Food Observations

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Archive for the month “September, 2020”

Rancho Viejo Mexican Food

Excellent shredded beef taco and cheese enchilada combination plate at Rancho Viejo in Rancho Bernardo!

The Par Lounge

Outstanding red snapper Mardi Gras special at The Par Lounge in Ramona!

Dumpling Inn

Finally back in San Diego! First stop after the airport is my new favorite Chinese restaurant, Dumpling Inn. Chinese comfort cuisine since 1994. I just love the atmosphere, service and food here. I had an excellent Kung Pao Chicken with tasty wonton soup.

The Frying Pan

Last morning here; on the way to the airport. I stopped at a place simply called Frying Pan Restaurant. This was a quintessential dive in the middle-of-nowhere Southern Maryland. I could tell when pulling into the parking lot that I would enjoy. Had an excellent 2 egg breakfast that sat in my system very well for the flight back to SoCal.

The Lighthouse Restaurant & Dock Bar

Lobster Mac & Cheese “special” at The Lighthouse Restaurant in Solomons. Looks like an impressive, abundant amount and it was! Unfortunately the lobster tasted either overcooked or old. Could have been both.! The mac itself was good. I’ll probably order something else next time, if I ever go back.

Island Hideaway

Outstanding Seafood Cannelloni at Island Hideaway in beautiful Solomons Island, MD! As soon as I saw this on their menu I knew I had to try it. A house-made pasta crepe stuffed with crab, shrimp & ricotta, with your choice of marinara or Alfredo sauce (or a blend of the two which is what I requested), then baked off. Such a remarkably good dish. I highly recommend visiting here if you’re ever in Southern Maryland. One of my favorites for sure in the area and I’ve been to many of them over the years.

New Orleans by Myra

Excellent “food truck” jambalaya from Myra! I particularly appreciated all the chunks of crawfish throughout. It was a bitter cold day at Pax River but this delicious food purveyor in a small trailer outside just warmed me from the inside out.

Ruddy Duck Brewery & Grill

Quick trip to southern Maryland (back in February) for a couple days! That could only mean one thing for me – seafood. Most notably, crab! That would be with a C not a K. I’m at Ruddy Duck in Solomon’s, MD. I stop here every time I’m in the area. Outstanding crab cake dinner made with fresh, never frozen jumbo lump crab.

Chili’s Grill & Bar

My favorite thing to order at Chili’s! Their outstanding “BBQ Combo” with jalapeño-cheddar smoked sausage and half order of baby back ribs, sauce on side. Plus street corn, fries, tasty toast and a nice cold draft IPA.

Rene’s Mexican Grill & Cantina

Tasty taco & enchilada combination plate at Rene’s in Poway!

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