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Local/"Hole in the wall" foodie quest

Thanks, I didn't catch that.

1 day ago
cstr in San Diego

Coming from LA - what to eat in San Diego?

The nice thing is that you can get the spicy flavor and aroma from your fingers for hours.

Just some additional advise, if your order it spicy, let her know you can handle it as she often tames it down for us gringo's.

Local/"Hole in the wall" foodie quest

I suggest Aqui es Texaco for Lamb barbacoa,
Super Cocina for an assortment of meats that are braised slow cooked items.
Hit up a Baja fish taco truck,
Maritza's for a carnitas plate.
JT Thai Street food.
Pho Cali.
Dan Diego's semi dive bar.
Ritual tavern, great house made chow.

All are quite reasonable.

Sep 01, 2015
cstr in San Diego

Langostino lobster?

Agree with RH, more like the texture of shrimp. I think your best bang for the buck is Pacific Spiny Lobster, large tail meat, sweet tasting. Costco usually has them in their seafood section.

Sep 01, 2015
cstr in San Diego

Crab Roll?

I thought it was very helpful by advising to try some specialties from their new home, SD. YMMV.

Cest Fini!

Sep 01, 2015
cstr in San Diego

Crab Roll?

Sigh.... I didn't know you could read minds or what the attitude of the post was. Keep you day job Crampy!

Aug 31, 2015
cstr in San Diego

Crab Roll?

You're not in CT or RI, I assume that's where you last resided as CT/RI does a lobster roll with melted butter, it's time to move on. Try a Carne Asada Buritto, Baja Fish Taco, Taco El pastor or some nice Mex Marisco's. For a good seafood option try El Pescador in La Jolla.

We also are known for burgers and beer.

Welcome to SD.

Aug 30, 2015
cstr in San Diego
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What's Your Favorite Happy Hour in San Diego County?

Of course, you went for the hot sauce basket! Shoestrings aren't my most desirable fry, but hey the burgers. 9 oz of American Kobe for 6.00, Yah!

Next time ask for a taste sample of the beer before you commit.

Aug 28, 2015
cstr in San Diego

Opening Day at Petco Park..Where to eat?

Hey DD, just an update.

You're correct they have improved and with all those millions for all that new great talent they're playing just under 500 for the year.

Outstanding! Go padres!

Aug 25, 2015
cstr in San Diego

Small Redemptions of San Diego

Heck, on this board we hardly talk about anything in North County. Just ask Fakey.

Aug 24, 2015
cstr in San Diego

What's Your Favorite Happy Hour in San Diego County?

Did you have the chic liver mousse with your crafty?

Aug 21, 2015
cstr in San Diego

What's Your Favorite Happy Hour in San Diego County?

Hey Dr, if you're looking for a good HH burger, try Public House in LJ. They offer three 3 oz kobi beef sliders with fries for $6.00. Also, beer is 2.00 off during HH. I always get the sliders rare.

Aug 20, 2015
cstr in San Diego

Small Redemptions of San Diego

Right next door to Berlin.

Aug 19, 2015
cstr in San Diego

Comun- underrated? Undermentioned? Underappreciated?

On the contrarian side, could you imagine someone going to Aqui es Texaco and asking Paco if he could substitute the lamb for a ground beef patty, tortilla's for a sesame seed bun and the salsa for special sauce.? Where would we be, right Micky D's.

Have we lost touch with the concept of ethnic food?

Aug 19, 2015
cstr in San Diego

Comun- underrated? Undermentioned? Underappreciated?

'every place has to bow to public taste'. May as well go to Mickey D's and call it a day. I hope they will not go down that rat hole, it could spell the end if they do.

Imagine if Aqui es Texaco, Super Cocina, Maricso's el Pescador or even Super Sergio's did that.

Aug 18, 2015
cstr in San Diego

Comun- underrated? Undermentioned? Underappreciated?

I like the smile!

What did she order?

Aug 16, 2015
cstr in San Diego

Proscuito

Take a fresh fig, place some fresh goat cheese in the center, wrap with proscuitto and grill till it's crisp.

Bake some proscuitto in the oven till crisp, better than bacon, a PTL.

Aug 16, 2015
cstr in San Diego

Costco wine selection?

Agree, for a 20, you get a credible bottle of French Champagne that is, IMO, as good as Moet or Verve.

Aug 16, 2015
cstr in San Diego

Costco wine selection?

Keep Costco's wine selection in context, can't compare to a large wine outlet store, apples and oranges. I find the information , such as ratings they post to be very helpful. I had some excellent winners and some dogs, just about the same as any place.

Aug 16, 2015
cstr in San Diego

Comun- underrated? Undermentioned? Underappreciated?

DogName... not FakeDog?

Aug 16, 2015
cstr in San Diego

Costco wine selection?

I find Carlsbad has a good wine selection as does the Morena location. Moreno also has a nice high-end liquor selection as well. The Kirkland Prosecco is a deal at 6.99.

Aug 14, 2015
cstr in San Diego
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Grandma friendly restaurants

Consider Tip Top Meats in Carlsbad, good American chow, great prices. After dinner drive along the beach front and the village.

Aug 14, 2015
cstr in San Diego

I'm craving...

On a lounge chair in Berlin!

Probably on a lounge chair in Europe with her boy toy.

Aug 13, 2015
cstr in San Diego

The Farmer and The Seahorse (Green Acre III)

Ever see a Seahorse wearing a Fedora? BTW - no website?

Aug 09, 2015
cstr in San Diego

Will Anthony's remain on the waterfront?

Oh, for joy!! Well, I'd take the Brig over Cohn. Just something to think about, which group has more gelt. Probably the winner.

Aug 07, 2015
cstr in San Diego

Zagat picks 8 "overhyped" dishes

AWHHHH SM, this list can't even get the 'try instead' right. You mean you don't like Spaghetti From a Can Factory how unNeopolitan of you!, or Anthony's Nursing Home. Appears like they got this stuff from the 70's.

Z is just so informative, where would our CH SD board be without them.

Aug 01, 2015
cstr in San Diego

Galaxy Taco

Could have easily been Berlin.

Jul 28, 2015
cstr in San Diego

Galaxy Taco

Empty shells, how cruel! Was that a partial glass of Guinness?

Jul 27, 2015
cstr in San Diego

Good article about the fraudulent use of Farm-To-Table in San Diego

Then why do some critique that some organic products are better than others, like the WF vs Costco. You're missing the point with regard to this thread. Are restaurants really using those ingredients as well as the farm to table concept or are they just saying they do to grab some extra $$?

Jul 26, 2015
cstr in San Diego
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Good article about the fraudulent use of Farm-To-Table in San Diego

2nd that as well.

Jul 25, 2015
cstr in San Diego