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Chicken Charlie’s Table

The Duke of Deep-Fat-Fried and the Godfather of Fair Food has recently opened a new restaurant in Rancho Bernardo! Chicken Charlie’s Table is an awesome and comfortable, laid back, clean restaurant with outstanding service. There’s even items on the menu that the health conscious among us would appreciate. This place really impressed me.

For my first time out I kept it simple with a Chicken Tenders Basket. Chicken was hot and juicy with a flavorful, crispy coating. Fries were beer battered style which I love, but could have come out hotter. I cannot wait to go back and try just about everything else on their extensive menu!     


Nuevo Grill & Cantina

Outstanding chicken tortilla soup with such a stunning presentation at Nuevo Grill in Ramona, CA.

Rock & Brews

The chicken wings are on point at Rock & Brews in El Segundo, CA!

Lunch at 43,000 feet

More in-flight dining. This time a remarkably good (and huge) Chicken Caesar salad. Also an exquisite crab & corn chowder. Simply outstanding.

Joe’s Crab Shack

Excellent voodoo chicken appetizer at Joe’s Crab Shack in Oceanside!

Pailin Thai Cafe

Outstanding Panang curry lunch special at Pailin Thai Cafe in Rancho Bernardo! Somewhat on the thick side but still very tasty.

Pei Wei Asian Diner

I don’t think it’s on their menu anymore, but this Thai curry dish was very tasty!

Phil’s BBQ

Outstanding quarter chicken dinner plate at Phil’s BBQ in Rancho Bernardo! My favorite thing on this plate has to be that mac salad. Best I’ve had in SoCal!

BBQ Chicken

Outstanding homemade BBQ chicken legs from my trusty Weber kettle! Paired perfectly with some Sweet Baby Ray’s and a nice, cold Modelo Especial.

Marinade on Main

Outstanding dinner at Marinade on Main recently! Probably one of the finest, most satisfying and skillfully constructed dishes I’ve had in Ramona. “Marinades Alfredo Pasta”, $17. Prepared with their housemade cream sauce, topped with fried chicken and a prosciutto/arugula salad. You can sub shrimp for $4 more.

They used a linguine pasta that was cooked to a perfect al dente. Cream sauce was excellent. If you like garlic, you’ll love their version. Not overly salty or overly heavy and rich, it was just right. Chicken was a boneless breast, perfectly crispy and expertly fried. The coating unfortunately did not remain very well adhered. The large breast became somewhat unwieldly on the plate, I might try the shrimp version next time.

The prosciutto and arugula adornment totally elevated this dish to the next level. Highly recommended.

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