Food Observations

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Archive for the month “March, 2019”

Cracker Barrel

Big, beautiful slab of meatloaf surrounded by some of my favorite vegetables! At the Cracker Barrel in Yuma, AZ.


A SoCal institution for generations! Outstanding chicken parmigiana at Pernicano’s in El Cajon.


A SoCal institution that never disappoints! The venerable Double Double is consistently excellent!

Board & Brew

Outstanding Caesar salad with chicken at Board & Brew in Del Sur, CA!

Wynola Pizza & Bistro

Outstanding wood-fired pizza at Wynola Pizza! In business since 2001, this place is legit. Located just 3 miles west of Julian, CA on Hwy 78 in the small hamlet of Wynola. I also tried their Caesar salad and it is one of the best I’ve put in my mouth. Also a great venue for live music. Always an enjoyable time when stopping by this backcountry institution.


Sadly, Quizno’s is becoming more and more scarce. Here are the last couple of sandwiches I enjoyed at our beloved Ramona, CA location before they closed a couple months ago. Outstanding Turkey Ranch & Swiss and my favorite Classic Italian.

Hello Betty Fish House

One of my favorite happy hour spots in Oceanside is Hello Betty Fish House! Stunning open air views of the beach with a top-shelf yet casual vibe. I enjoyed a few small plates, including an outstanding fish & chips plus tasty street taco things with huge daubs of guac! Their clam chowder was pretty average though.

Pei Wei Asian Diner

Very very “Spicy Korean Bowl” at Pei Wei! I like spicy but this one was a bit too much for me! 😭

Outback Steakhouse

Outback really surprised me with this Bloomin’ Burger! It was outstanding! When you’re ready to branch out from a delicious steak, I highly recommend trying one of their thoughtful burger offerings.

Hacienda Casa Blanca

Outstanding wet burrito lunch special at Hacienda Casa Blanca in El Cajon, CA! 😅

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