Restaurant of the Moment: Coop’s BBQ

2625 Lemon Grove Ave

Lemon Grove, CA 91945

www.coopsbbq.com

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For an amazing BBQ experience, you have to visit Coop’s West Texas BBQ in Lemon Grove! Trust us – it’s worth the drive!

The shop itself is small so be prepared to wait in line especially if it’s near lunch or dinner time. But all great things take time and Coop’s BBQ is no exception. The storefront definitely has a hole-in-the-wall feel…which is a nice change if you’re used to going to Phil’s. You definitely get the sense that you’re supporting a local San Diego institution!

You can order their meats on sandwiches, on a plate with sides, or just the meat by itself! Can’t decide what to get? Try the sampler platter! We recommend getting either the pulled pork sandwich or the pork ribs. The meat is tender, smoky, and topped with some of the best BBQ sauce we’ve ever had! For the sides, we recommend the mac ‘n’ cheese, cornbread, and red beans and rice.

For an authentic BBQ experience that’s a little off the beaten path, visit one of San Diego’s hidden gems, Coop’s West Texas BBQ!

The Pinteresting 5: Entryway Decor

Set a welcoming tone with a beautifully decorated entryway!  These entryways are not only gorgeous, but will serve as a hub for coming and going from your home with functional ideas for shoe storage, places to put your keys, jackets, mail, and more.

All images via our Pinterest 

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Recipe: Citrus Grilled Chicken Breasts

 

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What You Need:

  • 6 skinless chicken breasts
  • 4 lemons, halved
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, smashed
For Balsamic Dressing:
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped oregano
  • 1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
How To:
1.  Place the chicken breasts in a large shallow pan. Squeeze the juice from the lemon halves into a separate bowl, then whisk in the oil, oregano, garlic, salt, and pepper.
2.  Pour this marinade over the chicken. Place the lemon halves in between the chicken breasts, cover the pan tightly. Refrigerate 6 hours or overnight.
3.  Grill the chicken, occasionally turning and brushing with any remaining marinade, until the juice runs clear or the inner temperature reaches 165 degrees F. Remove from the grill and place on a plate of greens and garnish with lemon slices and sprigs of oregano.

 

For the Balsamic Dressing:

Whisk ingredients together in small bowl and drizzle over the greens and chicken. Serve immediately.

 

Restaurant of the Moment: Las Olas

2655 S Coast Hwy 101

Cardiff, CA 92007

www.lasolasmex.com

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Las Olas has kept the Mexican tradition alive with their spectacular menu and incredible atmosphere.  They serve authentic Mexican food including outstanding fish tacos, local craft beers, and the best margaritas at their two beach locations in San Diego, Cardiff-By-The-Sea and Carlsbad. The food is prepared fresh daily and only from scratch using wholesome ingredients. Cool down this summer with one of Las Olas’ great tasting margaritas or an ice cold beer. Las Olas Margaritas are famous, and many of their draft beer selections are from San Diego’s own incredible breweries! Check out Las Olas today and see for yourself why everyone is headed here to try some of their spectacular dishes.

Don’t forget about Happy Hour at Las Olas which offers some incredible deals. Happy Hour is Monday – Friday from 4 to 6PM. The Taco Tuesday specials run from 4PM till close!

Coastal Premier Properties Welcomes Marlene Gadinis

Coastal Premier Properties is happy to welcome Marlene Gadinis! Marlene will be working out of our Carmel Valley office.

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About Marlene:

Marlene Gadinis prides herself on delivering next level customer service and client satisfaction during every step of the real estate transaction. She is extremely detail oriented and manages the ever-changing variables involved in a home sale or purchase with ease.

Marlene has proven herself to be an adept businesswoman. Before embarking on her real estate career, she was the former owner of several salon spas in the San Diego area. She earned prestigious awards from the Del Mar Rotary Club and the UCLA Anderson School of Business among others. She was also a finalist in the San Diego Women Who Mean Business Awards.

As your Realtor, Marlene is dedicated to your success. Her business savvy, negotiation skills, and ability to manage the moving parts of the transaction will be an asset to you as you pursue the purchase of a home or sale of an existing one. A resident of San Diego for over 23 years, Marlene knows the ins and outs of every neighborhood in San Diego and will help you make the right move!

Click here to contact Marlene. For more about Coastal Premier Properties, visit our website!

 

 

July 2017 Real Estate Market in Review

July’s San Diego real estate market in review: As of July 2017, the median detached home in San Diego County sold for $582,000, up 6.8% from the previous year.

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As of  July 2017, the median attached home (including condos, townhomes, and twinhomes) in San Diego County sold for $385,000 up 7.5% from last year.

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The average detached home in San Diego spent 19 days on the market.

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Condos, twinhomes, and townhomes in San Diego spent an average of 15 days on the market.

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As of July 2017, the average seller of a detached home in San Diego County receives 98.1% of the original list price at the close of the sale.

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As of July 2017, the owners of attached properties (condos, twinhomes, and townhomes) retained 98.9% of the original list price.

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The inventory of homes in San Diego County is still low, which is consistent with what we know that inventory is very tight and not predicted to dramatically improve.

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The supply of attached properties is also quite low.

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Are you interested in seeing this breakdown for your San Diego community or zipcode? Let us know!

Design Trend: Rustic Modern Design

Not just for log cabins, you can bring a little rustic design to your home with this modern take on the trend! Add natural or reclaimed wood furniture into your existing decor or for a more classic look, think of using exposed beams in the ceilings and fireplace. This is one trend that doesn’t feel too trendy so we predict it will be popular for a long while!

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