Category Archives: Dining & Restaurants

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Ok, so I am not a vegetarian or vegan, even though the idea has crossed my mind. However, I do have friends who are vegetarian and I see how frustrating it can be when we go out for dinner and … Read More…

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A booming culinary scene awaits visitors to San Diego, with many of its restaurants headed by chefs and entrepreneurs from within the LGBT community. Add to the equation a host of other dining hotspots that regularly support LGBT events and … Read More…

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! No, I am not talking about December (though I do like that as well). I am talking about the ten amazing days that make up San Diego Beer Week (SDBW). From rare … Read More…

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San Diego County wineries are overshadowed by the reign of amazing craft breweries throughout the county (the region is close to surpassing 100 breweries). But vitoculturist visitors to San Diego can have a wonderful time exploring the more than 70 wineries … Read More…

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The Kidvasion has begun! The 3rd annual Kids Free San Diego month kicks off today and continues through Halloween. Kids are sure to get a kick out of being VIPs (or should we say, VIKs – Very Important Kids ) all month … Read More…

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With hundreds of wineries established throughout California, including dozens thriving in nearby Temecula Valley, San Diego enjoys a never-ending proliferation of wine bars stocked with the latest and greatest releases as well as varietals from across the globe. Wine Steals … Read More…

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It is that time of the year again, the time for foodies to gather, feast and spread some San Diego Restaurant Week cheer. That’s right, San Diego Restaurant Week (SDRW) returns September 21-26. During SDRW more than 200 participating restaurants offer a prix-fixe, … Read More…

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For some reason (ahem), people are often surprised that my husband and I regularly eat out with our five kids, ages 10, 8, 5, 3 and 3. Yes, we know a thing or two about a restaurant that can cater to children and, well, ones that just can’t kid around (get it?). In general, San Diego is fairly family friendly, so it wasn’t easy to narrow down my top 5 kid friendly restaurants, but the promise for ice cream got me going (kidding… kind of). Here are five kids friendly restaurants that both the little ones and parents will enjoy! Read More…

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Food truck gatherings are one of the best ways to taste San Diego, after all San Diego is an ideal city for gastro trucks; we have the perfect weather (we just can’t stop bragging about that), a great selection of local farms and a varied ethnic influence. Read More…

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Conveniently located in the center of it all, Mission Valley is just minutes away from some of San Diego’s major attractions and even closer to some classic, old school-style restaurants that still retain the cool look and feel of yesteryear with delectable retro dining.

After the break are my top 5 tasty and intriguing culinary nods to the retro dining spots in Mission Valley. Read More…