San Diego

November 18, 2009

burritoporn: Juanita’s Taco Shop (SD)

by Kayoko Akabori

Years ago, Kristi took me to Juanita’s for a burrito and to this very day, I still fantasize about it. So of course it was the first place I asked her to take me as soon as I landed in San Diego. They put fries in the burrito!!! Reason #1 to move to SoCal. You […]

November 17, 2009

Packaging Whore: Pannikin Coffee & Tea (SD)

by Kayoko Akabori

I saw the coffee cup and stopped dead in my tracks. Best. Logo. Ever. The colors! The font! The way the logo takes up the entire length of the cup! It’s all very 1970’s punk rock meets Communist Russia. LOVIT. Pannikin is an awesome cafe in Encinitas, housed in an old train station. Their motto […]

November 16, 2009

Postcard from California, I: The VG Donut (SD)

by Kayoko Akabori

I’m in San Diego right now, visiting my best friend from childhood. We drove up north to Encinitas on Saturday in her 1963 Mercury Comet (SO HOT!), and made a pitstop at VG Donut & Bakery. This donut was so fluffy and moist– the glaze wasn’t too sticky or hard, and the entire thing just […]

November 4, 2009

Heads Up – Umamiventure #21: The Nemo Taco Crawl (SD)

by Kayoko Akabori

UPDATE: Hi everyone! I hope you all are ready for the Fish Taco Crawl in San Diego THIS SUNDAY! It’s gonna be a blast. So a few new details for you: – I’ll be staying in North Park– please feel free to meet us at our place and we can just carpool together from one […]