My in-laws came into town this weekend to celebrate their daughter's birthday at the Big Bounce America! I didn't know they could make a bounce house this big. The kids had a blast. Happy Birthday Leah!
Does anyone know how to prepare and grill tuna head and collar? Please DM me. Thanks!
My family spent some time in Cabo before the school year started. Of course the kids love to swim so that's what we did, all day, everyday.... Somewhere in between pool sessions we did manage to eat though. I can't remember what this surf and turf place was called, but it was amazing.
If you like ramen and happen to be in the San Francisco area, try to go to Mensho Tokyo. Go as late as you can and hopefully the line will be short and keep your party small. At any rate its gravy like tonkotsu broth is worth the wait. Go and enjoy the deep flavor experience.
Located at 575 Sutter in San Francisco is the most Instagram friendly pop up children's museum in the world. The Color Factory has numerous themed rooms that keep the kids and the parents stimulated with an intense bombardment of color and excitement. I'm totally exaggerating, but it's still a really fun spot. Make sure you have room on your phone for the hundreds of pictures you will be taking and uploading to Facebook!
I am all about dumplings, specifically Xiao Long Baos. We have a couple places in San Diego that have them, but we were in San Francisco recently and decided to give Dumpling Time a try. It did not disappoint. Make sure your whole party is there otherwise they won't seat you. Everything on their menu is great. The Gyozas are particularly delicious and I don't evenreally like Gyozas. Make sure you get the king-dum, which is their giant soup dumpling. They give you a straw for it.
With all the Poke bowl places popping up around town, my favorite by far is San Diego Poke company. I'm not sure if they are the original or not, but they were the first poke bowl I tried in San Diego. They were at Fall Brewing one evening and I was immediately hooked after trying them. When I see them around town at Farmer's markets I always try to grab a bowl, so I was pleasantly surprised to find out they had a brick and mortar close by on Adams Ave. It saves me from driving over to Friars when I want my poke fix during the week. : )
Living in the Metro Area has its perks. One of them is having some of the most amazing food in San Diego within walking distance of our homes. One such place, which I only recently discovered is Wow wow waffles. It is located behind a laundromat on 30th Street close to Lefties. If you haven't been there yet go run now and go get the Number Seven waffle. It is easily one of the most decadent waffle dishes I've ever had.
I had the pleasure of dining at Masaharu Morimoto's restaurant located at the MGM Grand in fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada. This was one of the most amazing food experiences of my life. I rate a few places highly solely depending on my moods and other people would rate these places differently. If I am craving Italian, I go to Cucina Urbana, if I want ramen, I go to Santouka in Mitsua. And I guess if I want something Asian and executed at the highest level and just so happen to be in Las Vegas, then I go to Morimoto. The presentation is second to none and the food is so good you just get lost in it all and stop taking pictures after a while.
We were in San Francisco visiting family and were eating in the city and decided to do some touristy things. So what can we squeeze in during our drive? Well drive down Lombard Street and drive by the Painted Ladies of course! BTW the Lady on the corner sold for 3.1M back in 2014.
This is one of my favorite restaurants, period. If you are ever in Las Vegas give them a try. They are located at the Cosmopolitan Hotel. They do Spanish tapas to an elite level. We tried the paella, jamon, anchovies, cheese, and much more and we loved it all.
Congratulations to Lianne and Chris! It was a fun wedding!
Cucina Urbana is one of my favorite restaurants. You cannot go wrong with any of their handmade pasta dishes. I pretty much just start with the first dish and work my way down the menu with each visit. If you haven't tried any of the restaurants by the Urban Kitchen Group they have one closeby in Kensington, Cucina Sorella. It did not disappoint. The bay opens at 4pm and they have a handful of tasty appetizers, my favorite is the Meatball and Polenta dish. Dinner starts at 5pm and we were already stuffed from happy hour, but we had to get the shrimp spaghetti carbonara. I will be back really soon. Go check them out!
I was walking the neighborhood today and stopped by the end of Adams Ave. I like looking down into Mission Valley from here. There are a lot of lucky homeowners on Mission Cliff with this same view. It was pretty foggy for most of the morning.
We've been meaning to try this place and we decided to give it a go on my wife's birthday. It did not disappoint, great food, live music, awesome drinks... My wife got a punch bowl drink and my brother in law got the duck wings. Great place will go back!!!!
North Park has many options for people with kids. My cousin and fellow agent, Kristine, brought her kids over one day and we decided to explore. We brought all of our kids to Soda and Swine and had some meatballs. We just walked down to Fall to grab a couple beers and some bacon wrapped hotdogs! We then took the kids down to Hammond's to end their night the right way.
This caterpillar thing is a toy that teaches children, no infants, how to program. You place directional directions in order, start from one spot, and try to get it to stop on the red disk. It was the most exciting thing going on for like 15 minutes to us AND we had the Dominick Cruz fight on. That should tell you how dope this thing is. haha
I took the kids to December Nights again since we had so much fun last year. Protip: do not park in the Zoo parking lot. Try as best as you can to park on the street. We parked next to Roosevelt Middle School. It's just easier to get out when it's time to leave. Don't focus on the walk because that is all you will be doing anyway. The mandatory first stop for me is Devine Pastabilitites, but we saw a cool vendor next to them. He was melting a wheel of cheese and scraping it off onto your sandwich and/or plate. It looked good, will have to give it a try next time. The night was a constant barrage of food stalls and free museums. I love San Diego....
I had some family in town this week and some from a very long way so what did we decide to do? Explore 30th Street. I live on Madison so we walked over to Polite Provisions to get started then made our way south. Another great night.