Philippe the Original – Los Angeles, CA

Philippe the Original is a spot I heard about a long time ago and just hadn’t tried before. They specialized in French Dipped Sandwiches and I figured this was a good spot to finally try one. Jake and I recently took a short road trip up to LA for food, […] Read More

13th Blogiversary Toast at Greystone Steakhouse

This Tasty Life has just turned 13! It’s crazy to think that back in 2006, Alyssa and I started this blog to write about food. We started food blogging the same year Twitter began and Facebook was made available to everyone to use (not just college kids). 2006 is the […] Read More

Buckboard’s Barbeque and Brew

Hi. My name is Mary. I write about food. Here’s a post about a place Jake and I visited recently in El Cajon called Buckboard’s Barbeque and Brew! It is a potential spot for our rehearsal dinner next year! Buckboard’s Barbeque and Brew has been a catering company in San […] Read More

Exploring the Windward Side of Oahu

Ooo, look at me, finally getting back to posting about trips I took last year… *ahem* Let’s continue the Hawaii adventure! On our third day in Hawaii, we got up super duper early and explored the Windward (East Coast and North Shore) side of Oahu. Sunrise Since we were still […] Read More

Texas de Brazil – Brazilian BBQ in Carlsbad, CA

Recently Jake and I celebrated our 12th dating anniversary! Thanks to an invite from Texas de Brazil, we were able to celebrate our anniversary in style! It’s not too often that we get to pig out on endless, delicious meats! Texas de Brazil is a new Brazilian BBQ restaurant in […] Read More

Lann Boon Asia Cafe – San Diego, CA

Lann Boon Asia Cafe is a tiny place a bit hidden from the road. I first came here with Lynn (Oh-So Yummy) and CC (Pink Candles at Ridgemont High) on a little food crawl in January and then recently I took Jake to check it out! It’s hard to see […] Read More

LA Visit to Sqirl, Mason’s Dumplings, The Pie Hole

Last month I took a little trip up to Los Angeles to see Alyssa, former blogger here before This Tasty Life was called This Tasty Life! I went up early on a Saturday morning and we spent the day eating all over LA. Woo! Sqirl The first place we went […] Read More

The Taco Stand – North Park

Jake and I decided that for our wedding we were gonna do tacos. It was a convenient surprise to get an invite to The Taco Stand since it doubled up as a review for food and for the wedding! The Taco Stand started off in La Jolla and has now […] Read More