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Used to get Escamoles at Cien Anos.

Jun 19, 2015
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Who's familiar with 'old' San Diego restaurants?

It was the next best thing for about two minutes. Whoever that was spent a load of money and then lost said monies in quick order. They even had an ocean view deck on the roof of that place. Bird Rock was always a difficult place to establish a restaurant.

May 31, 2015
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Who's familiar with 'old' San Diego restaurants?

Clay's "Texas Pit" BBQ was pretty good once upon a time - probably because County Health wasn't loony about smokers. I still remember Clay hanging around the place mingling with guests - at least in my very hazy memory. And, the fish fry place is the restaurant at Barrett Junction, it's still there and they still make a big deal about their fried fish.

Have a look, BC...

https://www.google.com/maps/@32.61165...

May 29, 2015
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Alfonso's La Jolla To Close...

Let's hope he has a better result than the Clairemont Alfonso's and the Spreckels Building Alfonso's.

May 20, 2015
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Alfonso's La Jolla To Close...

Alfonso finally lost the lease he's held since leaving the Jose's Courtroom space back in the mid '70s(?). He is moving operations to Hillcrest according to my source and plans on opening the replacement Alfonso's the day following the La Jolla closure. No word yet on what will occupy the abandoned building.

Bad news for Beach Chick. Hopefully she will adapt and Su Casa can pick up the Nacho slack.

May 20, 2015
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Potential REAL butcher shop in San DIego

Dunno if it'll meet your quality reqs but I get all my pork belly needs met at Zion Market.

Apr 29, 2015
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Who's familiar with 'old' San Diego restaurants?

Yes, from the St Regis Bora Bora. Honeymoon a few years ago.

Apr 29, 2015
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Who's familiar with 'old' San Diego restaurants?

Great story! Billy also was half owner of the Water Works on Mission Blvd, San Diego's first waterbed store. I worked across the street at a surf shop. After the waterbed store tanked his partner opened Buffalo Breath. Those were two epic personalities.

Apr 29, 2015
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Who's familiar with 'old' San Diego restaurants?

The name of the bar that I couldn't recall was Billy Bones. If you remember Billy Bones you took your drinking seriously. It was post Swan Song but pre Old PB Cafe across the street. Who here remembers Uncle Susie's in PB in the lot that became the Swan Song?

Apr 29, 2015
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Who's familiar with 'old' San Diego restaurants?

Krishna Mulvaney's was on Mission Blvd where the Promenade is. It would have sat on the northeast corner of that lot. Krishna's had the rusted, plant-filled, '40's something, Cadillac out front that originally belonged to another PB restaurant owner and Krishna's devotee, Billy (sumthinorother), who had a bar where the Open Bar is now. Apparently the Cadillac wouldn't start one night and was commandeered overnight into its position as a planter. Mulvaney's (just Mulvaney's) was the EC version of the beach hangout. It later had iterations as Magnolia Mulvaney's and some Wagon Wheel version after it was sold I believe. That's the way my crusty memory has it and I may be incorrect about the EC version of the resto. After all, it was flyover territory back then.

Apr 28, 2015
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My List for San Diego

Heh, no, BC. Not an attorney from Bankers Hill, my wife is younger and a brunette and the family is from Gonzales, Texas.

We fly into Austin and Lockhart, happily, is about mid-point on the way down to the homestead. Lots of good BBQ in the area but Lockhart is special.

This pic is from a true hole-in-the-wall nearby in Waelder, TX that wouldn't survive a second in California's regulation-rich environment - Bubbas.

Apr 25, 2015
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My List for San Diego

No, it's Smitty's, BC...and that you're looking at a fluorescent light I believe. Wife's family is not far from there so I get great Lockhart BBQ every time we visit. Smitty's is my favorite for brisket.

Apr 24, 2015
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My List for San Diego

Speaking of Lockhart, does this look familiar? (Image is my own)

Apr 24, 2015
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Who's familiar with 'old' San Diego restaurants?

Salmon House was in what was referred to then as Marina Village. The Windrose was also there although I can't remember if the Windrose took over the Salmon House space when they face-planted. The two of them may well have been there at the same time, can't remember.

Apr 20, 2015
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ISO: your favorite croissant in San Diego

Out of curiosity, Fakey, what is it that you found lacking in the Arely croissant?

Mar 18, 2015
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Best San Diego Mexican Food?

Had a lovely birria de chivo yesterday in Chula Vista at Birrieria Don Rafa on the 500 block of Broadway. Rich, tasty with a decent goaty tang to it. Excellent frijoles de la olla and superb tortillas that they may make on site, I'm not certain - I should have asked. I just heard about this place although they've been open for a little while and I dropped by when it was too busy to sate my pozole Jones at Pozoleria Dona Maria. If you find yourself down that way, it's a great option.

Kirk from mmm-yoso wrote kindly of it - http://mmm-yoso.typepad.com/mmmyoso/2...

Mar 09, 2015
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ISO: your favorite croissant in San Diego

Arely French Bakery in Clairemont Square makes the best croissant I've had in San Diego. Rich, buttery with a lovely little crunch to the bite, it's my absolute favorite. The rest of their bakery products are pretty good as well with a very good baquette if you get there early before they sell out. Tarts are very good as well.

Mar 09, 2015
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Chow in Escondido?

There's El Tejate for sit down Oaxacan food. I've had a few really good meals there, however, I never go on a busy night as service can get really spotty.

Feb 25, 2015
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Women's Hike breakfast ideas

Where ya gonna be? Borrego Springs or Hemet?

Feb 18, 2015
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Any new news on Mama Testa in Mira Mesa?

Testa la vista...

Feb 11, 2015
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Chinese Food in the 50's

There was Sheng Haw Lo's (sp) out off of 70th and University. Classic old school Chinese. That and China Land were the gold standard for middle class San Diego. China Land's Seaweed Soup was wonderful.

Feb 10, 2015
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Convoy Szechuan, pls.

Fu An Garden on Convoy.

Feb 06, 2015
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Caesar's Restaurant Brown Pasta Sauce Recipe

Corner of 6th and University where most recently Harvey Milk's was and before that it was City Deli IIRC.

In Mission Valley they were off of Mission Center Rd in the center just to the west of Mission Valley Shopping Center. The space is now occupied by Rock Bottom, I believe.

https://www.google.com/maps/@32.74833...

Jan 25, 2015
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your latest Little Italy recs plus....

Sorry, it's still "San Diego Stadium" esp. when I've had a few.

Jan 21, 2015
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Foie ban no more??!!!

Welcome Back Foie Gras Dinner! Twelve chefs, two days and three venues celebrating the return of fatty liver. Looks like some rich fun!

http://cur8eur.com/blog/welcome-back-...

https://www.facebook.com/events/42494...

Refillable wine bottles?

In the Bordeaux near Pauillac, sort of a drive-thru experience. I also have pictures of the same thing in Spain. I'm unaware of this kind of service in the US.

Dec 23, 2014
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RedO is Coming

You don't know what you've got in a swordfish til you open it up. I'm sure Catalina buys only whole swordfish so they couldn't know what the state of the flesh is in. We used to just trim out the bad stuff and use the good stuff.

Dec 16, 2014
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Swordfish Tumors ?

Used to break them down for a seafood house. Nasty critters that are prone to be wormy and tumor-riddled. I won't eat the things in a resto because I can't trust that whoever handled the fish handled it correctly and I never buy it to cook at home. If one insists on eating swordfish, eat it well done.

Dec 16, 2014
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RedO is Coming

I used to work in a seafood house and used to break down fish as part of my job. It took just two whole (complete) swordfish to put me off of the beasts forever. Absolutely right, they have the potential to be riddled with gruesome green and brown ooze -filled tumors and loads of squirmy parasites. Sorry for any upsetting visuals, but these fish can be nasty. If you still want to eat the things it's important that it doesn't hit the table at anything less than fully cooked through - no medium or medium well.

Dec 16, 2014
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Glogg/Glugg Mix in SD?

I make one based on this:

http://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/glogg

Dec 12, 2014
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