get some breakfast grub. In all of the years of living here and of hearing about the Big Kitchen, I’ve never […] Read More

Free FryDay at Chick-fil-A

Got some time off in the afternoon on Friday, March 4th? Then stop by Chick-fil-A for some FREE fries! Between 2 and 4 pm, ketchup lovers who ask for Heinz® Dip & Squeeze® Ketchup at all Chick-fil-A restaurants will receive a FREE medium order of Chick-fil-A Waffle Potato Fries (limit […] Read More

johnny rebs’ / trip to calico ghost town | victorville, ca

Over President’s Day Weekend, Jake and I took the kids on a little road trip out to Barstow – the halfway point to Las Vegas – a place where there is not a whole lot to do. Our actual destination for the weekend was the Calico Ghost Town which was […] Read More

bully’s east | mission valley / san diego, ca

I was left to my own devices one recent Saturday afternoon and I thought, “You should treat yourself to some lunch.” I agreed with myself and began a little internet search to figure out where to go for lunch that was somewhat nearby. I was on call for work so […] Read More

annie belle’s “famous” wings & greens | rolando / san diego, ca

Update: This restaurant is now closed. Annie Belle’s “Famous” Wings & Greens is a local restaurant serving up Southern soul food and is just a hop away from another Southern restaurant, Bonnie Jean’s Soul Food. We’ve passed Annie Belle’s tons of times on our way to the freeway from Jake’s […] Read More

zio’s italian restaurant / north park | san diego, ca

Update: This restaurant is now closed. This is another one of my “Adventures in Groupons!” in which I buy certificates for places I have never been to before and drag Jake (or another accomplice) along for adventurous eating. We’ve had some hits and we’ve had some misses to the point […] Read More

nothing says love like chocolate dipped strawberries

I was at this little market in Lemon Grove called “Farmer’s Market” to pick up some carne asada for dinner tonight when I noticed they were selling boxes of stem-on strawberries for $2.99 a pack (which had about 20 strawberries in it). I immediately thought of chocolate covered strawberries and […] Read More

super cocina / city heights | san diego, ca

Super Cocina is a very unassuming place. It doesn’t look like much. It’s easy to pass by. It’s got a teeny tiny parking lot. Even walking inside makes you wonder if you’ve made the right decision in stopping here. But you have. Oh yes, you have. You walk up to […] Read More