August, 2014

patron secret dining society
August 27th, 2014 etc, Mary Mary Desjean 14 Comments

Awhile ago I signed up for this site called Patron Social Club. I don’t remember why or how I had heard about it, but I read about “secret dining” events and I thought, “Well heck yeah, I’d want to go!” I promptly forgot about it after that. Fast forward to a few weeks ago when I got a newsletter that said you could email them for a spot to the upcoming San Diego event. I submitted my name and a …

big bite bacon fest – 2014 recap
July 14th, 2014 Del Mar, etc, Mary, San Diego County Mary Desjean 10 Comments

On the second to last day of the fair, Jake and I attended the dinner session of the Big Bite Bacon Fest thanks to Big Bite Events. Since I already been to the fair, we got there about an hour before the event and wandered around a little bit before the VIP admission began at 5:30PM. Jake didn’t have anything in particular he wanted to see so we didn’t spend the whole day there.

VIP admission nets you an extra hour …

scoring tickets with scorebig.com
July 10th, 2014 etc, Mary Mary Desjean 2 Comments

“Scoring” tickets! See what I did there? I’m sure you did and I’m also sure you’re groaning at me right now but it’s okay. Let me tell you about this new site I was invited to try out called ScoreBig. ScoreBig is sort of like the Priceline of ticket sales for sports games, concerts, and Broadway shows. You check out what events they have, select where you want to sit and offer a bid on the tickets.
When you go to …

lemon aid charity event
June 19th, 2014 Coronado, etc, Mary, San Diego County Mary Desjean 0 Comments

I got a flyer this week about a Lemon “Aid” charity event put on by UR Charities  that’s happening this Saturday! It’s a local event over in Coronado where they will be doing a “Lemon Cookoff” – kind of like a chili cookoff, but with everything flavored with lemon!
If I had gotten the flyer earlier I might have even signed up to participate…
But I’ll go as a visitor instead! You buy tasting tickets and then your ticket acts as a …

San Diego Food Bloggers Bake Sale: Get Your Goodies On
May 14th, 2014 etc, Mary Mary Desjean 2 Comments

The San Diego Food Bloggers Bake Sale is coming up VERY SOON – like, this Saturday, May 17th, 2014! Our little group decided to branch out and we are now supporting the local San Diego Food Bank and their Foods 4 Kids Backpack program!

“The Food 4 Kids Backpack Program provides weekend food packages to chronically hungry elementary school students from low-income households who are at risk of hunger over the weekend when free school meals are unavailable.
Every Friday afternoon students …

taste of hillcrest 2014 recap
April 25th, 2014 etc, Hillcrest, Mary, San Diego County Mary Desjean 8 Comments

One more recap and then I’m totally GOING ON VACATION. YESSSSSS. I already mentioned this but I’ll be in Florida, visiting various parts I have never seen before and hopefully sampling a lot of key lime pie. I’ve got a few posts lined up for next week (or well, I’m working on it anyway) so you can still enjoy some random crap awesome things while I’m gone. I’ll be posting photos of my adventuring on Instagram if you want to …

college area taste 2014 recap
April 22nd, 2014 College, Mary, San Diego County Mary Desjean 10 Comments

I meant to post this last week but the week kind of got away from me! Here’s my recap of the College Area Taste!
Jake and I left a little early so we could get there before the event started to pick up our tickets at will call. While getting our tickets, Lynn and Dennis of Oh-So Yummy arrived at the same time. She was the winner of my giveaway and the four of us ended up going around the whole …

taste of downtown 2013 event recap
October 14th, 2013 Downtown, Mary, San Diego County Mary Desjean 8 Comments

I was invited to attend the Taste of Downtown by McFarlane Promos and I happily accepted. I meant to go the last two years (!!) but something came up both times and I wasn’t able to make it. Stacey was my cohort for the evening and we planned on tackling this event the simple way: just go down 5th and swing around to 6th until we hit 14 spots.
Why 14? Stacey insisted we should do one more than the last …

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