Trust Restaurant in Hillcrest

Urban-Rustic Food Meant for Sharing at Trust Restaurant San Diego

Bringing a fresh new face to Hillcrest’s eclectic but somewhat lackluster dining scene, newly opened Trust Restaurant San Diego has quickly set the local benchmark for inspired and boldly-flavored continental cuisine. With seasonal menus highlighting farm, ocean and ranch plates, executive chef Brad Wise (formerly of JRDN at Tower 23 and Belmont Park’s Cannonball & Draft) and General Manager Steven Schwob…

Crudo at Bracero Cocina de Raiz

Bracero Cocina de Raiz – A Glorious Lesson in Baja-Med Dining

With dozens of drool-worthy restaurants and eateries, Little Italy has become one of San Diego’s premiere neighborhoods for notable cuisine. Rest assured, if you’re not serving award-worthy and imaginative artisan dishes, your chances of surviving in Little Italy are bleak at best. So what did Baja-based superstar chef Javier Plascencia do? He opened his second ‘Mexiterranean-style’ U.S. eatery…

10 Reasons Why Bottega Americano is San Diego’s Best New Restaurant

♦ Bottega Americano was recently named by Zagat as one of the 11 Hottest New Italian Restaurants in America – PREGO! ♦ Bottega Americano was picked by readers of San Diego Magazine as the 2015 Best New Restaurant in San Diego – BUONO! ♦ The Bricked Half Chicken with sweet corn, roasted cipollini onions, sugar snap peas, farro and piquillo pepper…

Farmers Bottega Epitomizes Farm-To-Table Fresh

Cha-ching! Mission Hills (one of my favorite “hang outs”) has scored yet another stellar victory on the San Diego dining scene! Any local foodie is well aware that the neighborhood of Goldfinch and W. Washington is no stranger to star eateries. Local restaurateur/chef Alberto Moreale added another star to this list when he recently debuted Farmers Bottega, a farm-to-table style…

A Day at the Shores – Sun, Sweat, Sand, Swamis & Surfers

  It was a gorgeous day for a run along La Jolla Shores. Cerulean-hued waters of the Pacific stretched endlessly to meet the azure sky on the horizon. Gulls soared overhead traversing the water for mid-morning nosh while beach-goers staked their claim on the warm, white sand. Whoa! Coming up with that introduction was an exhausting mind-stretch. I deeply appreciate those…

My Favorite Things #3

  I think it’s fairly safe to assume that Spring has finally arrived in most parts parts of our country. WOOT! But can you even believe that Easter is a mere week away? Cris and I are hosting a family brunch for about 20 people and I just now created the menu. No tablescape design. No Easter/Spring…