Archive for January, 2012

Dive Deep for Deliciousness [Benny’s Mexican Food]

January 26th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Dive Deep for Deliciousness, Eat, Feature, San Diego Dining

Dive Deep for Deliciousness [Benny's Mexican Food]

When I moved to the Golden Hill neighborhood nine-years-ago, a friend told me that I had to try the burgers at Benny’s.  I was a bit hesitant, as Benny’s is known for their wide variety of quick Mexican cuisine, but I gave their burgers a whirl and nine years later, I’m still going back for […]

Fallbrook Coffee Company Offers A Reprieve

January 18th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Culinary Creative, Drink, Feature

Fallbrook Coffee Company Offers A Reprieve

In a time of media addiction, of being constantly connected yet always distracted, Fallbrook Coffee Company offers a much needed reprieve.  Fallbrook Coffee Company is a small unassuming house converted into a cozy gathering place for gourmet sandwiches and hand brewed coffee, teas and sweets.  Tucked away off of Mission Blvd. in Fallbrook, next to […]

Great Tastes at the San Diego Salt Farm

January 14th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Culinary Artisans, Culinary Creative, Eat, Feature

Great Tastes at the San Diego Salt Farm

Salt. Glorious salt. Since the beginning of time … well, maybe not that early, but certainly as far back as 6,000 BC, salt has been an integral part of human history.  For me, I’ve really only come to know salt in my adult life.  As a child it was something that sat on the table […]

Beef, it’s what’s for dinner

January 11th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Eat, Meat Powered Man

Beef, it's what's for dinner

Ah beef, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways — 1…2…3…. But alas, I had no idea what you were fully capable of until the other night. I met you in the refrigerated section of Iowa Meat Farms. You looked so cold, tender and darker than the other more generic cuts over […]

Bread Whore Takes A Stroll Around Ave5

January 10th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Culinary Creative, Feature, San Diego Dining

Bread Whore Takes A Stroll Around Ave5

I’m cheap. I used to say I’m frugal; it provided a kind of gravitas, as if I were penny-pinching in order to stockpile enough money to write some astronomically large charity check in the name of some worthy, high-falutin cause. Like cancer research or urban education initiatives or bankrolling the next non-profit. I could also […]

Dive Deep for Deliciousness [Progress]

January 9th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Dive Deep for Deliciousness, Eat, Feature, Recipes

Dive Deep for Deliciousness [Progress]

I know exactly what you’re thinking, “what does that cool store in the trendy South Park neighborhood with the mid-century modern Danish vibe have to do with diving deep for something greasy and crispy”?  Well, as much as I love hidden gems with delicious crispy goodness, I equally love a luxurious cup of coffee.  Go […]

Grades of Beef

January 4th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Feature, Learn

Grades of Beef

In the US there are eight grades of beef labeled by the FDA. Only three of them should ever near your plate. Let’s start from the bottom up with those three. Select – Select is the lowest grade usually sold at retail. It has the least amount of marbling is less juicy and tender than […]

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