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If I had Magical Restaurant Powers, I'd :

Your Bob Dale moment, Fakester.

Jun 19, 2014
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If I had Magical Restaurant Powers, I'd :

Shorty couldn't qualify for casual membership. Too slimy.

Jun 18, 2014
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If I had Magical Restaurant Powers, I'd :

I'd move Tacos El Yaqui across the border to San Diego. Doesn't matter where in San Diego, just as long as the border isn't an issue.

I'd also resurrect Tobies Hoagies in Mission Beach.

Jun 17, 2014
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Where can buy black chicken?

You can find the critters in the long freezers of Zion Market.

Jun 12, 2014
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"America’s 20 Best Barbecue Cities"

Glad it was a bum lead. Mea Culpa.

May 31, 2014
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"America’s 20 Best Barbecue Cities"

Piacere Mio has closed.

May 30, 2014
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"America’s 20 Best Barbecue Cities"

Well, there is the avatar...

May 29, 2014
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"America’s 20 Best Barbecue Cities"

The brisket at Smitty's in Lockhart, Texas, just a few weeks ago. Better than Black's in our opinion. Lockhart has to be the BBQ capital with three world class joints within a few blocks of each other (inc. Kreutz Market).

May 27, 2014
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Hanging in Del Mar. .

Probably doesn't need to be said, but, stop by Bully's for the obligatory cocktail or two.

May 14, 2014
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Pizzeria Mozza on a quiet evening

Nice. Thanks!

Apr 25, 2014
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Old Town rec

Bingo!!!

Apr 15, 2014
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Who's familiar with 'old' San Diego restaurants?

Coronado ferry was referred to as the "Nickle Snatcher".

Apr 14, 2014
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New Mariscos truck in University Heights.

It would be more or less the same as a mixta, Fakey...fish, shrimp, scallops, oyster, mussel and octopus - oh, my!

At least I think that covers it all.

Mar 18, 2014
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New Mariscos truck in University Heights.

On a separate note, the Mariscos German truck has returned to its traditional spot in front of the liquor store (Market Place?) at 35th and University. He, Alex, will keep the other truck at the Fairmount and El Cajon location where it has been for a while.

The trucks have a Mariscos Alex designation but are the original Mariscos German ownership.

Had a Tostada Loca, Pulpo Mexicano Taco and Gobernador there yesterday, all of them quite good.

Mar 17, 2014
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Beer There, Done That

They were called "quitapons"...one of the few things I remember from the early seventies, oddly enough.

Feb 01, 2014
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Help Me Pick my Super Bowl Bar

Any of you who used to frequent World Famous - old and new version - will recognize the owner of The Longhorn as Tobi Taki, aka, "The Tobinator".

Jan 30, 2014
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Ba Ren Sichuan - I Really Miss It

I had a very nice meal there a month or so ago. The dish they called Sweet & Sour Pork (the chef's version) was one of the most extraordinary dishes I've ever had the pleasure of sitting in front of. Tough to describe so I won't try. But it was absolutely remarkable for a pork lover.

Cold plates were quite good and they seemed to be tickled that I requested the sliced ear.

Service was quite good for what usually passes as service on Convoy. They were interested, responsive and smooth. Very nice.

I look forward to our next visit and can only hope that the same pork dish is available.

Jan 22, 2014
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Old Timer Coming Back...

Paul's original chef, Jacques, introduced the mussel bisque when they opened in '83. Jacques was from Bordeaux with a massively thick accent and explosive temper. He was prone to screaming at the bar customers to "shut up" when the bar got too loud for his sensibilities - which was quite often in those days. Occasionally, he would accompany the demand by slamming a large metal serving tray onto the tile floor startling everyone but halting the cacophany for only moments. However, his food was brilliant and, in my opinion, Paul has yet to find his equal in talent.
Also, Doc, there have been a number of superb bartenders at Dobson's over the years, it's only a matter of which one you're referring to.

Jan 12, 2014
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Old Timer Coming Back...

That "cool bar" near Spreckles was likely Dobson's.

Jan 10, 2014
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Fiesta oaxaqueña opens restaurant (Escondido)

I've had two excellent meals at El Tejate recently. The Enfrijoladas was superb, the Oaxacan Tamal was a bit of a revelation and despite the low brow funkiness of the place, I'm still the fan I was three years ago.

In my eyes they haven't lost a step.

Dec 22, 2013
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Your fave places to go for the holidays. .

Yes, free cocktails for two hours(?) every Xmas Eve in the Whaling Bar with Rafael.

Cocktails with (Not-so-Big-anymore) Mikey at Manhattan with a side of Manny.

Xmas day cocktails at The Spot since it was the only place open on the street once upon a time.

Dec 16, 2013
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Taco bar (taquiza?) catering via To-Go

You can try Porkyland in La Jolla. They speak pretty good English at PV and Northgate, don't let that stop you from trying.

Nov 07, 2013
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SD Dish of the Month - October 2013 [Curry]

iirc, Village Indian is halal. Also, no alcohol of any kind is allowed by the owners.

Oct 30, 2013
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Noodles in San Diego

Ramen Yamadaya on Clairemont Mesa Blvd. Superb ramen in an incredibly rich tonkotsu broth.

Oct 21, 2013
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Coop's Closing?

You missed Black's, you missed BBQ in Lockhart.

Oct 14, 2013
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La Torta in La Mesa

Uff da...

Sep 19, 2013
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La Torta in La Mesa

Aha,well, isn't that special...

Sep 18, 2013
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La Torta in La Mesa

**AhogaDa**

Sep 18, 2013
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Please help! - Taco tour of America's FInest City and beyond

Chiapaneco has been closed for years. The fabulous matron/owner passed and her boys just didn't have the heart to carry on.

Don't bother with La Fachada. Once the city forced the closure of the trailer out front the tacos and atmosphere went to hell. Compita continues to please and also make a pretty creditable Birria de Chivo.

If you're up for Birria in Ensenada, give Birrieria La Guadalajara on Calle Macheros between Calles Primera and Segunda.

If you get the urge for some superb Pozole, try Pozoleria Dona Maria in Chula Vista on Broadway down towards Main St.. It's a Guerrero-style pozole blanco that is well worth the effort.

Try the Tortas Ahogadas at the stand in the Toys R Us parking lot. A good example of the genre. Also in the same parking lot a really good Mariscos truck (forget the name, it's enough to know where it is).

And, as long as you're in Mex, make the obligatory stop at Tacos El Yaqui in Rosarito Beach. It's moved across the street directly to the north. Don't get sucked into the fakey El Yaqui in the old location.

Bueno Suerte

Sep 01, 2013
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BBQ 81

Man, that's some bloody expensive BBQ!!! Too dear for me, I don't care how good the music is!

Aug 24, 2013
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