Okay great thanks, will do, it's been a while. Any thoughts on Point Loam Seafood?
I also know Sea Rocket Bistro in N. Park offers sustainable seafood, including local Sea Urchin, which I am too scared to try, but no sushi there..
If more folks showed this to their sushi chef perhaps we could see some change:
More on what to do: http://www.montereybayaquarium.org/cr...
Nessy's is a darn tasty burger, but make sure you don't have to drive very far afterwards because it will put you to sleep, lol!
Rocky's use to be one of my fav's but last time I went in it wasn't as good, perhaps because there have been so many good burger joints that have opened up. Believe it or not, I plan on not going back.
One of my favs is the BIson Burger at Cowboy Star downtown in East Village. This is a lunchtime exclusive and I highly recommend it!
Also, O Brother's opened up in the Horton Plaza downtown, which serves organic burgers that are tasty. The meat is local as well! Almost everything in the place is organic including the fries, beer and wine. The onion rings and the veggies burger were a tad salty however (I like to have my meat alternatives for human and eco health).
Speaking of veggie burgers, the Burger Lounge serves up a tasty one with a Quinoa (a healty grain) base.
Most seafood is healthy on so many levels.
Hear is a list to go by that you can put in your pocket and reference at restaurants: http://www.montereybayaquarium.org/cr/cr_seafoodwatch/download.aspx
Certain seafood is safer to eat than others because of the ecological and health rish. It's generally safer to eat smaller fish and wild fish. However, some wild fish are contaminated with PCB's, mercury, etc. or even overfished.
To make matters even worse and more confusing they have exposed restaurants that state they serve wild fish, which they even charged more for, when further investigation revealed this wasn't the case.
That being said, I am looking for that gem sushi restuarant that serves wild alaskan sushi! Farmed raised is not ecologically (contaminates wild populations and the feed is wasteful) or human healthy (lacking in healthy Oemeg 3 oils) and often has food coloring (cancerous) added to it. Atlantic salmon is overfished and often contaminated. Pacific is okay, but may be overfished. I am willing to pay more fo this, but haven't been able to find it.
Here's the sushi reference card http://www.montereybayaquarium.org/cr...
I'm thinking if anywhere would have it would be N. Park, but have yet to confirm it. Thought, ideas, suggestions, would be great!
Here is a list: http://www.ecovian.com/s/sandiego/csa...
From what I've heard and experienced this is the best method of aquiring produce in San Diego. It's cheaper than Farmer's markets and often more nutritiious than store bought food because of the conventional travel time (from other countries or regions) and time between harvesting and sale. We are extremely lucky to have so many farms in San Diego that can offer produce year round.
Nonetheless, this creates options. The CSAs have various drop off locations, prices, configurations, produce offerings, contractual commitments, flexbility, etc.
As such, I'm wondering which one to go with. Any feedback would be great!
Living downtown there are a few Farmer's Markets. There is a small on on 3rd and Island on Sundays (limited selection, but can fill in the gaps), one at Horton Plaza midweek (haven't been yet) and Little Italy (descent overall).
OB is the best I've been too. La Jolla is pretty good and I look forward to N. Park and Hillcrest because I have heard great things. Rumors of high prices at Farmer's Markets are unfortunately true, but nonetheless the less the food travels and the fresher it is, the more nutritious it is.
Trader Joes has some great deals on produce but its often overpackaged and sometimes doesn't seem very fresh. North Park produce has some great prices, however they are lacking on the organic. Henry's has good produce, but I don't think they focus as much on the "local" as they advertise. Whole Foods is great as well, but pricey.
I believe the answer is the CSA. Here is a list of them http://www.ecovian.com/s/sandiego/csa... . I will be signing up asap, just doing a bit more research. Anyone have feedback on them? From what I can tell the food is fresher and less expensive then any other method of purchase including stores or markets. It also keeps you in tune with the seasons and exposes you to new produce.