Tuesday, May 26, 2009

A Vacation Of Culinary Proportions

Posted by The Delightful Gourmet at 2:26 PM
Of course, most of us took some time off this Memorial Day Holiday. Many people stayed close to home and rediscovered the beauty and unfamiliar in their own home towns. We took a short vacation to La Jolla, CA. It is a beautiful beach city known as the "Beverly Hills" on the beach. The houses were gorgeous, the restaraunts divine and way out of our price range.

We found a way around our economically challenged situation by using Restaraunt.com. I typed in the zip code of our vacation destination and the site presented me with restaurants in that area that would accept their coupon certificates. We chose a few that gave us 80% off of the regular bill!! We drove around and found these quaint little restaraunts. Some were fancy, some inside hotels and some were mom and pop establishments. We really had a good time eating foods we wouldn't normally eat and trying restaurants we would normally pass by.

These great dishes were from Elijah's In San Diego. Our bill before our coupon was aprox. $55.20. Our cost after using a coupon from restaurant.com was $30.20 including tip! Minus the $2.00 I spent on the coupon, this leaves a total savings of aprox. $22.00! Why not take the family on a restaurant vacation for half the cost? It's a great way to rediscover a town near you!

10 comments on "A Vacation Of Culinary Proportions"

Cindy Shea on May 26, 2009 at 3:27 PM said...

Yummy! I want the pancakes and bacon immediately please.

Planet Gift Baskets on May 27, 2009 at 3:49 PM said...

If you click into that second picture..that salad looks amazing...I know what I want for dinner now..Thanks for the pictures.

Lindi Karl said...

Is that cheese melted on top of that sandwich? That looks delicious!

klynch on May 28, 2009 at 4:05 AM said...

way to get the savings lovethose coupons!

Anonymous said...

it looks like some one took a bite out of that orange.

The Delightful Gourmet on May 28, 2009 at 11:59 AM said...

This meal was delicious and the melted cheese on top of the sandwich was a bit much but way worth it!!

Andrew G on May 29, 2009 at 12:51 PM said...

That is alot of cheese on that sandwich!!!

The Delightful Gourmet on May 29, 2009 at 5:29 PM said...

Ha Ha. I would love to see what you would consider alot of cheese. :)

Susan Mcquire said...

I love going to places like that, it also keeps money in the community!

The Delightful Gourmet on May 31, 2009 at 11:04 AM said...

I agree with keeping money in the community.Restaurants that use Restaurant.com are looking for exposure so it is a good way to support smaller family owned restaurants.

 

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