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Jun 19, 2011 12:43 PM

New Alchemy Menu, worth a visit

Went to Alchemy on a whim Friday night to find several new menu items. We made a meal of small plates, and came away very impressed. This is a real gem for San Diego dining, and all their beef is grass-fed, which is awesome.

Highlights for us:

Lengua tacos - mini tacos with delicious stewed lengua w/ guajillo chile sauce and micro cilantro. The house-made tortillas were really good.

Bulgogi - very tender and tasty grilled marinated beef, on top of house-made baby bok choy kimchi.

Pierogi - large potato and cheese curd-filled dumpling, topped with sour cream, chives, and bacon. Very rich, but delicious.

The small plates are substantial enough that a few of them make a nice light meal. Some of the desserts we saw coming out of the kitchen looked pretty interesting - one was called Coffee and Cigarette, and it looked to be a mocha pudding or pot du creme served in a coffee mug with whipped cream, with a thin chocolate-filled rolled cookie and doughnuts.

If you haven't been in a while, I'd suggest checking them out again. They've come a long way since first opening.

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  1. And don't forget the last new item on the bottom of the last page - a beer for the kitchen crew.

    2 Replies
    1. re: honkman

      Yes. Thank you.

      Anxious to try the 8-10 person suckling pig dinner, too.

      1. re: Josh

        CH suckling pig dinner to get enough people ?

    2. I was there a couple weeks ago and tried both the lengua taco and pierogi. Both were outstanding, tho' I think I'd give the nod to the tacos. Very tasty and very much worth a visit.

      1. I was just checking out Alchemy's brunch menu and noticed that their potato confit hash is "Mission Bay spiced." I've heard of (and enjoyed) Old Bay seasoning before, but Mission Bay seasoning is a new one to me. And, to be honest, it's just a little bit scary, considering what ends up in Mission Bay on a typical day.