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Archive for the month “December, 2021”

Marinade on Main

Excellent Shrimp Scampi at Marinade on Main in Ramona, CA. This dish is not part of their normal daily menu, but is a regularly featured “special” item. I have always been impressed with their composed pasta dishes here – perfectly al dente, thoughtfully prepared and such a combustion of flavor. If you’re a fan of garlic, you would love this dish. Plus their “Marinade’s Alfredo Pasta” which is very popular. Highly recommended!

La Palapa Mexican Restaurant & Cocktails

Outstanding wet burrito at La Palapa in Lakeside, CA!

Big Fin Seafood Kitchen

Big Fin is a one of a kind restaurant located in the Dellagio Town Center along Orlando’s famous “Restaurant Row”. The place is stunning, huge and has great service. Everyone was so nice. I ordered the Shrimp & Grits. The presentation looked like a hot mess but it was such a combustion of flavor. Highly recommended.

Embassy Suites Orlando

Merry Christmas 2021! Tasty, although slightly browned made to order Denver Omelette at Embassy Suites I-Drive in Orlando. What’s funny was the cook debating with me, saying what I ordered was a “western omelette”. I’m pretty sure they’re synonymous, but apparently east of the Mississippi they don’t call it a “Denver Omelette”. Ham, cheese, bell pepper and onion by the way. Recommend a hard pass on their taters.

Taverna Opa Orlando

I’ve been wanting to try Pastitsio for some time and finally had the chance on a recent trip to Florida! Taverna Opa is such a fun Greek restaurant with great music, dancing and an infectious vibe. I will never forget my visit. Had an exquisite Greek salad and a most satisfying and delicious Pastitsio. Sort of like a Greek lasagna. Everything was outstanding; can’t wait to go back!

Casa Machado Mexican Restaurant

Excellent #15 combination plate at Casa Machado! Beef burrito and cheese enchilada all smothered with their delicious sauce that I could just take a bath in.

Charm Thai Kitchen

Outstanding Pad Thai at the best Thai restaurant in Rancho Bernardo, CTK!

Villa Capri Trattoria & Wine Bar

Excellent Frutti de Mare at Villa Capri in Poway! I’ve ordered this dish at many Italian restaurants and the adaptation here is exquisite. Among the finer examples I’ve had. Such a rich and hearty feast of assorted seafood goodness!

Kountry Kitchen

Outstanding country fried steak breakfast at KK! Best CFS in Ramona, that I can tell you.

Olive Garden

Excellent cheese ravioli with meat sauce and an Italian sausage at OG in Santee!

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