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best xiao long bao SD

[since this got bumped] Picky which wrappers did you buy? Fresh or frozen? I live near Phuong Trang and want to give this a try.

about 3 hours ago
MrKrispy in San Diego

Restaurant Week!

I like the Black Friday comparison except on BF there are deals to be had, and Restaurant Week is rarely indicative of the restaurants' typical quality.

about 10 hours ago
MrKrispy in San Diego

One man's exhaustive search for the best fish taco in SD. .

I've been back to Kiko's a couple of times, really enjoying trying the various seafood tacos on the menu. Word seems to be spreading about the Fashion Valley truck as there have been lines the last few weekends when I was grabbing beers at the liquor store where they park.

1 day ago
MrKrispy in San Diego

Native Foods - Balboa Location

When having vegetarian dishes (regardless of my apathy to most vegan dogma) I enjoy having the seitan...not so much as "faux meat" but rather an interesting texture in the dish and it can soak up the flavors. I really like it in curries and soups, just having veggies in there isn't the same. That being said, I usually prefer veggie dishes that aren't trying to pretend to be meat. For example I prefer veggie burgers with the pattie trying to be its own thing, not trying to be ground beef. Maybe chefs feel the imposter meats are a better gateway or substitute to flag-waving red blooded Americans that can't fathom having a meal without meat in it?

1 day ago
MrKrispy in San Diego

San Diego CLOSED Restaurants: Thread Four (2014 edition)

Yup, that was it. I took them to the original PB Alehouse (where Skechers is now) and that salvaged the night.

Sep 10, 2014
MrKrispy in San Diego

San Diego CLOSED Restaurants: Thread Four (2014 edition)

There was a Rusty Pelican in PB in the 90s as well. When I had family come out from the midwest they saw it thinking it screamed "fresh seafood!"....instead it was a Red Lobster in TGIF clothing.

Sep 10, 2014
MrKrispy in San Diego

Baci

Great timing! We have been enjoying Luce regularly and MsKrispy just mentioned tonight that we need to try Baci soon since neither of us ever have.

Sep 06, 2014
MrKrispy in San Diego

OMG! It's finally happening! Pernicano's is selling!

I lived in that area for years and some neighbors would hang out there with someone in the family...heard about a bunch of cool stuff inside that I always wanted to see but it never worked out.

Sep 05, 2014
MrKrispy in San Diego

Carnitas Snack Shack Wait Time Sunday at noon

I haven't had an issue with flies at numerous taco shops around town while I am eating my burrito (using the proper wide-legged stance too).

I looked on another popular food website and at least half of the reviews mention the flies. Last time we had eaten there we were by the back kitchen door and didn't have an issue with the flies. Maybe it is just the tables along the planters at the other side.

Aug 27, 2014
MrKrispy in San Diego

Carnitas Snack Shack Wait Time Sunday at noon

This thread prompted me to make a weekday visit while I had some time. We sat in the back and were swarmed with flies during our meal. I saw numerous tables of people trying to swat them away also. Is this the norm now or did I catch it on a off day?

My BLT was delicious but having hundreds of flies landing on our table, meal, beer, etc was extremely disgusting. Not sure what is causing it because I didn't smell garbage. Maybe they used inappropriate fertilizer for those garden boxes?

Aug 23, 2014
MrKrispy in San Diego

One man's exhaustive search for the best fish taco in SD. .

Kiko's was there around 6pm Tuesday, but I think they leave by 7:00pm.

The BBQ truck seems to shack up by the Casa Linda apartments (on LInda Vista Road between the 7-11 and Super Bronco) in a small driveway that also has a coffee shop. I am not sure if they are open for business there. I have seen them located in the Dollar Store lot by the Post Office as well as the Del Mesa liquor lot. Haven't tried it, and can't find any reviews.

Aug 14, 2014
MrKrispy in San Diego

Coupons and Deals

Good to know, I usually consider the use of groupon-type things for established restaurants as a death knell. I am going to try and get in there soon.

Aug 13, 2014
MrKrispy in San Diego

Coupons and Deals

That is depressing. I also haven't been there in probably 2 years because getting a table was kind of a pain on the weekends. I heard they have reservations now but can't confirm.

Aug 12, 2014
MrKrispy in San Diego

Sab-E-Lee dishes I should order?

The Papaya salad at SEL seems to be just "hot" or "hotter". I love it but I wish I could get a medium spice level on it.

Aug 12, 2014
MrKrispy in San Diego

One man's exhaustive search for the best fish taco in SD. .

I've only seen it on weekends, but I am not in the area during weekdays until 7pm or so. I think a different truck is there at night, a new BBQ truck that stays in the Linda Vista area

Aug 12, 2014
MrKrispy in San Diego

One man's exhaustive search for the best fish taco in SD. .

It seems like it is there every weekend now. They have the normal array of tacos, seafood cocktails, etc.

I got the free soup (consumme) while waiting, I think that is normal.

edit* just saw a recent review on mmm-yoso
http://mmm-yoso.typepad.com/mmmyoso/2...

My gobernador had the peppers and onions well grilled vs. his review

Aug 12, 2014
MrKrispy in San Diego

Sab-E-Lee dishes I should order?

funny you mentioned that because the last time we went I had asked for mild for all our entrees (they asked if we wanted it mild or spicy, and a '8' at Sab e Lee is like a 15 at other places so I said mild). All of them were eye watering spicy except the panang curry.

Aug 12, 2014
MrKrispy in San Diego

One man's exhaustive search for the best fish taco in SD. .

I'm no snob and will freely admit my love for a Rubio's fish taco, especially the especial with guac. Way better than most taco shops around here, although I generally like the ones from most of the mariscos trucks better.

Aug 12, 2014
MrKrispy in San Diego
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One man's exhaustive search for the best fish taco in SD. .

since I know you are in the area, have you tried Kiko's mariscos truck that is parked at the liquor store on Via Las Cumbres between Fashion valley and Linda Vista? Had a fish taco and gobernador taco over the weekend and liked both of them. I believe the truck is called Kiko's and the owner is related to one of the Mariscos German trucks from years back.

Aug 12, 2014
MrKrispy in San Diego

Sab-E-Lee dishes I should order?

Bumping this (didn't know which one to bump as most of them are dormant by at least two years)

Anyone still going to Sab-e-Lee linda vista occasionally? Haven't been in awhile (last two times we went it seemed to be run and operated by high school students and everything was just kind of a mess). Thinking of picking up some dinner there this week and wondering what is still recommended these days.

Also wondering if anyone has had the raw beef dish lately...is it pretty much just beef and onions? If so I will pass..not a fan of the Onion Tartare style with a few bits of beef thrown in.

Aug 12, 2014
MrKrispy in San Diego

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

I have had sous vide steak numerous times and have had a similar ratio of good to great steaks as places that skillet or direct fire them. I think the thing that sets them apart is the proper sear after coming out of the water bath. I had one at Wine Vault that was beautifully tender but it looked like it was cooked in water, poor crust and it was definitely lacking something. The last sous vide steak I had was at Whisknladle and it was perfect, with a nicely seasoned crust that was obviously done at high temp (broiler? Torch?) while keeping it rare.

Personally, I have gotten the Homegrown steaks, bison and beef, and have had no problem cooking them rare with a fantastic crust. I use the cast iron skillet to roasting method (all on a propane grill to keep the mess down in the kitchen per MsKrispy's numerous, I mean NUMEROUS, requests!)

Aug 11, 2014
MrKrispy in San Diego

San Diego New Places Opening Thread Numero Tres.

Is Pieology one of those DIY pizza places?

Aug 11, 2014
MrKrispy in San Diego

Dr Brown's bottles 4-packs?

Not sure where you are located but Siesals Meats/Iowa meat Farms have them for $2 a bottle. Hopefully you don't need very many ;)

Aug 08, 2014
MrKrispy in San Diego

One man's exhaustive search for the best fish taco in SD. .

It was! I asked about it after I was done eating.

Aug 06, 2014
MrKrispy in San Diego

Dr Brown's bottles 4-packs?

I think at BevMo...you can probably check on their website or call.

Aug 06, 2014
MrKrispy in San Diego

Anyone tried Rare Form

I have seen some of the places known to be using cheater pint glasses finally calling them 14oz pours (which is really 12oz with foam). True pint glasses are actually cheaper, they should just do 14oz pours in those and that leaves enough room for some foam, and be honest.

Not to mention the $5 pint that quickly went to $6 is regularly $7 and even $8 at almost all new restaurants in SD. So much for competition lowering prices!

Aug 05, 2014
MrKrispy in San Diego

One man's exhaustive search for the best fish taco in SD. .

yes, for a city with an abundance of fresh seafood, it kind of stinks that nearly every place relies on frozen processed fish parts.

Aug 05, 2014
MrKrispy in San Diego

San Diego New Restaurants: 2014

Seeing as the margins for good craft beer and the margins for good food are both pretty slim, not to mention the overbearing licensing restrictions and cost by numerous government agencies involve with the combo, I wouldn't expect to see a tasting room with French Laundry quality food anytime soon....err ever

Aug 01, 2014
MrKrispy in San Diego

AmazonFresh now operating San Diego

$300 a year seems really high to me, if they priced it like Costco it would make more sense. I like the thought of being able to get all our yummy local stuff in one order and delivered to me.

Jul 29, 2014
MrKrispy in San Diego

BlueRibbon Rustic Kitchen. Yes, indeed.

you should probably trademark that fast, because someone in SD is going to use it soon I bet!

Jul 24, 2014
MrKrispy in San Diego