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Small Redemptions of San Diego

Sorry about that, Since the post mentioned Santa Clara, I just assumed these places would be associated with that area.

Aug 24, 2015
kriot in San Diego

Small Redemptions of San Diego

I lived for many years in RWC and MV before moving down here and outside of Whole Foods there is really no where to buy fish. BUT i do miss buying dungies from the boats in HMB. Once you get it from there you'll never touch market crab again.

If you get out there early its best else the cars on 92 will drive you insane. The Japanese markets seem to have decent fish. but anyways, i feel your pain.

Good news is you can pick up some decent chicken at Rose Mkt. Thats something you cant really get down here.

its a poor consolation prize

Aug 18, 2015
kriot in San Diego

Zagat picks 8 "overhyped" dishes

Just looked at the list and I can't believe that's the best they can do, I can't believe they only came up with 8 dishes? Geeeeesh!

Aug 03, 2015
kriot in San Diego

Bracero

Spaghetti tacos eh???

In Mex you can find loads of places that have tacos with Fideo in em. Not exactly spaghetti but its still technically "pasta", ... i think. Anyways, maybe its a take off on that. I'd try it. sounds odd, but who knows, if it sucks it sucks and if its good, maybe i'll have another.

Jun 26, 2015
kriot in San Diego

Can $3M food hall rival Pike Place?

Correct. I used to live up there and still go up fairly often. The ferry building aint nothing to write home about IMO. Its "nice" but I dont think anyone does their "market" shopping there.

They do need to look to the open air markets in Europe and even then they resemble our local farmers markets (of course the ones in europe are ginourmous) Maybe something like La Bretxa in San Seb would be good, lots of stalls for fish, produce,...etc.

The problem here is location. Downtown would get the worker bees during lunch and tourists, but for locals would be a bit more of a pain unless you lived by there. hmmmm, someone smart needs to think about this.

Jun 22, 2015
kriot in San Diego

Laja or Corazon de Tierra

Corazon it is! Thanks.

Jun 19, 2015
kriot in San Diego

Laja or Corazon de Tierra

Maybe I should post this in the Mexico section but i'm guessing i'll get more responses here.

Which do you all prefer? or should i be lookin to go somewhere else?

This btw is for my wife's birthday.

Thanks!

Jun 18, 2015
kriot in San Diego

Rec's for Tucson, preferably Japanese

Thanks for responses folks!

Mar 30, 2015
kriot in Southwest

where to buy halloumi in sd?

HA! good stuff on a hot muggy day,...lol

Mar 30, 2015
kriot in San Diego

Sushi Deli 1- Avoid this place!!

what a shame. we have such bad taste.

Mar 30, 2015
kriot in San Diego

where to buy halloumi in sd?

ahhh halloumi, the rolls-royce of cheeses

Mar 27, 2015
kriot in San Diego

Rec's for Tucson, preferably Japanese

Hi Folks,

Any recommendations for Great, High Quality Japanese food in Tucson. If your recommendation is for sushi, I'm lookin for great quality sashimi. Nothing wacky, no wierd rolls with questionable fish,not places with dumb names like "psycho sushi"...etc. Just great quality.

Also, any great Viet places in tucson? Again, quality is the key. Thanks!

KC

Mar 23, 2015
kriot in Southwest

Eater: Tacos

I was already to blast the list without even reading it. but i have to agree. Its a proper list.

Not sure why jack in the box isnt on there tho. Those tacos are the most authentic in all the land.

Mar 20, 2015
kriot in San Diego

"Live" Dungeness crabs--can you taste the difference?

I'm on a roll and feelin useful!

Those Dungeness crabs you had up in the bay area are the best you'll ever have. I used to live up there and would get em off the boats in HMB after a good morning of surfing.

The ones from 99 simply do not compare, its almost like the meat/muscles/whatever inside those shells shrink up and lose flavor. Is it better than precooked or frozen, yes, but better than fresh from the dock? not a chance. If you're in a pinch, go for it.

My suggestion is to maybe look for some other local shellfish, spiny lobster maybe? Spot Prawns from LJ perhaps?

If you ever go to Catalina Offshore they might be able to guide you to some fresh dungeness or some other alternative. Doesnt hurt to ask those guys.

OK, dont know how useful I was but there it is.

Jan 23, 2015
kriot in San Diego

Cactus Cooler Soda

It was meant as more of a joke. I dont post much but read the SD board a lot.

To be serious, I grew up in los angeles, and still go every now and then. You cant throw a stick in LA with out hitting a liquor store or corner market that sells Cactus Cooler. I see it everywhere in SGV and areas around downtown, pasadena, highland park, echo park, silverlake, ELA...etc.

BTW, I'm not too cool for cactus cooler, I'm enjoying
some right now ;)
----- edit update below----
AHHH FINE!
If you need an exact place Food Bowl in golden hill sells it. Places like that, are the ones that always carry it.

Jan 23, 2015
kriot in San Diego

Cactus Cooler Soda

Somebody please delete this thread.

and BTW, does anyone know where I can find Coke or Pepsi, or fanta?

Jan 22, 2015
kriot in San Diego

Carnitas Snack Shack Wait Time Sunday at noon

I've never not had bad flies buzzing around me there.

Aug 26, 2014
kriot in San Diego

SD Gets Nod for What It Does Best in CA Rating

Those burritos in the mission are disgusting. I don't know why people love em so much. Just because something the size of a small child cost 3 bucks doesnt mean its good.

Jul 22, 2014
kriot in San Diego

Birthday Dinner for 8 people in Honolulu/Waikiki

Thanks for all the replies everyone, I actually decided on girogiro. Hopefully all will go well.

Jul 22, 2014
kriot in Hawaii

Birthday Dinner for 8 people in Honolulu/Waikiki

Have you tried Nanzan girogiro? It popped up while searching as another place for potential group dining.

Jul 15, 2014
kriot in Hawaii

Birthday Dinner for 8 people in Honolulu/Waikiki

Hi All,

I'm looking for dinner recommendations in Waikiki/Honolulu for my Wifes birthday. There wont be any kids and in total it will be around 8 people. I'd like something on the nicer side of casual, somewhere with great cocktails/decent wine and preferably locally sourced food. A hotel restaurant would be fine as well. Unfortunately I've not been back to Honolulu in quite some time so I've no idea whats good and whats not. As for price, not too sure, maybe 100 per person max? What would be kinda cool is a private-ish space/room.Thanks so much in advance!!!

KC

Jul 14, 2014
kriot in Hawaii

One Beer dinner

I would also say BLAH for food and beer. However, its been a while since i've been. The last time i was there it was just my wife and I, we had half a pizza left and full beers. One of the workers there continuously asked us if we were going to be much longer because there was a line for food & beer. And at BLAH there is always a line for food & beer. We left and i wont be returning. If you can deal with that, the food and beer is good. I just dont like being rushed out.

Hamilton;s and monkey paw have food as well.

Jan 31, 2014
kriot in San Diego

Romesco Baja Med Now Open for Lunch

How is Romesco's these days? Last time i went about 1.5 years ago it was kinda ho-hum. Seemed the menu had changed to more "italian" than mex.

Dec 02, 2013
kriot in San Diego

Callebaut - Guittard - Sharfen Berger Chocolate

If you want good stuff I see El Rey at Whole Foods every now and then

Aug 26, 2013
kriot in San Diego
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Alchemy [San Diego]

I've been to Alchemy quite a few times being that its local to me. I've found it to be really inconsistent. Sometimes the food is great, perfectly cooked and seasoned, and other times its devoid of all flavor and needs salt. Honestly, I think the cooks/chefs smoke, thats just a guess, i dont know, but the level of inconsistency points to people who like to wreck their taste buds.

Jul 23, 2013
kriot in San Diego

Addison, Market or 1540

Cool, I'm gonna go with GModern. The menu at 1500 Ocean looks decent but nothing on the menu really stands out.

Jul 17, 2013
kriot in San Diego

Addison, Market or 1540

I'm leaning towards George's Modern. I've been to George's but only the terrace. Is there a different menu for the CA Modern space?

Veladora sounds really interesting as well but i dont want to think of the drive back downtown from out there after having some wine.

Jul 15, 2013
kriot in San Diego

Addison, Market or 1540

Hi All,

Given those three choices which would you pick for a nice Birthday dinner for your spouse?

Or is there another spot I'm missing?

We've been to addison and market but never 1540 and since mccabe is no longer there i'm wondering if its even worth considering.

Thanks!

Jul 12, 2013
kriot in San Diego
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Linkery and Hubcap Closing. . .Goodbye Jay. . .*sniff**sniff*

LOL, didnt mean to come off too harsh. I do wish them good luck as well. I think maybe an ETIE would work up there since the Mexican food situation is really really bad in the city.

Jul 12, 2013
kriot in San Diego

Linkery and Hubcap Closing. . .Goodbye Jay. . .*sniff**sniff*

We gave this place a couple shots and honestly it just never wowed me. The concept was great but the food always seemed to lack flavor. Having lived in the bay area for many many years, they will have to seriously step up their game in order to be able to compete. If they simply repeat what they did here, up there, they dont stand a chance.

Jul 09, 2013
kriot in San Diego