Tagged: american

crispy fried chicken restaurant / city heights – san diego, ca 1

crispy fried chicken restaurant / city heights – san diego, ca

My boy was referred to this little place on El Cajon Blvd. by three different folks who all claimed that the chicken was tasty and good. It’s very close to his apartment, so we decided to stop on in and...

san diego home cooking – cafe 56 / rancho pensaquitos – san diego, ca 0

san diego home cooking – cafe 56 / rancho pensaquitos – san diego, ca

I live in Mira Mesa and Rancho Pensaquitos is basically just up the road – but I go there for very few occasions. One occasion is that the Rancho Pensaquitos Pet Store is the only pet store near me that...

philadelphia sandwich co. / clairemont – san diego, ca 2

philadelphia sandwich co. / clairemont – san diego, ca

The Philadelphia Sandwich Co. is a little restaurant tucked away in Clairemont (right next to the Original Pancake House) that pays homage to all things Philly. The restaurant is decorated in Phillies gear with lots of related sports memorabilia (Eagles,...

the pantry cafe / downtown – los angeles, ca 0

the pantry cafe / downtown – los angeles, ca

I was excited to see that Felt Club Holiday 2008 would be at Shrine Auditorium, because I knew that would put Mary and I within spitting distance of The Pantry Cafe. Several years ago I made my first-ever visit to...

panera bread – revisit 1

panera bread – revisit

We’ll review anything if you offer us free food. Case in point. Of course, I go here anyway, I just don’t really review it anymore, but this is an exception to a rule that doesn’t actually exist. I went to...

scottie’s smokehouse / orange – orange county, ca 5

scottie’s smokehouse / orange – orange county, ca

In San Diego, I had Phil’s BBQ. When I moved to L.A., I found a new barbecue love, Phillip’s BBQ. Though I don’t know whether to expect that caliber of barbecue goodness in the City of Orange, I was definitely...

opera patisserie / sorrento valley – san diego, ca 2

opera patisserie / sorrento valley – san diego, ca

Back in the spring, I spotted that this cafe would be opening a location in Sorrento Valley, not too far from my work. The idea of a little cafe with desserts set my heart aflame and I couldn’t wait for...

elijah’s restaurant and delicatessen / la jolla – san diego, ca 3

elijah’s restaurant and delicatessen / la jolla – san diego, ca

Elijah’s is a little place tucked away in La Jolla, near the Whole Foods on Nobel Dr. I’ve been here a few times throughout the years and the food has been consistently good. It’s a New York style deli, which...

the original pancake house / clairemont – san diego, ca 5

the original pancake house / clairemont – san diego, ca

I’ve lived in San Diego just about all of my life, and I hadn’t been here until last year. What’s wrong with me? Do I not love pancakes? No. That’s not it. I was just sheltered. I thought IHOP was...

a taste of boston sports cafe / mira mesa – san diego, ca 6

a taste of boston sports cafe / mira mesa – san diego, ca

Update: This restaurant is now closed. This little cafe is attached to Boston’s Salon and Day Spa, off Mira Mesa Blvd. It’s in a funny little spot that you can’t really see from the road. The first time I actually...