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Friday, September 30, 2011

Follow the Urban Art Trail - Part One: Ocean Beach, San Diego

A citywide operation to cover up acts of vandalism gave rise to a local beautification project. 

You may recognize a few of these urban works of art from a past walkabout on a warm and beach-sandy day. 

You may not, and if so, please enjoy them now.

I promise you won't have to rinse your feet off after perusing.

enjoy a warm welcome to a breathtaking view from the pierside

city approved utility box artworks throughout

your personal beach greeters

a tribute to Dr. Seuss

Why should it be that the fish in sea are all unable to sing?

a community mural composed from community hand-painted tiles

hand painted by resident children from the Ocean Beach community

warm words of inspiration 

don't forget the mango pancakes at the cafe during the walk to the edge of the pier!

To beautiful pathways and smiley strollabouts


Thursday, September 29, 2011

Grilled plum and goat cheese pizza

Be it snack, lunch, or any mealtime.

This one's a hit, and it's easycakes.

a french baguette
a drizzle of olive oil
coarsely chopped walnuts
chevre (my favre)
a few black plums
freshly, ground black pepper
a bit of torn minty leaves

broil to perfection, enjoy and try not to get kidnapped by the pizza delivery guy.


Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Lemony cheese

A bit of lightly lemon-ed cheese inspiration.

Who knew a gallon of milk and two lemons could be so delicious?

Just a touch of ginger, then add something sconey and buttery for the breakfast.


Have a delicious day.


Monday, September 26, 2011

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Friday, September 23, 2011

San Diego Restaurant Week Series: Day 6 - Cucina Urbana

'Tis my final day of this cheese exploration,
my insatiable search filled with cadence and narration.

I arrived to the locale with artistic design, 
of much welcomed color, like a summer squash vine.

with seating of coffee burlap and white leather, 
a wine shop within, and it all came together.

The menu highlighted the very occasion,
during Restaurant Week there's no use for persuasion.

A gorgeous pinky-tinted, lavender lemonade,
charcuterie cuts and a formaggio parade.

The Rollingstone chevre with a licorice-like flavored anise,
a drunken Lagrein which could bring the world peace.

On to choose a selection from the special four p's,
Will it be pizza or pasta? pane? piatti?

The open-faced eggplant and melty buffalo mozzarella, 
gobbled up a dessert of apple crisp spiced caramela.

The week is now has ended, and I'm stuffed to thee brim,
with cheese I devoured now I must hit the gym!

For eating one's "whey" in a city so fine,
demands an official extension of the Oakenfold mix kind.

...and of course I heard them exclaim 
(as I waddled from sight),
Happy Restaurant Week 2 to all, and to all a guhnite!


Thursday, September 22, 2011

San Diego Restaurant Week Series: Day 5 - El Agave Tequileria

Happy cinco de restaurant week, I’ve dined at many fine places, 
Still eating my ‘whey’ with a stomach so spacious.

A yearning for drinkstuff from south of the border, 
no passport on hand, I knew just where to order.

I arrived to a haven filled with tequilas for tasting,
with over 2000 brands there was no time for wasting.

There was blanco, reposado, añejo and gold,
a haven of choices no yearning could hold.

A sangrita of tamarindo and peppered tomato with lime, 
to enhance its taste (and make me better with rhyme).

A cobalt blue glass filled to the top with ice water, 
 for tequila* tasting is buzzy, and I know all the smarter.

Chalupas de lobster, cotija cheese sprinkled atop,
the feast was so filling, but I couldn't quite stop.

Filet mignon stuffed with goat cheese and a tequila of dark, I'd need me a wheelbarrow before I disembark.

The caramel flan was a toothsome delight,
but I was filled to the brim, so I had just a bite.

Such a warm tummy feeling and a little bit tipsy,
A perfect of eves for a wandering gypsy.


*tequila - A Spanish word for 
"I don't remember doing that!"

It's National Ice Cream Cone Day!!!

Interrupting this poetic broadcast of the 2011 San Diego Restaurant Week to bring you the following:

Happy National Ice Cream Cone Day!!!

This classic treat turns 108 today!


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

San Diego Restaurant Week Series Day 4 -
Bo Beau

(Continued from Twas the Night Before Restaurant Week Post)

Day four and I'm trotting warm-bellied and smitten, 
I have forged through this city like a curious kitten.

I wandered a further bit close to the shore,
passed a giant majestic front looking glass door,

Then I stepped inside, smiled at the bohemian fittings,
pulled a seat up to the bar, this was no time for quittings.

I searched the wine menu from every which way, 
the barkeep presented an oaked chardonnay.

Then off in a twinkling I heard from a distance,
a snackplate arrived, 'twas the pièce de résistance. 

I squealed in delight at the cheese board of three 
a lavender chevre, manchego, and brie.

with whole grain fresh mustard seasoned vinaigrette 
this dinner of sorts was a fete de la fete. 

I took to the goat cheese and roast beet flatbread,
with curried onion jam and crushed peppers of red.

For dessert basil strawberries, caramel-chocolate souffle
witih a crispy-crunch top of a French creme brulee.

So rare to indulge but for annual celebrations,
and eats mighty tasty, a standing ovation.

2011 San Diego Restaurant Week Prix Fixe Menu

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