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Green Acre

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

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    1. re: Beach Chick

      3535 General Atomics Court
      San Diego, California 92121

      1. re: Beach Chick

        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.

        1. re: mcgrath

          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!

          1. re: Beach Chick

            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...

            1. re: mcgrath

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

              Add Antigua to the list..
              ; )

              1. re: stevuchan

                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!

        2. 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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          1. re: MrKrispy

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

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            1. re: Beach Chick

              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.

              http://www.sandiegomagazine.com/Blogs...

              http://www.sandiegomagazine.com/Blogs...

            2. 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. Are there any more updates?

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

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                1. re: Gypsy Jan

                  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)