October, 2014

werewolf american pub / downtown san diego
October 21st, 2014 Downtown, Mary, San Diego County Mary Desjean 10 Comments

Jake’s birthday is approximately 20 days before mine. We don’t always celebrate on his actual birthday though since S’s birthday is on the 2nd and he doesn’t want to steal his thunder. Instead we celebrated after his actual day. I made the whole thing a “Surprise! Woohoo!” evening and didn’t tell him where we were going. Jake’s mom graciously dropped us off Downtown as I had arranged transport home through Blacklane. Our first stop: dinner at Werewolf American Pub.

I didn’t …

win tickets to the wedge cheese festival in escondido!
October 10th, 2014 Escondido, Giveaways, Mary, San Diego County Mary Desjean 5 Comments

Did you know that there’s a Cheese Festival that takes place in San Diego County? CHEESE FEST! Dear god, how did I not ever know about this before?!

The Wedge Cheese Festival is a local wine, beer and cheese festival happening up in Escondido, CA on October 25, 2014. I was invited to go to the event but as this falls on my birthday, I already made other plans for the day! How sad. A whole festival of cheese on my …

common theory public house
September 23rd, 2014 Kearny Mesa, Mary, San Diego County Mary Desjean 8 Comments

Common Theory Public House is a gastropub that popped up in Kearny Mesa earlier this year. It’s in the same lot at Yes! Pingo, Blush Desserts and my chiropractor (not food related). It’s hard to pop in a visit here now that they don’t serve lunch on Monday’s (which is generally the day I go see my chiropractor). But a few switcheroo’s in appointments allowed me to check out Common Theory Public House a couple of times.

I visited this space …

southpaw social club / downtown – san diego, ca
June 9th, 2014 Downtown, Mary, San Diego County Mary Desjean 14 Comments

I waited until the very last day to use my LivingSocial deal for Southpaw Social Club. Like the LAST DAY. LivingSocial put it into the “expired” section of the app and I freaked out a little but then I realized they probably don’t expire it by time so I knew the sucker was still good. Jake came with me as my cohort for this trip (not a surprise, I’m sure) and we enjoyed a nice evening out. Lucky for us …

isa.bella artisan pizzeria / clairemont – san diego, ca
April 24th, 2014 Clairemont, Mary, San Diego County Mary Desjean 13 Comments

I couldn’t decide where we should go for our anniversary. With our upcoming trip to Florida (we leave Sunday!!!), we’ve been trying to cut back a little on eating out to save money for the trip. I suggested that I should make dinner to which Jake replied, “You always make dinner. Why don’t I make it?” A day or so later he suggested we check out Isa.bella Pizzeria since a) I mentioned there was a LivingSocial deal for it, b) …

mr. peabody’s bar & grill / encinitas, ca
April 14th, 2014 Encinitas, Mary, San Diego County Mary Desjean 8 Comments

Mr. Peabody’s is a cool little dive bar/grill in Encinitas, CA that I was invited to check out last week. It’s tuckered into a strip mall right off the freeway at Encinitas Blvd. It’s kind of hard to spot since the sign doesn’t really stand out and it’s way back in the lot, but it’s worth a visit to this semi-hidden spot!

They got some sweet happy hour deals as well as Daily Specials plus live entertainment nearly every evening. You …

rocky’s crown pub / pacific beach – san diego, ca
December 17th, 2013 Cheap Eats, Mary, Pacific Beach, San Diego County Mary Desjean 10 Comments

I’ve been wanting to take Jake here for a long ass time and a few weeks ago I was finally able to take him! We tried to go a few times this week, mistakenly making the attempt on the weekend or during prime sports game viewing periods. These are NOT the ideal times to go since Rocky’s is not a big place. We ended up going one Wednesday evening after Jake’s first league softball game (his team’s name? Ball Busters. …

lunching with co-workers
November 27th, 2013 etc, Mary, Mira Mesa, Miramar, San Diego County Mary Desjean 4 Comments

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 of photos and little stories of a few places I visited with my co-workers.
On Friday’s I give my co-workers a choice between two places – usually places I really want to visit or sound interesting to me. Here’s a few …

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