Archive | February, 2013
D-Bar (Hillcrest)

D-Bar (Hillcrest)

So, I have a little bit of a sweet tooth. Okay, I have a large sweet tooth (and the fillings to prove it). So when I was perusing the Restaurant Week Menus one item stood out to me, the “Cake and Shake” at D-Bar. Yes, it is quite simply and slice of cake and a shake.

I made a trip to Hillcrest specifically to try this combination and I am SO glad I did. D-Bar is a modern looking place that focuses on high-end desserts, similar to Extraordinary Desserts, but less gold foil.  …

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Gabardine (Point Loma) Restaurant Week

Gabardine (Point Loma) Restaurant Week

 

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Finally we made it to another Malarkey restaurant!  So far Anh and I have been to Searsucker, Gingham, and now Gabardine crossed off the list.  I used to go to Oceanaire when Chef Brian grazed the kitchen before his Top Chef days and have been a fan of his ever since.  The food industry is a funny thing now with celebrity chefs or tv chefs becoming more celebrity than chef.  Could his vision be executed without him in the kitchen?

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Believe it or not, this was the Clam Chowder.  There was bacon, corn, potatoes, and a few clams with shells in there.  …

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Gaijin Noodle and Sake House (Gaslamp Quarter) Restaurant Week

Gaijin Noodle and Sake House (Gaslamp Quarter) Restaurant Week

I’m going to be honest, when I want noodles I go to Convoy, but after seeing Gaijin’s extensive tasting menu I took a leap. Nestled in the Gaslamp Quarter, it seems rather unassuming, but inside the doors is a modern, minimalist, good-time restaurant.

First up for my starter was the Pork Carnitas Bao with red rock sugar. Delicious.  The red rock sugar added an extra textural element, some crunch if you will. I love bao buns, so the soft bun, spicy sauce and crunchy pickles did not disappoint.

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Second course was Yakitori, little skewers of tastiness.…

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