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Slow Cooker Coffee Guinness Brisket

Coffee Guinness Brisket Sandwich Recipe

One of my all time favorite recipes is Coffee Crusted Tri Tip with Balsamic Stout Reduction. The boyfriend and I made it for Valentine’s Day, and with the leftovers, he made sandwiches for lunch, which gave me the idea for this recipe!

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8 Crock Pot Recipes To Satisfy Your Taco Cravings

Taco Crock Pot Recipes

If your most-used emoji is the taco, your favorite day of the week is Taco Tuesday and you’ve ever used the phrase “tacos are bae”, this post is for you!

These 8 tasty crock pot recipes will feed your taco cravings while also making it possible to live every day like it’s Taco Tuesday!

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Slow Cooked Rosemary Tri Tip French Dip

Slow Cooked Rosemary Tri Tip French Dip Recipe

As a full time, recipe developing, food blogger extraordinaire, one of my jobs is to try new restaurants for recipe inspiration (tough job I know 😉 )

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Pineapple Sriracha Tri Tip Tacos

Pineapple Sriracha Tri Tip Tacos

For my annual Superbowl Party this year, I decided to make a taco bar with three different slow cooked meats & one slow cooker full of fajita veggies (for my vegetarian friends!) so that people could make their own tacos anytime during the big game.

For the meats, I knew I wanted a pork, chicken and beef, so I made my famous Chipotle Honey Pulled Pork Tenderloin, Buffalo Chicken & this Pineapple Sriracha Tri Tip.

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Grilled Tri Tip with Arugula Blue Cheese Pesto

Grilled Tri Tip Steak with Arugula Pesto

While Coffee Crusted Tri Tip will remain my favorite dish of all time, this new tri tip recipe is also really delicious!

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Chalk Art Painting, Live Music and Delicious Food at Little Italy Festa!

little italy, festa, san diego, food, wine, live music, festival, ItalianLittle Italy Festa is the largest Italian American Festival on the West Coast. I love living in this quaint San Diego neighborhood for events like this! One of my BFF’s PK, or as I like to call him, PKizzle, and I attended the event on Saturday afternoon.

Upon arrival the first thing that caught our attention was the free photo booth from La Jolla Photo Booths, for those of you that know us, this was an obvious first stop as we’re both known as “paparazzi” within our group of friends for our immense amounts of picture-taking!

whitney bond, little italy, festa, san diego, photo booth, photo booth props, italian, festivalDon’t worry about that top pic getting cut off, I was SO not prepared when the first shot happened!

Next, we traveled down India St to check out what else was going on.

little italy, festa, san diego, beer and wine garden, kids area, festival, ItalianWe spent some time walking down Grape Street checking out all the amazing Live Italian Chalk Art that was going on!

little italy, festa, san diego, chalk painting demonstrations, chalk art, live art, festival, ItalianThese artists have some serious talent!

little italy, festa, san diego, chalk art, live art, chalk painting, festival, ItalianIt is amazing that this is all done with chalk!

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Although I have memories of making some pretty legit chalk art on my parents driveway growing up, I think these might be a little bit more impressive!

We then traveled back up India to check out what else the Festa had in store.  We walked by the cooking stage where live cooking demonstrations were hosted by local Little Italy restaurants.

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Although we didn’t catch one, I think this is such a cool idea and every seat in the audience was taken!

Next, we ran into these people…

little italy, festa, san diego, gondola company, gondola hosts, stage, festival, ItalianThey were out promoting their San Diego Gondola business where they take couples or groups out for a cruise across the bay in an authentic Italian gondola.  Such a cute idea, now I just need to find a boyfriend to take me on one (haha)!

Then it was time for my favorite part, the food!

Although we could have gone the traditional route with Italian food from one of the many delicious restaurants in the neighborhood, we decided to steer off the beaten path and try some of Hunter Steakhouse’s tasty tri-tip which we had been smelling all day!

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PK and I split their tri-tip sandwich to save room in the belly for our next stop!

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We then wandered over to Stone Brewery. No, not for the beer, well not exactly.

little italy, festa, san diego, food, menu, stone brewery, stone catering, mac and cheese, festival, ItalianWe were there for the Beer Mac and Cheese.

little italy, festa, san diego, food, menu, stone brewery, stone catering, smoked porter, beer, beer mac and cheese, mac and cheese, festival, ItalianCheese. Beer. Sausage. In a bowl. Enough said.

little italy, festa, san diego, food, menu, whitney bond, stone brewery, stone catering, mac and cheese, festival, ItalianYum, yum, yum.

We took our bowl of mac and cheese (well the portion in which I hadn’t already annihilated!) and went to watch some live music!

 

This guy was amazing.  I could hear him from my condo all morning before we headed down.  I’m pretty sure I heard “My Way” by Frank Sinatra at least 6 different times throughout the day and I didn’t hate it, like at all 🙂

If you want to attend next years festivities check out the Little Italy Festa website for more information!

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