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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 chowhound.com 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

In-N-Out new "secret menu" item

A place named In-n-Out should have "Doggy-style" on the secret menu.

Jul 02, 2013
SteveRB in Chains

Anything new/good in Breckenridge?

Hearthstone. I ate there two summers ago and the food and service were excellent, in a charming Victorian building.

I used to eat in the same restaurant in the 70's and 80's when it was a French restaurant.

Jul 02, 2013
SteveRB in Mountain States

Which brands are you loyal to?

Tejava Tea (bottled iced tea..no flavorings just tea)
Blue Diamond Almonds
Crown Prince sardines in olive oil- their sardines now come in BPA-free cans BTW. That is a good business decision, they earned my future loyalty.
A-1 steak sauce
Pico Pica hot sauce
Ore-Ida steak fries and frozen potatoes
Crystal Geyser water
Imagine organic low-sodium vegetable broth

Jun 21, 2013
SteveRB in General Topics

San Diego New Places Opening Thread, Part Deux

Szechwan Cafe has been open for one week. The menu and food remind me of Spicy City. (on Convoy Street across the street from Super Sergio)

Jun 20, 2013
SteveRB in San Diego

What is the best damn thing you've eaten in SD?

One evening at Sadaf (gaslamp), my girlfriend and I had adas polo (basmati rice, lentils, dates, raisins, saffron). By the time we got on the road back to Scripps Ranch we were both on a crazy euphoric high that lasted for hours, we were laughing and singing "Mellow Yellow" by Donovan.

We didn't drink alcohol so we're convinced it had to be the saffron. I'm just glad we didn't get pulled over by the police. It would be tough to explain, "you see officer, we ordered some rice and......."

Jun 13, 2013
SteveRB in San Diego

Corn on Pizza??

The Showbiz Pizza chain (what is now called Chuck E Cheese) had corn on one of their pizzas (the Royal) starting in 1980.

May 30, 2013
SteveRB in General Topics