Food Observations

A blog for eaters

Pinto Thai

Pad Kee Mao, also known as “drunken noodles” at Pinto Thai in Ramona. First time trying this dish and I wasn’t really impressed. The texture of those wide noodles was just off putting. I think I’ll stick with their excellent Pad Thai, fried rice or curry dishes next time.

Ralph’s Fresh Fare

Here’s a tray of my favorite grocery store susie! Spicy California roll from Ralph’s. I appreciate the faux grass decoration but it didn’t make anything taste better. This store has an amazing fresh food area with foodstuffs that would appeal to any taste.

Chili’s Grill & Bar

Outstanding Boneless Buffalo Chicken Salad at Chili’s! Crispy chicken tossed in a spicy Buffalo sauce, bacon, blue cheese crumbles, pico de gallo, tortilla strips and house-made ranch dressing. I dearly adore salads that eat like a meal!

Casa Machado Mexican Restaurant

Outstanding carne asada quesadilla at Casa Machado!

Olive Garden

Tasty Chicken & Shrimp Carbonara at OG in Santee, CA! Not really a traditional version of carbonara but I still order it. Maybe once every five years or so.

Mariscos Mar de Cortez

Tasty tamale and enchilada combination plate at Mariscos Mar de Cortez in Ramona! Unfortunately their cheese enchiladas aren’t coming out hot enough. Almost room temperature.


“The Super Bird” is an excellent hot sandwich at Denny’s! Sliced turkey breast with bacon, Swiss cheese and maters on grilled sourdough. It’s always hard for me to decide between this and my beloved “Moons Over My-Hammy”.

Fat Olives

Beautiful “Ms. Piggy” pizza photographed by Lady FoodObs at Fat Olives in Flagstaff, AZ! Made with a creamy pesto, mozzarella/provolone blend, smoked bacon, Molinari pistachio mortadella, wood-roasted onion and topped with an elegant basil chiffonade.

Wasa Sushi

Wasa is our local Ramona sushi type restaurant. Ownership of this place changes every couple of years. Sometimes the name too. I don’t think they’re even open right now. Not sure why. During my last visit I enjoyed a nice shrimp tempura roll and crispy gyoza.

Whisk and Whisky

Lady FoodObs stunning image of the “Steak Gaucho” at Whisk and Whiskey in Flagstaff, AZ!

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