Brazilian Carnaval at the Bahia - Mission Bay

Brazilian Carnaval at the Bahia - Mission Bay

Experience Brazil in San Diego at the Brazilian Carnaval in Mission Bay! With its growing popularity from last year, the Bahia Hotel brings back Carnaval in Mission Bay this summer for it's 2nd year! Carnaval happens every Thursday night beginning June 26th until August 28th with authentic Brazilian food and entertainment.

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Bang Bang San Diego - Downtown

Bang Bang San Diego - Downtown

While walking around downtown San Diego on Market Street, we were accosted by a sign you can't miss. It said, bang! Not once, but twice! We were curious to see what this was all about, so we took a peek and went up the 30 some steps. We came to find a unique and exquisite Asian-fusion cuisine restaurant, bar and club, all in one place.

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A True San Diego Farm to Fork Experience - Encinitas

A True San Diego Farm to Fork Experience - Encinitas

Who knew that San Diego County has over 6,687 farms?! This ranks San Diego County to be the number one county with the most farms in the United States. One of those farms is the Coral Tree Farm, located in the heart of Encinitas. I visited the local farm recently with some friends for a holistic cooking class like no other. Holistic Foodie & Health Coach, Chef Chassie Bell of Forkin' Healthy and Farmer Laurel met us out front the Coral Tree Farm with a warm welcome to start off our day at the farm for true farm-to-fork foodie experience!

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Urban Kitchen's Newest Offspring is Cucina Enoteca - Del Mar

Urban Kitchen's Newest Offspring is Cucina Enoteca - Del Mar

Tracy Borkum's empire expands into North County with the newest addition to the Urban Kitchen Family, Cucina Enoteca. If you've ever been to it's older sister in Bankers Hill, Cucina Urbana, this new restaurant brings you the best of the previous but younger and more fresh. You could say Cucina Enoteca is like Cucina Urbana with a facelift. The menu and food is as delicious, if not more, than the rest of its restaurant brothers and sisters. As soon as we heard of the opening we just had to give them it a try. 

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BROCKTON VILLA - La Jolla, San Diego

BROCKTON VILLA - La Jolla, San Diego

Tucked away near the water's edge in La Jolla is a cozy restaurant with a modest appearance. This small restaurant with its white steps and white wrap around patio is nestled at the bottom of a hill just below Prospect Street. It's location on the quiet corner of Ocean Boulevard with only waves as neighbors might be easy to miss. With a front row view of rolling waves and the blue horizon, one could think that this might be the restaurant's main draw with its cuisine playing a supporting role. However, not even the majesty of the powerful Pacific Ocean can upstage Brockton Villa's masterfully crafted dishes.

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Rakiraki Ramen & Tsukemen - Convoy District

Rakiraki Ramen & Tsukemen - Convoy District

With our stomachs growling, we waited on the side of the restaurant. The restaurant was well-lit, as if you're in an episode of Top Model. You could see from the outside that people inside were happily devouring every bite of their ramen burgers and slurping their ramen noodles. Each minute seemed like an hour. I couldn't wait to be the person inside devouring a ramen burger while slurping on some ramen.

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FOGO DE CHÃO - GasLamp Quarter, Downtown

FOGO DE CHÃO - GasLamp Quarter, Downtown

One of the newest restaurants to make it's home in San Diego's GasLamp Quarter is the Brazilian Steak house, Fogo de Chão. We’ve heard their commercials on the radio, on Pandora, and have seen ads all over town enticing us to stop by. Even our friends have asked when we will be paying Fogo a visit. The hype about this place seems to be everywhere. Not surprising, Twitter, our main source of food recommendations, has also been alive with Fogo De Chão buzz. The restaurant has even started its own hastag, #FogoSD. With so much interest surrounding this new spot, we knew that it needed to be moved to the top of our Restaurant Week to-do list!

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ORIGINAL SAB-E-LEE - Award-Winning Thai Restaurant

ORIGINAL SAB-E-LEE - Award-Winning Thai Restaurant

I think about comparing this small Thai Restaurant to a magic well from which golden curry, fragrant and blessed, bubbles forth to sooth our grumbling bellies. Or, I might write a story about a man ill from a life time of woe and suffering who is made happy again after only one spoonful of this tasty curry. I seriously consider making a ridiculous statement like, “if everyone could eat one bite of Sab-E-Lee’s yellow curry” all would be right in the world.   

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THE BLIND BURRO - Downtown

THE BLIND BURRO - Downtown

San Diego Restaurant Week begins again, and we’re excited to kick it off with a visit to see a burro, The Blind Burro. Both @SDJigger and I, @Danofrnandez are very active on twitter, using it as a way to connect with other San Diego locals, businesses and restaurants. In fact, most of the restaurants that we’ve visited are from direct user recommendations or interactions via Twitter. The Blind Burro is no exception. 

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LEILANI'S CAFE - Pacific Beach

LEILANI'S CAFE - Pacific Beach

We’ve managed to frantically packed two zipper-popping backpacks full of beach supplies, changed into board shorts all while locking up the house in, literally, one fluid motion; talent. Now, we’re heading to Spam and a plate lunch spot that we’ve heard great things about, but haven’t tried yet; Leilani’s Cafe.

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One of the Many Reasons Why San Diego was Voted #1 for Pizza

One of the Many Reasons Why San Diego was Voted #1 for Pizza

In the heart of San Diego’s trendy South Park neighborhood sits a hidden gem. And, at the heart of this hidden treasure there lives an Italian spirit of cooking which is born into each one of its dishes. Buona Forchetta is a place where simple flavors are elevated to another level and done perfectly.

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Alchemy Cultural Fare and Cocktails - South Park

Alchemy Cultural Fare and Cocktails - South Park

It was one of those late nights. You know the kind. You're in bed at 9:30PM, but somehow sleep won't visit, and you're still awake at 12:30AM. What do you do? I was seeing what was going on in San Diego on twitter by looking up #sandiego, and Cheri's tweet popped-up. The words were crystal clear: best pork belly taco. 

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FIG TREE CAFE - Pacific Beach, Beaches

FIG TREE CAFE - Pacific Beach, Beaches

It’s Saturday morning. The weather is in typical San Diego style, warm and perfect. The kittens who we think act more like dogs than cats have been frantically chasing a laser pointer for the last hour, and are now sleeping on the sun warmed carpet. The weekend couldn’t have a nicer start. Little did we know that one simple breakfast suggestion made only a few days before would make the beginning to this Saturday that much better.

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