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Caesar's Restaurant Brown Pasta Sauce Recipe

also Grossmont Center near the Cinema Grossmont.

about 3 hours ago
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Enchiladas Suisse

As intended, yes.

As with the much-maligned RedMoon image- not "out of focus" as much as "de-focused".

Jan 22, 2015
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Enchiladas Suisse

And not as spicy!

(Apologies to DrC : )

Jan 21, 2015
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Enchiladas Suisse

Ok, OK!!!

I finally had to check these out. Loved them, and here is a perfectly inaccurate digital representation of my lunch.

Jan 21, 2015
Fake Name in San Diego

What's your *favorite* restaurant in San Diego?

I didn't suggest my photo was accurate- it was similar, but now we're splitting hairs. It was red/brown/tannish/orange and oily.

I know the photo is a good one, but a lot can happen somewhere between the reality and your screen, and often photographers work in the vast world between accurately representing reality and creating an interesting, engaging image.

It's a tightwire- one side's ice and one is fire.

Jan 21, 2015
Fake Name in San Diego

What's your *favorite* restaurant in San Diego?

To be fair- we don't know your display's color profile and the accuracy of it's color rendition. And one may find my images to render both color and contrast differently than others. Plus lighting- mine was photographed using daylight as it was near a window. At night under artificial lighting, the colors will render much differently. Yes, we photographer types think about all this stuff ; )

And, to be further fair- you have a HUGE tolerance for spicy- mine was pleasantly flavorful without discomfort for me- I'm not the kind of guy that tries to boost the heat at Sab-e-Lee.

So- different perceptions of the same dish...I'll return, I found it punchy and yummy.

So there, take THAT, DoctorHonkChowMan!

<edit> As this is the internet, and it's easy to misinterpret tone and intent: The above post should reflect an easy, casual and humorous answer to a benign difference of experience with a fellow valued ChowHound.

Jan 21, 2015
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"Fresh" Ham for Lechon Asado

a valid point.

Jan 20, 2015
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What's your *favorite* restaurant in San Diego?

Red Moon TanTan noodles.

Yum.

Jan 20, 2015
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SD's top 22 new restaurants in 2015

Come on, folks, don't be such a bunch of sad sacks. Having lived in San Diego over 55 years, I can tell you this is progress.

Of course I share with you some of the "been there, done thats" but come on- there are a LOT of new choices here, and while not all will be a good fit for me, I'm happy to see this.

BTW: That's a lot of jobs. (Yes, Eyore, not high-paying career jobs)

Jan 16, 2015
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Farmer's Botegga- OK so far!

Yeah- it was loud- and I usually moan about it.

Good news was we had a 4 top and I could sit adjacent to MrsName. Had she been on the opposite side of the table, we would have texted each other.

Jan 13, 2015
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Farmer's Botegga- OK so far!

Went back tonight with MrsName and had an even better meal. An octopus starter, a cavatelli pasta with sausage and fennel and a shortrib ravioli. LOVED the cavatelli, and liked the ravioli, but there were some inconsistencies on those- some undercooked, some right on. The seasoning and flavor profile was excellent, however.

Pasta comes from Assenti.

Food, a bottle of wine- about $80. Not bad.

We'll return.

Jan 13, 2015
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How to convince wife to go to TJ

"Quite frankly if somebody doesn't want to go you should accept it and don't really try to convince her. "

It gives me great pain and discomfort to agree with Herr Honkman more than once per quarter- but this was my immediate reaction as well. But this being ChowHound and not RelationshipHound, I refrained from posting.

For the record, I enjoy Mexico both on the bike with my buddies in grimy little hotels and in the resorts with MrsName.

Jan 13, 2015
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Javier Plascencia's new SD Restaurant

Pfft.

I just look on the internet- saves a ton of time.

Jan 10, 2015
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Javier Plascencia's new SD Restaurant

Lots of conclusions without even having to actually go there.

Jan 10, 2015
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faculty candidate Interview dinner choices

Perhaps a new thread could be started? You could discuss some of the finer points of these institutions.

Jan 08, 2015
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faculty candidate Interview dinner choices

They can text each other across the table on any important subjects.

Yes, even in the back room.

Jan 08, 2015
Fake Name in San Diego

faculty candidate Interview dinner choices

I'm a big fan of The Wellington right now for a meeting like this. It has a very intimate feel, and is quite small. There are far more inventive menus around, but their's is well-executed.

There are LEGIONS of choices- wait until BeachChick files her report, but that'd be my go-to.

Jan 07, 2015
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faculty candidate Interview dinner choices

Ah.

And how do you feel about that?

Jan 07, 2015
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faculty candidate Interview dinner choices

Well...what department? I think this is of primary consideration....

Jan 07, 2015
Fake Name in San Diego

Anything new and exciting at the Gaslamp?

CiaoHounds?

Jan 06, 2015
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Le Parfait Paris-downtown

They don't serve donuts, Krupkie?

Jan 06, 2015
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Amazon Fresh

Jan 06, 2015
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Celebratory Group Dinner near Mission Bay

Easy!

Tidal at Paradise Point.

Jan 05, 2015
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breakfast and coffee

Your friend's experience was not unique.

Jan 04, 2015
Fake Name in San Diego

breakfast and coffee

"Richard Walker's [...] strongly dislike"

My name is Fake, and I support this message.

For breakfast, I'd get a res at Great Maple (don't get anything "regular" there- the specialties are terrific) or get to Snooze early- before 8.

Jan 04, 2015
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Zarco Cocina de Baja

Yes on cerveza, dunno about lunch.

Jan 02, 2015
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Zarco Cocina de Baja

MrsName and I went tonight- had an excellent meal! Let's see:

tiradito
pulpo
lamb
ceviche

All very good. No reason this place shouldn't be crowded and popular- get down there.

Jan 02, 2015
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Farmer's Botegga- OK so far!

Walked up to Farmer's Botegga, which took the old Olivetto space on Washington in Mission Hills.

Just had a chilaquiles breakfast- which was good- but I most appreciated their attitude and hospitality.

Nice folks, and I'll be back for more.

Jan 02, 2015
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Table No. 10 (East Village)

You might need to start by washing dishes or bussing tables before working in the kitchen.

Dec 30, 2014
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supplies for a "Jewish" style brunch.

Used to do the BarneyGreengrass thing a few times per year.

It is worth every penny.

Dec 29, 2014
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