Just as I was dozing off to sleep one day last week, this image floated into my mind of a mini Nutella pizza. I immediately had to force myself to get up and jot down the idea for fear I might forget by the time I woke up. I have no idea why it came to my mind in the first place, but I’m happy it did.

I’ve seen pizza places slather some Nutella on pizza dough sticks before, but I’ve never seen Nutella pizza presented quite this way. I love how they came out.


DH and I are always scoping out new brunch spots in San Diego so we know where to take our friends when they come to visit.

Bailiwick is a new spot in downtown San Diego, located next to Cafe 21. It specializes in cocktails but also offers a weekend brunch.

The place has some interesting decor, including a bird cage outside, a bathtub right inside the door stocked with champagne on ice, giant mirrors, peacock feathers, etc.


We were invited to come check out the place and since DH and I are more into food than drinks, I requested to come during brunch.

Upon entering, each table already has a bucket of champagne on ice to entice you to participate in their unlimited mimosas for $15 per person. If you wish to partake, you simple pop open the bottle on your table and then request the juices of your choice to go with your alcohol. I really wanted to do this but DH was under the weather and I knew I couldn’t drink that much by myself. So I opted for a cocktail instead.

The menu is a bit limited and consists mainly of savory dishes (menu is at the end of the post).

Vegetarian Benedict
Burrata, chard, asparagus, tomato, scramble, hollandaise

I have to confess, this didn’t seem like something I would like. It is vegetarian, the eggs are scrambled instead of poached. However, it was recommended by our server and the chef so we decided to try it. And I’m so glad we did. We both really really enjoyed this. The burrata cheese is marinated in various herbs for 12 hours before and the cheese ends up being so flavorful that I didn’t miss the meat. The generous amount of hollandaise sauce along with the creamy burrata made me forget about missing my runny yolk too.


It’s Girl Scout cookie season! I look forward to buying a few boxes every year. My favorites are the Samoas and Thin Mints. This year I tried to get the new mango ones but apparently the troops in the San Diego didn’t get any. Boo.

Anyhow, once I got my hands on a couple of boxes, I immediately wanted to do something with them other than just eat them. I got the idea for fried thin mints after someone left a comment on my fried Oreos post.