Sushi Ota: A San Diego Sushi Staple Since 1990

April 21, 2015 12:52 pm

Since 1990, Sushi Chef Ota has been serving the freshest local fish to San Diego residents. Born and trained in Japan, Chef Ota provides authentic and quality sushi to his customers, regular patrons say. The menu at Sushi Ota features traditional sushi and sashimi, along with entrees of beef, chicken, or salmon teriyaki, and sushi combo platters.

Be sure to try the sea urchin. The high quality and unique flavor of San Diego’s local urchins is what persuaded Chef Ota to stay in the city, the restaurant’s website says. If you’re looking for a sample of all Ota has to offer, try the chirashi bowl, which features salmon, yellowtail, octopus, squid, clam, and other delicacies from the sea.

Sushi Ota serves lunch Tuesdays through Fridays and dinner daily. A tip from locals: make a reservation. The wait here can be long, but regulars say the sushi is worth it.

Sushi Ota
4529 Mission Bay Drive
San Diego, CA 92109
(858) 270-5670

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How to Get the Best Prices on Furniture

April 14, 2015 3:13 pm

Purchasing furniture can be a big investment, and it can take quite a toll on your bank account no matter your budget. Here are a few smart ways that can help you save money on furniture while still investing in high quality pieces that will last for years to come.

  • Don’t fall for zero percent down. Many furniture stores offer deals like this in order to get you to purchase all of your furniture at once, but it usually isn’t worth it. Instead of paying a large markup for zero percent down, be patient and space out your purchases to get what you really want.
  • Visit estate sales. If you’re searching for bargains, estate sales are a great option. You can often find gently used furniture that was once very expensive at a markdown, provided that you don’t mind hunting for buried treasure.
  • Seek out floor sample sales (and ignore most other types). While most furniture sales are gimmicks or hardly very helpful, you’ll get the best bang for your buck from a floor sample sale. Because these items are technically “used” (though only in the store), they’re always marked down significantly.
  • Shop at furniture outlets. Instead of shopping at discount furniture stores full of poor quality pieces, shop high quality items with very minor damage at a furniture outlet.

Furniture Shopping Tips: The Best Secrets For Furnishing A Home On A Budget, From Real People [HuffPost Home]
How to Save Money When You Buy Furniture [About Home]
How to Buy Furniture [WikiHow]

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The Tractor Room: Pull Over

April 7, 2015 3:26 pm

Honest Cocktails and Meats – that’s the credo at the Tractor Room, a trendy little eatery in San Diego’s Hillcrest neighborhood. Sidle up to the expansive bar and refresh yourself with one of their huge roster of specialty cocktails. Stop by for brunch and you can indulge in hearty fare like Wild Boar Hash & Eggs, House Roasted Tomato Scramble, Braised Free Range Buffalo Quesadilla or Pork Sausage Gravy & Biscuits. Dinner offerings feature a hefty selection of burgers, plus Spicy Free Range Chicken Breast, Barbeque Glazed Lamb Shank and Pan Seared Trout & Shrimp. Sides include Au Gratin Potatoes, Fresh Corn on the Cob with melted brie, Brown Sugar Baked Beans with pancetta & bacon and Heavy Cream Mashed Potatoes with gravy. Open every day for dinner, brunch on weekends.

Tractor Room
3687 5th Ave
San Diego, CA 92184
(619) 543-1007

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