Mt. Soledad Veterans Memorial
Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial

Veteran’s Day is next week and I finally went to check out the Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial in La Jolla. The view is one of the best I’ve seen in San Diego, and I love that veterans have such a beautiful tribute made of black granite. The cross is HUGE and can be seen from so many vantage points around town. And since my Dad served in the Korean War, and the cross was authorized by the City of San Diego to honor those who served during the Korean War, it feels especially poignant. I would say the memorial is a must-see, even for locals who think they can “see the cross from a distance” and don’t actually need to make the trip.

Since today is National Sandwich Day, I met a friend nearby for lunch at Kitchen 4140 in Bay Ho. It was my first time having lunch there and it did not disappoint. I went with one of the menu favorites, the short rib sandwich. It has thick, beer-braised short ribs, pickled onions, mango chutney and asian slaw, served on roasted pepper bread with hand-cut fries. We sat out in their beautiful garden patio (before it started drizzling – what a treat!), which made me feel like I was transported out of the city for a bit.

The short rib sandwich at Kitchen 4140
The short rib sandwich at Kitchen 4140