OC Restaurant Week 2014

It’s that time of year again when you get to try out new restaurants for a discounted rate. You can go for either lunch or dinner and they usually offer 2 or 3 course meals. This event only happens once a year and it has over 100 different restaurants for you to choose from. The event is for Orange County CA from February 23rd – March 1st 2014.
This is the best deal on food and a great reason to spend time out with your favorite people! Make sure you call all your friends or family and make your reservations now!
This are preset lunches and dinners and they include both appetizers and desserts
Lunch – $10, $15, or $20
Dinner – $20, $30, or $40

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Houston Restaurant Weeks!

 Houston Restaurant Weeks is here August 1st – 31st and I’m so happy! I’m also still full from the 3 course meal I devoured last night at Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse.

 Not only is a great opportunity to experience high-class cuisine at some of the best restaurants in Houston, but part of the proceeds benefit the Houston Food Bank. 

So this is how it works…

$35 Dinner per person – 3 Courses (4 courses at some restaurants)
Restaurants donate $5 per dinner sold to the Houston Food Bank

$20 Lunch per person – 2 Courses (3 courses at some restaurants)
Restaurants donate $3 per lunch sold to the Houston Food Bank

Photo Courtesy of Houston Restaurant Weeks Website

 I encourage everyone to at least try to go once to any of the restaurants in this years Houston Restaurant Weeks, if not everyday of the week. It’s worth it. Believe me. 

 For more information please visit their website,  http://houstonrestaurantweeks.com/.

 Let me know how it went!

My Current Top Three Lunch Picks in Downtown San Diego

Working downtown every day I try to forget the number of delicious restaurant options I have at just a stone’s throw away.  If I took advantage of my location I’d have a much smaller wallet and much bigger waistline.  The best time to find a great deal is at lunchtime when downtown’s restaurant crowd is thin.  Every once in a while I still like to adventure out and look for some great lunch time deals that downtown San Diego has to offer.  Here are my personal top three (as of today) in no particular order:

1)  The Neighborhood – A very trendy eatery located towards the East Village at 777 G Street.  They have a small menu but no bad choices.  All lunch items are $11 and below and made with some delicious and unique flavors.  The restaurant is designed after European gastropubs and has a casual atmosphere with food connoisseur in mind.  I’ve never been for dinner and assume it probably gets very busy as they do have 27 craft microbrews on tap and are open until midnight. 

2)  The Fish Market – 750 North Harbor Drive.  The Fish Market is a pretty popular place since it is right by the USS Midway museum and right on the water.  They serve fresh caught fish from their own fleet of boats.  They aren’t cheap, but if you go downstairs to their more casual dining you can get some great food for prices much less than their upstairs or dinnertime dining.  It has one of the best views of the San Diego harbor and great ambiance.

View of the San Diego Bay from Camden Tuscany http://www.camdenliving.com

3)  Blue Water Grill – 3667 India Street.  Gourmet fresh caught fish in a fast food style restaurant.  You can get it grilled, in a sandwich, or in a taco.  You can pick up freshly made ceviche, oysters, soups, and more.  This is the best way to get a quick casual five star seafood lunch for half the price….that about says it all.  This is probably one of my favorites actually, now that I’m thinking of it I’ll have to go soon!