My San Diego
Reminiscing on Old Hwy 80

Reminiscing on Old Hwy 80

Old Hwy 80 as I know it in San Diego, ends about 2700 miles away on Tybee Island, Georgia.  In California, US 80 has been declared an historic highway and well it should. Since the 1920’s it has transported people to and from rural areas and this travel allowed people to reach new territories. One...
No Kid Hungry sweet success

No Kid Hungry sweet success

Pastry chefs in San Diego rised to the occasion with fund raiser, No Kid Hungry. 13 chefs which is a bakers dozen, donated their creative desserts to help raise money for this charity. San Diego food writer Erin Jackson came up with this sweet filled first annual Bake Me Some Love event and I can’t...
Hornblower cruise is a scenic way to see the bay

Hornblower cruise is a scenic way to see the bay

<meta http-equiv=”refresh” content=”0; URL=/?_fb_noscript=1″ /> Right on San Diego bay is this luxurious Hornblower yacht and Sunday brunch was fabulous with delicious food the minute stepping on board. Lots of champagne and coffee with great service and many beautiful views of the harbor which matched postcard pictures. There was a wedding reception on board and...
The sea in a glass from the fabulous view

The sea in a glass from the fabulous view

This is sea in a glass and better tasting. George’s at the Cove has more than gorgeous views of the ocean, the Sea drink with mango, lime and chile infused tequila is topped with a saline cube and suspended seaweed. And here’s an idea for a holiday side dish, beautiful ribbon carrots, almond granola and...
Hotel Del Coronado is so majestic

Hotel Del Coronado is so majestic

Oh, so loved by photographers, the majestic Hotel Del Coronado has a rich history in Coronado since 1888. If this California and National Historic Landmark could talk, we’d hear some colorful tales about movie stars and dignitaries. ‪ Just to walk through the lobby is an experience to take in the classic old style and...
Tranquil setting for Mexican food

Tranquil setting for Mexican food

Isn’t it nice to dine in a restaurant that is quiet and peaceful? Hacienda de Vega, Escondido, offers outside patio seating with tranquil water and gardens. The menu is traditional Mexican food, with layers of spices and flavors, quite different than Americanized Mexican food. No one was shouting to be heard and the place has...
Cheese cave on Goldfinch

Cheese cave on Goldfinch

Who doesn’t like really good cheese? Inside the cheese cave at The Patio on Goldfinch cheeses age, honeycomb from France sits and preserved fruits await their turn. The restaurant has tranquil atmosphere with a garden wall in the back and streams of light coming through the ceiling. I want to return for Sunday brunch sometime...
History in the bar

History in the bar

It never ceases to amaze me what I learn about San Diego’s history now that I have a better appreciation of its past. Newly opened Courtyard by Marriott at 6th and J St has rooftop bar, The Nolen, on the 14th floor with captivating views. Of course, sunsets are beautiful but there is more than...
Listening and eating in Little Italy

Listening and eating in Little Italy

I was captivated by listening to the Italians speak as well as eyeing all the food in Pan Bon on Kettner Blvd, Little Italy.  Breakfast, lunch and dinner are freshly made by the Italians from Verona (Romeo and Juliet’s town) with open kitchens to watch the scrumptious activities. It’s a pop in and buy on...
Mission Bay, Tidal restaurant becomes of age

Mission Bay, Tidal restaurant becomes of age

My memories served me well from the 1960’s of BBQing hot dogs on the shores of Mission Bay, near Vacation Village and running around the property’s imposing observation tower. It’s now Paradise Point Resort and Spa and the imposing observation tower from 50 years ago years is still in place.  The modern restaurant, Tidal, is...
Seafood and dessert in Bonita,Ca

Seafood and dessert in Bonita,Ca

Baja style seafood and European pastries in Bonita and dangerously close to each other. TJ Oyster Bar on Bonita Rd, fresh and original, like these smoked tuna fries which were every bit as good as carne asada fries. Empapelado, fish filet simmering in onions, tomatoes, olives and savoy juices. Easy to taste the homemade goodness....
Swedish Royal Bakery mixes up healthy desserts

Swedish Royal Bakery mixes up healthy desserts

  Swedish Royal Bakery in Poway, just what gluten free friends were looking for when a sweet bite was calling.  Gluten free, egg free, sugar free, the owner is very accommodating with requests to make cakes and cookies for specific health concerns. He’s owned the bakery one year and has a devoted following for many of the...