April, 2016

wong’s golden palace | la mesa

Jake and I had our 9 year anniversary recently (yes… 9!!) and for our anniversary Jake wanted to pick the restaurant. That’s how we ended up at Wong’s Golden Palace in La Mesa. I have a vague memory of going here when I was kid. Jake and I have passed the place a ton of times with it’s kind of retro fake “palace” exterior. It was high time to try it as an adult.

The entrance to the restaurant is actually …

hiking at palomar mountain + the buffet at harrah’s rincon casino

During our mini staycation, we took off to Palomar Mountain for a fun (and tiring) nature hike. I wanted to revisit the Palomar Mountain School where I (and T) went for sixth grade camp. We also went to The Buffet at Harrah’s Rincon Casino for lunch! More on the buffet later. First up… breakfast!
Breakfast at Starbucks
If it’s after 6AM, there are only 2 options for breakfast at Harrah’s. If it’s before 6AM then Pink’s will be in the mix for …

parkhouse eatery | university heights

Oh boy, another brunch post! It’s what I like to do on the weekends. I can’t help it, man. I hadn’t thought about brunching but Lynn from oh-soyummy posted a little note about wanting to get weekend brunch and I suggested Parkhouse Eatery. Viola! Brunch plans were made! Here’s a little secret: if you suggest wanting to go get brunch, chances are I’ll grab the bait. 

One of the reasons I choose Parkhouse Eatery was for it’s dog friendly patio. 

Maya has been coming …

fig tree cafe | pacific beach

Travel posts are over for awhile now – back to San Diego stuff! Over the week we checked out another breakfast spot – because helloooo – I love breakfast! Jake, T, Maya and I were running an errand near Pacific Beach. I actually wanted to go to Leilani’s Cafe but their credit card machine was down and they were only accepting cash. I didn’t have enough to cover breakfast so we ended up going next door to the Fig Tree …

TIABI Coffee & Waffle Bar: Our last meal in Vegas
March 2nd, 2016 Cheap Eats, Las Vegas, Mary, Travel Mary 2 Comments

And now… for my last Vegas post! After some “just okay” dinner at a Chinese place called China Mama (which we visited last time) and some gambling (I finally played roulette – and won!), we hit the hay late in the evening and were surprisingly up at a reasonable hour on Sunday morning. We gathered our stuff and prepared to get out of dodge on the early side – before most folks were even starting to stir.

After check-out, we headed …

lulu’s bread & breakfast + hiking in red rock canyon in vegas
February 24th, 2016 Las Vegas, Mary, Travel Mary 6 Comments

Jake and I spent a lazy day at the hotel after we got into Vegas. We had plans to go out and do Fremont Street and the like… but ended up just watching TV or staring out of our cool 26th story window. Sometimes you just need a night of doing nothing to kick off your vacation! The next morning we were up and about and headed out to breakfast far, far away from the strip at a little place …

[revisit] the huddle
February 17th, 2016 Mary, Mission Hills, San Diego County Mary 2 Comments

A couple of weekends ago Jake and I continued our breakfast pilgramage and revisited a spot we haven’t been to in awhile: The Huddle! The Huddle is an old school diner nestled into the heart of Mission Hills. A lot of change has happened on Goldfinch Street. Back in the day this is where Phil’s BBQ was located and a few of the restaurants have been swapped out for newer spots, like The Patio. The Huddle looks the same though …

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