Recently Koon Thai Kitchen opened on Convoy Street in the same plaza as Nijiya market, and taking over the location formerly held by Curry House.

I have found it remarkable how quick the turnaround is for restaurants in this plaza. For most restaurants, I see a sign that it will be opening soon, and then have to wait months and months before it finally opens. But in this plaza, it seems that as soon as I see the sign for the new restaurant, it opens within the same month.

Yes this is a cake made with avocado. Not only is it made with avocado, but it is made without butter or eggs.

I saw a recipe for avocado chocolate cake about a year ago and of course I was intrigued.  For whatever reason I never got around to testing it out until now.

Burgers appear to be the new “it” food for 2011, judging by the expansion of burger chains this year. For example, Five Guys is expected to open two hundred locations in 2011. In addition, I’ve seen the opening of four locations of Smashburgers in San Diego alone over the past year.

Not that I’m complaining. I love burgers.