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Green Acre

stevuchan Mar 15, 2013 03:05 PM

Thanks to Cathy I found a new lunch spot really close to the office. Green Acre has been open since September and I didn't even know it existed. The location is hidden behind an office building. The space is beautiful and the staff was friendly. I had the white pie from the brick oven (cauliflower, granna padano, leeks and garlic), flat bready but really tasty (1/2 portion photo below came with a side salad). I also had the Green Goddess salad (capers, herbs, roasted tomato, really fresh greens and goat cheese) which was really good. Only complaint was the greens were huge and needed to be cut with a knife (my issuse). I really loved the capers and the pretzel roll that came with the salad (not as good as Amaya's, but close). A lot of good food for just over $11.

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  1. Beach Chick RE: stevuchan Mar 16, 2013 07:13 AM

    Where is this?
    Green Goddess dressing..yum!
    Oliver dahling.

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      stevuchan RE: Beach Chick Mar 16, 2013 07:54 AM

      3535 General Atomics Court
      San Diego, California 92121

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        mcgrath RE: Beach Chick Mar 16, 2013 09:08 AM

        BC, we seem to share more than a few "likes", of which Green Goddess dressing is definitely one. I make my own a couple times a year from Cindy Pawlcyn's recipe in my kitchen bible, Fog City Diner Cookbook. So good with butter lettuce and as a dip for veggies. And as I'm sure you know, the house G.G. At Red Tracton's is worth a special trip.

        The story of this dressing's invention is interesting. As I recall, it involves a hotel in SF and a next door theater.

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          Beach Chick RE: mcgrath Mar 16, 2013 10:11 AM

          I think this is where I scored the most points.. : )
          When I recommend to you and your wife, the fab beach bar in St. Lucia...

          I am a fan of Red Tracton's and the Lobster Club with a salad with gobbs of Green Goddess and a glass of white...oh yeah baby!

          Thanks for the Cindy Pawlcyn's recipe tip for GG!

          Great pics Steve!

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            mcgrath RE: Beach Chick Mar 16, 2013 11:54 AM

            Yeah, we're even talking about a return trip to St. Lucia. But I was even more impressed that a vegetarian would know about the great sandwiches at Antonelli's...

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              Beach Chick RE: mcgrath Mar 18, 2013 07:08 AM

              Turkey and cheddar on marble rye is one of the best in SD.

              Add Antigua to the list..
              ; )

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              stevuchan RE: Beach Chick Mar 17, 2013 01:13 PM

              Thanks, must have got lucky.

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                Beach Chick RE: stevuchan Mar 18, 2013 07:09 AM

                Pretzel roll looks like the one at Costco, which are quite good.
                I can't get out of my head the Green Goddess dressing..
                Thanks Steve!

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          MrKrispy RE: stevuchan Mar 18, 2013 09:26 AM

          There is a satellite Green Acres facility opening up in my GF's business park, which replaced Fibonacci's. She is pretty bummed about the Malarky Empire replacing her beloved Fibonacci's.

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            honkman RE: MrKrispy Mar 18, 2013 12:52 PM

            I just moved into the building with my company and at this point it is just a small temporary cafe (mainly sandwiches) but my one experience was just OK. (But the few experiences several months ago with Fibonacci were also not that great and I hope that Green Acres will have some good food options.)

          2. Beach Chick RE: stevuchan Mar 18, 2013 09:50 AM

            No mention of the Malarkey/Brennan connection...
            Well played.

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              Island RE: Beach Chick Mar 18, 2013 05:56 PM

              2 locations...so far. One on General Atomics and another temp location where Fibonacci's was on Campus Point. Here's a couple of blurbs about The Empire's latest expansion.



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              Ela0427 RE: stevuchan Mar 20, 2013 03:31 PM

              Today I tried the goddess salad with chicken breast and a side of sweet potato fries. The pretzel roll is delicious and the salad is perfect. The roll is soft on the inside and a little crisp on the crust. This is my 3rd time going and I will go back for sure.

              1. Gypsy Jan RE: stevuchan May 21, 2013 10:59 AM

                Are there any more updates?

                I came across some recent, very positive reviews this last week.

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                  honkman RE: Gypsy Jan May 21, 2013 11:21 AM

                  We went there yesterday for the first time and the setting is really nice and it was a perfect day to sit outside. Somehow we ended up both ordering the burger which had good grass-fed meat and a pretzel bun but the addition of brie and tomato jam wasn't so good. The small side if salad was very fresh as were the (sweet) fries. The housemade passionfruit-chili lemonade was excellent. I wouldn't pick the burger again but some of the pannini and salads looked good and we will try them in the future. Overall much better than the current Green Acre place in the Campus Point Building (which is much closer to work)

                2. honkman RE: stevuchan Nov 7, 2013 11:56 AM

                  Green Acre has now it's second site open at Campus Point Drive. Very similar menu to the first place, good food for a lunch place

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