Fishmonger's Market recently opened in Mission Hills and brings in the dedicated Frank Terzoliis as THE fishmonger to see. Frank has a load of credentials which includes heading one of the top ten fish distributions, so don't expect anything less than the freshest, high quality seafood from this place. We eagarly listened to his words, wisdom from lessons learned as well as struggles he overcame during his rise through this industry. He's one amazing man to get to know so make sure to say hi if you stop in!
Friends know me as the deal queen especially when it comes to food! I've compiled a master list of birthday freebies and offers including local San Diego businesses which I'll update approximately twice a year (once for my birthday, once for Dennis's birthday). Some offers improved this year. Souplantation now gives you a free meal instead of B1G1 with drink purchase. Some aren't as good as before such as Noodles & Co offering a rice krispie instead of an entree. Regardless, you do YOU and sign up for what you want to eat or whichever businesses you want to support.
After a whirlwind of fun in Paris, we were off to our next destination of London in the United Kingdom. Despite some rain, I was really loving our visit to this beautiful little city full of history and gorgeous sights.
It's unfortunate that we can't warp around using red telephone booths but we've got you covered below with other transportation options.
Dennis and I celebrated our 5 year anniversary in the city of Paris, France. You can't explore the city of love without some good eats, right? We were in the city for a couple of days sightseeing (read our 3 days in Paris - itinerary and tips post) and picked restaurants close to the hotel and nearby our tourist destinations. Below we describe what we found and what we thought of them.
The Smoking Gun is one of the newest bars in downtown San Diego, complete with a retro vibe and comfort food headed by powerhouse chef Kevin Templeton. We were invited to check out the new southern menu and dropped by to see what new direction this would take the location. I still remembered items like alcoholic slushies from Wet Willie's and asian fusion from Blush East+West Kitchen, the predecessors.
Once October rolled around, our minds had already drifted toward the annual Taste of North Park event. Due to travel and other things, we had not attended since 2014 (or 2015 if you count the mini taste) but this year was finally GAME ON. The event was held Saturday October 15, 2017 between 11-3am and we had a ticket that included beer and food ($45). There were also food only ($35) or beer only ($15) options when purchasing in advance. This new separation was a nice change especially since certain friends of mine admitted they only came for the beer! With ticket in hand, we walked between the various businesses in search of the best samples. Check out the highlights below!
It's a long and winding road to Nick and G's but this new spot in Rancho Santa Fe is a destination to add to your foodie list. The restaurant serves Mediterranean and Italian food and is located on the quiet street of Paseo Delicias. Dennis mentioned that he and his friends have biked through this area but had never eaten in this mellow neighborhood. Time to change that!
Several of the staff, including our main waiter Johnny, recommended the Crispy Parmesan Brussels Sprouts.
After an exhaustive sightseeing trip in Europe, we were quite happy to return to San Diego where all we had to focus on was food. I had been wanting to return to Parkhouse Eatery so drove us out to the University Heights area. Despite the holiday weekend, our wait at 10am was only a few minutes for an outdoor table. Within an hour, the waiting time had increased to 45-60 minutes so don't come too late!