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keena Oct 23, 2008 04:01 PM

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?

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    ginael Nov 1, 2008 03:59 PM

    new craving: the vegan veggie stack at Urban Solace. Oh and their grilled cheese with tomato soup. Divine. And cheap too.

    1. amyzan Oct 31, 2008 01:53 PM

      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

      3 Replies
      1. re: amyzan
        daantaat Oct 31, 2008 06:23 PM

        does the "loud, friendly guy" at the Hillcrest farmer's market still have figs? If so, we'll go this weekend.

        and you reminded me of the sesame bread at Little Sheep!

        1. re: daantaat
          amyzan Oct 31, 2008 09:57 PM

          I doubt it this late, sorry.

          1. re: amyzan
            daantaat Nov 1, 2008 02:00 PM

            I figured that but thought I'd check anyways. Thanks!

      2. ibstatguy Oct 25, 2008 10:09 AM

        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

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          daimyo Oct 25, 2008 08:37 AM

          Puerco Enchilado-Super Cocina
          Beef Taco-Cuervo
          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
          Shio Ramen-Santouka
          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

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            cstr Oct 25, 2008 04:41 AM

            A soft gooey peacan roll at Bread & Cie
            Pistachio Gelato at Cafe Zucharo

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              araknd Oct 24, 2008 02:50 PM

              dim sum at Pearl
              anything at Dumpling Inn

              1. kare_raisu Oct 24, 2008 12:49 PM

                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!

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                1. re: kare_raisu
                  Enorah Oct 24, 2008 02:31 PM

                  chile rellenos and or fish taco at Bety's Tacos
                  old fashioned chocolate covered donut at VG Donuts
                  Everything at Kaito

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                  Lillian Hsu Oct 24, 2008 08:01 AM

                  Spicy chicken sandwich on jalapeno bread w/ a cup of pureed spinach soup and chocolate oatmeal cookie from Chez Nous

                  1. foodiechick Oct 23, 2008 10:06 PM

                    Charcuterie plate at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, Seared Pork Belly with warm frisee salad at the Better Half, Huevos Ranchero with Chipotle Ranchero sauce at...my house.

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                    1. re: foodiechick
                      binkychow Oct 25, 2008 03:39 PM

                      Mmmmm, the pork belly. I second that. Must. have. now.

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                      daantaat Oct 23, 2008 10:05 PM

                      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

                      3 Replies
                      1. re: daantaat
                        foodiechick Oct 23, 2008 10:54 PM

                        I second the pomme frite from CC. Really? Costco hot dog? Never tried it, may be a new adventure in my future.

                        1. re: foodiechick
                          daantaat Oct 24, 2008 03:54 PM

                          Costco hot dog is pretty basic. All beef frank on a soft bun. Dump as much spicy mustard, onions, relish and/or ketchup as you want on it. Nothing fancy, nothing adventurous but good when you want something salty. :-)

                          1. re: daantaat
                            Cathy Oct 25, 2008 09:34 AM

                            You know you can ask for saurkraut at the window...it tastes good on the Polish dog...

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                        ginael Oct 23, 2008 07:48 PM

                        The cheese board at Nine-Ten. Even more unhealthy, but just as delicious, the chicken croquetas at Costa Brava. Perfect when swilled with sangria.

                        1. Fake Name Oct 23, 2008 07:05 PM

                          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

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                            bigkahuna Oct 23, 2008 05:00 PM

                            At the moment, the salad nicoise from Tender Greens or any bun from Phoung Trang.

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