Food Observations

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Archive for the month “May, 2022”

The Cork and Craft

Tasty Shrimp & Lobster Roll at The Cork and Craft in Rancho Bernardo!

Cheesecake Factory

Outstanding “Baked Rigatoni” at CKF in Esco! I’ve been wanting to try this dish for some time, but it’s always been unavailable until this visit. Made with ground chicken instead of beef or sausage (you couldn’t tell). Such a creamy, cheesy, saucy, meaty, heavy dish. So good, but not something you want to eat everyday.

Hacienda Casa Blanca

Big, beautiful Chimichanga at HCB in El Cajon!

Pho Ca Dao & Grill

Excellent Com Chien (fried rice) at PCD in Poway!

Taco Taco

Hailed as “Poway’s best taco bar”, Taco Taco does not disappoint! Tucked in the corner of a busy parking lot shared by not only Wal Mart, but the DMV too. I enjoyed a very good carnitas quesadilla. Small but interesting menu here. Includes a Mexican style fried rice which I might try next time.

Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza

Outstanding “Sicilian Pizza” at Sammy’s in Scripps Ranch! A SoCal institution since 1989, Sammy’s was the first restaurant concept in San Diego to introduce the woodfired oven to its guests. Their first location was in La Jolla, but have since expanded throughout California and Nevada.

Mariscos Mar de Cortez

Excellent #6 combination plate at Mariscos Mar de Cortez in Ramona! Asada taco and cheese enchilada.

Sushi Lounge Poway

The Sushi Lounge in Poway is a fantastic restaurant! I really like their new location much better. Very spacious, clean and bright inside. Very good, efficient staff, food comes out fast. I had the pork gyoza, pan fried, and they were quite tasty. Unfortunately, I did not see the Lobster Cali Roll on the menu anymore. Might be due to supply chain issues right now that are effecting so many things. I opted for the Spider Roll instead which was excellent.

Phil’s BBQ

Outstanding Bratwurst Sandwich at Phil’s BBQ in Rancho Bernardo! This was a limited time special served during Oktoberfest season.

Badas Burgers

Food trucks seem to be all the rage lately; kind of like Birria in SoCal. An absolute standout in this particular culinary arena on wheels happens to be Badas Burgers! One of the food groups I dearly adore is the craft artisan burger. You know, the kind that has to be served with a drop cloth. Well, Badas Burgers food truck does not disappoint. In fact, they set the standard! Unfortunately, like many other small businesses right now, they have had to close temporarily due to staffing shortages. I certainly wish them all the best and look forward to enjoying another one of their fine burgers.

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