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Bracero

I never did see this post by you. When you referred to the "Don't Stop" song on another intertubes place I thought you might be talking about the new Blush venue. Yikes.

Aug 26, 2015
foodiechick in San Diego

Comun- underrated? Undermentioned? Underappreciated?

It was a let down, but we will give it some time and revisit at least once more in a couple of months. Ironically, I did not read Thursday's SD UT "first look" review until today. What Parente described in her first visit was pretty much what we experienced. We purposely chose to wait a couple of months and then try lunch first so expectations were not as high (and at a lower price point). Still an expensive first look, at least for us.

Aug 23, 2015
foodiechick in San Diego

Comun- underrated? Undermentioned? Underappreciated?

DC, It was mostly the service. We had a reservation and when we arrived there were at least half-a-dozen empty tables. A hostess told us that she had marked us as "checked in" and would seat us when they got a chance, she promptly left the station and us to cool our heels in the entry. A new hostess surfaced and sat several walk-ins without reservations as we were left waiting. Finally got seated 20 minutes later after complaining. Our server was friendly but not at all knowledgable about non-alcoholic drink options. She was very slow to get our various orders out to us, while people who were seated after us with a different server had drinks and apps consumed before we even got our glass of wine and soda water.

I felt the food we had (2 tacos and the tamal) were bland and fairly tasteless. The Caesar dressing had broken, leaving our salad an oily pile of leaves. The biggest food disappointment was the Albacore two ways, which had been raved about. The dish was a mushy pile of food with NO hint of the flavor profiles described: lime salsa verde, burnt onion creme fraiche or jalapeno infused leche de tigre.

Such a disappointment.

Aug 23, 2015
foodiechick in San Diego
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Comun- underrated? Undermentioned? Underappreciated?

Need to finally get down there and try this place (when the Padres are out of town), especially after the disappointing lunch we experienced at Bracero today. I love most of the Plascencia restaurants, but Bracero has some serious bugs to work out...especially with front of the house and service.

Aug 23, 2015
foodiechick in San Diego

I'm craving...

She's bored. Hahaha!

Aug 12, 2015
foodiechick in San Diego

Baja Wines in San Diego

Whole Foods LJ and Hillcrest have a diminished inventory. Had a very highly (Parker) rated Cetto Cab in Baja and have found it online from time to time at Wally's Wines in LA on the dot com.

Aug 05, 2015
foodiechick in San Diego

Baja Wines in San Diego

Good to know, but never seen them at Moreno.

Aug 05, 2015
foodiechick in San Diego

Galaxy Taco

LOL! Spot on for many places when dining at the bar. We just happened to have great service at the Galaxy bar. Possibly because we stumbled in during the soft opening.

Aug 02, 2015
foodiechick in San Diego

Galaxy Taco

Tacos there are not huge but big enough and tasty enough that 2/$10 is a much better deal than the tiny, rubbery filled tacos at Puesto (3 for $13).

Aug 01, 2015
foodiechick in San Diego

Galaxy Taco

You bit oysters? Shame. Open up that gullet.

Aug 01, 2015
foodiechick in San Diego

Bracero

Mmmm...Fake Name. Grapefruit Panna Cotta. YUM!

Aug 01, 2015
foodiechick in San Diego

Alfonso's La Jolla To Close...

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Jul 21, 2015
foodiechick in San Diego

The Water Grill

Dined once at lunch a few weeks ago. We enjoyed it. Husband is taking a client there next week. Just be sure to check the Padres schedule and avoid the area at all cost if there is a game that day/evening.

Jul 12, 2015
foodiechick in San Diego

Underrated restaurants in San Diego

Especially the sourcing. Non GMO. Go Matt.

Jul 12, 2015
foodiechick in San Diego

Galaxy Taco

I don't subscribe to Fakey's only nice review policy, nor his proprietary recipe claim (especially when said recipe is featured in a national food and beverage publication). Nevertheless, his recipes are sound. ;)

Jul 12, 2015
foodiechick in San Diego

Galaxy Taco

Just left Galaxy Taco. All tortillas are non GMO blue corn.

Jul 11, 2015
foodiechick in San Diego

Coupons and Deals

Jul 09, 2015
foodiechick in San Diego

Bracero

Baja family thing. Kinda like potato taco. DD should weigh in, but don't thing that is found in most regions of Mexico.

Jun 19, 2015
foodiechick in San Diego

Bracero

Please, no flames. Have yet to visit Blais place (the potential noise level overwhelms my desire to dine at the trendy new hotspot. Can't wait to visit Plascencia's new digs (although I'm sure that the noise level will be similar). I really don't think Bracero will "shift" towards Romesco's over time. Romesco's opened to cater to many Tijuana families that moved to the US to provide safe homes and schools and escape the (then) growing/gruesome violence and potential kidnappings that befell Northern Baja. If you dine at Romesco's on any regular basis you will witness the strong family oriented atmosphere.

The new restaurant is entirely a different animal. This is being launched by a very restaurant savvy chef and family that have demonstrated great talent in catering to many different dining profile groups in their family of restaurants in Tijuana, and where one of the leaders in forward thinking of restaurant concepts and design/energy in that city. This is a big investment and major expansion of their brand and I'm pretty sure they did their homework on the bustling Little Italy dining scene and are prepared to "bring it".

Jun 19, 2015
foodiechick in San Diego
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Private booths in local restaurants

Lots of those places in San Francisco, not many here. The only place that I can think of where you can draw curtains (only 3/4) is Davanti in Little Italy. Food is only ok.

Otherwise, many have private dining areas. Look into Water Grill, Cowboy Star, Eddie V's in both downtown and La Jolla.

Jun 15, 2015
foodiechick in San Diego

Dickey's BBQ?

Dickey's was once a beloved small group of BBQ joints in TX. They first sold their soul to the devil when they began opening in TX airports, and quickly bottomed out with nationwide expansion. I'm still purging the memory of a once proud and authentic joint from my mind.

Who's familiar with 'old' San Diego restaurants?

Are you thinking of Milligan's?

May 31, 2015
foodiechick in San Diego

Rancho Santa Fe Farmers Market

"I tried barbecuing spaghetti" - hilarious! That laugh made my day.

May 22, 2015
foodiechick in San Diego

Alfonso's La Jolla To Close...

The land owner is redevlopinng the property. Straight from the source - he has not yet found a new sight for the next restaurant. He is looking in North Park, City Heights and downtown.

May 20, 2015
foodiechick in San Diego
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Will Anthony's remain on the waterfront?

Also the LJ/PB border, Turquoise location.

May 19, 2015
foodiechick in San Diego

Will Anthony's remain on the waterfront?

Agreed about George's (that is actually what Anthony's was doing while it had Star of the Sea), but not sure George and Trey's pockets are THAT deep. I just hope the Cohns take a pass on this one, with their new place next to C-Level opening soon I feel they have reached the top of the saturation threshold.

May 18, 2015
foodiechick in San Diego

Will Anthony's remain on the waterfront?

Erizo? From your lips to you-know-who's ears! Oh yeah, and the port.

May 17, 2015
foodiechick in San Diego

Looking for suggestions! Staying in Little Italy from May 4 - 11. Thanks.

I think mixed use but dunno the details. No noise could compare to the current decibel level of replacing the water pipes on our street.

May 08, 2015
foodiechick in San Diego

Looking for suggestions! Staying in Little Italy from May 4 - 11. Thanks.

The Marengos are redeveloping the lot. Alfonso is looking at relocating in either North Park or downtown. Craptastic food and drink, but it is the end of an era.

May 06, 2015
foodiechick in San Diego

Looking for suggestions! Staying in Little Italy from May 4 - 11. Thanks.

Ha. Yeah, I'm having a couple of margies tonight at Alfonso's, but only because it is his last Cinco de Mayo.

May 05, 2015
foodiechick in San Diego