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… Read More Corvette Diner

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… Read More Hummingbird House Cafe

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… Read More Cafe 1134

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… Read More Pearson Deli


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… Read More Portillo’s

Liberty Public Market

San Diego’s recently opened Liberty Public Market will quickly become a foodie and beer enthusiast destination with its wide variety of offerings and fun, friendly atmosphere. You can get everything from fresh-cut flowers to empenadas, cheese (from Venissimo Cheese), massive hunks of beautiful beef, sea urchins, oysters, produce, Thai, burgers, lobster, pasta, salads, desserts, coffee,… Read More Liberty Public Market