Tuesday, May 31

the last supper

As everyone already knows, I have actually officially left San Diego. It's still a little painful to talk write about. My best friends and I have been conquering San Francisco for the past few days, but today, Lauren left the Bay Area today and the tears started flowing all over again. So I'll keep the grad talk to a minimum and instead discuss one of my last meals in San Diego at Searsucker. This restaurant was praised by San Diego Magazine, and since none of their suggestions have failed me thus far, I decided that since Grammy was in town, we might as well take one last trip downtown to find out what all the hype was about. Needless to say, we were not let down. It was truly an incredible meal and an all around impressive experience. When we walked in, signs like the one below decorated the spacious restaurant...
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Cheddar puffs to start... basically a croissant filled with gooey cheese. YUM.


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Grammy ordered the baked eggplant


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Guilty pleasure... a side of butter mashed potatoes to share...


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Salmon, served with goat cheese fondue and beets...


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And one of my favorite details: mismatched chairs.


Searsucker, thanks for an amazing last supper and San Diego... you will always have my heart (post graduation post coming soon).

Thursday, May 19

happy hour = happy day

As the school year and my school career come to a close, I've found the best way to combat the inevitable tears and stress is to indulge in some happy hours. After extensive research, my friends and I came across Whisknladle in La Jolla, a pretty pricey restaurant during lunch and dinner hours, but during happy hour, 5 to 7 p.m., their tapas and drinks are not only affordable but delicious and of amazing quality for their price. Tapas run at just $3 per dish and sangria (the white is a personal favorite) for only $5 per glass or $20 per pitcher. Needless to say, this place is cute and comfortable and makes for the perfect study break (or I suppose now, CELEBRATION THAT WE ARE DONE WITH SCHOOL FOREVER!)

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True words


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White sangria


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Wikki Wikki and I


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These lamb meatballs almost made me throw vegetarianism out the window. Sio said they were fab!


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Garlic shrimp


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Crudo ahi tuna with grapefruit and avocado (YUM DOOD)


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Grilled asparagus


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Holy god, patatas bravas, definitely the best part. These little morsels were clearly coated and fried in copious amounts of butter and were exploding with flavor; potentially the best thing we ordered.