Soda & Swine’s second location inside Liberty Station recently opened. The new place is much larger (it occupies the former space of Roseville Cozinha) and has more parking too. The menu is the same and I really like all the natural lighting and outdoor dog-friendly patio. 

There is also a pretty cool foosball table running through the middle of the restaurant, which can be reserved for larger parties.

For those unfamiliar, Soda & Swine specializes in meatballs. There are a variety of flavors or you can build-your-own. You can also choose the style it is served in, such as slider, submarine, a la carte, or with spaghetti. They also have a long list of side dishes too.

I went to check out the new location with CC for lunch.

Dirty Fries


This Vietnamese-style inspired coffee combines concentrated cold-brewed coffee with ice and condensed milk, for a cold and refreshing drink.

Traditionally Vietnamese iced coffee is made with a stainless steel metal filter. I know this is not that. But it does also have a concentrated brew coffee and condensed milk.

I’ve discussed how much we love cold brew coffee. The lower acidity level is better for my stomach and since it’s summer, cold drinks are definitely preferred.

It’s been so hot this summer I don’t think I’ve been thinking straight, which has led to me being very accident prone lately. It all started last week when I went for my annual physical and they also gave me some booster shots. As the medical assistant placed a Band-Aid on me, it occurred to me that I haven’t needed one in over a year. I’m pretty sure about the timing too because I got these adorable Hello Kitty bandages and I haven’t had any chances to use them.

Welk Resorts

Last month, we were invited to Welk Resorts San Diego for a special dinner celebrating the launch of Welk Resorts’ new craft beer and wine partnership with local Iron Fist Brewing Co. and Belle Marie winery. We also got to spend the night there as well.

Located in Escondido, Welk Resorts is founded by Lawrence Welk, an American radio and tv personality and host of The Lawrence Welk Show. Truthfully, I was unaware of the existence of the resort until my visit, so it was nice to explore something new.

Dinner was held outside underneath the vineyards. The set-up was just beautiful.