Food Observations

A blog for eaters

On the Border 

Usually a burrito is the perfect handheld food.  Making it “wet” though takes it to a whole new level at On the Border!  Yes, you have to eat it with a knife and fork.  This flavor and texture combination is just bomb when you blanket the whole thing in a flavorful enchilada sauce.  One of my favorite things to order at OTB. 

Boll Weevil 

The venerable Steerburger at the Weev is hard to beat!  Especially when you add a few jalapeño slices.  Their great family meal deals are rounded out by a nice order of homely nachos. 


RB Sushi

Outstanding lunch specials at RB Sushi!  Spicy tuna roll, California roll and shrimp nigiri accompanied by a tasty cucumber salad. 

Domino’s Pizza 

About two days before Thanksgiving I stop cooking! Need to save myself for the big day. I thank the good Lord for Domino’s tonight and their top shelf staff! Calling in was professional and 100% accurate with my fairly complex order. I was warmly greeted upon arrival while commencing to take delivery of two outstanding pies.  

I highly recommend the sliced Italian sausage topping. Much better than those little nodules that look like something else…


Turkey Inn

Ramona’s quintessential dive bar, the Turkey Inn.  A local institution since 1938.  Today they still serve the cheapest drinks in Ramona.  Locals refer to it affectionately as “the bird”.  We visit every now and then, usually only after a recent tetanus shot. 


The Oaks Grille 

Outstanding brunch recently at The Oaks Grille! I’ve reviewed this dish ad nauseam over the years, so I’ll keep it brief. Still the best order of Eggs Benedict in Ramona with perfectly poached eggs. Price has gone up to $10.25, but it’s still a good value when you factor in the two complimentary glasses of champagne.

Marinade on Main

One of the best desserts in Ramona, that I can tell you!  The amazing butterscotch pudding at Marinade on Main. 

Way Point Saloon 

Way Point Saloon has the most impressive onion ring tower I’ve encountered!  What stands out for me is how hot & crispy they come out of the kitchen coupled with an outstanding fry sauce.  The rings here are beer battered and definitely in the top two of Ramona when it comes to onion rings.  23 draft beers on tap is a pretty good draw too!

Cheesecake Factory 

One of my favorite restaurants for appetizers has to be Cheesecake Factory.  Their menu reads like a phone book and it all begins with the apps!  Here’s an outstanding fried mac & cheese, excellent crab cake bites and tasty Cuban egg roll things. 



Miguel’s Cocina 

Outstanding grilled swordfish tacos at Miguel’s in 4S Ranch!


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