Balboa Park Guide: Museums, Concerts & Special Events in one of San Diego’s Most Popular Spots

Balboa Park, formally known as El Prado, is the premier spot in Southern California for museums. Built to bring awareness to the city of San Diego, Balboa Park includes 1,200 acres of land that houses everything from a small international city to some of the state’s best museums. Visiting this area is a full day […]

Farmer’s Bottega: Farm to Table Restaurant in Mission Hills

From the moment you walk up to this farm to table restaurant and see their fun logo of an eating fork on one side and a digging fork on the other, you will know you are in for a unique culinary adventure. The brainchild of Chef Alberto Morreale is an absolutely fantastic spot in San […]

Junípero Serra Museum on Presidio Hill in San Diego

Located on the Presidio Hill in San Diego, the Father Juniper Serra Museum is a great spot for an event in San Diego or to explore if you are interested in California Mission history like I am. This museum is known as the site where California began as it is where the first mission was […]

Mission San Diego de Alcalá: Visiting California’s First Mission

Mission San Diego de Alcala was founded by Father Junipero Serra and was the first of the 21 California missions founded. Because of that, it is a place of significant historical value to visit in the state of California. The mission was established in its original location (near the Presidio) in 1769, but it was […]

Bacon & Barrels: An all day bacon festival in San Diego

When I first heard about the unique event in downtown San Diego called Bacon and Barrels I was immediately interested. Essentially, this event invites many of the best restaurants, pastry makers, breweries, and mixologists to one spot where the ticket buyer can try as much as they would like while at the event. I enlisted my friend […]

OB Noodle House: Pho & Spicey Garlic Wings in Ocean Beach

This small hole in the wall restaurant off the beaten path in Ocean Beach is a fantastic spot for a good, cheap lunch with fantastic food. It was featured on the TV show Diners, Drive Ins and Dives and since then it has become a popular spot in the city to eat. You can see a clip […]

Underbelly: Ramen & Pork Belly Buns in North Park

On my search for the best ramen I found my way to the incredibly popular San Diego upstart known as Underbelly. This restaurant in North Park features massive stone communal tables with fire down the center and a menu ranging from ramen and pork belly buns to kimchi pickles and shucked oysters. Here is all the information: […]

Caffe Calabria: Coffee, Pizza, Drinks & Dessert in North Park

As one of North Park’s first modern spots, Caffe Calabria is a personal favorite in the area for me. They are a true jack of all trades with a full coffee bar, spirits bar, pizza oven and coffee roasting set up. Reading this you may think that one store couldn’t pull of that many unique […]

Urban Solace: Bluegrass Brunch & Fantastic Food

If you do any research on where to eat in North Park, San Diego then you will surely stumble upon Urban Solace. This is for good reason as Urban Solace is completely fantastic whenever you go. For me though the full experience of this French inspired eatery is had when you attend their weekly Bluegrass […]

Hammond’s Gourmet Ice Cream: Flights of Ice Cream in North Park

I am a sucker for things I have not seen / experienced before, so when I heard about a place that does ice cream flights (small individual ice cream samples in waffle cones) I was chomping at the bit to give it a try. Sure, you could just try different flavors as a sample, but […]