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Deep dish pizza

With the speeds on the southbound 405 on Saturday afternoon, I could pull out a knife and fork. Plus if I finish my pizza by Beach Bvld., I can go to Whipp'd and wash the pizza down with a Dole Whip.

about 14 hours ago
littlestevie in San Diego

Deep dish pizza

I have given up on North County getting a decent deep dish. Since I drive up to visit mom in WLA, I found Union Pizza in Manhatten Beach to be quite reliable. They are on Rosecrans just west of the 405. I call ahead, and they do a half baked pizza that you can finish up at home. If I got a finished pizza, I would probably eat it on the way down, especially with the lousy traffic along the 405 in Seal Beach these days.

1 day ago
littlestevie in San Diego

Sand dabs

When I was a kid, many many moons ago, we used to rent a house down on Capistrano beach for the summer. This was way before Dana Point Harbor was dredged. Anybody remember Capistrano Beach Club? Anyway we used to surf cast for fish. Caught a lot of perch and some flat fish (species unknown). Gutted and cleaned more than I care to think about. Now I want my fish ready to go on the pan.

Aug 15, 2014
littlestevie in San Diego

NY Times Review of Giada's Las Vegas restaurant. Ouch

Yeah, but I bet the drink menu would be good, or at least after a couple of her cocktails you wouldn't care about the food anymore.

Aug 13, 2014
littlestevie in Food Media & News

Next Food Network Star -finale (spoilers)

And don't forget Giada. However, all of the stuff about her is just rumor.

Aug 11, 2014
littlestevie in Food Media & News

Your Favorite Place to Get a Grass-fed Burger and/or Steak in the San Diego Environs

Well that answers that question

Aug 11, 2014
littlestevie in San Diego

Your Favorite Place to Get a Grass-fed Burger and/or Steak in the San Diego Environs

I was just thinking that if it was grass fed, they would of touted that on the tag. As from this thread alone, not everybody likes the taste of grass fed. And a question that I just thought of, does organic always mean that it is hormone and antibiotic free?

Aug 11, 2014
littlestevie in San Diego

Your Favorite Place to Get a Grass-fed Burger and/or Steak in the San Diego Environs

I don't see anything on the tag that says it is grass fed. This may not be from Homegrown Meat Inc. The tag just states country of origin and since this cow grew up in the USA, it is homegrown. But it is organic.

Aug 10, 2014
littlestevie in San Diego

Hat's Pastrami Chili Cheese French Fries

Lived in St. Louis in the early 80's. There actually was a Naugles there. For those of us from California, it was at the time, the best Mexican food in St. Louis

Aug 08, 2014
littlestevie in Los Angeles Area

PASTRAMI DIP IN SD

I'm going to the food truck fest at the Del Mar track next Saturday. I checked and New York on Rye will be there and I will have to give them a try. Their pastrami is probably more "deli" style than what the OP was looking for. Never been to the Hat, but I have had way too many Johnnie's pastramis up in Culver City than I really care to remember. What the OP is looking for is a much thinner cut than the deli style.

Aug 08, 2014
littlestevie in San Diego

Open Air Fish Market (@ The Embarcadero) to Start August 2.

Damn I thought this was about fresh fish

Aug 02, 2014
littlestevie in San Diego

I'm craving...

Whose chilaquiles do you like? I found Especial Norte's to be a heavy leaden glop, but at Miguel's (yes really) they were lighter and with a couple of over easy eggs on top, really tasty. As far as the blueberry pie goes, you need to take a quick trip to Bar Harbor for some good pie. You might as well have some lobster and steamers while you are there.

Jul 30, 2014
littlestevie in San Diego

BlueRibbon Rustic Kitchen. Yes, indeed.

I don't smoke either, but it was kinda cool to walk through some of those small towns for 10 minutes or so. In La Junta, I met the mayor and the bank president and saw the inside of the bank where there was a hold-up in the 1880's.

Jul 28, 2014
littlestevie in San Diego

BlueRibbon Rustic Kitchen. Yes, indeed.

Love the smoke stop in La Junta Colorado, site of one of Alton Brown's stops in his motorcycle travel series.

Jul 28, 2014
littlestevie in San Diego

WHO HAS THE BEST PIZZA IN L.A. AND WHY?

Man those photos of Barone's made my heart sink. Where have you gone Hoppe's? We miss you.

Jul 22, 2014
littlestevie in Los Angeles Area

WHO HAS THE BEST PIZZA IN L.A. AND WHY?

Loved La Barbara's but Baronies sucked 40 years ago, hope it is better now. Clam and garlic pizza you can find at Village Pizza down in Larchmont.

Jul 15, 2014
littlestevie in Los Angeles Area

I'm craving...

Right on, Jack in the Box tacos. Stick to your guns, BC. There is something weirdly satisfying about them, but you have had to grown up with them or you will never get them. As an added bonus, perfect for herbivores.

Jul 11, 2014
littlestevie in San Diego

Good restos near Carlsbad

A couple of new Japanese/fusion/sushi places opened up in CB. Blue Ocean is on Madison where the old Chin's was and Land & Water is on Carlsbad Blvd in the old Victorian. It is sorta off to the side, a Sun Diego is in the main part of the building. Chandler's which is in The Carlsbad Hilton down in Ponto has a killer view and for a Hilton, the food is actually pretty good.

Jul 10, 2014
littlestevie in San Diego

America's Test Kitchen reviews are meaningless

I don't think they use the studio audience as the tasters for the ATK or CI taste tests. It really seems that they use professional tasters for their panel. I don't know if they are strict as say a Consumer Reports tasting panel, but as Type A as Kimball seems to be, there is no way he would let the audience be the judge. Also Jack Bishop drops hints during their banter that it is a professional panel. That being said, taste tests are still subjective to a certain extent and their may be a New England bias. It all comes down to, if you like it, buy it.

Jul 09, 2014
littlestevie in Food Media & News
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SD: Places to go if your having an affair. .

The paintings I am thinking of are oil on canvas. In your link, there is an old picture of the Butterfield room and it shows the paintings. I guess his mistress must have been Helen, it is hard for me to think of her as a fox.

Jul 09, 2014
littlestevie in San Diego

SD: Places to go if your having an affair. .

They spent some money, but there was a ton of deferred up keep on the place. Too bad all of the cool old paintings of California history that the old man had commissioned are gone. If I remember, the restaurant was actually pretty good. Hopefully the new restaurant will be good as well, because there were not a lot of dining options in Borrego.. We too plan on a visit this fall.

Jul 09, 2014
littlestevie in San Diego

Del Mar suggestions?

Sbicca gets no love on this board but they actually do a nice Thanksgiving meal. Plus Thanksgiving usually falls on a Thursday which is half price bottle wine night at Sbicca, which they do honor. A good place for meat and fish is Seaside Market up in Cardiff. A cool costal jaunt up from Del Mar. They always have a great deal on live lobsters over Thanksgiving weekend and their marinated tri-tip is killer. Yeah they are kinda pricey, but if you want something, they can usually get it for you.

Jul 07, 2014
littlestevie in San Diego

San Diego New Restaurants: 2014

Now I will have even fonder memories when the Boathouse, in its better days, was a Chart House. That goes for the freaking Rowing Club as well. Ahh when the Chart Houses were actually good.

Jul 07, 2014
littlestevie in San Diego
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Iceskimo (@ Pangea Bakery)

Snow is softer? or finer crystals? or neither?

Jul 07, 2014
littlestevie in San Diego

Iceskimo (@ Pangea Bakery)

Oh ok. I thought it was a textural difference not a flavor, good to know

Jul 07, 2014
littlestevie in San Diego

Iceskimo (@ Pangea Bakery)

OK I'll bite. What's the difference between shaved snow and shaved ice? In my experience there is a pretty wide variation among shaved ices depending on if it is hand shaved or machine shaved, then the machine doing the shaving and finally the ice itself.

Jul 07, 2014
littlestevie in San Diego

Anyone tried Rare Form

I wonder if they are trying to emulate Wexler's up in LA. They seem to be in a similar location, Wexler's is in the Grand Central Market and forgive me but both seem to come off as appealing to a younger crowd where as most deli's have a large grey panther crowd. It seems that Wexler's is either loved or hated by the LA hounds. If you want to go thru a long post see the LA board, Pastrami List 2014.

Jul 02, 2014
littlestevie in San Diego

Leave the gun, take the cannoli...

No one has mentioned "I'll have what she's having"

Jul 01, 2014
littlestevie in Food Media & News
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Leave the gun, take the cannoli...

From the Natural, when Roy Hobbs is taken out to an Italian restaurant by the Richard Farnsworth character. "You can't spell it, but it eats pretty good, don't it"

Jul 01, 2014
littlestevie in Food Media & News

Del Mar Fair...$2 Tuesday tastings..new food items

Been several times. Did the Taste of the Coast Wine Festival. As usual it was in the garden section of the fair, really nice place to walk around enjoying some wine. The following week was the beer fest, out in the dirt of the Del Mar Arena, maybe that says something about the difference between beer and wine drinkers. They did a really good job with the wine fest this year. Lots of different wines, from some good wineries. Last year it seemed like they had too many wines in the "woo-hoo" class. An added plus was your ticket included 3 food tastings. The food tastings were 3 different taco preparations. The winner for me was an uni taco, different but good. There was a VIP tasting as well, not really sure if it was worth it. The VIPs seemed to be sequestered in a corner of the garden area and I didn't know if they could walk around. I guess I would rather spend that money on more Tasti Chips.

Jul 01, 2014
littlestevie in San Diego