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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

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

organic is a term with a lot of wiggle room, virtually no standards and little regulation.

Jul 25, 2015
cstr in San Diego

Galaxy Taco

I think you have answered your own, and possibly ours, question. i.e. high-end, restaurant code for expensive, taco's in your 2nd to last paragraph.

For example; We have some excellent Baja Fish Taco trucks, that offer credible $1.25 tacos usually with a cup of soup. That's our present image of a 'good value taco'.

Just like your example of getting the following for 'short money':

'We'd driven southwest toward Michoacan and finally stopped at an open-air, roadside carnitas stand for breakfast. 1/2 a kilo of carnitas (maciza) just out of the copper pot, an unlimited supply of hot, handmade corn tortillas, the ubiquitous plate of chopped white onion, cilantro and lime wedges, plus a bracingly hot salsa de chile peron (chile manzana). No funky sauces, no weird ingredients that served no logical purpose in the taco. Just a tortilla, some meat, a sprinkle of onion and cilantro and a dab of salsa. Taco heaven. Those are followed very closely by the tacos from the evening taco vendor on the corner of the Plaza Chica in Patzcuaro...best bistek, chorizo & potato tacos and not overloaded with stuff that doesn't belong, all for about a buck and change. These are deliciously satisfying tacos and they don't cost all that much'.

Now we go to a place with $8.00 tacos and immediately we feel, 'Hey this is a gouge'. This latest and greatest chef is F***k**g us.

Well maybe, but we have to leave room for a legit better quality ingredient taco. Think of the burger; you can go to Mickey D's and grab burger for a buck and change or sit in a posh restaurant next to Fakey, have a $10.00 craft beer, listen to loud music and people on their cell phones and eat a $25.00 real Kobe burger and for an extra $10.00 get a side of craft fries.

They both have their place.

Only one request, please never show me a taco with a runny egg on it.

Jul 25, 2015
cstr in San Diego

First Liberty Public Market tenants revealed

I agree about the fresh ingredients and specialty items, I just don't see this as that type of place.

I think that the sq. ft. area of this building is not going to support those type of vendors.
Also, there's the lease and cut of the gross hurdle they'd have to get over. Not sure if there's enough margin for such produce suppliers etc to survive.

This might turn out to be a conglomeration of prepared foods and a beverage palace.

Jul 25, 2015
cstr in San Diego

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

You should also throw in the term 'organic' for what it's worth. All is pretty much a load of crap.

Jul 25, 2015
cstr in San Diego

Liberty Station food hall getting closer

You should renew so you have a good supply of TP.

Jul 22, 2015
cstr in San Diego

Alfonso's La Jolla To Close...

Awesome! Let us know when the party will be held.

Jul 22, 2015
cstr in San Diego

Alfonso's La Jolla To Close...

I bet she's lounging on some island in Europe with her boy toy. I do miss the banter.

Jul 20, 2015
cstr in San Diego

Bracero

Flogging is still the disciplinary practice du jour above lat 32 42 55 N.

Jul 15, 2015
cstr in San Diego

Bracero

'Never pepper spray- they just scream louder' From a voice of experience.

Jul 14, 2015
cstr in San Diego

Little Italy hotter than ever

The 'they' is that this UT opinion writer had a mouse in her pocket. That's about the only 2 that could think such absurdity. Gosh, are they that despite to fill a page in that rag.

Jul 11, 2015
cstr in San Diego

Bracero

Gonna try the escamoles?

Jul 07, 2015
cstr in San Diego

Pizzeria Mozza - closing

I hope you're correct, time will tell.

Jul 07, 2015
cstr in San Diego

Pizzeria Mozza - closing

Is this the beginning of the hand writing on the wall? We'll see.

Jul 06, 2015
cstr in San Diego

Dickey's BBQ?

Most Q places I've been to, TX, TN, KS etc, make it very clear that they cook low & slow for many hours in a smoker. It's their heritage.

In Other Words, SHOW ME THE SMOKER! Not smoke and mirrors.

Jul 06, 2015
cstr in San Diego

So apparently, San Diego is the Country's Seventh Best Pizza City

Go to El Segundo, I did a gig there back in the day, for a pizza..... really..... It would be much easier and cheaper to go to Berlin.

Jul 05, 2015
cstr in San Diego

Brewery, tasting room OK’d for Carlsbad industrial park

Yippee, I'd like more beer please! Se ya there FN.

Jul 04, 2015
cstr in San Diego

visiting Foodie on moderate budget seeks suggestions

Leaving our tight knit community for bumper to bumper traffic. Lots of great eating places to explore.

Enjoy!

Jul 02, 2015
cstr in San Diego

So apparently, San Diego is the Country's Seventh Best Pizza City

I make my own as well, have been since the wheel was invented. Nothing in our counties is worth much.

I'm probably more critical of pizza than most.

Jun 29, 2015
cstr in San Diego

Dinner post cocktails at Noble Experiement

Here's their website:

cafechloe.com

Jun 29, 2015
cstr in San Diego

So apparently, San Diego is the Country's Seventh Best Pizza City

I think Honk said, it was horrible. I've had a few Filippi's in my day, not by my choice, and I find they're almost edible if you ask for them with a lot less cheese and well done.

Jun 29, 2015
cstr in San Diego

So apparently, San Diego is the Country's Seventh Best Pizza City

Not sure about that statement. A relative of a relative is a distant stretch from Grimaldi's in NYC.

It's like saying, FN was related to our founding father GW or that I was in the blood line of Adam!

On the pizza front, it's all about the dough, it must be thin and crisp on the bottom with a light airy pillowy crisp crust around the edge. Soggy is not allowed!

Also, dough must set and slightly ferment for a day or two.

Jun 29, 2015
cstr in San Diego

Dinner post cocktails at Noble Experiement

May be best to eat first then bar hop. Depending on the size of your party, Cafe Chloe might be an option. As stated below, lots of restaurants close on the early side.

Have fun and enjoy the weather.

Jun 29, 2015
cstr in San Diego

New Idea - Cool Venue in North Park for a 12 person party -

You may want to do a search on Google for rental halls in SD. I'm sure some can be rented without a food or cater requirement.

Jun 29, 2015
cstr in San Diego
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Dickey's BBQ?

Hmmmm... I've had spicy Asian slaw, now you have me thinking about some BBQ slaw, maybe Carolina style, with habanero sauce.

Jun 24, 2015
cstr in San Diego

Dickey's BBQ?

What heat level do you usually get? Plus a level 10 cole slaw!! OK, I just couldn't resist!

Jun 23, 2015
cstr in San Diego