Category Archives: Food

Queenstown Public House

Queenstown Public House is a New Zealand-inspired restaurant in a 1905 Craftsman house in Little Italy, serving up a variety of fresh food in a relaxed atmosphere. Brunch is served daily until 2 p.m., and their brunch menu has everything from a Kiwi breakfast to a cowboy breakfast, to French toast, to lamb hash or chicken and waffles, with plenty

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Village Pizzeria—Bayside

If you’re looking for an informal, family-friendly restaurant with one of the best views in San Diego, check out Village Pizzeria Bayside at the Coronado Ferry Landing. There are actually two Village Pizzeria locations in Coronado. The one at the Coronado Ferry Landing and the original restaurant on Orange Avenue just a block from the Hotel del Coronado. The bayside location is

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Corvette Diner

If you’re looking to experience a blast from the past, check out the modern version of a 1950’s diner in Liberty Station: the Corvette Diner. Walking into the main entrance, you’ll be greeted with a vintage Corvette just inside the door, along with a ton of neon signs and 1950’s kitschy memorabilia pretty much splattered on the walls throughout the

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McP’s Irish Pub

McP’s Irish Pub has been providing good food and good times to Coronado residents and others for over 34 years now. It’s become a bit of an institution on the island. It was founded by a former Navy SEAL, Greg McPartlin, and, in its early days was quite the hangout for SEALs stationed just down the road. Today, the SEALs

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Food Truck Friday

Food Truck Friday is a summer event in Balboa Park that runs through 2 September 2016, and it’s a great way to get out and enjoy some food from across the country and from around the globe in a fantastic setting. It’s also held in conjunction with Balboa Park After Dark, where many of the park’s museums remain open until

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Hummingbird House Cafe

The Hummingbird House Cafe, in its quaint, century-old building, brings a taste of the Mediterranean to southern California in San Juan Capistrano. After wandering through Mission San Juan Capistrano in the morning, I was ready for lunch. There were plenty of restaurants that all looked appealing along the main drag, Camino Capistrano, but I was interested in checking out the

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Cafe 1134

Cafe 1134 is a cozy, popular neighborhood bistro that serves a wide variety of items for breakfast, lunch, and dinner right in the heart of downtown Coronado. A friend called me Saturday morning and asked if I wanted to join her for a stroll on the beach in Coronado and maybe a cup of coffee afterwards. After walking the length

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Pearson Deli

Pearson Deli on Shelter Island Drive in Point Loma is something you’ll miss if you blink as you drive by, but you shouldn’t. It’s a small deli at the head of the Pearson Fuel Pier (an odd combination, I know) where many of the local yacht brokers and boat repair yard workers alike will stop for breakfast or lunch. If

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Portillo’s

Portillo’s brings a a taste of Chicago to Southern California with its Italian beef and sausage; burgers; hot dogs; and salads. Portillo’s has been a staple around Chicago since 1963.  I know. I grew up there, and every time I return to see family, I do my best to squeeze in a visit to Portillo’s for one of their Italian

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