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BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse

I'm a big fan of BJ's and everyone I've taken there has become a fan. I go strictly for the pizza so I can't comment on the entrees. I LOVE the pizza! Especially the BBQ chicken pizza.

I've tried a few of the appetizers and the chili cheese fries are great also.

But don't miss out on the Pizzookie (spelling?). It's awesome if you love warm gooey chocolate cookies and ice cream. Mmmmmmm.

Jan 09, 2009
jensvp in Chains

My favorite fast food breakfast is at

I agree the Bacon egg and cheese McGriddle is awesome! I'm so lucky that I rarely crave anything greasy in the AM. I'm a fruit, yogurt, oatmeal, cereal in the AM kind of girl. And then of course I crave heavier food in the PM.

But when I am in the mood, the McGriddle is irreplaceable!

Jan 09, 2009
jensvp in Chains

Jack in the Box Cheesy Macaroni Bites

Totally addicting!!

Jan 09, 2009
jensvp in Chains

Best Fast-Food Fries?

In N Out Animal Style

Jan 09, 2009
jensvp in Chains

Chili's

OK, I'll say it. I really like Chili's. In fact it's one of the few sit down chain restaurant that I like. You will never see me at an Olive Garden, TGIF's, Red Lobster, Red Robin, Bennigans, Applebee's etc

I like Chili's, Cheesecake Factory, Houston's, Outback is OK, PF Changs, and CPK.

I will never understand why people eat at Applebee's or TGIF over Chili's. I find the food quality and taste to be way better at Chili's for comparable price and even better atmosphere.

My favorites on the menu:
Southwestern Eggrolls (I have had these many many times and they never get old, mmmm)
Chicken Enchilada Soup
Chips and queso
Burgers (I actually really like their new mini burgers I can't remember what they call them)
BBQ Ranch Chicken Sandwich
Fajitas
Grilled Caribbean Pita (they took this off the menu but they still make the Grilled Caribbean salad and they still have other pitas so I special order it.)
Chicken Tacos
Quesadilla Salad

I rarely eat steak or seafood at a restaurant like this so I can't say I've had their steak and seafood items. I always stick more to the sandwich's, salad's, burgers and I believe that's what Chili's does best.

I've been to many different Chili's and for the most part I find them to be clean and have good service.

Give it a try at least once!

Jan 09, 2009
jensvp in Chains

Dare I ask...SIZZLER...has anyone tried this chain recently?

For some reason I loved SIzzler as a kid but now I haven't eaten there in many years. I don't think I ever once ordered off the menu, always the salad bar. If it's a salad bar style buffet you're looking for I highly recommend Souplantation or Soupersalad over Sizzler. Same idea Salad, soup, baked potato bar, but way more stuff and higher quality.

Jan 09, 2009
jensvp in Chains

Lunch Spots in Mission Valley

I cannot remember the name of the place but it is a mexican place in the shopping center with the Costco and the Ikea on Fenton Pkwy. I lived in the apartments across the street for the first 6 months i lived in San Diego.

It's next to Oggi's by the Starbucks.

I loved the burritos and it's set up Chipotle style where you pick out the ingredients and they serve them out. But more traditional tasting.

I don't remember the prices but I do remember thinking it was really reasonable.

Jan 08, 2009
jensvp in San Diego

Regional Fast-Food Chains

Firehouse Subs - I know they are in a few states but not everywhere. Awesome subs!

Fatburger - I've only ever seen this in California

James Coney Island- Chili dogs, chili burgers etc. in Texas.

And my favorite:

Oporto - Only in Australia, but my favorite chain restaurant of all time. I lived there for a year and with all the amazing food I couldn't help but hit this place up constantly. I have heard they are trying to break into the US. Remember the name!!!

Jan 08, 2009
jensvp in Chains

Taco Bell Enchirito. Face it!

I could swear I had a Frito Burrito at a Taco Bell once in Texas. It reminded me of an Enchirito but with Frito chips inside. Did I make that up?

Jan 08, 2009
jensvp in Chains

Jack in the Box tacos

I had a vegetarian friend of mine who swore there was no meat in the Jack tacos. Seems a bit odd to me though.

Jan 08, 2009
jensvp in Chains

best pre-entree bread

Il Forno was the first place I thought of too. Delicious bread! So delicious in fact I can't even remember if enjoyed the rest of my meal I only remember the bread.

Jan 07, 2009
jensvp in Los Angeles Area

Favorite *CHICKEN* sandwich

LOL. That;'s the first one I thought of too.

Jan 07, 2009
jensvp in Los Angeles Area

Star Struck Friend Coming to Town

Most of my celeb sightings have been at gas stations, movie theaters, the freeway etc.

But I find the "guarenteed" sighting is the Grove.

Jan 07, 2009
jensvp in Los Angeles Area

Favorite 'Refried Bean and Cheese' Burrito?

I second Campos. But my favorite bean and cheese burrito has always been Tito's Tacos

Jan 06, 2009
jensvp in Los Angeles Area

Sandwich Contest

I know the results have been tallied but I thought I would throw in my 2 cents

Bay Cities Deli - The chicken parm all the way
Porto - Cuban sandwich mmmmmmm
Sienna Deli (Westlake Village) - Parmesan Chicken Salad Sandwich OMG! (Not to be confused with the Sienna Chicken salad they also have but the Parmesan is way better!) I hightail it to Sienna Deli every time I visit Mom.

Jan 06, 2009
jensvp in Los Angeles Area

Best FRIES in San Diego???

I love the animal style fries at In n Out.

Although part of me wishes I had never found out about them! I used to just get the burger and pass on the fries and now half of the time I go I get the burger and the animal style fries! Too much food but sooooooo good!

Jan 06, 2009
jensvp in San Diego

Your favorite/not so favorite discontinued items

I'm sure I could come up with so many more if I thought about it:

Jack in the Box Turkey Jack - OMG this was an awesome Turkey burger that they only served for a brief window but I thought I was single handedly buying enough to keep them on the menu

McDonald's Arch Deluxe - I think I'm the only one that liked this burger

Baja Fresh Torta - I had never had a torta before this one, and as a (very) regular Baja Fresh eater I eventually tried everything on the menu and fell in love with this menu item shortly before they discontinued it. Figures.

Chili's Honey Grilled Caribbean Pita - Thankfully they still have the Grilled Caribbean Salad so I can get them to make me the pita but it's such a pain making the special order. It's worth it though!

Jan 06, 2009
jensvp in Chains