Tag Archive: travel

San Diego: Late Night at Juniper and Ivy

  After bouncing around from Born and Raised to False Idol in San Diego’s Little Italy district, we made it over to Juniper and Ivy. Funny enough, every drink I ordered that night… Continue reading

San Diego: Tiki Drinks at False Idol

  Hidden behind Craft & Commerce, False Idol is a fun tiki bar. It wasn’t open the last time I was in San Diego a few years ago for Bartenders Weekend but heard… Continue reading

San Diego: At the Bar at Born and Raised

  We stopped into Born and Raised during our San Diego road trip. It’s been on my list since last Fall when I heard about its opening. Born and Raised is beautiful. I… Continue reading

San Diego: Lunch at Mirarmar Fish Tacos

  We stopped at Miramar Fish Tacos and Beer on our way to San Diego for a snack/ lunch a couple of weeks ago. We shared a seafood ceviche tostada and tacos.  … Continue reading

Santa Barbara: Dinner and Drinks at The Lark

  We went to the Lark for my birthday dinner in Santa Barbara. It’s in the busy Funk Zone area of Santa Barbara. I loved that they offered us popcorn while we perused… Continue reading

Santa Barbara: Brunch at Loquita

  I was recently in Santa Barbara for my birthday and checked out Loquita for brunch. I had heard great things about this Spanish-style restaurant for their gin and tonics and tapas. One… Continue reading

Santa Barbara: Chinese Dinner at Lucky Dragon Goleta

  On my last night in Santa Barbara, we felt like Chinese food. I’ve been into spicy Sichuan lately so I looked for that style. I knew once I read the menu and… Continue reading

Santa Barbara: Quick Noodles at Empty Bowl Gourmet

  On my last day in Santa Barbara, we headed to the Santa Public Market. The Market is like Los Angeles’ Grand Central Market. Though it is smaller food hall, there was the… Continue reading

Santa Barbara: Hot Chicken Bao and Drinks at Sama Sama

  After bar hopping along State Street in Santa Barbara, we checked out Sama Sama Kitchen for a snack and nightcap. I wasn’t too happy about our sushi dinner earlier in the evening… Continue reading

Santa Barbara: Barhopping from Hotels to Tiki Bars

  I took the train up to Santa Barbara for my birthday trip. It was supposed to be a pleasant two hour ride. Instead, there were delays. Someone had jumped in front of… Continue reading