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PF Changs – What you don’t know will hurt you

This is – Restaurant Review: PF Changs – What you don’t know will hurt you. When I look back at over 400 blogs that I have done since 2011, including Restaurant Reviews regularly, there’s only one time I can think of that I mentioned anything negative about a restaurant, because it’s a tough industry and I’m not looking to put anyone ...

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Restaurant Review: BeeSalt Balcony, Del Mar

They have been in business around 5 months, replacing a fast food taco shop and I must tell you that I am ‘wow’d’ by BeeSalt Balcony. At first, I didn’t want to go in because I didn’t know what the name meant. I thought it might be honey and desserts. When I finally heard that it was Greek food, I ...

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Out of Business: Harry’s Bar & Grill, La Jolla

Tonight’s delight? Harry’s Bar & Grill, La Jolla. You remember me talking about Harry’s Bar & Grill in Century City and Rome? This was one in their chain that now has been released to a fabulous restauranteur Garo Minassian. I remember Garo from the days of Scalini’s, when my kids were 5 and 7. They’re now 27 and 29…. if ...

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Restaurant Review: Au Revoir in Hillcrest

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Au Revoir in Hillcrest. A small place buried at the end of a strip mall near a bagel shop and to tell you the truth? If you didn’t know it was there…. you wouldn’t know it was there. It’s one of those special places that only friends can tell you about. The first thing I care about at a French Bistro ...

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Vegan at Vintana’s, Escondido

Every so often, I offer people with their own area of expertise an opportunity to ‘guest blog’ on ChefMarian.com. Jax eats Vegan, and is a perfect person to talk about trying to eat within her parameters at an upscale restaurant. It’s a good story with a happy ending! I’m a sucker for a happy ending! So this blog is Vegan ...

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Restaurant Review: Mia Francesca Del Mar Heights

Well, some interesting things have happened in the last 24 hours. I have totally changed my focus on food. I’m eating more salad… and those fabulous strawberries that are totally in season and totally satisfying! And that really affects my review of Mia Francesca, Del Mar Heights. When you’re not letting the chef give you his or her best? It’s hard ...

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