April, 2014

[giveaway] taste of hillcrest coming up on april 19th, 2014 + win tickets!
April 9th, 2014 Giveaways, Hillcrest, Mary, San Diego County Mary Desjean 10 Comments

The 14th Annual Taste of Hillcrest is just around the corner! I last attended this event in 2012 and Jake and I had a blast going around and trying the crazy amount of samples available from over 40 restaurants in the neighborhood. There are 40 restaurants participating – making it one of the larger “taste” events in San Diego.

These taste events are always a ton of fun – it’s a great chance to see what’s in the neighborhood with a …

college area taste / april 13th, 2014 + win tickets!
April 3rd, 2014 Giveaways, Mary Mary Desjean 2 Comments

The College Area Taste is coming back for it’s 4th year on Sunday April 13th! I have heard about the event in the past but have not managed to make it before. 22 restaurants in the College Area are participating offering up samples and treats! It’s a fun day of eating and walking around the neighborhood.

Some of the restaurants on the self-guided tour are a little far apart but the Old Town Trolley will be there to assist when you …

firehouse subs revisit + giveaway!

Recently I was invited to come back into Firehouse Subs for a special dinner with the co-founder, Robin Sorensen, who entertained a group of us with stories, jokes, and more importantly some food! Firehouse Subs has more recently started expanding out here in the West with over 700+ locations under their belt, so it was fun to hear hear a few tales about how the business started. It was also great to speak with and hear from one of the …

revisit to souplantation + a giveaway!

Souplantation is one of the only buffets that I find acceptable to dine at. Everything tastes much fresher and there’s a good variety of items to get here. I was recently invited to dine here to check out a few of their newer menu items.

 Jake, S and I went to the Souplantation in Mira Mesa one recent weekend after going to see the Lego Movie (which was super cute and you super have to go see it). It was in …

harry’s coffee shop giveaway
January 21st, 2014 etc, Mary Mary Desjean 0 Comments

Hello! We are back with another little tidbit about Harry’s Coffee Shop – the place my minion friend, David, wrote about last week. If you need a refresher, go and check out his review on Harry’s again. Go on, I’ll wait.
Okay, awesome! So now that you’d refreshed your memory, I’ve got a giveaway that should have gone with the post last week… but oh well. It’s happening today instead. Harry’s Coffee Shop wants to treat FIVE lovely readers to a …

[giveaway] daphne’s $50 gift card (just because)
December 3rd, 2013 Giveaways, Mary Mary Desjean 2 Comments

Oh my goodness. It’s December. Where did the year go?! I don’t think I’m prepared for this whole Christmas thing yet, especially not when it’s been in the 70′s lately. Ahh, the glamorous life of a San Diegan.
To celebrate December, and to celebrate the start of the Christmas season, I am in the gift giving mood with a $50 gift card to Daphne’s California Greek Cafe (thanks to Daphne’s and their generous ways). I was also able to pick a …

[giveaway] win a $50 dining card to roy’s restaurant
November 15th, 2013 etc, Giveaways, Multiple Locations Mary Desjean 45 Comments

I’ve got more one trick up my sleeve for this Friday – and that’s a new giveaway for one lucky reader! It’s because I love you  guys. This giveaway is courtsey of Roy’s Restaurant. I’ve only visited once, at the location Downtown near Seaport Village. It’s a super pretty spot with a beautiful view of the bay – perfect for a special occasion or anytime you feel you just need to get away from it all.
Roy’s Restaurant is now featuring …

top 5 san diego tacos + $25 giveaway to rubio’s
October 4th, 2013 Cheap Eats, Mary, San Diego County Mary Desjean 44 Comments

Did you know that today is National Taco Day? Yeah, I didn’t either. I feel like taco day should be in another month, a Spring like month. I don’t know why though. Pretty much any day is a good day for tacos. I’m here with two things for you! 1) A list of 5 tacos (my top 5) and 2) a gift card giveaway for $25 to Rubio’s so you can get your taco on.
Let’s begin!

[avocado corn fish taco from …

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