Restaurant of the Moment: Pho Duyen Mai

5375 Kearny Villa Rd Ste 111
San Diego, CA 92123

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Vietnamese Pho is a popular dish in Southern California and Pho Duyen Mai offers some of the most authentic and best tasting Pho in San Diego! They have an expansive menu which features different type of Pho, Bahn Mi sandwiches, noodle dishes, egg rolls, spring rolls, and more! Our favorite items were the Surf and Turf Spring Rolls, the Pho Dac Biet, House Special Pho, and the Nem Nuong.

All of the menu items are of excellent quality and taste very fresh. While it may seem like Pho Duyen Mai is just another hole-in-the-wall restaurant in the Convoy area, the elegant atmosphere elevates it above being just a casual eatery. Yet the prices are fair and affordable so you don’t need to relegate dining at Pho Duyen Mai to just a special occasion!

Like many places in the Convoy area, parking can be tricky so give yourself plenty of time to find a space, especially if you’re going on the weekend or around dinnertime. They are open from 9am-9am every day of the week.

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Restaurant of the Moment: Zpizza

10006 Scripps Ranch Blvd

San Diego, CA 92121

www.zpizza.com

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Love pizza, but tired of getting delivery from your old standby? Zpizza offers high-quality, fresh pizza for dine-in, takeout, or delivery! Their pizzas are baked to-order on their signature thin crust and they even have a gluten-free option! Zpizza offers all the classics like Pepperoni, Cheese, and Hawaiian while serving up more adventurous pizza recipes like the California Roasted Veggie, Provence, or Berkeley Vegan.

If you’re not a pizza person, they also serve sandwiches, salads, calzones, and even chicken wings!

Zpizza has multiple locations across San Diego County in San Marcos, Linda Vista, La Jolla, and Scripps Ranch. So the next time a pizza craving strikes, head to Zpizza!

 

Restaurant of the Moment: Mendocino Farms

12873 Camino Del Mar

San Diego, CA 92130

www.MendocinoFarms.com

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New to the San Diego community, Mendocino Farms is quickly becoming a local favorite! Occupying the old space vacated by Carnitas Snack Shack at the Del Mar Highlands, Mendocino Farms offers a fresh and flavorful menu using local ingredients.

They are known for their sandwiches, though they also serve salads and even vegan options! Everything on the menu is filling and bursting with flavor, but we particularly enjoyed the Save Drake’s Farm Salad and the Steak BLT. They also offer weekly specials, so if you become a regular at Mendocino Farms, you’ll never get bored of the menu!

If you try to go to Mendocino Farms during lunchtime, be prepared to wait as this restaurant, like almost every eatery at the Highlands, gets quite busy during lunch. Luckily it’s located near the new parking garage so finding a spot is usually not difficult!

Mendocino Farms also has another location in La Jolla.

 

 

Restaurant of the Moment: Poki One N Half

8657 Villa La Jolla Dr Ste 109
San Diego, CA 92037
www.onenhalf.com

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Poke Bowls are the latest food craze sweeping San Diego! And it’s easy to see why: they are delicious! If you are a fan of sushi, you will love Poke Bowls: they’re basically deconstructed sushi.

Poki One N Half in La Jolla specializes in Poke Bowls and always uses fresh fish and other ingredients to make their Poke Bowls unique and flavorful. First you select the fish you want and then you can choose the vegetables, sauces, and toppings you want to complete your bowl. Poki One N Half offers a variety of portions and different fish combos for you to try so if you’re in the mood for something healthy and flavorful, pick up a Poke Bowl in La Jolla!

Restaurant of the Moment: Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza and Grill

12925 El Camino Real

San Diego, CA 92130

www.sammyspizza.com

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Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza and Grill serves up classic American and Italian-inspired pizzas and grilled entrees! Their menu is extensive, with options ranging from sandwiches and steaks to burgers and even tacos, but their specialty is their pizza. Every pizza is handcrafted with fresh and delicious ingredients and baked in a woodfire grill. Their pizzas are thin crust and crisped to perfection. Available toppings range from the classics like Pepperoni, Meat lovers, and Hawaiian to their own specialty concoctions.

Located on the upper level of the Del Mar Highlands, Sammy’s offer daily lunch specials, happy hour deals, and even a catering menu. If you are in the mood for high quality and fresh pizza, definitely stop by Sammy’s!

Restaurant of the Moment: Lazy Dog

1202 Camino Del Rio N

San Diego, CA 92108

www.lazydogrestaurants.com

If you’re in the mood for a family and dog-friendly restaurant with mouth-watering dishes, then Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar in Mission Valley is the perfect place for you! Treat the whole family to a night of delicious food and top-of-the-line service. They serve lunch and dinner of weekdays and on weekends they also offer a brunch menu.

They offer an extensive menu of soups, salads, sandwiches, pizzas, burgers, and fusion dishes. Our personal favorite menu item is the BBQ Bacon Ranch Burger. If you’re hankering for something sweet, you can’t go wrong with the white chocolate chip brownie for dessert. They also have a special dog menu if you decide to bring your best friend!

 

Cafe of the Moment: Kono’s Cafe

704 Garnet Ave,
San Diego, CA 92109
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Located near Crystal Pier on the Pacific Beach boardwalk, Kono’s Surf Club Cafe has drawn beach-goers for its great tasting, all-day breakfast menu since 1991! Kono’s is open Monday through Friday from 7am-3pm and from 7am-4pm on weekends. They also have a second location in Pacific Beach, called Konito’s Cafe which is open from 7am-3pm every day except Thanksgiving and Christmas.

The menu is simple, but delicious! It really hits the spot after a day of surfing or exploring the Pacific Beach neighborhood. Our favorite menu items include the Veggie Scramble, Chorizo Breakfast Sandwich, Big Breakfast #2, and Chicken Quesadilla. And of course, you can’t go wrong with any of the breakfast burritos!

Stop by Kono’s after your next surf trip and see why this cafe is truly one of San Diego’s hidden gems!