Claire-ification: Cupcakes

I know you’re tired of the cupcake thing – I am.  You think it’s played out right?  If you talk to those people who line up around the block standing in line waiting for 4 hours to pay $8 for […]


Restaurant Review: Whisknladle

The atmosphere at Whisknladle on Wall Street in La Jolla is probably the best example of laid back, classy-casual dining, maybe in the whole city.  The covered patio is just gorgeous and airy yet comfortable and cozy- read: “romantic”.  They […]


Restaurant Review: Jasmine Seafood Restaurant

Dim sum (literally meaning: touch the heart) was originally not a main meal, only a snack, however it has become a staple in the diets of foodies across the world.


Claire-ification: To Bee or Not to Bee

If you’ve ever been stuck at a table next to a die-hard vegan who thinks bees are forced labor and they should sue the human race for honey theft, bee movie style? I know I have!   Well this oughta help you deal […]


Food Fight Radio Challenge! New York Pizza vs. Chicago Pizza

Its New York verses Chicago in the battle for the best pizza! Some of the best New York Style pizza can be had at Knockout Pizza in Mira Mesa in San Diego, it’s quick, tasty and has some imaginative toppings […]


Claire-ification: Spicy Thai Scale


Have you ever noticed that when you eat at a Thai restaurant and place your order, the server always asks you how spicy you’d like your food?  And they give you a scale of 0-5?  You would think, logically, that 0 would be totally mild and 1 would be some spice and 5 would be pretty hot, probably more hot than you’d really like, but you know some people order it that way and so 5 must still be at a human tolerance level.. Read more »

Restaurant Review: Shakespeare Pub & Grille


When was the last time you walked into a real authentic pub? Do you even know what that means?  Like when you’re dog tired and you need a stiff drink and a basket of chips (that’s what the English call fries).  I know the feeling.  Walking into a bar is not the same feeling at all.

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Claire-ification: Road Rage


Normally this segment would be food related but I’ve gotta get this out… When did people start always responding to your merge signal by speeding up? When did this massive shift into jerkdom take place exactly? Was this gradual?  I don’t think society would have gotten this far if it had always had this attitude.

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Was That You?: How to Make a Stinky Cheese Plate


At this point in your life it is imperative that you have a trusted cheese man, someone at a good market you can go to who knows what you like and who can recommend things for your tastes.  A cheese man- if you don’t have one, get one!

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Restaurant Review: Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse


Walking into Ruth’s Chris is about what you’d expect of a nice steakhouse, it’s dimly lit and full of dark wood furniture and deep dark romantic hallways.  You get lead down a corridor and you can faintly here the sizzle of the steaks as they arrive to people’s tables.  “That’s what I want, you say to yourself”.

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