Food Observations

A blog for eaters

Fish District

This is a relatively new establishment that specializes in fresh and creative seafood dishes.  Aside from a really good assortment of fish tacos, they also have a tasty shrimp Po Boy with all the trimmings.  


Jack in the Box

Probably the best value in fast food.  Two tacos for a buck at JIB.  I think they’re made with some sort of soy by-product in lieu of real meat, but they’re still really tasty.  


Cotija’s Taco Shop

Not the best taco shop around, but fairly reasonable and a varied menu.  In addition to the decent carne asada tacos shown here, you can also get a sope!   This is masa dough (think tamale) fried up on the flattop, then crowned with your choice of meat and all the Mexican fixin’s.  


Olive Garden

Baked Parmesan Shrimp at OG.  Not the best dish I’ve had there, but decent nonetheless. 


Karl Straussย 

Here’s the calamari appetizer at Karl Strauss.  Pretty tasty, even if it is mixed with a bunch of fried green beans ๐Ÿ˜ฑ


The Habit Burger Grill

Here’s the Charburger from The Habit.  Really good burgers here.  Almost reminiscent of an In-n-Out, but with a better menu.  



I think the colonel must be rolling over in his grave.  KFC isn’t what it used to be.  This three piece meal had me in the bathroom fairly quick unfortunately ๐Ÿ˜–


Chicago Pizza

Many of you know that Pizza is my middle name.  On rare occasion I treat myself to a heavy Chicago-style deep dish pie.  This is a great pizza place in Santee that caters perfectly to that very desire.  Just picking up the box you immediately sense the heft of this weighty pie!  One slice will easily suffice, but two if particularly hungry ๐Ÿ˜Š


L&L Hawaiian BBQ

This week I tried L&L Hawaiian BBQ for the first time. There’s several in San Diego, I went to the one in Carmel Mountain Ranch. Here’s a BBQ chicken plate, served with rice and mac salad. I was disappointed that the mac salad was fairly warm. Wish it was served in a side container. It just winds up steaming in the hotbox with the chicken, rice, etc. This was a good and filling meal, consisting of three big BBQ chicken thighs basted with their tasty teriyaki glaze.


Sadly, Wendy no longer makes the Bacon & Blue burger on brioche. But the nice manager at our Ramona Wendy’s offered a heaping of blue cheese crumbles on my 1/4 lb Hot & Juicy (it was more hot than juicy)… Turned out great! I really like and appreciate the freshness of the lettuce, mater & onions at Wendy’s. Still my favorite fast food spot in townโ€ฆ

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