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.
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.
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.
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.
@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.
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.
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.
 I believe Tyler's is no longer open before 6. It's almost as good after 6.
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
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).
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.