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The best clam chowder (or seafood chowder) in San Diego?

What do you chowhounders thinks about good clam chowder in San Diego? I know what I DON't like, but haven't found what--with a little effort--I can make at home. Please weigh in. thanks!

May 31, 2015
millerowski in San Diego

best mexican food San Diego

Carmen's used to be near the corner of Linda Vista Rd. and Mesa College Drive. I went there all the time (and got addicted to the salsa). But then along came DEVELOPMENT, and where Carmen's used to to be there is a Starbucks, a Subway, a "BBQ wings" joint, and "Lupe's"-- far inferior to Carmen's. Carmen's family works at both Carmen's and Maritzas; they share the same recipes, and the food is consistent, if not inspired. I used to walk there from my home and when I walked in the door, they knew right away what I was going to order.

May 02, 2015
millerowski in San Diego

Anyone tried the "new" Sab E Lee on Linda Vista Rd. next to Dunkin' Donuts?

fake Name, do you mean that "Sab E Lee" means "Every Single time"?

May 02, 2015
millerowski in San Diego

Anyone tried the "new" Sab E Lee on Linda Vista Rd. next to Dunkin' Donuts?

Thanks, DrChow!

May 02, 2015
millerowski in San Diego

Anyone tried the "new" Sab E Lee on Linda Vista Rd. next to Dunkin' Donuts?

I read somewhere (probably here) a couple of years ago that "Sab E Lee" means something in the Thai language.
BTW, are they serving beer/wine at the new location on LV Rd?

May 02, 2015
millerowski in San Diego

Anyone tried the "new" Sab E Lee on Linda Vista Rd. next to Dunkin' Donuts?

Sab E Less in Linda Vista has moved about a block from its original tiny location. Have there been any changes in menu? Thanks!

Apr 29, 2015
millerowski in San Diego

Who's familiar with 'old' San Diego restaurants?

I must have dined at Piret's well over a hundred times with a friend who lived two blocks away. I loved their house white wine (affordable and good), and that you could design a meal of your choice of 3 charcuterie salads. A slice of the quiche of the day with house salad (delicious vinaigrette) was always pleasant, and then there were the daily specials. George and Piret Munger were terrific chefs and hosts. I remember when Jacques Pepin taught a cooking class at the Perfect Pan (where I bought an over-priced paella pan.) Also, Piret's welcomed to-go orders--like a French deli.Oh! their fresh baguettes were oh so irresistible!

Apr 27, 2015
millerowski in San Diego
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Who's familiar with 'old' San Diego restaurants?

Cotton Patch. They started you out with marinated bean salad, complimentary. Great corn bread (or were they corn fitters or fingers?) Wish they were still there!

Apr 27, 2015
millerowski in San Diego

Who's familiar with 'old' San Diego restaurants?

The Butcher shop was definitely there in the early 70's. It was next to the Springfield Mining Works (long since closed) on Kearny
Villa Rd. I dined there with a fellow Chowhounder about a year+ ago, and the prime rib was prime prime rib. Everything was delish.

Apr 27, 2015
millerowski in San Diego

Who's familiar with 'old' San Diego restaurants?

Atlantis was a class act--gorgeous fountains and view, great service, wonderful menu. Definitely a place fo special occasions.

Apr 27, 2015
millerowski in San Diego

Who's familiar with 'old' San Diego restaurants?

Loved Leonardo's on El Cajon. It now houses Terra, I believe.

Apr 27, 2015
millerowski in San Diego

Who's familiar with 'old' San Diego restaurants?

Was the German place in La Jolla Shores the Rhinelander Haus? Wonderful Sunday brunch and cool patio. They had a sister restaurant on Prospect in downtown La Jolla.

Apr 27, 2015
millerowski in San Diego

Who's familiar with 'old' San Diego restaurants?

The Pernicano's on Turquoise dates back to at least 1965--that's when I first went there while in high school.

Apr 27, 2015
millerowski in San Diego

Who's familiar with 'old' San Diego restaurants?

Turf Club was there in 1979 when I lived two blocks away in Golden Hill.

Apr 27, 2015
millerowski in San Diego

Who's familiar with 'old' San Diego restaurants?

I noticed several mentions of Hob Nob Hill. I stared going there in 1967 and still go there sometimes for breakfast or for American comfort food (turkey croquettes, anyone?)

Apr 27, 2015
millerowski in San Diego

Who's familiar with 'old' San Diego restaurants?

What about Harry's coffee Shop in La Jolla on Girard? Great breakfasts.

Apr 27, 2015
millerowski in San Diego

Who's familiar with 'old' San Diego restaurants?

I agree; they no longer bake their bread in-house.(Or if they do, they cheapened the ingredients). I used to go there just for the bread! Or the bread and a side order of marinara for dipping.

What about Zolezzi's when it was on University near 5th? They had a great antipasta bar. It was a basic red sauce joint, but really good. One of their specialties was artichoke fritattas.

Apr 27, 2015
millerowski in San Diego

Who's familiar with 'old' San Diego restaurants?

Lorna's has wonderful lasagna--and serves a hefty portion!

Apr 27, 2015
millerowski in San Diego

Who's familiar with 'old' San Diego restaurants?

I could only rarely afford Lubach's, but man oh man, did I love my first experiences of true continental cuisine!

Apr 27, 2015
millerowski in San Diego

San Diego CLOSED Restaurants: Thread Four (2014 edition)

I read that Donovan's would be torn down and that a new building featuring a large patio--friendly to the surrounding business park--would be built. A consortium investing in Chef Rick Bayless of authentic Mex cuisine (and Chicago restaurants) is behind this.

Jan 05, 2015
millerowski in San Diego

Looking for a great rotisserie chicken to go ...

Thanks to all for the suggestions! I guess really good take-out chicken is not in my future. I don't belong to Costco, but could get a friend to get me a bird. I like Saffron, but "like" is about it. Sprouts is fine. Whoever said timing (i.e. when the birds are plucked from the rotisserie and when WE buy and then eat them) has a good point--kinda like getting bread out of the oven and devouring it. I guess I'll get an organic chickie and roast it myself--but not often (too lazy). Thanks again.

May 25, 2013
millerowski in San Diego

Croce's to close

When I lived in Golden Hill in late 70's, early 80's, my sweetie and I dined at Morgan often. They served a luscious mushroom souffle as an amuse bouche. They could do things with chicken breasts that I still haven't figured out. Seems the owner was in jail for something, and his wife carried on the business for quite a while--and yes, the Blue Man was part of the family. Some wonderful memories from Morgan...

May 18, 2013
millerowski in San Diego

Looking for a great rotisserie chicken to go ...

Someone said Rimel"s. Not. Any better ideas? Maybe home roasted organic bird is the only answer?

May 18, 2013
millerowski in San Diego

La Jolla/Del Mar weekend eats

Iris Food and Spirits on Carmel Valley Rd. near the ocean is laid-back, pleasant, inexpensive, run by a couple of brothers. They serve local veggies, tasty appetizers, salads, and heartier fare (their meatloaf is great). It's just 5 minutes from your hotel. Outside seating available with view of estuary (bird watching). George's Ocean Terrace has changed its menu since I was last there, but the view, as you know, is terrific on a clear day. Ditto on the other recommendations so far.

Feb 07, 2012
millerowski in San Diego

Recommendations for tasty and fresh veggie pizza?

Thanks to those who have responded! I guess I am being picky about the whole wheat (or, better, whole grain) crust. It's just that I would like to find a delicious pizza that meets my new health regimen requirements. (Of course, that my mean just making my own--something I've never been good at)......

Jan 05, 2012
millerowski in San Diego

Recommendations for tasty and fresh veggie pizza?

I'm looking for a not-too-heavy whole what crust topped with fresh veggies. Recommendations? (I am usually a pepperoni/sausage and mushroom pizza fan, but am trying the veg route for a while).
Thanks!

Jan 05, 2012
millerowski in San Diego

Calm. Quiet. Warm. Peaceful. Soft. Care. Slow. Refined. Hushed. Candlelight.

Do you have suggestions on the topic, McGrath?

Dec 17, 2011
millerowski in San Diego

RIP Naomi Wise

Such sad news. Such a loss. I wish I had saved all of her reviews! May her spirit continue to inspire San Diego diners, chefs, restaurant owners, and food writers!

Dec 17, 2011
millerowski in Food Media & News

Suggestions for restaurant dinner on December 25th (evening)?

A friend who used to live here and whom I haven't seen in 15 years (!) is coming down for the holiday, and I want to take him some place that is absolutely wonderful but doesn't cost more than $100 or so per person before wine. Ideas? right now am leaning towards George's Calif. Modern. Do not want to go inland far (like RB Inn, for ex.). (Addison's is doing December 24th but not 25th.) Thanks!

Dec 12, 2011
millerowski in San Diego

Wines low in sulfites

I have done the elimination technique, experimenting on myself, as it were. I can drink spirits without an allergic rx., but when I drink a typical wine, I get red blotches on my face and neck. I have re-tested this (i.e not imbibed any wine for a week or more, then drunk some). I drank some sulfite-free organic sake and did NOT have a rx. So, at this point I don't know if I am allergic to wine in general or to the "extra" sulfites in wine. First, I have to buy some low-sulfite wine to test it out. Or, as you imply, I should got to an allergist. Not my favorite option because allergists seem to want to spend 3 years of giving one injections, etc. I have not been able to find low-sulfite wine in my usual wine haunts, but I see that there are wineries who advertise on-line from which one could order on-line. Lordy, Lordy, I would hate to give up wine.
Thanks for your reply....

Mar 21, 2011
millerowski in Wine