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What does everyone think of the San Diego Reddit's "Best of San Diego"

one more thing...where do you recommend in Escondido?

1 day ago
dabo40777 in San Diego

What does everyone think of the San Diego Reddit's "Best of San Diego"

Hey there Travelprof...I agree with you about Sab and Supannee. What about "Mrs. Travelprof"? What does she like?

1 day ago
dabo40777 in San Diego

Restaurant suggestions in Mendocino and Fort Bragg area?

Me too! I believe I have all their cookbooks...they are my usual "go to" books when looking for something fun and flavorful.

Jul 13, 2014
dabo40777 in California

Restaurant suggestions in Mendocino and Fort Bragg area?

Cafe Beaujolais is definitely puzzling...it seems it is hit and miss on the boards. I so desperately want it to be good, perhaps for nostalgic reasons (I spent a lot of time in Mendocino when I was younger and when we could afford it we went to Cafe B. Of course that was when Margaret and Christopher were cooking). I certainly recognize that things have changed (for better or worse), but I am still curious about Cafe B. with the new owner/chef.

Jul 13, 2014
dabo40777 in California

Restaurant suggestions in Mendocino and Fort Bragg area?

Thanks! It has been awhile but yes, the food and beer are good at North Coast. Definitely enjoyed my last visit there, about 8 years ago.

Jul 13, 2014
dabo40777 in California

Restaurant suggestions in Mendocino and Fort Bragg area?

Wow, thanks! Hadn't heard of Trillium Cafe, but did know about Patterson's...who can resist a decent burger and beer. We are staying in town (in one of the water towers) so that could be a nice place for lunch one day.

Jul 12, 2014
dabo40777 in California

Restaurant suggestions in Mendocino and Fort Bragg area?

Ahh, thanks. Was curious about Bistro 150. I liked the concept and the menu seemed interesting...I wonder if others know anything about it.

Jul 12, 2014
dabo40777 in California

Restaurant suggestions in Mendocino and Fort Bragg area?

Thanks! Yeah, Mendo is an interesting mix of folks...guess that is part of its charm. Have not eaten at the Macullum House but have seen it mentioned on a few blogs. Will look into that. Haven't heard of Piaci, but I do love pizza. North Coast Brewery does have great beer and the food is pretty good too. Was going to hit that after milling around glass beach. Thanks for the tips!

Jul 12, 2014
dabo40777 in California

Restaurant suggestions in Mendocino and Fort Bragg area?

Hi again. I forgot to ask what you did not like about Beaujolais. The menu looked interesting, but of course, execution must follow.

Jul 12, 2014
dabo40777 in California

Restaurant suggestions in Mendocino and Fort Bragg area?

What places did you try and what did you like about Beaujolais? It was such a gem when Margaret and Christopher owned the cafe.

Jul 12, 2014
dabo40777 in California

Restaurant suggestions in Mendocino and Fort Bragg area?

Thanks! Yeah, my expectations aren't too high, but there is always hope ;-)

Wow, that is sad to hear about Beaujolais...it was such a gem when Margaret and Christopher cooked there. I know about the Little River Inn and Mendo Bistro, so may try those. Will check out Ledford House too. Thanks for the tip about Harvest Market...definitely will hit that place up.

Any thoughts about Bistro 150?

Jul 12, 2014
dabo40777 in California

Restaurant suggestions in Mendocino and Fort Bragg area?

My wife and I will be going to Mendocino/Fort Bragg this October and are looking for good restaurants in the area.

In brief, we are not necessarily looking for anything fancy or upscale (unless it is worth it), just something good and hopefully memorable. I have been going to the "North Coast" for a long time so am aware that the area does not have a well developed food scene, but given the emphasis on local, organic, and sustainable products I am hoping things have picked up.

I know Cafe Beaujolais (ate there frequently when Margaret Fox and Christopher Kump were cooking), but do not know much about the food with the new chef (David LaMonica).

Any thoughts about Cafe Beaujolais or other area restaurants? Again, just looking for a "dining experience" and do not care if it is a hole in the whole, a pop up, or an upscale restaurant. Any food type, ambience and location are good for us.

Thanks Chowhounders!

David

Jul 12, 2014
dabo40777 in California

restaurants in Scottsdale/Phoenix area?

These look like great suggestions and fit the bill for this trip. We are only in town for 2 days, so something homey sounds perfect! Thanks for the suggestions.

Jun 25, 2012
dabo40777 in Phoenix

restaurants in Scottsdale/Phoenix area?

We are staying at a friends house in what I think is northeast Scottsdale. We have a car and certainly do not mind driving for good food. In fact, many of our holidays are food oriented and we often will spend a day traveling just to trying something interesting.

Jun 25, 2012
dabo40777 in Phoenix

restaurants in Scottsdale/Phoenix area?

Thanks Bill. Yeah, for this trip we are going to hold off on the super pricey places, but both Kai and Binkley's look great and I am sure on one of our many future visits to the area we will make it to one or both.

Jun 25, 2012
dabo40777 in Phoenix

restaurants in Scottsdale/Phoenix area?

Thanks Willyum. Kai does look amazing. For this trip we will probably hold off on the uber pricey places, but there will be many more trips to Scottsdale/Phoenix so I expect we will make it to Kai and Binkley's sooner or later.

Jun 25, 2012
dabo40777 in Phoenix

restaurants in Scottsdale/Phoenix area?

Thanks Willyum. Yeah, Binkley's definitely did not look Mexican but it did look good. I think cafe Bink may be more of what we are looking for, but never adverse to paying more for good food. BTW, what is the #1 in area?

Jun 22, 2012
dabo40777 in Phoenix

restaurants in Scottsdale/Phoenix area?

Hi chowhounders-

I will be going to the Scottsdale/Phoenix area next weekend and wanted to find a relatively moderately priced restaurant (~ 20$ entrees), though if there is something cheaper and worth it, then even better.

Not particular about the cuisine, just would like to find something worthwhile and reflective of the local food scene. I assume, Mexican and Mexican influenced cuisine are the norm, so I would expect something like that, but if there is anything else of note, then that would be a plus.

I love food adventures and risk-taking chefs and care less about the ambience and service. I am more into the eating experience without all the pomp.

Here are two names I have seen already, and perhaps those are the ones to visit. Thoughts on these or other restaurants:

Los Sombreros
Brinkleys

Thanks everyone and happy eating.

Jun 22, 2012
dabo40777 in Phoenix

Julia's pacific grove

Yes, the options are limited, but we still found the food flavorful and enjoyable. Service is very "casual" but to me that is part of the charm. Certainly not for everyone, but do hope that this restaurant will survive. I think they really care about the food, and that means a lot.

Mar 26, 2012
dabo40777 in California

Julia's pacific grove

Hi Stephanie-

We had the sweet onion soup with lentils, mixed green salad with just the right amount of balsamic vinaigrette, flat bread with roasted red pepper and adobo chili hummus, seitan, and lasagna. For dessert we had vegan apple pie with soy chocolate cinnamon ice cream...the crust BTW, was mind blowing, flaky and light without an ounce of butter.

Just a very pleasant experience and at the right price...Sunday's they offer a family style dinner and all the wine you want for $15.50 pp. Don't know how they do it!

Mar 25, 2012
dabo40777 in California

Julia's pacific grove

Hi fellow Chowhounders-

Just ate at Julia's in Pacific Grove. We really enjoyed the food, ambience, and positive vibe. I noticed that there were no posts on this wonderful gem and wanted to see what other hounders thought. Loved the focus on sustainability and locality of the food.

Mar 25, 2012
dabo40777 in California