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REVIEW: Bella Stanza…Elegant Italian Gifts in Little Italy

September 18, 2012

1501 India Street Suite 120, San Diego, CA 92101 | View Map Phone (619) 239-2929 | Visit Website Bella Stanza, owned and operated by Jeanne Obenchain, An inviting Italian boutique offering elegant gifts for your good taste. A dream-come-true boutique offering unique Tuscan and Deruta Italian ceramics, Murano glass accessories, music boxes from Sorrento, Florentine […]

REVIEW: Shades Oceanfront Bistro in Ocean Beach

September 5, 2012

So after a great Labor Day Weekend in Long Beach, we felt like ending the weekend with an OB Sunset. In the process we found a great place to eat. It was interesting how many shops and eateries we saw as we walked down Newport and around the corner on Abbot. It was after the […]

REVIEW: Micho’z Fresh Lebanese Grill

August 16, 2012

GREAT PLACE!! great food, atmosphere, service and       PRICES !!! 1459 University Ave (619) 255-9299 Located at the entrance to Hillcrest, where Normal St. runs onto University Ave. at the site of the new Pride Flag, is this great find. The space has been home to two other Mediterranean restaurants, prior to Micho’z, so you may not have […]

REVIEW: Carnitas’ Snack Shack

July 29, 2012

Carnitas’ Snack Shack  LOVE this place!!! Why?? It’s in the neighborhood, great food, daily specials, great prices, generous portions… a simple menu, 2 salads, 7 regular items 2 daily specials… ALL delicious… and YES we have tried them all. A very popular destination as the lines will attest to. The food is fairly quick for […]

REVIEW: SIPZ on 30th

July 28, 2012

JUST TO BE CLEAR…. This is about the SIPZ on 30th NOT in Clairmont Mesa. First off, anytime there is a new, clean and trendy place that opens within blocks of home that is an automatic 3 stars. We’ve been for lunch and dinner. Very different experiences. Of course the mildly themed Asian setting is very […]


June 6, 2012

BLEU BOHEME  HAPPY HOUR…. C’est fabuleux!!! check out the Happy Hour menu at You know it’s that crazy time of year when the sun is still up but it’s suppose to be the dinner hour.  Not feeling up to something so heavy?  The perfect solution is Bleu Boheme Their appetizer menu features everything discounted at just about […]

REVIEW: LULU’S Palm Springs

June 5, 2012

LULU’S CALIFORNIA BISTRO I LOVE this place…… Situated in the heart of the city. At the crossroads of Andreas and Palm Canyon, for easy access to get home. I say home because getting there is not a problem….getting home may be the issue! Happy Hour at the bar is ALL DAY with discounted drinks and appetizers as well… Not quite […]

REVIEW: Corner Kitchen, Honolulu

March 8, 2012

On a recent night in Honolulu we were looking for a casual, fun place with ono food. Well CORNER KITCHEN  was suggested. I remembered the location as there had always been a restaurant there.  Location? On the corner of Kapahulu Avenue and Kanaina Street right across the street from Rainbow Drive-In. For a long time, it was […]

REVIEW: Lips Restaurant…Sunday Gospel Brunch…

February 18, 2012 3036 El Cajon Blvd (between 30th St & Ohio St) San Diego, CA 92104 (619) 295-7900 When we were invited to go with some friends to the Sunday Morning GOSPEL BRUNCH at LIPS we didn’t know quite what to expect. We are not into “drag shows” just for the sake […]

REVIEW: Tyler’s Burgers in Palm Springs

February 13, 2012

  REVIEW: TYLER’S BURGERS 149 S Indian Canyon Drive Palm Springs,Ca 760- 325-2990 Starting out in 1936 as the bus depot, the little “shack” that is now the home of Tyler’s, has become an island oasis in a sea of parking spaces.  Now, sitting in the middle of the paking lot, Tyler’s  is only open 11am-4pm takes only […]