Posted in August 2012

Not EVERYTHING’s better with bacon

Thanks in large part to the Passport Lifestyle discount card, Saturday morning rolled around and my wife and I decided to hit one of our favorite early morning spots-Parkhouse Eatery on Park. The Passport is the great little card my wife gets as an awesome benefit at Qualcomm (yes, working there is as good as everyone says).  … Continue reading

Anatomy of a Community Partnership

There is plenty of research about the successful elements of a good community partnership.  This series of posts isn’t based on research, at least not directly.  I’m hoping my experiences in this particular community project will provide useful insight and maybe some new ideas for your own community partnership.  And just as important, I am … Continue reading

A sunny trip to the Cinque Terre

Is there a better place on the planet to get engaged than the five little fishing villages that make up the Cinque Terre on the Ligurian Coast in Italy?  The magic of starting a new chapter of life is pretty cool all on its own, but thrown in a different culture, Italian food, great hiking … Continue reading

Review – Alchemy Restaurant in South Park

Alchemy is a New American, full service restaurant in South Park. This visit was 8/5/12, a Sunday, about 6:30 pm. Ambiance: It was about half full but didn’t feel crowded, the big tree sculpture adds a nice feel. Service: My server was great.   Very knowledgeable and attentive without being pushy. Price: Less than $15 for a carrot muscarpone … Continue reading

Review – Cucina Urbana in Banker’s Hill San Diego

A short notice birthday celebration turned into a meal in one of San Diego’s most popular restaurants, Cucina Urbana. Here’s what I thought: Ambiance: The place is always crowded, so make reservations a few days/week early.  It’s a very alive restaurant that isn’t overly loud. Service: Kristin, our server, hit everything right. Asked all the right … Continue reading