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White Sox LHP Carlos Rodón throws no-hitter against Indians
"Carlos road down to the major league second no hitter this season just missing a perfect game as the white Sox blanked the Indians ate nothing are dominated and it was so good I've never really done not under done enormously well at least in it feels good to say I I did it well done it was overcome numerous injuries and surgeries struck out six and only lost the perfect game with one out in the ninth inning one hit Roberto Perez on the shoe top row downs no hitter follow San Diego's Joe Musgrove who threw a no hitter of his own just last week offensively the sax batted around in a six run first inning taking some pressure off road down the road down was the story on this night throwing the white Sox second no hitter in two seasons David Shuster Chicago
No Charges for Officer Who Shot Woman During Capitol Riot
"Shot and killed a woman during the violent breach of the U. S Capitol earlier this year, will not face charges. Federal prosecutors are not pursuing criminal charges against the U. S. Capitol police officer who fatally shot 35 year old Ashley Babbitt during a violent protest and riot at the U. S. Capitol on January 6th. Have it in their force veteran from San Diego was seen on video clips, scaling a broken door just off the house floor when she was shot. She was one of five people who died from events on the sixth, including a police officer. A statement from the Justice Department says the investigation revealed no evidence established. The officer did not reasonably believe it was necessary to fire a single shot in self defense or in defense of members of Congress in Washington.
No Charges for Officer Who Fatally Shot Woman During Riot
"Won't charge a police officer who shot and killed a woman, and she climbed through the broken part of a door during the insurrection of the U. S capitol January, 6th authorities had considered for months whether criminal charges were appropriate for the Capitol police officer who fatally shot Actually Babbitt, a 35 year old Air Force veteran from San Diego. Nobody's
FDA to Hold Emergency Meeting on Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Pause
"Holding an emergency meeting on the Johnson and Johnson Vaccine I Marilyn hider with today's coronavirus update. San Diego County and the rest of the state are pausing the use of the Johnson and Johnson. One dose vaccine do too rare blood clots found in six women, Dr Anthony Fauci says the pauses out of an abundance of caution. This is an unusual occurrence. Of a serious adverse event that you want to make sure before you go forward, you investigated thoroughly, and that's exactly what they're doing. They're pausing so that they could look at it more carefully. Six women between the ages of 18 and 48 developed blood clots a week or two after they were vaccinated. One woman died. The CDC is principal deputy director doctor and shook, it said Authorities have not seen similar clots after use of the visor or Madonna. Vaccines, and people should continue getting those vaccines. The CDC recommends people who were given the J and J vaccine who are experiencing severe headache, abdominal pain, leg pain or shortness of breath. Should contact their health care provider J and J said in statement It was aware of the reports of blood clots, but no link to its vaccine had been established. The company also says it's delaying the rollout of its vaccine in Europe as a precaution.
How Breaking Baseballs Unwritten Rules Is Changing The Game
"So we're going to rewind back last august when the padres and the rangers were playing each other home and home series between the san diego padres abbott taxes ranger and see eighth-inning. Thanks very much guys as we move along here to the eighth inning one. The cossio takes over for texas. The padres are up by seven runs and bases are loaded. that is all four and another walk. This sitting nicasio second. This will load the bases for the padre fernando tatis junior who's one of baseball's brightest young stars. He comes up to the plate and he works a three count now traditionally in baseball. You're supposed to not swing in the situation because it could be interpreted as trying to run up the score especially with the padres by seven runs and taty manager jayce tingler basically send them assigned to lay off the next pitch but tattoo doesn't see the sign and he crushes the ball out of the ballpark. This is to right. Field back at goes mando has done it again. Touchy junior grand slam. Hits a grand slam and so what happens after that is basically pretty familiar to a lot of baseball fans which is tattoos being the center of criticism for violating the unwritten rules of trying to run up the score. I didn't like it personally. we're up by seven and eighth innings typically not a good time to swing through and then something weird started happening which. I hadn't seen a lot in baseball. Culture in general was that people really came out in full force and start defending him. This is professional baseball. You've played at the end of this whole thing. I think you gotta keep in mind. Is the players. Game is a junior is not a child so stop demanding to be treated with kid gloves. It's time to get out of your feelings. Baseball boomers and it wasn't just media members. It
Joe Musgrove Throws First No-Hitter in Padres History
"In Major League Baseball Friday night. Joe must row pitch the San Diego Padres first no hitter in the 53 year history of the franchise in there, three Nothing with a Texas The Padres have been the on Lee Major League team that had never thrown a no hitter until last night.
Joe Musgrove Throws First No-Hitter in Padres History
"The first no hitter of the 2021 Major league baseball season belongs to San Diego's Joe Musgrove, The Padres Hurler accomplished the feat Friday night against the Texas Rangers in Arlington, allowing just one base runner on a hit by pitch. It's also the first no hitter and ponderous history. The only team without one's allow the Padres win the game three
Musgrove throws no-hitter as San Diego Padres beat Texas Rangers 3-0
"A pitcher who grew up watching the San Diego Padres has pitched the team's first no hitter and the seasons as well, defeating the Texas Rangers three to nothing Friday night. Cliff Albert reports 28 year old Joe Must. Grove grew up in San Diego, watching the Padres play from the stands. He chased batting practice home runs at Qualcomm Stadium. And then cheered from his family season seats in right field at Petco Park. It took 52 seasons at 8206 games for a Padres pitcher to finally do something none had done before. Must Grove who played baseball it? Grossman High School in La Mesa, and the minor leagues had never thrown a no hitter before, even in Little League But now is a hometown kid. He's made
Hometown no-no: Musgrove no-hitter for Padres vs. Rangers
"The first no hitter of the year has been authored by a team that had never thrown one in its first fifty two seasons San Diego area native Joe Musgrove did the honors allowing only one baserunner in the Padres three nothing victory over the Rangers it feels really good to be others uniform I was I was my first no hitter on earth on my life so pretty crazy that it comes on the big stage and Audrey the Padres were the only active MLB franchise without a no hitter and he came in there eight thousand two hundred and six regular season game the only Rangers baserunner was Joey Gallo who was hit by a pitch with two outs in the fourth inning wil Myers put the Padres ahead to stay in the second with an RBI double then scored from second on Tommy fans fly out to deep right center I'm Dave Ferrie
Sony's Obsession With Blockbusters Is Stirring Unrest Within PlayStation Empire
"Visual arts service. Group has been has long. Been the unsung hero of many hit playstation video games the san diego based operation helps finish off games designed at other sony studios with animation art or other content and development. But about three years ago. A handful of influential figures within the visual arts service group. They wanted to have more creative control and lead game direction rather than being supporting actors on popular. Titles such as spider man. Uncharted michael barr who founded the visual arts series group. In two thousand seven rooted. A a group of about thirty developers internally and from neighboring game studios to form a new development unit within sony. The idea was to expand upon some of the some of the company's most successful franchises in the team began working on a remake of the twenty thirteen. Hit the lasts less for the playstation five. Why why would this be what you go do well. We're about to get the answer. But never fully acknowledged the team's existence or gave them the funding and support needed to succeed in the highly competitive video game market. According to the people involved the studio never got its own name instead. Sony moved ownership of the last remake to its original creator naughty dog. The team's failure highlights the complex hierarchy of video game development and in particular sony's conservative approach to making games for the playstation five. The japanese conglomerate owns about a dozen studios across the world as part of its playstation studios label but in recent years it has prioritised games by its most successful developers studios such as santa monica california. Based naughty dog and amsterdam-based guerrilla games spend tens of millions of dollars to make games with the with the that the that the investments will pay off exponentially and they usually do hits including two thousand eighteen god of war in twenty twenty. The last two our exclusive to playstation consoles hoping sony sell some hundred fourteen million of the ps four
Wet Notes - 4-9-21
"This is wet notes here scuba shock radio for april ninth two thousand and twenty one first up today. I'd like to give you an update on new netflix. Documentary see spiracy. You might recall that. I introduced you to this film in a previous segment of wet notes. Well it did premiere on netflix's advertised. And i had a chance to watch. She spiracy a couple of weeks ago. The film is eighty nine minutes long and it can be captivating and controversial. Like i said this is certainly raising a great deal controversy especially as it relates to sustainable seafood and fishing. There's a couple of organizations that they called out into spiracy earth island institute and the marine stewardship council actually marine stewardship council issued a response on their website within days of the premier and every day. I see something more coming out related to the controversy. But i encourage you to watch the film and then decide for yourself about what it is saying like. I said lots of controversy. That's spiracy on net flicks now. Here's something that. I found really interesting. I came across an article that talked about how scientists are using thin wales to map out what lies beneath the sea floor. Now according to to seismologists vaclav kina from the czech academy in prague and john nab elec of oregon state university in corvallis oregon the song of the fin. Whales are loud enough to penetrate the earth's crust and revealed deep structures. I guess they have a network of fifty four bottomed size meter seismometers that the tech sound waves traveling through the ground and they picked up the of whales as they were passing by. Now they have a one hundred and eighty nine decibels song and that song can last from two and a half to five hours as they did more analysis they were able to map the underlying rock structures. According to these guys this is just as effective as those air cannons that are polluting the ocean with all that noise how practical this is yet to be seen. But you've gotta admit it is interesting. Now here's an update on the lectured aluminum tanks situation. You might recall back at the end of february. I told you about luxembourg Decision to exit the aluminum tank business and that they were looking to sell their plants in the us and the uk more. Here's some good news. Metal impact out of elk grove village in illinois is acquiring the graham north carolina luxembourg cylinder plant metal impact is no stranger to scuba tank business. They've been around since nineteen fifty nine and in two thousand fourteen. They purchase worthington. Aluminum cylinders has been providing aluminum scuba tanks to excess scuba and see pearls for a number of years. We've got quite a few from excess scuba over the past couple of years and so we're pretty familiar with metal impacts. This is some good news for the. Us aluminum Scuba tank supply chain. There's absolutely no doubt that. The pandemic has had a dramatic impact on the scuba industry. But i guess it's not all bad news if you happen to be in the right place and it seems that hawaii is those right places especially for new diver certifications. There's a recent article in scuba diving magazine. Titled more hawaiians getting certified than before the pandemic turns out that even though the travel has been restricted to and from the islands more locals are turning to scuba aloha scuba on awad who had reported a one hundred and twenty percent increase in new diver certifications. In two thousand and twenty. They went from twenty seven in two thousand and nineteen to eighty three in two thousand and twenty spurred by whole families going for they're open water certification with some great diving. It certainly makes sense to mask up and dive in our aloha state. Last week i was trying to see if the ocean based climate solutions act of two thousand and twenty was being introduced in this session of congress. Well no update on that yet but i did come across something very interesting. There is a house select committee on the climate crisis now. This committee was created during the one hundred sixteenth congress. That was the last one so it hasn't been around long. But they did produce a climate action plan of two thousand twenty. And that's called the congressional action plan for a clean energy economy and a healthy resilient and just america committee is chaired by representative. Kathy castor from florida and the ranking chair is representative garrett graves from louisiana now. I watched their organizing meeting from march nineteenth. Let's say there's just a little bit of difference on the ideas of how to approach In the approaches in making the us carbon zero by two thousand fifty but as representative castor stated. It's time to turn recommendations into policy. Now i'll be tracking our actions and keep you updated here and finally you might recall. Last year the uss bonham rashard an eight hundred forty four foot long and fibia assault ship burned out of control for five days. Now that was in san diego california. But now senator. Marco rubio from florida is proposing that the ship be used to create an artificial reef down in florida little bit of background. The navy did some cost analysis On what it would take to restore the ship to operational status an estimated that that would be somewhere between two point. Five and three point five billion dollars but the cost to decommission and scrap the bonham rashard would be about thirty million dollars. Senator rubio didn't provide any details on where the ship might be sunk and be become an artificial reef but he did say that it could be done for less than thirty million dollars to scrap the ship. This word Happened it would be. We'll keep an eye on it and see where it goes. Fingers crossed that will have another artificial reef down in florida. Something that big to dive on. Well that's it for this installment of wet notes for april ninth. Two thousand and twenty
Haitians in Tijuana Seek to Enter U.S.
"Life at sea, with everyone everywhere when it comes to the migrant crisis at the border. Ah lot of attention has been focused on Central Americans, but people from other parts of the world have come to Mexican border cities like Tijuana. Seeking to try to cross to the U. S. For asylum That includes people from Haiti from San Diego. Here's KPBS reporter Max Rivlin. Nadler, a community of Haitian migrants has been into Quanah for nearly a decade, fleeing a devastating earthquake, hurricanes, financial collapse and now deep political instability and violence as an unpopular president. Tries to hold on to power in Porta Prince. Many Haitians are stuck in Tijuana, fearful that by crossing the border, they'll be sent right back to Haiti. But unable to make a life for themselves in Mexico. When a migrant camp was established in February at the El Chapo to our port of entry in Tijuana, hundreds of Haitians set up tents, hoping that they would soon be allowed to declare asylum in the U. S. You're the only Ito was one of them. He'd been living in Tijuana for a year. I'm looking at here, Dia. She's having said that hideous his country that he loves it, but it wasn't possible to stay there. There are too many criminals with nothing to do, you know, had spent five years working in Chile. The discrimination there was intense. He was trying to get into the United States, even though he feared possibly being returned to Haiti. Good thing will be a little capital alive, he said. If they deport him, he wouldn't live in heating. He doesn't have anything there. He wouldn't have the money to leave, though. He's afraid. If you
Comic-Con to hold in-person Thanksgiving weekend convention
"This week organizers of san diego comic con announced that they would hold an in person comecon special edition that was already eyebrow raising what raised even more eyebrows was when they decided they were going to announce it for for some reason. a comecon. special edition is coming on thanksgiving weekend. I do not understand this. It makes no sense to me. And i know that it also confuses you which is why you and several of our great colleagues on this are people responding to this as an idea being floated by the good people of comecon. Not great dan. Yeah we. I did a bunch of reporting alongside friend of the five aaron couch and are fearless leader. Boris kid we reached out to networks and studios and movie studios and book comic book publishers. And everyone in between artists cetera and the general consensus is yet good luck in addition to there being a big question of if it is actually going to be safe enough to have an in person event. A lot of people are saying for a multitude of reasons. This is just not going to work. It's from a practical standpoint. Most people haven't seen their families and over a year and thanksgiving is a special holiday. Obviously i don't need to see that. But when everyone is looking forward to seeing their family again since the holidays from two thousand twenty were awash and yet the idea of having to sacrifice the first holiday season together to go to comecon is not one. That's going over well and then you get into all the logistical part of of what's going on here. So look thanksgiving is one of the most expensive travel weekends of the year. It's one hundred percent bound to be bad this year. Conditions permitting but it think of it this way most of these and studios and streamers and especially lower level and comic book publishers etc. They have their budget for the year. Already in place when you get to the end of the year. You're sitting there saying we'll crap now. I got to spend money to get to san diego or now. I have to spend money on a booth or talent prep or we have to fly people out to get to get there and then you get into it and like look. Even though. The event is friday through sunday. You're going to have to the load in. If you're a dealer on the convention floor is going to be on thursday if you have a friday panel the fly talent on thanksgiving day to get them to san diego you have to send pr and security and everyone else to get there ahead of the panel you you have run throughs you have all these other things all these logistical pieces. That no one's going to want to do on a holiday
Data Shows MLB Teams that Sell the Most Hot Dogs Win the Most Games
"Secret to why Major League baseball teams are summer successful and some flat out stink. It has to do with the sale of hot dogs. Really? Yeah, you This is your cause and effect their national hot dog. Soc Sausage council has put out data. The L, a Dodgers, Chicago Cubs, New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox and ST Louis Cardinals each S o more than a million hot dogs and sausage each year, and they're the most successful major league baseball teams. Now listen to the bottom five teams that so the least amount of, huh? The Detroit Tigers. The Cincinnati Reds, the San Diego Padres, the Chicago White Sox and the Baltimore Orioles. Kidding awhile, That's that's rough on,
Suez Canal pilots come under scrutiny after grounding of ship
"Is now likely to turn to the investigation of how the vessel got wedged in the Suez Canal, leading to billions of dollars in losses globally. The high ranking canal pilot working for the Suez Canal Authority, said two pilots aboard the ever given or ball senior chief pilots with 30, plus years of experience. Teachers from the San Diego Unified School
It sounds like nobody wants to spend their Thanksgiving at Comic-Con
"San diego comic con is defending the fact that it's doing comecon thanksgiving this. Is eric fredriksson over at gamespot. San diego comic con international announced this weekend the dates for its first in-person convention covid nineteen began with comecon. Special edition sets a run over the thanksgiving weekend from november twenty. Sixth to november. Twenty eighth now organizers are having to defend those dates to fans disappointed that they chose they have to choose between family and convention. This fall comecon. Special edition is a three day event. One day shorter than the full full-sized comecon and quite a bit later than the usual july dates fans decreed. The announcement of social media and convention organizers. Have now released a statement. In hopes of appeasing those conflicted con goers quote as conventions and events have had to cancel their in person shows or have converted to i formats during the pandemic. Some have been postponed to later years while others have been rescheduled to the later. Part of twenty twenty one resulting in a very packed convention center. Calendar said convention organizers in an official statement when reviewing dates for an in person event. It was clear that available meeting and exhibit space would limit our options of the dates presented with the fewest restrictions. Friday through saturday of thanksgiving weekend seemed to be the best balance of available space and are envisioned event as longtime fans ourselves. We have attended many conventions over that holiday weekend opting to spend thanksgiving day with family and the rest of the weekend with friends and our family of choice while this is not unusual in the convention. Trade we understand. This is not optimal for everyone and quote countless events reaching all the way back to march twenty twenty were cancelled as a precaution for covid nineteen including huge events like san diego comic con. Andy three as well as smaller conventions across the country. The second half of twenty twenty one will mark the first chance fans have to go back to these gathering places but is also going to be the first time many will see their families who they might not have seen since christmas. Twenty
News Corp to Buy Houghton Mifflin Harcourt's Consumer-Publishing Arm
"In London. Simon I in Fox News major publishing business has been sold. News Corp is buying Houghton Mifflin Hardcourts Consumer publishing business That's paying $349 Million Dhmh unit includes the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Martha Stewart titles and the Carmen San Diego books. It also publishes George Orwell. Philip Roth and its Children's books also include the little blue truck, Curious George And the Polar Express. The sale will help hoping to pay down debt and focus on its digital first education strategy.
Lafayette Hotel Sells for $25.8M
"Here in san diego. Yeah a lot of insane news and this one is about the lafayette hotel. Yeah and it's a great location. The lafayette if you don't know is It's kind of a north park. Fixture has a really cool history. So if you've been there it's kind of a. It's an old swanky hotel that was built in nineteen forties. Used to be a kind of a hollywood hang out. It has an olympic sized pool and that olympic size pool has some history of woman. That was the first person to swim. The english channel is a woman by the name of and let me see. If i have her name and i can't find her name right now but she used to train there and so kind of interesting so before she did that. That's where she trained and then the other claim to fame is the guy who was the the lead for tarzan. Kinda of his hang out the hotels been sold. It's been sold at. What is to believe is what is believed to be a pretty good price for twenty five million one hundred and thirty rooms and it was purchased by a group in san diego. The is a pretty good. You know restaurant history in restaurant operations of florence chadwick. Yeah is who the who the was that. Swim that thing danielle. Just point that out to me
"san diego" Discussed on Newsradio 600 KOGO
"2019. And this is going from 24 in 19 to 50. My goodness, five million plus in 2020 del Mar's was the same. I mean, Dahmer's is very small, so it's hard to have that much of a lot of home turn over, but they had 16 in both years is the rest of San Diego East County. Center City, North County, West North County East is that experience in the same trade upward pressure? All of it? No kidding. No, not just luxury homes. It's everywhere. It's everything. How do we stack up against the rest of California, By the way, is all California experience of this? Are we just talking about San Diego? Because we're in a little little paradise? I think we're probably faring better than other places in California. For sure. I mean, l A has seen a lot of, you know issues with the virus. San Francisco in part, you know, so that's a whole different stratosphere for real estate. Actually, but for you guys, do you guys ever? I mean, you guys laughing us guys that say it's a buyer's market sellers. Is there even such a thing as a buyer's depends what you are desire he cellar, right, you know? Well, because I'm looking at it, even in looking at homes and looking at real estate right now, you know, just because it may favor the cellar price wise. Individual sellers have individual circumstances, right? And that's that's why you have to understand how two people find you if they want to list the home or they want to buy a home and again. Marty is not a paid advertiser. She's just the smartest person I know, in real estate here in San Diego. So are you still taking on clients and such like that? Or you just so busy to chapter like put on a waiting list? No, but that's a really good question. Because if we are too busy, we will refer we will. You know, we don't take on Something that we don't think we can be the best at. But I have five buyer's agents, and we have a listing coordinator in escrow coordinator marketing court, sometimes intense. There's a buyer's agent, the seller's agent. Well, no, my buyer's agents. That's sort of a term they buy and sell, but they're real agent. They are agents. They're real estate agents that are working with our team, so they have the ability to buy represent buyers and sellers. Like we do, And then we have the staff to manage our clients so that it's run. Very streamlined. I thought was even Maxine here today to your mom. I know. How is it The next time your mom's legendary in the real estate is like, how long is she better? The real estate business She has been in since 1976 full time. My mom. She won't be upset with this, but she's 82, she told people to certainly doesn't act like this is the next tour of several times she dances every day, and she has literally more. Energy than I do. She goes from earlier in the morning till later tonight, and she's has no desire to stop it. Let's get her in the studio. Marty Gallons Stubbs. Marty. Gallons is a partner of Maxine and Marty. Gallons real estate, you gotta gallons dot com G. L. L. E. M s and you could take a look at some stuff there. And of course, I appreciate you taking the time to come out today. OK, coming up here? Just a second. I got mayor. Former Mayor Kevin Faulkner is gonna be joining us to talk about putting his hat in the ring his bid. For governor of the state of California. Regardless, if there is a recall effort or not, hey is going to he's going to put his hat in the ring to see if he can run for governor and according to a lot of publications across the country, according even political, which is sort of left winger, everyone sort of betting on Kevin Faulconer because of his Past and taking over for the re called Bob Filner.
"san diego" Discussed on Southern California Real Estate Report
"Good morning. Welcome in southern california real estate report. This is bob mcguire. Daniel wise coming to you from san diego california. So you know we've been talking about different. Sub markets. A lot during our podcast. One of the ones that comes up all the time is downtown and so this downtown market. It's been something that <hes>. You know we've had our eyes on. There's there's been so much construction that ended up over the last probably five years downtown that you know we knew that there was gonna be really high demand for downtown class a. apartments but now it seems that since the pandemic and everything that's starting to shift and so now the suburbs everyone's bailing out of downtown and heading to the suburbs and so we're coming back to a period where there's gonna be some absorption problems in downtown san diego exactly and you know. We kind of expected this to happen. We even talked about it and previous podcast. It's it was hard to tell them the beginning. What these what does how does this. Whole covert thing was going to look like when people's leases started to add. Yeah and so. It's interesting so the stabilize vacancy rate. Downtown has risen by more than three hundred basis points this year. So this is a co star. Report co star it out. And you know. It's basically saying that you know downtown. San diego is still trying to capture that last demand that they had. And you know there's a couple of things going on one. The suburbs are more popular. Because you get larger units to. You're you're you're not as high density bright right and so that's really you know kind of what people are looking at. Also you know with the job loss and things like that. That are going on downtown. It's having a big effect on class-a type product. So you know the the class b and you know the the neighborhoods like north park and stuff like that are proving to be by far the most resilient neighborhoods that that are in this city right now some of the lower end neighborhoods like in the areas of elk hone and spring valley places like that. We've heard a lot about vacancy issues and or collection issues whereas a lot of these suburb properties. That maybe somebody was in a class a. Building had a very good white collar job could afford to live a class. A. building is now kind of relocating to a larger space and in a more suburban neighborhoods. So that's really interesting. It's gonna be interesting to see how this shakes out over the next year. So right now. They're saying at the height of the shutdown net. Absorption or that the or the number of apartments moved into versus moved out of in downtown fell by more than two hundred and sixty units for comparison. The rest of san diego region recorded positive net. Absorption more than two hundred twenty so that means downtown just started shedding tenants really fast. And it's just never recaptured that so the interesting thing is is that last year one of the buildings that was <hes>. A really really successful building was a building that was located. If i can find this. I think it was right on the edge of the east village right at that time. The there lisa up was going really well. They at least up like it was a four hundred unit and they at least up thirty minutes a month in june now. That building is back to where it was pre lease app and they're probably going to go back to some of the pre lease up incentives that they had in the past. So it's it's interesting that we're probably going to see this. This new round of downtown space. That's going to be re incentivized back to you. Know what it was two years ago. So you're probably going to get two or three months of free rent. You're probably going to have a much lower rate than what the market was prior prior to this pandemic. And so that's gonna be really interesting to keep an eye on right now. It's saying that <hes>. When you remove downs inventory from this late at the latest data set of absorption <hes>. The demand was positive during the shutdown between march and may and the region recorded more than two hundred and twenty units of desertion. About four hundred units less than what we historically see there. The the unit was <hes>. The the region the downtown region over the spring and into the early summer was making up for that. So but then between june and october the region minus downtown absorbed twelve hundred and fifty units almost eight hundred more than at the same period between two thousand seventeen and nine thousand nine so the birds are really doing well during this pandemic i mean. They're they're having no problems whereas the the you know the downtown buildings and downtown in general is really suffering
"san diego" Discussed on This Week in Travel
"San diego dot com. And it's the same price as getting it through Any other source right now. Have you heard any word on. If big events comecon or cancelled for next year in san diego. I have not heard about comecon for next year. Next year is a big year for them because they have planned to open the comecon museum. In balboa park next summer in do it is tied to the actual comecon event I haven't had my ear to the ground. The last few weeks about that but It's it you know hopefully will be going off hopefully by next july we will have this in the rear view mirror and it will be able to proceed more or less as normal actually believe it or not rooted tele myself here. I'm old enough that I was actually at the third or fourth comecon ever held back in the mid seventies when it was about star trek and comic books and biryukov's playing the word. 'cause play the freeze did not exist back. Then no costumes were not. I mean you would see some people in costume now. And then but not really. That wasn't it. It was about collecting comics. It was about collecting movie posters A a and having having celebrating the artists behind that it know now it's turned into this big. You know hollywood production. Where it's promoting the latest blockbusters. That was not the focus back. Then all right. Let's move onto our kicks of the week. Jen you got anything for us. I do but i'm busy buying david's book right. Now thank you dear. Okay i will take a break from entering square. Pay right now to okay. I don't know if this restaurant is in the book but david mentioned that he lives near el cajon boulevard and one of my favorite restaurants is over there. I just looked at it up and so it is online. I think it's still alive. The chicken pie shaq own. My god i know the chicken pie shop from when it was in a hillcrest at Fourth fifth and robinson. I was the assistant manager of the guild theatre the first wild guild theatre which was On fifth avenue. Half a block from that place. And i cannot tell you how many chicken pot pies. I have from the chicken pie shop at ten o'clock at night. Well i haven't been there in a few years and it so we can go to chicken pie shops dot com and then and then it goes on from there san diego north park san diego but it looks like it got remodel since i was there but the pictures of the food. Look just as good as before. I mean when i go home we are going to this place. Chicken pie shop. I'm so excited about it. And it used to be across the street from this little old kind of like a casino card room. And so that's i. We went there with my family so many times. It's good old diner. Comfort food fried chicken and it is it was just fun and delicious and just you know old timey. Yup definitely diner all right. You got anything for us. Give you bonus to two bonus tips here first of all if you were interested in palo mar telescope. Anyone learn more about telescopes. This is great. Podcast called everything everywhere that featured in episode about telescopes in how they got so large and how they had to change a just this week so you might want to check that out. The and my favorite day of the year to be in san diego in a normal year is columbus day in little italy with the street. Fair and the chalk art and You know good slice of pizza. But i'm to suggest a book that i read this year. That was set entirely in the coronado hotel in san diego Set hotel the hotel. Del coronado a set in present time and in the nineteen thirties. A time travel book. It's called somewhere in time and it's okay. It's not that much not the best book i've read this year. But if you're looking for a time travel romance novel that be the one that has a sandiego theme to it. it is also a movie with christopher. Reeve the thinking thinking eightyish but the movie was not shot there. The movie was shot somewhere else. I wanna say the great lakes or something like that. It was a do. They changed the location to their ever lasting. shame with. that wasn't the one that was shot in troy. New york was it it could be biggest christm- reeves shot a movie at the end of my block When i was at going to school Literally at the end of my block but that may not be the woman. I'm thinking of now. That's a different. One cat jani. That's right that was the one he filmed there. That's a merchant ivory film. Yeah david pick for us You know i'm going to staying with the san diego theme. I will pitch of my favorite my single favorite in san diego which is the torrey pines glider port and I have a personal connection to it because my great aunt whom i never knew her name was peaches. Wallace was the first or second. There's a little mixed history. Here was either the first or second Licensed glider female glider pilot in america And if she was second only because she was behind. Mary lindberg who had the same instructor and I'm not sure who got it first. But this is the one thousand nine hundred thirty and the torrey pines glider. port is where She learned to fly gliders along with charles lindbergh. Charles lindbergh used to take off from there. Today you can Take glider flight with A licensed glider pilot In a i'm sorry for the.
"san diego" Discussed on This Week in Travel
"What can i say perhaps I felt like i was to be run off the road. By one of these trucks is waving flags of some kind or another At any rate Alpine familiar with. But there's a there's supposed to be a great barbecue place out in alpine that or maybe not quite alpine. That i wanted to try and i don't know the off the top of my head but going to get out there sometime when it son will save for. Perhaps and i've heard they have a great brewery out there too but oh yeah alpena. Sometimes san diego says diverses california as a whole right. You only have to drive forty five minutes in another direction in year in a completely different setting absolutely. Yeah just a few blocks off elko boulevard. Ago one direction. I'm in the african and african american community and blocks the other direction. I mean the vietnamese community. And i love that what is there. A particular african diaspora that ended up in san diego I think somali and we'll be probably the primary one in. It's certainly like what you'd find in a city like detroit or In some cities in the northeast Bigger concentration but got somalia's definitely there david an odd standard question so my favorite san diego movie is in fact not anchorman but touch of evil star wars wells and charlton heston and the start of the movie. Has this couple in a really long shot on a sound stage. But they're in tijuana and they walk over the border into san diego. I actually a couple of years ago. In san diego and i went to the border wall right where it meets the sea and that is not like the movie at all the where you can actually like walk into tijuana. Sure because it's like there's this huge highway where the car seemed backed up forever to get in and out kind of like we were in el paso your that. That was kind of a really busy border crossing. is there anywhere. Pedestrians could easily get across. Yeah the main tijuana border crossing. In fact i think all the border crossings. You can walk across but at the beach there where you're talking about that. No that's not easy. It used to be right because there is a park there that was basically bisected by the wall. But yeah not in my lifetime but yeah quite a few people go on foot in the main border crossing there on highway. What is it highway five. Yeah yeah it's you know. The relationship between tijuana and san diego is is really tight and you know for all the problems that we have you know drug tunnels and so forth. It's it is a lot closer. And outside of san diego wanna most people really don't quite understand it I was actually invited on a trip to go to cancun this week. a few weeks ago and i was considering one reason i was considering it was because i could fly out a lotta. That is an option for san and something that was built about five. Six years ago is something called the cross-border express and it is a bridge across the border that leads directly in the airport and it or not that the airport runway is literally a stone's throw from the border so It it's kind of an ingenious scheme. And i'm i'm amazed that they got this past but it happened during the obama era but Some investors Sam zell out of chicago and some mexican. Investors bought some property. I don't know how many acres on the us side to build a parking lot and then build a bridge across they got the permissions you clear customs in each direction going across the bridge. There's a charge of course the parking but there's also a charge to use the bridge. It was. I think it was about twelve dollars. I but i'm pretty sure it's gone up since then. But for instance. I don't know what the status is right now but Six months ago there were Flights to beijing and shanghai out of the wanna nonstop flight three times a week on two different airlines. That really doesn't seem that different than going through. Us customs in toronto or a canadian airport I mean you gotta across the bridge but other than that. It's it's seems kinda similar. I'm trying to think of the toronto. I'm trying to think of canadian airport where it's next to. The border isn't one that i can think of. No it's not next to the border but they just have. Us border control at the airport there. Right yeah i guess. I see what you're saying. So you're clearing customs there e it's it's similar to that but it's It's it's not. I i shouldn't. It's i think it set up differently. Because i know that. For instance when you fly on a An airline if you fly back from a rubel for instance into the us you clear customs in aruba but you actually pay three or four dollars more on your airline ticket for that service. It's buried in the taxes there. But it's it's considered a service for your americans and you fly back in you clear. Customs in in aruba and extensively. This means if you're getting off in miami your new york or something like that you you you've saved going through the customs line but this isn't quite like that because you're not you're not You when you come back into t one. You're not Landing in the us. You have to still clear customs after you go through the airport but it's so fast because hardly anybody is there. It's i mean it's worth the. I think it's what fifteen bucks each earth. Thirty bucks roundtrip. Will when you compare it to. The normal main san diego border crossings to tijuana which can take hours. Yeah going south is no problem. You're from end from the tijuana border To the airport. It's twenty minutes twenty five minutes max. It's not very far right but yeah coming north. It's normally have to allow a good ninety minutes or two hours right now. It's a lot worse. It's it's more like three hours. And there's people who commute on a daily basis direction now And that's a. That's one of the things that when i've read about you as i talk about the fact that you know they're in many ways it is one city because there are so many people who have a foot on both sides of the border They live on one actually. The had a dentist and her main hygienist who was from from columbia Was licensed to be a hygienist in the us but she was actually licensed as a dentist in mexico so she lived in mexico and she had a dentist office in doina She worked three nights a week and as a dentist and she worked two or three days a week as a hygienist in san diego because she made as much as a high jettison san diego she did as a dentist in mexico but it can literally her foot in both countries and And it was a lifestyle that she really liked. It was amazing. Excellent anything else about san diego before we move onto our picks of the week Gosh well in the spirit of promoting my book. What i will say is it's it's the process of releasing a book in the middle of the pandemic was Pretty nerve wracking because of course you know the text for it was all done by the end of february. Was you know after the printer in march or april something like that and then the copies land on my desk in may and i'm thinking oh my god. This book is going to go out of date in twenty four hours. david It's the the publisher really press and this is actually part of a series. They they have about the it might even be as many as one hundred now but at least sixty or seventy different books under the title Things to do in such and such a place and It's part of a series. They have a couple of other series but and it's it's is an interesting revenue model which i'll mention when i've done guidebooks in the past i could paid a flat fee On on delivery of the manuscript and I don't have a piece of the book so its success or failure is of little consequence at least in terms of that particular contract. This book there is no upfront. Fee is strictly a royalty option in the world are very good if i sell a thousand copies if i if i if i only sell a hundred or two hundred copies it's a. It's been a lot of work for not very much so i urge people to buy the book you can. You can get it through your local bookstore. You can get it through amazon or you can get it through me. And my website is a hundred san diego dot com so one zero zero san diego dot com..
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"The caribbean. That i i'll be honest. I didn't even know that there were cruise ships in the caribbean right now where some passengers got tested. And i don't know if this is david you know a lot about the cruise industry. Was this like an isolated thing was just because it wasn't a big ship. I know that was one of the smaller ships. One of the smallest cruise ships. Well it wasn't expedition class. I thought it was larger than that carries one hundred and six hundred passengers no. That's expeditions us. it's a ship that i have not personally been on. But i'm familiar with the line and it's an older ship. Seadream built in. I think eighty four something like that it's a it's an upscale cruise line. They have just two shifts but They were for lack of a better term. They were kind of skirting the us cdc rules which is not allowing cruise ships to operate out of the us. Right now by starting to squeeze out of barbados and they are planning on operating cruises all the winter. out of our betas starting last week and however the the cdc rules are for ships. I believe it's two hundred and fifty passengers or so. This ship technically could operate out of miami. But i think that's probably easier for them to not have to mess with us. Regulations at this point but i have Two two comrades to two friends around the ships Interestingly both journalists. And so i've been i've been following what they've been reporting back from this event and i believe they're up to it's either six or seven people now infected out of fifty some passengers all of the passengers no crew. I had heard five. So it's gone up since i last heard that's and when you when you hear cruise ship and five you think well that's not so bad and then you hear it's on person cruise ship with only half full. That's not so good. Well there was fairly rigorous testing. From what i understand. In order to get to barbados you had to be tested before you got on a plane to go there. Then on arrival in barbados you were tested. And then before boarding the ship you were tested so potentially people had three tests over a period of two or three or four days Before they got onto the ship. And there's been something made of the fact. That people were not wearing masks on the ship. Another ship was not requiring it. But it seems to me. If you've got you know two or three tests coming back negative. You're you should be pretty clean. So how got on the ship. I don't know that they know for sure. I think they know who probably patient zero is but how that person was not detected by the various Tests is kind of a mystery. Well not so much. I mean what we've seen coming out of the white house outbreak. I want to say outbreak outbreaks. It's the fourth outbreak. Now that we're seeing there is they've been doing a lot of the regular very quick tests and what we're learning from that is they have error rates and they don't catch everything especially if you just contract at it as my understanding and so they were thinking. They didn't need to wear masks one because the vaccine was obviously done was but also because they were doing this regular testing and that seems to have been a poor strategy. Did you see yesterday you on. Musk you might have had it. He took four tests to were positive in two or negative. Yeah he says. I saw a lot of quick tests to remember. We had the things that got approved very quickly by the fda and and they got approved too quickly basically that there was a lot of error rates in some of those quick tests. And i don't know that they've ever fixed them. I've ever heard any reporting that. Says a. don't worry we've got all the bugs out of it now. So if you do the math even if you have a cruise ship with the hundred people on it and you test and there's a ninety nine percent success rate you can still get one person who you know is going to have it yet. Shows negative and they can spread it to everyone else. There's something that's surprising is that it was a. They must have detected because people because they're doing regular testing because it would take a while for it to spread and become apparent right. I don't think they were waiting. Obviously people were symptomatic or david. New otherwise I believe that this one individual who is the first one started feeling ill and germ was tested. And that's when they detected it Apparently from the point that they were notified that there was somebody was not feeling well and getting the test. The immediately Asked everyone to go into wearing masks. And then i think it was the next morning Twelve hours later or so that they announced what the results were. So you know ships have been Have been Definitely an issue And there's there's a lot of reasons why but it's interesting to me. I was looking at the new york. Times kovic site which has quite a lot of interesting data on it and the single biggest outbreak that they cite cluster In a public space is not a cruise ship. It's the wynn las vegas resort. Five hundred fifty four cases. I hadn't heard about that one. I just read that. Did you get those numbers. We're make it up. Check it out and see what other what other things are talking about the new york times website. And you click on the map of the us and you just keep going down that page and there's quite a lot of information there It does say that the single biggest outbreak on us soil quote unquote is the us theodore roosevelt. When it was in wom and that was over. Twelve hundred cases They inside the savannah river site nuclear reservation in south carolina six hundred eighty six cases Newport news shipbuilding six hundred and thirty two cases and the wynn las vegas resort and they do cite a number of cruise ships in here of which. I was not aware of there having been an outbreak on one of which was the disney wonder cruise ship which had almost three hundred cases. And i believe almost every single one of those crew because that ship was sitting off of san diego for several months at the beginning of the pandemic and I i think there might have been one or two passengers who came off with it when they had their last cruise which docked in san diego. But i think almost all of those have been crew. I think what a lot of those communist people working in close spaces and most usually indoors with some sort of ventilation system. I i will tell you this this single time. I have been the most nervous in the last eight months was getting in an elevator at a high rise. Hotel in san diego A beach resort. That i stayed at digital station story actually just came out on aaa website today as a matter of fact last night and Most of the half of the rooms are in two story bungalows that are accessed from the outside. And so there's no real need for you to be inside at the resort Even the restaurants outdoors and so forth but Before i check out. I wanted to see what the rooms in the tower were like. Because i knew they were built a lot later and am just wanted to see it. Got in the elevator there and it felt stuffy and As i got into the elevator. As as i got out of the elevator on the fourth floor four people came into the elevator to the wearing masks. Two of them not wearing last. I was and i felt like i had to hold my breath room that i was inspecting. I was in the room for about two minutes. And i took the stairs back down and i just thought this is where cases can breed is in hallways where. There's no fresh air in elevators. That are very small closed spaces again. Minimal air circulation whatsoever. I kind of predicted that this uptick was going to happen this time of year. Because it's almost behaving as if it's a seasonal flu yet in terms of its spread and If you remember back in march april and there are things were really bad. New york and everybody was on the beach in florida and everyone is saying. Oh you can't yet. There were really no cases in florida intel about june and then he saw a spike in cases in florida arizona. Texas some southern california. All the hot air is because people were endorsed with air conditioning. Now because it got really hot and everything went down in europe in northern united states..
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"Once you seven is also locally owned. The food is incredible he they also serve local wines and beers there. They have a really nice bar area so when my husband go in there on usually alternate date night week we love to sit at the bar. The bartenders are all super friendly. It's just a great place to go. You feel comfortable everyone we go. It just feels like your homage just really comfortable when people are so friendly. Faubourg is actually known as the friendly village. And it's true. You know everyone locally it you go from the restaurant to even our little local grocery store major market you go in there and the people that are helping to bring us up you know ask over go hiking today. It's just that kind of place where you just feel at home. No matter where you go is really cool are there. wineries breeze spars ars any any other places to talk about. Yeah so we have our has quite a few wineries and a couple tap. Room's one of my favorite wineries. His which is also an AIRBNB is a state echo belly. And it's up on a mountain above Pala Mesa resort and it's a small little winery it but it's just really cool because their view is just gorgeous. You can sit on the patio. have some wine taken the view and if you WanNa see the whole week in there you can actually rent out. The House has a swimming pool in summertime. It's it's just a really nice little space. We have a local wine club. It's called ladies Wine Club Faubourg in the winery hosted us for a day and we had so much fun. I did not sleep. I wanted to just move in there. We also have a tap room. Mm That is prohibition Berry so the actual brewery is in Vista but they did open at taproom in Fabric Series To to get prohibition and Beers there and that is right on main street. So it's really fun. If you're hanging out in your shopping and you wanted to stop it and have a beer. We also have a local restaurant called Cuban brew and they they have an awesome little bar. They do tap takeovers every other Friday and they they hope they have a ton of local beers and wines available as well. It's just a cool. Who'll little place it's it's in the original firehouse? So there's a lot of Fire historical memorabilia in there and it's just a fun little does seems to go detonates. Your food to they do they do serve food. So it's all barbecued some. It's barbecue in beer recently. And they are going to local lines. It's okay There were some other wineries that you had told me about before. Yes two thirds the vineyard one to four which is really awesome at Christmas mistimed. They open up for. I WANNA see about a month and a half or so. They still Christmas trees. And then you can also go. They do bonfires every night. We'll have live music. Dick you can have glasses of wine will have food trucks. So it's really kind of an event to get your Christmas tree and the place is just like so adorable. They saw you saying vineyard. One twenty four is only open for those six weeks or whatever so generally asked only open for six weeks. I did notice that they do other events as well. I just started falling among these book to find out when they when they're going to open the winery but when it is open. It's so much fun to go but Christmas time is really fun. My husband and I always go at least a couple times a year. We get bottled pulled up. Hang out by the The bonfire with our friends. We have Myrtle creek. We have the toasted oak. We Have Beach House and then we have FARC winery in which is actually probably the largest winery in fallback and they are in distribution. So you can actually buy their widens locally at places like Albertson's and then we also have constitutionists awesomeness which is owned by a lovely couple making Susan and they open up their home for their winery. You join the wine club you can go up there. It's actually up above up fallbrook in kind of like the Rocky Mountain area. So it's really rural gorgeous. Home that overlooks this big canyon with their vineyards and their wine China's great to about a bar or any other bars that you still there if you're into dive bars. We have the best device are it's called the red eye and it. It is religious up to its name. I think every time I've been there we have stayed in closes in with. Oh Gosh has has got of your own to you. But it's just you're straight up. They don't take credit cards. You ought to have cash law of locals hang out there. There's a lot of retired tired marines and military the hang out there. They have really good bands on the weekend denouncing. Dj Kariuki all the things that dive barbed should have. Oh Okay Salon hiking. I imagined you know this is pretty rural. It's definitely not by the ocean. I'm you know how long it takes you to the ocean about a half hour but our okay. I think you're an avid hiker imagined with a hiking nagazine that you might take a little bit So what do you think about the hiking places to go so in my husband and I moved from Ocean side we were. We were hikers in surfers. And we live by the beach so that we can start off and it was always my dream to move to Falkirk since there's little kid 'cause I just love Rothfield but what really pushed over the edge to move. There was the Santa Margarita River trail. which is if you do the whole trail? You've been actually win eleven mile loop and it runs along the Santa Margarita River which is a role river it flows year round. It is obsolete beautiful all your hiking through three hundred year old oak canopies. There are deer down. There are beavers in the river. There are a bunch of endangered fish. There are a blue herons. There are tons of Hawks in all kinds of birds. There's a severe SUV. You're obviously but I'm getting out of your into wildlife. There's a ton of a ton of wildlife down others hotel in bobcats mountain lions. It's just stunning. So so we would drive from oceanside once once once a week ish and we would hike the river and so my husband being a really big server said if I could find a house that we can walk to you that we could buy three walk to the trails that he would consider it so I did and we bought it and we moved to fallbrook. It's been about ten years now dot trail At least once a week it's dog friendliest. You can bring your dogs in the summertime. It's really nice because he bought the water in the trees as a little bit cooler. We also have Mountain which is it's a very. It's a pretty short hike. The whole loop is only about five miles but you're going up about twelve hundred feet in violent hap- since really steep so it's a great hike for training so if you WANNA get in shape that's a really good one to do. Once a week. We have a couple preserves ars that are managed by fabric land conservancy and there are a little bit shorter. Hikes are also equally beautiful with lots of oak trees and Sycamore Trees. And they're those preserved our great for kids so you can do short little milder and get out into nature and still experience at all. All the trails are dog friendly. uh-huh in fallbrook on a leash. They're just all stunning. They're all beautiful. Where would you start if I wanted to come out and go on that trail by the river where I start? How do I get there so to get to the childhood for the Santa Margarita River you would take deludes road which is right off of mission road and you're going to head north and there's GonNa be a wine you're gonNA stay to the right and that just takes you right to the dry so it's probably only never actually gauged it? How how far town? But it's it's it's not that far I would say maybe two miles out of town to get to the the chill had and are there signs and directions could easy to find. It's easy to find. There's nobody there no signs but if you just google it it's easy you can or you could probably they just put it right into your navigation. It'll take you there. It's a real popular trail There's so many wonderful things I mean. It sounds like just a ton of history. I mean Avocados data. Of course. That's fun in those festivals and some little quaint shops. Are there little antique shops. Or something down to. Yeah Faubourg downtown. There's quite a few the anti shops that have really fun. Unique a things for sale in them a lot of the residents a lot of people that moved to fall volver artists because artists. One that that rule fueling the quietness and they end up opening shops downtown to be able to eh display their superfund lines so there there's there's all kinds of antique shops in the community is centered around artists to you like why earlier we have the our wine bite. That's the walk. We have lots of little art studios downtown onto you where you can see. Local People's paintings and different kinds of exhibitions in that kind of thing. So I can't wait to explore Default work a few times ever. It's been a long time so this is really exciting. So yeah and the Chamber of Commerce has really good out helping visitors visitor down there too so you can only stop in the chamber. It's Ri- on Main Street She's amazing she. She knows everything there is to know about fabric and she loves it. Probably more than I do Possible yeah she's great so before we end this podcast. I need to point out that there's been one big change group town. Coffee Coffee has new ownership and now it's called coffee. corks and cuisine. Of course this only happened a few days after we recorded this episode assode but it does remind me to tell you about the show notes that are posted on things to do in San Diego Dot. US I take the time to link every place that we talk about to the web page or to some information so that you can easily find the hours and location etc and they actually do this for myself as well because a lot of times. I'm so inspired by these guests that I'm going to these locations and I sometimes forget all the places that were mentioned so I look up the show notes and try and figure out where I want to go based on the show notes. If you have a particular part of town or part of the city in San Diego County that you want to know more about feel free to drop me a line or if you've enjoyed the podcast look to know about that..
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"Welcome to things to do in San Diego. I'm your host Suri Manelli and today I'm really excited about fallbrook and our guest is Jamie purring. Tin The owner of hide off magazine and hike it off clothing. She's an avid hiker and she told us about some of the most amazing places to hike the Santa Margarita River which is incredibly beautiful and incredibly diverse verse with a three hundred year old canopy so whereas fallbrook in relation to San Diego. It's the north most city in San Diego. cownie money on the fifteen before you hit temecula and it's on the backside of oceanside so it's not exactly coastal but it's not east county either and and what's really fascinating about fallbrook is it's got several wineries. It's really small friendly town. A lot of artists is there. So you're gonNA find a lot of those little tiny shops galleries teacups antics. Things like that There's a little bit of history there. There used to be a train. There's no longer train but they're used to train. The goes went through there in the eighteen hundreds and so there's a lot of history about that and there's also a gem and the mineral museum which is really fascinating. There's some other unique things but we'll wait to let Jamie tell us about that in the interview one more thing to know about the show. Is that neither my guest nor I get compensated in any way for any of the places that we talk about on the podcast. And that's so important to me because I want it to remain authentic as if you were talking to a friend. Who's in that town and they're telling you all the really cool places to go? The the way I do get compensated is if you go to things to do in San Diego Dot. US You can find a link for Patriot on. And I always appreciate it when people send me need those Patriot donations that helps inspire me to keep going with the show and I might on occasion also put some affiliate links in the show notes. But just know anytime I do that. Not only are they clearly labeled but I'm only putting in affiliate links that I think are appropriate and that would help you like if it was for booking hotels or concert tickets or or whatnot anyway. My purpose for the show is for you to have the best day ever in in San Diego and so here we go with Jamie talking about fallbrook. What's tall famous for farmers for Avocado cottage? So we're actually known as the avocado capital of the world. I don't know how true that is but I love to think that it is true So we have lots of farms to very rural community. Lots of Avocados. And we're getting a lot of grape growing as well for wine grapes so it's a pretty rural part of the county I and it's really beautiful. and the weather's just awesome involve break. There's a few festivals what what are the festivals that they're known for them while our biggest festival that were known for Awards Avocado Festival and that takes place every year. In April we have about one hundred twenty thousand people that come out for the day and it's it's just a lot of fun. There's a log avocado stuff so there's guacamole contest. There's dressing avocado contest. There's you can buy all kinds of avocado type hype things whether they're edible. Avocado Shakes Fried Avocados or things made out of avocado itself. So Avocado would bulls all that. So it's really just away from town to get together and invite hundred twenty thousand of our closest friends and celebrate avocado everything that we can use them for and and then there's another. I think you mentioned that there was also a second kind of festival there. Third with what other festivals are there similar to our local festivals. We have a what is called wine in a bite and that is where local businesses in the downtown area pair up with restaurants and wineries and it's a walking type festival. Will you walk from business to business where you'll get a little piece of food and it's paired with wine from a local winery. The chamnber handles that also just launched a new one that is populism bruce so seem similar concept instead of wine in food it's beer and in different various forms of potatoes. So let's talk a little little bit more to give our listeners an idea of whether or not they want to come to fallbrook to stay or just make it a day trip. So can you tell people about outlined the transportation safety and then we'll go into where they would stay since fall workers rule those not the a lot of public transportation and the downtown area is very walkable so you can walk in shop. All the shops down there and get to quite a few of the restaurants but as far as accommodations. I always recommend when I have friends visiting. If they're not staying with me to look at AIRBNB so there's a ton of really cute little airbnb that are available. While some are on avocado farms. Some are on ranches. So you're really looking for a place to get away. That's rule and kind of quiet and slow definitely definitely check out Work if they wanted to go downtown. How far would it take Helen's it take you to get to downtown from Fallbrook Dunton Gun Ted Kennedy. It's about well with a traffic so without traffic. It's about forty five minutes with traffic Republican. We got an hour and a half. Yeah it's way up there. I mean it's Kinda surprising that it still San Diego County yet and we don't have traffic in Faubourg so you can escape the traffic and come forward. There's traffic it might be because there's like a flock of wild peacocks. Crossing the road or something. They have to wait for but That's about it. And then what else is fall were close to. I know it's close to Basel. which is another rural town? Yeah so farmers really close the bonds will it's close to the backside of oceanside and it's also close to Temecula so fabric is a good place to come and stay at your planning on Wayne Teaching as well as you can kind of experience both both the rural aspect of fallbrook and then wine tasting getting into Macula. Let's start with the museums. There's the gem and Mineral Society that event to with the kids. Yeah the Gem Mineral Society is really fun. If you're into you know crystals or any kind of rocks it's really great for kids So you can go in there and learn a lot about that sort of thing but they also have a glow on the dark room so there's minerals that glow in the dark so it's really fun to kind of go check that out and see them under black light in an experience that definitely a good kids place my kids just they think they spent like an hour in their shopping at things. Yeah Great Place and the General Society also hosts their own little festivals. A couple times a year as well which you can get that information on our website and it's waving kinda go buy buy stuff from that and people come with all their different rocks walks in minerals and gems is your second museum there or is there something else that was interesting. Wasn't there something. We have the historical society the former Kostoric society is basically geared geared toward the history of Albert put fabric was a big train depot. Back in the day so so it was built that attribute depots bill eighteen eighty two Basically was a stop on the way from San Diego. That train shot continued tenure up the Santa Margarita River which is river valley that we have here in fallbrook and out into Temecula the tracks themselves have been washed out a couple of times and and repaired and so because of that because of the train coming through here is really a big reason of why Farkas even here it has to do with a lot the history. The train was finally closed in nineteen eighty one and the train depot itself was torn down. That's where our sheriff station is now but the Warehouse House next to the Sheriff's Station is art center. And that is one of the original buildings. Supposedly the historical society talks all about that. There's historical artifacts in Nair with train. Stop and tons of photos is just a really neat place to go. If you're a trained buff the historical society also has installed An old caboose right in on Main Street in downtown and so it's really cool with your kids will not I love it. I've taken my picture in front of a million sometimes but It's just a fun little quirky thing just like how Faubourg is you know funding quirky but eventually that is going to be the future railroad wrote Heritage Park. So that's part of it in the works so I want to point out the irony. So it's a real root tumble. You cannot get there by train not anymore. Ah Make sure that that I can totally see somebody. Misunderstanding us in like trying to figure out how to get the train. Yeah I know so. The train was shut down in one thousand nine hundred eighty in. What was the last train to come through fall break okay? Although there is a legend that you can still hear the train's Horn in town And have you heard it. I have not okay enough to downtown to Europe. There's a lot of locals that's where that that they can still hear it. That's interesting Hebrew coffee places because it seems like some of these rural towns have like a more of those mom and POPs so we have two that are privately owned. They're both equally adorable in equally. Have great copy Brick town is right on main street. And it's just great to go. There's Cubal charity consider up front. It's really cozy inside and it's actually connected to a wine bar now so it's in the morning and get your copy in the evening Lots lots of local wine and then we also have former coffee company which is just off main street and it's really cute little cottage and it just feels when you walk. It just feels like a cute little coffee place in there will really cozy okay. Let's talk about restaurants. There's not too many but I know that you've got if you favorites. She said yard so I have two of my favorites and their pull equally awesome. So I'm not going to see which one is my favorite but once you stop in west West and small town They're both family owned and the food is incredible. Small town of specially focuses a lot on local goal food. I know that's been popular for a long time. But they really live by so they have these mushroom tacos that are unseen and I went in a couple weeks. They didn't have them only because they couldn't get the mushrooms locally so they didn't just go buy them from somewhere else in the tacos It forced me to try something else which was great because everything. There's just amazingly good and the owners of the type that you walk in. And they give you cog in there. Thank you for coming back. So it's it's just an awesome locally to go eat beat my husband. I usually go there on Friday night. Date night they do serve local wines and local beers and they do some events as well so I know they're doing a really Nice Valentine's Day dinner that's a four five course. Wine paired dinner dot com stuff and then.
"san diego" Discussed on The Steve Matthes Show on RacerX
"Was just next next level level for me it was just a the preciseness and didn't slow him down. It didn't do anything. That's a guy who has done that. A half a dozen a dozen times probably I. I don't know if you probably remember this. Steve Folks out there listening when Stephen Adams was I hitting the media guy the nationals had this unbelievably dumb role. Or if you're an alternate like if you reflect forty second fastest qualifying or something like that. You could not practice but you might end up in the Moto right. Remember the scene. No I don't think they would not let you practice so you went to Jay Mitchell rates are used to work for the ADA. And you're like Jay. Why are you not letting us on the Modem ed he's like because they'll try to purposely take someone out an injury they get it yes yes yes and you're like J.? They're not S. sixteen tactical fighters. They cannot aim right. The the there's one man who can there's one cat. Apparently because I was impressed by that but I I didn't feel like it was one of your first experience. Like what is the deal with this guy like you really. He doesn't hold back like he really feels his way. He's coming after us. Aw It was. It was ridiculous but Barsha apparently can't jt you have you. Did you know what Martin was talking about in a few weeks ago he said Marty said it started. Have you seen any beef between Mardian Marsha. Novica probably just sit him. He does that. Have you watched ratio giving him in earful giving Barsha. I was watching with binoculars and I watched the whole thing I was I was actually thought. They sat there for two minutes and nobody said they didn't say a word and I'm like Oh maybe this is all good and then they got into and we were sitting right by Gabrielle. Brielle who owns Alpine stars and I was like this is going to be out by storing up crime right here. Something is going to be terrible. Both watching it very closely was was he. Yeah there's a good race I if you pay your money for tickets to go to San Diego those two main events and all of that. You got your money's worth man. Good night racing so I don't. I don't say that too often. Like sometimes we were a little bit jaded right but it was. It was good. It was cool to watch all right championship. PREDICTION JUMPING BACK JT. Do I have to here from Dylan regardless of what I say. I don't even want to say I think he will either way but I'll go to AMAC. Yeah that was a big statement. We age also granderson last year from last year. Keep that yeah. Well they hate talk about the Barsha and and he liked. Let's watch Anderson and Brighton. This weekend Dan. This is not exactly strikes me as a guy to let things go. So we're going to threaten. Great Britain will be fried at some point. This this'll be another thing to keep an eye on hundred percent. Well do costly because I mean interesting. What fourteenth like that really really wrecks him in the points like when we went down again to he went down again to? I don't know where he was but he crashed again. I'm sure he's not gonNA blame himself. No well no there's GonNa be like you know what to do about these trashing the same corner where he hit Brayden originally Karl. Thank you rental. Thank you Max. Thanks fire racing as well alias. CD JT thanks. Boys I will see you in Tampa Zappa. He's back he's back in person.
"san diego" Discussed on Radio Cherry Bombe
"Cepeda farmer mind Newin and crystal the white of wayfarer bread to kick things off. I ask the panel to describe themselves in one word I up is caught it mother. That's it I think that's the Pitta me of the word all the good and bad connotations that come along with mothering. It's part of my job. Bob Is part of my identity as a chef. It's been the easiest tool that I can find. I mean who wants to disappoint their MOMS. No one not not one person on see hear their mom says man. I'm disappointed if you get your mom gets angry. You know she can get over it when she's disappointed that carries more weight and I learned as As a chef and as a mother I shifted being angry at things with like taking it I thought I would have taught them better as my cooks too. Because because that's something that I do with my children and my daughter and my son have very different personalities I parent them completely different. And that's how I feel. I am in the kitchen. Every cook has a different personality difference at of rules and guidelines and what drives them so I am a mother at home and I'm a mother in the kitchen crystal crystal a baker. I've always wanted to be one. I've always been one even when I'm dealing with everything. Besides baking the only reason I opened a bakery. It's because I love to bake and the only thing that keeps me grounded even when you were little wanted to be a baker. Yeah I've been telling people. I wanted to open a bakery the beach since I was ten years old appearance. Think it's hilarious. I actually went through with it. That's amazing my what's your one word. I'd say same catalyst. I start a lot of things and I like sparking ideas and projects and working with people to get things going that's great catalyst. I love that. What food related topic is on your mind these days since this is the food for thought tour the irony? That Vegetarians and vegans. Don't WanNa pay for a vegetarian or vision. Meal made with organic vegetables at a restaurant. That's my biggest complaint where a vegetarian Vegan will complain about a twenty four dollar on trae. I'm like we literally are walking outside pointed out of the dirt for you but you'll pay three dollars at whole foods for that same exact vegetable one. I just find it ironic a little bit so that that's a lot on my mind right now of like. How do you get people to value it? How do you? How do you do it eloquently without going you you should pay for you know without getting angry about it and just being like how do I make this more graceful conversation? How do you have some thoughts on how to do that? I have my cooks cooks. We have this thing called a chef swim so we let the servers kind of give it a if you sell it right and you can make anything sound. Romantic people wool kind of like. Oh yes that sounds good. If you're a good salesperson or generally customer service oriented server and then the cooks go out and describe describe what it is versus the Swim Cook. The server won't know what's going to happen on the play until we kind of play Russian Roulette on the line and I say chef swim and whoever raises raises their hands or whoever doesn't raise their hand picked and they create the dish out of nothing. And if there's three tyrians or three vegans at a table they all get something different so then the cooks walk out and have to interact with the customers and then it's the customer then at it adds value to it because they have sunk trained professional. Make make something for them. They explain which box came out of. How look robes around the pollinators that help you know and we? We really put a lot of effort into this garden and and you can see. It's on steroids right now. With the bees and the summer just kind of one switch happen and the corn grew taller than the lights. Now but I think the connection between between putting a human in front of them that had to do it. Because if I'd take off. I took Avocados off the menu when they got really expensive. Because then I couldn't justify charging gene someone thirty dollars for a plate but they'll go there's avocados at Costco. Yeah bad avocados. Like you don't want Avocados from Peru. I promise you want Avocado says close to you as you can but they. They don't put a human next to a vegetable we don't we're just were a consumer generation of like it's supposed to be instant Amazon. Prime brought it an hour. It's like we're humans and we grow things and here we grow things and we sell them. So it's the connection ships. It's come full circle all right crystal. What is on your mind? There's this massive shift happening with our culture. You know people were buying a lot of things online now retail all stores are closing a lot more like online community is happening but it shifting the way that community is formed and I think that bakeries and coffee shops are one of the the last remaining traditional places where community is built like saint people come in every single day and they talk to their neighbors and they're actually like experiencing dancing that community that I feel like most of the people in this room grew up with because we're kind of pre digital age is a lot of time thinking about what kind of that's a a lot of pressure on some terms because it's like people aren't they're kind of losing their social skills. I know I am like I'm really bad at talking to people. They stare at my phone all the time and like I feel like being kind of one of the last like strongholds of a traditional community sense. I'm kind of just always thinking about what role that plays for for the future and how things are going to change in the future and what. Police Bakeries and coffee shops have in that general grand schemes a very wholesome but it's also terrifying crystal. Your social skills seemed just fine to reassure you my daughter likes to call me an elder millennial we still have a little bit of social skills my thinking about most these days other than this baby..
"san diego" Discussed on Radio Cherry Bombe
"Her that I was making them. Well I guess. Profession has getting paid for it so I guess that makes it a profession and she said I'm so she got very serious. I'm so glad you're doing this. We need more cottage industry like this. She said English muffins she said to me. How do you get them to cook so that they're cooked all the way through and not burn on the outside? I'm going Julia. Child is asking me how to do this. And then and I remembered her recipe. Didn't work this was not her recipe. This was from jam. Book called Cham- Shame Madelene or something like that and I said said that is the secret. Isn't it and I told her how I did it. And it was all about rolling it around in a bowl of corn meal and I said like you had taught me on one of your shows about cornmeal your meal being like a ball bearing and she said I never really thought about that and it was unbelievable. I couldn't believe it. So we're in the store and she signs the book and she didn't sign much of anything anything you know good luck or whatever and then Kate Nyerere lurking around the store watching her some more and she. Oh and you should have seen Kate. I have to say you know how mom's right so this kid of mine six six years old and she's just standing there looking at her and Julia said some things. I can't remember what it was. It was really cute so okay fast. Forward it's two thousand ten. I'm on what I called my odyssey because I decided being a teacher I needed to take some time off during the summer. Actually do something and not stand at the Xerox machine getting ready the next school year. MEROLA grammar packets. Remember those and I took off. I went on this Odyssey. I went to Portland just to go to Powell's books because I needed did more cookbooks. Right to add to that four thousand collection and so I'm coming back. It's twenty tenths. I'm in my little Volkswagen. Cabriolet go with the top down and Bonnie Raitt blasting having a great time and a car dies on the on the side of the road. I barely got to tires off the road. That was it and I'm talking about on this very near Oh I was four miles north of point arena which is two hundred and fifty miles north of San Francisco on the one not the one. Oh one the one the one the ones the one that goes like this and you can only drive twenty five miles an hour thankfully so I've got my two tires off on the side of the road and some I'm Kai comes turns around takes his truck and pushes me the rest of the way off the road and I was a little nervous about that called whoever the tow truck comes. I'm taking pictures of the tow truck taking my car away they take me down to point arena. I was on my way to that Lighthouse so I also like lighthouses and now I'm stuck there for a week because I don't know if I can say this. But what is the industry in Humboldt County growing pot exactly so the the town of point arenas about five blocks long the entire town is stoned. Looks like you can see smoke through the whole thing so he kept my car for a week never fixed it charged me a thousand dollars. Never fixed it he he had it towed to Healdsburg where his brother fixed it for another thousand dollars. That's another story anyway. So I put it up on facebook the picture of my car being towed and one of my friends called and he said I love point arena. You have to meet the Jam Lady. I said okay okay. Well I'll beat the jelly so I walk a mile down the road so I don't have a car I turn right and there's a sign. The Jam Lady had a real name is Lisa. Lisa Joa committees. She calls herself the Jam Lady. She makes jam in point arena. Sends it all over the place. I went inches a full kitchen. Like that one All stainless steel really professional. And all that we start talking papa she says yeah I used to work for Barbara Tropic. Chinamen cafe and I said Oh my good I love her. We figured out she cooked dinner sometime before. This is my God. This is amazing. She says I told her that Julia. Child Story Oh oh I forgot to tell you part of it. She wrote me a letter. She answered my little note that I had scrawled on a little tiny legal piece of paper cheap appropriate letter Julia Child. I have evidence and so I wrote back to her. She wrote me again. I still owe her a letter. I don't know why I never finished that. So I'm telling this story to Lisa the Jam Lady. She says wait right here. Okay on what's going on here. In this really weird place she disappeared. Disappears appears upstairs. Comes Down with a box opens the box. She has a dozen flutes champagne flutes. Julius ninetieth birthday party she says you need these. She gave me two of them. Isn't that amazing. I just went. I'm a total stranger. And she said we're not strangers. She she said you have to have these they have to yours size it. Okay thank you thank you. May we wrapped and very carefully. They got home even the bumpy Healdsburg thing and so then on her hundredth birthday. And I'm not sure what I think that was. I don't remember what year it was on her hundredth birthday. I was home from school that day. I think it was in August. I was home legally and hand. I cooked everything just all Julia child stuff and I called one of my friends. I said come on over. We use the Julia child fluids. We had a little split of champagne. We hosted her. I put it all up on facebook. It was amazing and now it's funny. I have those glasses there in my glass cabinet. But they're hidden in the back and my son in law was here in February and he went to reach for that to put for his champagne. I said Oh no no look what that says on it. He says Julia Child's ninetieth birthday. You don't use those. You don't appreciate that. This is Julia Child. I mean come on so that is my Julia Child Story. I Love Her love her the day that she died. My daughter was about twenty. I think she called me just limit on her own. She let me just mom have really bad news. I don't know what is this an accident. She says Julia died today and it was as if her her her grandmother had my mother had died. You know we were so so cried on the phone. You know who's better than Julia Child Right. Well now we have IENA but Julia Elliot Child in my heart. Thank thank you Diane for sharing your story and bringing me some of those English Muffins. English muffin pizzas. Were one of my favorite things to eat as a kid so I made a lot of them over the past.
"san diego" Discussed on Things To Do In San Diego Podcast
"It's a pretty a fun place and they've got you know Kinda like garage door type things that go up so it feels a little bit open air. I love that. That's a really big San Diego County thing especially in the North North County Carlsbad and it was like the open this garage door. And there's like a bar on either side of that garage door and that's exactly how bolt is set up and then bottled craft if you want to taste a lot of different beers from different places. That's a fun spot to go because you can. Just they've got a bunch on on top then you can even And then they have different bottles goals and a lot of them local and different. Just different things you can taste. I really like going there. Because they have different hard Kombucha's so which is fine for me since I'm gluten intolerant. So let's talk about some restaurants. What are your favorite things around here? Well obviously being a little Italy Italian given so I think we'll get there in a minute and I'll kind of give you just some some standard other other options and then we'll we'll make Italian it's on category. Have a bad sounds good Melina Hall Great Place for family. Four if you WANNA watch a game. They've got really big. TV's has been always loves that and they also shuffleboard inside and they have a really very menu they do have pizza on the menu which is Great Eight But they have awesome salads appetizers. Good cocktails beer. It's A. They have tons of seating there always decorate really cool for the holidays too so Nolita the halls kind of like a go to for for my husband and our friends so some other options would be if you went to see more of a date night. Wouldn't say it's a place for kids is cloak and pedal has it's like Sushi Asian fusion definitely higher end. I would say has almost a New York vibe to it. So it's unexpected. They've got this incredible cherry tree in the middle of it. Like the whole place is a work of art and good cocktails good Sushi and different types of appetizer. So definitely If you're into if you're coming coming from east coast and you like later night or you want that kind of herb. Very urban vibe I would say pedals. A great option crack. Shack is an awesome awesome family friendly very casual place. They've also got outside games and things like that but that's very it's mostly chicken there. I've Gotten I. I don't only chicken but I've had different salads there and they're they've always been really great and I think it was started by somebody who was Richard blaze that sounds rights and they've got a crack check that just opened in the last year or two Peninsula Nita's and I went to and I loved it. I was really impressed with it yet. It's kind of a fun atmosphere. It's like I like how they have all the games and it just feels like you can really hang out there. Definitely feel definitely has a very nice viper hanging out. It's awesome for kids and if you go by there on a Thursday or Friday night there's just like tons of kids there and it seems like in a great place to have her family's one insider tip that at least two on behalf of my husband that he tells everyone who third thinking of going to crack check. He says get on their instagram account. And if you see something you think looks good. Just show it to the person WHO's working and say I want that because he says the menu the way it's display doesn't do the food justice so look at what you want on their instagram. And tell the the person who's taking your order. That's what you want on on their instagram. Any other restaurants. I would say if you want Brunch Queenstown. Public House is a great option. They also have a great happy hour. And if you haven't had any food intolerances or ah I wouldn't say necessarily picky eaters but people maybe you're on a special diet or something cafe. Gratitude is super accommodating and has lots of gluten friendly options majority of the items on our menu are Vegan if not all of them so just a great place and they're all they always ask at the beginning. Just anyone have any food intolerances or allergies. And they're careful to. I was really surprised I finally went to. I had heard about this place for years and finally went down there. I was surprised how huge it was too. Yeah and just. There's this fun or lateness about it. It's interesting place. It is and the food was really good. I've never had a bad meal there. So I'm like smoothies and desserts that are all like you know gluten free and all sorts of thing and even my parents who like I said I'm born and raised in the Midwest and so my parents have more of a mid West Palette for sure and they've been very pleasantly surprised every time I've taken them there even though some of the stuff on the menu might sound a little very California. They've all they've always loved it what they've had they're so all right so you said that while we are in little Italy's probably should talk about Italian. Yes and I suppose I'll start with my very favorite place that I'm partial to is. Civic is my very favorite spot i Emma Talian and so I don't know I appreciate that a lot of their way SAF is also Italian talion One time I went there and our waiter was from the same region that my family's from and it was cool. Sean you picture so it was really great experience. The home make their their pasta. They have gluten free options. There never had bill. They're either an. It's an awesome experience. If you want a little more it it's not a I wouldn't call it a casual spot but it has amore casual by than some of the other restaurants in the area if you want more kind of an upscale vibe Benko does a great option. I've gone to been Koto three or four times and I have to say it's one of my favorite Italian place. I was knocked over my how good it was really good the homemade pasta and just they just do things a little differently Definitely definitely the chef is from Milan. I believe yeah. Yeah which makes sense that it has that feel because the different If you've ever been to Italy I would say Civil has more of like a Florentin vibe and Ben Koto would definitely be Milan like the fashion capital. And everything's a little more fancy there and for is a little more it just I wouldn't call it gritties out the right word but like home cooking homeys. I've been to Italy. We went for our honeymoon and I can tell a difference between like you you go to Italy. It's like just the food tastes different somehow. And that's when I went to Bunko. That was what was blowing my mind going. Wow this really reminds me of Italy yes breath totally for so. I can't wait to try US CIPPICO. Nineteen twenty eight. I've got to try that. Maybe even today yeah all right so we can get into new bars or yeah I guess Pars our next all right so I will give you a range of options here. So one of favourite. They don't know if you'd find it easily. Online is false idol. It's a speakeasy style. But if you've ever been speakeasy sale bar it's you know it's it's more exclusive like you gotTa tell there's no sign for it however once you get in the field is not the same as any other speakeasy I've ever been to it has They take like they have a lot of runs and they have a very tropical. Feel at almost feels like you're in rainforest cafe and they have like a waterfall back in there. But it's in the back of craft and Commerce homer which is another great Barr option which is has a very woodsy field offices if your grandfather's home or something and then you you know if you mentioned to the hostess that you WanNa go back to fall silo. They'll take your name if they of space or whatever and when you go back and just like a totally different world the way you just came from which is a really interesting missing experience. So I think that's what I'm loving about seeing all these speakeasy come you know. Come to town. There's several of them. We've been to two of them. I I think that that's the cool thing about them is that they're hidden. And so you have to like be in the know in order to go and usually something. That's out in front and then to get into the speakeasy or in Carlsbad. There's one where you have to knock on the door a certain knack and you have to have a certain passer. I look through and right so so there you go. You're in the know. Now all you gotTa do is there's there's uh-huh a hosted stand right when you walk in to craft in commerce and you can let them know that you'd like to go to false idols. So I imagine easier earlier is easier to get into probably so now probably so. I've been several times. I just can't quite remember what you know what time it was a Water Front Grille waterfront bar and grill It's I think it's Burn San Diego. I think it was I had done some research before we got on this podcast and it said Nineteen thirty three institution that outlasted the waterfront but it still draws crowd coats and they're yeah draw draws huge crowds and personally. I'm always quite surprised by the large crowds at draws. Because I mean the drinks are just fine. It's like what you'd get it a wedding but it is a sight to see that. It's like the Super Bowl bar that everyone still goes to so If you're if you want that or you just don't really you just want to vodka soda or a beer great place to go great especially for happy hour. Yeah play fund music usually like Friday night. It's a lot of throwbacks and things like that. So it's a win. One thing I want to mention is Margaritas. Your San Diego. Maybe have a taste for Mexican food. King and Queen Cantina is an awesome spot for good Mexican awesome. Happy Hour is good. Margarita's that's go to and then another place as that I might mention. It's not necessarily bars but maybe a great way to kind of end and evening out would be stern. Hey Desserts now that is really famous here. It is extraordinary. Very it's almost like there's no words for it because it's six two ordinary it's it's all there in the name it is extraordinary desert however was not in the name of that they also have breakfast lunch and dinner menu which are also amazing but absolutely unbelievable desserts. Yes gluten free options yes vegan options. Yes on the pricier end but trust me. It's it's extraordinary. You should stop there if you're coming to San Diego. You're going to be a little Italy checkout extraordinary desert. Okay so is there any other desert places that you'd recommend yes. Yeah so if you went in July auto I would check out It's called Boboy and they actually have two locations now one of them being in the Piazza and it's in what's called a little Italy Food Hall which I'll just take a moment to mention is a great place to check out especially if you're traveling traveling with a large group that everybody can get what they want and then you can all kind of bring reconveyance it together either outside or inside great place to go And Bobby is in there. They have one location. That's in there with a slightly limited menu and they have another location on Kettner. which each has their you know their full menu do a lot of seasonal flavors of July? And it's amazing. They was originated in the Hoya and now they've just opened these two additional locations and it's awesome they have my husband's favorite is Mediterraneo. And I liked that one but I. I really love to do the Vegan dark chocolate and and they're pursues awesome so definitely check it out if your energy Lada And then Papa Lecco is another place that has got Giuliano and coffee really fun but it reminds me a lot of Italy. Italy where you walk in and you know you see like the cases with like sandwiches and pastries and things. It feels very much like we were blown away. We've only been to a handful of places in all of little Italy. And Papa was one of the first. We had a station here for our anniversary. And so we went in there and we had breakfast and the breakfast was phenomenal. Not they did such a great job. Yep and then my husband loves Italian coffee. Of course but the other thing they're croissants. Oh Gosh there almond filled croissant is like one of the the things that I could just die for the they have a whole range of patients. It really has very much like you feel when you're exactly how it goes some place to check out as well and that's right in the heart of everything as well. I think it's Cedar Street. And then I know we've Kinda taught music but just to recap seems like a lot of the bars at night have a little bit of music. Rights go very far not many silent bars. Yup Italy. You certainly don't need to go far to find find great music and the other thing. Is that waterfront park or write down near the harbour to within walking distance should there tend to be a lot of music festivals. So if you're into that Kinda anything I know there's one coming up we're recording this November. There's one coming up relatively soon. That's kind of more like a reggae type music. So if you're into music festivals check out which ones might becoming to the little Italy area in could spend you know three or four days hanging around here. Well I love Italy and thank you so much for all your help. I'm really excited to explore more more of little Italy. I thought I knew a lot and now realizing how many places I've missed so please subscribe and if you go things to do in San Diego Dot. US you'll find in the show notes which will be very very helpful because both of us were from the Midwest and we talk fast so we're not even a mid west thing people often ask. Ask if I'm from the East Coast because it taught quickly. Yeah exactly so anyway. Thanks for joining US until next time. This is Sherry from things to do in San Diego..
"san diego" Discussed on Things To Do In San Diego Podcast
"Thanks for joining us. This is Sherry Bonelli. I'm your host and this is things to do in San Diego and today with my guest and Marie Rose Thank you Marie. Thanks for having me and tell me a little bit about yourself. I'm a brand strategist. So help coaches consultants and experts. who want to grow their businesses specifically online? I help them to clarify their message. and to grow online in a way that's aligned with author vision and feels really good to them and serves their audience. So have you today because I know you work in little Italy. Although at the moment you're still love living in we're in east village village but my husband and I we've been frequent fans of the APP zillow for about three years. Now just trying to find the right place at the right time. It's you know it's that's likely going to be happening sooner than later. So what is it that you like about little Italy that you would wanna live here I really we love just the energy of the area specifically I like it's generally really clean on your super close to the bay so I love that it has the relax San San Diego Vibes still but it is still very high energy and it's not. There are a lot of tourists that come to the little Italy area eh but it's not like a touristy area if that makes sense it's there's still a lot of people who live right around here and so you almost don't know who's a local and who's a tourist wrist my husband. I joked that sometimes you could tell the tourists by what they're wearing or if they're like looking at him out trying to point things but it's not a tourist area per se so how wiz transportation here. What would you recommend people? They're going to Come here on vacation. They're gonNA come here on vacation if they want to. Stay specifically like downtown town. I would say. Don't you run A car. It's one very very close to the airport. That's also one of my favorite things about living downtown. It's ten minutes less than go to the airport. So you could easily get an uber or lift for less than probably less than ten dollars here and then if you plan to hang around downtown town a great option is just to rideshare wherever he planned to go or if you're open to scooters with their scooters maybe there's tons of scooter scooters and they've done they've really tried to contain them as well so they're not like Lang- everywhere they have scooter parking spots now and Honestly won't let you close out unless you park in one of those scooter parking parking spots and then And so you're also not at risk O of like if you're on the sidewalk you're not gonna get hit necessarily hit by scooters. I mean no guarantees. But they've widened the lanes here downtown to accommodate for more people riding scooters. So how do they charge for the scooters. 'cause I haven't quite done it yet and I wasn't quite sure you know. I think it's an APP that you get on your phone. So there is some of the popular ones are like bird and line and then now lift and I think Uber. There's there's four five six different kinds hindes so you download the APP of your choice and then you put your credit card information and just like you would with getting an uber lift right and then you pay based on the distance that you're going however we have noticed recently that we think they may be charging flat rates. I Pacific distances. But we haven't really looked so that. How much would that be if you're going downtown to little Italy so little? Italy is technically considered downtown. Bite if you're going to like we're all the tall buildings are I guess You know I don't know more like core Columbia area to three dollars. Oh it's the most the most expensive ivory paid from my place to little Italy. which is maybe it's like a mile is five dollars okay? And that's I think they were testing out some of those slap fees at the time so and so then. The train is right here to right the coaster. The coasters right here so you can. It's really easy to get up to North County. I just took the coaster actually for the first time I've been here for years. Moved here from the Midwest by been here for years and That was the first time I took. The coach was last weekend and it was so easy I mean from here to Sauna. Beach was less than a half an hour and we honestly were like. Oh we're here already so easy and a great ride and fun because you're able to see the ocean for a lot of in. It's Nice so if you're driving driving down from somewhere else how was parking here. Parking can be rough. And maybe you even want to speak to this little bit because you just found parking. I mean a lot of times. I'm either ridesharing or get dropped off at the office or walking. I have to say it's it's usually difficult. I've been to little Italy about three or four times in the last month and a half and every time I'm like oh no I've got to try and find parking. There are parking lots and I know that you had said that if you go downtown more that there's a lot bigger lots and is your to find the parking garage. Take those scooter or something over here right right so you almost are better off just finding a great parking surrounding area. That's you know less than a mile out and then just either getting a scooter or having nice walk through the the bright side is it's a great place to walk around. Yes so lots to see and I will say that to find street parking. I just experimented with this yesterday morning. Might a friend for coffee at seven. Forty five a M right here. Aaron literally like the Center right in front of the Piazza which will talk about it. I mean I'm sure and there was some street parking like to our parking so in the morning not so bad once it gets to be about ten eleven. Am All the way into the evening. Pretty tough how about hotels or our places to stay. What would you recommend so kind of depends on budget and the amount of people staying? So if you're a large family that's coming I would really recommend looking in a neighboring neighborhood. One great one being bankers health hell so bankers will still very very walkable from little Italy. My parents just recently came out to visit and they stayed and loved it they were. They stayed in Bangor Hill and walked through. I will say one thing to be mindful of if you're super super light sleeper is page two reviews of wherever GONNA say whether it's AIRBNB or the hotel about how loud the airplanes are because little Italy is so close to the airport. Airplanes fly overhead. So something just be mindful of my parents. They stayed in Bakersville literally right on the flight path. So you know. Clean was literally landing like less than a quarter mile from where they were and it says flying overhead and they said that they were woken up to the first two mornings around six. Am and then after that they slept right through it. So bring your plugs s S. at the you don't mind that but bankers will have a lot of airbnb options. That would be awesome for larger families. If you're saying just a few nights and you want a more of a hotel experience there's Hotel Republica I think it's I think it's Republica and then brand new one. That's names already escaped me. Even though I just a sociopath both the Sofia Sofia's anymore downtown I do not have had People that I know staying there and it is. It's nice and it's it's a very close walking distance. It's another one that there's a brand new one that just got built and it starts with a C. O.. We'll put that in the show. Yeah we'll put it in the show and but they've got a lot of different great amenities. I've walked AH. I've not had anyone that I know of have stayed there but I've walked past it multiple times and seen the amenities and it looks very nice and I think fairly typical all one hundred hundred twenty dollars maybe up higher towards the weekend type of rates so are there places to stay in little Italy or is it just more expensive is what you're saying I'm can be more expensive and especially if you're going to airbnb route is it's going to be more expensive. Because a lot of them are larger condos that you'd be renting in Bakers Hill. They're more options ends airbnb wise. And I've done research on this with my parents before so I've seen it. They're just don't tend to be quite as many and a lot of buildings in little Italy. It seems like maybe have restrictions Chins on being able to Airbnb your place. So Bankers Hill is going to be a good option. If you want to go to airbnb route or maybe you're traveling with a larger group and you want more of a house that I can probably find something like that and Bakers Hill much more easily than you would be able to find for a little Italy little in little Italy. Though there are several hotels that are nice. He's fairly affordable. It just depends if you're you know if you've got four kids and trying to sleep everybody it can get that can price can increase pretty quickly. Okay and binker so you would say that. That's pretty safe. Oh yeah okay. Great how about shopping. What would you say the shopping is like round here? Lots of local boutiques and really great kind of art. SEGER shops around here. You're not gonNA find any big box stores and little Italy that's for sure That would be more mission valley area but in little Italy lots of great boutiques firth fashion and even home decor things like that on. There's a few little touristy shops that are around but I'd say the majority is really local local business owners to Cuba boutiques great places to get gifts and then Live music I know live. Music is such a big deal and it seems like you know the way. The Piazza here is that. Tell me all about the live music and let me let let me out bridge the gap here. 'cause I definitely should have mentioned when we asked about shopping. I didn't know if we would get to this later. But the farmer's market every Saturday is huge. It's like what people know little Italy for is is the Machado and it's I think it spans four maybe five blocks. I should know this come almost every single weekend and there are also lots of great local vendors beyond just food related things. So there's food you could come to eat. You could come to shop to make something to eat. You could come to shop for all sorts of different goods. I think the ring that I'm wearing is from From the farmers market so they've got all sorts of different goods and lots of music they have live music on almost every block during during the farmers market. which is amazing and then on Saturday evenings in the Piazza the majority of Saturday evenings they also have live music and other nights throughout the week but I know Oh pretty consistently they have live music? And the Piazza that's free. You just come and hang out and it's awesome and then music box if you want more of like a concert type of field music boxes. Oxygen Really Great Intimates Concert venue that that tends to attract a lot of I wouldn't say bigger bigger name but you know people need to hear on the radio. So how close is it to water being here right on basically on the water. I think I've ever actually seen the I mean I guess I have driven down the highway but like what is there right by the water. Anything Waterfront Park would be something that's right by the water and that's a great place if you got kids and they want to. They need to burn off some energy Waterfront Park is really great for that. There's an awesome playground and it's just very relaxing area so that that is right up against the Harbor Arbor. If you want more of like you WanNa spend a day at the beach you really close to you bet ten minute drive from Coronado or about a ten to fifteen minute drive live from like Pacific beach or somewhere that you could get those of each day. You're not gonNA necessarily be able to have a beach day right and little Italy but you are right on the the the base cell so this is exactly the reason why we have guests on the show. I'm in San Diego but I'm forty five minutes away so when I get down here I have no idea what's going on Yup all right. so how `Bout wineries and breweries would you like so as you know kind of what we were chatting before I mentioned. I'm not the best for beer because I am gluten intolerant but but I do have some reference points for that but I'll chat line I because that's actually going to tonight. CARUTH sellers is my favorite place. They've got A winegarden here in little. It'll it'll have three different locations throughout San Diego but they have a wine garden location in little Italy so the wineries located up North County but they have this. You know it's tasting room field but they've got this great garden. Venue that super relaxing. Great date spot. Or if you're coming with you know like a couple's trip great spot to go. There's also oh an wine house which is really awesome like intimate cute. I would call it like it's very cute. It's feels like your in house there and then poly or polly they wind company Not sure you pronounce. That has more of kind of a modern upscale. Feel to it where they've got this nice rooftop seating and that's also a great replace. That tends to be really popular like Saturday afternoons all right and so then breweries. Your husband goes to the Burris. Yes well I've been with him plenty of times So ballast point is right. Here so bows point is San Diego based so that's a given and I've been there plenty times. They have like little private outside lied. Patio cubbies almost if you put your VIP at a club. But it doesn't feel like that but kind of like that. Where I've been there? People had birthday parties. And they've I don't know if they've rented or just claimed that in advance so it's kind of Nice but they have outdoor area indoor area full menu. Everything they do have wine if you're not into beer. So which is what I had. So but then there's also bolt brewery which tends to be really popular. I have not personally been there but it's always happening over there so zoom..
"san diego" Discussed on Things To Do In San Diego Podcast
"Host and today. I am with Whitney Ebert. And Whitney is a schoolteacher. Here third grade third grade but she also is one of the inventors of the Blimey box her and her husband. So I'll how put some information on that on the website but in a nutshell the blimey box is really cool thing for kindergarten through. Maybe third graders and it's kind of like if you imagine the escape room but in a box for the kids it'll keep them busy at dinner. So that was kind of how I met Whitney and I just I thought it was so amazing what she created. So welcome Whitney. Hi thanks for helping us today. We're GONNA talk about coastal Carlsbad and we're GonNa talk about the area Well we're also GONNA talk about kids and things to do with kids because I know that there's so many people that go to legal land and then after legal and they're like okay. Where can we go? What else is can we do? And you know something that appeals to appearance as well as the kids yes exactly let's start talking about Carlsbad and Coastal Carlsbad. If you had to describe it it in three phrases or three words what would you say well in kind of the area of Carlsbad that we're talking about today I would definitely say it's cheeks right along the coast very casual law and family friendly. What would you say about transportation? Like how bad is perking on the coast. And what would you do for transportation. Well it depends on what time of year you're here if it's in the summer. Parking is atrocious. And it's really bad especially downtown in the village where there's all the shops in by the beach is is parking is really bad so I would recommend either bring getting here super early in the morning or what's really cool is we do have a train station right downtown. Carlsbad in the village And that's awesome so if you're staying somewhere coastal are coming in from la or downtown San Diego. It's just just an easy stop right on the train in the summer. Parking's bad but the rest of the year parking's pretty good shopping shopping. Well we have a few miles in Carlsbad. We have the outlet mall which is pretty popular with some good stories. We have the shops at Carlsbad. which is a mall? That's kind of a work in progress. Progressive Does have a movie theater which is really Nice in new riegel movie theater and a lot of restaurants but they're still working on getting more stores in there but it's in easy place to take kids because it's never crowded ever so you can always go there as far as the outlet mall. I like about that is. It's right there by legal land right by legal and yes and it's ripped out a flower fields and the flower fields are fun to put on the outlet malls or right there. Lots of good stores. They're fun shopping. And there's one more hint if you ever are here during Fourth of July if you stand right above the flower fields like right on that street that goes to Legoland yes the best place to so watch fireworks you get like maybe ten or twelve different fireworks that you can see you can go. You can see all the way down to point Loma and all the way up until like maybe even past castaways inside you get such an incredible display. That's awesome. What do you think about hiking in parks? I think he'd you guys do a lot of hiking. Do we love to hike around here and there's some really nice easy hike so that even the kids can can hike themselves. We have a dog so we like to look for dog friendly hiking. Oh we'll go down to a bad keates lagoon which is a little bit farther South Carlsbad and it's really easy. I mean even my two year old can walk on these little paths author really flat. It just really pretty down there. They have a little nature reserve and they have a right along a golf course and so you can see Vr Golf. Of course it's really pretty and then we also go over to calibrate hills and it's a little bit more hilly. There are some like a water thing. They're like little man-made Lake or something but it's not as pretty there but it's at least a little bit more heike and my son who's six. He can hike that really easily and my daughter can do part of it but then I have to put her on my back for for part of it as well both of them you can take dogs on leashes so it's really nice. You also told me earlier about Hidden Canyon and I've never been there and you even the locals don't know Oh yeah. So Hidden Canyon is just a little. It's just a little park and playground it's off of Carlsbad village alleged drive and it's east of Alchemy Arou- just a little bit east of El Camino and you go down this little area and it's this little park down there and it's kind of tucked away. It's really nice. A great play structure lots of grass and it is kind of hidden in an especially with young kids. It's like one of those parks where it just feels all kind of tucked away and and closed it in so that it's just a great place to you could just let the kids run around and play. It's awesome one of the things I really love about. Carl's better all these little hidden museum. They're not the huge museums like in Balboa Park but their museums that I swear most of my neighbors don't even know exist. Do you have any of your favorites. If you're yes yes we do. My son is in love with the Museum of making music and he absolutely loves going to that museum and it's really great because he can really interactive for him. He can push lots of buttons here. About how all these different instruments throughout history made noise and what kind of music they make back and it takes him through the history of music and instruments and then at the end. There's like this grey area that super interactive and he compla- lots of different instruments. They have get guitar and drums all sorts of different things that he can be hands on with and he'll spend thirty. He minutes just playing all these different instruments and interacting with them and so he absolutely loves going there so we try to take him like we go there at least six times a year. Because it's one of his favorites and it's right by legal and it's like right in our backyard so it's nice that that it's so close we don't have to be going down to Belo Park all the time and we can just go to some great museums ray here when when my kids were little. We did the same and we couldn't get the kids out of there because you know they'd spend thirty minutes is playing guitar thirty minutes playing drums and then there would be the next instrument and it was nice because they didn't kick you out and it wasn't that dizzy. No yes it's always pretty calm and quiet in there and it's right right next to legal land yes and the gift shop is really cool to get her son. Always get something. There's a tour that I know. Both of us have been dying to take their kids to and ourselves and one day. We'll get to it to of chocolate as I have some friends that have done the tour. We're and they said it's awesome and so. Let's definitely on our checklist. Like we want to go visit there and so twenty years ago. Were there about right. Before Michael all started to our chocolate I met him. He's really an amazing chef as well as a as doing chocolates and he said I want and back then he was an events need us. I want to be known for the chocolate. And the surfing. And so now he's officially in Carlsbad and gives these really amazing tourists and that's somewhat somewhat recent because twenty years ago fifteen years ago. They didn't do that. Yeah no I mean because we see as chocolate the chocolate everywhere and it's so good so I'm just like oh I can't believe it's right in our neighborhood that we can go visit and taste it slam excited and two hours felt C. H. U. A.. And that's for plantation that's in Venezuela this way love and we've got to talk more about the beaches in the lagoon. So what would you like to talk. Shows love that we have we do have amazing beaches in Carlsbad. I'm a little bit biased. But I think I mean we just have amazing beaches. Because they're big and there's lots of and and they're you don't feel cramped. I know some of the beaches down in Southern and farther down south in San Diego a little bit tight and cramped we have some really great beaches in Carlsbad. We also have one of our favorite little places is. There's a lagoon that we go to and we really to this ligament because with my daughter who's two sometimes the waves the regular beaches can be a little bit big and and so at the lagoon. It's a say never pronounce it right. AGUA AGUA ahead. Yoda yes Agua lagoon. They have there's this little beach and and it's with sand. It's dog friendly. which is awesome for us? You can bring your dog on a leash and you can just set up at the beach and it's all sandy. There's no waves and the kids. You can just kind of play in the sand they can. You know splash in the water. There's no swimming but my kids. Don't they just go and get to their knees and build sand castles and play around and they absolutely love it. So it's one of our favorite little beaches to go to and it's tucked away and I grew up in Carlsbad and I didn't even know about this until I was an adult did you. You told me that you guys do jet skiing pedal or somebody knows their new paddle boarding but we bring our own. We bring our own paddleboard. So it's different. There's another place that's a little bit farther. Are there west on the lagoon that I think you can rent things to go but we bring our own and we can launch from this beach and it's right at the end of a street called bayshore drive and it's just just you go down park and there's bayshore drive and it takes you down to this little coldest AC and you can drop off your staff and then you just walk right down to the beach each and it's very it's just a gem. We go there with our friends a lot. I never knew about that. Oh that's I grew up here and I never even knew it existed and now we go. It's one of our number one beaches here so I want to explain a little bit about the lagoons because I think it can be confusing because there's two lagoons yes. Do you want to explain it since you've been in Carlsbad and you're on the coast more so the league in that we were just talking about that. Heavy owned Agua lagoon. That's more than North North Carlsbad..
"san diego" Discussed on Things To Do In San Diego Podcast
"And so they're probably GONNA be so you'll be seeing their beer around around town quite a bit booze brothers. The my favorite thing about blues brother's booths brothers is another one. That's in the Vista. The Business Park. I love the way they decorated. It feels like a gigantic living room but they also have an outside area with a stage where they sometimes sometimes have bands. They have outdoor bar. Sometimes they opened up that and then they will bring in food and have the people outside intense serving being the food or they'll have a food truck booth brothers. Pretty good pretty good beer. Oh yeah most of these. There's so many places here that are just in industrial L. spaces and they're all pretty much. Everyone of them has has at least good beer in many very good beer did they vary in what they're like inside. A lot of them are pretty plain and they just have have a tasting bar in among their brewery equipment. Pretty much But Blues Brother's is something extra where they yeah just got couches and and the yeah the outdoor area with a stage. So it's really nice place more of hanging out than the other ones. This is also place that you could bring your dog even if you don't like beer here it's a it's a great place just to hang out that'll make yes. This is a this is a lesser known. One that's one of my favorites and it's cool because it's got a theme. He minutes a basic gaming magic the gathering and dungeons and dragons and they have the walls are covered with the game cards and they serve tasters on on wooden battleaxes and things like that. The beer is great. And it's just a fun place to hang out. They even do gaming on certain weeknights. Let's talk about bars and restaurants so one of the bigger areas for restaurants and and their brand new restaurants that have just gone in. It's right there at Presi. PRESI ranch Casero tonkery. Oh yeah great place. That's one of our favorite of the all the new places that are popping up in it's You know there's no shortage of Toco shops around here but this one is way elevated above the other ones all made in house including the tortillas and really great quality food but it's really nice inside inside it's very modern and airy and it's a bar where you can have its inside half of its outside probably the best part of it is the outdoor area. Because it's really comfortable seating. They have all these pillows they have all of these little fire pits that are almost like individual fire pits and it overlooks the whole bracy ranch area. So it's it's fun to sit out there. It's it's a great time. They're open later than most of the places Panini Kebab bad grill also just opened up. Yep Nice Middle Eastern place although they they will do more American style sandwiches as well Really Nice inside inside. Also a combination of indoor and outdoor seating and elevated food. It was really just really kind of interesting and good good and very very fresh about Sushi. Where would you recommend Toyama Sushi which is near the Carlsbad Library and the The Costa Coffee Roasting there are tons of Sushi places around but this one one of our favorites Sushi's great and We especially like they're happy hour. I believe it goes three thirty to five thirty. Where where most of the Sushi is fifty eighty percent off? Okay Beach Plum Cafe what I love about beach plum cafe this is in the vans. Dove Library area is that it's authen tastic breakfast place but they also serve lunch. Just everything is so fresh. I I think that that's like you know. The overwhelming theme of all the new restaurants popping being up is either farm-to-table or just super fresh also owned by the same people. That Own Beach Cafe is Tinley which is more casual. It would be more of a place that you would take kids. You stand in line order your food sit down and they bring it to you but like just even the French fries for example incredible credible French fries and then they have ten different sauces. That you can choose from Chins is going to be kind of right across the street on El Camino real and that's probably our favourite Chinese place. We've tried dozens and dozens of Chinese places in North County. And we think that that that chinses probably the best one on this district is another favorite of ours. This district is in the bracy ranch shopping area casual somewhat somewhat cast. Yeah little little small place that specializes in seafood. You know they'll do everything from you. Know fish and chips type stuff. But then they also will do fish tacos and pokey bowls and things like that so in real good quality if you're looking for good tacos or something called attack. Oh Barr this is going to be a little bit further out. This is over LAS Pozas and San Marcos Boulevard. And we just like it because it's super fresh you can sit there and watch them make the tortillas and everything just just a great place for street Tacos and all sorts of other Mexicans. Yeah this one I mean this one Reminds is you little more More like properly Mexican where caseros great and we love that to Taco bars. Just more of what you would expect which you know across the border. And they'll do the tacos Alpa store their third replace all right. Churchill Churchill's has been one of our favorite places says for at least twenty five years. A huge beer selection their food. I mean it's typical bar food fish and chips and curries. He's yeah it's it's really I think you know one of the premier probably the best beer bar in North County and one it certainly one of the best ones in the entire entire county. It's it's just a classic just the they get some really interesting beer and their Primarily from all around California but also from around the world and they have trivia nights about once a month. So can't wait for that curry and more. There are an awful lot of Indian places around but I think this one's kind of a level above the The other ones in the area they You know it's all you know Y- buffets or anything like that. It's all fresh made and just I don't it just it just just the quality is what makes me wanNA come back there. Her right and one more To restaurants more breakfast places than anything else else mama cats. This is one of my favorites. It's on San Marcos Boulevard in in San Marcos and what I love about at this place is this is probably the best eggs benedict I've ever had and we have tried several in everywhere San Francisco. You name it where they were always voted did the best and I swear Mama. Cats does better than any of them. They're they're definitely our favorite breakfast place after having other favorites as soon as we discovered this one. It's like wow there way beyond and the other interesting thing about this place is it's more of a destination. They've done some interesting things with it. They are so crowded and so busy. They opened up a gift shop and the gift shops really cool local craftspeople artisans. That put their stuff on consignment. There they've got a place for some games games like cornhole in front and they're just trying to keep people occupied they even put in a Barista station so that you could have your coffee or tea or whatever while you're waiting eating but those weights can get long can easily be an hour so you either want to get there really really early or later on can of after the big breakfast rush and and they do also do lunch and then another place for breakfast is donuts now. Usually we are not that into donuts. But we've got three three kids that love donuts on special occasions we will go to foster's donuts. That's off of San Marcos Boulevard in Rancho Santa Fe and I have to say out of all the the donut places that we have tried including crispy cream. We think that this one is definitely the best place does not look like much. It's a hole in the wall. They have these guys have been doing this for for decades and you know really good quality all the time and just just great donuts They the only take cash so be before warned and then let's talk a little bit about music. There are a few places appear North County that you might find some music doc. There's GonNa be a lot more and we'll talk about those another episodes to but old California Coffee House a few days a week. They will have some live music and then Aztec brewing aspect. Brewing is over there. Off of Sycamore and La Morada close to some of the other places we mentioned the To plink winery twisted horn. Yeah and supposedly. They've got such a music scene going on a friend of mine. WHO's a touring musician said that he knows of five people that have been picked up from there to do national tours because bands will go there and look talent? So that's it. We have done our our best to cover parts of Kosta and a little bit of San.
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"Welcome to things to do in San Diego I'm your host Sherri Manelli and today my guests will be my husband Ron Manila because we're going to be talking about an area that's really special to me because it's near where we live it's a little crazy as it's not focused on exactly one town it's kind of in the middle of several towns lacoste southeast Carlsbad Self Vista and West San Marcos is the area that we're covering today and just a reminder I want you to have the best day ever in San Diego County and so to keep keep the authentic neither my guest nor I are ever paid or compensated for any of the places we mentioned on the podcast there are no sponsors and and I just want to talk about places that we really love and my guests are I R- passionate about so what's the catch I am setting up a Patriot account and if you'd like to donate I would so appreciate that because it does take time to do this podcast and if you go to the website I might have affiliate links but those are going to be clearly labeled able or laid out I would only do affiliate links for places that I feel like that product or service is something that I would personally by for for today's show you might want to take a look at the map on things to do in San Diego Dot us to Orient Yourself this area is North San Diego County the epicenter honor where we're talking about is around Palam Airport Road and melrose which is about five miles inland from the ocean I guess if I had to describe grabbed the area I would say it's extremely family oriented as well as dog friendly people love their dogs appear and loved to take him everywhere it's also very very safe it's comfortable and beautiful so who would this not before I would say if you're on the younger side and you're looking to party ah you're looking for more action you'd WanNa go downtown but if you have kids this is really a great location visit and stay were about twelve minutes from legal land it's really family oriented area so let's talk about where to stay if you're looking for hotel you can find quite quite a few down Palomar Airport road around L. Forte that'll be about five miles inland but a great place to stay because it's so close to a whole bunch of grocery stores like trader Joe's stater brothers and sprouts and it's very close to a lot of restaurants and bars and even a few breweries it's also only about ten minutes from Lego Lance so if you're looking for something that's a little less crowded it's definitely a good alternative additive if you're looking for something very fancy and expensive the Omni Look Hasta resort is world famous they have tennis tournaments and golf tournaments there that are broadcast all over the world it's right there Lacoste Avenue and alchemy `real the rooms will be very expensive but they've got all sorts of amenities it's a luxury hotel the swimming pools with all the water slides are magnificent. There is a lot of boutique shopping at La- CASTA resort there's also the world famous choper center and there's several really great restaurants fronts there's also the possibility of staying in an AIRBNB and there's quite a few that are listed on Airbnb site around Lacoste Kosta and South Carlsbad Spurs transportation in this area you will always find plenty of parking it's definitely a place is to drive there's little to no public transportation so if you don't have a car what you can do is you can take the coaster train and go oh two points idea station and then take a lifter an uber what about shopping in Carlsbad there's not a lot of shopping in the area I'm about got to talk about with all the restaurants and bars and breweries and whatnot most of the shopping you would wanna go towards the one on one highway as you drive down at there's lots of little boutiques but there is the outlet mall and the outlet mall is close to the five and Pelham report road there are some other small shops around one of my personal favorites is uptown cheapskate and you'll find that at we call it the Dove Library Abry area there's a Vaughn's shopping center and that's it L. Camino real and Osceola parkway there's also quite a bit of shopping at at the forum and the forum is at K. Barcelona and I'll Camino real that's a pretty big lifestyle L. I guess Strip mall I don't know what you would call it the apple store is there the Jimbo's natural food as well as big toy store Japan does but there's a lot of other Bucci clothing stores as well and then there's La Kosta the Omni luster resort and there's there's several very fancy places in there to shop you probably don't expect to find museums in Carlsbad there's actually quite wait a few cool ones I'm not GonNa talk about all of them in this episode because we have another episode coming up with Whitney where she talks about what to do after Lego land one of the museums that I'm really fond of and if you have somebody in your family who loves motors news and mechanical things then they need to go to the craftsmanship museum the Craftsmanship Museum is at ten million dollars museum hidden in a business business park you would never find it unless you knew the exact address it's not even open all weekend it's finally open on Saturdays from nine to one it is absolutely incredible with the miniatures and replicas they have volunteers that are so excited and passionate tonette too great place to go they ask for just a donation it's definitely worth going and you can spend hours there if you have little oh kids I don't know that I would take them because you're not allowed to touch a lot of things and so that might be a problem. Another museum is a Gemmological Institute of America and the Gemmological Institute it's world famous there are people that come from all over the world and I'm shocked at how many people in Carlsbad I bet have no idea that it's they're not only that but they have a museum and they have exhibit that come so in order to see the museum and either take like a guided or self guided tour you have to make reservations in advance because of the high security definitely if you love gems and rocks it's worth going they have a huge library so if there's any kind of research that you're trying to do you can find your answers there as well another place that's I suppose kind of a museum Liam I don't know that I would classify it as such is the Leo Korea ranch if you're into old westerns you might have heard of Pancho from the Cisco Kid Kit from the fifties well Leo Correo was Poncho he had a long acting career and he wanted a working ranch and he would bring his friends sometimes Clark Gable other famous people would show up at Leo Korea ranch and so now it was given to the city of Carlsbad and they give tours you can get though sent to give you a tour or you can just wander around another thing that we like to do there is we like to get an APP for geocaching take go look for things it's just kinda fun and especially when the kids were little but one thing that you'll notice about Leo Korea rant is that there are about forty peacocks yes and the peacocks are there because they used to have rattlesnakes and they would bring in the peacock's Kaz the peacocks would eat the rattlesnakes it's a fun place to go oh you can get them to turn on a ten or fifteen minute movie so you can learn about Lou crews life and they've got a little gift shop it's just a cute I think it's twenty seven Acre place to hang out bring a picnic they've got lots of picnic benches parts of it are very picturesque so you can take some pictures there as well now you also have to make sure that you check with them and make sure they're open they do so many weddings and other big events there that they sometimes closed down early early especially on weekends talk about coffee houses I love coffee houses because I like to go there and do my work and hang out and and there's some really nice ones the first one that I would recommend is Lacoste Roasting Lacoste roasting is in that vence and library Strip mall that I talked about earlier La- Castro singers right next to uptown cheapskate which is a great place to go shopping and I love it because not only do they do they're roasting there they bring in really nice tease they've got a nice bit of bakery goods pastries there you can sit sit inside or outside it's just a really comfortable place for people watching and relaxing got very comfortable furniture outside it's really nice I I also like old California coffeehouse and that's in restaurant row so if you go down Pelham our airport road all the way down until it turns into San Marcos Boulevard so I would say it's probably seven miles from the coast I love old California coffeehouse because it's so o'cl Arctic they have really good food there they even have to lotto to start a great place to sit and have a nice tea or a coffee and then finally a Pete's coffee I usually don't recommend chains but what I like about Pete's coffee is the location Pete's coffee is right there at Presi ranch Presi ranches off of Gateway Costa Forte off of Palomar road. It's a huge shopping shopping center three grocery stores around there many restaurants and many are really excellent and a few bars Pete's coffee she is situated right there next to trader Joe's and next to the park and the park for bracy ranch has a Gazebo Abo- and some fountains there's a ton of roses but it's just so beautifully maintained it's a nice place to sit there on the patio patio and just people watch and with our nice weather it's pretty much great year round all right now it's time to talk about brees bars restaurants food and have ron here my husband thinks Ron for helping me on this part of course all right let's talk about wineries because there's some some shockingly good wineries in Carlsbad and San Marcos that you would never guess were here One of my favorites is to plank which which is just in a tiny industrial park in Vista it's right off of Sycamore and La Mirada excellent wine they bring it in they bring in the grapes and they do all of the processing for it make the wine in house and I think it definitely deserves a shout yeah absolutely it's a great quality quality wine they they source from all sorts of places and the winemaker really knows what he's doing so it's just great great stuff in a nice nice tasting room there yeah the tasting awesome closes at eight but if you get your butt in the doorway before eight you can stay there's another winery leffler fleur is in San Marcos like a uh not too far off San Marcos boulevard near the LAS Pozas exits a highway seventy eight and it's another one really nice people great wine industrial park doesn't doesn't look like much but it's a it's nice it's good good wine good times yeah and what I like about both of these places is that they they have painting nights to plank is going to start having it weekly on Saturday night where you can go paint and have a glass of wine and flora I'm not sure they're scheduled so take a look at their website website let's try not wine or beer twisted horn yeah this is this is a great place They specialize in hard cider and mead mead is is wine made with honey instead of grapes just really something different especially loved the decider they do the traditional varieties plus they have a whole bunch of wants at add fruit and spices and all that and they always have something different in the winter they do mulled cider. So it's warm with spices and everything and so great stuff steph curry's so we're only going to cover about three of them because in other episodes will probably cover other ones Carlsbad brewing is one of the newer places that opened up so immensely popular we were there only a few weeks after they opened great food and they're not even they they decided not to even have one of those grand openings because they were already too popular I think it's going to get more and more popular and I also if you WANNA quite dinner at this is not the place to go it's very loud because it's one.
"san diego" Discussed on Things To Do In San Diego Podcast
"Locum two things to do in San Diego I'm your host Sherri Manelli he and today we're focusing mostly on North Park I say mostly because we also cover a few places that are probably into south park or normal heights there are several small neighborhoods that can convert in that area so North Park is just a few miles northeast of downtown take a look at our map on things to do in San Diego Dot EU ass you'll get a better sense of where it's located in this episode Sr James and Julian sinks and they'll get a virtual tour of the area will cover the vied parking hotels burris ars restaurants shopping and music I picked Jane's Jer Lean to help me because they lived in that area for about ten years and I know that they're both really passionate foodies and they're honest and they know what they like down there so they gave us plenty of ideas just so you know neither of my guests nor hi are paid all the places that we recommend on the show are places that we are recommending because we love them so there is oh compensation I want this information to be real and authentic so here we go with the show can you tell me little bit about North Park like how safe it is where it is and what else is around it North Park if you like food and ear and not like a massive party scene I would say north parks the way to go if you're just visiting a downtown's always people watching and can get pretty wild but if you want good food good drinks I would say North Park Place yeah no if you're visiting has safe would you say the area around North Park North Park is kinda like any other just outside of downtown city you know you'll come across your homeless people and stuff like that but for the most part it's safe I've never had any issues really walking around at night or anything like that so it's fairly safe everything's really mostly on one St Thirtieth Street is is basically all up and down Thirtieth Street from South Park to north car- everything's kind of connected North Clark is fairly small but it's a bunch of little areas jam packed into one so there's South Park North Park than that goes in to normal height and all of that is kind of linked together where would you recommend people stay there's not a lot of hotel there's a couple none that I would really recommend other than Lafayette off I is is a an older Classic Hotel that's really really nice other than that it's a bunch of motels I would say it's more air airbnb North Park the kind of place to go shopping there's very little shopping it's mostly restaurant there's a cool store called pigment I know that they've opened a couple of other stores in other areas it's kind of a the kind of plants and stationary and pretty cool little store from their old bookstores there's Marietta Antique store here and there are mixed in but for the most most part there's it's it's mostly food and drink parking there is absolute really no parking there's Uber and lift and taxis the trolleys do not come down there if you have a designated driver it's that kind of the way to go and you just park in when an and in the residential areas if you can find parking on busy it's it's it can be almost impossible on Wednesday nights there's a group of breweries in little restaurant it's I ain't there's a total of seven all night they have a bus that goes to all seven of those restaurants in brewery and bars I some paid parking structures there's like one parking structure it's pretty big Parkin thirtieth and university I would I would suggest is like it's if you're aiming this podcast for people who are like staying in downtown area I think the best way to get there the only take like do left or uber as far as like you know coming down from its Anita's people that are not early tell me a little bit about the beer scene I'm I'm a big beer guy though honestly you could probably oh two one brewery night for probably a good two or three weeks now ever go to the same brewery so the end there's always new ones popping up they actually do have a couple of beer tours they have saw they have one that's on one of those big pedal bike cars that fit I I think if it's fake ten or fifteen people on it everyone pedals and there's there's one person taking it off you on the tour steers so you get a workout and you get to drink what are your top three favorite breweries top three favorite one would be belching beaver then there would be modern times and then second chances always a good one too and those are all within while everything's within walking distance but you could everything is probably a three minute walk the in the past me and some friends have done like a a South Park North Park pub walk Beerwah doc or brewery and we'd go to we always had plan twelve but we never made it that many brewing there's a home brewer is right there on El Qom boulevard which is an end of a one stop shop if you enjoy brewing and they actually have a tap room where they have their own beers on tap if you ever had a question about brewing or different types of beers that's where you would go jail you can go in and try just about every type of beer so they have sours and they can tell you everything about them and how to make them and everything so that's a pretty cool fun place to go if you ever wanted to learn about brewing but as far as on top of that go there's there's fall growing there's a big there's bilking beaver rip current Second Chance North Gear Company Mike Hass Modern Times South Park growing there's just the do could just keep going and going and they're all good and they're all past all the time where would you go for food to the burris tend to have food none of those really have food and there's one rip current that has a restaurant attached to them but none of them really have food there if you're the big into just a tap house that has good decent bar food my favorite would have to be Hamilton's tavern which always has probably around forty beers on tap with a insane bottle list that that you'll just they have beers that you won't find anywhere else normal bar food but it's actually done pretty good they have a full kitchen and they'll have like Monday nights is they do like fried chicken sandwiches for the Monday night football game they have this amazing thing called second Saturday which I don't know if we want to put that out into the public but here goes so every second Saturday of the mountains they have a chapter Geico ver- which normally pairs with food normally always pairs with food but they'll bring in a full tap list of a certain brewery and then there resident chefs his name is might will make a full like four course meal and the meals is completely free so you don't pay for any of the food and it's always well done are one of my favorite ones was they had Maui brewing and they had all of their the Maui Beers and they had sucks Ling pig that a couple of other Hawaiian dishes that were just amazing and everything's free so normally they let you go through one time and then just so everyone gets them they'll go ahead and let let you come through if you want more again afterwards after everyone's can they're on their their own share and then it's always they'll have one really special cast that they do five dollars clients which is the it's something you won't ever see and if you do see it it's more like eight to ten dollars a pint if you're not into beer what else can you get there on there there's actually a cider place that is there also just south of belching beaver it is called Bo VACs which is really good they make all of their siders in house it's it's pretty amazing if you WanNa Kinda stay away from the beers but still get something you know Britney bear and something crispin has some good alcohol cont and seven grand which is if you enjoy whiskey it's a whiskey bar they have a couple of around there's one of La but this old speakeasy vibe yeah are there any other cool bars in the area Coin op which is a bar that has tons of video game inside and end outdoor games outside is there a wine tasting places down there the couple different wine tasting at classes there's it's called sips and it's the card based one where you put up some cash on a card and then you yeah and can you it's anywhere from ten cents a little sip a dollar tip so you can you can actually taste creedy expensive wines for pretty cheap so it's it's like you push the button once you get a little out you just gotTa be careful there because Guillermo and he can go real quick if you find when you likes especially if it's more unexpansive one there's actually an urban winery they're called Negoti John that actually makes all the wine in house and all the barrels are there and a bottle there they they crush the grapes there they pretty much everything there there's some really good wine what other kinds of food are there there's about any type of food whether it's quick and easy or sit down fancy it's all in regards there's some of the best tie we think yeah baen tie is very good Thai place you have to get there early or is this the James or you just call it in also you have to like keep calling them till the they cut because they're always busy though it's very small I think there's what maybe three tables inside four tables inside and Ford newly maybe four tables outside for six tables outside the main drag there's called Park Park Avenue Arkan Adams Avenue Yeah so on that street you could literally a tie food Vegan's Food Pizza Mediterranean food food Mexican Italian and everything yeah they have it's a good and actually there's the breakfast place there nick sandwiches and the sandwiches the lady who works in the liquor stores this Middle Eastern lady there's the lefties verges yes it may it may not live up to your standards but left these Chicago Pizza is is a pretty decent deep dish pizza play ace they they they do a pretty good deep dish it's one of the only places around here that around North Park San Diego that I think does assaults relied deep dish pizza are there's some there's some good pizza places down in North Park to pizzeria Bruno at so those are both very good I would say it's more like Italy style kind of Billions Cecilia thing so salient thing pretty decent that's a teacher Bruno and Luigi or more of a down restaurant full pizza how about Mexican food what would you recommend in North Pars I like those their city tacos there's Cantina may well it has they have an amazing happy hour you're five dollar Margaritas and I think they have a plate of three tacos three street Tacos for seven dollars or something like that those are they're really good tacos not not not to mention their Margaritas are really good to Mae Chai think they have a couple of hundred different deke he was on the wall along with MMA scowls ensuring a Tequila and Miscou mood that's where you'd go what kind of fine dining can you find in north park if you want more late we're fine dining there's the contro who can make a lot of their dishes with Kartik crack which if you don't know what that is is an amazing try chipsets made up in North County you may go up drive up every day and they bring a whole bunch of a bunch of slabs of tip down and they make a lot of their dishes with that if you go all the way down by modern times there's underbelly for Rahman and kind of an Asian flare things and then across the street is fairly fancy when you get into smoking goat and wonder North those are all places that are top notch and tiger tiger also that's kind of the more north just north of Belching beaver they do beer they have their own in house brewery along with guest taps from all over the US they also have some excellent food it's kind of bars dude that's kicked up quite a few notches tiger tiger is one of the few places that run I've actually gone to we had their special and Oh my God we were really blown away we're originally from the Chicago area and I have to say it reminds me of oh for music in North Park there's a couple of music venues Lis- stats has music.
"san diego" Discussed on Things To Do In San Diego Podcast
"Welcome to the very first episode of things to do in San Diego Padres fast I'm your host Sherri Manelli and I wanted to give you a sense of what you'll find in upcoming episodes I this podcast is both