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Snooze an AM Eatery

At 950 we had to wait 30 minutes for a table in Del Mar on the 4th of July. Free coffee while you wait, and texting service to tell you when to come back for your table. This gave us a chance to pick out some books for our East Coast nephews we’ll be seeing next weekend. Snooze Spuds Deluxe...

24 hr Donuts at Winchells

Friday night and our feet are itchy! What else can you do in the burbs but go on a donut run! This Vegas style Winchells is open 24-7. Although their Donuts were fresh, I think Sesame Donuts (near the evil KK) has much better variety including multiple kinds of donut holes. This place only had a few crullers, chocolate raised...

How could you not (Campfire, Carlsbad CA)

Campfire is a highly acclaimed new American restaurant in Carlsbad. It has tons of outdoor seating. To start, Mr A ordered an L.E.S. (gin and mint), and I ordered their version of an Old Fashioned, the Speyside Tiger. It basically tasted exactly like an OF. I love the orange zest flavor. The steak tartare was very tasty, but not sure...

The Retail Apocalypse

Ask any woman if she is willing to buy clothing from unknown brands. The answer is no! Each brand is different and every woman’s body is very different. Every piece of clothing has to be tried on. Every piece. For example, most womens jeans manufacturers sell 3 styles: curvy, extra curvy, and straight. Plus sizes exist for women with large...

Why We Are Leaving the G.O.P.

“It is no wonder that women are voting with their feet. According to a recent analysis by the Pew Research Center, 56 percent of women identify as or lean toward Democrats. The gap is even wider among college graduates and minority voters. The party should take note that 70 percent of millennial women have either registered as Democrats or lean...

Tumaco Cocoa

Trader Joe’s does it again, this is a superior Cocoa powder. Although the box doesn’t say, it appears to be natural or un-Dutched Cocoa due to its light color and floral overtones. But don’t let the light color fool you, the flavor is very rich and totally unlike Hersheys or Ghirardelli. Even an expired batch from pre-2016 is still amazing!...

Peter Luger steakhouse

We’ve been trying to plan restaurants for the NY trip. The girl loves steak, I love Bourdain, so the intersection of these two is… Peter Luger steakhouse in Brooklyn.

Parenting the Fortnite Addict

“Every so often a game comes along that conquers the hearts, minds and thumbs of gamers everywhere. Fortnite: Battle Royale is the latest victor in this category. According to a report last week from the market research firm SuperData, the game generated $223 million in March, and it begins a new season — with a new theme and a few...

Is Disney paying its share in Anaheim?

http://www.latimes.com/projects/la-fi-disney-anaheim-deals/ “Last year, Disney sought a tax rebate for a proposed hotel at its resort. Under a program started in 2015 to encourage the development of four-diamond properties, Anaheim offered hoteliers a 70% refund on the 15% bed tax collected from guests for 20 years. Without the incentive, Disney said it would not build the 700-room hotel, The Times reported...

j/wata Temaki Bar

https://www.zagat.com/b/new-restaurant-openings-spring-2017-san-diego Love, love, love the red and black manga art inside. Early reviews say the quality is great, but SoCal might not be ready for traditional hand rolls at premium prices. Hope it becomes a success. Might try this when the girl is away at summer camp