this tasty life A San Diego Food Blog

croutons / la jolla – san diego, ca 1

croutons / la jolla – san diego, ca

I was in the La Jolla area yesterday scoping out the annual cake show that the San Diego Cake Club puts on every year. I was hungry and my lunch date bailed on me so I was on my own...

teri cafe / clairemont – san diego, ca 0

teri cafe / clairemont – san diego, ca

The Teri Cafe is a Teriyaki and Noodle House located in Clairemont, with 2 additional locations in Oceanside. They serve various teriyaki dishes and bowls along with ramen, udon, soba and other Japanese noodles in soups and stir frys. They...

cheeburger cheeburger / carmel mountain – san diego, ca 3

cheeburger cheeburger / carmel mountain – san diego, ca

Update: This restaurant is now closed. I spotted this place in December when I was in Carmel Mountain Ranch getting my oil changed over my meager Christmas break. I was killing time by going to Pier One and noticed this...

the tartan room / orange, ca 1

the tartan room / orange, ca

Stacey came to visit me a couple of weeks ago. After spending a day shopping for Sleazy Lounge Party clothes and watching many episodes of Dexter, we worked up a significant appetite. Not only that, but I wanted my dining...

nate’s cafe / city heights – san diego, ca 0

nate’s cafe / city heights – san diego, ca

My boyfriend works a lot and I wanted to get in some quality “us” time in the form of “let’s go get breakfast before you have to go to work”. I found a cute looking little cafe about five minutes...

lee’s sandwiches / irvine – orange county, ca 0

lee’s sandwiches / irvine – orange county, ca

I may not be a poor college student anymore, but as far as I’m concerned, cheapness is always awesome. When Mary, Travis and I decided to see Lars and the Real Girl at this theater in Irvine, we were looking...

roberto’s / mira mesa – san diego, ca 0

roberto’s / mira mesa – san diego, ca

imagine my surprise one night a few weeks ago when i suggested to my boyfriend that we just hit the burger king next to my house for a quick meal and he told me that it was closed. it was...

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...