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Mirin (Escondido, CA)

If there was ever a local restaurant that deserves an episode of Diners, Driveins, and Dives it’s this one. Spicy tuna tacos on a crunchy wonton tostada. Lots of tuna – this could be an entree. Spicy and flavorful. Beef tacos. Marinated thin sliced beef, lettuce, guacamole, corn tortillas. Delicious.  Kudos to the chef, it’s easy to bite thru the...

Cold snap

U.S., Canada endure record cold Christmas to New Years period “In fact, North America is currently experiencing the most unusually cold air of any region on Earth right now.” Time to go to Canada!

Kula Sushi and Boba Bar (Kearney Mesa)

Kula has been the most popular sushi place in San Diego for a while, so you can’t go there without a plan. We arrived at 515 to find only a 20 minute wait, which had grown to a 36 minute wait by the time we #157 were next. It made the waiting easier to be able to watch the Serving...

Holiday treats

Chocolate Yule Log, from Edelweiss bakery in Rancho Bernardo. This is one of our yearly traditions! Filled with chocolate mouse, the homemade chocolate buttercream frosting is the best part. Pan Dulce from Aurora’s Bakery in Escondido. Super-sized and freshness that actually lasts for days! The squiggly yellow cookie is a huge sugar cookie, really good. The raspberry Coconut roll is...

Garbanzo Salad

Inspired by our local Persian restaurants 3.5 Persian cucumbers 2 15oz cans garbanzos 1 lemon 3 cloves garlic  1.5T oregano 1t salt Pepper 2 tomatoes  1/4c parsley (1/3 bunch)  1/8c EVOO  3-4T rice wine vinegar  4 Oz Lucerne feta (less if strongly flavored) 

Costco pizza

Sometime you just want a slice and a drink for $2.58. So good, it’s a crime. Real cheese, crispy pepperoni, fresh made chewy crust.

Urban Plates (Del Mar)

Urban Plates continues to be a popular place in this mall. By the time we were seated with our food at 630, the line was out the door. This place has 4 types of entrees: salads (many with meat), sandwiches, meats, and pizza. We’ve never made it past the meats because they look so good. Tonight they had roast chicken,...

The New Seven Wonders of the World

A new poll reveals 7 new Wonders of the World – The Great Wall of China. The Taj Mahal. Petra. The Colosseum. Christ the Redeemer. Chichén Itzá. Machu Picchu. The ‘New Seven Wonders of the World’ Here are 6 of mine Easter Island Stonehenge Great Wall St Peter’s Basilica Pyramids Colosseum What are your 7 Wonders?

Walled cities in Spain One of our most memorable visits in Spain was the walled city of Segovia with its enormous castle, Cathedral, and Roman aqueduct. Today I ran across a great Web page listing all the walled cities of Spain and it got me dreaming of travel again. Case in point – Below are a few pictures of Lugo, whose ancient and...