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looking for a great anchovy caesar salad

vic7012y May 29, 2010 05:52 PM

had a great anchovy caesar salad once in Puerto Rico and I've been trying to find one in SD ever since. it doesnt need to have the fish but i would like to at least taste it in the dressing. any ideas?

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    wanker May 30, 2010 08:51 AM

    Surprisingly, one of the best real caesar salads I've had in San Diego was at Ruth's Chris Steakhouse.

    1. Josh May 30, 2010 09:20 AM

      I like this style a lot, too. I have 4 favorite Caesars in San Diego:

      1) Marine Room - tableside prep, with anchovies, egg yolk, etc.
      2) Manhattan - ditto.
      3) Surprisingly, Extraordinary Desserts' downtown location. This is the least pricey of the three, and is excellent.
      4) Blind Lady Alehouse - this one uses white Spanish anchovies, and large Romaine leaves. Very tasty.

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      Extraordinary Desserts
      2929 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103

      Marine Room Restaurant
      2000 Spindrift Drive, La Jolla, CA 92037

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      1. re: Josh
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        4wino May 30, 2010 04:42 PM

        Just got home from BLAH, tried their Caesar's and it was drenched in dressing, would not order it again.

        Best one I had at a place that is now gone, LG's steakhouse. I guess you could always visit them in Palm Springs.

        1. re: 4wino
          Josh May 30, 2010 11:29 PM

          Guess it depends on who's making it. That's too bad.

          1. re: Josh
            Fake Name May 31, 2010 02:01 PM

            But- are the anchovies grass-fed?

            (hehe)

            1. re: Fake Name
              Josh May 31, 2010 03:55 PM

              Plankton, holmes.

              1. re: Josh
                Fake Name May 31, 2010 04:06 PM

                Probably finished on corn, though. Kept in pens. Possibly in the dark.

                Makes 'em tasty....

          2. re: 4wino
            Gypsy Jan May 31, 2010 05:34 PM

            BLAH - that's funny and I guess appropriate for your experience.

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