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Apr 4, 2008 10:17 AM

San Diego Adams Ave Grill- Grilling me softly

Adams Ave Grill might not be able to make a silk purse out of a sow's ear, but they have managed to make one out of crab meat and walnuts, giving a luxurious new meaning to "pursing your lips". This all around good guy grill is easy to miss with its modest storefront exterior, but shines within all of the mealtime cliques. Morning wakes to waffles dressed in caramelized bananas and the lunchtime whistle blows for pulled, bbq chicken sandwiches (desserts like the warmed pecan triangle are included 11am-2pm).

A palpable shift settles in at supper with its quasi-polished persona, reminiscent of mom expecting dinner guests and warning you to be on your best behavior. Nostalgic plates of pot roast keep the home fires burning, while diverse fare unfolds, from bacon wrapped shrimp and cheese grits to stuffed red peppers served with polenta and white bean stew. Unassuming and comfortable in its own skin, the tasty appeal of this adorable star comes from its oblivious nature to how wonderful it truly is.

*Make sure to leave time because the service can be DEATHLY slow.

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  1. My boss had a lunch meeting there and came back raving about it. I can't remember what she said she ordered, though. Tomato bisque, maybe. Is that on the menu?

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    1. re: mercyteapot

      They have a chunky tomato and bacon soup, but they very well could have featured a bisque since they usually have a soup du jour also.

      1. re: popandkate

        Nope, now that you say it, I remember it was the tomato and bacon soup. Bisque wasn't sounding quite right, but I couldn't think what else she said.

        I meant to try this place out with my Mom when she visited recently, but we ran out of time. Will have to get there one of these days.