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BlueRibbon Rustic Kitchen. Yes, indeed.

Currently eating a Chicago dog in the HenryFordMuseum. The museum is far better than the dog.

about 1 hour ago
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BlueRibbon Rustic Kitchen. Yes, indeed.

Well, first:

"It somehow invoked images of a dark, dank PBR-type 50-something bar atmosphere."

as if there is something wrong with that?

And then...I'm currently on the road- a train trip- where the beer is cold and refreshing and the food is defrosted, microwaved steak and burgers on Amtrak's Southwest Chief on which we spent 45 hours.

My penance, however, paid off like a slot machine with our Chicago hotel located *less than a block from Eataly* where I ate each of three nights. MrNameTheYounger was quite pleased with the Nutella bar.

Currently in Dearborn after a 7 hour run on The Wolverine which I did not take up to Annandale. Ate only Rolled Gold and M&Ms. When MrNameTheYounger was Mr4 and we train-tripped to Disneyland, I used to bite the little pretzels into letter shapes to teach the alphabet. We now have a tradition.

But. The Southwest Chief had a happy hour, offering chilled PBR for $3 each, see color plate A for reference. It was located in the snack car chiller next to the Stone Brewery products. I may have had to push some of the Stone product out of the way to grasp the red,white and blue of quality.

about 5 hours ago
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I'm craving...

His FB stream has slowed considerably, and no reports of anything new.

Jul 16, 2014
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I'm craving...

Excellent work, a tremendous research effort!

Jul 16, 2014
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Is Whisknladle becoming predictable, even a bit stagnant...?

I believe there are ways to support and engage in a discussion without resorting to adversarial methods. I believe in the idea so strongly that I volunteer weekly to coach Eighth graders to do it.

"Yukking a yum" is a bit like using sarcasm- despite what people claim, both methods are intended to damage and discredit the other party, not to provide alternative points of view in a mutually-supportive learning environment.

It damages further dialog, and discourages the introduction of alternative points of view.

We are rapidly losing the spirit of civil discourse, and with it, our ability to learn from others with differing experiences and perspectives- this reinforces prejudice and encourages well-defended positions of ignorance.

Jul 16, 2014
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Must try restaurant ...

I've had good meals at OB, but have not tried the Imperial Valley/Yuma/Phoenix location.

Or wherever it is east of College Avenue.

Jul 15, 2014
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Is Whisknladle becoming predictable, even a bit stagnant...?

Fake Name is not empowered to instill anything- yuk away, if that's your impulse...

Jul 15, 2014
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Is Whisknladle becoming predictable, even a bit stagnant...?

Because It's unpopular to be positive.

Much better to demonstrate bloviated fussiness than to enjoy some of the very good for our city offers.

Jul 15, 2014
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Random San Diego restaurant history

It has the hot type look, but in 1979, I suspect it's was just a lazy paste up person and equally lazy typesetter person. Mono spacing, klugy type styles, etc.

Compugraphic with only a few discs or something.

Jul 14, 2014
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Any news on the Farmhouse reopening?

From FB:

"Very excited to announce that I have joined the culinary team at the Lodge at Torrey Pines. I am honored to work with Chef Jeff Jackson and Chef de Cuisine Kelli Crosson. Would love to see everyone who has supported me and the Farm House Cafe at A.R. Valentien! "

Jul 13, 2014
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Random San Diego restaurant history

Fake ID?

So the boys would think you were younger?

Jul 13, 2014
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Random San Diego restaurant history

Crystal T's!

Jul 13, 2014
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I'm craving...

Wow-

Look at Honky yukking your yum!

Jul 11, 2014
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Prepared lunch/dinners in San Diego (city)

"I don't rent to students."

That Apartment Complex Manager, 1981

Jul 09, 2014
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I'm craving...

Hmm.

Jul 09, 2014
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Caesar Salad (in San Diego)

Jealousy is a terrible thing.

I had the Romescos version last week, and liked it very much- indeed similar to the TJ version, but minus the theatrics.

However non-authentic, I like fish on mine, so m still looking.

Jul 08, 2014
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Iceskimo (@ Pangea Bakery)

I was there today- just before noon.

Jul 06, 2014
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Prepared lunch/dinners in San Diego (city)

Waters.

Jul 06, 2014
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Del Mar Fair...$2 Tuesday tastings..new food items

Dispatching MrsName today to verify this claim.

Jul 05, 2014
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San Diego New Restaurants: 2014

Thanks for the APB.

Jul 04, 2014
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I'm craving...

Would you enlighten us?

Jul 02, 2014
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Bijou- Woo-HOO!

If we we make buying decisions on our personal politics, we'd have a very difficult world to navigate.

Oil, anyone?

Jun 27, 2014
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Bijou- Woo-HOO!

Just got back from a meal at Bijou, formerly Avanti, in La Jolla. See, I travel!

In short, excellent.

We had (among other things):

Ouefs (Somethingorother)
Steak Tartare
Gem Lettuce Salade
Steak Frite
Coq au Vin
Butterscotch pot de Creme
Beignets

All excellent- highlights were the Ouefs (Somethingorother) and the amazing Coq au Vin- possible the best I've had. MrsName suggested a little less salt would be good, but I thought it was all good. Service was near perfect, and give the Mistress of Wine a little permission, and she'll choose interesting and thoughtful wine selections.

Each dish was prepared with the attention to detail for which Bradley is known. Obviously lots of thought and dedication to technique.

I like this place, and want to go back.

Soon.

Many times.

Jun 26, 2014
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Harley Gray Kitchen and Bar in Mission Hills

"Jimmy Carters"

Which used to be in Mission Hills.....

Jun 26, 2014
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Best in SD

Must. Resist.

Jun 26, 2014
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Water Grill going into the Palm Restaurant in East Village. .

Plato once said:

Some things in life are bad
They can really make you sad
Other things just make you swear and curse
When you're chewing on life's gristle
Don't grumble, give a whistle
And this'll help things turn out for the best...
And...

...always look on the bright side
of life...
(Whistle)

Always look on the light side
of life...
(Whistle)

Jun 24, 2014
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Water Grill going into the Palm Restaurant in East Village. .

It's HUGE and always plenty of room- never have to look at the non-hot.

Jun 24, 2014
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Dining in La Mesa: any suggestions?

Agreed.

Over-achiever.

Jun 24, 2014
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Water Grill going into the Palm Restaurant in East Village. .

BTW: Lou & Mickeys is still a King's brand. They just couldn't sell the finer dining of Royale. Good for them- changing and surviving.

Jun 24, 2014
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Water Grill going into the Palm Restaurant in East Village. .

Yes, Royale. Amazing place, very Balthazar or Nice (the place) seafood resto. Loved that place.

Had more than my share of fantastic meals at Water Grill- it's near The Biltmore, my favorite place to stay in LA.

A little old, a little worn at the edges, but a classic with a lot of style.

Basement swimming pool is gorgeous, and the GIANT coed steam room adjacent is a must-experience.

Jun 24, 2014
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