April, 2016

the cafe at harrah’s rincon casino | valley center

Last week it was Spring Break for Jake and T. To “celebrate”,  my folks got us a free room at Harrah’s Rincon Casino and we had a staycation. The resort is far enough away to feel like you’re out of town, but still close enough to home. On our first night we decided to have dinner at The Cafe at Harrah’s Rincon – one of the sit down restaurants at the resort casino. 

Harrah’s is pretty kid-friendly as well, though the kids still are not allowed to …

kung fu tea | kearny mesa

Every other Monday I go down to see my chiropractor and when I was leaving from his office, I spotted a new tea place that had just opened up called Kung Fu Tea. Dr. Gilmour came out when he saw he hanging outside looking at the Kung Fu Tea shop and vouched for it, telling me it was really good. I was totally in the mood for some milk tea so I went in.

This is my “I’m driving, oh crap …

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 …

lemon grove cafe
February 5th, 2016 Lemon Grove, Mary, San Diego County Mary 7 Comments

Last weekend we went out to breakfast on Saturday AND Sunday, my friends. How exciting! I really wanted to hit up the Crack Shack last Sunday but the rainy weather made me change my mind about that. Instead… two days of breakfast restaurants! On Sunday we stayed near Jake’s place and went to the Lemon Grove Cafe, which used to be the Antique Row Cafe. 

Jake had always wanted to go to the Antique Row Cafe but sadly missed his chance. …

crest cafe
December 21st, 2015 Hillcrest, Mary, San Diego County Mary 2 Comments

A few weeks ago I was invited to head down to Crest Cafe for a blogger dinner – complete with a van ride thanks to the fine folks from The DD (Drunk Driver) Van Service. Van ride = I don’t have to try and search for parking in Hillcrest = score for me!

I once went to the family owned Crest Cafe many years ago. I think I had a burger there and sat in one of the booths in the …

thyme in the ranch

A few weeks ago, Jake was working at an event up in Rancho Santa Fe with T and I tagged along to hang out with them while they worked doing airbrush tattoos. I stopped over at a place within walking distance called Thyme in the Ranch for a little bit of breakfast.

Rancho Santa Fe is a pretty fancy-shamancy looking area. The Downtown-like area we were in looked a bit like an English garden. Thyme in the Ranch fits in well …

bagatelle cafe & bistro
August 24th, 2015 Mary, Miramar, San Diego County Mary 6 Comments

Bagatelle Cafe & Bistro is one of the newer restaurants to open up recently in the Miramar area. I love it when new places open up around my office – it gives me new foods to try! Bagatelle Cafe is in the same strip mall as SuperNatural Sandwiches and they serve French-American food for breakfast and lunch. I’ve been a few times and feel I can now properly assess them.

[bbq steak sandwich]
The very first time I went to Bagatelle Cafe, …

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