I am way behind in posts so I apologize if some of the next few are kind of older. Life is so inconvenient. This one however, is from a visit only a few weeks ago with some out of town friends. Farmer & The Seahorse had always seemed like a place I would like. From the name, to the setup of the restaurant, it appeared to be my jam. Free parking, albeit a little packed is something that makes an eating experience that much better in my book. I hate driving around like a clueless out of towner trying to find parking.…Read more
This building looked familiar. Ah yes, Michael and I visited a while ago when it was Table 926. I remember really liking the interesting layout of the restaurant. What took its place? Enter Ambrogio 15, a Milano pizzeria brought to you by Andrea, Giacomo, and Luca, all hailing from Milan. You don’t need to talk to them for very long to get a sense of how much pride they bring to their restaurant. From the dough recipes developed in Italy to the imported cold cuts and cheeses, this place screams authentic.…Read more
Sushi Co. in right in the heart of Hillcrest. They are aiming to be a fresh and quick sushi option for the area.
Inside is modern and quaint.
There are a few tables to sit at.
They have a nice assortment of bottled drinks upfront by the cashier.
Their menu is simple, fresh, and to the point. Darren and I decided to share a couple different things so we could sample a few different things.
This is their Katana roll (torched tuna, halibut, krab, avocado, and spicy mayo). We were excited to learn that they use fresh local fish sourced from Catalina Offshore.…Read more
Are you a beef jerky lover? I am. Camran, one of the owners of Jonty Jacobs in La Jolla insists you’ve never had beef jerky like this before. Some things in life you just sort of accept without giving a passing thought. For me, beef jerky is one of those things. Sodium nitrates, sure, why not? Preservatives? Okay! Artificial flavors? Sign me up! But then again, I had no idea there was a tastier, healthier version out there until now. Jonty Jacobs specializes in a popular South African snack called biltong.…Read more
The poke craze is here to stay. Blink twice and you might miss another shop popping up around the corner. Good thing for us fish lovers, there’s a lot of fresh seafood to be had in San Diego. With so much variety, I do not think I’ll ever get tired of it. San Diego Poke Company is a relatively new company which started out at farmer’s markets. They did so well they started a brick and mortar store a few months back. The owner, Yohei, came from a technical background but decided to shift gears and pursue something a little more fun.…Read more
So, after a long hiatus from posting something on SDF, I thought it’d be appropriate to pay a visit and declare my love for San Diego’s BEST chicken and steak sandwiches EVER. It’s been long overdue since we’ve probably ordered more than 100 chicken sandwiches from Chez Nous during the last decade and a half.
My favorite chicken sandwich is a non-traditional one called the Spicy Chicken Melt from Chez Nous in the Scripps Ranch area.
This little sandwich shop is a hidden gem, unassuming and tucked away in a strip mall off the Carroll Canyon Road exit.…Read more
There aren’t many greater pleasures than dining outside when the weather is just right, especially here in San Diego. It was a perfect day and I was excited to see how they would fancify an avocado grove. On this evening we were invited to an avocado inspired event prepared by Chef Trey Foshee of George’s at the Cove and Galaxy Tacos. My companion on this evening was my friend J, who is 99% vegetarian. He occasionally eats chicken the other 1% of the time.
After we checked in there were a couple of bartenders who looked lonely and us being the nice guys we are, joined their conversation.…Read more
When we heard a new Vietnamese restaurant was opening in Kearny Mesa, we immediately thought to ourselves: “okay another pho place.” Boy were we wrong. They don’t call themselves Char House for nothing. I should note they also own Pho 5th Avenue in Hillcrest and look to be trying something new here with Char House.
I’ve never been to Vietnam (I hope to one day!) so I can’t reach into my bag of street food memories and reflect. But according to Tee, the owner, these are all common in Vietnam. He was very proud to be serving these and I can’t say I’ve seen any other restaurant serve the same dishes.…Read more