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Lounging At Louisiana Purchase

Louisiana Purchase is the newest edition to both Grind and Prosper Hospitality and the North Park food scene. I love when restaurants opt for a location that is off the beaten path. There was so much buzz around the opening of this establishment that I couldn’t wait to try it! First up was the flavorful blend of land and sea, crab stuffed chicken skin.

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InsideOUT Spring Menu Tasting

Spring is officially here and the flowers aren’t the only things changing around town. Monday night I was invited to the intimate tasting of the new Spring menu for InsideOUT. First up was the the heirloom tomato & burrata which at first glance I thought would be sweet and refreshing. It was for sure that however, there was a surprise element of spice which really upped the ante.

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From Office Hour To Osetra

The weather is changing for the better making the last hour of the work day the worst! Once I’ve completed a full days work it’s a made dash for Happy Hour. Being that most of my clients are downtown that’s where I do a lot of happy hours and I must say I’ve be underwhelmed. However, Osetra is officially my go to spot thanks to their great selection of delicious bites and beverages.

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Haute Happy Hour

Happy hour, just like real estate, is all about location. It needs to have good vibes, a tasty menu, festive cocktails, and an epic staff. Cloak & Petal has nailed all the requirements with such ease. Dining at C&P feels like you’re in the center of a contemporary museum and I love it. The Louis Vuitton artwork, cherry blossom trees, and the visually stunning tribute to two of the best rappers show a level of unmatched design work in Little Italy.

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Welcome WhipHand!

Locals and visitors to the East Village neighborhood can now enjoy sharable plates, draft beer and a lineup of innovative cocktails, all in the cozy confines of WhipHand American Brasserie + Beer Bank. I had a chance to check it out and it’s exactly what was missing in East Village. WhipHand aims to let customers take the experience into their own hands through 24 self-serve draft beers taps, along with a full cocktail bar serving up some unique libations.

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Welcome 2019 With The Whiskey House

Let the countdown to 2019 begin! Brace yourself for the hundreds of obligatory “Do Better”, “New Goals”, and “New Me” post on social media. For the past two NYE I’ve found that it’s best to keep it intimate and I plan on keeping that tradition alive this year. Why stand in absurd lines, both to get inside the club and again at the bar once inside, when you can spend that time enjoying those closest to you.

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Christmas In Gaslamp

I can’t believe we are just 4 days away from Christmas and 10 days away from the New Year. We are in the home stretch of the holiday season and if you’re anything like me, the idea of cooking a huge meal just seems like a daunting and unnecessary task. So this year I’ve decided to let the professionals do the cooking and the dishes

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Hidden Fish The Hidden Gem

After months of anticipation I was finally able to enjoy an evening of dining at San Diego’s first Omakase-only sushi spot, Hidden Fish. The concept is that guest will be able to enjoy a 30 min 12 piece or 90 min 18 piece omakase (meaning I’ll leave it up to you) menu.

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Hidden Fish Has Arrived

I haven’t been this excited about a new restaurant opening in San Diego in a while. Sushi is one of the few types of food I’d happily eat every night! While there is no shortage of great sushi places, Hidden Fish raises the bar with its authentic Japanese style timed dining.

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