Food Observations

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Archive for the month “February, 2014”

Jalapeno’s Mexican Food

This is a small hole-in-the-wall taco shop not far from the office. Seating is really tight and they get super busy at lunch time. I’ve always been pleased with their flauta combination plate. A big flauta, almost like a mini chimichanga. I’m just disappointed that I can never get a good exposure out of my new Samsung Galaxy Note at this place.



Embassy Suites LAX South

Another good cooked to order breakfast with ham & cheese omelette accompanied by potatoes and sausage links. Back east hotel coming up soon, we’ll see how that compares.


Oaks Grill

My favorite eggs Benedict this morning at the San Vicente Country Club restaurant. Never have to send them back due to runny whites. Always perfectly poached and delicious with a flavorful hollandaise sauce.


P.F. Chang’s

I tried some happy hour appetizers this time. I picked three of my favorites which included egg rolls, pork dumplings and California roll sushi. I would have preferred the dumplings pan fried but they only offered steamed for their special menu. All very good and beautifully presented.




On the Border

Just some quick appetizers with my wife. Flautas and a grilled chicken quesadilla. Two of our favorites.




Quick lunch today was the Street Dog. A bacon wrapped, onion laden delight. I’ve actually had the real deal in Tijuana back in the day from a street vendor, slathered with mayonnaise and all. And I lived to tell about it! This one at Der Wiener comes close, but it’s just not the same.


Happy Valentine’s Day

My wife and I enjoyed a romantic bike ride through Coronado today. We stopped for a nice Mexican lunch at Migeulita’s. Sidewalk dining al fresco was perfect today in SoCal with a temp around 70. Had the beef flautas which were excellent, and a couple tasty Coronado Brewing Company IPAs.




I’ve been working the spicy chicken sammich at Chick-fil-A as my regular lately. I found this one funny because they recently posted on their Facebook page a chicken patty that looked like a heart. Well I think mine today looked quite a bit like a tongue!


Joe’s Crab Shack

This is one of their specials called Third Coast Platter. I had it here a couple years ago and it looks quite a bit different now, but still just as tasty. If I didn’t live an hour away from this place l’d be having it a lot more often. It’s blackened redfish (or is it reddened blackfish?) smothered in what they call an Orleans sauce, which appears to consist of shrimps, crawfish, and andouille sausage. Along side are stuffed clam things, stuffed shrimp, and dirty rice. I was stuffed when done!


Dragon Chinese Cuisine

Back to this neat little whole in the wall for lunch. House special chow mein with a drizzle of Sriracha.


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