Food Observations

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Outstanding homemade panko crusted fried chicken cutlet with fettuccine alfredo.

Yanni’s Bar & Grill

(Visited November 30, 2019) Excellent Linguine Frutti de Mare at Yanni’s in San Diego! Shrimp, mussels, salmon and calamari in a delicious white wine broth. In business for over 17 years, they recently won the Best Greek Restaurant award from the San Diego Chapter of the California Restaurant Association.

Miguel’s Cocina

(Visited November 29, 2019) Excellent lunch special at Miguel’s in 4S Ranch! Delicious chicken flautas, hot & crispy. There’s two of them, but cut to look like four. They were beautifully presented nonetheless. Topped with shredded lettuce, Pico de gallo, shredded cheese and a daub of guacamole. The lunch special also included a cup of their outstanding albondigas soup. (Mexican meatball). One of the best you’ll find anywhere.

The Par Lounge

(Visited November 27, 2019) Outstanding Cobb Salad at The Par Lounge in Ramona! One of my favorite things to order here. Can’t wait for this ‘Rona mess to be over so I can have another one.

Sombrero Mexican Food

(Visited November 26, 2019) This is the “Special Burrito” at Sombrero’s, and what a marvel it is! Your choice of shredded beef or chicken with (beans), rice and lettuce made into a huge burrito roughly the size of a small pillow. The whole thing is then made amazing with a liberal blanketing of their signature enchilada sauce and cheese. Unfortunately they did not top with nearly as much cheese as the last time I had one. I could eat this everyday but I’d probably weigh 300 pounds…

The Kebab Shop

(Visited November 25, 2019) Outstanding “Carved Chicken” at TKS in Rancho Bernardo! Kind of like a shawarma. Unfortunately they didn’t have their cucumber salad so I got the Greek salad instead. Wasn’t very good. Hopefully it was just a fluke.

Filippi’s Pizza Grotto

(Visited November 23, 2019) Excellent order of half & half spaghetti and lasagna at Filippi’s in Santee! It was accompanied by a huge, tender and flavorful meatball and one of the best antipasto salads you’ll find anywhere. Filippi’s is a San Diego institution, in business since 1950. They’ve grown into a small chain of old-school red sauce Italian restaurants dotted throughout SoCal.

Boll Weevil

(Visited November 22, 2019) Outstanding Pastrami Burger at Boll Weevil in Ramona! Quarter pound steerburger covered with melted Swiss cheese, topped with with a pile of hot ‘strami and more melty Swiss. I ordered with their excellent, hot & crispy onion rings.

El Adobe de Capistrano

(Visited November 18, 2019) In business since 1948, El Adobe is a stunning, old restaurant in beautiful San Juan Capistrano! In fact, the site has been designated a California State Historic Landmark. I ordered the “President’s Choice”. It was a favorite of President Nixon, served on countless occasions at El Adobe and the Western White House. It is comprised of a chile relleno, chicken enchilada and a shredded beef taco. Tricky Dick had great taste in Mexican food, that I can tell you!

The Hatch Rotisserie & Bar

(Visited November 17, 2019) Such a stunning restaurant and the culinary highlight of our trip! The Hatch is an outstanding rotisserie and bar located near the charming town square in Paso Robles wine country. We enjoyed numerous excellent plates, including this flat iron steak and Brussels sprouts.

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