City Mouse-Country Mouse: More Backyard Travels in San Diego

The charming City Mouse-Country Mouse tale by Aesop tells the story of two cousins from very different neighborhoods who visit each other and, as a result, gain appreciation for their own homes. Aesop’s fables were first written in the mid-sixth century BCE. Not much is known about the author, but historians believe that he was[…]

San Diego Restaurant Week, 2009

San Diego Restaurant Week: $20-$30-$40, A Feast for All Budgets January of 2009 was the culinary kick-off of the dining season, via San Diego Restaurant Week’s fifth year.  Over 175 participants served up their finest.  A new element was the tri-level price points, with restaurants featuring three-course, prix fixe meals for $20, $30 and $40[…]

  A San Diego Restaurant Week Trifecta, 2010

n September, San Diego Restaurant Week once again celebrated the culinary arts. The format featured restaurants in $20, $30 and $40 categories, each offering three-course dinners. Over 180 dining establishments participated.  As those who play the ponies know, the trifecta is successfully betting on three winners in a race.  My trio of restaurants paid off.[…]

La Casa Del Zorro Returns!

Borrego Springs, CA Where to Stay: The restored, historic La Casa Del Zorro has reopened under new management. The 42 acre, beautifully landscaped resort has 46 luxurious rooms and 19 private casitas. The deluxe rooms are in clusters, each sharing a pool and Jacuzzi.  The spacious, well-appointed accommodations have wood-burning fireplaces, large marble bathrooms and[…]