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Week in Escondido/San Diego

Grumpy today??!!! Or a non breeder?

1 day ago
Ela0427 in San Diego

Week in Escondido/San Diego

Just curious, have you been to HdV?? They've even set up a jumpy in the grass area. I think it is to encourage parents to hang out longer. Plus the grassy area there is quite separated from the dining area. Same goes for Stone Brewery, it is another magical place where children can enjoy the premises.
At Blue Ribbon it is a different story since there are patrons for many other establishments. And frankly those are children likely waiting for a table at the ever crowded BR. I do agree that children should be well behaved in restaurants, sit on their butt and eat their food. No way in hell should they be allowed to free range inside a restaurant or patio.
Same goes for Stone Brewery, it is another magical place where children can enjoy the premises.
I am not suggesting that one brings their kids to Addison and let them roam on the golf course ;)

1 day ago
Ela0427 in San Diego

Week in Escondido/San Diego

One of the few places where you can get a great margarita, good salsa and watch the kids run around and play in the grass. It is relaxing and the service is good (been going for 12 years). Is it the best Mex in town..hell no! but it sure makes for a nice afternoon outside.

1 day ago
Ela0427 in San Diego

Giant Lima Beans

Not that I know of. I order from them directly as well. The Royal Coronas are stunners but for flavor I love the Scarlet Runners and the Ayocote Morado even more.

May 26, 2015
Ela0427 in San Diego

sedona v flagstaff

Ok my BFFFF Beachchick, you never steer me wrong! Thanks for the Wilma's suggestion in PS, now we are off to Sedona in July. Should I just stay at Arabella and not research any other hotels. If there is a great restaurant on site then I am just peachy. Smooches

May 20, 2015
Ela0427 in Southwest

Chicken Livers in San Diego

would love the recipe for the mousse

May 12, 2015
Ela0427 in San Diego

Blue Ribbon Pizzeria

Our favorite pizza ever! Have to get 2 of the staff favorite because the kids love it so much. Also the Little Gems Caesar with the breadcrumbs is delicious too. Happy Hour is a fantastic deal if you can get there early enough.

May 11, 2015
Ela0427 in San Diego

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

MMMMMMM…cowboy star is so good! My Japanese friends rate Tadokoro very highly

May 07, 2015
Ela0427 in San Diego

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

They make good drinks in the 'hood too, do not need to knock or text the keg wall ;)

May 06, 2015
Ela0427 in San Diego

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

Nobody suggested the Neighborhood?? A burger and an awesome cocktail. I've been to Ruth's Chris for dinner wearing flip flops and sand on my feet. I love not having the OC/LA vibe here.

May 06, 2015
Ela0427 in San Diego

Palm Desert/Rancho Mirage

Adored Wilma and Frieda's today. Had the short rib Benedict, the meatloaf n eggs, cheeseburger and the 5 cheese Mac n cheese. Everything was wonderful !!!!
Friday night we had a lovely dinner at Wally's Desert Turtle. Husband had their foie gras and pork tenderloin, I had the French onion soup and the liver and ad onions, kids had the Caesar salad and the Vongole. Dessert was the Grand Marnier soufflé, chocolate lava cake and a complimentary dessert for my son's birthday.

May 03, 2015
Ela0427 in California

Palm Desert/Rancho Mirage

At Wilma's now. Sooo hungry ;)

May 03, 2015
Ela0427 in California

Wilma and Frieda's - Palm Dessert

Gracias amiga, I called and he was not there but got a reservation for Sunday morning.

Apr 28, 2015
Ela0427 in California
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Wilma and Frieda's - Palm Dessert

Beach chick..what other restaurants do you suggest in that area?? Going this weekend and need something for Saturday night. Not Mexican..coming from San Diego

Apr 27, 2015
Ela0427 in California

Palm Desert/Rancho Mirage

We will be staying at the Marriott Shadowridge this weekend and I am looking for a dinner spot for Saturday night. We are going to Wally's on Friday, so nothing too $$$ on Saturday. Flexible to cuisine, just not Mexican (live in San Diego and we have many fabulous restaurants). There will be 8 of us including 2 food adventurous children. I def want to squeeze in breakfast at Wally and Frieda's at some point :).

Apr 27, 2015
Ela0427 in California

Giant Lima Beans

These are bigger than the Gigantes

Apr 26, 2015
Ela0427 in San Diego

Giant Lima Beans

They taste like the Gigantes. So delicious

Apr 26, 2015
Ela0427 in San Diego

Giant Lima Beans

Since we are still on this HOT legume topic... Here is final dish: beans topped with feta, bacon, cilantro, garlic and tomato

Giant Lima Beans

Very true! and for the record I did not order 10 bags of RCs but I ordered some of our other favorites. These are Gucci beans indeed!

Apr 24, 2015
Ela0427 in San Diego

Giant Lima Beans

Perfect Royal Coronas

Apr 23, 2015
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Giant Lima Beans

oh yes yes
they are!! Cannot wait to get home to see how they turned out. I will post a picture.

Apr 23, 2015
Ela0427 in San Diego

Giant Lima Beans

AND GF, vegan, free-range, dairy free, conflict free, shade grown…..
but I guess not paleo friendly. Whatever…they taste f'ing awesome and are a cheap meal.

Apr 23, 2015
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Giant Lima Beans

And they got here reasonably fast. ordered on Thursday and got them Monday.

Apr 23, 2015
Ela0427 in San Diego

Giant Lima Beans

Yes so I ordered 10 bags to justify the price difference with Seaside where they are $6.99 /lb:) but then I saved on gas too. This is my second big order from them and very happy. The beans are in the slow cooker today after an overnight soak. A $5.95 bag makes quite a substantial side dish or even a meal if you want to add other things to it. I love the Scarlet Runners and Ayocote Morados, they cook up big and meaty too.

Apr 23, 2015
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Chicken Livers in San Diego

Yes WF Rosie's organic

Apr 22, 2015
Ela0427 in San Diego

Giant Lima Beans

I just got my shipment of Rancho Gordo Royal Coronas yesterday. They are HUGE even dry. They sometimes have them at Seaside market in Cardiff but 2 weeks ago they did not have them. If you love beans it is worth ordering a few varieties to try.

Apr 22, 2015
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Week in Escondido/San Diego

Next time you are in town ( I have 2 kids) and take them everywhere : The Wooden Spoon, Bellows, Cucina del Charro, Roma Market, Northgate market or Vallarta (just a grocery store but great tacos inside), Ali Baba (Iraqi food), Vintana patio outside. We have great mexican food, HdV is good but we go there for setting. Stone Brew has become a giant PITA to go there with all the beer bus tours. There are some tiny tiny taco shops and mariscos places that I can suggest. Bull taco in Oceanside too

No kids then: Vintana inside, The Bellows and get extra cocktails, Bellamy's, Stone Brewery but make a reservation, Land and Water company in Carlsbad (HEAVENLY..amazing), Paon

Apr 06, 2015
Ela0427 in San Diego

Kid-friendly/oriented, but Chow-worthy

makes me so happy to see you mention Escogelato. It is our favorite place

Mar 30, 2015
Ela0427 in San Diego

The Wooden Spoon in Escondido

Mar 16, 2015
Ela0427 in San Diego

Lunch in Carlsbad

Loved Paon and I really really really want to go to Land and Water. I actually really liked Green Dragon Tavern, great space inside and very good lobster roll.

Mar 16, 2015
Ela0427 in San Diego