La Jolla has it great in so many ways, and one of them is the presence of Bird Rock Coffee Roasters an excellent example of Direct Trade sourced, artisan roasted, and well prepared coffee served in a beautifuly designed and proactively educational environment. Its worth it to ask more of your coffee, and more of yourself in […]
I am old fashioned, and maintain my haggard old belief that restaurants should be the outgrowth of the vision of a person, or a small group of people, who obsessed day after day until they made it a reality. The realist in me knows that those crazy food guys guys rarely succeed, and that […]
Modern Times opened their tasting room, and I couldn’t be more delighted. Can you go wrong with a cartoon wall? Probably, butI think it would be difficult. More important is the beer. This is San Diego, and increasingly, having a cool naming scheme, and hairy hipsters working for you isn’t enough to keep you on […]
The purpose of this blog is to lift up the positive efforts I run accross in San Diego, specifically, those in the areas of Food, Coffee, Beer, Wine and the Arts. That is why I call myself a Celebrator, and not a Critic. Not only am I unqualified to be a critic of anything, but […]
Like so many people in San Diego, I try to live a healthier, more connected and delicious life. I also struggle against the influence of convenience, and old habits. My feet are trained to walk in certain directions, and I am as lazy as it gets when it comes to spending extra energy to live […]
It is a huge raging clue when you see two apparently similar restaurants next to each other, but one of them has a line wrapping around the block, while the other boasts one frugal gentleman in the corner, quitely working on his laptop, nursing a lukewarm horchata, and the last of his rolled taco crumbs. […]
Hubby heard me complaining that all Coronado has for coffee is SBX, and the Coronado Coffee Company cart at the ferry landing. Tired of hearing me whine, he drove me over the bridge for something better. Cafe Virtuoso is at 1616 National, convenient to Downtown, Coronado, and several different commute routes, for those willing to […]
Welcome to NanelleNewbom.com! I am going to be celebrating all of the world class Food, Coffee and Beer to be found in San Diego. This will NOT be a review site but a celebration site of the best of what San Diego brings to the table. Be a little patient as we launch this thing!