Salt + Lime Modern Mexican Food and Drinks in Del Mar

Salt + Lime Del Mar

DINING AT A SALT + LIME FOR THE FIRST TIME I went to Lime + Salt Del Mar for dinner last night – it’s my second time since they opened in Del Mar.  I first tried their food when they were a food truck operating In North Park. I recall being so impressed with the […]

First Look At MAKE Projects in North Park

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NEW NON-PROFIT RESTAURANT IN NORTH PARK You’ll find a menu inspired by global, unique, and authentic dishes at MAKE Projects in North Park. The mission at MAKE Projects is “to empower refugee and immigrant women and youth with the job readiness skills to achieve their dreams.”  They accomplish this through their farm-to-table nonprofit restaurant and […]

Where To Find The Best Pizza In San Diego

WHO HAS THE BEST PIZZA IN SAN DIEGO? San Diego’s pizza scene poses a challenge for any food enthusiast wanting to create a definitive list of our top pizzas. With a diverse array of pizzerias sprinkled across the city, each slice tells a unique story of flavors, textures, and cultural influences – so many options […]

First Look At Lilian’s Kitchen In Rancho Santa Fe

Lilian's Kitchen

NEW RESTAURANT IN THE INN AT RANCHO SANTA FE Lilian’s Kitchen in the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe was named for local architect and master planner Lilian Rice.  The Inn was sold in May 2022, and has gone through a property-wide remodel, including their signature restaurant, and the new bar, Bing’s Bar.  They are both […]

Asian Coastal Sushi at Glass Box Del Mar

glass box del mar

DINING WITHIN A GLASS-ENCLOSED sushi bar At Glass Box Del Mar, you can visually see Chef Ethan Yang’s determination to provide a unique dining experience – in the plating of every dish, the flavor profiles, and the quality of the fresh sushi.  Whether you order items from the raw bar (e.g. oysters, carpaccio, crudo), specialty […]

Chef-Guided Omakase at Temaki Bar

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NEW OMAKASE MENU AT TEMAKI BAR Ready for a San Diego omakase? Unlike dining at a restaurant when you order the dishes off the menu, omakase means that your meal will be determined by the chef.  We have already had some incredible meals at Temaki Bar in Encinitas, so I was intrigued and excited to […]

12 Dishes You’ll Want To Order At Kettner Exchange

Kettner Exchange

“One of each” would be my ideal order at Kettner Exchange, one the most popular restaurants in Little Italy, San Diego.  Based on past visits, I suspect that everything on the menu is delicious – but selecting the dishes to order is tough. Luckily, most of the menu features tapas-style dishes that are perfect for […]

Restaurants and Bars at Westfield UTC Mall San Diego

UTC Westfield restaurants

UTC Westfield restaurants used to be limited to the food court, where there were plenty of options for fast and casual food.  When the mall was upgraded, the options for better food expanded exponentially, with everything from exclusive fine dining, to fast food chains and international dining options.   UTC Westfield restaurants DIN TAI FUNG Sip, […]

The Best Restaurants In The Gaslamp Quarter

Rich with bars, art galleries, shopping, and hotels, San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter has so many restaurants that finding the perfect one for date night, or a meal with family or friends can be difficult.  Sometimes regarded as an area just for tourists and conference attendees, I’d disagree.  Use my handy guide to help you find all […]

San Diego Happy Hours to Try Right Now


HAPPY HOURS YOU ARE GOING TO WANT TO VISIT RIGHT NOW You worked hard all day, so you deserve a high-five in the form of discounted drinks and food.  Plus, let’s be real, it’s the perfect excuse to ditch the office shackles and gather with friends for some much-needed half-priced cocktails and appetizers.  “Where is […]