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Oct 23, 2008 04:01 PM

SD cravings

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

    1. 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

      1. 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. 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

            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

              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

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

          2. 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 house.

            1 Reply
            1. re: foodiechick

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