June, 2014

eureka! burgers / la jolla utc – san diego, ca
June 18th, 2014 La Jolla, Mary, San Diego County, UTC Mary Desjean 8 Comments

I’ve been to Eureka! Burgers before – but never actually had a burger there. I’ve tried the salads and appetizers and I felt it was high time that I actually try one of their burgers. I was curious how it stacked up to the many, many other burger places we have here in San Diego.

[pearl street blues burger / $10.95]
On my first visit by my lonesome self (I don’t mind dining alone at restaurants – this has never bothered me …

el rey de las fritas / little havana – miami, fl
June 4th, 2014 Florida, Mary, Road Trips Mary Desjean 4 Comments

I only have a few Florida related posts left, so let me get to another one before I forget all about what Florida was like!
After cruising around Key West in the humid warm weather, we left the Keys and traveled up to Miami. I really wanted to have lunch in Miami and picked a place in Little Havana called El Rey de las Fritas.

I read about fritas on Yelp and after doing a Google search and they sounded interesting enough. …

southernmost beach cafe / key west, fl
May 19th, 2014 Florida, Mary, Road Trips Mary Desjean 8 Comments

Ahh, we’re finally getting the to the Key West posts! It was a long eight hour drive down to Key West from Tampa. Sarasota was about an hour away so after blunch we still had about seven hours ahead of us. Hoo boy. I didn’t do any of the driving, I just sat in the back seat and chilled out reading my books.
 
We drove through lots of swampland, which you pretty much can’t see. There’s a lot of green, then …

revisit to woody’s burger / miramar – san diego, ca
April 30th, 2014 Mary, Miramar, San Diego County Mary Desjean 2 Comments

I hadn’t visited Woody’s Burgers since last year when we had a uh… not so great experience with the food. I was recently invited to come back in and give Woody’s Burgers another shot – and I dragged my co-workers David and Matt along for the ride since they were with me during the first visit!

The menu looked to be about the same as our last visit.

These aren’t listed on the actual menu, but every table has this list of …

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 …

babs (bao’s awesome burgers) / convoy – san diego, ca
April 2nd, 2014 Kearny Mesa, Mary, San Diego County Mary Desjean 8 Comments

I’ve been sitting on a Groupon for Babs (Bao’s Awesome Burgers) for quite some time. We’ve tried to go a couple of times when it didn’t work out but this past weekend we finally made it in! Jake only had to circle us around the tiny lot once before someone left a spot that we were able to grab. I think Jake is a parking good luck charm.

For the Babs Groupon deal, we had the deal where you could get …

eating burgers at a taco shop | casa sonora / oak park – san diego, ca
March 31st, 2014 Cheap Eats, Mary, Oak Park, San Diego County Mary Desjean 9 Comments

Back in the day, Fred’s Old Fashioned Burgers was Jake and I’s favorite spot for burgers. It was in our regular rotation even though we had to go alllllll the way out to El Cajon for it. I loved their peanut butter chocolate shakes dearly and I especially loved their simple burgers and tasty french fries. We noticed a serious decline in quality and customer service before the El Cajon location shut down last year. There was still Alpine, but …

san diego burger week roundup
March 14th, 2014 Cheap Eats, Mary, San Diego County Mary Desjean 18 Comments

I read about San Diego CityBeat’s San Diego Burger Week on Janice’s blog, Food is My Favorite. I had never heard of burger week before! A bunch of restaurants around San Diego are offering up burgers for a mere $5. Every burger is a little bit different, with different toppings and various takes and there are even a few veggie burgers thrown in for the non-meat eating folks. Here’s my recap of the few places I tried during week – …

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