Category: Food

Side Door (5 Crowns/Corona Del Mar)

Thanks to our Lawrys VIP card, we had a $25 gift certificate and a 200 point anniversary bonus about to expire. So we made use of a free Sunday and took the long drive up to the OC. The Lawrys VIP card is one of the more generous frequent dining cards. You earn $25 for every 250 spent meaning about...

Tea Station (Mira Mesa)

Had a hankering for Milk Tea today (it’s been a week since our last one!) so we stopped off at Tea Station in Mira Mesa. Today, DH tried the Hazelnut Milk Tea. Nice pronounced Hazelnut flavor. I, of course, opted for my usual Milk Tea. The drinks are very consistent, the staff must be well trained. I noticed that the carafe...

Liberty Station Market – first peek (San Diego)

We took a first peek at the new Liberty Station Market last weekend. This is located at the North end of the new Liberty Station area which is north of the San Diego Airport.  There are about 12-15 vendors with pretty good representation between entrees and desserts including specialties such as sausage, raw bar, poke, and specialties like Cajun and Thai....

Capri Blu (4S Ranch/Rancho Bernardo)

A nice upscale Italian when it’s too far to go to Filippis, and you want something nicer. On Thursday night this place was filling up with graduation parties. We were having our promotion party as Ms S is now an 8th grader! Ms S always asks for her off-menu favorite – penne pasta with their fantastic bolognese sauce. DH went...

San Diego County Fair 2016

Today we accompanied Ms S and two school friends to the San Diego County Fair. Previously named the Del Mar Fair, this is in my opinion the best fair in California. The LA County Fair is almost too huge, and the Orange County Fair is too small. The San Diego Fair has a spectacular setting right on the ocean, nice and...

Milton’s (Del Mar)

When you are hankering for a simple wellmade sandwich, like a BLT or a pastrami with Swiss, there aren’t too many choices in San Diego. But Milton’s comes thru with high quality meats cheeses and breads, especially those of the Jewish Deli persuasion. And did I say pickles? Mr A loves them. They bring out both pickles and bread to...

Tea Station (Mira Mesa)

We fell in love with Tea Station, a Taiwanese Tea House in San Gabriel, for their excellent tasting hot and cold tea drinks. It turns out that Tea Station has many outposts in SoCal including several in San Diego. So of course it was imperative to organize an outing around our new favorite drink, milk tea! The Mira Mesa shop...

Five Crowns (Corona Del Mar, CA) (2013)

Mr A and I had a 200 birthday bonus point coupon for Lawry’s burning a hole in our pocket, and Five Crowns had an opening at 5:30pm. Five Crowns looks similar to its sister property Tam O’Shanter in Burbank, an old fashioned ivy covered Tudor cottage that is more of a neighborhood joint with fantastic prime rib and a yearly...

Asian SUPERmarkets around the US

The biggest Asian Supermarkets in the US! Check out http://goldsea.com/Parenting/Malls/malls.html GREAT ASIAN MALLS & SUPERMARKETS Kintetsu/Miyako Mall San Francisco, California San Gabriel Square – been there, love it, spent 2 entire weekends exploring this area and haven’t run out of fun yet San Gabriel, California Milpitas Square Milpitas, California Diamond Jamboree Center – 85C, Lollicup, BCD Tofu House, Sam Woo, Ajisen Ramen, Shabu...