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.[…]

San Diego Restaurant Week, 2011

The 2011 gastronomy season kicks off on January 16th. and lasts through the 21st.   It is the seventh annual San Diego Restaurant Week and is one of my favorite hometown events. This year, over 180 restaurants and their chefs will show off three course, fixed price menus in the $20, $30 and $40 categories.  Originally[…]

San Diego Restaurant Week, 2013

San Diego – My favorite food event, San Diego Restaurant Week, returns September 15 – 20. Over 190 restaurants around the county will be offering three-course dinners for $20, $30 and $40 per person. Additionally, two-course lunch menus priced at $10, $15 and $20 will be offered by over 80 restaurants. During last January’s event,[…]

On and Off the Grid in San Francisco

Travel decisions usually fall into well defined categories: where to stay, how to get around, what to do and where to eat, along with finding something different or “off the grid.” The definition of “off the grid” has morphed from living without public utilities to doing something out of the ordinary or unconventional. Given that,[…]

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[…]

Viejas – A Good Bet

California Roundup – March 2014 Viejas Casino and Resort is located in rural Alpine, CA, approximately 20 minutes east of downtown San Diego.  It was my getaway destination and, as I discovered, there’s lots to do.  Here’s a quick guide. Sleep Easy – It’s understandable how the new hotel earned its AAA Four Diamond rating. […]