Archive for April, 2010

Age ain’t nothing but a number

| April 27, 2010

I’ll admit it: I’m curious.

The first 2 episodes of Sunset Daze premieres on the WeTV channel tomorrow night, starting at 10PM. It’s a ‘reality’ show that follows a cast of 60-somethings doing their thing: Skydiving, going on blind dates, asking out shooting instructors… you know, the kind of stuff you put off until later in life.

I’m for real. I want to watch this show. Why? Because I have this feeling that they’ll re-confirm how living with childish enthusiasm keeps you young. And, in seeing them take risks regardless of ‘age,’ it will motivate me to continue to step out of my comfort zone.

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Image from the show’s WeTV website

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When a happy hour is too long, go to the Tractor Room

| April 25, 2010

In addition to serving hearty breakfasts on Sundays, the Tractor Room on 5th Avenue in Hillcrest hosts a happy HALF hour from 5-5:30PM.

You read right. 30 minutes of slashed draught prices. More specifically, $1 off all draughts.

Mosey on down to try one of their beers on tap, all of which I had the pleasure of sampling during Taste of Hillcrest. My current favorites off of the tap are the Allagash and the Old Rasputin. If you have a half hour to spare tonight, perhaps see if these are your favorites, too.

Slanky!

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Earth Day idea #1: Buy local produce this week

| April 20, 2010

The good thing about Earth Day is that it can encourage you to start a new green habit. For example, in prep for my latest Breakfast Examiner article about making a “green” parfait for breakfast, I finally built up the courage to ask vendors at Hillcrest Farmers Market where their farms were located. Finding out if they were local (i.e. from Carlsbad, Oceanside, Ramona, etc.) made me feel better about buying their produce.

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The added bonus? I met Janet, the maker and proprietor of Grammy’s Granola. I think I might ask her for an interview for a future Breakfast Examiner article.

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When eating meets writing.

| April 14, 2010

Good news, friends: I’m your new San Diego Breakfast Examiner! Subscribe to my Examiner.com page and be privy to my breakfast adventures around this fine city. If you want a taste of what my column on Examiner.com is about, then check out my latest piece, which is on Bread & Cie’s breakfast sandwich.

During the next week, I hope to write-up the first of a recurring interview series I’ll call “Breakfast before Business” featuring various San Diego business owners, proprietors, personalities, artists, authors, and musicians. The subject? Breakfast, and a little something about their current and next ventures. Stay tuned!

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Make tonight your Normal Heights Night

| April 14, 2010

One of my favorite details about San Diego is that it’s made up of little neighborhoods, many of which are marked by beautiful neon signs. Normal Heights is one of those neighborhoods, but I have to admit, it’s one of the hoods I’m least familiar with. So, I’m seriously considering going to Normal Heights Night on Adams tonight.

What is Normal Heights Night on Adams? Well, I think of it as South Park’s walkabout… in Normal Heights. From 6-9PM tonight, San Diegans are encouraged to head over to Normal Heights to explore its many old and new shops (which will stay open later than usual) and eateries. Home to Blind Lady Ale House, Pinto, Mariposa Ice Cream, and Nickelodeon, you’re bound to find something good to drink, good to eat, and good to buy.

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Picture from Blind Lady Ale House’s blog

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