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Finding comfort food in San Diego...

Beach Chick Oct 22, 2010 04:13 PM

Cheese Grits..I am so craving a HUGE bowl and I can't think of one place that serves them in SD.
Tamales..Holiday tamales with raisins and cheese and jalapenos..
Noche Buena beer...love this during the Christmas season!
Stuffed Clams..my Dad made the best and the clam bakes during the summer were a blast..

What's your comfort food that you are searching for and where to find it?

  1. goodhealthgourmet Oct 22, 2010 04:57 PM

    BC, i'm about 95% sure Truluck's serves cheese grits...

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      Beach Chick Oct 22, 2010 09:31 PM

      Thank's ghg, cstr, dustychicka and Fakey..
      No flames but what is 'natch' ?

      1. re: Beach Chick
        goodhealthgourmet Oct 22, 2010 09:44 PM

        natch = naturally.

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          Beach Chick Oct 22, 2010 10:02 PM

          ; )

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      cstr Oct 22, 2010 05:25 PM

      Meatloaf at the Ritual.

      1. Fake Name Oct 22, 2010 05:46 PM

        Urban Solace, natch.

        Urban Solace Restaurant
        3823 30th Street, San Diego, CA 92104

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          dustchick Oct 22, 2010 06:38 PM


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          Island Oct 23, 2010 07:53 AM

          Interesting assortment of comfort food Chicky. Hopefully not consumed at the same time! :>)

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            normalheightsfoodie Oct 25, 2010 03:50 PM

            Great stuffed clams at BACI on Morena. You can have it as a starter or a meal.

            Traders Joes creates a christmas beer

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            1. re: normalheightsfoodie
              Beach Chick Oct 25, 2010 05:59 PM

              Excellent normal!
              Love Baci's and might have to make it for the holidays.

              Thank's Krispy on the Noche Buena news..

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              MrKrispy Oct 25, 2010 04:52 PM

              Unfortunately Noche Bueno hasn't been available in the US for a few years.

              Back in 2007 someone posted this about it being discontinued in the US:

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                DiningDiva Oct 25, 2010 09:26 PM


                I could have sworn it was available last year at BevMo

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                  phee Oct 26, 2010 03:37 PM

                  I can verify that it was available last year, but it can be hard to find. BevMo usually has it, but they do sell out occasionally.

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                    DiningDiva Oct 26, 2010 03:51 PM

                    Oh thank god...I'm not crazy and I didn't hallucinate

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                      MrKrispy Nov 28, 2012 11:39 AM

                      old bump, but I can confirm that Noche Bueno is available in San Diego. Costo currently has a box o beers that includes it with Dos Equis. I will update if I see it at BevMo or other stores.

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                        Beach Chick Nov 30, 2012 06:48 AM

                        Love me my Noche Bueno for Christmas...what Costco Krispy?

                        Feliz Navidad

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                          MrKrispy Nov 30, 2012 12:15 PM

                          Mission Valley. I will report back this weekend if I see it elsewhere.

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                            Beach Chick Dec 5, 2012 08:04 AM

                            BevMo and Costco for the Noche Bueno.
                            My neighbor is bringing the 2008 Anchor Christmas Ale beer magnums to my holiday party...wooo hoooo!

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                          RhonelyInsanediego Dec 5, 2012 08:03 AM

                          Saw large quantities of it at Bev-Mo yesterday.

                2. ipsedixit Oct 26, 2010 04:20 PM

                  The Lardo Ice Cream Sandwich at The Linkery.


                  1. RhonelyInsanediego Dec 5, 2012 02:43 PM

                    My go to place for comfort food is Luc's Bistro (because it's good food at a good value and not too far). The prices have gone up and the portions have gotten a bit smaller, but the service and bar offerings have improved. Things don't seem the same since Chef Philippe Verpiand left, but overall the food is still very satisfying. Love their chicken and dumplings, mac and cheese, Meatloaf with gravy and potatoes, Braised chicken thighs in red wine with mashed potatoes. But I always order their shrimp and grits. Unfortunately just an app now instead of an entree.

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