CUCINA CARA MIA.......Random thoughts from "my dear kitchen" about food, travel, Italy, San Diego and life!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Columbus Day in San Diego


























What do a sausage and pepper sandwich, a bad Frank Sinatra impersonator, and sidewalk chalk art all have in common? We experienced them all as we strolled down the streets of Little Italy this past Sunday for the 14th annual Italian Festa. It was a beautiful day in San Diego (when is it not?)....Lots of artists, young and old, expressed themselves creating amazing chalk murals on the street. The wonderful aroma of pizza, lasagna and other delicacies wafted through the crowds of people where vendors sold jewelry, italian pottery, and clothing. Both Obama and McCain supporters passed out buttons and stickers. We stopped at a local cafe, had some lunch...did a little people and pet watching, purchased some nutella and fresh Italian bread and headed back home to watch the Charger game. For dinner -some of my homemade spinach baked ziti. Life is good!














10 comments:

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Sounds like a lovely day. You'll have to share your recipe for the spinach ziti sometime. I Love nutella! Have a great week. Twyla

janie said...

Sorry we missed this-we flew home that night. Have you been to Pappalecco (gelato and cafe owned by 2 brothers from Tuscany)? It's on Cedar-try it!

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Mmmm.....spinach baked ziti.....

I celebrated by having gelato. For lunch. :-)

Lisa said...

That chalk artist! holy cow--
Looks like so much fun, wish I was there with ya.
Lisa
coastal nest

~j~ said...

Love the street paintings! We have that in our community too, those artists are incredible!!
That looks like a really fun event.
j

Pat said...

Hi Linda!

San Diego is always beautiful and this festival looks like so much fun! What beautiful street art!

HUgs, Pat

Sabina said...

It looks like you had a great day -- I would love to spend a day in San Diego!!

Pearl Maple said...

Thanks for taking us on tour around San Diego, it is one of my favorite places to visit, there is always lots of interesting things going on there.

Lisa said...

Hello Linda Lou,
Tag--your it.
lisa
coastal nest

abeachcottage said...

sounds wonderful, mmmm and the spinach ziti good!

what wonderful talent those chalk painters have...

Sarah