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SD Night Market

We went. Arrived just after 6. It took 45 minutes to get to the front of the line where we were told the fried squid was offered. They had run out. 30 minutes for Supernatural fish sandwiches, tasty. Every single food vendor had an enormous line. I think one challenge was that all the food appeared to be made to order, so nothing except popcorn was done quickly. The beer garden had only one choice by 7.30pm and was closed by 8:15pm. The OTA music was loud, loud loud. We left hungry and thirsty, not sure if we would return.

Oct 07, 2013
binkychow in San Diego

"It's Too Big" -- And Other Bizarre Restaurant Complaints

A customer once complained that her steak had "too much flavor". That became the name of the company softball team that year. Another customer complained that the manager didn't make them "feel special enough" what ever that entailed.

Jun 10, 2013
binkychow in Not About Food

Dive Bars..San Diego

Pal Joey's
Lamplighter....

Dec 11, 2012
binkychow in San Diego

Who makes your favorite Egg Salad Sandwich?

Jimbos. Deli section. Warning: does contain raw red onion.

Sep 21, 2012
binkychow in San Diego

Brooklyn Girl- early review

I have to put my 2 cents in because I too wanted BG to rock but after two less than acceptable meals, I would rather walk to Red Door and spend my money. The last visit to BG, the waiter told me the reason why my gnoochi looked like a blob of mashed potatoes is because "they were made fresh this morning". Um what? So I must have eating not fresh gnoochi all these years. Who knew? And each plate of food was so under seasoned that we actually asked for salt to brought to the table. The meal was doubly disappointing because we had started the evening with a glass of wine at the Red Door, Chef Miguel tried to tempt us to stay with a tasty appie but my girl friend was determined to try BG.

Plus the noise level..... my bitter old ears were starting to bleed...

Sep 17, 2012
binkychow in San Diego

When to complain in a restaurant

But isn't it SOP for the server to at least check in at the table at least once throughout the evening? Not just when you take the first bite of food to ask how are things but at some other point during the experience. Then maybe dissatisfaction can be communicated. Besides, if the owners are running around like crazy, it may have been a challenge to get their attention.

Sep 22, 2011
binkychow in Not About Food

Can you hounds help me out with some dinner party advice?

I FLOVE the "barren woman" response and will be using that myself when asked at the next family dinner...

Jun 23, 2011
binkychow in Not About Food

cowering in fear

Yes! Kraft on white bread grilled with salted butter.
Same bread for Jiff and plain grape jelly!! And a big glass of cold milk.

Jun 15, 2011
binkychow in General Topics

Dinner in Downtown San Diego Monday........suggestions????

+1 just no.

May 23, 2011
binkychow in San Diego

When you first started cooking away from home, what were some of your disasters?

It is amazing how not knowing the difference between a tsp and tbl of salt can really make a difference in a dish. Inedible.

May 10, 2011
binkychow in Not About Food

San Diego to La Quinta & Palm Springs

What about Amore? It can get a little loud but the food and wine list are good.

Apr 05, 2011
binkychow in San Diego

Great Xmas Eve dinner.............

No, no, not La Strada! It is terrible. Supposedly they are revamping but I still say no.

Dec 28, 2010
binkychow in San Diego

Romantic Restaurants Recommendation

No.

Aug 30, 2010
binkychow in San Diego

Picky Orderers: Are YOU One of Them?

I don't blame the tomatoe guy. I have had some BLTs where the T was the gross butt end of the T and mealy to boot. I know they want to use every scrap of the T, but come on. It's not even a T at that point. I think I will ask to see the T from now on as well!!

Jul 12, 2010
binkychow in Not About Food

Luche Libre Mexican

Does anyone know why there is a line out the door these days?

Jul 05, 2010
binkychow in San Diego

DiBiase and Hunt???

Nope, left last month as did Billy.

Jun 21, 2010
binkychow in San Diego

DiBiase and Hunt???

Sheila from Laurel has also moved over to the Cosmo....

Jun 18, 2010
binkychow in San Diego

A delicious cake for a special occasion

Edelweiss Bakery. One in RB and one on Mira Mesa Blvd. Reasonable and tasty.

Jun 14, 2010
binkychow in San Diego

Mission Hills Farmers Market

Thanks. Great site on my 'hood!

Jun 13, 2010
binkychow in San Diego

Mission Hills Farmers Market

Just saw a sign this morning saying Falcon Street will be closed on Fridays starting June 25th 1.30-7.30 for a Farmers Market... between Washington and Ft. Stockton (I think that's the street). Has anyone heard about this and who will be the vendors?

Jun 13, 2010
binkychow in San Diego

Filtered tap water in San Diego

Not that I know. You could ask her, Sonja. She rocks.

Jan 18, 2010
binkychow in San Diego

Filtered tap water in San Diego

thewaterlady.com

She is two doors away from Paw Pleasers on University, about a block south of Texas.

Jan 18, 2010
binkychow in San Diego

Filtered tap water in San Diego

Have you considered buying from The Water Lady? She has a filtration system and the water is a reasonable cost. If you don't mind going to her shop to get the water, I highly recommend it.

Jan 16, 2010
binkychow in San Diego

Hillcrest Valentines reccomendations?

I only had the mozarella, proscuito and tomatoe appy but was very disappointed. Tomatoes were mealy, the moza was flavorless and the proscuito was piled on top like pastrami with the texture of deli meat. But the atmosphere is cool.

Jan 09, 2010
binkychow in San Diego

Top Chef - Las Vegas - Finale Part 1 - 12/02/09 (Spoilers)

I am confused as to how eggs can be considered vegetarian?

Dec 03, 2009
binkychow in Food Media & News

Top Chef - Las Vegas - Finale Part 1 - 12/02/09 (Spoilers)

Isn't also called a flavor saver?

Dec 03, 2009
binkychow in Food Media & News

San Diego Closed restaurants from the Down Economy

Closed for over a month. Word is Third Corner helped hasten their demise.

Jul 20, 2009
binkychow in San Diego

San Diego Closed restaurants from the Down Economy

Is Hula's in Hillcrest closed for good?

Apr 19, 2009
binkychow in San Diego

Stromboli in San Diego?

Me too. Sometimes "we all" don't know.

Jan 25, 2009
binkychow in San Diego

San Diego Sports Bars

McGregors! Right next to the stadium, kind of.

Dec 23, 2008
binkychow in California