So, here are some meals I had over the last month and a half, that while don’t fit into a stand alone post, deserve mentioning. You may want to check them out if you want a solid bite to eat.
Greek Chicken at Paul’s Place ~ Oceanside
Paul’s Place is owned by, I believe, the brother of the owner of Angelo’s. It is a fast casual restaurant serving a smaller but similar menu. The one thing I like is they serve a few more Greek items, like the Greek Chicken. Moist lemon chicken with rice pilaf and pita bread. A winner for lunch at under $10.
Paul’s Place ~ 3671 Mission Ave. Oceanside.
Carnitas Plate Combo at Primo Foods ~ Oceanside
Perfectly moist carnitas, guacamole, rice, beans, flour or corn tortillas and a drink for $5.99 on Wednesdays. That can not be beat. Also check out their $0.69 Taco Tuesdays and BBQ on the weekends. They also have great homemade guacamole and salsas to go at the market. It’s a cornucopia of delicious options.
Primo Market ~ 606 Morse St. Oceanside
Cornish Game Hen at Luna Grill ~ Carlsbad
So, first off , it was surprising to see Cornish Game Hen at a fast casual restaurant, more surprising how well they executed it. It had a nice char on the outside and was tender and moist inside. Served with Basmati rice, charred tomato, and a house salad.
If you find yourself at the, hugely under construction, Carlsbad Mall, Luna Grill is a solid fast casual choice.
Luna Grill ~ 2501 El Camino Real, Oceanside.
Pepian at Aydee’s Garnacheria ~ Fallbrook
Aydee’s is a small cafe near downtown Fallbrook that does Mexican and Guatemalan dishes.
I wondered in for lunch and had a very solid version of Pepian (think Guatemalan Mole). While I wish the sauce had a little more depth it was still very satisfying. I also really liked the rice and beans. The rice was more of a Pilaf style and the beans were cooked rather than refried.
Aydee’s Garnacheria ~ 110 east Mission Rd. Fallbrook
Wood Fired croissants at Biga ~ San Diego
I was given one of these while at the Hog Roast at Biga last week. I did not mention them in that report because they were not part of the event but still wanted to give them a shout out. I have a pretty high standard for croissants and these are right up there with the best, plus the wood fire cooking just pushes them into that very special place. Definintly grab one if your in downtown San Diego, even if you’re not eating at Biga (which i highly recommend you do).
Biga ~ 950 6th Ave. San Diego
Pizza Of The Month “Spicy Spinach” at Pizza Port ~ Carlsbad
So last, and surprisingly my least favorite, pizza at pizza Pizza Port. Now, there was nothing wrong with this pie. The crust was good and I finished it, it just did not wow me. I have never been to Pizza Port and they are somewhat of an institution, so I was nearby and decided to try them. Maybe it was an expectation thing? I would much prefer The Privateer or Pizzamaniac for flavor. I know usually, I just won’t mention it but it did surprise me so I thought I would. I did not go in expecting Mozza, but was expecting more than I got.
Pizza Port ~ 571 Carlsbad Village Dr.
Ok, back to looking for a room to rent.