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Do real bagels (boiled) exist in San Diego County?

In Oceanside there is I Love Bagels cafe,they boil their bagels,offer a pretty decent bialy , as well as products from back East (they're from N.J.). In the Home Depot center off the 78. Closest I've found to what Iam missing in the area.

Feb 16, 2012
kitchenhag in San Diego

Must try restaurants near Carlbad

Vivace in your hotel is the most wonderful dining ,regional Italian . Exceptional chef

Feb 16, 2012
kitchenhag in San Diego

Permanent market for local farmers?

It would be great to have a venue like that in our county. I miss the Reading Terminal Market in Philly
and would love to have a space like that to graze/shop in .

Jun 08, 2011
kitchenhag in San Diego

Torontonian coming for a short visit - approve?

Azafran is way up north in Oceanside. It will be a 30 minute drive up the 5 (or more). Not worth the drive in my opinion.

May 11, 2011
kitchenhag in San Diego

Banh Mi Sandwiches

It is owned by the couple that have the pho place next door. I love their pho , and everything I've tried there . Iam glad to know that the banh mi is worthy. I get mine in Westminster when Iam up that way.

Apr 05, 2011
kitchenhag in San Diego

FYI: Mexican food in Escondido

250 West Mission Rd

Jan 24, 2011
kitchenhag in San Diego

Where to find real canned San Marzano tomatoes in North County?

Boney's on O'side Blvd sells them .

Dec 07, 2010
kitchenhag in San Diego

Refrigerator Purchase Anyone have a Samsung, an LG, a Kenmore, or a Whirlpool Gold French Door Refrigerator?

I bought the Samsung 4 door French refrigerator two months ago and I love it . 29Cu ft. The 4th drawer is great for either platters or deli stuff. Right now I have a very long stalk of brussel sprouts in there. The temp, is adjustable for the drawer ,too.

Nov 13, 2010
kitchenhag in Cookware

Cheese at Costco

Look for Scamorza from Italy (2 pack). At 5.99 a lb it's a nice find.

Nov 03, 2010
kitchenhag in Chains

Lardo

I had some very good lardo @ Vivace in Carlsbad

Sep 12, 2010
kitchenhag in San Diego

Any decent food at Legoland?

Maybe alittle late,but I have found the salad bar place the only wise choice for food in there. It's near the fire fighters ride

Jul 31, 2010
kitchenhag in San Diego

roast pork and greens sandwich

Since I don't live in Philly anymore Iam missing this soooo much. Are there any recipies out there for the roasted pork from Tony Luke or DiNics?

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Tony Luke's
39 E Oregon Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19148

Jul 15, 2010
kitchenhag in Home Cooking

Any REAL Italian food in San Diego?

The chef @ Vivace makes his own salumi. Still the same wonderful regional Italian food even tho it's no longer the Four Seasons.

Jul 11, 2010
kitchenhag in San Diego

Looking for Fortt's Original Bath Oliver Biscuits in San Diego

I remember seeing a Brit shop in the village in Carlsbad..sorry I don't remember which street it was off Carlsbad Village Drive

Jul 03, 2010
kitchenhag in San Diego

French Onion Soup

Up here in Carlsbad ,a place called Koko Beach (bar/restaurant) makes a great one.

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Koko Beach
2858 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad, CA 92008

Apr 19, 2010
kitchenhag in San Diego

Best tacos- Carlsbad or nearby

Totally second your post SeanT. Two of the best door to door, I hope they can make it.

Apr 07, 2010
kitchenhag in San Diego

Carlsbad this weekend with young kids

I knew when I offered my rec that I'd get slammed ..but as a grammy I knew that chow worthy food isn't the priority when you have little ones in tow . Fun& feeding in a timely manner is the key. I agree Legoland has decent healthy food for the kids..we like the salad bar .

Apr 06, 2010
kitchenhag in San Diego

40th Birthday Weekend in Philly

if i still lived in Philly I'd be having dinner at Villa d Roma in S. Philly. I would order the chicken Sicillian and a side of escarole......sigh

Apr 02, 2010
kitchenhag in Philadelphia

Carlsbad this weekend with young kids

Buca DiBeppo is on El Camino Real in La Costa Forum Shopping center. It's noisy,lots of cool pics and stuff for the kids to look at. We take the grandkids there for some decent family style plates of Italian and pizza.

Apr 02, 2010
kitchenhag in San Diego

Sabrett Hot Dog Stand in Clairmont

I bought the red onion sauce in a jar @ Frazier Farms in Vista. It's Boars Head brand tho...still, it has that taste

Apr 01, 2010
kitchenhag in San Diego

Breakfast in Carlsbad

Beach Break Cafe
1902 S Coast Hwy
South Oceanside (next to Carlsbad)
760-439-6355

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Beach Break Cafe
1902 S Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054

Mar 28, 2010
kitchenhag in San Diego

suggestions for lunch break

Thanks for all the great recs. I'll pass them on to her. She was also interested in some good pho . She saw alot on El Cajon Blvd and wasn't sure where to go. She said she was scared off cause the places looked seedy and old...:} cute

Mar 10, 2010
kitchenhag in San Diego

suggestions for lunch break

She works in Naval Base San Diego.

Mar 08, 2010
kitchenhag in San Diego

suggestions for lunch break

My daughter in law recently found work near the I-5, CA- 15 merge in San Diego. She is from north county and has a hour long lunch break but no knowledge of any good eats in the area. Open to any suggestions for any type of cusine. Thanks!

Mar 08, 2010
kitchenhag in San Diego

Making a great pastrami sandwich

Correct...and 'navel'is considered the best of the best.

Feb 26, 2010
kitchenhag in Home Cooking

Possible Bull Taco Oceanside location opening?

Me too, this is exciting news. I can walk there

Feb 24, 2010
kitchenhag in San Diego

Possible Bull Taco Oceanside location opening?

I'll vote for you chris

Feb 09, 2010
kitchenhag in San Diego

Crab meat for Crab cakes.

I used the COS crabmeat from Costco two weeks ago to make crabcakes. I found the 'meat' to be large lump and fresh tasting. The lumps held their shape very well.

Feb 03, 2010
kitchenhag in San Diego

Soup Weather in San Diego

I got to eat @ Pho San Marcos yesterday and after trying the I Love Pho place in Vista Iam reporting on my newest obsession. I can honestly say that I could taste the difference in the broth and quality. Of the two I prefer San Marcos. I had the Pho w' rare beef and flank steak. The hint of sweetness in the broth (I think from cinnamon?) is addicting. I also tried the egg rolls and found it the perfect appetizer when wrapped up in the vegs and dipped in their fish sauce w' pickled vegs...yum.
Thank you for the eye/tongue opener. I think the owner is charming . He told me that he plans to open a Banh Mi place in the next few months,GREAT. His wife loves to cook Greek food hence the beef wrapped in grape leaves on the menu. I will be going back to eat some broken rice dishes as well as more soups.

Jan 10, 2010
kitchenhag in San Diego

Soup Weather in San Diego

Thanks,I'll try your suggestions and get an education in good instead of mediocre. I love soup.

Dec 18, 2009
kitchenhag in San Diego