urbane cafe + coronado brewing company

Mira Mesa got a new restaurant last month! It’s over in the shopping center with the Fresh & Easy and the food court. It replaces the vacant bagel shop that shuttered earlier this year. The new place? Urbane Cafe. Urbane Cafe is a chain restaurant that started out in Ventura, CA […] Read More

san diego restaurant week recap

In addition to my preview of San Diego Restaurant Week at Prepkitchen, I managed to visit three more spots to take advantage of Restaurant Week deals last week. Let’s recap! Davanti Entoeca / $15 Lunch I went out for lunch last week with a few of my co-workers and we headed […] Read More

ice cream, a lake, seafood and a wedding | east coast trip

Ice cream, a lake, seafood, and a wedding – not bad for our full first day in Massachusetts! After breakfast at Cruisers Malt Shoppe, we dropped off my aunt and cousin back at the hotel and we went for a little drive around my dad’s hometown of Fitchburg, MA. Well, […] Read More

bice ristorante

Last month on a nice, bright sunny afternoon, Jake, T and I went Downtown. Normally I avoid Downtown like the plague but I’ve found that daytime trips to Downtown really aren’t that bad. We were heading to a Padres vs Cardinals game that evening and scored excellent parking right across […] Read More

the money pit drive thru

Jake and I were up in the Northland (aka North County) for a little errand. The little errand took much longer than we though it would and it was quite late by the time we got around to eating dinner. I did some Yelpy research and found a place called […] Read More

cruisers malt shoppe / gardner, ma

On the morning of my cousin’s wedding, we all went out for breakfast to a local diner called Cruisers Malt Shoppe.  Cruisers Malt Shoppe is a cute little diner in a corner spot in downtown Gardner, MA. The outside has some cool murals on it! And inside Cruisers Malt Shoppe […] Read More

sdrw preview at prepkitchen little italy

It’s that time of year – San Diego Restaurant Week is here again! The day after we got back from Boston I was invited to check out Prepkitchen in Little Italy. It was a nice way to get back into the groove of being home again. Prepkitchen is apart of […] Read More

espresso pizza / fitchburg, ma

I am back from the East Coast! Boy, it’s great to be home and to NOT have to break out the GPS to get anywhere. I’m going to kick off the week with a Massachusetts post from the very first place we visited after landing in Boston – a pizza […] Read More