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While it is a good bet that on any given night of the week you’ll find me in one of San Diego’s numerous 24 hour Taco Shops, that doesn’t mean that I don’t like to “suit up” and head someplace nice for dinner every once in a while. There are so many options in town that I almost don’t like going to the same place too often, because I want to try them all!

With the economy the way it is these days, everyone is watching their pennies. A lot of times that is reflected in the places we eat …

The weather is heating up, and one of the surest ways to cool down is a nice cold slurpee. You know, the iconic iced beverages at 7-11 that have names like Mutant Berry, Radiation Rush, and Slurpurita Pomegranite? Well tomorrow is July 11 (or 7/11) which means National Free Slurpee Day! Most local San Diego 7-11′s  are offering free slurpees and discounted snacks tomorrow until 11 p.m. There’s even a 7/11 Slurpee Pub Crawl happening tomorrow that will hit up 11 free slurpee spots via party bus.

My personal (and probably boring) favorite happens to be the Diet Pepsi Slurpee. What …

Ahh, Friday in July.  The weather is gorgeous.  Are you looking forward to the weekend?  

With sunshine like this, there’s no way you should consider kicking it off indoors.

Naturally, there are lots of outdoor cocktails to be had in San Diego but, I’d suggest reaching for the sky and heading for the roof. 

Yes, you should beat a path to the newest downtown rooftop lounge…Siren at the Se San Diego. 

I’ve heard that every weekday from 5-7 p.m. they serve up half-price specialty cocktails like the St. Germaine, prosecco and aloe juice Silver Leaf or the Studio Sutra with VeeV, blueberry and cucumber – regularly …

If you’re mid-century modern fan, The Mingei Museum in Balboa Park has an exhibit for you this summer.  Masters of the Mid-Century California Modern covers the careers of Evelyn and Jerome Ackerman, designers whose home accessories, furniture and architectural elements were at the forefront of the now iconic design movement.

In celebration of the exhibit, the museum is hosting Hollywood Modern: Modernist Set Design in Mid-Century Cinema, a film series with screenings on three consecutive Thursdays in July. 

The three films they’ve selected all feature amazing mid-century modern design and hilarious hi-jinks: the romantic comedy Pillow Talk, the …

I’m having a Calgon moment and a bubble bath won’t cut it.  I need something stronger.

What’s a girl to do when only a technicolor cocktail with an umbrella will suffice?

Follow the lead of generations of Californians and embrace Tiki culture, of course.  That way, I can take an exotic getaway - just for a happy hour (or two) – and I don’t even have to leave the Gaslamp Quarter much less blow 1000 bucks on airfare to Tahiti.

So, I’m heading to Mister Tiki’s Mai Tai Lounge for their $5 on Fifth happy hour specials. 

Just five smackers will buy me my …

So, you’ve heard about how San Diego has one of most exciting craft brew scenes in the world and you want to come explore for yourself.   

Maybe you’re a hard-core hop head who wants the insider scoop on cult favorites.  Maybe you’re a newbie looking to broaden your beer horizons.  Maybe you just want to relax and enjoy without worrying about driving. 

If any of the above apply, I’d highly recomend a guided, chauffeured beer tour with Brewery Tours of San Diego  or BrewHop.

Recently, I spent an afternoon with the later touring a few breweries around town.  BrewHop is great because they …

So what does an attractive, single, 30-something professional do on a Friday night in San Diego?  Well I don’t know about guys like that, but here’s what I did…

I had the distinct pleasure of patronizing Stingaree for the evening last Friday, and all I can say is that my friends and I will be remembering that night for a while to come.  No, it was not a Hangover reminiscient night of debauchery that I couldn’t remember the next day.  Rather, it was an opportunity to enjoy a delicious dinner with friends, a few dances on the dance floor, and to relax …

Last Sunday, I went to an amazing foodie event in La Jolla at The Grande Colonial.  The tasting soiree was called Meat! - and the exclamation point turned out to be more than just fancy punctuation.

There was lots of meat, naturally, but the excitement was all because the party was thrown by the Cooks Confab chefs. 

This group of friends just happen to be chefs at some of the most buzzed about restaurants around town and they regularly get together to cook on a theme (past events have included seafood, cheese, truffles and more).  This time, they focused on sustainably raised meat and …

Friday again and I’m looking forward to happy hour.  This week, I’m thinking about heading to The Fleetwood for their Power Hour from 5-6 p.m.  The $4 you-call-its are calling my name.

You can’t beat that price and I really like being able to sidle up to the bar and order whatever strikes my fancy at the moment.  Plus, they’ve got some of the most inviting patio seating in the Gaslamp Quarter.  Think comfy couches and low tables.  Perfect for relaxing and people watching.

And, if I decide to stay for dinner, their 3 for $30 dinner specials look amazing.  Tomato bisque, grilled salmon with …