It's no secret San Diego has the best weather. Each month we ask one of our favorite San Diegans:

What else makes this city great?

Sam the Cooking Guy

Cook,  Sam the Cooking Guy,
Live: Carmel Valley
Work: San Diego
How Long: 20 years

When did you move to San Diego? Why?

We ended up in San Diego 20 years ago, after a series of hops around North America. We went from Vancouver, to Toronto, to Denver, to Colorado Springs, to Phoenix and then here. We could have landed anywhere, but San Diego became home because my wife’s brother and his family lived here– and family is a good thing. Well, in my case it’s a good thing.

Besides the weather, why do you remain in San Diego?

There’s no reason I need to be in San Diego for my work– the stuff I do (TV and books) can pretty much come from anywhere. I choose to call San Diego home because I can’t think of anywhere else I’d want to live. Oh sure, there’s a lot of places I love to visit– but in terms of a livable existence none come close. And besides the weather, San Diego is starting to become a cool place to live, eat and just hang in. Other cities are cool, but the people are often a bunch of d-bags. I really love the attitude of the people here.