2012 san diego food blogger bake sale

It’s that time again!

In 2011, San Diego Food Bloggers banded together to participate in the Great American Bake Sale to raise money for Share Our Strength, a 501(c)(3) charity with the goal of creating an accessible way for people to get involved in ending childhood hunger.  Last year’s San Diego Food Bloggers Bake Sale had 32 local bakers participating and raised $1750 for Share Our Strength.  This year’s goal is $2500, so plan to come out this weekend, buy some fabulous locally produced baked goods, and join in the fight against childhood hunger along the way!

Our sale will be on Saturday, April 28, 2012 from 10am – 2pm and will be hosted again this year at Great News! Discount Cookware and Cooking School in Pacific Beach.  You can find more details on the SDFB Bake Sale site, as well as a menu of goodies from bloggers that were actually on the ball enough to decide ahead of time.  And yes, although I have only posted four times in the last 8 months, San Diego Food Bloggers have been kind enough to let me tag along and participate anyway, so there will be no shortage of boozy cakes and chocolate peanut butter goodness on the bake sale tables!

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- 2011 San Diego Food Blogger Bake Sale

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auction by san diego food bloggers

Love San Diego? Love things that are delicious?  Check out this amazing gift basket being auctioned by a great group of San Diego food bloggers supporting A Fund for Jennie!  Bids will be accepted over at Meandering Eats now through September 2.   Good luck, and happy bidding!

the savory & the sweet

The September issue of Bon Appetit magazine has a feature on desserts made with salt or pepper, like Pink Peppercorn Panna Cotta with Macerated Cherries or this Devils Food Cake with Boiled Black Pepper Icing.

As you can probably guess from previous posts, I am a huge fan of salty and sweet desserts.   Also amazing are spicy and sweet, like San Diego local Chuao Chocolatier’s Spicy Maya, with dark chocolate, Pasilla chile, cayenne pepper and cinnamon.  Readers, how do you like your desserts: savory and sweet, or straight sugary goodness?

five tacos to get you through your week

Sunny weather has a way of turning one’s thoughts to cold beer and spicy food, two things that (luckily) are not in short supply here in San Diego.  This week’s Taco Tuesday left me thinking about the abundant taquerias in town.   But so many tacos to choose from!  Happily, it’s pretty hard to go to wrong when it comes to tacos, but here are five spots on regular Ish rotation for those long weeks when nothing but a few great tacos and icy beers will do:

  • Mr. Peabody’s Burgers & Ale - A low-key neighborhood place off of Friar’s road, Mr. Peabody’s has surprisingly awesome grilled shrimp and fish tacos.  But the real reason to go is their small, sunny, dog-friendly patio.  I can’t think of many things better than sitting in the sun with a hot shrimp taco and a cold draft beer.  No happy hour, but daily specials include $3 fish tacos (Tuesday) and $3 shrimp tacos and $3.25 micros (Wednesday).
  • Aqui es Texcoco - Barbacoa de borrego.  Slow-cooked BBQ lamb tacos, people.  Lamb soup.  Huitlacoche quesadillas.  Negro Modelo on draft, served in an icy chalice ($2 on happy hour!).  ‘Nuff said – worth the drive to Chula Vista.  Happy hour M-F, 5-7.
  • It’s a Taco Shop - Regular readers know that this is my go-to place for a late-night taco fix.  Sure, the name is questionable and it looks like they’re serving tacos out of a giant red and yellow wheel of cheese.  Or maybe a circus tent.  But the carnitas are plentiful, hot, greasy, and just as crispy-tender as they should be.  Although they don’t sell beer (that I know of), I assume you’ll be going there post-bar, just like everyone else does.  Sports Arena – open 24 hours.
  • Palomino’s Mexican & Seafood -  Come for the tacos de birria, stay for the generous, outstanding salsa bar – chips, 4 salsas, spicy carrots, pickled onions and peppers, radishes, limes, cabbage.  Hooray!   
  • La Playita - You might wonder if a tiny hole-in-the-wall in the middle of Clairemont is a good choice for sea food.   Stop by and order the enormous Tostada Loca – it will own you.  Don’t worry – a nice icy michelada or two will help you get through it. 
 
Tostada Loca at La Playita

Tostada Loca at La Playita

 

Five tacos not enough?  Check out Taco the Town or mmm-yoso!!! for great in-depth reviews of San Diego taquerias!

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