Category: Food

A Tale of 3 Sushi spots

One was too slow. Kyodai Sushi (But the Baked salmon roll was yum.) One was not bad. Sushi Kami My favorite: Paradise Roll In: Tempura Shrimp, Krab, Avocado, Cucumber, Gobo Top: Seared Tuna, Green Onion, Sriracha (Soy Mustard) One was just right. Ototo Sushi The flavor is always very good and the menu is very creative.

Molinari Delicatessen (North Beach, San Francisco, CA)

I’m starting to realize that one of these San Francisco trips is going to need to be centered around the incredible eating in North Beach. On our walk back from Original Joe’s, we ran across Molinari’s, kinda by accident. Only one of the most famous delis in SF! Inside was a literal cornucopia of Italian foods, staffed by friendly old...

Fork’n Pork (Victoria, BC)

They had me at Pork. Mac N Cheese – with Pork? Yes please. And here’s a closeup of the menu. Next time tho – we have a date with Empress Hotel.

Afternoon Tea (Fairmont Empress, Vancouver BC)

If you come to Vancouver there are 2 things you must do, Butchart Gardens and Afternoon Tea at the Empress Hotel. The adult ticket to Butchart Gardens was $46CAD which was a lot, but the Gardens never fail to impress me. Lush and exquisitely manicured even in the winter, it presents dozens of photo opportunities and will inspire even the...

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...