Category Archives: San Diego

Extraordinary Desserts Balboa Park, San Diego Ca

Extraordinary Desserts Balboa Park Danish Parisienne – Vanilla Custard and Pineapple Caramelized Crème Brulee Bun Ivoire Royale – Vanilla Bean Pound Cake layered with creamy white chocolate mousse, Raspberry, Strawberry, Blueberry, Blackberry Lemon Bar Devonshire Berry Pavlova – Baked Meringue … Continue reading

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Oscar’s Mexican Seafood, La Jolla CA

Oscar’s Mexican Seafood Surf & Turf Taco – Skirt Steak and Shrimp, Cabbage, Cheese, Onion, Tomato, Cilantro, Avocado Battered Fish Taco with Cabbage, Onion, Tomato, Cilantro Considered by many to be the best Mexican Seafood in San Diego, and perhaps … Continue reading

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The Tractor Room, San Diego CA

The Tractor Room Coffee Elk Sausage and Biscuits with Scrambled Eggs and Crispy Potatoes Eggs and Boar Bacon with Brown Sugar Peach Pancake Nutmeg French Toast with Pecans, Sauteed Apples, Strawberries Cornbread with Honey Butter and Strawberry Preserves It should … Continue reading

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Addison, San Diego CA

Addison Hemingway Daiquiri – 10 Cane Rum, Lime, Grapefruit Amuse Bouche – Jardin de Fruits – Rhubarb, Raspberry, Ginger, Lime Sherry and Crème Fraiche Gougere Asparagus Deux Facons – Gribiche, Brioche, and Sorrel (Dutch White with Sorrel Puree and lemon … Continue reading

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Urban Solace, San Diego CA

Urban Solace Warm Cheese Biscuits, Orange-Honey Butter, Smoked Tomato Jam Roasted Squash, Goat Cheese, Roasted Garlic Dip, Garlic Crostini Monte Diego: Smoked Ham, Fontina Cheese, Grilled Pears, Marinated Onions, Custard Dipped Egg Bread Grilled Four Cheese Sandwich with Fresh Basil … Continue reading

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Fig Tree Café, San Diego CA

Fig Tree Café French Toast Sampler – Cinnamon and Brown Sugar Apples, Strawberries and Cream, Bananas Foster Fig Bread Pudding with Vanilla Ice Cream Buttermilk Pecan Coffee Cake Known to generate hour-plus waits on the weekend we arrived at the … Continue reading

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Bread & Cie, San Diego CA

Bread & Cie Orange Macaron with Salted Caramel, Pistachio Macaron Almond Croissant Chocolate Croissant Blackberry Banana Nut Muffin Red Velvet Cupcake With breads offered throughout San Diego and at many prestigious restaurants Bread & Cie seemed like a great spot … Continue reading

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Barleymash, San Diego CA

Barleymash Kate Sessions – Hendrick’s Gin, St. Germaine, Lemon, Strawberry Ida Bailey Martini – Skyy Citrus Vodka, Fesh Lime, Strawberry, Basil Pretzels n’ Dip – house made barley pretzels, carrot sticks, celery sticks and apples with poblano beer-cheddar sauce and … Continue reading

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El Zarape, San Diego CA

El Zarape Rice Pudding Shredded Beef Taco and Polo Taco Fried Fish Taco and Calamari Taco Located in University Heights, El Zarape seemed like a can’t miss “locals” spot and approaching the small restaurant the space seemed legitimate – an authentic … Continue reading

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Carnitas’ Snack Shack, San Diego CA

Carnitas’ Snack Shack Snack Shack Triple Threat Pork Sandwich – Pork Schnitzel, Pulled Pork, Bacon, Pepperoncini – Pickle Relish, Shack Aioli Pork Belly App – Sweet Chili Glaze with small Frisee apple salad Butterscotch Pot de Crème Bacon Whiskey Truffles … Continue reading

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AR Valentien, La Jolla CA

AR Valentien Whole Wheat and White Bread with Locally Churned Butter Charcuterie Plate with Duck and Pistachio Terrine, Potted Shortribs, Chicken Liver Pate Fresh Ricotta and Orange Zest Ravioloi with Green Garlic, Fava Beans, Brown Beech Mushrooms, Basil Pizzetta with … Continue reading

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Ariccia Italian Market, La Jolla CA

Ariccia Americano Sue Sweet Macarons – Cherry, Lime, Lemon, Raspberry, Mint, Caramel, Coffee, Chocolate Orange, Coconut, Vanilla Bean, Orange, Peanut Butter Porchetta with balsamic onions and wild arugula Italian Grinder with Prosciutto, Salami, Coppa and wild arugula Owned and operated … Continue reading

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The Cottage, La Jolla CA

The Cottage Coffee Cake with buttermilk Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with blueberries Stuffed French Toast – country style french toast with strawberry compote + marscapone cheese Stuffed French Toast – country style french toast with nutella and banana + marscapone cheese … Continue reading

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George’s at the Cove TBL3, La Jolla CA

George’s at the Cove TBL3 Domaine des Chambris – Cremant de Bourgogne Brut Champagne Cured Local Halibut – Northern Divine Caviar, Cucumber, Avocado, Sorrel (Cucumber Sorrel Broth) Razor Clam – Tangerine, Nasturtium Sorbet Local Stone Crab – Summer Squash, Meyer … Continue reading

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Brockton Villa, La Jolla CA

Brockton Villa Crab Cakes – Lump Blue Crab/ House Made Root Slaw/ Roasted Red Pepper Emulsion Roasted Tomato & Herb Bisque Toasted Baguette with Butter Banana’s Foster Bread Pudding for Two with Cinnamon Gelato, Rum Banana Glaze Coast Toast a … Continue reading

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Hodad’s, Ocean Beach CA

Hodad’s Mini Cheeseburger and Mini Bacon Cheeseburger Chicken Burger Half Frings Chocolate Shake Though I’m not a big burger guy it seemed sacrilegious to visit San Diego without stopping by Hodad’s, particularly as we’d planned a trip to Ocean Beach … Continue reading

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Café Chloe, San Diego CA

Café Chloe Mushroom and Bleu d’Auvergne tart Duck Pate with Brandy and Orange, Toasted Baguette Whole Wheat Pancakes with Tart Cherry Syrup & Applewood Smoked Bacon Macaroni, Pancetta, bleu d’Auvergne gratin Croque Madame Pistachio Bread Pudding with caramel ice cream … Continue reading

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Donut Bar, San Diego CA

Donut Bar Key Lime Pie, Maple Bourbon Bar, Peaches n Cream, Blueberry with Meyer Lemon Glaze, Vanilla Bean Glazed, German Chocolate Red Velvet, Nutella, Lemon Pistachio, Crème brulee, Julian Apple Fritter, Apple Pie, Old Fashioned With many bakeries flaunting the … Continue reading

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Candelas on the Bay, San Diego CA

After a long drive from Los Angeles and a stellar afternoon snack at Extraordinary Desserts the last stop on a nine day foodie, hockey, and interview trek from San Francisco to San Jose to Monterey to Los Angeles to San … Continue reading

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Extraordinary Desserts, San Diego CA

Driving to San Diego after a few days in Los Angeles and four days in San Francisco I must admit I was getting a little worn out – so many great meals, so many great memories, and the realization that … Continue reading

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