Category Archives: special occasion

>Jeremy’s on the Hill

>Sometimes, you just need to get out of town, even when you live somewhere as nice as San Diego (sunshine in December!). And admittedly, I sometimes get a yearning for a cooler climate and a little color to the leaves. … Continue reading

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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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>Pear & Chocolate Tart

> Unusual combination, no? I have to admit, I did not think of this flavor combination — when my husband and I were in Paris last fall, we had a wonderful tart with these elements. Then, when I came home, … Continue reading

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>Currant Brasserie

>It’s been a personal goal of mine to try each and every French restaurant in San Diego. Pretty enjoyable goal, no? Particularly after my trip to France this fall, I’ve been missing the good cuisine, so it was up to … Continue reading

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>Bella Italia

>I’m really trying to get better about posting regularly. In fact, it’s one of my resolutions for 2010! I kept meaning to post, but I honestly wasn’t trying any new places! I did, however, try a new place this weekend, … Continue reading

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>Cafe Chloe

>Restaurant Week is truly one of the best ideas ever. For one week, participating restaurants offer a prix fixe menu for around $30 for 3 courses. In San Diego, the menus are tiered based on the expense of the restaurant: … Continue reading

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>Helmand Palace

>I miss the East Coast. I lived in various spots up and down the East Coast my entire life until I moved to San Diego last November. I never expected to miss it so much, thinking that trading seasons for … 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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>Extraordinary Desserts

>Ever since I moved to San Diego, I’ve been hearing that Extraordinary Desserts is the place to go for a mind-blowing experience in flour and sugar. Located in an unassuming part of Banker’s Hill, this unassuming place would be easily … Continue reading

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>Sugar-free Orange Muffins

> When my sister came to visit recently, she told me about some delicious orange scones that she had eaten with chunks of orange peel that made them so satisfying and yummy. I decided that I really wanted to create … Continue reading

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