City Tacos

City Tacos is a Taquería located in San Diego’s North Park neighborhood. I would describe City Tacos as true Mexican flavors and traditions with a touch of Southern California influences.

City Tacos in North Park, San Diego

City Tacos in North Park, San Diego

City Tacos offers an array of different tacos, such as chorizo, chili relleno, seafood, pollo & carne asada and much more.  They also have vegan options. This taco loving girl was completely content with their taco filled menu. However, my teenage son (for reasons I do not understand) does not like corn tortillas and was less than thrilled when we first arrived about the prospect of tacos for lunch until we saw City Tacos has flour tortillas in addition to corn tortillas so he was in. Continue reading

Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival

I had the chance to check out Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival that ran from April 1st – May 1st. It is a culinary tour of California with 8 different marketplaces to sample from and “Taste Your Way Across the Golden State.”

Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival 2016

Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival 2016

Upon arriving to the festival, I learned that there was a tasting passport annual passholders could purchase so I took advantage of that deal. For $39 you received a lanyard  with the tasting passport that had 6 tasting coupons attached to be used at any marketplace of your choosing, plus a button to commemorate the Food & Wine Festival, a couple of recipe cards from the various marketplaces, and access to the Blue Sky Cellar if you wanted to take a break and cool off indoors. Continue reading

Jean Philippe Patisserie

My husband and I were really terrible about taking a kid free vacation until two years ago. My best friend planned a couples vacation for us at Aria Resort & Casino. Since then we have made sure we get to Aria at least twice a year along with my BFF and her husband. Every trip involves multiple stops at Jean Philippe Patisserie, which is conveniently located in the casino of Aria.

Jean Philippe offers  gelato, crepes, macarons, fine chocolates, coffee, tea & espresso drinks, pastries, paninis and many other decadent treats. It didn’t occur to me until I started working on this post that we order anything and everything Nutella at Jean Philippe. Just wait, you’ll see.

Most mornings on our Vegas vacation we will start our day by sharing a Nutella crepe topped with strawberries and raspberries. They do not hold back on the Nutella and I don’t hate them for that. We prefer getting the fruit on top, but typically they make the crepes with the fruit inside. Jean Philippe isn’t all about chocolate and sweets, they also have a wide array of savory crepes.

Nutella Crepe

Nutella Crepe

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Liberty Public Market

We recently checked out the new Liberty Public Market at Liberty Station.  Liberty Public Market offers the best fresh and local flavors. It reminded me of Grand Central Market with the rustic environment and prepared foods, produce, seafood, pasta, beer, wine, cocktails, coffee, pastries and desserts.

Liberty Public Market at Liberty Station

Liberty Public Market at Liberty Station

We first went to the market on a Saturday at lunch time. It was pretty packed, but manageable. Once inside the market my family and I split up because we all wanted to try something different. For me my first stop was coffee at The WestBean Coffee Roasters. They offer lattes, cappuccinos, espresso, cold brews, and even Nitro cold brew coffee on tap. My eyes were drawn to their Salted Caramel latte. I wanted an iced, but for some reason the word “iced” never escaped my lips. It wasn’t a problem because the latte was superb! Next visit I will go iced for sure. Continue reading

Cozy Cone Motel at Cars Land

I wanted to share some of my favorite snacks from Cozy Cone Motel in Cars Land at Disney California Adventure Park. It is such a fun little spot for a snack pit stop! There are 5 giant cones that offer snacks such as “Route” beer floats, churro bites, pretzel bites, flavored popcorn, soft serve ice cream, and chili “cone” queso. In front of the cones is Sally’s Cozy Cone Motel lobby where you will find Lightening McQueen, Mater and Red from the movie Cars hanging out for photo opportunities.

Back to the snacks, the churro bites cannot be missed. They are served in a classic orange cone and come with a slightly spicy chocolate dipping sauce. We recently tried the Oreo Cookies N Cream churro, which was a chocolate churro filled with cream filling. Yum!

Cookies N Cream Churro from Cozy Cone Motel

Cookies N Cream Churro from Cozy Cone Motel in Cars Land

What is fun about the different cones, is they often have special treats they are offering for a limited time, such as the Cookies N Cream churro. At the Chili Cone they have a macaroni and cheese with bacon served in a bread cone. I hope it becomes a permanent snack! Continue reading