Archive | Cajun RSS feed for this section
Admiral’s Restaurant – San Carlos / La Mesa

Admiral’s Restaurant – San Carlos / La Mesa

IMG_3551c

Recently we were invited to dine at Admiral’s Restaurant in San Carlos (just adjacent to La Mesa).

I was excited because Chef Geoff markets his restaurant well.  His message is simple – world class cuisine based off of his wide-ranging experience cooking for admirals, senators, and diplomats (sounds fancy)!

This should be good.  So, I invited my good friend, Tee, who happens to be the Captain of a Navy ship, and a foodie just like me.

Let’s see how they did and if the experience lives up to their name…

Location

Admiral’s is located in San Carlos strip mall just a few doors down from The Trails Eatery.…

Read more
R&B Crawfish Lounge – Kearny Mesa

R&B Crawfish Lounge – Kearny Mesa

When I saw that a new messy seafood place (think Boiling Crab) opened on Convoy, the food blogger in me got excited. “Yes, I get to try a new place!” Once my mind is on a track, there’s only one way to go until an obstacle or something gets in its way. More on that later. They had their soft opening in December and opened its doors in January. It resides on Convoy, so you know that parking can be a little difficult at peak times. It’s in the same mall as China Max and Infinitea.…

Read more
Del Mar Gourmet Food Truck Festival

Del Mar Gourmet Food Truck Festival

Food Truck Fest

Food truck gatherings are nothing new, but the amount of participating food trucks can make all the difference. The Gourmet Food Truck Festival at the Del Mar Racetrack is one of the larger gatherings we’ve been to. They had close to 40 different food trucks to choose from. This particular event took place last month on a sunny and sizzling San Diego Saturday afternoon. In our eyes, the more the better so we can try as much as we can from food trucks all over Southern California without actually driving to each one.…

Read more
Pacific Beach Fish Shop

Pacific Beach Fish Shop

The next time you’re headed West on Garnet Ave. to Pacific Beach, keep a look out for Pacific Beach Fish Shop on your left.  Just after passing The Broken Yolk, and before you get to Ingraham St. you’ll spot a giant Marlin outside.  That’s your marker!  They have a parking lot as well which is much appreciated in PB.

Darren and I recently took a visit to check out what they had going on for dinner.
PB Fish Shop SDF

When entering the restaurant, you’ll notice a counter area where they take your order and a fresh fish display directly to your right.  …

Read more
The Soul Food Festival

The Soul Food Festival

When I think of the food in the South, particularly food I had in “Bama”, all I would think about are mashed potatoes, sweet corn, mac & cheese, beans, corn bread, slow cooked meat and my favorite–sweet tea. My host mom used to cook me home style southern food all the time. At that time I was still in high school, so I didn’t have much of a chance to eat out. Occasionally, we would have barbecue too.

Therefore, I was delighted to be invited to the 2nd Annual San Diego Soul Food Festival 2012 to have some barbecue among other things.…

Read more
Bud’s Louisiana Cafe – Home cooked Cajun in a San Diego Office Park?

Bud’s Louisiana Cafe – Home cooked Cajun in a San Diego Office Park?

We only discovered Bud’s a couple years ago.  After a food filled trip to New Orleans, my wife and I were eager to find a Louisiana style restaurant right here in San Diego.  And what do you know?  Bud’s cafe was just up the street in Tierrasanta.  We quickly discovered their fabulous jalepeno corn bread muffins.  The muffins are crisp on the outside, sweet and moist on the inside, and accented with a hint of spice to kick things up a notch!  Don’t be deceived though, the peppers are really mild.  …
Read more