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Monday, April 23,2012
North Fork

Art and lunch at Café des Artistes

Cheesy panini and non-cheesy artwork share space in Fallbrook

By Jenny Montgomery
This is a friendly lunch spot, serving soups, salads, sandwiches, panini and a healthy dose of small-town charm.
Monday, April 9,2012
North Fork

Still searching for a decent breakfast

Longboarder Café has mediocre scrambles, tasty machaca

By Jenny Montgomery

This is no original or profound thought, but life is all about managing expectations. It’s also about realizing that, for some reason, most people have really low standards when it comes to breakfast restaurants. “Beware overhyped eggs” might be the next phrase I embroider on a pillow for my future Etsy shop. But I’ll get to breakfast shortly.

Monday, March 26,2012
Food & Drink

Fun at Bunz

Mission Valley spot serves top-shelf burgers and hot dogs

By Jenny Montgomery
Build your own burger or choose from one of the creations they’ve already dreamed up for you.
Monday, March 19,2012
Food & Drink

Bo’s Seafood is fresh and honest

Check out the best fish and chips outside of England

By Jenny Montgomery
There’s something timeless and humble about a fish sandwich, and with the recent uptick in fast-and-fresh fish houses in San Diego, there’s no shortage of variations to try.
Monday, March 12,2012
Food & Drink

Hello to Santee’s Via Moto

Standouts include house-made mozzarella and a well-balanced panini

By Jenny Montgomery
I was pleased to discover the cavernous confines of Via Moto in Santee. The sprawl of Mission Gorge Road may not be the hippest of locales, but if you’re looking for something tasty that starts with the letter “p,” be it pizza, panini or pasta, this is the place in East County.
Monday, March 5,2012
Food & Drink

Puesto change-o!

Mexican street food arrives in La Jolla

By Jenny Montgomery
In terms of layout and dining style, imagine the fanciest Chipotle you’ve ever been to—with far tastier eats.
Monday, January 2,2012
Food & Drink

Saltbox delivers stylish, tasty food

Go for the Oxtail Jam; stay for the confusing bathrooms

By Jenny Montgomery
We started our seated dining experience with Brown Butter & Lemon popcorn, a welcome change from the ubiquitous “let’s cover something in truffle oil” appetizer.
Monday, December 26,2011
Food & Drink

Pollos Maria elevates the humble taco shop

This Oceanside joint sits in that in-between spot between greasy cuchara and classy sit-down restaurant

By Jenny Montgomery
Pollos Maria in Oceanside is trying to be more than just a place serving up greasy, overdone Mexican favorites. Its specialty is broiled chicken, and the folks there have kindly installed a large, plate-glass window looking onto the grill, through which you can watch the master broiler (my term).
Monday, December 19,2011
Food & Drink

Peruvian cuisine in Del Mar a secret no more

Rich and evocative flavors abound in a warm, intimate atmosphere

By Jenny Montgomery
Husband and wife team Bratzo and Daniella Basagoitia have clearly poured their hearts and creativity into their restaurant, and the menu has all sorts of fun treasures to mine.
Monday, December 12,2011
Food & Drink

Korean bites and delights at Convoy’s Friend’s House

Sweet, savory, and spicy entertain your palate

By Jenny Montgomery
My new favorite thing to eat (and say) is Bul Gogi Dup Bap, a relatively common yet utterly delicious dish of sirloin marinated in a sauce—possibly angel tears—that’s both rich and savory but with an overall impression of satisfying sweetness.
 
 
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