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Congratulations to the 2009 Five Diamond Award Winners in San Diego


San Diego finally has its first Five Diamond Restaurant – The Addison in the Grand Del Mar Resort. Serving French Cuisine, the Addison offers four course meals starting at $98.  Only four restaurants in North America were added to this year’s Five Diamond Award List issued by AAA.  Congratulations to the Addison.  We are lucky to have you here in San Diego.

Four Season Resort Aviara in Carlsbad and The Lodge at Torrey Pines once again were named to AAA’s list of Five Diamond Award Winning Hotels. Only 103 establishments in North America earned that distinction this year.  The San Diego area offers more Five Diamond hotels than such cities as Boston and Seattle.

What better place could you live to enjoy a Five Diamond Staycation! San Diego has it all – fine dining, luxurious resorts, and great year-round weather.  (It’s the middle of November and as I write this it is a balmy 90 degrees outside.)

The Best San Diego Restaurants


AOL has just released its City’s Best List for San Diego Restaurants. Find the top 10 San Diego restaurants in 22 categories ranging from Barbecue to Vegetarian.

Are you looking for something new in your dining routine? Freshen things up by taking a look at what AOL voters have ranked as the Best San Diego Restaurants. Do you want to reward yourself with a nice after-dinner dessert? How about finding a cheap place to eat? The AOL City’s Best List has the answers.

Check to see if your favorite San Diego restaurants made the list. A few of my favorites made #1, including Bronx Pizza, In-N-Out, Rubio’s, and Extraordinary Desserts. I had a few #2s as well, including Hash House A-Go Go and Studio Diner. How about your favorite places? Did they make the list? If not, share them below and put them on the voter’s radar screens.

Bon Appetit!

AOL City’s Best List for San Diego Restaurants.

Capture the Best Views of Downtown San Diego


San Diego Skyline from CoronadoSan Diego has one of the most beautiful skylines in the world. I would not say it is on the scale of New York City or Sydney, Australia just due to the sheer size those cities offer. However, the reflecting waters of San Diego Bay in the foreground and the recent construction of several new buildings, make our skyline one to enjoy.

Great views of the city can be found from Point Loma, Harbor Island, and Coronado. I love all of them since each offers a different vantage point. Point Loma, especially Cabrillo National Monument, is great because it overlooks the city and San Diego Bay from 400 feet above sea level. Harbor Island is relatively quiet and provides a sidewalk the full length of the island so you can get exercise while enjoying the view. It is also a great place to wait for someone arriving at Lindbergh Field. I’ll talk more about these places in later posts. Today, I want to talk about my favorite view of San Diego, which comes from Coronado.

Coronado’s Centennial Park provides the closest views of the skyline. You have an unobstructed view of the tallest downtown buildings .

View of San Diego Convention Center and Petco ParkYou can see the San Diego Convention Center with it’s white sails rooftop. If the sails remind you of (more…)

World Renowned Chef Opens New Restaurant at Lindbergh


Chef Martin Yan at Restaurant OpeningPBS Fans of Yan Can Cook rejoice with the opening of his Yan Can Restaurant at San Diego International Airport. Chef Martin Yan has hosted over 1,900 episodes of his Emmy Award winning Yan Can Cook shows on PBS since 1982. You may also be familiar with one of his 28 cookbooks or line of kitchen tools.

Lindbergh is the first airport in the world to host a Yan Can Restaurant. It is located in Terminal One before you reach the security line. The 1,750 square-foot restaurant will feature traditional favorites such as Kung Pao chicken, Mongolian beef and specialties including chicken lettuce wraps, veggie spring rolls and crispy pot stickers.

Are you a fan of his shows or cook books? Let us know. Have you tried out the new restaurant? Give the rest of us some feedback.