Lost San Diego — Ben-Hur Coffee

In continuing fascination for all things old such as the Dr Pepper/Hires Root Beer sign I spied downtown a few years ago, I had to stop to take a snap of this vintage painted sign for Ben-Hur Coffee. Although I've never seen a can of Ben-Hur Coffee, research shows that this brand was a tie-in... Continue Reading →

Finding Faygo in San Diego

Faygo is a constant on our household. Paul grew up with it in Michigan and I, due to Paul’s influence, grew to appreciate it as well. Every trip to the Midwest has always included a search for Faygo as well as some failed attempt to smuggle transport it back to San Diego. When we got... Continue Reading →

Great President, Great Food

It's a given. Parking in the Gaslamp is bad. Between the pedestrians and traffic, it's a nightmare. It seems I never have enough change on me to feed the parking meters and when thinking about the possibility of parking at Horton Plaza, my mind explodes. Am I in the fruit or vegetable garage and between... Continue Reading →

And here’s to you, Mrs. Robinson

Old Town is one of those areas I've avoided over the years because of the tourists and parking can be a challenge. It's a great area filled with a lot of historical buildings -- from the Whaley House (the number one most haunted house in the U.S., according to the Travel Channel) to Mormon Battalion... Continue Reading →

Food on Wheels

With the food truck trend increasing in popularity all over the nation (especially prevalent in the Food Network's The Great Food Truck Race), I find myself wondering if the trend has reached the summit. Admittedly, I still get a rush when I check my Twitter feed to discover that a food truck is near me... Continue Reading →

These are the people in my neighborhood

I love my neighborhood. Almost everything is within walking distance. Or if I dare, I can bike there as well. Mission Hills is centrally located in San Diego: downtown is only three miles away and it takes me 15 minutes to get to work.Recently, Mission Hills has been hosting Mission Nights every third Wednesday of... Continue Reading →

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