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taste of downtown 2013 event recap 8

taste of downtown 2013 event recap

I was invited to attend the Taste of Downtown by McFarlane Promos and I happily accepted. I meant to go the last two years (!!) but something came up both times and I wasn’t able to make it. Stacey was...

minecraft birthday cake 6

minecraft birthday cake

Cake decorating post alert! Alert! Alert! I don’t know why I felt the need to give you so many alerts. But hey, there’s some geeky video gaming cake decorating going on over here today and I hope you’ve prepared for...

best cheap eats in san diego, ca 6

best cheap eats in san diego, ca

This post is written as a part of ShopMoxie’s Best of the US Series! San Diego is filled to the brim with fancy places here and there. As a local, you’ll rarely find me eating out Downtown or in the...

pear picking in julian at o’dell’s organic orchard (because apple picking is too mainstream) 4

pear picking in julian at o’dell’s organic orchard (because apple picking is too mainstream)

A little scenic drive up into the mountains was what awaited us one recent Saturday… I always love the windy roads with trees covering both sides of the road. Maya was even part of the crew that day! Eventually we...

social life pizza / college – san diego, ca 10

social life pizza / college – san diego, ca

A couple of weeks ago, I got a PR release about a new pizza spot opening up in the College area, right around the corner from where Jake lives. (Note: I did *not* get invited here, that’s just how I...

top 5 san diego tacos + $25 giveaway to rubio’s

top 5 san diego tacos + $25 giveaway to rubio’s

Did you know that today is National Taco Day? Yeah, I didn’t either. I feel like taco day should be in another month, a Spring like month. I don’t know why though. Pretty much any day is a good day...

[product review & recipe] organic peanut butter brookies 10

[product review & recipe] organic peanut butter brookies

A few weeks ago I got an email from Stef of Canarsie Cookies asking if she could send me some of her “brookies”. What the heck is a brookie?! It’s like a brownie and a cookie got drunk one night...

cafe japengo / la jolla, ca 6

cafe japengo / la jolla, ca

Reminder: Don’t forgot to enter to win a $100 gift card to Islands Restaurants! I was recently invited to check out Cafe Japengo, a sushi/Japanese restaurant in La Jolla. They were bringing back bento boxes to their menu and I...

mastiff sausage company food truck / san diego, ca 2

mastiff sausage company food truck / san diego, ca

My work just moved to a new office in early September, closer to where the food trucks graze during lunch time. There’s sometimes 2 or 3 trucks in the area and one recent day I decided to swing on over...

islands restaurants, pineapple infused margaritas, $100 gift cards and you

islands restaurants, pineapple infused margaritas, $100 gift cards and you

I’m here with another peek at a few new items over at Islands Restaurants plus a sweet, sweet giveaway for you – a $100 gift card to Islands! See the end of this post for more information about the Islands...