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Favorite weekend breakfast/brunch spots. . .

Beach Chick Dec 12, 2012 09:05 AM

Some of my faves..loved to hear where you go.

The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe..library
Riding beach cruisers on the boardwalk in PB..hitting up World Famous, Kono's, Green Flash and the Pennant rooftop on Sunday afternoon.
La V back patio on a warm sunny day with a bloody
Crown Room at the Hotel Del for Christmas brunch when the in-laws are in town and buying!
Anywhere with a Mexican breakfast.

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    pickypicky RE: Beach Chick Dec 12, 2012 09:11 AM

    The Farmhouse
    Craft and Commerce
    Cafe Chloe
    Fonda San Miguel, Austin TX (couldn't resist because you made me think of Mexican!)

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      foodiechick RE: pickypicky Dec 12, 2012 10:23 AM

      New fave: Patio on Lamont

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      cstr RE: Beach Chick Dec 12, 2012 09:21 AM

      Breakfast, one of my fav Sat morning rituals, kinda brings the week to an end with a treat.. I like the steak and eggs at Broken Yolk, Mex at Super Cocina, Kono's for the PB vibe, Brockton Villa only for the coffee, Farmhouse and yes for a little class The Inn at RB.

      1. ipsedixit RE: Beach Chick Dec 12, 2012 09:57 AM

        Most recently? Baked. http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/8797...

        But I digress. Generally speaking, it would be Prado.

        If I'm feeling really good, then it's a couple of 10:50 Filet-O-Fish sandwiches. http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/7253... And all of it washed down with a vanilla milkshake.

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          cstr RE: ipsedixit Dec 12, 2012 12:03 PM

          A 'GRILLED and BUTTERY' sticky bun at Baked, oh yes... A few FOF's and vanilla shake, really ipse??? Just as bad as that McRib you were salavating about a few weeks ago!

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            RhonelyInsanediego RE: ipsedixit Dec 12, 2012 12:26 PM

            Okay Ipse, FOF really? I just can't figure you out. You can be highly critical of fine dining options and have demonstarted in numerous posts that you have a very discerning palate, but then heap praise on the psuedo food concoction FOF. You are a true gastronomic anomoly! Get a real fish sandwich from PLSF and it's only about a milliiiiioon (said in best Dr Evil voice) times better. FOF is really only a synthesized food substitute that is fish in name only.

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              ipsedixit RE: RhonelyInsanediego Dec 12, 2012 02:39 PM

              @cstr and @RhonelyInsanediego

              I don't even pretend to be any sort of gastronomical savant, much less an anomaly.

              I just know what I like (the Filet-O-Fish sandwich being one of many things) and what I don't like (too many to name).

              And with respect to the Filet-O-Fish being a "synthesized food substitute that is fish in name only," you are absolutely right.

              I don't pretend that the Filet-O-Fish is a fish sandwich of any kind, it is its *own* food group -- much like a White Castle Slider isn't a burger, and not even a miniature burger, it's just, well, a slider. Same with the Filet-O-Fish, it is in a genus all its own.

              Speaking of "fish sandwiches" ... the best I've had in San Diego, or maybe all of Southern CA, was at Jsix. Open faced albacore tuna confit on sourdough. Lordy. I needed to go to Confession after that one, assuming I was of the Catholic faith ...

              I'll have to try Point Loma Seafood sometime, thanks for the tip.

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                RhonelyInsanediego RE: ipsedixit Dec 12, 2012 03:03 PM

                Ha! "Gastrosavant". Love it. Will be using this term to describe many a foodie/chowhounder in the future (of course giving you attribution credit)!

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                  ipsedixit RE: RhonelyInsanediego Dec 12, 2012 03:08 PM

                  How about "Gastronamly"? I'll give you credit for that one!

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                  cstr RE: ipsedixit Dec 12, 2012 03:13 PM

                  What no love for the McRib?

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                    ipsedixit RE: cstr Dec 12, 2012 03:18 PM

                    I'm ambivalent about the McRib.

                    There are days when I really hanker for one, then there are days (which is like most of them) when I think I would just rather have Texas Toast slathered with bottled BBQ sauce .. and a knife and fork ... and a big big bib.

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                    Beach Chick RE: ipsedixit Dec 12, 2012 04:55 PM

                    Get down ipsy with your Gastro savant self on the beloved Filet of Fish!

                    We both have such love for the FoF, mine, with small fries squished inside with extra tartar sauce and yours, with hash browns..
                    Frigging heaven..

                    ; D

              2. RhonelyInsanediego RE: Beach Chick Dec 12, 2012 10:10 AM

                Mexican Breakfast. Now we're talking!

                Well, we did do Sunday Brunch recently at Hacienda de Vega. Very uncrowded. But it was a delightful setting with the sun shining through the waterfall. Their bar tendress made me a wicked bloody mary to start the morning and that probably added a lot to the experience. Plus they had Victoria on draught. I had the Huevos Rancheros which weren't the best I've ever had but it was damn good with all their salsas. The wife had chilaquiles and was very pleased. Brunch menu is offered 10AM to Noon, but regular menu is still available, so we also split some tasty potato sopes from their regular menu.

                But my favorite by far is still Claire's on Cedros. Their Tuscan Eggs Benedict with homemade sausage is an obsession with me. Close by, the Beach Grass Cafe, has a great breakfast as well. Love their Huevos Rancheros and they also have a really great version of Chilaquiles with smoked mozzerella. But my current favorite place for chilaquiles is a small whole in the wall Mexican place in Carmel Mtn called Yesenia's. Plenty of Mexican Crema with the eggs and sauce just makes it addictive.

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                  Beach Chick RE: RhonelyInsanediego Dec 13, 2012 05:08 AM

                  Vic on draught at HDV...are you in Melbourne?
                  I've had XX on draft..believe they have Tecate on tap too...glad you had a great time.
                  Claires on Cedros is fab.

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                    RhonelyInsanediego RE: Beach Chick Dec 13, 2012 07:32 AM

                    Nope the very refreshing Mexican beer Victoria. You don't see it here very often, but I had a 20 oz draft there two Sundays ago.

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                      Beach Chick RE: RhonelyInsanediego Dec 13, 2012 08:35 AM

                      HDV is great for lunch and their queso fundido with mushrooms is a great app and served with guac and ask for the 2 types of tortillas..
                      Don't you love the grassy green salsa..hot salsa is pretty good.
                      They make a killer marg.

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                        cstr RE: Beach Chick Dec 13, 2012 09:01 AM

                        Ever think about starting a 'best marg in sd' thread? You could be our resident pro!

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                      RhonelyInsanediego RE: Beach Chick Dec 13, 2012 07:40 AM

                      Definition of GASTRONAMALY

                      1 : Something that shouldn't taste good but does

                      2 : A food that creates an unreasonable craving

                      Definition of GASTROSAVANT

                      1 : One who creates or appreciates Gastronomalies

                  2. Fake Name RE: Beach Chick Dec 12, 2012 12:44 PM

                    Well, as it happens, I have an opinion on this.

                    I like early breakfast, and I'm fond of Tyler Taste of Texas on Second Avenue in El Cajon before 6am on a Sunday morning. Place is vacant except the regulars over in the corner, and the waitress is well over 70 years old, which makes me feel like a whippersnapper. The ham steak and grits are a favorite- eggs are cooked properly. Tea service is ordinary.

                    If you must start later in the day, I LOVE the Huevos Rancheros at Snooz. Get them with chorizo. They start at 7, and if you're any later, you'd best enjoy standing on a sidewalk for some period of time wasting your life away, because the line gets long. Tea service is good.

                    I enjoy breakfast at Las Quatros Milpas every Monday (or so), but it's the normal menu, not for the breakfast faint of heart, and it's mostly because of the camraderie of the motley group with whom I share the event.

                    I sometimes sneak out of the house on Sunday for breakfast at Crest Cafe, specifically, the Yucatan Tostadas. Tea service is very good, with those fancy iron teapots that spill all over when I use them. But good tea.

                    Fancy brunch is what Urban Solace is for.

                    [edit] I believe Tyler's is no longer open before 6. It's almost as good after 6.

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                      Beach Chick RE: Fake Name Dec 12, 2012 04:56 PM

                      Solid Fakey..

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                        Fake Name RE: Beach Chick Dec 12, 2012 06:03 PM

                        One of my nicknames.

                        Solid Fakey.

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                          Beach Chick RE: Fake Name Dec 13, 2012 05:05 AM


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                      Cathy RE: Beach Chick Dec 12, 2012 03:19 PM

                      Smokey's http://www.lakewohlfordcafe.com/ when I can't wait for Tyler's to open. (it's open at 6 a.m. weekdays and 5:30 on weekends). Poached eggs, home fries and fried catfish!

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                        Beach Chick RE: Cathy Dec 12, 2012 04:57 PM

                        Forgot all about this place...Fish Fry too!

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                          foodiechick RE: Cathy Dec 13, 2012 12:57 AM

                          You have have caught my attention on that one!

                        2. Beach Chick RE: Beach Chick Dec 12, 2012 05:16 PM

                          Great replies!
                          Happy Holidays to all..


                          1. Stiflers_Mom RE: Beach Chick Dec 12, 2012 06:17 PM

                            Sessions Public House in Pt. Loma - Tasso Ham Benedict w/ duck fat hollandaise, 2 for 1 local beers, $5 breakfast cocktails. Easy like Sunday morning.

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                              Beach Chick RE: Stiflers_Mom Dec 13, 2012 05:16 AM

                              Good call..
                              Easy like Sunday morning.

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                              zare_k RE: Beach Chick Dec 13, 2012 11:13 AM

                              Lovely Spouse and I generally prefer to brunch within the confines of Greater Snorthpark Heightscrest, our home neighborhood:
                              - Hanna's Gourmet
                              - Cafe 21
                              - Bleu Boheme
                              - Minh Ky
                              - Pho Hoa
                              - El Borrego

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                                salustro RE: Beach Chick Dec 13, 2012 11:43 AM

                                Speaking of brunches, anyone know if any tasty brunch place that will be open on Christmas? Don't want to break the bank (so no fancy hotel buffet brunches or brunches $20+ pp please).

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                                  cstr RE: salustro Dec 13, 2012 11:49 AM

                                  Maybe D.Z. Atkin's will be open.

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                                    salustro RE: cstr Dec 13, 2012 12:03 PM

                                    sadly, they will be closed. great idea though!

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                                    ipsedixit RE: salustro Dec 13, 2012 02:55 PM

                                    I'll bet you places like China Max, Jasmine, or Emerald will be open.

                                  3. jmtreg RE: Beach Chick Dec 14, 2012 05:33 PM

                                    There are a fair number of good brunch places, from Urban Solace, to Imig's (in the Lafayette), but my current favorite is Mystic Mocha in University Heights. Four types of chilaquiles, good coffee, wraps, quesadillas, flies and hipster flair (okay, I enjoy everything but the last two).

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                                      pickypicky RE: Beach Chick Dec 17, 2012 03:25 PM

                                      I love writing good news. We had brunch at The Farmhouse yesterday, and it was so good we talked about the food all day. Perfectly poached eggs on mushroom croquettes. Biscuits and smoky gravy an Appalachian coal miner would think had dropped from heaven. (So good we ordered a naked biscuit just to savor, and I'm a TX/VA/NC biscuit expert.) House-made maple sausage that skated circles around the recent dry, mealy Linkery sausages we'd had. Even the coffee was good. Thank you, Chef.

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                                        RhonelyInsanediego RE: pickypicky Dec 17, 2012 03:39 PM

                                        Love reading good news too. Thanks for the great report!

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                                          Beach Chick RE: pickypicky Dec 18, 2012 08:11 AM

                                          That is awesome picky!
                                          So glad to hear you had a fantastic breakfast at Farmhouse..
                                          Biscuits...yum with a smoky Appalachian coal miners gravy..

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                                          cstr RE: Beach Chick Jan 4, 2013 04:34 PM

                                          Hey BC, just saw a great breakfast option for you. Soy chorizo egg white ommlete avaliable on Saturday or Sunday beginning at 10am. Mimmosa's start at $.50 and go up $.50 every half hour, so be early! Bareback Grill PB.

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                                            Beach Chick RE: cstr Jan 4, 2013 05:16 PM

                                            Soy chorizo is actual quite good...screw the egg white stuff.
                                            Real eggs!

                                            ; )

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                                              cstr RE: Beach Chick Jan 5, 2013 05:43 AM

                                              I really thought you'd gravatate to the mimmosa's!

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                                                Beach Chick RE: cstr Jan 5, 2013 06:06 AM

                                                No spell check on your iPhone5... ; )

                                                Love good champagne and hate to ruin it with OJ but with in-laws in the house, I had got some fresh tangerine juice and it was delicious!

                                                More a spicy Bloody Mary chica..

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                                                  cstr RE: Beach Chick Jan 5, 2013 09:15 AM

                                                  Nope, no iPhone but, I own plenty of the stock! Tangerine juice... nice classy touch for the IL's.

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                                                    Beach Chick RE: cstr Jan 5, 2013 09:31 AM

                                                    Tough on that Jitterbug phone to text...hee hee
                                                    Apple stock is sliding bro..been up for so long..closed around $525 yesterday. :(

                                                    Tangerine juice is a wonderful zip to some champagne.

                                                    Poached eggs on a nest of scalloped pot's with chicken sausage and homemade biscuits..cha ching..

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                                                      Fake Name RE: Beach Chick Jan 5, 2013 10:12 AM

                                                      No Tofurky?

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                                                        cstr RE: Fake Name Jan 5, 2013 01:58 PM

                                                        What were you go'n to do to the turkey?

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                                                          Beach Chick RE: Fake Name Jan 6, 2013 07:54 AM

                                                          I had back up MorningStar sausages that are so dang good you would never know they are made with a soy product..


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                                                            cstr RE: Beach Chick Jan 6, 2013 11:21 AM

                                                            I bet FN's freezer is stocked to the top with those sausages. He's probably a closet vegan!

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