August 9, 2016

In Love With..

Who needs a bikini body when there are so many great restaurants to eat at? 

~Want to have a posh camping experience in the city? Then hike your way over to One Door North, a new American bar and eatery with decor and cuisine that pays homage to the outdoors and the spirit of adventure. Perfect for summer, which may I remind you, is all year round in San Diego. This is not your typical "camping food" though. No Chef Boyardee around here! I personally inhaled the Pan Seared Seabass that was served with the most buttery sweet corn succotash in less time than it would take to set up a tent. They even serve smores for dessert. I'm telling you, legit camping in heels. 

~Parc Bistro-Brasserie and the Corner Draft House are only two blocks apart, but the two restaurants couldn't be more different. Here's how I would depict the two: the first is Charlotte Gainsbourg eating oysters ($1 each during HH) and sipping rosé, while the latter is Jennifer Lawrence eating truffle fries and drinking an amber ale. Both are wonderful. 

~I have a crush on Madison. I feel like she's a lady on the streets but a freak in the sheets. At first glance, it seems like you're walking into a small neighborhood bar. But as you progress through the 3k square foot indoor/outdoor space, it turns into a dining room, complete with a sky-high vaulted ceiling made of wood joinery and cedar walls in colorful geometric patterns and shapes. And she knows that the way to my heart is through my stomach. She charms me with Mediterranean inspired dishes like the Belgian Salad with Ahi and the Gnocchi with Jumbo Shrimp. Trust me, you have to meet this girl.

~I know I'm throwing a lot of feminine references at you today, and I may have been listening to Beyonce for hours, but this next place I want to tell you about is my version of Baby from Dirty Dancing. Piacere Mio is the little sister to the wildly popular Buona Forchetta, but she sure lets loose once you give her a chance. I met Baby by accident, while on a hunt to try a new place on my lunch break. I fell in love quickly.. with each item that was set in front of me. From the steaming hot doughy bread served alongside an herbal infused olive oil, to the lightly fried calamari, and of course the freshly cooked Ravioli di Carne ai Fungi, everything was so delicious. I'm not even kidding, even my iced tea was on point. You know why? Because nobody puts baby in the corner!!! 
{Come ooooon. You knew that was coming.}