So, I was in Encinitas yesterday afternoon walking the 101, north of Encinitas Blvd. and decided to have lunch at Birdseye Kitchen after my first choice was closed (more on that later).
Birdseye Kitchen is a smallish cafe serving both Vietnamese and Thai cuisine. So after my first place did not pan out I made my way inside for what turned out to be a nice lunch.
Birdseye Kitchen ~ 504 North Highway 101, Encinitas
It is nice there main front window rolls up to give the dining room plenty of light and fresh air, especially on a hot day like Friday.
Pork Collar ~ Pork collar and bang bang sauce.
A simple dish of tender yummy pork with a great sauce to go with it.
Green Papaya Salad (Som Tam)
As good of an example of this dish as you can get. Light and full of Umami. I ordered an 8 on the spicy scale and it had a nice kick to it without overpowering the other flavors.
504 North Coast Highway, Encinitas
As I was saying I had an original lunch destination. I had planned on hitting up a new Sushi and Bento box place that just opened called Ajito. It is the sister restaurant to one of the best Sushi places in all of San Diego, for traditional Sushi, Kaito in Encinitas. Unfortunately, the owner has taken some time off to spend with the family so they will not be back until August 22nd.
The building on the left of Fully Loaded Juicery is the “blink and you will miss it” Ajito.
The only signs.
Making my way to downtown Encinitas it appears culture Brewing is set to expand to a third tap-room. There were a few small Culture Brewing signs, a permit application notice in the window, and a large fan blowing along the floor like it was drying sealant. The space is next to Vuori Yoga Clothing on Coast Highway, Encinitas in the 600 block.
Just a mural I liked.
Have a great weekend.