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Great Chef Dinner last night in Oceanside ~ One coming up at La Valencia

No, no - just the way you wrote it, I got the impression you were part of the chefs crew. Was just curious...

Apr 16, 2015
RB Hound in San Diego

Great Chef Dinner last night in Oceanside ~ One coming up at La Valencia

So which one are you? LOL

Apr 15, 2015
RB Hound in San Diego

If You Could Only Drink One Beer Forever...

Why am I surprised that the beer Tripeler chose was a...tripel? LOL

Apr 13, 2015
RB Hound in Beer

Restaurant closings outnumber openings

Just for you, cstr:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Continuo...

Like I said, an engrained habit in using all caps for the cstr letter combination.

Perhaps they use one of those things to make that hot sauce at Super Sergio's?

Apr 13, 2015
RB Hound in San Diego

Restaurant closings outnumber openings

Just as long as it wasn't your wife using that phrase.

I hope the Duet was good. There have been many reports of the Green Flashed brewed version not always being as good.

Apr 13, 2015
RB Hound in San Diego

Restaurant closings outnumber openings

Bringing up the "Berlin" reference is our subdued version of applying Godwin's Law, isn't it? LOL

Let me try to sound a little less insulting this time. I think I was grading on a curve, while you were grading on a straight scale.

Apr 12, 2015
RB Hound in San Diego

Restaurant closings outnumber openings

Oh, come on. Just because I all-capsed your name out of an old academic habit (continuously stirred reactor) doesn't mean I was yelling at you.

Ballast Point's two food joints, Green Flash moving to their own food operation, Legacy's gastrowhatever on Miramar, Alesmith putting food stuff in their soon-to-open brewery, Monkey Paw, South Park Brewing, etc. etc. etc., but they all count or will count as restaurants.

Your point that beer is their main business is precisely my point - if some of those places need to close or consolidate, those food operations will show up as "closing".

Apr 12, 2015
RB Hound in San Diego

Restaurant closings outnumber openings

CSTR, a lot of breweries have added some sort of restaurant, and if not provide fairly steady business for the food trucks. One does affect the other, if in numbers only. At any rate, I was responding to Fakey's comment about "brew pubs" (which do include food), because I don't think that is sustainable.

And Fakey - I doubt you really would know for certain what is mediocre. Since the beers/breweries I've seen you criticize are usually the ones that are doing quite well and often have quite the buzz (right or wrong), it's fairly unlikely you've tried something from 32 North, or would be able to compare or contrast them with Ballast Point, Legacy, or St. Archer (to choose places within dart throwing range from my workplace as an example). I guess what I'm saying is that your beer palate (at least as you've expressed it here) is too skewed in one direction to adequately define "mediocre".

Apr 12, 2015
RB Hound in San Diego

Restaurant closings outnumber openings

Obviously the mediocre will go first. My point is that there are many making decent beer that will go down as wlel.

Apr 11, 2015
RB Hound in San Diego

What's new with Brian Malarkey?

Oh no - here we go again... LOL

Apr 11, 2015
RB Hound in San Diego

Restaurant closings outnumber openings

Contraction in breweries is coming soon - I predict 2016. Too many places making decent beer that fly way under radar because there is simply too much going on.

Apr 11, 2015
RB Hound in San Diego

Opening Day at Petco Park..Where to eat?

It would make Tony's daily trips to Catalina Offshore a lot shorter if they were in Bay Park. But I like them *right* where they are, a convenient 5 minutes trip from my workplace.

New York on Rye (of food truck fame) has recently opened a brick and mortar place in the strip mall just west of Supernatural, behind the McDonald's and Tony's Mexican Foods, near the Miramar Cafe. Yum!

Apr 09, 2015
RB Hound in San Diego

Week in Escondido/San Diego

Methinx Beach Chick gets preferential treatment at the water ranch.

Apr 06, 2015
RB Hound in San Diego

Opening Day at Petco Park..Where to eat?

Like...soccer. Which is better, in Berlin.

Apr 06, 2015
RB Hound in San Diego

Opening Day at Petco Park..Where to eat?

"Sports predictable???? Just ask Kentucky about the final 4."

As a Wisconsin alum and fan, I didn't find that result unlikely at all. An experienced team with the consensus college player of the year and a player that many felt was the best at the Labron James camp last summer against a team with mostly freshman and sophomores that had not been truly tested? One of the games most noted coaches against a "roll out the ball and let them play" guy? It was in the bag for the Badgers all along. LOL

I think Duke will be much more of a challenge, for various reasons.

Oh, this is San Diego Chowhound. Errrrr...where should I order pizza from this evening? Is Regents Pizzeria acceptable? Or maybe I should just watch the game there and enjoy their many beer selections as well?

Apr 06, 2015
RB Hound in San Diego

Opening Day at Petco Park..Where to eat?

"How can you possibly say they're substantially improved when they haven't played an official game yet?"

Although this is true, baseball tends to be more predictable based on what you put into their roster. There isn't an analyst out there that isn't raving about how much their current GM has changed things.

On the beer side, Pizza Port is opening 5 spots throughout the park, so you'll have better beer options if that floats your boat. I'd be just fine pounding away Alesmith 394 all game, but I guess variety is nice.

You should get there early, BC - all people coming in have to go through metal detectors this year.

Apr 06, 2015
RB Hound in San Diego

ISO: your favorite croissant in San Diego

Fakey is being conspicuously quiet about it.

Apr 02, 2015
RB Hound in San Diego

Elysian Brewing Is About to Sell its Soul to Anheuser-Busch

You know - bla bla bla (not Jim's post, just the topic).

How many people have continued to drink the product of any particular brewer that AB-InBev has acquired? Has it gone downhill, for a segment of their products or for all their products? Have they somehow made a great gain in shelf space in your favorite store?

I'm a scientist/engineering geek. I want statistics, or even anecdotal reports.

Apr 01, 2015
RB Hound in Beer

Natural/organic meat directly from source in SD

There was another thread where they were recently discussed, or so I imagined, but when I tried to use the search function nothing got turned up. I know that I heard quite a bit of buzz about this place.

Mar 31, 2015
RB Hound in San Diego

Natural/organic meat directly from source in SD

Are you an employee or just a satisfied customer? LOL

Mar 31, 2015
RB Hound in San Diego

San Diego restaurants OPENINGS (2015 edition)

If you are with your wife and child, the bar doesn't work so well...

Mar 30, 2015
RB Hound in San Diego

Kid-friendly/oriented, but Chow-worthy

Honkie is a great resource here. If you see people here picking on him, it generally is in respect. But not always. LOL

Mar 29, 2015
RB Hound in San Diego

Kid-friendly/oriented, but Chow-worthy

I thought you needed the pass phrase "Ich bin ein Berliner Sauce".

Seeing the word "compromises" in a honkman post has me reevaluating life this afternoon.

Mar 28, 2015
RB Hound in San Diego

San Diego CLOSED Restaurants...2015 Edition

I'll revive this thread (though honkman had a similar one a few weeks before that DD must have missed) rather than add to the gargantuan thread from 2014.

Bijou closed yesterday, after being open only about 9 months after it had been converted from its short lived predecessor Amaya. The powers that be in the PapaDoug restaurant/resort empire claim it had nothing to do with the staff, but it was a reorganization of assets.

One recently remodeled restaurant spot for sale (never mind that everything has recently gone in here had a quick death).

http://sandiego.eater.com/2015/3/23/8...

Mar 23, 2015
RB Hound in San Diego

Week in Escondido/San Diego

Honkman, that should have been "best ice cream or related food product". LOL

Mar 23, 2015
RB Hound in San Diego

San Diego restaurants OPENINGS (2015 edition)

I have not, as I haven't lived in RB for almost 8 years. I have illogically kept this user name, though.

It isn't about what is better or who is serving what; I think a lot of people see the line at Phil's, and decide to get in line.

Mar 23, 2015
RB Hound in San Diego

San Diego restaurants OPENINGS (2015 edition)

All of the "not real BBQ" comments aside, I'd probably be tempted to stop at one from time to time if there weren't long lines out of the place even at 2 or 3 PM.

Mar 23, 2015
RB Hound in San Diego

San Diego restaurants OPENINGS (2015 edition)

Yeah, I commented in another thread that had sort of gone off on a tangent. That's probably a good market for Phil's.

Mar 23, 2015
RB Hound in San Diego

Eater: Tacos

Of course she does. She used to post here from time to time, too.

Mar 20, 2015
RB Hound in San Diego

ISO: your favorite croissant in San Diego

She's not posted on Chowhound for 6 weeks or so. Probably slumming it on one of the islands...

Mar 18, 2015
RB Hound in San Diego
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