Blaze Pizza

If you’re a fan of the custom fast casual pizza trend or looking for a good one to be your first, I highly recommend Blaze Pizza.

One bite in and Mr. K and I both agreed this was by far our favorite of all the ones that have opened in San Diego. Blaze Pizza is actually a national chain, with several locations in California and in various parts of the East Coast.

You can choose from one of their signature pies or build-your-own with unlimited toppings for $7.45 (five cents cheaper than most of the competition). If you don’t like a lot of toppings on your pie, they also offer a cheaper alternatives for one topping or cheese only pies.

There are quite a few sauces to choose from including spicy red, classic red, and creamy white. Most places I’ve been to only offer red sauce or no sauce. You can also add a pesto, bbq, or olive oil drizzle.

If you love cheese, they offer six! Goat, gorgonzola, shredded mozzarella, ovalini mozzarella, parmesan, and ricotta. It had a hard time restraining myself as I wanted them all.

There’s a good selection of meat and vegetable toppings as well. You can view the full menu here.

Mongolian Beef

Last month I made orange chicken for the first time and Mr. K loved it. This inspired me to continue trying other popular American Chinese dishes, like Mongolian Beef.

This dish was surprisingly easy to make. You don’t need a lot of prep work and I was able to quickly whip it up in less than 30 minutes, from start to finish.

Donut Touch has earned a lot of positive reviews, especially for their blueberry donut, red velvet donut and apple fritters. This weekend, I finally got a chance to go check it out.

In addition to doughnuts, the bakery also makes sandwiches and bagels. The donuts are reasonably priced. We picked up half a dozen for $5.50.

We chose red velvet glaze, red velvet with cream cheese frosting, blueberry, glazed, small apple fritter, and lemon filled.