SDRW Kickoff Giveaway

I have one more San Diego Restaurant Week related giveaway. Restaurant Week runs from September 16-21, but for the first time, there will be a kick-off event on Friday, September 14, 2012. During this kick-off event, more than 30 restaurants participating during Restaurant Week will be giving a taste of their offerings. Tickets are $75 per person for unlimited tastes and drinks and you can purchase tickets here. Or you can win a pair of tickets on my blog.

It’s obviously impossible to try every restaurant during restaurant week, but this is a chance to get a taste of quite a few of them at once. You can find the list of restaurants participating and more about the event here.

The event will take place on Friday, September 14, 2012 from 5:00-9:00 PM at the Broadway Pier in the Port Pavilion.


Along with the Oreo Truffle Chocolate Chip Cookies I made last week, I also made some extra dough so I could make a few Nutella stuffed ones.

I’ve made Nutella stuffed cookies before but with different chocolate chip cookie dough. I like this version better. I especially like how the cookies came out. Big, fat, and so pretty. I felt like I had bought these rather than make them.

Each one has a thin layer of Nutella inside. *Happy Sigh*

It’s closing in on the one year mark since my trip to Taiwan, so I’m trying to get my posts completed. If we had a food theme during our trip, it would definitely be hot pot. All you can eat hot pot is everywhere in Taipei and while there, we had it three times.

My Uncle always likes to scout all the restaurants before we visit and take us to his favorites. He really liked this place because it serves giant prawns for grilling. You can also order side items like sashimi.

Our table was equipped with a charcoal grill and a hot pot. You order items off the menu, and it’s all you can eat.

Here’s a closer look at the charcoal grill. I think the charcoal grilled food comes out tasting better if you work the grill right.

Here’s the ordering sheet. It was funny to see the waiter’s shorthand notes. Basically it says we didn’t want pork or chicken.

Here’s some of what we had: