Curious Reviews

My FoodieCuriosity has taken me here and there… enjoy my thoughts and experiences.

Juniper and Ivy Chefs Blais a Trail in San Diego

After a few days of stalking OpenTable waiting for Juniper and Ivy to start taking reservations it finally happened saturday morning.  I got in!  So we got to enjoy the wonders of an opening night, and now I get to share it with you. First of all, Top Chef Richard Blais was so personable and […]

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What’s behind the ‘Red Door’?

We decided to have our Valentines day meal a few days late in order to avoid the crazy rush that is the day of love… and my hubby picked a great spot called the Red Door in the Mission Hills area of San Diego.  Overall I think this is actually one of my top 10 […]

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Chef Keegan’s D Bar is D-licious!

Walking through Hillcrest a few weeks ago I saw Keegan outside the d bar.  “I know you” I said to him… and it turned out I did!  The Host of Food Network Challenge recently opened up this hip new restaurant & dessert bar on 5th.  We finally made it back there today and I think […]

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Wine Vault & Bistro – San Diego Restaurant Week Fail

All week I’ve been looking forward to this meal. When reading the menu I expected a flavor punch from what was described.  Sadly, the Wine Vault & Bistro in Mission Hills just didn’t live up to my expectations. For the appetizer my husband had the smoked chicken raviolo with chipotle crema.  This was definitely the […]

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Date Night at Trulucks

Friday night we dined at Trulucks, enjoying the ambiance and seafood for a special night out.  After a long journey from the parking area we finally made it into the restaurant where a live pianist played lively music and the restaurant was full of large booths and a comfortable but upscale ambiance. As a belated […]

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Malarkey’s Burlap, a meal you won’t soon forget

Brian Malarkey’s Burlap thrilled with a wide selection of small plates that made dinner into an event.  The top chef finalist doesn’t disappoint with his Asian Cowboy themed Del Mar restaurant. Although our reservations were for 7pm, we showed up at 615 for drinks in the bar.  We started with $5 cosmos using a berry […]

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Top 10 Reasons it’s time for “Top Chef – San Diego”

Heading into the 10th season, Top Chef has explored most of the notable cities of the USA… but America’s Finest City still hasn’t made the list.  Here are some of the reasons Top Chef-San Diego needs to be on the horizon. 1. If you want a good judge, lure them in with the promise of […]

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Malarkey’s Herringbone Pleases the Palate

Herringbone is a great addition to the quilt of restaurants Malarkey has sewn into the San Diego food scene.  Following Searsucker, Burlap & Gingham with its eclectic cowboy atmosphere, Herringbone did not disappoint with its simple yet flavorful menu. First I have to mention that they have their own parking lot… Even some of the […]

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Cuisinart DLC-2AW Mini-Prep Plus Food Processor, White

This little guy can handle so many things around the house!  I make bread crumbs, chop peppers for my Jalepeno Pepper Jelly, whip up sauces and all kinds of other things.  The greatest thing is that it takes up barely any space in my kitchen, and its so light and small that I can just […]

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Gingham Eats – Brian Malarkey’s “So-So” La Mesa hangout

It was Easter Sunday and we wanted to take the family out for something special.  After we enjoyed our trips to Searsucker and Burlap, Brian Malarkey’s other two restaurants, as well as Oceanaire back when he was the chef there, we had high expectations for Gingham.  Although we enjoyed our outing and the food was […]

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