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Thai 9

My first foray into shrimp in Ohio was with this excellent Pad Thai! Located in downtown Dayton’s historic Oregon District is Thai 9. Dayton’s premium Thai and sushi restaurant. Probably the most stunning Thai restaurant I’ve been in across America. The place is beautiful and cavernous with an old world Asian charm.

Marinade on Main

(Visited December 13, 2019) Outstanding Buffalo Chicken Sandwich at Marinade on Main in Ramona!

Grand Ole BBQ

Lady Bird’s Texas Red Chili was outstanding at Grand Ole BBQ in Flinn Springs! Comes in cup or bowl, you can add shredded cheddar, sour cream, red onions, pico, etc. The chili is made with BBQ pork and beef with ground chilies, spices and beer. The best part, NO beans! For some reason you can also add mac & cheese for an additional charge. I’m not sure who thinks that sounds good mixed with chili. I requested it on the side and I’m glad I did. It was excellent. Highly recommended if you visit GOB and happen to be a chili fan. They also make a chili verde (green) version. I

McDonald’s

As I mentioned the other day, it’s all about the chiles when in New Mexico! Even Mack Donald’s gets in on the action! I had seen these advertised since entering the state and just had to try one before leaving. Here we are in eastern New Mexico in a small town called Tucumcari, just before entering Texas on the 40. The McDouble with green chile was surprisingly tasty! Glad I got one, but it’s time to keep boogerin’ eastbound.

Don Gus Fine Mexican & Seafood

Outstanding Chile Colorado wet burrito at Don Gus in Lancaster, CA! I’ve always loved Chile Colorado as a stand-alone dish, but enveloped in burrito form is just something special. Served “wet” just transcends it to a new level. I of course was shocked and appalled to see beans served with my chips & salsa. Even if they were smooth. Made for a nice photo but that’s where I left it. Salsa was rather bland but overall a great meal and experience.

I think the most trippy part was that the front of this Lancaster restaurant is a dead ringer for our Boll Weevil in Ramona.

Lee Esther’s Creole & Cajun Cooking

Outstanding jambalaya at Lee Esther’s in Palmdale! Chicken, house made sausage, fresh herbs and vegetables slow simmered in a rich, perfectly seasoned tomato based sauce. Served with white rice and garlic bread. You can also add shrimp and/or crawfish for an additional fee. This was a rather unorthodox, deconstructed version of jambalaya, but delicious nonetheless.

Pinto Thai

My favorite Thai dish with the perfect balance of sweet, sour and spicy is definitely Pad Thai! Pinto Thai in Ramona is consistently excellent with their version.

Iron Wok

Outstanding Kung Pao Chicken lunch special with fried rice at Iron Wok in Rancho Bernardo! Comes with salad.

Pailin Thai Cafe

One of my favorite Pad Thai lunch specials at Pailin Thai in Rancho Bernardo! Unfortunately it seems like their portions are getting smaller. 🤔🧐

Pei Wei Asian Diner

Very very “Spicy Korean Bowl” at Pei Wei! I like spicy but this one was a bit too much for me! 😭

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