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Welp, it’s the part of the year here where mother nature is a huge tease, and warm nights turn into snowy mornings.  So, here’s a glimpse into sunny San Diego, where I took a tasty tour a few months back…gold fleck topped chocolate (hwoah), scrumptious little cuppy-cakes, gelato so divine it made my taste-buds hurt.  I’ve broken it down by neighborhood:

Hillcrest: awesome, eclectic neighborhood (gayborhood) with vintage boutiques and thrift stores!  The Buffalo Exchange here is A-maze.

  • Breakfast at Hash House is a must!– huge portions (like obnoxiously large) and amaaazing food.  Also, a long line if you don’t get there early.
  • Babycakes for a sugary pick-me-up.

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Downtown Waterfronta beautiful, peaceful area with a waterfront path past boats, shops, restaurants, and a few green spaces for sunbathing.

  • There are a few spots along here that serve a yummy breakfast-  Hilton being one of them.

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La Jolla:  Beautiful seaside town with shops, nice beaches, and seal watching!

  • Didn’t do much eating/drinking, but Puesto is good for quick bite (like chipotle).
  • Orr pack a picnic because there is a huge green park area by the water.
  • George’s looks like a beautiful spot to try as well

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Gaslamp Quarter: the historic part of San Diego, with nightlife, shops, restaurants..

  • Meze—  a Mediterranean spot with the most magnificent hummus in the world and nice outdoor seating
  • Bang Bang— deeelish food but best known for their gorgeous Ryan Gossling wallpapered bathroom!
  • Heavenly Cupcake— Beautiful treats to fill that sweet spot.
  • Seersucker— yummy drinks and nice vibe
  • Chopahn:  Afgan food.  Order the CHALLAW KADU! ..Sautéed pumpkin topped with yogurt mmm.

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Little Italy: charming little area- perf for spotting adorableee little old Italian men over a yummay latte.

  • Extraordinary Desserts (one of the locations)– luxurious, decadent treats, with edible gold flecks glistening atop rich chocolate..because your desserts taste better when they sparkle, duh!
  • Pappalecco— wonderfullll gelato and lattes!  Hopefully you will see the adorable Italian men playing cards out front too!

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Coronado Island:  Across the bay from downtown San Diego..beautiful resort town with gorgeous beaches

  • Hotel Coronado— beautiful, historic (built in 1888) beachfront hotel.  I grabbed a veggie burger (surprised to find quick, yummy food here) overlooking the beach.

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