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Romesco: The Plascencia touch

Romesco: The Plascencia touch

No disrespect to King Midas, but for people who like food, spending time savoring the work of Chef Javier Plascencia is an opportunity to really experience a golden touch. Let me tell you about our time at Romesco Mexiterranen Bistro.

Welcome to San Diego!

Welcome to San Diego!

    Dear Happy Visitors, Welcome to San Diego!  I originally wrote this when my wife and I were hosting guests through Airbnb.  Although we aren’t doing it any more, the tips below should be pretty helpful – especially if you are staying in the North Park/South Park area (or like good food and great … Continue reading

North Park Taco Crawl – 8/31/14

North Park Taco Crawl – 8/31/14

This will be short and sweet.  It’s the end of summer and there is plenty of great food to enjoy in our little North Park community, so I decided to put together a Taco Crawl for this Sunday.  Rather than struggle with a bunch of text, I’ll use pictures.  Specific details follow the photos. Also, … Continue reading

Brabant Bar & Cafe – San Diego warmth, Belgian flavors

Brabant Bar & Cafe – San Diego warmth, Belgian flavors

Living a stone’s throw from San Diego’s 30th Street has some amazing perks if you like great food and high-quality beer.  While the communities  along this culinary cruise haven’t quite reached their European brethren’s pedestrian and bike-friendly orientation (yet), one new spot has combined an authentic approach to Belgian fare, a Belgian beer heavy menu … Continue reading

(between) Juniper & Ivy (on Kettner)

Who is Richard Blais?  Thanks to Eater I know the guy is a Chef.  Thanks to this book I’m reading called Yes, Chef by Marcus Samuelsson, I have a very different view of the profession and what he calls “chasing flavors” than I used to.  And thanks to my wife, a couple named Madeleine and … Continue reading

Finding my Way

A couple months ago my friends Jay and Katie closed down one of my favorite restaurants and completed the transition out of San Diego and up to the Bay Area. I felt a little lost not having my table with an open air view out onto 30th Street and my North Park neighborhood that we love so much. No … Continue reading

A great new addition

Three times over the last month, starting with a Mother’s Day surprise, I dropped in on one of Hillcrest’s new editions additions. That last link was a funny tribute to one of my childhood favorites, fitting because this delicious trek to Great Maple made me feel right at home. Here’s what happened…

Buona Forchetta: I heart you, South Park

I.love.South.Park.  There, I said it.  I love my community in North Park, of course, but South Park is just, well, special.  South Park, the northern portion of Greater Golden Hill in San Diego, is like a small town tucked away inside of a very large city. My favorite source for details about the community is … Continue reading