Food Observations

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Archive for the month “July, 2014”


This was a pretty good antipasto salad. I’m not one to order these myself because there’s usually too much going on for my tastes. But when in a group, someone invariably orders one and I enjoy taking a few bites…


Oaks Grille

My favorite country club brunch. Eggs Benedict with champagne. They don’t make the watered down mimosas here… Always consistently excellent.


Croissant Breakfast Sandwich

I made some excellent egg sammiches with cheddar slices on fresh croissants that I split and grilled. I found a box of these at the grocery store bakery section and wanted to try it. Turned out great!


Outback Steakhouse

Got the grilled salmon again at Outback. Much better than Claim Jumper. Cooked perfectly and not overdone. Only problem is the portion size is too small. Cheese salad to start things off…



Par Lounge Redux

Seems like we were just here! Oh well, it’s our usual spot after camping. This time the weather and timing was just right to sit on the patio and enjoy a view of the golf course. Tater skins again, with a great IPA…


Bull Taco

This is a chain of about 3 or 4 taco shops, this one being at the San Elijo State Beach campground. Great view and excellent food. I got the shrimp tacos with chorizo and bacon. Served with some of the best chips I’ve put in my mouth…



Par Lounge

Back to basics with a good ol’ appetizer sampler platter. Chicken, rings, fried cheese, and tater skins. Big enough to share with my wife and son…



Probably one of my favorite fast food spots. Too bad most of them are closing. I stopped by for lunch and thought for a moment I was in Long John Silver by mistake. The average age must have been 80+. I was definitely the youngest person in there. I always love their classic roast beef sammiches with ample sides of Arby and Horsey sauce. And who doesn’t love those great curly fries…



Had dinner recently at our neighborhood Wendy’s. Tried the “limited time only” Tuscan Chicken on Ciabatta. It had plump breaded chicken with a white cheese, some exotic European inspired spread sauce, and the weird fancy lettuce that tastes like tissue paper. It was a decent sammich, but I wouldn’t order it again. Not when I could get a Baconator…


CYO Pizza & Salad

This is a great new lunch spot I found. CYO stands for “craft your own”. Despite the invitation to craft my own, I chose one of their predetermined pies. This is made with pepperoni, sausage and pork belly. Probably one of the best looking pizzas I’ve photographed. And it tasted as good as it looks!



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