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The other day, I had a total craving for sushi.

It's funny about that. I used to never want sushi. It wasn't because I didn't like sushi; it was because Mark, my ex, always wanted sushi and cuisine along those lines, so we'd always default to that. Now that I don't have to go to sushi/Thai/Vietnamese, I love it.

There was a great sushi buffet by my house, but it was torn down a few months ago. Turns out its replacement, TORA Seafood Buffet & Sake Lounge, was added to the food court on the other side of the attached mall.

Matt, who was still in town from the Morrissey concert the night before, and I went for lunch. $16, all you can eat. Loved it!


All you can eat sushi! All you can eat sushi!


Nov. 17th, 2011 07:19 am
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Last night, we had dinner at Freebirds! for the first time. Freebirds! is a restaurant that mostly serves custom-made burritos, but they also sell Americanized versions of other Mexican faves like tacos and nachos.

It actually opens today, but last night was a sneak preview / fundraiser. For $5, which went to a local hospital charity, you get admission to the restaurant, some schwag and a full meal.

"I'll have the veggie burrito with veggie beans and veggies." 320/365

The staff were all very friendly and eager to please. Before we left, JP was thinking out loud about having some nachos. From hearing that, an employee went and fetched us some, free-of-charge.

The food was great, the atmosphere was nice, and it's about 5 minutes away. We'll definitely be back.

Side note. I was disappointed that this didn't happen while we were there.

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Matt was in San Diego just for the evening. Once I got off of work, we walked around downtown for a bit. We couldn't decide where to have dinner downtown, so we got in my truck and headed towards my neighborhood.


"If you're feeling crazy, we could go here," I suggested. Rocky's Crown Pub.

I had heard that they had the best burgers in town, but I was skeptical. Here in San Diego, we have Ho Dads, In N Out and Crazy Burger. All great. How could those be beat?

Our Rocky's burgers lived up to their reputation. Top notch!

Rocky Crowb Pub burger.  Might be the best burger evar.

We each and a burger and a beer, and we split the fries. Our total was about $25. I will definitely be back.

Stone Flats

Oct. 6th, 2011 07:28 am
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I couldn't believe it. Normally, when JP and I go to dinner, actually when I go to dinner with just about anyone besides [ profile] xxtapemakerxx (who always has a place to go), it's very "I don't know. Where do you wanna go? What are you in the mood for?"

But last night, just seconds after I said, "I want to go out tonight," JP pulled up the website for Stone Flats. Stone Flats is sort of a pizza place, but they specialize in personal-sized portions served on flat bread. It's a lot like thin crust pizza, but it's not tied to the standard pasta sauce and mozzarella recipe. Everything is customizable (by filling out a form with checkboxes), or you can opt for pre-designed flatbreads. I had a buffalo chicken flatbread, for example.

Our total was $20-ish and that included my beer, which was $2.13. I'm not mad about that.

Sweet, sweet nectar! Stone Flats

We'll definitely be back.
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A group of us went to the Orange County Fair on Saturday to celebrate Matt's birthday.  It was fun and exhausting.  We were there for 9 hours.

218/365 Fried food.

Cool.  Get it?!  I *think* @animbear liked his Crispy Creme chicken sandwich.  I liked mine!

Fair Food we did eat:

- fried Kool-Aid
- zucchini nachos
- pizza on a stick
- fried pickles
- fried veggie plate
- fudge
- salt water taffee
- Krispy Kreme donut chicken sandwich with jelly filling

Fai Food we did not eat:

- fried frogs legs
- fried twinkies

There's always next time.
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Last night, we had dinner at The Turf and Supper Club in a cute, old neighborhood called Banker's Hill.

Tee Cee!

It was the same group from last night, but we were joined by everyone's favorite bundle of nervous energy, Dave! He's always good for a good time.

Richard, Dave and OMG my finger

I used to go to the Turf Club all the time, like once a week, but for the other four, it was their first time. JP asked me what he should wear. I said to dress like a hipster, so he wore his hipster hat.


So, the way it works is you order a steak or a burger, and the server brings you a plate of raw food. Then, you walk the plate over to a tiny, crowded grill and cook it yourself. This is usually super fun, but if it's crowded and you're hungry, it can be frustrating.

Luckily, as a group, we're fun no matter what, so we had a blast. And maybe the fancy cocktails helped. I wanted to be vegetarian last night, but I couldn't do it. JP had the portobello burger; I had a steak. It was death-tastic.

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Valentine's Day this year was very unusual for me. I just ended a 15 year relationship, and I'm kinda sorta on the cusp of starting a new one. Am I allowed to be happy? Am I allowed to be snarky? I say yes!

I'm feeling very anti-Valentine's today.  But in a fun, happy kind of way, if that makes any sense.

Met up with [ profile] jpinsd for a romantic vegetarian (yay!) lunch at Which Wich. At Which Wich, when you order, you fill out a form to design your sandwich. You can choose your meat (veggie patty), your cheese (Cheeze Wiz) and all of your fixins. Later, the form is reused as the bag your sandwich is served in. It's pretty spectacular.

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That night, at home, Mark made us an anti-Valentine's dinner. It was delicious... but very meat-oriented (boo).

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We're having a diet contest at work and I'm just doing horribly. Oh well, I was hunnnnnnngry.

(Hi-five to [ profile] njbearcub1 for telling me to eat.)

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October 11th is National Coming Out Day. I have a story.

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A few weeks ago, Dave [ profile] pinner123 and I were talking about a restaurant from my childhood called Bob's Big Boy.

I remember going there something like once a week as a kid. I even remember being too young to have the Big Boy burger while my brother would get to have it.

My beverage of choice would always be a large, heaping glass of whole milk.

At some point in the 80's all of the nearby Bob's Big Boys turned in to Allie's and eventually closed down. Then they reopened as the all-microwave-oven Coco's we know today.

With a little research, Dave discovered that there is a Bob's nearby, in El Cajon. It's attached to a Wal-mart, of all places.

It's all about the statue in front!

I had the Big Boy, of course. Secret Sauce!

We stayed for quite a while and gossiped about our friends. We both texted pictures of our food to [ profile] njbearcub1. Could have stayed longer, but it got loud.

It was way too many calories but who's counting, right? Yay, friends and food.

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