Tacos El Gordo- Chula Vista

All right, y’all. This a big one. Tacos El Gordo has been on our list since the beginning. When I first moved here, I worked in Chula Vista for a little bit. All the girls that worked there swore by the tacos at Tacos El Gordo. They all said they were the most legit tacos…

Grand Ole BBQ Flinn Springs

All right, truth time. I stole this idea straight from a recent episode of DDD. I saw Guy Fieri eating there and I just had to try it myself. Plus, I’m a sucker for a good BBQ place. As we have previously established, you can take the girl out of the South, but not the…

Black Market Bakery- North Park

So this blog is a first! It is our first piece about a bakery. Which is super odd because I am OBSESSED with baked goods. Baked goods are in the top five things I love most in my life (that list also includes Scruffy… and Ian, of course!). Few things bring me pure joy like…

Toast – Carlsbad

Did y’all know that breakfast is not actually any more important than lunch or dinner? That whole thing was just a marketing ploy made by the cereal companies of days past to get people to eat more cereal! Isn’t that interesting? That being said… breakfast is the BEST meal of the day. It’s fun and…

El Jardin- Liberty Station

  I have a confession. Sometimes… I stray. I have been known to step out on the Dineamic Duo and try a restaurant without my faithful sidekick, Ian Bassett. (He will HATE that I called him my sidekick… but if the cape fits, babe! -EDITORS NOTE- Richard Grayson, my favorite comic book hero, started out…

Beaufort, SC

  As promised, this is the blog on my old stomping grounds. The lovely Beaufort, South Carolina. For those of you who have not been, please take this advice… go! Go check it out. I cannot paint a glorious enough picture with my puny words. It’s like straight out of a movie! Did I mention…

South Carolina Trip Part One: Charleston

Dear readers, I’d like to apologize for my lapse in entries. Things have been… a little overwhelming on my end for the last few weeks and I just haven’t felt the creative juices flowing. Worry not, they are back and better than ever (maybe? I just felt like that sounded like the right thing to…

Fernside- South Park

Everyone has their favorite late night spot, right? Well, for Ian and I, our late night spot used to be South Park Abbey (about 1.5 miles from our house in the heart of South Park). South Park Abbey was a little dive bar with plenty of beer options and delicious bar food. We used to…

The Nood Bar- North Park

Each year, we revamp the list to add new additions based on friends’ recommendations, Instagram posts, and places we have seen along the way. We make the new list each year in February on the anniversary of my move to San Diego. (Yes, we are cheesy. Get over it.) Sometimes however, we randomly try a…

Taco Nazo – Bellflower, CA

My grandmother has lived in Bellflower, CA (up by Long Beach) for my entire life (and even more of hers!). This means I have been going to Bellflower for almost 29 years now. So imagine my shock when I found out on of the hottest fish tacos places I had been checking out on Instagram…

Blind Lady Ale House- Normal Heights

In (belated) honor of the Dineamic Duo’s three year anniversary of being an amazing couple, we are going to talk about the first drinking establishment Ian ever took me to in San Diego way back in 2014. As many of you know, Ian and I first met in 2014 when my cousin (Cayla) and her…

Bend Excursion

Now that we did a fake trip to our own hometown, how about we discuss a REAL trip we took to Bend, Oregon? Doesn’t that sound fun?! Two weeks ago we took a trip up to Bend (in the midst of a GIANT snowstorm) to visit Ian’s sister Nicole and her husband, Justin. Bend is…