Shake Shack

Last weekend, the newly renovated Westfield UTC mall finally opened it’s doors to it’s very own and highly anticipated Shake Shack.  I am pretty sure that there is a cult-like following for Shake Shack on the East Cost, but out here, us San Diegan’s are pretty die hard for our In-N-Out.  And having been to […]

El Pescador

I don’t think that we are alone on this – whenever we have out of town guests visiting, we basically have a go-to list of things to do and places to eat; pretty much the “don’t miss” spots in San Diego.  And as far as food goes, we always make sure to make time for […]


Ah, Bencotto (sigh).  I write this review with a bit of a heavy heart.  Bencotto was truly one of our favorite restaurants in San Diego for most of while we have lived here.  For years you could find us sharing an outdoor table overlooking the bay on a late Saturday afternoon, enjoying a glass of […]


It had been a few years since we had last dined at Amaya at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar, but the memories we had of our last experience left us feeling very excited for a return visit.  We had visions of a lush hotel oozing with warm marble tones and sparkly chandeliers at every turn; […]

the Crack Shack

Today marks the start of a new series on the blog, and it’s pretty self-explanatory, “Dining Out.”  As you have totally figured out by now, the hubby and I are both big foodies, and so we are always excited to try a new restaurant.  But possibly different than other online resources for food, we are […]

The Best Fish Taco

Before Ryan and I moved to San Diego, I remember my Mom telling us about how much my Uncle Mike, who lived in California at the time, loved fish tacos.  Yuck!  Fish tacos?!?  (That was seriously my reaction.)  Even though I loved all things fish, this Midwestern girl couldn’t quite wrap her head around the […]


As the clouds finally started drift away yesterday, the Mr. and I decided to wander down to Little Italy to enjoy a plate of pasta at one of our favorite Italian restaurants, Bencotto. I decided to try out my new Zara pants (mentioned here), and did manage to snap a photo right before we ran […]

Admirals Hour

If you’re looking for some delicious fresh seafood, then pop over to Oceanaire for their Admirals Hour.  The service is always fabulous, and the food even better. After snagging prime seating in front of the seafood display, we dug into the menu. We settled on our drinks while debating what to start nibbling on. Feeling […]

Cheese Please

For me, not many things get better than a great piece of cheese.  So when I heard that a new cheese shop was opening in San Diego (and they invited us to stop in for lunch), I was thrilled!  The Cheese Store has a super cute location in Little Italy on Kettner – it is […]

Bikes and Bubbles

We decided to take advantage of the longer days right now, and get out and enjoy a sunset bike ride.  The air felt a little warmer, and having that late sun feels so energizing.  It felt great to bike around the city and enjoy the beautiful weather.  We were enjoying ourselves so much that we […]