Tagged: american

late night happy hour at the lazy dog restaurant / mission valley – san diego, ca 6

late night happy hour at the lazy dog restaurant / mission valley – san diego, ca

The last few softball games Jake has had have been later in the evening – at 8:30PM. This gave us a chance to check out some late night happy hours I’d been curious about. The first one we went to...

failed recipe: wonzonies 12

failed recipe: wonzonies

The buffalo wings I put up yesterday turned out good despite the oven mishaps. But on the flip side of that, I also made a recipe that was a total fail. It hurts a little to think about it. But...

harry’s coffee shop / la jolla, ca 5

harry’s coffee shop / la jolla, ca

Nestled in downtown La Jolla, Harry’s Coffee Shop is an established landmark that’s been serving up breakfast and lunch since 1960.  Now run by the family’s second generation, the restaurant is a throwback to traditional east coast diners with a long counter, vinyl booths, Norman Rockwell prints and vintage sports memorabilia lining the walls.  It’s warm, comfortable and familiar.

lemonade / newport beach, ca 4

lemonade / newport beach, ca

For dinner, I choose Lemonade. Lemonade is a Los Angeles chain, serving American style cafeteria food. The only reason I ever heard of Lemonade in the first place is because I was sent a copy of their new cookbook earlier...

holly jolly mocktails at the pony room/ rancho santa fe – san diego, ca 2

holly jolly mocktails at the pony room/ rancho santa fe – san diego, ca

If you’re looking for an alternative way to celebrate the coming of the New Year, something a little more on the sober side, you might want to check out some of the holiday “Mocktails” that a few restaurants have got...

bella vista social club and caffe / la jolla – san diego, ca 8

bella vista social club and caffe / la jolla – san diego, ca

I’ve been wanting to check out Bella Vista Social Club for awhile after I had read Jinxi’s post about it earlier this year. At the time it was too far away for me to go for lunch, but since our...

[giveaway] daphne’s $50 gift card (just because) 2

[giveaway] daphne’s $50 gift card (just because)

Oh my goodness. It’s December. Where did the year go?! I don’t think I’m prepared for this whole Christmas thing yet, especially not when it’s been in the 70’s lately. Ahh, the glamorous life of a San Diegan. To celebrate...

turkey day! 10

turkey day!

I hope you and your family had a very lovely turkey day, er Thanksgiving, yesterday! I just chilled out at home, helped with making the dinner (which was a true “dinner” this year – Jake had to work until 6PM...

lunching with co-workers 4

lunching with co-workers

Since it’s been awhile since I took some of these photos, I must come to the conclusion I’ll never do a “proper” full-fledged post. And since I’m feeling lazy before the big start of the holidays, you get this mis-match...

lumberjack cafe / big bear lake, ca 5

lumberjack cafe / big bear lake, ca

Back to Big Bear posts! The next day when we woke up after arriving in Big Bear, there was a nice dusting of snow everywhere.  My shiny car got it’s first layer of snow as well! After a little breakfast,...