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Weekend roundup: Curry, Storm, Sunday Walk & Supper

13 Nov
Saturday was wet weather so once the sun came out I couldnt wait to get out and enjoy the warm fall weather. Here are some fotos from the rain and after, some yummy food we ate and a walking trip. Enjoy!
Stormy Pringle Street Looking West

Sunset Pringle Street West

Taste of the Himalayas see my review here: http://www.yelp.com/biz/taste-of-the-himalayas-san-diego-2#hrid:UnfCc1mwPrygxMBpaaH7Aw

Starter of lentil soup then split eggplant/chicken special and veggie coconut curry with Basmati rice and yumy nann flatbread. So good!

Pringle Street Looking West to Pt. Loma

Pringle Street looking at Downtown
Walking trails at Presidio Park, Serra Museum in Mission Hills

http://www.sandiego.gov/park-and-recreation/parks/presidio/index.shtml

Views to Linda Vista, North

Looking East

Serra Museum

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Looking East to Inspiration Point, see my recent post on that lovely spot here.

Looking East, Blackberry camera not so great

Looking up the The Arbor area

The Arbor area

Ended the day with an early dinner at Hob Nob Hill in Bankers Hill with Mom, love this place!

Pringle Street Looking South to Downtown San Diego

Las Quatro Milpas Rules!

5 Nov

Las Quatro Milpas is one of my favorite places for amazing authentic Mexican food. Here’s a link to my yelp review. Here is a link to their Facebook page. I forgot my camera today, sorry about my Blackberry foto quality.

Las Quatro Milpas
1875 Logan Ave
(between Beardsley St & Crosby St)
San Diego, CA 92113
Neighborhood: Barrio Logan
(619) 234-4460

Update-New: Brooklyn Girl in Mission Hills – DiscoverSD.com

7 Sep

Michael and Victoria McGeath, owners of the former Trattoria Acqua in La Jolla, announced plans for their new culinary concept, Brooklyn Girl Eatery in Mission Hills, which is slated to open doors winter 2011.
Far from the fine dining vibe of their longstanding classic Italian restaurant, Brooklyn Girl will be a casual, welcoming neighborhood eatery designed for community interaction, and built on the all-important principle of affordable, approachable cuisine made with fresh, local ingredients. It’s a vision we’ve heard before, but one that we all believe in. Mission Hills is an intimate mid-city neighborhood that many local foodies call home, and McGeath’s farm-to-table experience may be just what the residents want.
The multi-use building on Goldfinch Avenue offers a raw, urban atmosphere, but the cuisine is what will bring the restaurant to life. The McGeath’s are excited to unveil the selection for new executive chef, Tyler Thrasher – a young rising star in the culinary scene. Tyler Thrasher was most recently with Oceanaire Seafood Room and Jsix at Hotel Solamar, both in downtown San Diego.
I spoke with Thrasher on his first executive chef post: “This will be the first restaurant I’ve opened, and I’m excited to challenge myself in a way I’ve never done before. The menu will be very approachable, flavorful, natural, and local. We will use California proteins, sustainable fish, and local produce from Susie’s Farm.”

As for details on the new menu, Thrasher is still in the creative process, and is planning to research his way through New York in late October, eating at signature restaurants in Brooklyn and Manhattan for raw inspiration. Although he couldn’t disclose any specifics, Thrasher emphasized that his menu will feature slow-braised items and will be packed with flavor. Thrasher describes himself as an interactive chef, and is most looking forward to developing personal relationships with local Mission Hills diners. He admits he will miss the convenience of the Gaslamp for post-work socializing, but as for the Convention Center masses consistently invading the city streets, they will not be missed.

Brooklyn Girl Eatery‘s blog says they are slated to open their doors in the winter 2011, serving Chef Tyler Thrasher’s new dinner menu, before rolling out a lunch and brunch menu in early 2012. 

New: Brooklyn Girl in Mission Hills – DiscoverSD.com

Also see other MHL posts with “Brooklyn” label:

Blueberry Bar recipe from Water’s Fine Foods shared

6 Sep

Water’s Blueberry Bars, a summer tradition

I noted this recipe for Blueberry Bars recently listed on Waters Fine Catering Facebook page. Back in the early 90’s, I worked for Mary Kay Waters at Water’s Catering. She was my neighbor, which also made me the occasional family babysitter. I held the position(s) of sous chef, catering secretary/assistant; creating menus, proposals, working parties and prepping in the kitchen for credits towards my culinary arts/hospitality degree.

Today her enterprise has expanded to include Water’s Fine Foods to Go, with  two locations, one near Mission Hills on W. Morena Blvd, and the other in Solana Beach. Also new, Fibonacci’s Campus Pointe Bistro by Waters brings delicious, quality artisanal food to La Jolla’s UTC area. Recipe after the jump with more photos.

Be sure to take a trip by Water’s Fine Foods to Go and pick up some Water’s Brand Hand-Crafted Granola, Salt & Pepper Blend and Salted Peanuts. Perfect gift ideas!