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Acquavite La Jolla

Just a few months old, a new addition has appeared on restaurant row Prospect street in downtown La Jolla. With a Tuscan theme and two chefs who hail from that part of Italy, Acquavite offers fresh dishes to bring Tuscany to your plate. Roast Chicken on Sizzling Salt Block Tempted in the menu by the…

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Craft Cocktails at IRIS Food & Spirits Del Mar

Just a few months old, a new addition has appeared on restaurant row Prospect street in downtown La Jolla. With a Tuscan theme and two chefs who hail from that part of Italy, Acquavite offers fresh dishes to bring Tuscany to your plate. Roast Chicken on Sizzling Salt Block Tempted in the menu by the…

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Toscana Café & Wine Bar

One of the most joyful things a foodie can experience is the accidental discovery of a true culinary gem. That happened about two years ago when we were strolling through the Gaslamp and stumbled across Toscana Café & Wine Bar. We’ve been in love ever since. Located on the corner of 5th and K street,…

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Beerfish

Love this place other than a little loud music on the patio.  Stopped by Sunday afternoon and had an amazing tray of 1/2 dozen oysters.  Super fresh and clean tasting and good sized too, served on and bed of ice.  I love that they don’t skimp on the fresh horseradish in the cocktail sauce.  I…

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Bleu Boheme 2017

This is by far my favorite French restaurant in San Diego! The charming ambiance with taper candles burning everywhere, complete with a big ball of dripping wax make you feel like you’re someplace romantic and special. I have grown to love table 20 which is in the back just to the right of the bar.…

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BO-beau Kitchen & Cache

BO-beau kitchen and Cache’ officially opened on Thursday, May 18 at 1027 University Avenue in Hillcrest. It’s a charming neighborhood bistro that doesn’t look too terribly different from its predecessor, 100 Wines. We were fortunate enough to attend their “mock service” prior to opening to make sure all was ready for their guests. The best…

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Fresh Rave for an Old Fave

If their iconic red serape tablecloths could talk, I would be in big trouble! Sadly, at the end of the long Prospect Street reign of Alfonso’s La Jolla, both the food and atmosphere had  gone very badly south. Even the once eye rollingly fabulous CARNE ASADA was meh. As the scene of countless youthful antics,…

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Social Tap – Beer, Cocktails and Taco Heaven!

Nothing says “morning after” or “night before” like Social Tap. Social Tap has two locations in San Diego, one just north of Petco Park’s outfield and one close to SDSU. I checked out the fare at the Petco location and boy was I happy I did! Located in a rustic brick building at 815 J…

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Bob’s Steak and Chop House

Texas based Bob’s Steak and Chop House has taken over the defunct Blue Fire Grill at what we locals call “La Costa”. What a welcome upgrade in dining for both the resort and Carlsbad itself! When it comes to classic Steakhouse ambiance, Bob’s has it nailed. The interiors are welcoming, woodsy and relaxed. The jar of colorful…

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Pacific Coast Grill

Ahhh…So what is more perfect than an oceanfront Sunday brunch?  After a Saturday filled with mind numbing Costco runs, garage cleaning and an endless list of honey-dos, you deserve a little Pacific Coast Grill in Cardiff.  Literally so on the beach that you’ll get sand in your shoes, PCG is a fabulous escape.  DO NOT plan…

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Oceana Costal Kitchen –Catamaran Resort, Spa and Hotel

Have you ever noticed that there is a surprising dearth of waterfront restaurants in San Diego proper?  It seems like every time I want to have a relaxing business lunch with a little whiff of salt air, I pick the same three places.  With everyone overly enamored with Little Italy and the Gaslamp, I think I…

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Quiero Q’ero: Peru in San Diego

In Encinitas, but on just the East side of the I-5 freeway, San Diegans can step into the heart of Peru at the Q’ero Restaurant (pronounced Key-air-oh). Their website says “Q’ero” is a community that is said to be the guardians of ancient knowledge. To that end, the food and drink available proves it true.…

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Two shots of Paradise:
Duke’s La Jolla signature Mai Tai

The love affair between San Diegans and Hawaii is indisputable. We are gluttons for paradise! For some of us, a long stretch without some ALOHA…well, the struggle is real! Now open at the La Jolla Cove, the ever dependable and consistent T.S. Restaurant group have brought their Waikiki favorite, Duke’s, across the Pacific to our side…

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