Gaslamp Tavern, San Diego, CA

Pub outing #3 on my tour of pubs in San Diego.  Gaslamp Tavern is located in, you guessed it, the gaslamp district. I’ll admit I ordered something… Read more “Gaslamp Tavern, San Diego, CA”


The Marine Room, La Jolla, CA

I had a lovely birthday dinner here.  I ordered their signature special which included a filet mignon with lobster, mashed potatoes and multi-colored carrots.  There was a… Read more “The Marine Room, La Jolla, CA”


Perch, Los Angeles, CA

Everything I had here was phenomenal.  It actually exceeded my expectations as far as the quality of food.  This restaurant is near the Pershing square train stop… Read more “Perch, Los Angeles, CA”


Peohe’s, Coronado island, CA

This restaurant is in the shopping village right off of the ferry landing on Coronado Island. It has a gorgeous view of the skyline looking North and… Read more “Peohe’s, Coronado island, CA”


Dine with Shamu, Sea World, San Diego, CA


It was my birthday on this day.  I always wanted to go to SeaWorld on my birthday, so I did my birthday up right.  Stopped by the educational “Meet the Killer Whales” show, followed by a Dine with Shamu meal and ended my birthday with the “One Ocean” show.  3 orcas shows one after another.  Best. Birthday. Ever.

I have been to Dine with Shamu twice.  Each time is a treat just because you get so close to the whales you can see their eyes actually looking at you and because you can hear their vocalizations.  That alone is worth the price.  I feel the food itself is above average for  buffet food.  They have whole chicken on the bone cut up in front of you, sliced roast beef, various cheese and meat trays, platters full of different cheesecakes, cookies shaped like whales, and chocolate cakes.  Adult mac-n-cheese is one of the consistent favorites.  Other meat, fish and salad options are usually available as well.  I thought the food was great as is the entertainment.

Date destination?  Of course!