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  • Burger Lounge – Del Mar

    I ate at a bunch of fast food places that looked a bit like Burger Lounge when I was a kid.  There have been improvements though.  Instead of hard plastic they have cushioned bottoms and cushioned back support at each booth.  Instead of those bland hockey pucks they have grass fed beef patties.  They also have […]

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  • Nicky Rottens Bar & Burger Joint

    When I first looked up after being seated by the friendly hostess, a huge banner greeted me filled with a picture of a local Navy Seal. My first thought was, how wonderful for this restaurant to honor our fellow servicemen! Upon reading the cocktail menu they had an interesting option. If you ordered this specific […]

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  • Hard Rock Cafe – San Diego

    Each Hard Rock Cafe is like a rock and roll museum.  I like to visit when it’s not busy so I can see the memorabilia on the walls.  There is a Chris Cornell guitar and a motorcycle in this one.   Lovely stained glass windows line part of the roof.  I joined the birthday club […]

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  • Jack In the Box – Convoy St

    I couldn’t sleep.  I needed a hot apple turnover.  I needed delicious fried pastry and apple filling flavor.  In the old days I could go to Jack In The Box to satisfy my craving for a hot apple turnover.  Now I have to go to Izzy’s Cafe.  I still visit Jack on my birthday to […]

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  • Bushfire Kitchen – Del Mar

    I have been in this parking lot before.  Back when the world was younger and more innocent hot air balloons filled the sky.  I followed them on my bike as they liked to land at my high school.  When I grew up I wanted to ride in one and look from on high as some […]

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  • Greek Chicken – Winter Gardens

    Gold sparkles before me.  Bright like the sun.  Scent of fried fish teases me.  Thin tempura batter crunches in my mouth.  Contrasts with the juicy fresh Alaskan cod.  Flavors remind me of the fish and chips I get at the Del Mar Fair every year.  Batter provides just enough saltiness to liven up the mild […]

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  • Back Home in Lahaina

    Air was a mix of fresh sea breeze and earthy scent of an ancient forest.  Summer’s heat was stifling but there was cool shade beneath the big banyan tree in Lahaina’s Banyan Tree Park.  It was an amazing tree with 16 trunks and the canopy covered most of the park providing shade and home for […]