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Dickey's BBQ?

In my unprofessional opinion, since their renovation this spring their brisket (and likely pulled pork) have surpassed that of Sea World. I still prefer Sea World's chicken.

about 11 hours ago
RB Hound in San Diego

Dickey's BBQ?

Phil's isn't cooked low and slow. They grill their meat and then drown it in sauce.

Speaking of BBQ, I had some at Legoland on Wednesday. Though that BBQ place has always been there, they recently renovated it and have what appears to be one gargantuan smoker in back. I just had the brisket (along with a "hot link" that was done on the grill), and it was actually pretty decent.

about 12 hours ago
RB Hound in San Diego

Brewery, tasting room OK’d for Carlsbad industrial park

Fakey is a Societe Brewing snob, and there is no way this place will appeal to him. And when you consider it is in the Arctic Circle...

about 15 hours ago
RB Hound in San Diego
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Brewery, tasting room OK’d for Carlsbad industrial park

I'm not sure why this is newsworthy - this happens about twice a month, right?

I'm also not sure why Fakey cares either way - it is not like this place is displacing a potential restaurant.

Too many breweries in Carlsbad? They can close Off the Tracks. LOL

1 day ago
RB Hound in San Diego

visiting Foodie on moderate budget seeks suggestions

Yes. Perhaps the only one for me in a sense. Things had dried up here for me.

Family still will be in San Diego, so I'll be here enough weekends that I have a vested interested in San Diego chow. Won't go away; just will be less omnipresent.

Fewer beer options? Sure. I'll live; I still have some choices there. LOL

Jul 02, 2015
RB Hound in San Diego

visiting Foodie on moderate budget seeks suggestions

Alas, I may have made my last visit there (about to become MV Hound on the SF Board, I guess). I probably had 30 lunches there this past year, and that could be a low estimate.

Jul 01, 2015
RB Hound in San Diego

Dinner post cocktails at Noble Experiement

[Tripeler]
It's not really germane to this discussion, but I think they should tuck away a specialty cocktail place somewhere in La Jolla Village Square and call it the "Nobel Experiment".
[/Tripeler]

Jun 29, 2015
RB Hound in San Diego

So apparently, San Diego is the Country's Seventh Best Pizza City

LOL honkman. Always taking down those venerable San Diego institutions.

Jun 27, 2015
RB Hound in San Diego

The Next PBR: 22 Old Beers Ready for a Rebrand

Jun 27, 2015
RB Hound in Beer

So apparently, San Diego is the Country's Seventh Best Pizza City

I should have been more clear. I wasn't comparing Fillipi's about Best Pizza & Beer (which I've not tried); I was comparing Fillipi's to supermarket pizza. LOL

[Though, to be honest, I usually find Costco's pizzas to be surprisingly good for that genre]

Jun 27, 2015
RB Hound in San Diego

4 reasons SD's food scene is on fire right now

This is where information gets lost.

The joke was about some place in the US named Rome. Stiflers Mom said Indiana to be funny. Since I'm from Indiana, I thought it would be funny to dispute that. I'd think that the person who gave us Muslin Terrorist would get that.

I guess not. Flyover not worth humor.

Jun 26, 2015
RB Hound in San Diego

So apparently, San Diego is the Country's Seventh Best Pizza City

I don't agree, exactly, on Fillipi's. I think they use better ingredients, but it ends up being a very greasy pizza.

Jun 26, 2015
RB Hound in San Diego

So apparently, San Diego is the Country's Seventh Best Pizza City

You'd think that somebody would see the value in slapping down a good pizza place in Carmel Mountain Ranch...or maybe there just isn't enough demand for it there.

Jun 26, 2015
RB Hound in San Diego

So apparently, San Diego is the Country's Seventh Best Pizza City

What an entertaining thread to have bumped.

I think I'll have some Pizza Port pizza for lunch and contemplate how much everybody here would have liked it.

Jun 26, 2015
RB Hound in San Diego
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Pizzeria Mozza - closing

It wasn't just service per say, was it DiningDiva? I heard more than a few reports of people not being happy with their food, but when they pointed it out the response was "you just don't get our food". Sounds like there were kitchen execution issues, too, exasperated by bad service and then...

Jun 23, 2015
RB Hound in San Diego
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Pizzeria Mozza - closing

It sounds like his idea of Hell.

Jun 22, 2015
RB Hound in San Diego

Pizzeria Mozza - closing

"Was Mozza a snobby place with a bad attitude, or was it too much for the tourist crowd?"

The answer to your question is yes on both. Decent service might have not driven away as many locals, but it probably was going to take a lot of time to gain traction with the tourist crowd no matter what.

"And do we really need a place like Flour & Barley in this part of town?"

Maybe, maybe not. It sounds to me like a pizza themed version of Yardhouse with more TVs tuned to sports, or perhaps a pizza themed Draft Republic (UTC). Unless I am missing someplace obvious, there aren't that many craft beer centric places in that little corner of the Gaslamp, so you could argue that it might get a sizable portion of the tourist or convention crowd. But a draw for locals it won't be.

Jun 22, 2015
RB Hound in San Diego
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Porters & Stouts - Their Place in the Craft Beer Pantheon

I think calling them red-headed stepchildren would be misleading. Many of the highly sought after beers in the beer geek market (maybe called "Whalez") are barrel aged stouts. Sure, IPAs rule the roost here in San Diego, but there are definitely porters (e.g. Ballast Point Victory at Sea) and stouts (Alesmith Speedway Stout, Belching Beaver Peanut Butter Porter) that are getting a world of attention.

They are far more accessible than wee heavies, Scottish style stouts, barleywines, etc.

Jun 21, 2015
RB Hound in Beer

Lunch outside today

It's too late now, but I think Panama66 at Balboa Park might work in the future.

Jun 21, 2015
RB Hound in San Diego

Can $3M food hall rival Pike Place?

Dismal management or lack of any management? LOL

I think they honestly thought that if they would build it, people would come and not ask questions because of their rep up north.

Jun 21, 2015
RB Hound in San Diego
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Pizzeria Mozza - closing

Not a defense at all, but I'd be surprised if you see the Vegas pricing in San Diego. Generally, don't most restaurants in Vegas (even those of the fast food variety) have about a 25% boost in any given menu item price?

Jun 21, 2015
RB Hound in San Diego

Pizzeria Mozza - closing

You probably weren't able to read through your tears because you missed a comment about catering to sports fans. That's right: casual pizza, a focus on craft beers, and a sports bar vibe.

LOL

http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2015/j...

Jun 21, 2015
RB Hound in San Diego
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Dickey's BBQ?

Oh, sorry. Really botched that, didn't I?

Jun 19, 2015
RB Hound in San Diego

Dickey's BBQ?

Eater San Diego says Mike's will open on Tuesday, June 23.

http://www.mikesbbq.us/

This makes it sound like Phil's, but with more of a sports bar emphasis, as well as a huge draft list. If I were designing hell for Fakey, it might be a lot like this place. LOL

Then again, that spot may not be as large as their Encinitas spot, so perhaps they'll not have as many TVs or as many beers on tap.

Jun 19, 2015
RB Hound in San Diego

Kid-friendly/oriented, but Chow-worthy

I stand corrected, then. I guess biergartens are mostly an after work thing, then?

Difficult for me to keep the varying European meal cultures straight.

It actually used to be very common in this country for white collar workers to drink at lunch (i.e. the "business lunch"). That changed in a major way in the 80s.

A lot of it is what is consumed, too. There is a huge difference between drinking a lager, sessionable pale ale, a lighter Belgian style beer, or some sort of weiss beer with lunch and drinking a IIPA or an imperial stout at lunch. LOL

Jun 19, 2015
RB Hound in San Diego

Why Americans have such bad taste in beer

I disagree with you vehemently on the stouts, but like Jim think that is probably a topic best for another thread. It's your idea, so I'll let you start the thread then come play along. :)

Jun 19, 2015
RB Hound in Beer

Kid-friendly/oriented, but Chow-worthy

Am I the only one completely mystified why honkman in particular asked that question? Maybe we need to rethink this entire German thing. LOL

Jun 19, 2015
RB Hound in San Diego

Bracero

Ugh - I thought that this sort of stuff was limited to Tripeler. For that, you deserve a tixidespI!

Jun 17, 2015
RB Hound in San Diego

Why Americans have such bad taste in beer

I think that a lot of this beer myth was started by servicemen that compared some of the tasty stuff they were getting in German bier gardens to American adjunct lager. Well, duh.

Jun 15, 2015
RB Hound in Beer

The Fish Market

They don't get a lot of love, but I don't think they any hate either. Most people here seem to have what I'd call "a healthy respect".

Jun 15, 2015
RB Hound in San Diego