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La Cocina

Outstanding enchiladas combination plate at La Cocina in Ramona! I see they have graduated from styrofoam plates to heavy duty paper plates. That makes me happy.

Little Caesar’s

Went out on a limb and tried the “stuffed crust” pizza from our Ramona Little Caesar’s! I have to say it was surprisingly good. Probably because it was cooked to order and not sitting in their so-called “hot & ready” queue. I typically say that you can never have too much cheese. In this case, it did get somewhat tiring in the crust region. Will stick with traditional style pizza next time.

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The Boarding House

While in Pawhuska we stayed at The Boarding House. This is an eight-room “cowboy luxury” hotel just a few doors down from the Merc. The suites are absolutely stunning, each having their own identity and personality. This beautiful cheeseboard thing was part of their evening reception (hospitality hour) for guests. Plus complimentary wine, etc. Everything about this place is top shelf! From the service, the coffee & pastry delivery every morning, to the exquisitely appointed rooms.

Yesenia’s Mexican Food

Big, beautiful plate of carne asada chips at Yesenia’s in Carmel Mountain Ranch! Unfortunately the carne was just meh. Tasted like it was cooked the day before.

Marechiaro’s Italian Restaurant

Outstanding lasagna at Marechiaro’s on Olde Highway 80! Layers of fresh, homemade pasta sheets enveloping Italian sausage, beef, ricotta, mozzarella and Romano cheeses, then baked to perfection.

Embassy Suites

Outstanding cooked to order breakfast at Embassy Suites in El Segundo!

Detroit Pizza

We made another outstanding homemade Detroit Pizza! This time in lieu of red sauce, I made a white, creamy Parmesan/garlic sauce. Then topped with chunks of grilled chicken, crispy bacon and a pound of cheese!

Urge Gastropub

Outstanding Beer Cheese Fries at Urge Gastropub in Rancho Bernardo! Founded in 2010, Urge is the American reinterpretation of the traditional English pub. One of my favorite restaurants in RB.

Mi Ranchito Taco Shop

Outstanding sopes are now on the menu at Mi Ranchito in Ramona, CA! A sope is a traditional Mexican dish originating in the central and southern parts of Mexico. The base is made from a circle of fried masa, roughly the size of an ashtray, that looks like an unusually thick tortilla. It’s topped with a variety of ingredients, typically beans, a protein, lettuce, salsa, cheese, crema, etc.

Italian Cucina

Another outstanding dinner at Barona Casino’s Italian Cucina! Probably the most stunning order of lasagna I’ve ever been served.

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