Archive | Great for Dinner 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
Red Card Cafe

Red Card Cafe

499DA4E6-4E7C-43CA-99C2-ACB7C3A879A4

The Location

We were recently invited to dine at Red Card Cafe and it immediately looked familiar when I arrived.  Anyone know what this used to be?

This was the former restaurant, Kitchen 4140, which I used to frequent for a delicious brunch.

The location is nestled in an unsuspecting business park just across from the Costco on Balboa Ave.

Red Card Cafe has taken its place over the past year and doing it’s best to impress with their fun sports themed atmosphere and a fresh menu.

Red Card Cafe

I brought along my good millennial friend, Mr.…

Read more
Mekong Cuisine Lao and Thai – Convoy

Mekong Cuisine Lao and Thai – Convoy

My family and I love Thai food!  In fact, we probably eat it once per week on average.

We were pretty bummed a couple of weeks ago to find The Great Thai BBQ in National City had closed.  We knew it was coming, but we’d had a void to fill.

Trying New Thai

Mekong Cuisine Lao and Thai

Thankfully, a couple of days later we were up in the Convoy area.  We needed to grab lunch, so a quick search brought us here to Mekong Cuisine Lao and Thai.

Apparently, it used to be another Thai restaurant but was taken over a year ago by the current family.…

Read more
Pokirrito – Kearny Mesa

Pokirrito – Kearny Mesa

Poke! It’s everywhere and there is no stopping it. We visited Pokirrito a few weeks after it opened on Convoy in one of my most hated parking lots on the planet. If you know it, I’m sorry you have had to experience it too. It’s next to Raki Raki Ramen and Tapioca Express. 

The line went out the door and people were buzzing about poke!

The menu seems pretty straight forward. You can order two sizes of bowls and customize as you please.

They also offer sushi burrito’s. Yes I know.…

Read more
Gringo Bandito Hot Sauce

Gringo Bandito Hot Sauce

Who loves hot sauce!? We were contacted by Gringo Bandito to test out their hot sauce lineup. I have been known to add hot sauce to many a meal so it was great to have a chance to try something new.

 

There are three main varieties they currently sell, red, green, and super hot. You may or may not recognize the blond gentleman on the front of the bottle. It’s Dexter Holland, the lead singer of the band The Offspring. I love The Offspring, especially in high school. It is awesome he created his own hot sauce. …

Read more
Facing East Noodle and Bar – Kearny Mesa

Facing East Noodle and Bar – Kearny Mesa

This post will cover two separate visits to Facing East Noodle and Bar in Kearny Mesa off of you guessed it, Convoy Street. 

Their menu might seem a little overkill at first glance, but it’s not as daunting as it looks if you know your target. If not, you could be staring at soup noodles, dumplings, fried rice, tea’s, smoothies, and freakshakes (yes that’s a thing) for hours. 

But they have pretty pictures to look at to wrangle you into focus.

The restaurant opened in October of last year and I have mixed feelings going to new places.…

Read more
Werewolf – Gaslamp, Downtown San Diego

Werewolf – Gaslamp, Downtown San Diego

Werewolf

What a cool name.  Werewolf!

P1240006

Werewolf is right in the heart of the Gaslamp district of downtown San Diego.  Inside is a quaint and energetic bar & grill that is sure to appeal to many.

Service this evening was awesome and we were tended to by no less than 4 people… all who had different food recommendations.  😉

But, it was primarily Jason and Nick who helped us out this evening.

P1240013

At least there was consensus amongst everyone to order the wings.  These bad boys are prep’d with lots of love.  …

Read more
Great Oak Steakhouse at the Pechanga Resort & Casino – Temecula

Great Oak Steakhouse at the Pechanga Resort & Casino – Temecula

We were invited to dine at The Great Oak Steakhouse, one of the 11 restaurants at Pechanga Resort & Casino. Even though I often hear the name Pechanga all over the place, I don’t think I’ve ever stepped foot in the casino. It’s weird because I’ve been to just about every other casino San Diego has to offer. They had the Chinese New Year decorations in full effect and it made me happy.

The casino itself is a lot larger than I had imagined. We managed to walk around and quickly found the entrance to the Great Oak Steakhouse.…

Read more