Food Observations

A blog for eaters

Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza

Outstanding “Sicilian Pizza” at Sammy’s in Scripps Ranch! A SoCal institution since 1989, Sammy’s was the first restaurant concept in San Diego to introduce the woodfired oven to its guests. Their first location was in La Jolla, but have since expanded throughout California and Nevada.

Mariscos Mar de Cortez

Excellent #6 combination plate at Mariscos Mar de Cortez in Ramona! Asada taco and cheese enchilada.

Sushi Lounge Poway

The Sushi Lounge in Poway is a fantastic restaurant! I really like their new location much better. Very spacious, clean and bright inside. Very good, efficient staff, food comes out fast. I had the pork gyoza, pan fried, and they were quite tasty. Unfortunately, I did not see the Lobster Cali Roll on the menu anymore. Might be due to supply chain issues right now that are effecting so many things. I opted for the Spider Roll instead which was excellent.

Phil’s BBQ

Outstanding Bratwurst Sandwich at Phil’s BBQ in Rancho Bernardo! This was a limited time special served during Oktoberfest season.

Badas Burgers

Food trucks seem to be all the rage lately; kind of like Birria in SoCal. An absolute standout in this particular culinary arena on wheels happens to be Badas Burgers! One of the food groups I dearly adore is the craft artisan burger. You know, the kind that has to be served with a drop cloth. Well, Badas Burgers food truck does not disappoint. In fact, they set the standard! Unfortunately, like many other small businesses right now, they have had to close temporarily due to staffing shortages. I certainly wish them all the best and look forward to enjoying another one of their fine burgers.

DiCicco’s Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria

Decent Chicken Parmigiana at DiCicco’s in Escondido.

Tio Leo’s Mexican Restaurant

Big, beautiful Chile Relleno stuffed with shredded beef! At Tio Leo’s in Poway. It was definitely a meal in itself!

Island Prime C Level

Outstanding Lobster Mac & Cheese at Island Prime – C Level! Situated on San Diego’s Harbor Island, the views are exquisite.

Blue Wave Bar & Grill

Excellent Denver Omelette at Blue Wave Bar & Grill located at the beautiful Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina on Shelter Island!

Ketch Grill & Taps

Outstanding fish & chips with a side of stunning views at Ketch on Shelter Island!

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