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5 Guys vs. In & Out... Time for a simple vote


Jul 18, 2015
SteveRB in Chains

The best first date spot, especially for foodies: the Sushi Bar. Agree or Disagree?

Sushi is too expensive for a first date. In-n-Out is the perfect first date.

Feb 21, 2015
SteveRB in General Topics

Are you a food hoarder ?

I only hoard canned tuna and sardines.

Feb 16, 2015
SteveRB in General Topics

San Diego Late Night Eats . . . Your Faves!

Luce Bar & Kitchen (morena blvd) is open until midnight.

Feb 11, 2015
SteveRB in San Diego

San Diego restaurants OPENINGS (2015 edition)

The noise level has been too high for me at lunchtime (full capacity), the sound bouncing off all that glass. This might be a place I skip.

Feb 06, 2015
SteveRB in San Diego

Convoy Szechuan, pls.

FuAn Garden or Spicy City

Feb 06, 2015
SteveRB in San Diego

Help! Finding a Burrito Shop

Loreto's Taco shop, Bancroft Street in Spring Valley ? The pictures on Yelp show the exterior as red and yellow striped.

Nov 06, 2014
SteveRB in San Diego

LA Times Op-Ed: Big Soda's false populism

Soon you will need a doctors recommendation to shop at the cupcake stores, just like medical marijuana.

Oct 29, 2014
SteveRB in Food Media & News

I really like <fill in chain> and I look forward to returning

The Habit

Aug 23, 2014
SteveRB in Chains

I have never eaten at _______ and I never will!

I think they were talking about the waitresses, not the wings.

Obama cuts the line at Franklin BBQ in Austin

I'm surprised his wifey let him eat BBQ.

Jul 12, 2014
SteveRB in Food Media & News

Top 10 Gross UK Foods?

Your question doesn't make sense.

Jun 21, 2014
SteveRB in Not About Food

List some of your fave lunch spots. .

Balboa International Market
Harvest Taco Shop (kearny mesa)

Apr 12, 2014
SteveRB in San Diego

Eating pizza or burger w/ knife and fork

Naples, Italy- knife and fork

Naples, Florida- hands and gums

All purpose non GMO oil for sauteeing

Extra light olive oil has a smoke point of 468 degrees. Neutral taste, not expensive.

Nov 04, 2013
SteveRB in Home Cooking

Last meal EVER?

Dairy Queen-

Bacon Cheese Grillburger
M&M's Blizzard

Nov 03, 2013
SteveRB in Chains

Where is your favorite place for fried rice in San Diego?

No, I've never been to Liang's, I will eventually. Is that a dish you like there ?

Nov 03, 2013
SteveRB in San Diego

Where is your favorite place for fried rice in San Diego?

I love the wontons in chili oil sauce at FuAn Garden. I tried to recreate it at home with disappointing results. I've been eating there a lot lately, think it might be as good as Spicy City.

I like the spicy fried rice at Sab E Lee (I order it with beef and heat level 3).

Nov 03, 2013
SteveRB in San Diego

IN-N-OUT Road Kill Fries

They have the worst fries in fast food.

Oct 24, 2013
SteveRB in Chains

Pizzeria Mozza (Seaport Village)

No, he was a Holiday Inn franchisee and the CEO of Residence Inn at the time he (regrettably) got into the pizza business. (this wiki page should say founded in Topeka, KS not Kansas City, MO)

Oct 13, 2013
SteveRB in San Diego

Pizzeria Mozza (Seaport Village)

I know a guy who thought Chuck E Cheese was just fine for kids. He bought Chuck E. in 1984 and merged it with the Showbiz Pizza Place chain he started in 1980. He was also my dad.

Oct 11, 2013
SteveRB in San Diego

Mediocre dinners and diners

I'm quite content with this thread.

Oct 01, 2013
SteveRB in General Topics

The Best restaurant scene in a Movie set in San Diego

I read that there was a scene in Almost Famous shot in the Sun Cafe in OB.

Oct 01, 2013
SteveRB in San Diego

Table Hogs and Coffee House Etiquette

I order another cup of their cheapest coffee and it accidentally spills all over their computer. Oops.

Sep 25, 2013
SteveRB in Not About Food

Are you a regular?

Just one regular place. A small family-run americanized-Chinese restaurant that is in a quiet suburb, and not only do I like it for the food, but because it is quiet (not busy) in the evening so I can have converstations with friends, or just be alone in my thoughts when I dine alone. I don't feel as relaxed in any other restaurant.

The owners don't say much because english isn't their first language, but the daughter who is now in college is very friendly. When I quit going for awhile after moving out of the suburbs, the mother mentioned "where have you been, did you move ?". It was kind of comforting knowing that I was missed.

Foodwise, I never mention the restaurant on because it wouldn't wow anyone or come close to a "best"...but sometimes dining isnt just about the food.

UT readers weigh in on (of all things) best Chinese in San Diego

Spicy House was one of my favorites. I got there tonight and it had a Grand Opening sign- new owners, staff, and menu. I was not impressed with the food.

Sep 15, 2013
SteveRB in San Diego

new Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives

Tonight they did a new episode with all San Diego locations.

However, it was sort of a cop-out because they went to two restaurants they have done before, Hodad's and Pizzeria Luigi (this time the el cajon blvd location). Which is bad for me because that is my favorite pizza location and now it probably just got more crowded. Hodad's showed off their Guido Burger: pastrami, brown mustard, carmelized onions, burger patty, pickles, ketchup.

The OB Noodle House was the best thing on the show. Garlic Wings, Pho, and their House Special Fried Rice. It all looked very good.

Aug 05, 2013
SteveRB in San Diego

Old Town rec

I suggest Casa Guadalajara. Cafe Coyote is not a bad choice.

I would skip Old Town Mexican Cafe- long waits and poor food.

Aug 03, 2013
SteveRB in San Diego

Warm Weather Ground Beef Recipes

Picadillo- this is how I make it:

Saute 1 lb. of ground beef or ground bison, and some onions and garlic

Add these ingredients and cover and simmer for 20 or more minutes:

diced bell pepper
sliced green olives (spanish)
8 oz tomato sauce
little bit of water
one diced potato (optional)
black pepper
dash of olive oil

serve with rice

Jul 07, 2013
SteveRB in Home Cooking

Reintroducing Fish

I really like Trader Joes Breaded Cod filets.

Cod or sole are great fish to start with and easy to cook. Adding lemon and butter together are good on almost any fish.

Jul 06, 2013
SteveRB in Home Cooking