November, 2013

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, we headed out to explore a bit of the area.

There was lots of pretty scenery and lovely trees everywhere. We tried to visit the Discovery Center and the Park Ranger station but they were both closed that day. We ended up just …

teddy bear restaurant / big bear lake, ca

Sidenote: I’ve put up an image/link on ways to help the survivors of Typhoon Haiyan (or Yolanda, as referred to in the Philippines) in my sidebar. I visited Tacloban City as a child and cannot imagine the devastation that’s happening there in the aftermath of the typhoon. We have heard through the grapevine that our immediate family is okay and can only hope that continues to be the case. If you can donate anything, please do! Okay, back to blogging…
I’ve …

lemon grove deli / lemon grove – san diego, ca
August 20th, 2012Lemon Grove, Mary, San Diego CountyMary Desjean 4 Comments

The Lemon Grove Deli is a little restaurant that’s nestled in the heart of Lemon Grove. It’s in amongst the many little shops and businesses in Downtown Lemon Grove, near the trolley station. The Lemon Grove Deli serves up some mean breakfast and then also does sandwiches in the afternoons. You can stop by on Sunday and get breakfast until 2PM – which is what Jake and I did on a recent weekend.
This is one of my “adventures in groupons!” …

the huddle / mission hills – san diego, ca
July 23rd, 2012Mary, Mission Hills, San Diego CountyMary Desjean 3 Comments

I first read about the Huddle over on Dennis’s blog, A Radiused Corner. It’s been tickling the back of my mind for awhile now. I’ve been searching for a good “go-to” place for breakfast and looking for the elusive “perfect” hash browns after my favorite place for hash browns closed last year.
The Huddle has recently earned a place in my heart with it’s down-home, “sit and stay awhile” feel. This local, family owned restaurant has been around for quite awhile …

the outpost cafe truck stop / hesperia, ca

Last year we went out to Calico Ghost Town over President’s Day weekend and we made the same trek last month for a weekend of civil war battles, good old fashioned learning and fun. We had all been looking forward to revisiting Johnny Reb’s, a Southern themed restaurant that seemed to be the perfect place to go in junction with civil war battlements. It was not meant to be though as we learned that the restaurant had located it’s Victorville …

chicken pie diner / poway – san diego, ca
November 14th, 2011Cheap Eats, Mary, Poway, San Diego CountyMary Desjean 7 Comments

One rainy evening I was on my own for dinner.
Since it was just me, I didn’t feel like dirtying up a whole kitchen just to feed myself. All I wanted to do was sit inside in pajama’s and read all night. But I still needed to eat, so I trekked out to an old haunt for some fresh and tasty comfort food. Comfort food seems to taste better on rainy days, don’t you think?
I headed out to the Chicken Pie …

san diego chicken pie shop / north park – san diego, ca
August 29th, 2011Cheap Eats, Mary, North Park, San Diego CountyMary Desjean 17 Comments

The San Diego Chicken Pie Shop is a classic diner. I’m pretty sure the decor inside hasn’t changed in years. It looks the same as it did when I was a kid. Chock full of chicken figurines with the same old booths and tables inside the restaurant.

The only thing that seems to have changed is they finally take credit cards (yay!) and the prices have increased. It’s still dirt cheap, though. If you’re really looking to save, you can get …

maryjane’s coffee shop – hard rock hotel / downtown – san diego, ca
April 25th, 2011Downtown, Mary, San Diego CountyMary Desjean 1 Comments

Recently I was invited by the PR rep for Maryjane’s Coffee Shop at the Hard Rock Hotel to come down for a special media dinner to showcase their new chef and some new additions to their restaurant’s menu. Jake and I went down on a Thursday night with a bunch of other media guests for a lovely 5 course dinner to sample and try out. We usually don’t dig going Downtown for much, but our visit to Maryjane’s was pleasant …

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My name is Mary and I live in San Diego. I've been blogging since 2006 as a hobby - it's my fun, creative outlet! Some random things about me: I'm a front end web developer, I love peanut butter, cookies, warm cupcakes, puppy noses, star gazing, new bags of sugar, sprinkles, cupcake wrappers, egg rolls, eating french fries with ice cream, driving with the windows down, snuggling, wes anderson movies, staying up too late reading a good book and Jake. These are my adventures in all things food. Hope you enjoy the ride.
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