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Cactus Cooler Soda

I know it is far far away, but have you tried Galco's up in Eagle Rock? If those guys don't have it nobody does.

Jan 22, 2015
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Enchiladas Suisse

You could do the vasoline on the lens for that soft focus look, like a certain men's magazine from the 70's.

Jan 22, 2015
littlestevie in San Diego

San Diego CLOSED Restaurants...2015 Edition

I also thought that it a little strange that a vegan restaurant would feature in their logo, two carnivores, a wolf and a snake.

Jan 21, 2015
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Your Favorite San Diego County Wines

The dad's winery, Hart is in Temecula. Milagro is out in Ramona.

Jan 15, 2015
littlestevie in San Diego

Your Favorite San Diego County Wines

Have you been to Milargo? It is run by Joe Hart's son, and Joe runs what I think is the best winery in Temecula. I agree with you on Vesper, really enjoy their wines. This past fall, Vintana restaurant hosted a San Diego Co only vertical wines tasting from I am going to guess maybe 10 wineries, and I think it was on the same day as that mega-wine fest down by the bay. It was really a lot of funand the quality was better than I expected.

Jan 14, 2015
littlestevie in San Diego

I'm craving...

BC please, Kumamotos deserve mignonette. Save the horsey and cocktail sauce for the Carlsbad Farm oysters.

Jan 14, 2015
littlestevie in San Diego

What's Your Favorite Happy Hour in San Diego County?

I was waiting for your Brig plug. If you haven't been out to the Escondido Brig since the remodel, they really did a nice job with the bar and the really opened up that space. It the same design team that they used for the Miguel's up in Carlsbad, which also has a pretty decent happy hour.

Jan 14, 2015
littlestevie in San Diego

Weekend Birthday trip with kids - downtown SD

I will take mine with Cointreau instead of the sugar or simple syrup. And yes, always on the rocks.

Jan 13, 2015
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Weekend Birthday trip with kids - downtown SD

I still love them. My SO hates flying but she will go up with me to Seattle just so she can ride out to Bainbridge or Whidbey on a ferry.

Jan 09, 2015
littlestevie in San Diego

San Diego CLOSED restaurants (2015 edition)

Not that it was any big loss but Bellefleur up in the Carlsbad Outlet mall closed. When it first opened and run by the Culbertson's, it was actually pretty good. The last few years, not so much. My guess is that a chain will go into that space along the lines of a Romano's or CF. Those seem to be the types of places that would attract the patrons of that mall. Oh well.

Jan 09, 2015
littlestevie in San Diego

Weekend Birthday trip with kids - downtown SD

Yes, as a kid I thought ferry rides were the coolest thing. Even the 5 minute ferry ride from Balboa Island to the peninsula was great.

Jan 08, 2015
littlestevie in San Diego

Changes afoot at Santa Monica Place

Well Westwood of 40 years ago ain't coming back. There won't be another Chatam, Bullock's Tea Room or Bullock's for that matter. Just stayed in Westwood for a couple of days to visit family and I don't know why I am continually amazed at what a dump it has become. The only thing that seemed to be doing well is the Ralph's in the old Bullock's. And yes, I am old enough to remember when Ralphs was on the corner of Westwood and Lindbrook.

Dec 31, 2014
littlestevie in Los Angeles Area

Donut Time...Again

From the above discussion I'll stick with VG's in Cardiff or when I am up in LA I will hit up Stan's or Primo's.

Dec 22, 2014
littlestevie in San Diego

your latest Little Italy recs plus....

I thought it was called "The Murph"

Dec 18, 2014
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Ben Edelman, Harvard Business School Professor, Goes to War Over $4 Worth of Chinese Food

Or worse much worse. The guy had definite anger management issues. It was just a freaking Pollo Loco. The look on his son's face just got me, it was so sad.

Favorite off-menu In-N-Out orders

+1 on the Neopolitan shake

Dec 15, 2014
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Ben Edelman, Harvard Business School Professor, Goes to War Over $4 Worth of Chinese Food

Reminds of the time I was in a Pollo Loco and a car screeched to a halt by the front door and a middle aged man jumped out and entered the store with a partially eaten burrito. He started yelling at the poor counter kid telling him there was no salsa fresca in his burrito like he requested at the drive thru and he demanded a new burrito with salsa fresca. I decided not to include his liberal use of various obscenities, vulgarities and racial slurs in his tirade. Of course there is a salsa bar at the store so he could have just added the salsa if he wanted to. All I kept thinking was, Dude, I wouldn't have the boys in the back make you a new burrito if I were you. The worst thing was, sitting out in the car was what I guess, was his teenage son seeing this whole thing unfold. Maybe this wasn't the first time his dad acted like this.

Los Angeles Restaurants in the 80's

We used to go to Madam Wu's before she got fancy and moved to the other side of Wilshire in what I think was an old Swiss place. Grew up in Westwood and I can't place Arthur's at all. Was it in Westwood proper or down on Westwood Blvd?

Dec 12, 2014
littlestevie in Los Angeles Area

Glogg/Glugg Mix in SD?

You might want to contact somebody at the House of Sweden down at Balboa Park. They do have a website. If anybody would know, it should be one of them. Of course they would probably just give you the recipe and tell you to make it yourself. Sorry I can't be of any more help, my mom hasn't kept up with her Order of Vasa. As an aside have you tried Major Market or Tip Top Meats?

Dec 12, 2014
littlestevie in San Diego

Prime Rib in San Diego

I always thought they were supposed to be PSA flight attendants. Oh and Bentley's in Encinitas does Prime Rib on Sundays for 15 bucks.

Dec 08, 2014
littlestevie in San Diego

Bay Cities

Thanks for the link, my dad loved that old restaurant.

Dec 03, 2014
littlestevie in Los Angeles Area

Tadokoro, Fantastic experience

Yes, and you don't have to go to that development out in the boonies masterminded by Alonozo Horton, the he has the gall to call, New San Diego.

Dec 02, 2014
littlestevie in San Diego

farmstands and the like

When you drive through the ranch there are still people selling what looks like the culls of the avocado crop. Even those are getting a bit pricey. To think when I was a kid, there were so many avocados around, we used to play football with the unripe ones.

Dec 02, 2014
littlestevie in San Diego
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Restaurants on par with Cucina Urbana

From my perspective, I consider it south of the border.

Pizzeria Mozza--Underwhelmed

Well Guy does have a place in Vegas as well. Caesar's maybe? So SD is not such a stretch and actually that place might do really well here. Which does say a lot about SD.

Nov 18, 2014
littlestevie in San Diego

Pumpkin Pie Pickup

Mama's Kitchen also is doing a thanksgiving pie sale as a fund raiser. Various bakeries do the pies, and some that are mentioned above participated in the past. The only problem is that you don't know who baked your particular pie, but it really is for a good cause.

Nov 07, 2014
littlestevie in San Diego

San Diego New Restaurants: 2014

I guess I keep it to the KISS rule when I go to these kind of places. Regular burger and as rare as they will go. Even though I just typed this, when I go to In&Out, I always go animal style. Mom really likes them and I will pick up one for her and I may get one for myself. Especially if I'm waiting in usual ridiculous line at the Westwood location

Oct 30, 2014
littlestevie in San Diego

San Diego New Restaurants: 2014

Been to the one up in Solana Beach and often I'll stop at the on in El Toro on the way down from visiting my mom. As far as chain burgers go, I like it. Too me, it is better than Smashburger, 5 Guys or In&Out.

Oct 29, 2014
littlestevie in San Diego

Staying at Rancho Valenica: dinner suggestions?

We went to the food trucks the first couple of years they had it. It was fun but it got so friggin crowded. Luckily we got there right as it opened and it really wasn't too bad. I actually had an event to go at the track the same day as the food trucks so I didn't go last year. Yes they are having a food truck day during this racing meet on November 22nd. I am thinking it wont be as crowded as the summer one, but they may have fewer trucks.

Oct 29, 2014
littlestevie in San Diego

Staying at Rancho Valenica: dinner suggestions?

Don't forget Red's also has a Sunday brunch during football season which might help get you ready for first post. And yes, I got my tixs as well! For some reason we have been hitting up Tony's a bit more lately than Fidel's and either one would be perfect place to spend your winnings.

Oct 28, 2014
littlestevie in San Diego