Food Observations

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Archive for the month “April, 2014”

Iron Wok

My favorite Chinese dish, Kung Pao Chicken. Served with fried rice and some sort of a dumpling sticker thing. Not sure what you call it. It’s close by the office but I only eat it about twice a year because it’s such a gut bomb…


Boll Weevil

Worked the all you can eat fish fry again… Definitely a great value at $5.99 with coupon. Shown here is an extra side of fish brought out when ready for more. It reminds me of ginger, so I call it “hands o’ fish”. I crack myself up sometimes…



Big Apple Bagels

I’m not a bagel fan, but I recently tried this place in town. I was not disappointed. I think BAB is part of a larger chain, or maybe some sort of franchise. The local owners run the shop and are really nice people. Here is a breakfast sammich affair with ham, cheese and egg. They have quite a varied menu. I think next time I’ll try their hot biscuits & gravy…



Claim Jumper

One of my favorite happy hour menus… Probably one of the better BBQ chicken pizzas I eat. Simple menu and reasonable prices.


Ramona Valley Grill

First of all, Happy Easter! Last night we went back to the Ramona Valley Grill (or as the locals refer to it, RVG). It’s under “new ownership” since beginning of the year. Once upon a time, this place was actually a Sizzler. Not a lot has changed though. About the only difference I noticed was they are using tongs instead of spoons at the salad bar. Now this is fine for some ingredients, but other things tend to just get all clumped up in between the tongs, like the pasta salad, boiled egg and whatnot. Just frustrates me since I find myself banging it on the side of my plate in hopes that some will dislodge. And the chicken wings keep getting smaller. Highlight this time was the clam chowder. Had two cups…




The Par Lounge

Tonight my wife and I shared a BBQ chicken pizza and some great potato skins for dinner at the country club down the street. I think we’re finally ready to try doing some skins at home from scratch. Hopefully in the next few days…




It was a dollar menu lunch today at the W… Some sort of spicy cheeseburger thing with pepper jack and a piece of jalapeño. I was so unimpressed I forget what it was called. I’m sure it had some catchy name. I won’t be ordering this again. The highlight was definitely the crispy chicken Caesar wrap. I could eat these all day!



Bacon wrapped hotdogs

Now this is tube-steaks done right! Another recipe inspired by the BBQ Pit Boys. I used some fatty Hebrew National franks, split down the middle about half way. Just enough to tuck some strips of pepper jack cheese. Wrapped it all up with bacon and onto the grill, indirect. Towards the end I glazed with a little brushing of BBQ sauce.




Sausage biscuit with egg for breakfast this morning. NO cheese! There’s no place for cheese on my biscuits… Or filet o’fish for that matter.


Panda Express

Two item combo for lunch today… My go-to staples are always orange chicken and chow mein. This time the wild card was a pepper chicken type thing with too many vegetables and not enough meat.


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