Pizza Nova

It’s a CA chain, but it’s convenience (across the street from our hotel) won out over going somewhere I knew would be better. Plus, it’s kid-friendly and on the water with a good view. All good points to bring your kid here as opposed to some other place that would be fancier and superior. This… Continue reading Pizza Nova

Ironside Fish & Oyster

You’d be hard-pressed to find a better looking casual restaurant than Ironside. Located in Little Italy on a street packed with restaurants, the nautical theme that fills every nook and cranny of their space is beautiful. The most visually stunning piece is the wall made up of piranha heads. You’ll want your camera handy when… Continue reading Ironside Fish & Oyster

Ototo Sushi Co.

After a long and tiring day of sightseeing we opted to stay close to our hotel for dinner. A quick search pointed us towards Ototo and it was a pleasant surprise. I wasn’t expecting much from a sushi spot far from the usual dining hot beds in town, but the modern and elegant feel of the… Continue reading Ototo Sushi Co.

Farmer’s Bottega

Farmer’s Bottega is a beautiful space with its vintage feel, exposed pipes, brick walls, and edison bulbs. As appealing as that may be, the menu is even more enticing. I had trouble deciding if I should come here for brunch or dinner. Brunch won out. Every good brunch needs some good cocktails and the bacon… Continue reading Farmer’s Bottega

The Mission – Mission Beach

— Originally posted on Yelp on 12/3/09 — Really good breakfast place. It was a short drive from our hotel (The Dana). We got the french toast and strawberry banana pancakes. Both were great. The french toast was almost like having dessert for breakfast. They use 3 large slices of cinnamon bread for it. Portions… Continue reading The Mission – Mission Beach

La Puerta

— Originally posted on Yelp on 12/3/09 — Amazing Mexican food! When people from San Diego say they have some of the best Mexican food in the states they aren’t kidding. This is some of the best I’ve had. La Puerta is a couple blocks from the Horton shopping center and is a small restaurant… Continue reading La Puerta

Hane Sushi

— Originally posted on Yelp on 12/3/09 — Great sushi! Definitely lives up to the hype in my opinion. They don’t have a long list of specialty rolls, just a lot of basic stuff that’s executed exceptionally well. We tried a few types of sashimi — yellowtail, salmon, and eel — and all were outstanding.… Continue reading Hane Sushi

Fiji Yogurt

— Originally posted on Yelp on 12/3/09 — Carrot cheesecake. Delicious. White chocolate macadamia nut… not so good but the variety of flavors is different than many other frozen yogurt places. Clean place. Comfy couches. They even have board games and card games. 4 Stars 5401 Linda Vista Rd San Diego, CA 92110 (619) 299-9984