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whimsical bites in {san diego}…







Over the weekend, we took a trip down to San Diego to pick up some vintage furniture for the baby's room. So, we decided to have our anniversary dinner at Searsucker—a newish restaurant downtown that my friend Caroline had recommended. Having had lived in San Diego for a year, I ate as much as I could in that year and was pleasantly surprised to see an exciting new addition to the San Diego food scene. While a more casual and less intimate space than I imagined, the food at Searsucker was even better than I expected. We enjoyed a slew of small plates, all of which were robust in flavor, texture, and a bit of humor. Our favorites were {top to bottom}: the cheese puffs, bone marrow with onion jam, duck fat fries {some of the best fries I've ever had!}, the sous vide watermelon salad, and the key lime bar. Another favorite {not shown} was the pork butt…which was soft, flaky, and melt-in-your-mouth good. Searsucker just became one of my top three favorite restaurants in San Diego… — Joy

{photos by Oh Joy}


  1. You had me at “duck fat”…thanks for the restaurant recommendation. I live in SD, so my hubby and I will definitely have to try it out for our next date night!

  2. You take the most beautiful,enticing food pictures! Everything looks wonderful but I’m partial to those fries and that key lime bar, yummy!

  3. what are your other favorite places in san diego? i’m going for the first time in february and i’d love to hear your recommendations (especially for sushi)!


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