★ Isola

After work today, Jody invited me to the grand opening of Isola, an Italian restaurant in PB. When I heard that it was in Pacific Beach, trendy and upscale usually doesn't spring to mind, but once inside, it's actually a really nice place. We were treated to free samples of the menu and, best of all, free sangria for 2 hours. We sampled lobster and shrimp ravioli and all this other Italian food whose names I couldn't remember. It was really, really good. Can't wait to go back. Too bad next time isn't going to be free.