Category Archives: San Diego Tastes

A Market in the Making

If you walk into the new San Diego Public Market, which just opened September 12 in Barrio Logan, you might feel a twinge of disappointment. I did, when Steve and I visited just as the place was opening this morning. … Continue reading

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Oily delights

For all the passion and publicity that’s been showered on locally grown food, I’ve been struck by something missing from the farmer’s markets in San Diego County: olives grown here and olive oil processed from them. This has mystified me, … Continue reading

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When Irish Bars are Calling

I’d heard that the Blarney Stone Pub, long a fixture in the Gaslamp, had closed recently, but I was surprised to read on the San Diego Travel Tips blog that it was one of at least a half dozen Irish … Continue reading

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Fresh Roasted Success

I wondered if the little cloudburst earlier today would erase the happy chalked message that appeared in front of Bird Rock Coffee Roasters last weekend. But when I braved the drizzle to get my morning caffeine fix, the sign was still … Continue reading

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Pier One

The cafe that’s out on the Ocean Beach Pier is one of those places I love intensely every time I’m there, but most of the time I forget about. When I do decide to go, I worry that it will have closed, but … Continue reading

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A Taste of Africa

Mostly I try to focus on San Diego experiences in this blog. But some San Diego experiences connect me with more distant and exotic places. An example is the cooking class I took last Sunday afternoon.  It was taught by Olivia Laryea, a … Continue reading

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A Visit to the Depot

I can suggest at least two reasons for paying a visit to the new Restaurant Depot in Barrio Logan.  Even though a sign next to the entrance sternly declares that it is “Not Open to the Public,” that seems to mean … Continue reading

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Chocolate-covered Bird Rock

When my sons were teenagers, we would fantasize about what we wished would move into the large, derelict property on the northeast corner of La Jolla Boulevard and Midway.  Many years ago, a seafood restaurant had prospered there, but its owner, Tom … Continue reading

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A Confectionary Destination

I’m almost ashamed to admit it, but although I’ve lived in San Diego for 37 of the 90 years the Wisteria Cottage has been in business, I’d never made it there until just last week.  This is NOT because I dislike … Continue reading

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Hard Choice

I finally made it out to Julian Hard Cider’s tasting room the other day; finally tasted the eponymous brew that the local company has been marketing for about a  year. The color surprised me. As you can see, it looks … Continue reading

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