October, 2013

taste of downtown 2013 event recap
October 14th, 2013Downtown, Mary, San Diego Countymary 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 …

dos equis “most interesting dinner” recap
August 2nd, 2013etc, Marymary 2 Comments

A couple of weeks ago I had the great fortune to attend the Dos Equis “Most Interesting Dinner” with Craig Thornton of Wolvesmouth, which took place during Comic Con and was . I didn’t actually go to Comic Con, but Jake and I did wander around Downtown before the dinner and saw many interesting people and things. It’s amazing to me how every year Comic Con swoops in and changes the landscape of the Gaslamp Quarter and the Convention Center. …

[event] big bite bacon fest recap
June 26th, 2013etc, Marymary 16 Comments

Warning: many, many photos ahead! Many including the holy grail of foods: BACON.
You’ve been warned.

Here’s a non-food photo to warm you up to the onslaught.
Jake and I got to the fair in the mid-afternoon, a little while before the Bacon Fest started. I had skipped lunch and was seriously thinking about getting something else from the fair to tide me over until the fest started. Luckily, I wisely decided to just wait. So… no fair foods this year!

We waited with …

taco tuesday at ballast point / scripps ranch – san diego, ca

Taco Tuesdays are a huge thing here in San Diego. It usually means a special deal on mini tacos at various taco shops and bars around town. But at Ballast Point Brewery in Scripps Ranch they’re doing things a little differently with Root Cellar Catering Co. The tacos here  are all made with different Ballast Point beers, putting a unique twist on the typical taco.

Root Cellar Catering Co. is a husband and wife team (Jamie and Marie) who have put …

coast of pacific beach restaurant walk 2013 – san diego, ca

Last month I was invited to go to the Coast of Pacific Beach Restaurant Walk. Since it was held in mid-May, of course the clouds rolled in early and made for a gray evening. But no matter – Laura and I still did our fare share of walking and visited 13 of the 28 restaurants on the list. Not bad!

[honey goat cheese crostini at moray's in the catamaran hotel]
We started at the end of the list and worked our way …

blogiversary week + giveaway to big bite bacon fest
May 20th, 2013etc, Marymary 33 Comments

This week marks This Tasty Life’s 7th Blogiversary and I can hardly believe I’ve been blogging for that long! In honor of the blogiversary, I’ll be holding five different giveaways this week. Please stay tuned each day for a new giveaway!
I’m kicking off the week with a giveaway that involves the joy of BACON.
My love of bacon is pretty strong, considering the fact that recently I went on a Bacon Crawl and managed to not OD on bacon or get …

[event] coast of pacific beach restaurant walk
May 7th, 2013etc, Marymary 0 Comments

Pacific Beach is more than just a college bar scene and more than just a place for beach bums to hang out. They’ve also got a ton of restaurants packed into this area of town. If you’re not familiar with all of them or are simply just interested in seeing what Pacific Beach has got to offer in term of food, then the upcoming Coast of Pacific Beach Restaurant Walk on May 21, 2013 will be the perfect way for …

[event] dishcrawl north park / win a ticket to dishcrawl + discounts

Dishcrawl is a relatively new dining experience that’s hit the streets here in San Diego recently. With a few neighborhoods already tucked under their belt, Dishcrawl is looking to explore the trendy and hip North Park in it’s next upcoming crawl – which is just around the corner on May 7th!

If you’ve been itching to crawl around North Park to try out a few tasty digs, then Dishcrawl might just be the event you’re looking for. They’ll be visiting four …

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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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