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>Au Revoir Bistro

>Hillcrest has its very own French restaurant! Sorry, I can barely contain my joy. 🙂 Au Revoir, owned by the same family that operates the Arrivederci restaurants, is hidden in a small corner of Hillcrest, just down the street from … Continue reading

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>Arrivederci is known as a go-to place for Italian in San Diego. But I am from the East Coast, and I take my Italian food very seriously, so admittedly, I was skeptical at the West Coast translation. I had a … Continue reading

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>Hash House a Go Go

>San Diego is a city of breakfast. When I ask people about good places to eat, the subject of booze specials usually comes up, followed by a mention of favorite brunch locales. A favorite eatery of locals, tucked into an … Continue reading

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>Inn at the Park

>Upon entering the dining room at Inn at the Park, I felt a bit like I was going back in time. The decor resembles that of a ski lodge circa 1978, with lots of brown and mahogany, with all curlicued … Continue reading

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>Kiki Sushi

>There are a lot of sushi places in San Diego. A lot. Having lots of choices for sushi is a very good thing, because I love sushi. I have eaten some of the best sushi in the world in Tokyo, … Continue reading

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>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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>Big Easy Cafe

>I have to preface this review by stating that my husband loves Cajun food. No, he’s not from Louisiana or even from the South, but his taste for the likes of jambalaya and gumbo are unparalleled among our friends. When … Continue reading

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