Monday, October 11, 2010

Bird Rock Fab has moved....

Head over to Bird Rock Fab blog at its new address Thanks so much for your readership over the years. Hope you'll be visiting regularly! Also following on Twitter @Birdrockfab

Monday, October 4, 2010

Green Expo at La Jolla Cove Sunday, October 17th

Go Green at this all day festival and recycling event. Admission is free! Come enjoy live music, food, kids activities, an eco-parade & more. Many retailers will be there showcasing eco-friendly goods. All Green Electronic Recycling will be providing a Free E-Waist Drop-Off at the La Jolla Recreation Center, 615 Prospect Street, La Jolla. To learn more about this event and see a list of sponsors and exhibitors click here.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

The Best Local Food Trucks

Joes on the Nose

Just because your on the go it does not mean you can't enjoy good food! Below is a list San Diego Magazine featured in their "Best of" Readers Poll.

Joes on the Nose: Joes on the Nose opened as a business designed to offer drinks to surfers and other beachgoers in San Diego county, so the only way to do this was to be completely mobile. We also love Joe for featuring award winning beans locally roasted by Bird Rock Coffee

MIHO Gastrotruck: Two Linkery veterans teamed up to serve fresh, locally sourced, clever street foods like conchinita pibil tacos, banh mis, Cuban sandwiches and more.

Tabe: Drawing on a unique blend of flavors —Mexican, Japanese, Pacific Islander —Tabe offers barbecued chicken, beef, spicy pork and beer-battered fish to add to its bowls, wraps and more.

Marisco's German Taco Truck: This truck produces some of the best tacos in town, from the battered fish (naturally) to the gobernador (shrimp, cheese and chiles).

Sweet Treats: This list wouldn't be complete without an ice cream truck, and Sweet Treats does it right by combining cool gourmet-brand sweets with nostalgic faves like sno-cones, drumsticks and ice-cream sandwiches.

Kiwi Coach: Bareback Grill's mobile operation brings the best parts of the P.B. and downtown restaurants along for the ride, including organic burgers, chicken sandwiches, salads, fries and onion rings.

Dave de Jour: A former Navy SEAL, Dave isn't a guy to be taken lightly. Neither is his cooking, which includes shredded-beef Cubano sandwiches, mahi sliders, chicken skewers, mac-and-cheese on a stick and more. davedejour.com

Source: San Diego Magazine Readers Poll

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The La Jolla Art & Wine Festival October 9th and 10th

Save the date! The La Jolla Art & Wine Festival, a premier fundraising and community event will be held on the weekend of October 9 and 10, 2010 from 9am to 5pm. This unique two-day event will showcase over 300 booths featuring outstanding artists from Southern California and Northern Baja. Created by Friends of La Jolla Elementary as an extension of its popular and well-established Open Aire Market, this event donates all proceeds to key programs at three area public schools: La Jolla, Torrey Pines, and Bird Rock Elementary. These commonly underfunded programs include art, music, science, physical education, technology, and on-site medical care by a school nurse. All three beneficiaries are part of the financially troubled San Diego Unified School District. Learn more

Monday, September 27, 2010

Bird Rock Bikini closing

50% off on all merchandise
Bird Rock Bikini is closing their store and transitioning exclusively to online sales. They've been La Jolla's most established Bikini and Womens Beachwear Shop, founded in 2004. They will be missed!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Halloween Fun, The Haunt on Bellevue

The Haunt on Bellevue Haunted House
 Halloween is right around the corner! This year a group of La Jolla High School students are busy preparing for the best year ever by helping build the ultimate Haunted House experience. This year "The Haunt on Bellevue" organizers are looking for sponsors to help with building expenses.

Levels of available sponsorship include*:

1 . Buccaneer, a $25 donation (includes Two front of the line passes on Halloween night)

2 . First Mate, a $50 donation (includes four front of the line passes on Halloween night)

3 . Captain, a $100+ donation (includes four front of the line passes on Halloween night, name recognition on the sponsorship board, and a private behind the scenes tour of the Haunt)

Your donation also contributes to a good cause:
*A portion of all sponsorships will be contributed to the La Jolla High School Interact Club. Interact is a community service based club, that once a year heads down to build homes in Tijuana for underprivlaged families.
For more information, photos from last years event and to purchase tickets visit the website 
For questions please contact organizer Tom Wheeler.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Please comment, what would you like to see next?

Bird Rock like many neighborhoods has been impacted by the recession. We've lost restaurants such as Bully's La Jolla, The Cotton Patch, The French Pastry Shop and Cuvee. Long ago we even had the upscale Cindy Blacks. We currently have more than one restaurant space available in the Bird Rock business district along La Jolla Blvd..  That got me thinking what kind of restaurant would we like to see next? What would the community support? I started a poll and listed favorites (has since ended) I'd love to see open a second location here. In no particular order I’d love to see Isabel’s Cantina, Blue Water Seafood , Blind Lady Ale House, The Wine Encounter, O’Brothers Burgers or Jayne’s Gastropub consider opening here.
However, you probably have ideas too. Please leave a comment and share your thoughts!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Bird Rock's Calumet Park

Calumet Park
Calumet Park is a hidden gem and has one of Bird Rock's best views at Sunset. That's my husband waiting for me on the bench, gotta go!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Neighborhood Albertson's Store becomes Earth Friendly!

Locally Harvested Produce is Identified
Albertson's recently celebrated a grand re-opening. Introducing customers to their newly remodeled earth friendly store. As environmental stewards they are encouraging customer involvement in the company’s recycling programs and operationally they’ve committed to using energy and water more efficiently. Changes shoppers might notice are the 19 skylights bringing natural light in and reducing need for electric light. All dairy and frozen food doors are equipped with new LED lighting. Also during the remodel over 50% of construction waste was recycled or donated. I was also impressed to learn if there’s a power outage within the area, the store will be able to operate without disruption because electricity is generated on-site by the fuel cell. This will allow Albertsons to avoid costly food spoilage and ensure a reliable food supply in emergency situations.

What I like about our new store is they carry more organic and locally sourced fruits & vegetables. In this photo I took you can see they identify which were locally harvested. The deli counter also carries more readymade food which is helpful when you don’t have time to cook or need a bakery item last minute. Albertson's address is 703 Turquoise St., Paulette Loper is the store manager, let her know what you think about the changes!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

New Beginnings

Future home of Bird Rock Surf Shop... they are moving from present location to their new permanent home after remodeling is completed late fall.
Additional changes to Bird Rock Village include Bodywear Boutique at 5623 La Jolla Blvd., exiting and going online. Their next door neighbor, Julian Bakery will expand taking over Bodywear's space.We also saw two new arrivals open this Summer, Mimi & Red a trendy women's clothing boutique at 5630 La Jolla Blvd. and Dulce Shoes & Bags at 5663 La Jolla Blvd. In Bully La Jolla's case, 5755 La Jolla Blvd, an as-yet-unnamed fitness facility is going in.