Category Archives: casual

>Kensington Grill

>Kensington might just be my favorite little neighborhood in San Diego. Why, you ask? Well, not only is it a cozy, funky little neighborhood reminiscent of some of the more hip areas of Brooklyn, it also contains the best theater … Continue reading

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>Dottie’s True Blue Cafe

>I’m going to take a break from the regularly scheduled programming, and write a few reviews from my weekend excursion to San Francisco. I think that many who read this blog are either San Diegans or tourists coming to California, … Continue reading

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>Lucha Libre

>In Spanish, Lucha Libre means, literally, Free Fighting. However, to San Diegans and some lucky tourists, Lucha Libre means waiting in line for some of the tastiest, cheapest Mexican eats this side of the border. Tucked away in a corner … Continue reading

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>Kabuki Sushi

>As I have mentioned on this blog before, I had the great fortune of spending my honeymoon in Tokyo and Kyoto, Japan, last summer. Sushi was something that was an everyday part of life, and it was often an inexpensive … Continue reading

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>Small Bar

>University Heights has many great options for a cheap lunch, but on a particular Sunday, we decided to check out the scene at Small Bar, having heard some great buzz about the place. After navigating a very interesting attempt at … Continue reading

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>El Zarape

>When I moved to San Diego, I expected to find good Mexican food around every corner. This was not so, and in fact, a great deal of the Mexican restaurants have been pretty disappointing. Their food is often mediocre and … Continue reading

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>Curry House

>I fell in love with Japanese curry (kare) while I was in Tokyo last summer. A spicy, thick sauce covers a combination of meat and vegetables, with the rice served on the other half of the plate.  I have attempted … Continue reading

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>Kitima

>Nestled into a small corner of University Avenue in Hillcrest, Kitima is easy to miss. Their sign is small and unassuming, and the competition for visual notice is very heavy on this cross street, with big lights and signs from … Continue reading

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>Bareback Grill

>Inspired by an episode of How I Met Your Mother, my husband and I have been searching for the best burger in San Diego, and I think that we found it. Bareback Grill does its best to cultivate the New Zealand … Continue reading

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>Shakespeare Pub & Grill

> I admit, I’m kind of “over” the ubiquitous English/Irish pubs that popped up everywhere in the late ’90s. The menus were all the same: some very American-sounding sandwiches, such as a bacon cheeseburger, a few soups and salads, and … Continue reading

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