Backstage Pass at the San Diego Zoo

I am not a big zoo person. I love the animals, but there is just something about them being in enclosures that makes me sad. I know all the reasons why it is good to have zoos, but I get bummed anyway. Mr. Misadventures and I had no plans to go to the zoo they day we headed to Balboa Park, but after just a few minutes of walking through the gardens and seeing sign after sign for the zoo we … [Read more...]

San Diego Bites: Nobu

I don't actively seek out franchise restaurants to eat at while traveling, but I have been dying to try Nobu. Any Nobu. My old friend Julie Roads raved about the New York spot.  And Andi Perullo did the same about her dinner at Nobu in Hong Kong. So when it came to my attention while seeking a nice restaurant for Christmas Eve dinner in San Diego, I quickly seized the opportunity to try … [Read more...]

San Diego Bites: Searsucker

As I sat down at a table at Searsucker in downtown San Diego I had to pinch myself. I would never have imagined that I would be eating in two Top Chef restaurants in nearly as many months (first one here), especially while on a trip with Mr. Misadventures. It is very hard to convince the hubby to go someplace because other people say it is good, I swear that is a French thing!  The … [Read more...]

San Diego bites – George’s at the Cove

George's at the Cove in La Jolla (San Diego area) is a famous spot for lunch (or dinner) with a gorgeous view. You have to come early or plan ahead with reservations to get a good spot, but the view is worth it. Before diving into lunch Mr. Misadventures and I ordered a lovely shrimp ceviche which went down beautifully with ice cold beers and salty chips.  Despite being December the sun was … [Read more...]