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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 RE: vic7012y 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 RE: vic7012y 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.

      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
        4wino RE: Josh 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 RE: 4wino May 30, 2010 11:29 PM

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

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

            But- are the anchovies grass-fed?


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              Josh RE: Fake Name May 31, 2010 03:55 PM

              Plankton, holmes.

              1. re: Josh
                Fake Name RE: Josh 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 RE: 4wino May 31, 2010 05:34 PM

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

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