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Hotel Dispatch: El Diablo y la Sandia

  This charming bed and breakfast is an intrepid traveler’s dream hotel. The open air dining area and tastefully decorated rooms make it a great home base. You’ll spend most of your time exploring Oaxaca though, thanks to owner Maria Crespo’s complete locals list of what to see and do. […]

Food

Prep Kitchen-Little Italy

Whisknladle Hospitality’s newest restaurant is Prep Kitchen Little Italy. The restaurant serves the same great seasonal comfort food you’ve come to expect from their outposts in La Jolla and Del Mar, except this time it comes with an expanded space and a full bar serving craft cocktails. I’m convinced the […]

Hotels

Hotel Dispatch: Poggio Piglia

It took 7 years to turn this old tuscan farm house into a hotel, but the attention to detail paid off. The boutique hotel is the perfect place to pick as a base while you explore southern Tuscany. Poggio Piglia maintains the beauty of the original structure while the interior […]

Food

Babycakes

Skip the cupcakes, which can be dry, at this well known gluten free, vegan bakery and get a donut. The salted caramel is one of the best I’ve ever had. More of a cake/donut hybrid, I don’t know what they use instead of wheat flour, but it is absolutely to […]

Food

The Lion’s Share

This bar/restaurant is the latest San Diego spot to jump on the craft cocktail band wagon. It’s a crowded field and the decor may be reminiscent of Craft and Commerce but The Lion’s Share is definitely worth checking out. The cocktails are seriously good and the food is more than […]

City

Bottlecraft Beer Shop and Tasting Room

This boutique beer shop and tasting room is a welcome addition to San Diego’s craft beer scene. Located in Little Italy, Bottlecraft sells a well selected array of beers from all over the world as well as San Diego. The rustic, industrial atmosphere is a great spot to enjoy a […]