Blog Posts - Carlsbad



Pizza with Panache at Spirito’s Italian Diner Carlsbad

Spirito’s was appropriately featured in Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. Located in a shopping center, what the simple no frills diner lacks in ambiance it makes up in classic Italian pizza and pasta big on flavor. The Artichoke Bianco Pizza loade...
by Wabisabi Green on Aug 19, 2016

East Meets West at the Green Dragon Tavern & Museum Carlsbad

The Green Dragon Tavern & Museum in Carlsbad brings elevated East coast style cuisine to San Diego. The Maine lobster rolls three ways, New England clam chowder and Maryland crab cakes are standouts. The Fried Brussels with pork belly, candied...
by Wabisabi Green on Jul 21, 2016

Lunchtime Bliss at the Green Dragon Tavern & Museum Carlsbad

The Green Dragon Tavern & Museum in Carlsbad brings elevated East coast style cuisine to San Diego. The Maine lobster rolls three ways, New England clam chowder and Maryland crab cakes are standouts. The Fried Brussels with pork belly, candied...
by Wabisabi Green on Jul 21, 2016

Pasta Perfection at Bistro West Carlsbad

In addition to the daily super Seven for $7 happy hour deal at Bistro West, the house made pastas are perfection. The Mushroom Ravioli served with perfectly cooked U10 Hokkaido Scallops that had just the right amount of char was … Continue read...
by Wabisabi Green on Jul 13, 2016

Sizzling Happy Hour Specials at The Compass Carlsbad

Happy hour runs 4pm to 6pm daily at The Compass and features discounts on drinks and yummy appetizer specials such as the Pork Sliders or Pizza Skins. The vibe is casual and friendly at this indoor outdoor eatery.
by Wabisabi Green on Jul 9, 2016

That’s Ranunculus: Carlsbad Flower Fields

We recently headed south to San Diego for a dual sayonara/first birthday fiesta and I managed to strong arm the family into a side trip on the way home. I had seen families frolicking in flower fields all over Instagram (Texas bluebells, anyone?!) a...
by Our Poverty with a View on May 3, 2016

Carlsbad Real Estate Lacking Affordability

Carlsbad real estate presents a problem for our family. I would love nothing better than for our three sons to be able to buy homes in Carlsbad, CA–if for no other reason than to keep them close. Our oldest son bought a La Costa condo several y...
by San Diego Real Estate on Mar 25, 2016

San Diego Real Estate: Luxury Report

Whether we can afford or not, it is always interesting to follow the luxury market in San Diego real estate to see how it is faring. And this Luxury Report should be interesting. We are turning this little article into a luxury report that will focus...
by San Diego Real Estate on Mar 25, 2016

7172 Estrella De Mar, Carlsbad, CA is NOT a Short Sale

In fact, 7172 Estrella de Mar, Carlsbad, CA 92009 is not even a valid listing. Nor a valid short sale. I know this fact, because I happen to know one of the owners who never signed a listing agreement, nor a purchase agreement for this home located a...
by San Diego Real Estate on Mar 22, 2016

Spring + San Diego

Spring comes to San Diego this year wrapped in green and colorful glory…sorta. After a winter of sparse  El Nino rains, the hillsides and trees are still turning beautiful shades of spring green–and even the succulents and cacti that re...
by San Diego Real Estate on Mar 20, 2016

Beware Aluminum Foil in Your Oven

I grew up lining oven floors with aluminum foil to catch the nasty spills from casseroles and sweet potatoes. My mother did it and so did I. Not anymore. Our built-in Thermador double oven that graced out La Costa home for years gave out recently...
by San Diego Real Estate on Mar 19, 2016

Beauty and Fun in Poinsettia Park

As Carlsbad has developed over the years, the  Poinsettia Park community has emerged as a collection of neighborhoods focused on an active lifestyle–thanks to Poinsettia Community Park. The neighborhoods in Poinsettia Park are logically cente...
by San Diego Real Estate on Mar 17, 2016

Rancho Dorado in San Marcos, CA

Homes in Rancho Dorado don’t come onto the market very often because owners can’t stand to give up their views and location. With 238 homes, Rancho Dorado in San Marcos CA sits near the border of La Costa in south Carlsbad and San Elijo...
by San Diego Real Estate on Feb 27, 2016

The Low Point of My Journey

I’d hoped that this journey I am on would illuminate my strengths and perhaps even increase them. Instead, it is making me aware of my limitations. When did I get so unsteady? When did it become so hard to walk up and down stairs? When did it b...
by Bertram's Blog on Feb 27, 2016

Freeze Your Avocados

Life in Carlsbad is wonderful with our balmy client, beautiful beaches and fresh local produce–including avocados. Avocados are plentiful in grocery stores, in venues like Costco and also roadside stands located in more rural Vista, San Marcos...
by San Diego Real Estate on Feb 20, 2016

Savory Slices at Knockout Pizza Carlsbad

Knockout Pizza is a fun casual spot in the Village and the perfect place to grab a slice washed down by local craft beer. Popular dishes are the yummy Garlic Knots, Artichoke & Roasted Red Pepper Salad, Bronx and White … Continue reading &#...
by Wabisabi Green on Feb 17, 2016

Bistro West is a Happy Hour Hot Spot

The 7 for 7 happy hour special —seven different appetizers for $7 each— is a smoking deal at Bistro West Carlsbad. The premium Beef Sate Skewers served with a spicy peanut dipping sauce and the succulent Bistro West Ahi Tartare … Continue r...
by Wabisabi Green on Feb 14, 2016

Bennies and Bloody’s at the Green Dragon Tavern & Museum

Brunch at the Green Dragon Tavern & Museum in Carlsbad was an extravagant affair. The Lobster Benedict was topped with out-of-this-world hollandaise sauce and served with skillet potatoes and fresh fruit. The zesty, cheesy Chorizo Omelette was g...
by Wabisabi Green on Feb 14, 2016

Beachside Brilliance at Chandler’s Carlsbad

New Chef Teri Mcillwain brings her passion for using fresh local seafood and produce to beachside Chandler’s. Everything is made in house from scratch. Chef Teri incorporates flavorful ingredients to showcase the freshness of her food versus sa...
by Wabisabi Green on Feb 5, 2016

Farm Fresh Flavors at Bistro West Carlsbad

This super popular Carlsbad spot offers a great selection of starters to share along with pizzas, pastas and classic comfort food. Best of all, the restaurant grows all of their own produce at their very own three-acre farm called The West Far...
by Wabisabi Green on Jan 23, 2016


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