Hey friends, it's Dennis (the quiet one behind the camera). I don't write often but wanted to share a few local business that I support. Let me know in the comments what other places I should check out!
Texas de Brazil in Carlsbad celebrated its one year anniversary on March 6, 2020. The restaurant provides an experience of Brazilian barbecue meats grilled over charcoal, sliced by hand at your table, controlled by a green (go) / red (stop) card, plus access to an excellent salad bar and hot food bar. During our introductory visit last year, we gorged on their salad bar and meats. This visit, we were able to attend a mixology class for the classic Brazilian drink Caipirinha, get an insider view of their kitchen, then feast once again on their food! Read on for details on our recent visit!
Wrench & Rodent has been on my TO-DO list for a long time! The restaurant is not only popular among sushi lovers but is also a proud member of Farm to Fork San Diego. That means they supports our local farmers and fisher families as well as a fairer, more sustainable food system. You can't help feeling a little LOVE for having a great mind-set! Other Farm to Fork members we've dined at include Cueva Bar, Royale, BiGA, and Terra American Bistro
It's been FOREVER since we tried Vietnamese 7 course beef, also known as Bò bảy món or Bò 7 món. Our last post was at Anh Hong Restaurant (Garden Grove) from over 5 years ago! We've been meaning to try it in San Diego and had the opportunity recently. Our first meal of 2020 was with family at Phuong Trang in Convoy. The restaurant does get busy around lunchtime so plan earlier or later for larger groups.
San Diego Restaurant Week is back between January 19 - 26, 2020! Participating restaurants throughout San Diego County offer prix fixe meals with lunches ranging from $10-25 and dinners at $20-60. Through a media pairing with Peohe's, we were able to visit majestic Coronado Island and dine within meters of the ocean!
Seriously, what could be grander than food with a view? From one side of the restaurant patio, you can see the San Diego downtown skyline and from the other side, you can see the Coronado bridge. Peohe's is next to the Coronado Ferry Landing, has free parking (yay), and presents an elegant atmosphere with family, friends or that special someone!
I've never been much of a "pie" kind of gal until now... Our newest obsession is Pop Pie Co. in University Heights which caters to my savory cravings while also providing for my occasional sweet tooth! For over two years, Dennis has been wearing a "Pop Pie Co" hat I got when they first opened and he finally made it INTO the restaurant! Street parking was available on both Sundays we visited plus there were no lines around opening time.
If you like tasty breads with toppings, Toast Gastrobrunch offers several as well as other breakfast choices! I've noticed them on social media recently and had a mini-preview during this year's Reader Brunch and Booze. We were recently invited for a full restaurant experience which led us to Carlsbad in north county San Diego. It's one street away from I-5 highway exit Palomar Airport Road. Luckily they have a larger parking lot outside so we were able to park close. By 10am, the place was packed with at least 2-3 parties waiting outside. It got busier as the morning continued.