Food

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Del Real recipe: The Ménage-à-Hog

Carnitas. Chorizo. Bacon. Caramelized pineapple. You guys...I am so excited to share my entry in the Del Real recipe challenge. The best part: These spicy The Ménage-à-Hog sandwiches take less than 30 minutes to make. (You can vote for my recipe here!)

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Review: Hammond's Ice Cream, Point Loma

Confession: I'm mildly lactose intolerant. So when I was invited to the grand opening party for Hammond's Ice Cream in Point Loma, I was torn. Would it be worth the pain?

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easy crepe recipe
Crepe recipe with berry mascarpone filling

I am such a lucky girl to be able to share this delicious crepe recipe.

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Easy sausage quiche recipe

This easy sausage quiche recipe takes less than 20 minutes to prepare, and is a breakfast game-changer.

I created this recipe after trying to figure out what do with an extra pie shell, some Andouille sausage and half a block of Red Apple smoked gruyere. I've never been the biggest fan of breakfast foods, other than bagels (of course). Scrambled eggs -- no thank you. Sausage and bacon? Blechhh. But throw all those ingredients together into a pie shell, and I'm officially obsessed.

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Thai holy basil pork recipe
Thai holy basil pork recipe (pad kra pao)

One of the best parts of my cheap Thailand vacation was (of course) the food! Of all the delectable dishes we tried, our go-to order quickly became pad kra pao – or Thai holy basil pork. It was spicy, delicious and surprisingly light, and I went through withdrawal within a few days of coming back home to San Diego. So I got to work trying to create my own Thai holy basil pork recipe.

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fuan garden review san diego
FuAn Garden review: A Convoy Street gem

I didn't necessarily plan on writing this FuAn Garden review, but after three delicious meals in less than two weeks (seven if you count the leftovers), I couldn't resist.

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Best Thai street food: Bangkok and Krabi

Thai street food has ruined me for life.

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Restaurant Review: Acqua Al 2

Trying out some of the best restaurants in San Diego. In this restaurant review: Acqua Al 2 in the Gaslamp is put to the test.

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Restaurant review: El Agave

Trying out some of the best restaurants in San Diego. In this restaurant review: El Agave in Old Town is put to the test.

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Best San Diego Happy Hour deals: Blush Ice Bar

This will be a continuing series exploring the best San Diego happy hour deals. This round: Blush Ice Bar + East-West Kitchen in the Gaslamp District.

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Best San Diego Happy Hour deals: Acqua Al 2

This will be a continuing series exploring the best San Diego happy hour deals. First up: Acqua Al 2 in the Gaslamp District.

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San Diego Restaurant Week Launch Party

The weather was hot -- even for this Florida girl -- but the the chefs were on fire at the San Diego Restaurant Week launch party.

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