Food Observations

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Archive for the month “March, 2013”

D.Z. Akin’s

San Diego’s venerable delicatessen, in business since 1980. One of those places where you need good jaw articulation. Here is a Pastrami Reuben with macaroni salad.



Moons Over My-Hammy. The ubiquitous midnight meal. It was a late night last night…Wendy’s dining room was closed. Only the drive-thru open. Sorry, but I don’t care for eating in the car when I have a choice.


Bite San Diego

Yesterday we spent the afternoon on a wonderful walking tour of Coronado that included a variety of tastings along the way. Some of the stops didn’t really lend themselves to iPhone photography for varying reasons. They included a wine shop where we had some tastings and an interesting little shop that specialized in olive oils and balsamic vinegars.

Shown below is Peohe’s which is an institution in Coronado. This is their popular coconut shrimp appetizer. Also Alexander’s Pizza, which is consistently voted best pizza in Coronado. Not sure how many pizza places there are on the island, may not be a lot of competition. We ended up at a really nice but cramped candy store further down Orange Ave.






Homemade Crêpes

My wife got hold of a new crepe recipe and tried it out this morning. We filled some with Nutella and others with a sweet cream cheese concoction. Wow, she did a great job and we need to make this a Saturday tradition.


Jersey Mike’s

First time trying one of these great sandwiches. It’s a chain and there’s quite a few around SoCal. All the deli meat is sliced to order and the bread is fresh and top notch. This is the Italian, which consists of the usual ham, salami, pepperoni, cappicola, etc. The vegetable offerings are basic enough that all I have to say is “no tomato”.


Outback Steakhouse

Here is their petite filet and grilled shrimp. The best part was the remoulade sauce. And a meal at Outback wouldnt be complete without the venerable Bloomin’ Onion.




Another burger boutique in SoCal. This is their San Diego burger. It has pepper jack cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, cilantro, avocado, sour cream, and a spicy chipotle sauce on a torta bun. They “smash” their burgers on the flattop which creates a nice bark.


BJ’s Brewhouse

Last night in Palmdale. This is a deep dish 5 meat pizza. Not quite big enough when it was all said and done.


Stone Brewing Company

I’m a day behind here so the next couple posts will be behind. Last night we went to Stone Brewing’s restaurant and they unfortunately changed their menu unbeknownst to us. This is actually my wife’s plate which turned out more photogenic than mine. Gone is the waygu top sirloin and Brabant potatos. Here is the bone in New York strip with potato mash. It actually is adorned with what they call a sweet potato and shellfish hash, but that sounded a bit much so my wife opted for traditional mash.


Olive Garden

This is the Chicken Scampi on their specials menu. It is chicken breast tenderloins sautéed with bell peppers, and onions in a garlic cream sauce over angel hair pasta. It was pretty tasty. I might just order this again.


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