Community Connection Video Series

A few months back, we started our Community Connection video series. While we’re still doing our Community Focal Point blog column, we wanted to mix it up with some videos taken with local small business owners and representatives of charities and non-profits.

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Restaurant of the Moment: Slater’s 50/50

Slater’s 50/50

2750 Dewey Rd #193, San Diego, CA ‎

(619) 398-2600
Hamburgers are an All-American good. Slater’s 50/50 takes it to the next level. Not only do they let you build custom burgers, they serve truly original burgers on their menu. Located in the beautiful Liberty Station area of Point Loma, the wait might be long, but this is a place you don’t want to miss.
Slater’s is known for their 50/50 burger: 50% beef and 50% bacon patty. Of course, they serve a regular all-beef patty, chicken, turkey, and even veggie options, but if you’re going out to Slater’s, it’s a good idea to try their special patty. And it’s delicious. Like eating the best bacon cheeseburger you’ve ever had, smoky, meaty, and juicy.
They have a few kooky items on their menu (PB&J burger?), but their burgers are well-built and well-balanced. They serve delicious milkshakes, which can even be made alcoholic. Tip: it’s not on the menu, but order a Nutella, Oreo, and Baileys shake and thank us later.
Slater’s has quiet a few appetizer options as well. They allow you to do it sampler platter style, which is a good joint. The fries are delicious along with the bacon mac ‘n’ cheese balls (can you tell they’re kind of obsessed with bacon?).
They’ve also got quite a few interesting desserts on the menu, including a bacon brownie and a bacon blondie.
Beyond the food, they’re known for the wide range of beer, wine, and cocktail selections. They have over one hundred beers on tap, including specialty and craft beers. They also carry hard ciders and fruit beers.
The decor is fun, fresh, and functional. Though it’s pretty loud, the tables are intimate enough that you can earily hear your dining partners. It’s always busy and they don’t take reservations, but certain times are better that others. Note: We visited on a Sunday night and waited less than ten minutes.

Recently Sold: October 2013

This is just a selection of some of the fabulous properties we’ve sold and/or helped our clients buy at Coastal Premier Properties this month!

Winecrest Road

4S Ranch


“Gorgeous view home situated in the highly desirable gated community of Ivy Gate. Dramatic floor plan w/5 bedrooms, large loft, office, media room, study area. Beautiful finishes throughout!  Sweeping double staircase entry, formal dining & living rooms., spectacular gourmet kitchen w/high end stainless steel appliance opening to large family rm, 4 car gar. Backyard w/pebble tech salt water pool w/ solar, slide, waterfall, spa & child entry, built-in BarBQ, firepit & grass too.  All this & great Poway schools! Offered at $1,500,000-1,689,000.”

Winecrest 4

Via Alcazar

La Costa


“Look no further if a quality remodel done to today’s taste is what you are looking for. Features include; Spacious floor plan with beautiful hickory hardwood flooring, custom kitchen that has been opened up to create open flow, quartz counter tops, subway tile back splash, stainless appliances, new carpet, framed windows, new baseboards, stunning bathrooms & list goes on. Outside enjoy cul-de-sac location, large private patio w/stone pavers & green belt views. All this plus community pools, tennis & more! Offered at $484,800.”


Bernwood Place

Carmel Valley


“This is the whole package! Cottage style with all new kitchen,new bath,upgraded flooring,refaced tile fireplace with added built-in,all new appliances,new air and water heater.Large patio with Saltillo tile.sunny corner unit,NO Stairs! Offered for $279,900.”

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Katherine Claire

Del Sur


“Beautiful high-efficiency 3 bedroom, 2 ½ bath Del Sur home along a quiet and lush Paseo!  Enjoy custom built-ins and paint, tank-less water heater, solar panels, keyless entry.   Gourmet kitchen with granite counters, stainless steel appliances, eat-in island and generous pantry.  Gas stone-surround fireplace in light and bright great room. Romantic Master Suite with extra deep soaking tub, separate shower.  Upstairs laundry.  Low-maintenance landscaping. Highly Rated Poway schools; easy freeway access. Offered for $595,000-619,000.”

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Kristen Glen

Del Sur


“A welcoming wrap-around porch with canyon views beckons you homeward to this move-in ready Del Sur property. Designer flooring  and paint, gourmet kitchen, a perfect entertaining patio, tasteful upgrades and flowing floor plan make this a comfortable place you’ll  want to come home to. Luxurious master retreat and large secondary bedrooms are flooded with natural light. Gourmet kitchen. Del  Sur offers 5 solar heated pools; 18 miles of hiking trails. #1 rated schools. Easy freeway access to 56 and 15. Offered for $695,000.”

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Pirineos Way



“RARE Top Floor, light and bright corner location with vaulted ceilings! Shows pride of ownership! Comes with all appliances including washer/dryer and refrigerator!  This complex is parallel to the La Costa Golf Course which makes for a quiet, serene setting. There is an elevator in the building so no stairs needed to enter the condo. The condo is one level and is very spacious! There are many windows throughout allowing tons of natural light to shine through. Must see to appreciate! Offered for $310,000.”

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Via Cuatro Caminos*

Rancho Santa Fe


“Classic Rancho Santa Fe Home with Charming Guest Cottage. Peaceful and Serene setting all on 1.07 acres. Highly sought after single level home offering an open floor plan. This 4BR/3BA home has been lovingly maintained. Upon entering the foyer you are greeted with a formal living room and dining room with vaulted ceilings and travertine flrs, frplc, french doors that lead you to the lovely backyard.  1BR/1BA guest house, pool, spa, BBQ.   Offered for $1,425,000.”

*Represented buyer

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Dell Street*

Solana Beach


“W of 5 close to all that Solana Beach has to offer. Walk to beaches, schools, shopping & more. You will be impressed with this single story’s 10,500 SF lot, functional floor plan and timeless style. Entertain guests with a salt water pool/spa and patios that are perfect for the San Diego lifestyle. Watch the hot air balloons and fireworks from the comfort of this peaceful yard. 3 BR can easily be a 4 BR by just adding a closet to the den. 2 full baths, 1,632 SF. Impeccably maintained- Truly A Must See! Offered for $1,100,000.”

*Represented buyer

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Upas Street



“The Prado is centrally located in the north west side or Balboa Park, close to museums, restaurants, airport, shopping, zoo, and more. Amenities include a party room overlooking the Park, two guest suites, and a gym with sauna and shower. Offered for $569,000.”

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Pipilo Street*

Rancho Penasquitos


“2 story 4 bed 2.5 bath 2 car garage, 1876 sq ft, built in 1989, large yard, near canyon view elementary. Must see, granite kitchen and master. Lime Stone tile master shower. Like new, very clean. Build in master closets. Sold for $650,000.”

*Represented buyer.

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Seagrove Cove*

Carmel Valley


“4Br + loft & office, 3.5Ba, 4485esf on .25 acres. Premium upgrades/amenities w/hardwood floors, carpet, custom paint, & premium crown molding throughout. Granite kitchen w/built-in stainless steel Viking appliances, center island & w/seating. High ceilings, built-ins, ceiling fans & custom lighting, fireplaces & French doors. Master w/rotunda entry, Roman tub, tiled shower & walk-in closet. Rear yard w/pool, spa, waterslide, fire pit, built-in BBQ w/seating, and patio all in a tropical setting. Offered for $1,795,000.”

*Represented buyer

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Old West Avenue*

Rancho Penasquitos


“Traditional Sale! Single story on a corner lot! High vaulted ceilings. Open layout. New interior & exterior paint. Newer roof. Fireplace in LR. Dual pane windows & sliding door. Separate dining room & breakfast area. Gorgeous tile floors. Elegant laminate floors in bedrooms. Upgraded bathrooms w/ modern vanities, granite, mirrors, light fixtures. Walk to distinguished schools, parks, shopping, dining & easy freeway access. Offered for $500,000-550,876.”

*Represented buyer.

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Grandview Road*



“Gorgeous, remodeled 3 br ranch situated on a beautifully landscaped, botanical gardens-like, half acre site with room for RV, boat, garden and pet areas, even room for a horse! The architect’s thoughtful design utilizes an open floor plan, walk-in pantry, direct interior access to garage, stone counter tops, distressed style flooring, and kitchen cabinetry with all the bells and whistles like glass doors and shelves, soft close door & drawers, lazy susan, built-in wine rack. This  is a must see property! Offered for $419,000.”

*Represented buyer.

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Begonia Court



“Fabulous Views to The West and South of Lagoon/Ocean From This Single Story Charmer!  Rarely Available In This Condition and This Location-Move In Ready!  Seller Opened Up Walls For Extensive Views The Minute You First Step Inside. Tiled Floors In Well Traveled Areas, New Carpet & Paint, New Landscape too! Sold for $770,000.”


African Holly Trail

Carmel Valley


“High ceilings & open floor plan with gourmet kitchen over looking living room & dining area.  Through the french doors is backyard oasis complete with waterfall, stained concrete, gas firepit & spa ready hook ups.  Charming rock work in the entryway with wood plank floors & goregous white staircase. Other key features: surround sound & gas fireplace in living room, separate laundy room upstairs, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, outdoor lighting/wiring.  Clubhouse has pool, etc. Sold for $725,000.”

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Design Trends: Velvet at Home

Velvet is a bit of a love-it or hate-it fabric. Too much velvet can make a room feel heavy and pretentious. But a few velvet accents here and there can give a luxe update to a space. The easiest way to incorporate velvet for late fall and early winter is in the form of pillows, throws, and pillow/furniture covers. If you’re looking to make more of an investment, a velvet couch or chair can make a statement in an otherwise neutral room. And to really be on-trend, choose velvets in some of fall and winter’s hottest colors: rich purple, deep red, dark navy, or smoky grey.

All images via Pinterest.






Restaurant of the Moment: Spike Africa’s

Spike Africa’s: Fresh Fish Grill and Bar

Spike Africa’s
411 Broadway Ave,
San Diego, CA 92101


Located in the heart of downtown San Diego, on the corner of 4th and Broadway, Spike Africa’s is a great offering in the casual seafood restaurant category. The ambiance and decor are functional, modern, and pleasing. The staff is friendly and the service fast, even on a Saturday night.

They’re known for their house-made BBQ chips and onion dip. The chips are delicious and have a unique barbeque taste. They pair well with the onion dip, but are good on their own. The chips are large and thin, giving them a nice crunch.

Don’t miss the clam chowder: it’s fantastic! Real, hearty New England style clam chowder topped with a San Diego twist: fresh, garlic croutons. Definitely a stand-out.


For the main course, we tried the Shrimp and Bacon Mac ‘n’ Cheese which was very, very good. It’s a hearty meal and more than enough for one. If you and your dining companions like to order dishes to share, pick this one: it’s rich and dense enough to satisfy several people.

The fish and chips were another solid offering. Fried to the perfect consistency and served piping hot.

They are best known for their butterscotch pudding dessert. If you’re not a butterscotch fan, the coconut-habanero bites also come well-recommended.

For the over-21 crowd, they also make some great cocktails

Note: they don’t have their own parking lot, so allow plenty of time to look for street parking or to park in one of the garages.

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