92101 Urban Living is fortunate to present a guest blog by the East Village’s own Food Dude…Kevin Roberts. A similar piece will be featured in the next month issue of The Downtown San Diego News. In addition to being a Downtown San Diego Loft owner in the M2i Complex; The Food Dude is executive chef of the successful East Village Tavern and Bowl, author of several cookbooks, and an accomplished TV and Radio Chef Personality seen on The Food Network, and Today Show.

“It’s a Urban Dog’s Life” Written by Kevin “The Food Dude” Roberts

I bought a puppy! Not just any puppy. I did my research, months upon months of looking and pondering and thinking, What would be the best dog suited to my urban lifestyle? I would walk down the street doing re-con type missions and seeing what other dogs people had. One guy had a great dane, a horse basically, and all I kept visualizing is coming home to my 1 bedroom apartment and seeing the utter destruction afflicted by that enormous dog. I saw a girl with a Chihuahua. Not sure why it yaps and shakes all the time, but probably not the manliest dog for me. I settled on a French Bulldog.

From what I’ve read, they are used to small apartments being from France and all, low maintenance and basically lazy. Now that’s my type of dog. I can go to work, travel and still have a life. But what they didn’t tell me was the constant crying, pooping and peeing I am now enduring on a constant basis. I call it the trifecta of doom. Then my breeder dropped a bomb-shell on my nomadic world. Stinky, my dogs new name, cant leave the apartment for another 3 weeks until she’s had her last Parvo shots. 3 weeks!?! Holy Mackeral, 3 weeks of crying, pooping and peeing. I need a drink.

I got to thinking, are there bars and restaurants or cool shops in Downtown San Diego that are Stinky friendly? A place I can go just hang out and spend quality time with my pet without sitting on the couch all day? Here’s what I found:

East Village Tavern & Bowl 930 Market Street & 9th, East Village District 100 foot long patio, come enjoy your favorite drink or game with your pet

The Fleetwood 639 J Street & 7th, Gaslamp District Enjoy their wrap around patio on the corner with your pet

Pannikin 675 G Street & 7th, Gaslamp District Enjoy your exotic coffee or tea with your pet

Café 222 222 Island Ave & 2nd, Marina District Enjoy the best breakfast tamales with your pet

You can go to: for an extensive list of hotels, parks, beaches, bars and restaurants.


ParvoBuster Oct. 19, 2009 @ 2:16 p.m.


Firstly, great to hear you've got yourself a dog!

Secondly, what the breeder didn't tell you is that Parvo shots won't guarantee that Stinky won't get Parvo, and that vaccinations (and other chemicals present in dewormers and most commercial dog food) cause all sorts of problems.

Please read the following blog post we made on this subject a while ago:

Best wishes,



CuddleFish Oct. 19, 2009 @ 3 p.m.

Love these threads that are just a cover for real estate sales.


Stop being so cheap and cheesy and buy ads. :)


antigeekess Oct. 19, 2009 @ 5:19 p.m.



"92101 Urban Living" is nothing but a series of real estate ads disguised as a blog. Who does this guy know at the Reader that allows him all this free ad space?

The worst part of this one, by far, is the exploitation of the French Bull Dog puppy!

Next Week: Kitties!!!


SwizzleStick Oct. 22, 2009 @ 1:20 p.m.

Oh really? He's the executive chef of east village tavern? Thats a joke right?


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