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Saturday, March 31, 2018

HAWAIIAN AIRLINES - HONOLULU TO SAN DIEGO

HAWAIIAN AIRLINES
HONOLULU TO SAN DIEGO

Several days prior to our departure to San Diego, we received an email from Hawaiian Air asking if we would like to bid for an upgrade from Economy to First Class.  Being that there was three of us I did not think we all could get upgraded so I put in a bid for the upgrade.  Very surprised to get an email a day or two later that said we had all been upgraded for the added fee bid.  I liked this so I put in a bid on our return trip from Los Angeles to Honolulu using the same amount of money.  Did not get the upgrade on the return flight but the flight to San Diego was First Class thanks to the bid system.  The food on the flight was fantastic.  I enjoyed the Jidori Chicken Salad and Ground Beef and Pork Sausage Meatloaf.  Super delicious and I could have eaten another portion of each.  Loved it.  My girls both enjoyed the Cold Tofu Salad and Vegetarian Lasagna.  They said the Tofu Salad was amongst the best they have ever tasted and said they would order both dishes in a restaurant.  Flight was smooth and comfortable and I enjoyed watching a few movies; "Churchill" and "My Hit Man's Bodyguard".  Enjoyed both movies and the wine!

HAWAIIAN AIRLINES TERMINAL BACKED UP FOR MILES ON THIS TRIP
TAKING MY BABY ON SPRING BREAK COLLEGE TOUR 
BID FOR UPGRADE TO FIRST CLASS ON HAWAIIAN AIRLINES

COMFORTABLE SEATS WITH LOTS OF LEG ROOM
A LITTLE PRE FLIGHT BUBBLY AND JUICE
HAWAIIAN AIRLINES FIRST CLASS
FIRST CLASS MENU
FEATURED CHEF IS WADE UEOKA FROM MW RESTAURANT IN HONOLULU
MENU
MAC NUTS AND WINE
JIDORI CHICKEN SALAD
BEEF AND SAUSAGE MEATLOAF
VEGETARIAN LASAGNA

AMAYA - FAIRMONT GRAND DEL MAR

AMAYA
FAIRMONT GRAND DEL MAR
5300 GRAND DEL MAR COURT
SAN DIEGO, CA. 92130
858-314-2000

The Grand Del Mar is one of my favorite hotels of all-time.  It is the kind of place that relaxes me and puts me in a place of being that I really love.  Just love hanging out in the lobby, walking the grounds and enjoying the food here.  Amaya is the hotels go to restaurant for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  They offer indoor and outdoor seating with great atmosphere and comfort.  We dined with local friends for dinner and enjoyed the meal at a large table inside.  Service and food was good.  I wanted Risotto and Lobster so I asked the waiter if I could get the Risotto with Lobster in it.  He said yes and I enjoyed it.  Click links below to view previous posts on Amaya and The Grand Del Mar;

LOBBY OF GRAND DEL MAR
THE FLOWERS WERE AMAZING
NEVER GET SICK OF THIS VIEW FROM THE LOBBY TERRACE
VIEW FROM OUR ROOM WAS NOT THE BEST BUT NO COMPLAINTS
RELAXING IN THE HOTEL LIBRARY IS ALWAYS A MUST
LOBBY OF GRAND DEL MAR

PRE DINNER COCKTAIL
AMAYA DINNER MENU 


PAN SEARED SEA SCALLOPS
CAPRESE SALAD
CARBONARA WITH SQUID INK LINGUINI
PAN SEARED SALMON
RISOTTO WITH LOBSTER
TIRAMISU
BERRIES WITH CREAM

JUANITAS TACO SHOP - ENCINITAS, CA

JUANITAS TACO SHOP
290 N. COAST HIGHWAY 101
ENCINITAS, CA. 92024
760-943-9612
HOURS:  Monday thru Thursday/Sunday 8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
                 Friday and Saturday 8:00 AM - 3:00 AM

I have been eating at Juanitas Taco Shop for over 30 years.  This is hands down my favorite Taco Stand in America.  I try every Taco Shop I can find in every city that we visit and to date, nobody can beat Juanitas on flavor, portions or price.  Consistently delicious and the place I visit first whenever we are back in San Diego.  This visit was typical with us visiting Juanitas the first full day of our visit.  As usual I went for the Three Rolled Tacos with Guacamole ($3.90) and my Wife went for the Carne Asada Burrito ($6.30).  The Rolled Tacos are the best especially when topped with Juanitas Hot Sauce.  I have eaten a million Carne Asada Burritos and Juanitas has the best.  Great flavored Beef, Guacamole and Pico de Gallo and thats it.  Simple and ohh so delicious.  The tortilla's freshness, flavor and texture really help to make this our favorite Burrito.  After reading a review posted on the wall that praised the Fish Taco, I ordered one to try ($2.95).  Probably one of the best Fish Tacos I have eaten but quite surprised that they used Lettuce rather than Cabbage.  Would have preferred Cabbage but this was a good taco none the less.  Juanitas is a gem and a place I recommend to everyone visiting North San Diego County.  For the price you will not find any better Mexican food anywhere.  Click links below to view previous posts for Juanitas Taco Shop;

JUANITAS TACO SHOP IN ENCINITAS, CALIFORNIA
JUANITAS MENU
JUANITAS COMBINATIONS
ALWAYS FRESH MARINATED CARROTS, JALAPENO AND ONIONS ON THE COUNTER.  SERVE YOURSELF AND ITS FREE WITH YOUR ORDER!
3 ROLLED TACOS WITH GUACAMOLE
CARNE ASADA BURRITO
HUGE AND HEAVY BURRITO FILLED WITH CARNE ASADA
FISH TACO


Wednesday, March 14, 2018

SEA GRILL RESTAURANT - GUAM

SEA GRILL RESTAURANT
1245 PALE SAN VITORES ROAD
TAMUNING, GUAM. 96913
671-649-6637
HOURS:  Daily 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Dropped into the Sea Grill for lunch while in Guam.  Place was very simple and appeared to have had better days.  We opted to sit outside as the weather was actually pretty pleasant for Guam.  I ordered the Grilled Seafood Salad ($19.95) and was not disappointed.  Salad was full of seafood and was quite delicious.  
SEA GRILL RESTAURANT GUAM
SEA GRILL MENU



GRILLED SEAFOOD SALAD

EGGS AND THINGS - GUAM

EGGS 'N THINGS
1317 PALE SAN VITORES ROAD
TUMON, GUAM. 96913
671-648-3447
HOURS:  Daily 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM / 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Really impressed with the growth of Eggs n' Things which started as a one store restaurant in Hawaii and now has blossomed to multiple locations including Guam and Japan.  On this visit to Guam, I stopped in for breakfast and found the ordering system kind of funky.  You order outside standing up looking at a menu that is handed to you.  Then pay at the window before you enter the restaurant.  Once you pay, you can take a seat and your order will be delivered by cheerful waitresses.  Service was excellent and food was great.  Huge portions and my Rice and Eggs were cooked to perfection.  Not cheap though.  Fried Rice with two Eggs and Portuguese Sausage with a cup of coffee set me back $25.  

EGGS 'N THINGS GUAM
CLEAN COMFORTABLE BOOTH SEATING
FRIED RICE WITH TWO EGGS AND SIDE OF PORTUGUESE SAUSAGE

REALLY BIG PORTIONS
NOT A CHEAP BREAKFAST