Southern California Eats

Categories: Food, Travel
George's at the Cove - La Jolla, California

George’s at the Cove – La Jolla, California

It was suppose to be just a quick getaway to Southern California with my husband.  What it turned out to be is just one fantastic meal after another!  And I didn’t plan it at all!  That was the biggest surprise.  I’m talking from burgers to street tacos to fine-dining.  I am a huge advocate of planning ahead and constructing an itinerary to map out activities but especially food and dining options.  I never just wing it!  I do my due diligence with research and reservations and making sure the must not miss spots are always somewhere in the plan. Not this trip. And it turned out so delicious!  Here are my top five dishes from my trip…from San Diego to La Jolla to Newport Beach.

  1. George’s at the Cove – La Jolla
    Cemita - George's at the Cove

    Cemita – George’s at the Cove

    Pork Tacos at George's at the Cove

    Pork Tacos at George’s at the Cove

  2. Sheerwater – San Diego

    Shrimp Scampi - Sheerwater

    Shrimp Scampi – Sheerwater

  3. Shake Shack – Crystal Cove

    Beach Burger at Shake Shack

    Beach Burger at Shake Shack

  4. Andrea – Newport Beach
    Prosciutto Arugula Pizza - Andrea

    Prosciutto Arugula Pizza – Andrea

    Porcini Parmesan Risotto - Andrea

    Porcini Parmesan Risotto – Andrea

  5. Miguel’s – San Diego

    Carne Asada Tacos - Miguel's

    Carne Asada Tacos – Miguel’s


  1. Glad you had a great time in SoCal – particularly in San Diego.

    Just read about your career on the ND web site. Great story. Congratulations.

    If you or anyone else reading this are in San Diego, our ND game watch location is just a block away from George’s. Sometimes up to 1/2 our crowd are out-of-town visitors. Find details at

    Take care, good luck, and Go Irish!

    Comment by Tim Schenck '95 on August 30, 2016 at 11:19 am

  2. Thanks so much Tim!! What a beautiful part of the country. Thanks for reading the blog…and GO IRISH!!

    Comment by Kate Sullivan on September 29, 2016 at 12:39 am

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