Restaurant of The Moment: Leucadia Pizza

7748 Regents Road
San Diego, CA 92122

www.leucadiapizza.com

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If you’re in the mood for local Italian or gourmet pizzas, look no further. Leucadia Pizza is your go to spot for fresh and delicious Italian cuisines at an affordable price! Located in the college area of UTC, enjoy a meal with your friends or family in this comfortable and casual location! Leucadia also has locations in Encinitas and Rancho Santa Fe.

The restaurant has both indoor seating and a large patio area. The restaurant also accommodates large parties and offers catering services for businesses or special events. The restaurant also has a fully stocked bar including an assortment of wine and beers on tap to enjoy with your meal. The atmosphere and setting of the restaurant is very lively and bustling with activity, where everyone is engaged in conversation and having fun!

There are a variety of food choices on Leucadia’s menu ranging from salads, sandwiches, pastas, and of course pizzas! If you are looking for finger foods, their Buffalo wings, garlic bread plates, and Calamari platters are perfect to share or enjoy as a snack. For their main courses, their variety of fresh pastas and submarine sandwiches will hit the spot for whatever you’re craving. Finally, they have a wide selection of pizzas, including deep dish, cal zones, and even seafood. You can also request to make your own custom pizzas and they offer options for pick up and delivery!

 

6 Must-Haves For Entertaining at Home, Picked by Realtors

When most buyers search for a new house, one of the things they take into consideration is if they could imagine entertaining their friends and family in the home. Whether it’s a formal dinner party in the dining room, a casual get together in the kitchen, or party on the patio, your home is an important part of your social life. With New Years Eve around the corner, we asked our agents for their must-haves for entertaining at home!

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Cheese:

Cheese is a classic appetizer at any party. Simply pair it with crackers, bread, or figs and let the cheese do the rest. Venissimo Cheese is one of our favorite local spots to score gourmet cheese from around the world!

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Chips & Guacamole:

Get any party started with chips and guacamole. If you aren’t in the mood to make it yourself, head to El Napolito or El Indio to pick some up. You won’t be disappointed!

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Wine:

No better way to stimulate conversation than with wine. Pick up a bottle locally at  Hacienda de las Rosas or Caruth Cellars!

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Champagne:

A New Years Eve essential! South Coast Winery in Temecula makes their own champagne!

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Dessert:

Whether it’s chocolates to nibble on, a celebratory cake, or a variety of sweets, no dessert is ever unwelcome at a party! Some of our local favorites include Extraordinary Desserts, The Cravory, The Village Mill Bread Co, and Dallmann Fine Chocolates.

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Music:

Music sets the mood at any party! Browse Pandora‘s top stations to get your guests in the party mood!

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Good Company:

People truly do make the party! You can’t go wrong when you surround yourself with friends and family that you love.

We hope you have a wonderful New Years Eve celebration! We are looking forward to a fabulous 2017!

 

 

 

Design Trends: Natural Textures

One of the hottest home design trends for 2017 is the use of natural textures! Look out for animal skins and parchment designs in unexpected colors in unexpected places like furniture. Use our design inspiration below to get inspired to incorporate this trend into your home!

All images via our Pinterest.

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Recipe: Brown Sugar Pecans and Sweet Bacon With Havarti Grilled Cheese

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What You Need:

  • 1⁄2 pounds thick-cut bacon
  • 1⁄4 cups honey
  • 4 slices cinnamon swirl bread
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1⁄3 cups brown sugar pecans lightly chopped (recipe below)
  • 4 slices Creamy Havarti Chunk (or 4 ounces grated)
  • For the Pecans
  • 16 ounces pecan halves
  • 1⁄2 cups butter
  • 3⁄4 cups packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1⁄4 teaspoons salt
How To:
For the Pecans
  1. Arrange pecan halves in an aluminum foil lined 13×9 baking dish. Set pan aside. Melt butter in saucepan over medium heat and add brown sugar, vanilla, salt. Stir one minute and remove from heat. Continue stirring until brown sugar dissolves. Pour over pecans, stirring to coat. Bake at 325º for 20 to 25 minutes; stirring every 10 to 15 minutes.

For the Grilled Cheese

  1. Preheat the oven to 425° Fahrenheit. Layer a baking sheet with a 1-inch lip of parchment paper. Place the strips of bacon on the parchment, and then brush the strips with the honey. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until done, depending on the thickness of the bacon. Transfer to paper towels to drain and cool. Cut or break the bacon strips in half. Spread ½ tablespoon of butter on one side of each slice of the bread.
  2. Place one slice of the grated  Creamy Havarti on the non-buttered side of bread ((or sprinkle 1 ounce of grated cheese)or. Sprinkle with some of the brown sugar pecans, then layer on the bacon and top with another slice of creamy Havarti (or sprinkle with another ounce of grated cheese). You will have leftover pecans so save for salads or to snack on.
  3. Drizzle a small amount of olive oil in a nonstick frying pan over medium heat. Place the sandwich in the pan, buttered side down, and top with the other slice of bread, buttered side facing up. Cover with a lid and cook for 3-4 minutes or until the bread on one side is golden. Reduce the heat to medium-low; flip the sandwich to the other side and cook for 2-3 minutes or until the bread is toasty golden and the cheese has melted. The second side will cook faster than the first, so watch it carefully.

 

Restaurant of the Moment: Supannee House of Thai

Supannee House of Thai

2907 Shelter Island Drive #110

San Diego, CA 92106

http://sdthai.com/

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Located in Point Loma, Supannee offers delicious Thai food with an extremely friendly dining experience. The locals love the family oriented style that brings a strong essence of Thailand to every meal. This farm-to-table lifestyle leaves every customer satisfied while dining economically.

From mild to Thai hot, you will experience traditional meals that are prepared in this family owned restaurant. Chef Wan at Supannee House of Thai offers a special cooking style and philosophy that makes this restaurant one of San Diego’s most unique Thai Cuisines. Whether you order Pad Thai, Green Curry, or Drunken Noodles, you absolutely cannot go wrong with any choice!

Next time you find yourself in Point Loma make sure to stop by Supannee House of Thai for a tasty and inviting experience you will not forget!

 

Pinteresting Five: Modern Holiday Decorations

Five fresh ideas for modern holiday decorations!

All images via our Pinterest.

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Recipe: Dijon Maple Green Beans

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What You Need:

  • 1 1/2 lbs fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 shallot, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • dash of red pepper
Dijon Maple Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon pure maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
Garnish

How to:

  1. In a small bowl, mix together the Dijon Maple Sauce ingredients. Set aside.
  2. Blanch green beans in a large stock pot of salted boiling water for 2 minutes. Drain and transfer beans to a large bowl of ice water.
  3. Melt butter over medium heat in a large skillet. Add shallots, garlic and red pepper flakes and saute for 1 minute. Add beans and Dijon Maple Sauce and continue to saute until beans are evenly coated in the sauce and beans and cooked to desired crisp-tenderness.
  4. Taste and season with additional red pepper flakes and freshly cracked salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with caramelized pecans, bacon and Feta.