Some Like It Hot

February 25, 2012


Hello from the Hotel Del!! We’re thrilled to be staying in such an awesome  historic landmark! Great Harvest knows how to book a convention : )


Our flight went well. I took 3 naps and read The Hunger Games. Almost done with book 3!

These birds of paradise are all over the resort – so hilarious!


Once we checked in, we set out for a late lunch EST and noontime lunch California style.


We found a fun outdoor place called The Fish Company that had fish tacos first on the menu. Sold!

It was, however, way too breezy-cold to be eating outside! I wished I had brought a coat with me! San Diego is tricky – it looks so hot but it’s really so cold!


We had a sushi roll to start – Shrimp Tempura – nicely cooked inside and out for me.



And then a fish taco feast! Grilled mahi-mahi for me with a fruity onion-free salsa they made from scratch for me!



So California fresh :mrgreen:


We are departing for Temecula for a party at the GH owners’ house there in just a few!

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1 Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles February 25, 2012 at 4:39 pm

Fish Taco looks amazing! The colours and the freshness of it…Mmmmmm!


2 Lynn @ the actor's diet February 25, 2012 at 4:40 pm



3 Stephanie @ Legally Blinde February 25, 2012 at 4:40 pm

I love the first picture of the clock – there’s something about the lighting and colors that makes it look so old-timey California. The sunshine looks beautiful! Hope you’re having a great time so far!


4 Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries February 25, 2012 at 4:41 pm

love the hotel del coronado! beautiful hotel and surrounding area. your fish tacos look tasty and full of color – yum!


5 chelcie @ chelcie's food files February 25, 2012 at 4:42 pm

that fish taco looks amazing!!


6 Joss February 25, 2012 at 4:53 pm

The food looks so fresh and vibrant 😀 Enjoy the day!


7 Emily @ The Swallow Flies February 25, 2012 at 4:57 pm

The food is beautiful! I love California cuisine – have a blast!!!


8 Maria@ Sinfully Nutritious February 25, 2012 at 4:59 pm

WOW, that place looks amazing, and so does the sushi!

Have fun.


9 katie @KatieDid February 25, 2012 at 4:59 pm

mmm such fresh food, I bet the fish was great and probably a local source.


10 Cait's Plate February 25, 2012 at 5:01 pm

Gah! I LOVE the Hotel Del!! So jealous of the sunny weather – it’s a cool 32 degrees here!


11 Lisa @bitesforbabies February 25, 2012 at 5:02 pm

Been craving sushi!!! After seeing that pic it looks like I’m going to give in! Take-out here we come!!


12 Blessing {Working Mom Journal} February 25, 2012 at 5:02 pm

I love San Diego, I was down there in January and you are right, it is so tricky. It looks all sunny but its actually chilly. Be sure to tour the historic district if you can.


13 Hillary February 25, 2012 at 5:03 pm

I am very, very jealous of this trip! San Diego is up there on my places-to-go, and you just solidified why: great scenery, great weather, and great food!


14 Lura February 25, 2012 at 5:07 pm

Hey, love your blog. Please give that wild woman Karen a hug for me. Now I know why I never hear from her any more – she’s having too much fun with you guys! Congrats on the baby, restaurant, new home, and everything! (I’m an old college chum of Karen’s, met you &Matthew @Davidson once)


15 KathEats February 25, 2012 at 5:27 pm

Karen and I say hi!


16 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats February 25, 2012 at 5:09 pm

I’ve stayed there, it’s a gorgeous hotel! Granted, I barely remember it since I was probably 7… I do, however, remember the horrible sunburn I got. Have fun in sunny SD!


17 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga February 25, 2012 at 5:11 pm

Have fun in Temecula! I love it there…too bad you can’t fully partake in the wine-tasting experience, but it’s beautiful up there and you’ll love it!

The Hotel Del…always a class act. Not sure if you’re going to be there tomorrow morning, but their Sunday brunch is legendary.

I have eaten at the Fish Co. many times..and your sushi looks fab.

And yes, San Diego is tricky…looks warm ‘n toasty but it can be downright chilly. I tell people, picture New England football season weather in the winters here, crisp and cool..we just happen to have palm trees :)


18 Brandy February 25, 2012 at 5:16 pm

I think one thing when I hear Temecula…. WINE TASTING!!! 😉 hope you have time to check out one of the wineries there! BEAUTIFUL!


19 Jen February 25, 2012 at 5:23 pm

I didn’t know Karen was going with you guys?! Thought she dropped you off at the airport. That’s a great trip then for some sun :)


20 Sarah K February 25, 2012 at 5:25 pm

I miss SD! Have fun!


21 Karlee @ BringingBackBalance February 25, 2012 at 5:27 pm

Kath there are soo many vegetables on that plate!! It looks absolutely delicious!! I think fish tacos are one of my favourite meals :)

That was nice of them to make you a salsa sans onion. I love it when restaurants go the extra step for me :)


22 Jen February 25, 2012 at 5:29 pm

I am from Temecula!!! Hope you have a fab time there!!!


23 Jamie @ Don't Forget the Cinnamon February 25, 2012 at 5:30 pm

Looks like an AWESOME dinner!
And I feel you on the weather–I traveled to San Diego in early april last year thinking it would be sandals and no jacket weather and it most definitely was not!
Enjoy the rest of the convention!!


24 Robyn @ Blueberries and Oats February 25, 2012 at 5:38 pm

My sister lives in San Diego so very excited to see what eatery’s you recommend so I can try them out when I visit! Also please let us know what you think of The Hunger Games as a whole when you’re finished! Would love to hear your opinion. Have a great vacation!!


25 [email protected] February 25, 2012 at 5:50 pm

Ooh, The Hunger Games!! Sounds like you’re hooked. I’ve heard it’s going to be the next Twighlight phenomenon


26 Elyse February 25, 2012 at 5:51 pm

Come to Ponte Winery in Temecula, I work there!!


27 KathEats February 25, 2012 at 6:14 pm

I would love to but I’m in a bus!


28 Elyse February 25, 2012 at 6:44 pm

Ah bummer! I’ll send you a bottle of ours to enjoy after the little one arrives :)


29 Michelle February 25, 2012 at 5:53 pm

Ah I love San Diego!! We went there on part 1 of our honeymoon. Hope you guys have a wonderful time!


30 Lorena February 25, 2012 at 6:00 pm

Welcome to beautiful Cali!! (: I just wanted to say that I live in temecula and I can’t believe you are here!!! There’s a great harvest in temecula!!(:


31 KathEats February 25, 2012 at 6:14 pm

We’re headed there now!


32 [email protected] February 25, 2012 at 7:28 pm

Ahrgggg! Just stopped in Great Harvest & apparently I just missed you, I hope you liked Temecula. Can’t wait to hear your thoughts on our Great Harvest and what ideas you all took from each other.

Well,if I had met you I would have been able to tell you in person what a fabulous, inspiring blog you have, it’s definitely the gold standard as far as sound eating. I just love it, it was the first health blog I ever started reading. Enjoy your stay in Southern CA.


33 KathEats February 25, 2012 at 11:14 pm

Oh no!! It’s such a nice store.

Thanks for your kind words!


34 Sarah (I Dream of Beets) February 25, 2012 at 6:14 pm

You look so purty! I go to San Diego in 3 weeks, but I’ll be bringing along 14 8th graders:) I can’t wait for some sunshine. The Colorado weather is a spring tease today – warm, warm, warm.

Have fun!

Also, I love babykerf. I cannot get enough.


35 Molly @ RDexposed February 25, 2012 at 6:34 pm

I just bought The Hunger Games today! I figured that they must be good since everyone and their cat are reading them.


36 Jules @ La Petite Maison Verte February 25, 2012 at 6:37 pm

All the food looks so delicious, so fresh! Hope you have a great time in San Diego! And I think you look great in aviators, they suit you!


37 J3nn(Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) February 25, 2012 at 6:41 pm

OMG, that taco looks perfect!! All of those fresh veggies, yum!

Enjoy your trip!


38 Lisa M February 25, 2012 at 6:48 pm

Enjoy your stay in San Diego, agreed – it’s look warm out today but the wind is cold.


39 Darien February 25, 2012 at 7:02 pm

Holy moly, I live in temecula! We used to buy bread from GH there all the time before I had to go gf! I wish we could meet up!


40 Jennifer February 25, 2012 at 7:13 pm

What a fantastic looking lunch! The weather looks beautiful there. Hope you have a great time!


41 Jenn February 25, 2012 at 7:16 pm

Wow so jealous you are staying at the Coronado! Such an amazing place!


42 Kate February 25, 2012 at 7:16 pm

You are so beautiful. Is Karen own your bakery with you guys? She is beautiful too! As a survivor of endometrial cancer, I always look for pictures of and news of Karen. She looks wonderful.


43 KathEats February 25, 2012 at 11:15 pm

Thanks :) yes, Karen is an investor and also works at the bakery. She also wouldn’t want to miss a party!


44 victoria February 25, 2012 at 7:19 pm

Welcome to California! Love the Hotel Del, The Fish Company is a fav and you are a hop skip and a jump from my town in Chino! And we are having a beautiful weekend so far…enjoy!


45 Aubrey February 25, 2012 at 7:22 pm

So, so fun to see that you are in Cali!! I’m from Temecula…have fun there tonight!! I adore Coronado…wishing I was there now! Have a fabulous time!!


46 Kristen @ Change of Pace February 25, 2012 at 7:30 pm

Those fish tacos look amazing! So fresh. I bought the first book of the hunger games today. I am so excited to get my kids to bed so I can start reading it tonight :)


47 Jenna February 25, 2012 at 7:41 pm

Hotel Del is amazing. Unfortunately we did not stay there, but we did have dinner at 1500 Ocean. The food was fantastic. I highly recommend the seasonal sorbet trio. The raspberry sorbet was one of the best desserts I have every had. So simple, yet absolutely phenomenal.


48 Erin Motz February 25, 2012 at 7:44 pm

Enjoy San Diego! You’re a trooper on that lengthy plane ride! I can’t sleep at all on flights, which makes me a joy to be around. ;-]


49 Heidi Bundles Of Hugs February 25, 2012 at 7:53 pm

Ugh, that looks fresh and yummy! Love that hotel and the beach it’s on. I made the same mistake and didn’t take a sweater or jacket when we went to San Diego. Luckily there are lots of shops to pick something up. Have fun!


50 Kris February 25, 2012 at 8:08 pm

I too found out the hard way how cool the weather can be in San Diego. My first visit to my sister was years ago when she lived in Coronado. I dressed for warm weather and had to borrow sweaters and sweatshirts from my sister to keep warm. It was especially cold at the beach! I love that my sis still lives in SD so I can get out there once in a while. Have a great time!


51 [New Balance] Nicole February 25, 2012 at 8:13 pm

That place looks beautiful! Have fun!


52 Elisabeth February 25, 2012 at 8:21 pm

Oh girl I’m so jealous of this trip! My family vacationed at Hotel Del (I learned to surf there!) a few years ago, and in January I went to a wedding in La Jolla that had the reception at Hotel Del. It has the coolest history behind it – so many old Hollywood stars used to stay there!

Enjoy it and take lots of pictures so we can vicariously enjoy the gorgeous Cali coast :)


53 Lee February 25, 2012 at 8:36 pm

I had drinks at the Hotel Del before a few years ago when friends of mine got married on Coranado. It was nice.

What do you think of Mockingjay? I just finished the series and while I loved the first book, I was really disappointed in the third (the second was okay).


54 KathEats February 25, 2012 at 11:13 pm

Loved first. Liked second. Third… meh


55 Maureen February 25, 2012 at 8:48 pm

I LOVE Hotel Del!! One of my best friends got married there 2 years ago. BEST wedding location ever! :)


56 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife February 25, 2012 at 8:49 pm

enjoy the final Hunger Games book!! SOOOOO good.

And have fun in SD! My sis just got back from there and had a blast! She’s tan too :)


57 Leslie February 25, 2012 at 8:53 pm

Fun! We just stayed there in November and at at the same restaurant. Love that place! I bought a ton of gifts and the cute store that faces the ocean. Enjoy San Diego!


58 Simply Life February 25, 2012 at 9:15 pm

oh that hotel looks fabulous! have a great trip!


59 Andrea @FrSeed2Stomach February 25, 2012 at 9:18 pm

Ah I’m jealous, Kath! The Del is one of the most beautiful spots in San Diego. When I visited, it was the first place I’ve ever been that made me daydream about my wedding day because it would be such a prefect place to get hitched. Make sure you eat some authentic Mexican while you’re in SoCal (with lots of cheese of course!). Have fun!


60 Lily February 25, 2012 at 9:22 pm

Yum yum yum! Looks like you’re having a great time.


61 Sonia the mexigarian February 25, 2012 at 10:42 pm

Yayon being in SD! I loved living down there and hotel del is amazing. Temecula wine country is a fun place too. It is definitely warmer inland. Enjoy your time down there! Ooooh just started the first book of the hunger games. So far so gooooood.


62 Bekah Wright February 25, 2012 at 10:46 pm

If you get a chance, check out the Children’s Museum. And don’t miss Richard Walker’s Pancake House while in the vicinity.


63 abbey February 25, 2012 at 11:09 pm

I’ve stayed there for a cross country race! So much fun!! Enjoy it :)


64 Paige @ Healthy Hits the Spot February 25, 2012 at 11:40 pm

Looks like you are having a blast! I will be in SD next week! Too bad we missed each other! Would have loved to meet up :)


65 Khushboo February 25, 2012 at 11:48 pm

Wow that restaurant sounds so fresh- love that they made the salsa from scratch for you!


66 Angel7 February 25, 2012 at 11:56 pm

I just love those sunglasses, Kath! You look like such a California girl :)

I am sooo hungry for California rolls!


67 Elisabeth February 26, 2012 at 12:18 am

What a beautiful hotel! I’m definitely wishing I were there right now, instead of cloudy, 20 degree Ohio 😉 Karen looks wonderful, by the way!


68 [email protected] Grains of Paradise February 26, 2012 at 3:16 am

Omg…Such memories at the Del! I went to SDSU ( mid-90s yikes! ) and we use to camp sometimes at the beach in front of the resort. We would also try and “sneak into” the pool areas but always got caught and asked to leave….so embarrassing! I’m assuming our backpacks and non-Del beach towels gave us away. I once got busted/and escorted out for rollerblading on the hotel grounds too. Haha! Oh to be 18 again….Aloha :)


69 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count February 26, 2012 at 7:34 am

The Hotel Del Cornado is just incredible. I’ve been there and it is just wonderful, like stepping back in time!


70 Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning February 26, 2012 at 5:12 pm

There aren’t many (savory) foods that I love more than fish tacos- and San Diego would definitely be the place to get them! Lucky girl.:)


71 Megan Jones April 3, 2012 at 12:04 pm

I can’t believe that you got to stay at the Hotel Del Coronado! It is so beautiful and so characteristic of the area. My brother has lived in San Diego for nearly 5 years now and I love getting to go visit him. I hope you have some time to check out downtown. Little Italy has some great mom and pop resturants that taste like you have just been on a transatlantic flight!


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