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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

about 4 hours ago
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.

1 day ago
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

ISO: your favorite croissant in San Diego

"Is this OP a Beach Chick re-incarnate."

Oh, come on - Beach Chick isn't anywhere near old enough to start using "dust" in her user name.

Mar 18, 2015
RB Hound in San Diego

The Water Grill

Among other things we do well, I think the San Diego Chowhound board wins the tangential discussion award. LOL

Mar 16, 2015
RB Hound in San Diego

The Water Grill

Don't know, wrldtrvl, quite a few of the pedestrian places are charging near $6 for sides of fries these days. It isn't that ridiculous in a relative sense.

Mar 15, 2015
RB Hound in San Diego

Coming from LA for a few days...

A quick perusal of this thread showed that you indeed responded to ipsedixit as well. I withdraw my accusation!

Mar 14, 2015
RB Hound in San Diego

Coming from LA for a few days...

I need to throw out another Pizza Port rec to get you all back together again...

And Fakey - I find it very interesting that you are going after Honky in this thread, even though it was Mr. Myxoplyx that first took it negative. The buddy system is alive and well here. LOL

Mar 13, 2015
RB Hound in San Diego

Coming from LA for a few days...

I sort of wondered if there was an east coast factor there. I think they'd find that flyover country is pretty much the same as what they are attributing to California, though.

I recently have read a few articles from Americans that ended up moving to Europe. I'm not sure where either of them were from, but they both noticed the biggest cultural difference seemed to be the lack of "small talk". Neither were sure they missed it. :)

Mar 13, 2015
RB Hound in San Diego

When Pigs Fly BBQ in Vista

Gee, you'd think they could have picked a better name than that. Flying pigs? That is not appetizing at all. It brings on visions of...err...

Sorry, ran out of material there. No more chris bait. LOL

Mar 12, 2015
RB Hound in San Diego

Coming from LA for a few days...

Multinational company - depends on where those other sites are? Any other US sites? Mostly Europe?

Point being, I don't think it is only a Californian thing. Not to overuse the old "Berlin" joke, but this is a classic thing I've seen pointed out when comparing European cultures (especially) German to that of the States.

Mar 12, 2015
RB Hound in San Diego

When Pigs Fly BBQ in Vista

Phil's will be in RB, too - the old Elephant Bar location. Isn't that BC's hood?

Mar 11, 2015
RB Hound in San Diego

San Diego restaurants OPENINGS (2015 edition)

According to this review, your hopes for Fish District might be dashed in the long run:

http://www.sandiegoreader.com/news/20...

Mar 11, 2015
RB Hound in San Diego

ISO: your favorite croissant in San Diego

You will want to get to Opera before 9 or 10 to insure availability of the almond croissant - they go quickly, and they only make a limited amount.

Mar 09, 2015
RB Hound in San Diego
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ISO: your favorite croissant in San Diego

Not that I've tried a lot of places, but I second Opera's croissants. Getting them at Zumbar with one of their coffees - winning twice!

Mar 08, 2015
RB Hound in San Diego

Best San Diego Mexican Food?

Seriously, hongry1? You create an account to talk down to somebody who may very well be Chowhound's best studied poster when it comes to Mexican cuisine (and I'm talking the entire country)?

I believe the old time response to that is "PLONK!".

Mar 08, 2015
RB Hound in San Diego

San Diego restaurants OPENINGS (2015 edition)

Ah. Completely missed that.

There used to be some seafood themed place in that spot they moved to, right?

Mar 06, 2015
RB Hound in San Diego

San Diego CLOSED Restaurants: Thread Four (2014 edition)

When they first opened, I though Aroma had pretty decent food. My wife worked near there for a while, so we often visited.

We went there twice over the past two years, and it had noticeably slipped.

Mar 06, 2015
RB Hound in San Diego

San Diego restaurants OPENINGS (2015 edition)

It closed a while ago; it is where Grenadine is now.

Mar 06, 2015
RB Hound in San Diego

San Diego restaurants OPENINGS (2015 edition)

My wife used to work up there. It's a strip mall she knows quite well, at least for the 7/11. LOL

Mar 05, 2015
RB Hound in San Diego

San Diego restaurants OPENINGS (2015 edition)

Amardeen has been there since August, 2012. Its older sibling is the Aladdin Mediterranean Restaurant in Hillcrest, and its younger sibling is Grendadine in Poway/Scripps Ranch as Rhonely pointed out (they took over the former site of Yanni's Bistro, a place we ate from time to time).

Mar 05, 2015
RB Hound in San Diego

San Diego restaurants OPENINGS (2015 edition)

I had a little bet with myself how long we'd go before "Berlin" showed up, since I saw the word Doner. LOL

In this same genre of restaurants, we've really enjoyed The Amardeen Cafe (http://amardeencafe.com/) in the Renaissance Towne Center, UTC. More of a Lebanese take on things.

Mar 05, 2015
RB Hound in San Diego

California-Style Pale Ales: Are they All Bone Dry??

I agree, Josh, but I figured the thread had not diverged that far yet. :)

Mar 02, 2015
RB Hound in Beer

California-Style Pale Ales: Are they All Bone Dry??

Which St. Archer? The Pale Ale, the IPA, or the double IPA?

I've heard quite a few people say they liked their DIPA.

Mar 02, 2015
RB Hound in Beer