Food Observations

A blog for eaters

Boll Weevil

More often than not, I need to bring a change of clothes to the Weev.  Then take two showers when I get home!  You can see why here with their outstanding “Cowboy” Burger and The Messy. 

Lemongrass Thai Food 

After the terrible pad thai at Lemongrass, I promised to go back and try a curry dish – I’m glad I did!  I got the Lunch Special Yellow Curry (with chicken) for only $6.95. There’s a fair amount of chicken in a rich, flavorful and savory coconut milk broth with yellow curry paste, onions, carrots and potatoes. There was a lot more chicken than potatoes which I appreciated! Served with a side of rice and soup to start. Did not care for today’s soup though. Some sort of bland egg drop loaded with a ton of corn! At least it came out hot… This was a really good curry dish that I would come back and order again.

Victor’s Kafe 

Established in 1996, Victor’s Kafe is a family owned and operated business.  They serve quality Greek and Mediterranean food made from high quality ingredients.  Here’s an outstanding chicken & gyros plate.  

North County Tavern Bowl

They call this “Spare Chicken” at Tavern Bowl.  Outstanding appetizer of fried chicken tenders with fries for only $2.95 during happy hour. 

Los Rancheros 

Tried the rolled tacos at Los Rancheros recently! You can order 3, 6 or 12, with guac and cheese. This order of 3 was $3.20.These were pretty decent, not the best I’ve had. Tortillas were amazingly crispy and perfect though. They’re filled with a fairly conservative amount of shredded beef. Presented nicely on a bed of shredded lettuce and topped with a generous amount of tasty guacamole and cheese.

Los Amigos 

Outstanding barbacoa burrito at Los Amigos!

The Par Lounge 

Since we were at Par Lounge tonight, we had to include an order of onion rings for our series…Shown here is an appetizer order for $5. During happy hour it’s only $3! A pretty good value. It was cutely presented in a basket lined with faux newsprint.

Rings came out perfectly hot, although unseasoned and bland. Fortunately the salt shaker was nearby. These were obviously institutional/frozen rings, but of a high quality. Breaded, not beer battered. It’s a fair portion for the price and splits well between two onion ring lovers.

Overall rating is 3.5 stars.

Romano’s Macaroni Grill

Outstanding lunch specials at Romano’s Macaroni Girl!  Multi course options with salads, pasta, appetizers, etc.  Here’s a great and fresh Caesar salad with fried cheese thing and an excellent rigatoni with Italian sausage.  


While lunch and dinner items at McD’s have been eluding me, they always come through for breakfast!  Here’s an outstanding sausage biscuit.  Only $1.50, but if you add egg it’s over $4!  They must be using gold plated eggs at McDonald’s. 

Rene’s Mexican Grill & Cantina

Outstanding Chile Colorado at Rene’s in Poway!  Tender strips of choice top sirloin slowly cooked in their mildly seasoned red sauce, served with Spanish rice, refried beans (omitted) and hot tortillas. 

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