Tuesday, September 17, 2013

My current LOVE LOVE LOVE thing.....Shave Ice



My daughter and I had dinner tonight and then decided to go to my favorite Shave Ice place.....ICE BLAST, on Convoy St, SD. No, it is not a "snow cone". Shave Ice (not shaveD, it's shave with no d on the end)is so refreshing. The ice is like snow....very fine and melts in your mouth. So refreshing. If you can't be in Hawaii right now, you must try a shave ice from Ice Blast. The owner is a very nice, soft spoke young guy. He offers so many flavors. Now, I happen to like the japanese sweet azuki beans with sweet little morsels of mochi. Don't know what I am talkiing about? Just go try it! Go now! I have tried a few other shave ice places around the county, but this is MYEATPICK.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Seafood and Pasta....YUMMMMMMM

What could possibly be better than a steaming bowl of pasta and a glass of wine. Comfort food at its best. It makes my tummy very happy. The Linguine Pescatore at Antica Trattoria in La Mesa on Lake Murray Blvd is the best. When I visit an italian restaurant and I see any kind of seafood pasta on the menu, I just have to try it. Now I am spoiled....this is the only seafood pasta that I will eat. Well, unless I make it myself in my very own kitchen. But seriously, by the time I would buy all the ingredients...and seafood does not come cheap!!!....and the time it takes, why bother?? So, this dish has fresh mussels, clams, calamari, juicy plump shrimp and the most incredible sauce. By the way, they make the most incredible sauces here. Are you drooling yet? I am!! They bake their own fresh ciabatta bread and it's so hard not just filling up on that!! I highly recommend that you go there...soon...hurry...make a reservation. You will love it. Uup, i know you will.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Go Visit Bugsy's

Bugsy's Brew is the best! Go visit the website! Click HERE My other blog is here

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Nice treat at the end of a long day.........

I was looking forward to a nice refreshing cool drink all day. My favorite iced coffee drink is served up at Bugsy's Brew in La Mesa. If you haven't been there, you must go. Now, I like that OTHER coffee place...you know the one, right? I know you do! But seriously...Bugsy's makes the best iced mocha ever. They dont just throw stuff in your cup and hand you a straw. The ingredients are put into a shaker like the ones you find at places that make great cocktails. The drinks are handshaken, poured over ice and topped with whip cream......ahhhhhh, so delicious. The owner is so cool, friendly and his staff is the same. It is a comfortable place too. I am so picky about my coffees...and this is my favorite place ever. If you are in La Mesa, give it a try!

Monday, September 9, 2013

My choice of eats tonight......

This blog is going to be all about the places that I dine. Whether it be a coffee shop, restaurant or even a local food truck, I will tell you about it. Hopefully I will be able to make a recommendation, but that may not always be the case! I know that I like good food, good coffee and good wine...3 staples in my life. They make me happy!! But occasionally, I will let you know what is cooking in my own kitchen. If you see something you like, ask me for the recipe and I will be happy to share...unless it is one of my secret recipes. LOL.
Tonight, after changing my mind a zillion times, I decided on rotini, rotelli, curlycew pasta....whatever its called. I copied it from a local eatery, but mine is way better. It is pastalicious.