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BlueRibbon Rustic Kitchen. Yes, indeed.

And a fedora and a SearSuckered suit?

about 11 hours ago
Gypsy Jan in San Diego

BlueRibbon Rustic Kitchen. Yes, indeed.

"...a 24-oz. can of PBR"?

I guess that you are are now a reformed European snob and have embraced membership as a flag-waving booster of us common people.

But, in order to cement your street cred, you need to misspell "bruschetta" and "prosciutto".

:)

about 12 hours ago
Gypsy Jan in San Diego

"Christmas in July" - Sister Clare's Toy Drive at Splash! Restaurant. Rosarito (Campito Location)

The celebration tarts at 1:00 pm tomorrow.

Free food and entertainment.

Please bring an unwrapped toy or a cash donation.

For more info, contact Ann Platenberg, (661) 614-0498; Email at ann4baja@yahoo.com or Chuck Drouet, (661) 614-0850.

Jul 22, 2014
Gypsy Jan in Mexico

Vietnamese in San Diego

"Mum" is Vietnamese wit a British influence?

I love this. :)

Jul 22, 2014
Gypsy Jan in San Diego

Your Favorite Place to Get a Grass-fed Burger and/or Steak in the San Diego Environs

This is total BS - a Fox News editorial about nutrition.

Jul 21, 2014
Gypsy Jan in San Diego

burgers

:)

Jul 21, 2014
Gypsy Jan in Los Angeles Area

burgers

Dear pizzamaven.

You did not bore me and I am sorry if my comment upset you.

I value good communication and look to Chow Hound for guidance to great places to go.

I apologize to you.

GJ

Jul 21, 2014
Gypsy Jan in Los Angeles Area

burgers

"As I Lay Dying." - I almost did.

Cheers, ipse :)

Jul 21, 2014
Gypsy Jan in Los Angeles Area

burgers

Amen! OMG Amen.

If someone, anyone, wants to write in "stream-of-conciousness" mode, for all that is holy, please give us a break so we can take a breath and wade back in to find the gems in the post.

James Joyce would have given up two lines in.

Jul 21, 2014
Gypsy Jan in Los Angeles Area

Your Favorite Place to Get a Grass-fed Burger and/or Steak in the San Diego Environs

There has been a lot of discussion about the touted superior taste and environmental sensitivity of choosing to consume grass-fed beef.

OK, I haven't the faintest idea about where to go to find out for myself. (Also, I am easily confused and distracted by bright shiny objects.)

Where do you go, fellow Chow Hounds?

Jul 21, 2014
Gypsy Jan in San Diego

I'm craving...

Stuffed chicken breast roulade with a walnut cream sauce. accompanied by a julienne of carrots, bell peppers and zucchini plus sweet roasted beets on the side.

Jul 07, 2014
Gypsy Jan in San Diego

Lookout Roadhouse Restaurant - Ortega Hwy Overlook

Hey, Serv, I don't know - it's been a few years since I visited.

I hope they have good food now - the view over the lake is so beautiful.

Jul 07, 2014
Gypsy Jan in Los Angeles Area

Lookout Roadhouse Restaurant - Ortega Hwy Overlook

If it is still the same as the last time I stopped in there, the food is all from Sysco and you have to be very careful about parking in order to avoid dinging the yuppie bikes.

Jul 07, 2014
Gypsy Jan in Los Angeles Area

Where do you get your offal?

But then again, I ate the dandelion greens growing in my schoolyard (as I think back, it may have been sprayed with DDT) and gave the bologna sandwich with processed yellow cheese on Wonder bread in my lunch box away to others.

Jul 06, 2014
Gypsy Jan in Los Angeles Area

Where do you get your offal?

Hoi polloi?

I am a proud member and resent the implication that we do not have discerning tastes.

;)

Jul 06, 2014
Gypsy Jan in Los Angeles Area
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Harley Gray Kitchen and Bar in Mission Hills

We had an office on Goldfinch in 2000-200x.

Phil's BBQ was still there - nobody in our office wanted to go there for lunch.

The French bakery, whose name escapes me that was on the northeast corner of the block - nobody wanted to go their for lunch.

The Gathering - nobody wanted to go there for lunch.

Jimmy Carter's frankly scared them.

The only time I made everyone happy was by bringing pizza in.

Jun 27, 2014
Gypsy Jan in San Diego

BlueRibbon Rustic Kitchen. Yes, indeed.

In summary, I guess that the general wisdom is that North County San Diego, has the money and will pay for quality, but the points farther south have no taste and if they do have the money, they are not going to spend it on good food in an upscale presentation?

I'll just take a CAB from Sergio's and be done with it.

Jun 16, 2014
Gypsy Jan in San Diego

Newport Beach - Wildfish or The Cannery?

I am so glad to hear that you had a good meal and enjoyable time at the Cannery.

When it was shut down from its original purpose, the building almost got torn down, but someone paid a lot of money and got a lot of PR and took it through all the hoops in order to get approvals to reopen it as a restaurant.

Many of my friends were able to pay tuition, rent and buy groceries because they had jobs there.

Jun 16, 2014
Gypsy Jan in Los Angeles Area

NY/SF style Chinese food in San Diego

Heavily-modified-for-American tastes, Cantonese-style cuisine can easily be found in Calexico, Mexicali, Tecate and Rosarito.

Chinese laborers from Canton built the railroads and dug the ditches that still supplies a vital source water to California agriculture.

After that work was gone, they were summarily transported and dumped across the border.

They then discovered that Americans and Mexicans were in agreement with their appreciation of the food that these former laborers prepared for themselves.

So, they opened restaurants in order to survive.

Jun 15, 2014
Gypsy Jan in San Diego

Newport Beach - Wildfish or The Cannery?

Excellent recommendation!

I would love to go if you are buying.

:)

Jun 14, 2014
Gypsy Jan in Los Angeles Area

Newport Beach - Wildfish or The Cannery?

Ruby's Diner at the end of the Balboa Pier.

Jun 14, 2014
Gypsy Jan in Los Angeles Area

Otay Mesa San Diego McDonalds Accepts Pesos

Yesterday, we pulled into the Otay Mesa McDonalds nearest the border gate. There are several various fast food places and restaurants that are fairly newish, mostly all of them were built about two years ago when the Otay border area was remodeled.

I had heard that some border businesses on the U.S. side were accepting pesos, but this was our first experience.

The building is large, clean and full of light from the tall windows and the outside area is attractively landscaped and well maintained.

When the cashier rang up my order, he told me the price in dollars and I handed him some pesos and he didn't even blink. He pushed a button on the register which then calculated the conversion and he handed me change in dollars. Easy peasy and a great convenience because we try to minimize our use of plastic and hadn't yet made it to the bank to withdraw dollars.

The food was the usual McDonald's quality, we tried the Habanero burger and that was one spicy sandwich, in a good way.

The crew working there were courteous, friendly and conscientious - the fry cook kept messing up my "no salt" order for the fries and the counter person who was taking care of my order said, "Please take a seat. we will bring your order to you", and they did, a full tray of hot, steamy and crispy fresh-fried french fries.

Jun 12, 2014
Gypsy Jan in San Diego
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SGV quality chinese in past year

I would really like to enjoy/share a meal with your family!

Jun 04, 2014
Gypsy Jan in San Diego

SGV quality chinese in past year

SGV, SGV - Sorry, not talking in code, but you should take your family on a tour of the San Gabriel Valley.

I am not holding myself out as any kind of person of knowledge, I am just a devoted Chowhound

Jun 04, 2014
Gypsy Jan in San Diego

Blue Moon Beer

Nah, me personally, I want someone to give me their unvarnished opinion.

:)

Jun 04, 2014
Gypsy Jan in Beer

Most Unique San Diego Restaurants?

Start on Convoy Street and work your way, door-to-door. It doesn't matter if you begin on the north or south, you will find many answers to your question.

After that, try the Kearny Mesa area - there are many unique and wonderful places there.

:)

Jun 04, 2014
Gypsy Jan in San Diego

Blue Moon Beer

If my post is confusing, it is because I was confused myself.

I think that is the point I was trying to raise in a clumsy kind of way.

I had never heard of or seen this beer on shelves in stores, so when I read the label, the attractive appearance and the buzz words ("weitbeir", etc., made me think that this was a craft beer by a small producer.

I was sucked in to the marketing hype.

My bad.

Jun 03, 2014
Gypsy Jan in Beer

Blue Moon Beer

I went to a house-warming party this weekend and, amongst other things, like the really terrific BBQ beef ribs, BBQ beans and mac casserole, they had bottles of Blue Moon beer in the cooler (along with bottles of Corona - Boo).

Now, I may come off sounding like a snob because I refuse to drink Corona, but I don't drink that much beer at all - and when I do, it is usually Bohemia Oscura and Negro Modelo.

The Blue Moon beer was OK, but not especially memorable.

Jun 02, 2014
Gypsy Jan in Beer

obscure indian foods

Dear suvro,

Thank you so much for you thoughtful and insightful response.

it must have take you a long time to write and this is a fascinating "peek into the window" for me, because I know next to nothing about Indian culture.

Thanks again and I have saved it and will be re-reading it in the future.

GJ

Jun 02, 2014
Gypsy Jan in Los Angeles Area

Some news on a couple of oft-mentioned places folks seem to associate with dim sum (888 and Mission 261)

Just a little (read feeble) attempt at pirate humor - dim sum, seafood and crowds means you need to have a spirit of adventure. :)

May 26, 2014
Gypsy Jan in Los Angeles Area