There are those special things in certain restaurants, trucks, etc that you just have to have sometimes. Today it's a hot Santa Ana and I had to have the chicken noodle soup with the wide noodles from Saffron. Yes, I was sweating while eating it, but it was GLORIOUS!
What are some of your SD cravings?
Pho from Saigon. Yeah, Josh, I know it's not up to your standards ; )
Carne Asada Burritos, mostly from a 'bertos- not up to Kare Raisu standards. Or anyone else's.
Chorizo con huevo from Cuatros Milpas, not up to DD standards.
Mary's donuts. Everybody likes them!
Grab 'n Go Italian Village Special without peps
Chicken Pot Pie from Waters
Lamb Doner from Kabab Shop, yes I know about the place around the corner.
Bison burger with 1000 island from Longhorn. With a draft Bud.
Mixed Seafood Pad Thai from Lotus Thai on Market street (it's close by, OK?)
Deluxe Manakeesh from Mamas
Pistachio Gelato from Papaleccos
An oldie- don't even know if they have it anymore: Chicken in clay pot from Laurel's heyday
BBQ Oysters from Tony's Seafood in Tomales Bay (oops, not San Diego)
Carpaccio from Montanas. Oh, and I crave Montanas. Very sad.
Fried Chicken from the place on El Cajon Blvd near Winona
The cheese board at Nine-Ten. Even more unhealthy, but just as delicious, the chicken croquetas at Costa Brava. Perfect when swilled with sangria.
gobo root salad from Okan
green papaya salad from Sab e Lee
chirashi bowl from Izakaya Sakura
omakase from Kaito
mashed potato tacos or beef taquitos in spicy beef broth from Mama Testa's
pomme frites w/ 3 dips from Cafe Chloe
double happiness bowl from Mission Coffee Cup
frozen yogurt w/ mochi from Yogurt World or Yogurt Lounge
pho with tripe, tendon and brisket from Pho Ca Dao or Pho Hoa Cali
ceviche from Latin Chef
chicken katsu don bowl from Chopstix
any cheese from Venissimo
corn, strawberries and tomatoes from Chino Farms
berry or tropical fruit buckles from Elizabethan Desserts
hot dog from Costco
candied tangerine, chocolate mousse and madeline dessert from Cavaillon
any chocolates from Chuao
shrikand puri and dry potato curry from Surati Farsan Mart
Spicy chicken sandwich on jalapeno bread w/ a cup of pureed spinach soup and chocolate oatmeal cookie from Chez Nous
Consomee and Pancita tacos and huitlacoche quesadillas at Aqui es Texcoco
Green Chilaquiles at Super Cocina
Menudo at Don Vicente
Pozole at Cenaduria
Hayashi Chuka at Izakaya Sakura
Banh mi Dac Biet at Cafe Dore
Buche tacos at Tacos El Paisa
Tamales from Tamales Ancira
Blood Sausage [morcilla] with a Spanish beer at Costa Brava
Tejuino at Honey Bananas
Anything at Mariscos Godoy
Soft shell crab roll at Fish Market sushi bar
Marlin at German
Salad Appetizer at Pomegrante
Garlic fries at O'Briens Pub
Kim Bap from Zion
Mango Empanada Panchita's
Del Maguey Mezcal with Sangrita at El Agave
Damn great topic!
Puerco Enchilado-Super Cocina
Korean Chicken-Mo's Island Grindz (although it hasn't been as good recently)
Double Double no tomato both kinds of onion- In N Out
Meatball Sandwich w/ cheese-Filippis
Teppan Lamb-Ba Ren
Garlic Chicken-Dao San
Double Pan Fried Noodles-Panda Country
Mirugai & Kumamoto Oysters-Ota
Sweet & Spicy Cruncy Roll-Shien of Osaka/Akai Hana
Gyros Plate-Olympic Cafe
mussell bisque at Dobson's; DGR at Nobu in Solana Beach; patty melt at Longhorn; texas burger at Waterfront; eggs/sausage/hash browns at Perrys; tres queso stuffed pasilla at Guild; the calamari app (not the entree) at Vagabond; pepperoni and sausage pizza at Napoleone's; very current - bison burger at Cowboy Star; long gone but the prosciutto wrapped scallops at Canes
lamb skewers with cumin at Little Sheep, likewise the lamb dumplings
generous cheese samples at Venissimo, so I'm always happy with what I take home
tori zosui at Izakaya Sakura, when I feel a cold coming on
jap chae at Buga
gobo salad at Tajima
espresso at Calabria
anything with frosting at Elizabethan Desserts (though I'm not as partial to the cake, as it's sometimes overmixed)
dosa with sambhar at Surati Farsan
figs from "the loud, friendly guy" at Hillcrest farmer's market (Anyone know his name? I'm terrible with names.)
dutch baby at OPH
chive dumplings at Emerald's dim sum
I'll second some already mentioned:
the little french strawberries at Campo Lindo
plain fro yo with mochi at Yogurt World
pomme frites at Cafe Chloe
new craving: the vegan veggie stack at Urban Solace. Oh and their grilled cheese with tomato soup. Divine. And cheap too.