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San Diego restaurants OPENINGS (2015 edition)

hmmmm, okay maybe tomorrow. Post jiu jitsu lunch.

Jul 01, 2015
Dagney in San Diego

San Diego restaurants OPENINGS (2015 edition)

Had a very small, expensive, sad, soggy salad today at Halcyon, 1400 Island Avenue. Very cool. Very hip. Very NOW. Also, very disorganized and scatterbrained. They were out of bottled water at 12:15, during the lunch hour, but then found some "in the back" at the last minute. Not a complete disaster mind you, but when the water is not stocked for the lunch hour on Friday, AND the food is just barely okay...confidence is not inspired.

Jun 26, 2015
Dagney in San Diego

Who's familiar with 'old' San Diego restaurants?

Wasn't he the chef at Laurel?

Jun 22, 2015
Dagney in San Diego

Pizzeria Mozza - closing

Remember? I want to say it was Chad White at one of the fabric places in Point Loma...he was serving chicken cooked "sous vide" and people freaked out because they thought it was not cooked.

Jun 22, 2015
Dagney in San Diego
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Pizzeria Mozza - closing

I think this phenomenon DOES happen SOMETIMES....(remember the sous vide debacle a few years ago?) but for some half-witted touristy IKEA inspired pizza joint? No, I think not.

Jun 22, 2015
Dagney in San Diego

steakhouse for a group of guys

Though, for Omnia, be prepared for a bottle service fee of at least 5K, for a table.

Fluxx is tried and true, and classy, which is rare in the Gaslamp.

Jun 22, 2015
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steakhouse for a group of guys

Flemings?

Jun 22, 2015
Dagney in San Diego

steakhouse for a group of guys

Gaslamp has a massive higher amount of d-bags.

Jun 22, 2015
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Best dumplings in San Diego are at Lezzet Cafe

I'll take a little credit for that. I write a food column for our monthly newsletter. JT received a VERY good rating.

Jun 22, 2015
Dagney in San Diego

Pizzeria Mozza - closing

"Didn't get" their food?!?!?!? Oh yeah...because pizza is soooo intellectual. What a bunch of morons.

Bracero

Mu husband wears kilts all summer.

Jun 21, 2015
Dagney in San Diego

Looking for suggestions! Staying in Little Italy from May 4 - 11. Thanks.

O M G. Just tried Salud. Best Al Pastor EVAH.

Jun 20, 2015
Dagney in San Diego

Who's familiar with 'old' San Diego restaurants?

Oh gosh....I want to say it was just "Hawthorne"......and the bonus? Mmmmmm not sure.

Jun 20, 2015
Dagney in San Diego

Who's familiar with 'old' San Diego restaurants?

Oh I have a good one...5th and Hawthorne.

Jun 20, 2015
Dagney in San Diego

Best dumplings in San Diego are at Lezzet Cafe

I ordered three beef Manti and the lamb kabob.

I LOVED the Manti and would go back for it, in fact I might drag my husband next Tuesday for lunch.

The lamb kabob was good, though not knock-me-out unique in flavor...that being said, the quality of the meat was good and prepared very simply, with a touch of salt and pepper.

The bread was wonderful and the accompanying sauces were fresh.

All in all, I'm glad I went and I'll go again. It's clearly a non-corporate, non-big money, family venture. The sauces and pastas are made in house. My meal took several minutes to arrive, which was fine with me because I knew the result would be worth the wait. But that's me...I'm worried most folks will not have the patience to seek out and appreciate a quality meal that is off the hip and cool radar screen.

Jun 20, 2015
Dagney in San Diego

Best dumplings in San Diego are at Lezzet Cafe

going on Friday...

Jun 15, 2015
Dagney in San Diego

Best dumplings in San Diego are at Lezzet Cafe

"It's Turkish! My hairdresser says everything this year will be Turkish." (extends hand to Heir Saliere).

Who's familiar with 'old' San Diego restaurants?

If I had to take a wild guess I'd say Carlos Murphy's.

Jun 12, 2015
Dagney in San Diego

4 reasons SD's food scene is on fire right now

or a reference to the weather.

Jun 07, 2015
Dagney in San Diego

4 reasons SD's food scene is on fire right now

BAM.

cstr begins Sunday with a heavy dose of reality.

Jun 07, 2015
Dagney in San Diego

Diners. Not the fancy ones, not the "dives" either. Grits and eggs.

Seersucker has shrimp and grits! l o l

May 31, 2015
Dagney in San Diego

Diners. Not the fancy ones, not the "dives" either. Grits and eggs.

ummmm....Golden Hill Diner? Also there is a really good diner in Benson, AZ, forgot the name....

Shirley's in La Mesa, around 70th and University ish, east of 70th I think.

May 31, 2015
Dagney in San Diego

Dickey's BBQ?

oh sadness....Their front window boasts "since 1941" and I though, well there must have a time when they were the cat's pajamas, but no longer. Ah well, we have the pub, where we'll be taking in a pint later this afternoon.

May 31, 2015
Dagney in San Diego

Dickey's BBQ?

Possibly. And it's in MY city. Feeling very "get off my lawn." Gawwwwd bad food offends me so...

May 29, 2015
Dagney in San Diego

Dickey's BBQ?

Awful.

Eating the Smokehouse Salad right now. It's supposed to be made with Romaine lettuce, but mine has Iceberg. The brisket is so salty you could feed it to a horse as a salt lick. Their ordering system is completely bizarre. There is a young man at the "order here" counter who has the responsibility of yelling out orders as he tears up hunks of meat. Ill finish this crappy salad but I will not return.

May 29, 2015
Dagney in San Diego

Dickey's BBQ?

Thanks! Well that's a drag...

May 29, 2015
Dagney in San Diego

Dickey's BBQ?

We are getting one in Alpine. I guess it's a chain. Has anyone heard of it or dined at a Dickey's? If yes, is it passable?

Dag

Edit: Just tried to look at the menu but the website required me to register an account first, which I did not do. annoying.

May 29, 2015
Dagney in San Diego

Fine dining

And now, McGruff. I'm going to the canine academy.

May 26, 2015
Dagney in San Diego

Fine dining

You know I meant that with a smile!

May 26, 2015
Dagney in San Diego

Fine dining

Well, unless Honkman is involved, I do not think of Chow as a bastion of stern faces and Negative Nancys.

May 26, 2015
Dagney in San Diego