Food Observations

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Archive for the month “January, 2014”

Pernicano’s

This place has been a San Diego institution since the 1940’s. Not necessarily this location, but back in the day there were a number of them throughout the county, I think the original being Casa di Baffi in Hillcrest. Here is their spaghetti with one Italian sausage and one meatball. The pizza is just excellent with a thin crust and all. I’ll get a pic of that next time.

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Dudley’s Bakery

This bakery is a San Diego institution, celebrating their 50th anniversary. Dudley’s is nestled in the sleepy hamlet of Santa Ysabel, which is between Ramona and Julian. It’s a favorite spot for folks to stop when passing through. They are most revered for their baked goods, breads and what not. They also have a deli with custom made sammiches. Here’s a ham & Swiss on sourdough with lettuce and onions.

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El Michoacan Mexican Food

Second time we’ve been to this place. Definitely an experience with the elementary school furniture and all. Best part was the roaring fire on a cold winter night. Here’s a combo with taco, enchilada, tamale, etc.

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Guacamole Bacon Burgers

This was a satisfying and tasty homemade meal. Made some burgers topped with salsa verde, bacon, and my wife’s homemade guac. All rounded out with golden butter toasted buns. I love my mayonnaise, but with this green gold, the white stuff was unnecessary. I’m going to try this again, maybe with a Mexican torta roll and queso Oaxaca.

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Popeye’s

I just realized I didn’t post this pic back in November. Here is the crawfish tackle box with fries and a hot biscuit. This is a seasonal offering at Popeye’s so I suspect it’s off the menu by now. Too bad, because it’s so good!

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Starbucks

The Artisan Breakfast Sandwich at Starbucks comes with either ham or bacon. I always prefer the ham because the bacon looks so limp and sad. Either way, both pale in comparison to my favorite Starbucks breakfast sammich, the sausage, egg & cheese on English muffin.

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Par Lounge

Back to the Par Lounge at the San Vicente Resort down the street. They really do have good pies. Here’s a small sausage and pepperoni. Perfect size for one. The crust is excellent, although a bit on the thick side for my tastes. Next time I’m planning to try the BBQ Chicken pizza.

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Lake Cuyamaca Restaurant

We went to this place while camping last year and it was very much under German influence at the time. They have since sold out and a new owner has made it a lot more fancy. The menu anyway… We lucked out and arrived on an all-you-can-eat fish fry night.

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Claim Jumper

Here’s CJs salmon, served with rice and assorted random grilled vegetables. Honestly, as much as I like Claim Jumper, I think Outback does a better job on salmon. This seemed a bit over cooked and dry. Good nonetheless, I think I’ll be back to my usual club sammich or BBQ shrimps next time.

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Manana’s Mexican Food

Split a breakfast burrito with my wife here. As you know, burrito shots are dull unless you get a nice cross section. Today, I focused on the chips and their excellent salsa.

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