So, recently I was thinking about the places I frequently find myself eating when not going out to review a restaurant. My go to places I visit at least once a month. I decided to ask a few local Chefs the same question.
Chef Willy Eick ~ 608 Restaurant.
” Wrench and Rodent of course, any chance I get, like all of us.”
“I also go to Punjabi Tandoor in Carlsbad with Chef Davin Waite, Chef Ramiro from Belching Beaver Tavern, and all our kids.”
What is your go to dish at Punjabi Tandoor? ” The usual, Chicken Tikka. My wife really likes their eggplant.
I also like Enzo’s BBQ for their ribs. They use U.S. Kobe beef ribs.” ….and of course any number of taco shops for late night grub.
Chef Marc Santos ~ Petite Madeline Bakery & Bistro
“Pollos Maria, obviously for their chicken.” “There is one near my house and their chicken is so tender and flavorful.”
“I love fish and chips, so Harbor Fish and Chips or Harbor Fish Cafe in Carlsbad.”
“I also love freshly made sausage, there is a little European deli in Escondido that makes wonderful blood sausage.” “It is called Continental Delicatessen.”
Chef Davin Waite ~ Wrench & Rodent Seabasstropub / The Whet Noodle
Davin also mentioned Punjabi Tandoor. “Its a good place to meet up with other Chefs and all our kids.” “It’s good honest food and the outside seating works great, Chef’s kids can be little Hellions.”
“The Miller’s Table, Stacy is great and they have a lot of Vegan options for my wife.”
Figured I would mention a few places I regular find myself visiting when I am not “working” as well.
Primo Foods in Oceanside. I go here at least once a week, before or after my beach walks, for inexpensive and great tasting Mexican food. They have great weekly specials.
Pho Oceanside. My go to comfort meal. $8.99 for a large bowl of happiness.
Petite Madeline. I usually eat breakfast here about 5 times a month. I pretty much order whatever “Chef Specials” Marc has made up for the week.
About once every two months I give in and eat a Gyro from Angelo’s Burgers in Oceanside. I have to keep it on a longer cycle because they are huge and probably over 3000 calories. Plus I have to get extra sauce, I mean I am already committing.
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