Hey, hey, hey!
I just got home from a work trip to Portland and am already craving an almond milk latte from Barista and drunken wings from Bang Bang mmmmmmmm.
Before this trip to Portland I had only been to the city once and was really only there for 24 hours so this was my first full on Portland foodie experience and you guys…it didn’t disappoint.
But since I’m honestly falling asleep trying to watch this NBA playoff game and catch up on emails I just wanted to give you all a quick little recap of all the awesome places I ate this weekend.
Enjoy and be warned there’s some serious food porn in this post.
True Food Kitchen is my favorite restaurant in all of San Diego!
And lucky for readers all over the country there are True Food locations now in Atlanta, Austin, Dallas, Denver, El Segundo, Fairfax, Houston, Newport Beach, Phoenix, Santa Monica and Scottsdale. For more information and to see locations coming soon click here.
I already did a detailed restaurant review on True Food Kitchen so this one is going to focus specifically on their Spring Menu.
I’m a huge fan of eating seasonally. The food just has so much more flavor so I love that True Food changes their menu every season to consistently provide the most delicious food possible.
If you’re from Southern California you’ve probably heard of Pizza Port…if not, you’ve been missing out and I’m glad you’re reading this review right now.
A little history…
Pizza Port was started in 1987 by 2 siblings who decided to take a risk and buy a struggling pizza place in Solana Beach. They put their own “San Diego Twist” on the restaurant and it quickly gained popularity!
Fast forward to now…there are now Pizza Port locations in Carlsbad, Ocean Beach, San Clemente, Solana Beach and Bressi Ranch. Pizza Port has also started brewing their own beer which has won multiple awards at events such as the Great American Beer Festival and World Beer Cup.
Read more about Pizza Port here.
OMG but pizza and beer isn’t healthy…
I understand my blog is supposed to be about being healthy, but hey everybody needs a cheat day here and there especially during marathon training.
Sorry not sorry. I live that 80/20 lifestyle….80% healthy, 20% whatever the heck I want. It’s all about balance right?
In 1982 Chef Ota came to San Diego from Japan and was introduced to the local sea urchin. He claimed it was the best sea urchin he had ever had- so good in fact that it changed his life. He decided to stay in San Diego and opened Sushi Ota in 1990. Ever since it’s been one of the most popular, highly rated sushi restaurants in San Diego.
For Valentine’s Day Bryce and I decided it was finally time to try Sushi Ota and see if it really lived up to the hype as the “best sushi in San Diego”.
One of my favorite weeks of the entire year in San Diego is finally here: RESTAURANT WEEK!
Restaurant week officially starts Sunday January 17th and goes through Sunday January 24th giving you 8 days to get out there and find your new favorite restaurant.
During San Diego Restaurant Week over 180 restaurants will be offering special two and three course prix-fixe menus for lunch and dinner. (NBC San Diego)
- Two-course lunch menus are priced at $10-$20 per person
- Three-course dinner menus are priced at $20-$50 per person
Some of my favorite restaurants that I would highly recommend trying are: Bo-Beau Kitchen, Cucina Urbana, Eddie V’s Prime Seafood, Herringbone, Rei Do Gado Brazilian Steak House, Searsucker, Peohe’s and Seasons 52
Here’s just a little teaser of some of the incredible food Cucina Urbana has to offer: Spaghettini with shrimp puttanesca, tomato, gaeta olive, caper, anchovy and calabrian chili. YOU HAVE NOT LIVED UNTIL YOU’VE TRIED THEIR PASTA!
For a full list of participating restaurants you can visit San Diego Restaurant Week’s official website here. Pick a favorite, explore their unique restaurant week menu and MAKE A RESERVATION! Seriously, make a reservation especially if you’re hoping to go to a restaurant on the weekend or during prime time
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
I hope you all had a safe and wonderful New Years Eve…2016 is going to be a great one I know it! Last night Bryce and I had the most fantastic evening, so fantastic I have to share with you all.
This year I didn’t want New Years Eve to be all about getting wasted, going out the the hottest new club and spending a million dollars. I wanted to do something special and memorable (preferably food related). Bryce and I decided to go to our favorite restaurant in San Diego, CUCINA Urbana, for their 4 course prix fixe menu with a midnight champagne toast and I’m so glad we did!
Since our dinner reservations weren’t until 10:00 pm we went to Mister A’s first for a few cocktails. SO FANCY. I wish I could have gotten a better picture but the patio at Mister A’s gives you the most incredible views of downtown San Diego.
Last weekend I took my mom out for her birthday to one of our favorite restaurants in San Diego, True Food Kitchen. This health conscious restaurant in the Fashion Valley mall is based around the anti-inflammatory diet, which in my opinion in the ideal way to eat.
The anti-inflammatory diet really isn’t a diet at all, more just a healthy way to eat. It focuses on eating whole foods primarily vegetables, fruits, whole grains, beans, legumes, healthy fats, fish and seafood. NO PROCESSED CRAP! True Food Kitchen is all about making healthy food taste GREAT not depriving you of nutrients or flavor.
Their mission: Honest food that tastes really good!
True Food Kitchen offers menu options for everyone; vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, pescatarian and even meat lovers won’t be disappointed. This San Diego location has gorgeous, spacious indoor seating and a patio dressed with succulents and fire pits.
One of my favorite things about True Food Kitchen is that the menu changes seasonally so the food is always very highly quality and garden fresh. This review will feature items off of their “fall menu”.
I was going about my usual morning routine yesterday; get to work, make some tea, sit down and read The Skinny Confidential and something very exciting caught my eye on her blog: COLD BREW ON TAP IN NORTH PARK! I was immediately intrigued and knew I had to go check out Holsem Coffee myself.
Fast forward to 5:30am today. I woke up like it was Christmas morning, got all ready for work and and got to Holsem Coffee at 7:00am. I had read some negative reviews that this place is often very crowded with slow service but there was NOBODY there and we had our drinks SO FAST I barely had time to snap a couple pictures. They make the drinks right in front of you which was very interesting to see what all actually goes into these unique coffee creations. Let me tell you, they make these drinks with LOVE.