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Hamburger Factory

Excellent Patty Melt at HBF in Poway! Among the best you’ll find in SoCal. Includes a good amount of grilled onions and its served on traditional marbled rye. Jr FoodObs ordered the Jalapeño Bacon Mac & Cheese; it looked really good. I think I might try the Cheeseburger Mac next time.


Kaminski’s BBQ & Sports Lounge

A fairly pedestrian “Beef & Cheddar” sandwich at Kaminski’s in Poway. The onion rings were definitely the star of the plate.

Players Sports Bar

Tasty “Loco Moco” at Players in Poway! A traditional Hawaiian dish of rice with an onion seasoned burger patty, smothered in gravy, topped with two eggs over easy and garnished with chives. This is such a unique dish that has been on my list to try for some time. When I ran across it on this sports bar menu, I could not resist. Glad I ordered it but it’s definitely a gut bomb.

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.

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.

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!

Brigantine Seafood

Outstanding fresh steamed black mussels at The Brigantine in Poway! Cooked with white wine, saffron broth, garlic butter, tomato and chorizo; served with grilled lemon and baguette.

Villa Capri Trattoria & Wine Bar

Lasagna Bolognese at Villa Capri in Poway. Not the best lasagna I’ve had. This one was rather unorthodox. Didn’t even have any mozz on the top. Pasta layers were too thick considering how it was constructed. This is an overall fantastic restaurant with many great dishes. I unfortunately cannot recommend their lasagna.

Hamburger Factory

April 4, 2020 – HBF in Poway was setup with a creative carhop style service during the ‘rona shutdown. Sadly, San Diego County seems to be slipping back into that tier. Outstanding patty melt in their parking lot!

Rene’s Mexican Grill & Cantina

Tasty taco & enchilada combination plate at Rene’s in Poway!

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