Eat Out

September 3, 2010

Issan Style Thai at Sab-E-Lee (SD)

by Kayoko Akabori

I was able to meet up with Kirk aka mmm-yoso during my trip to San Diego. What a true delight! It’s always a little awkward to meet fellow food bloggers in REAL LIFE– does he talk the way he write? what will he order? should I tell him I loved his post on that dim […]

August 27, 2010

Pizzeria Bruno: The Proof Is In The Pizza (SD)

by Kayoko Akabori

Pizzeria Bruno was the one place I wanted to go during my visit to San Diego earlier this month. Mike Senese, television personality and hardcore pizzahead, had mentioned that it was, “easily the best pizza I’ve found in Southern California,” so of course I had to try it. I walked in and the first thing […]

December 10, 2009

El Barrio Love: Las Cuatro Milpas (SD)

by Kayoko Akabori

The day after the epic Fish Taco Crawl, Nate asked me, “Do you want to get lunch at one of the best Mexican joints in San Diego?” Uhhhh… I was still stuffed to the chin from the holy trinity of fried fish, cabbage, and tortillas, and had absolutely no plans to consume a bite of […]

December 8, 2009

El Barrio Love: Patty’s Fruitland (SD)

by Kayoko Akabori

Nate took me to the Barrio Logan section of San Diego, which I adored. Colorful houses and storefronts dotted the streets, signs were in Spanish, and grocery shops boasted three avocados for a $1. BARGAINTIME. It’s that sort of neighborhood– still predominantly catering to the Mexican community (it’s dubbed El Barrio for chrissake) and won’t […]

December 7, 2009

Umamiventure #21: SD Fish Taco Crawl, Last Stop (Small Bar)

by Kayoko Akabori

PREFACEStop #1: South Beach Bar & Grille (Ocean Beach)Stop #2: Tin Fish (Gaslamp Quarter)Stop #3: Mariscos German Taco Truck (Normal Heights)Stop #4: El Zarape (University Heights) There’s something about walking into a bar and having a dozen beer taps against a wall that excites me. It’s doubly thrilling when I’ve never heard of half the […]

December 3, 2009

Umamiventure #21: SD Fish Taco Crawl, Stop 4 (El Zarape)

by Kayoko Akabori

PRELUDEStop #1: South Beach Bar & Grille (Ocean Beach)Stop #2: Tin Fish (Gaslamp Quarter)Stop #3: Mariscos German (Normal Heights) Our last and final stop was El Zarape, in University Heights. Let’s be real: by this point, we’re all fucking stuffed. Passing-out-behind-the-wheel, stuffed. Take-me-home-so-I-can-take-a-crap-then-nap stuffed. What started out at South Beach all giggles has slowly (but […]

December 1, 2009

Umamiventure #21: SD Fish Taco Crawl, Stop 3 (Mariscos German Taco Truck)

by Kayoko Akabori

PREFACE Stop #1: South Beach Bar & Grille (Ocean Beach) Stop #2: Tin Fish (Gaslamp Quarter) After Tin Fish, we started losing steam– I was about five tacos and three beers in, and god, that San Diego sun is so intense! I was getting sleeeepy, and I knew I needed to slow down. Two more […]

November 30, 2009

Umamiventure #21: SD Fish Taco Crawl, Stop 2 (Tin Fish)

by Kayoko Akabori

PREFACEStop #1: South Beach Bar & Grille (Ocean Beach) Wow, I totally fell off the fish taco train, didn’t I? SORRY!! Last week was just kinda nuts, with Tday and everything– I hope everyone had a delightful holiday! It’s just the most important day of the year, as far as I’m concerned. How could a […]

November 24, 2009

Umamiventure #21: SD Fish Taco Crawl, Stop 1 (South Beach Bar)

by Kayoko Akabori

It was a warm and sunny Sunday afternoon (everyday in San Diego is like a warm Sunday afternoon, isn’t it?). Besides our morning coffee, we were on an empty stomach, fully prepared for what would be a four-stop fish taco extravaganza all over town. Let’s do this. First stop: South Beach Bar & Grille, in […]

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 […]