Oh-So Yummy 10 Year Blogiversary and Giveaway

Oh-So Yummy recently hit a very big milestone of 10 years. Happy blogiversary (blog anniversary) to us! We've been fortunate to delight in delicious food and drink for the last decade! 

Finest Made Ales food and beer pairing

For example, this picture is from a recent food and beer pairing by Brewer / Chef Rey Knight from Finest Made Ales. Watermelon and tomato salad, homemade bratwurst, and braised pork belly goodness plus their brown ale was excellent! I love how we've been able to capture all these foodie memories through our blog and social media.

Now for some history! The site started as a community of friends and family sharing food experiences. Our first post Tent City was written by creators Dennis and Nguyen. I posted about Extraordinary Desserts a couple day after! Also neat is how we met Cathy from mmm-yoso at a blogger meetup way back in 2006! We even had the famous Candice Woo from Eater writing with us in the early days. Ahh the memories!

Oh So Yummy banner from the early days

This is our beloved noodle and chopsticks banner from an older revision of Oh So Yummy! Tan Ky Mi Ga was one of our spots back in the day!

I'll share a few FAVORITE pictures and/or foods next.

Pacific Blue Crab Cake at the Marine Room in La Jolla

I love love love this Pacific Blue Crab Cake from the Marine Room. Every component, especially that saffron broth, worked together and it's a steal at $10 during happy hour!

Wood Grilled Octopus at Bracero Cocina de Raiz

Dennis's favorite place is Bracero Cocina de Raiz which has food too gorgeous to eat. But who are we kidding... we dove in as soon as the pictures were taken!

Lamb Shoulder Sandwich at Grand Ole BBQ Y Asado

After three visits, we tried the majority of the menu at Grand Ole BBQ y Asada. That's the most we've ever spent at ONE restaurant in a short period of time but this place is one of our top BBQ places!

Golubsti (stuffed cabbage) at Kafe Sobaka Restoran Pomegranate

For more ethnic cuisine, I dream about Kafe Sobaka Restoran Pomegranate. I was so enthralled with their cabbage rolls that I even tried making it at home, though it never reached the same level!

Dessert at Pacifica Del Mar

I pretty much drool when I look at this dessert from Pacifica Del Mar. Chocolate shell and ice cream just can't be beat in my mind.

Viva Pops at Taste of Adams Avenue 2015

I love the pops of color (pun intended) of these Viva Pops (from Taste of Adams Avenue).

grand opening promotional items (mug, raffle ticket prize) from 85C Bakery Cafe in San Diego

So what's the craziest thing we've done as food bloggers? Is it when I waited 3 hours to get drinks and desserts from 85C Bakery's grand opening?

Some might say it's our determination when it comes to TASTE events. Our first event was Taste of Downtown in 2006 where we sampled 21 of 53 locations. Over the years, we've only getting better (and fatter) with each and every one! Sometimes we HIT THEM ALL. Hillcrest and Tacotopia are the most recent conquests! Oh the insanity of it all!

Cafe Sevilla paella and patata bravas at Latin Food Fest San Diego

The paella craving is strong when I see this picture from Cafe Sevilla at Latin Food Fest.

St Regis Jazz Festival

Do you suddenly want to go take pictures next to the St Regis Jazz sign like I do?

Spritis of Mexico Tequila Trail Flashbang tequila

Flashbang is one of the coolest tequila designs I've seen over the years. It's also 100 proof! This shot was taken when Taste of Old Town used to be called Tequila Trail!

strawberry basil lemonade at Sbicca restaurant in Del Mar

I still prefer a drink with some sweetness to it like this Strawberry Basil Lemonade cocktail from Sbicca. Plus it won't knock me out as fast!

homemade bean pie

And, because I can, I'm throwing in a picture of homemade bacon and bean pie. As much as I love eating out, some days, I'm inclined to make my own creations in the comfort of my home!

Thanks to everyone who has been supporting us, no matter how long it's been! Please feel free to enter the giveaway below and leave us some comments on how you found us and how long you've been following us! We love both old and new supporters! :)

Giveaway is over! Congrats to Cas!

Oh-soyummy is giving away giftcards to local restaurants and/or national chains. Enter below:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Winner will be randomly selected and contacted through email so make sure it's valid! Winner must respond within 48 hours or we'll draw another winner. Giveaway open to US residents 18+ and ends August 21, 2016 at 11:59 PST (midnight). Good luck!

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Kathy's picture
Submitted by Kathy (not verified) on Sun, 08/14/2016 - 2:32pm

I very much enjoy following your blog! Happy anniversary!

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Submitted by J.S. @ Sun Dieg... (not verified) on Sun, 08/14/2016 - 8:59pm

Yay congrats, 10 YEARS!!!

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Submitted by Faye (not verified) on Mon, 08/15/2016 - 10:26am

Congrats on such a remarkable milestone for your blog! It's been great meeting you and Dennis.

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Submitted by cas (not verified) on Mon, 08/15/2016 - 11:45am

i found you through another local blog I was following. It's been about 2 years. Love it!! congrats on 10 years :)

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Submitted by Lisa (not verified) on Mon, 08/15/2016 - 5:48pm

10 years of greatness and making me hungry! Thanks for taking me on some of the food stops and I will always shoot to be one first likes on a post! :). Keep writing as I need to know where to eat!

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Submitted by jack monaco (not verified) on Mon, 08/15/2016 - 6:14pm

Kudos on your anniversary. Love the blog, especially the oh so yummy photos!

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Submitted by Kyle (not verified) on Mon, 08/15/2016 - 7:01pm

Congrats guys! Keep up the good work.

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Submitted by Lisa Tran (not verified) on Mon, 08/15/2016 - 8:31pm

Congrats on 10 years! I've been a fan of this site for just as many years and found some of my favorite go to places here.

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Submitted by Melodie Tao (not verified) on Mon, 08/15/2016 - 8:48pm

Congrats on 10 years! What a huge milestone. My favorite post if your birthday promotions post. I frequently share it with friends!

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Submitted by Laura @ Sprint ... (not verified) on Mon, 08/15/2016 - 10:24pm

Happy Anniversary! You guys are responsible for a good portion of my ever-growing list of places to try in San Diego. I'd like to sample that bacon bean pie too though! ;)

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Submitted by Flora (not verified) on Tue, 08/16/2016 - 7:55am

Happy anniversary! I have been following your blog for about 2 years and I really enjoy your honest, no frou-frou restaurant reviews!

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Submitted by Kirbie (not verified) on Tue, 08/16/2016 - 8:26am

Congrats on 10 years! That's a huge accomplishment.

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Submitted by Darren (not verified) on Tue, 08/16/2016 - 1:54pm

Congrats on 10 years!! That's a lot of food consumption. See you at the next event.

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Submitted by soo @ hungryones.com (not verified) on Tue, 08/16/2016 - 2:51pm

Congrats on 10 years of blogging!

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Submitted by caninecologne (not verified) on Tue, 08/16/2016 - 6:42pm

Congrats on reaching a decade of blogging adventures! Happy 10 year blogaversary! May you have many more!

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Submitted by Christine (not verified) on Wed, 08/17/2016 - 12:37am

Loved the retrospective! :)

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Submitted by Monica Lavoie (not verified) on Wed, 08/17/2016 - 10:41am

I found you when I did a google search trying to find yummy restaurants in San Diego about 3 years ago. Thanks!

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Submitted by Latanya (not verified) on Wed, 08/17/2016 - 3:30pm

Congratulations!! I found you via another blog that I was following.

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Submitted by Lauren (not verified) on Thu, 08/18/2016 - 7:17am

I started following you within the last year. I don't remember how I found you. Congratulations!

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Submitted by Kirk (not verified) on Thu, 08/18/2016 - 7:32am

Happy 10th! That's quite a milestone

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Submitted by mike (not verified) on Sat, 08/20/2016 - 6:57pm

A great friend told me about the site when I moved to the area. About 3 years now.

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