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San Diego.. and the inland Empire
« on: February 14, 2010, 11:51:54 AM »
From my bashful brother that lives in Highland.

El Borrego restaurant

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WOW !!!

Yucatan Food that was 'mui sobrosa' ( this might not be correct spelling from a Gringo ? )

Click on http://www.yelp.com/biz/el-borrego-restaurant-san-diego

 
It was breakfast time, so I did NOT try the Barbacoa, their specialty.
The green pork pozole' was 'off-the-hook' good. Never seen it served with pork-rinds on the side.
The refried beans ( before adding the onions, cilantro, and hot sauce ) was so 'earthy' and full-bodied.
   Fantastic 'natural' bean flavor . . . hard to describe what I mean.
 
They had a home-made ( almost like Pico de Gallo ) that was sure interesting.
They par-boiled/blanched red onions and marinated them in vinegar;
    this made them almost translucent and pink, not red;
    to this they added finely diced Habanero which REALLY kicked the heat up.
Damn, THAT was awesome too !
I tried a 'house special' shredded-pork soft taco that was Way Good even before I added the salsa (above). It was cooked while wrapped in banana leaves the freshly-made, thick corn tortillas helped a bunch.
 
So, When I get back down there next month I'll be visiting El Borrego, the Barbacoa is on the "must try" list.   You can 'take that to the bank', my friends.


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« Last Edit: July 28, 2014, 02:57:41 PM by Mike GadgetGeek Stock »
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Re: San Diego.. and the inland Empire
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2014, 02:58:42 PM »
From my bashful brother that lives in Highland.

El Borrego restaurant

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++==++++++++++++++++

WOW !!!

Yucatan Food that was 'mui sobrosa' ( this might not be correct spelling from a Gringo ? )

Click on http://www.yelp.com/biz/el-borrego-restaurant-san-diego

 
It was breakfast time, so I did NOT try the Barbacoa, their specialty.
The green pork pozole' was 'off-the-hook' good. Never seen it served with pork-rinds on the side.
The refried beans ( before adding the onions, cilantro, and hot sauce ) was so 'earthy' and full-bodied.
   Fantastic 'natural' bean flavor . . . hard to describe what I mean.
 
They had a home-made ( almost like Pico de Gallo ) that was sure interesting.
They par-boiled/blanched red onions and marinated them in vinegar;
    this made them almost translucent and pink, not red;
    to this they added finely diced Habanero which REALLY kicked the heat up.
Damn, THAT was awesome too !
I tried a 'house special' shredded-pork soft taco that was Way Good even before I added the salsa (above). It was cooked while wrapped in banana leaves the freshly-made, thick corn tortillas helped a bunch.
 
So, When I get back down there next month I'll be visiting El Borrego, the Barbacoa is on the "must try" list.   You can 'take that to the bank', my friends.


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I took some folks last week to go try this place out..

report to follow..

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Re: San Diego.. and the inland Empire
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2015, 09:39:42 AM »


Wrapping up a 5 day stay at/near Liberty Station in SD for a work week (during the day) for wife Deanne.  I would live here.

Good to great restaurants, wonderful hotel the Homewood Suites right next to USS Neversail. 

Hits
The breweries:
Stone's brewing restaurant here in Liberty Station for a couple of great beers, a good experience and good food (not great)..   Deanne's fresh Sea Bass was overcooked a bit, my beef short rib was properly done and delicious, the only miss was the dessert, it was a pasty Crème Brulee that could have been plopped out and cut into slices.

Ballast Point for a few pints - Sculpin & Habanero sculpin

Port Brewery in Carlsbad and the eclectic Pizza Port restaurant next to it.   I bunch of home-brewers and their wild but delicious experiments in brewing (we didn't eat there)

Restaurant-restaurants:

Broken Egg restaurant for wonderful breakfasts and great Mimosa's and Bloody Mary's
The Fish Market, over by the USS Midway for great oysters, mussels and a top notch experience
Puerto La Boca for an Argentinean culinary adventure over in Little Italy for great Polpo, good fresh salads and some well -marinated unusual cuts of beef done to perfection..  (the wine I choose was a bit young, but not their fault). The weather was wonderful, we sat outside/streetside and enjoyed a long leisurely meal.
Homewood Suites for GREAT breakfasts any day we wanted them and complimentary
An unknown as yet experience with Nic Bour at his Coronado Resort restaurant Mistral. <<< typed at 7:30am on Valentines morning >>>

Miss:

The Brigantine restaurant on Point Loma ---- shucked hours before dinner oysters, flat and flavorless, gritty & poorly shucked. Great looking scallops about 1 day past their toss date. They left a taste in my mouth and nose that is not good.  Deanne's fish was good, the drinks were stellar, we did sit in the lounge but someone should have NEVER, EVER served those scallops.

The area:

A great short distance drive up the coast to Carlsbad, we drove the coastal highway as much as possible and watched the surfers and the literally thousands of folks on the beach during this unusual (even for San Diego) run of days in the mid 80"s in February.  Traffic is bad on the "5" but only for an hour or so each day, the chance to go pick strawberries in February was a treat, and resulted in delicious fruit. 

Did I say I would live here ?   8)

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« Last Edit: February 14, 2015, 09:50:36 AM by Mike GadgetGeek Stock »
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Re: San Diego.. and the inland Empire
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2015, 05:09:33 PM »


Wrapping up a 5 day stay at/near Liberty Station in SD for a work week (during the day) for wife Deanne.  I would live here.

An unknown as yet experience with Nic Bour at his Coronado Resort restaurant Mistral. <<< typed at 7:30am on Valentines morning >>>

Did I say I would live here ?   8)


I will fill this in more later, but we got a last minute invitation from Nic Bour to board the Valentine cruise yacht to tour the harbor and have dinner aboard.   It was F*#cking amazing.. 

More later, we just arrived off of the plane to 37º weather from the 70's &  80's we have been enjoying in San Diego. 

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« Last Edit: February 15, 2015, 06:22:31 PM by Mike GadgetGeek Stock »
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Re: San Diego.. and the inland Empire
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2015, 04:39:56 PM »


Here are some pictures, I will add comments to them later.


https://flic.kr/s/aHsk5bLS5N

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Re: San Diego.. and the inland Empire
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2015, 06:24:23 AM »
Ahhh,the USS Midway!
My home away from home while it was home ported in Yokosuka (Yokosuka-shi) is a city located in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.!
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