Niko and the “creepy” lady – Niko’s Express Italian Deli – Vista, CA

“That lady scares me”! Niko explains, “I first ran into her at the DMV”. Wow, now I’m scared ’cause she’s now sitting in the deli chair closest to his order counter and there’s a customer approaching. Niko gave her a serious stink eye, but she wasn’t looking. Now I gotta wonder what “she” was doing at the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). She appeared to … Continue reading Niko and the “creepy” lady – Niko’s Express Italian Deli – Vista, CA

Eat the left-overs until the wheels fall off.

Does anyone really like their job?  . . . really? Or, does it just make more sense to be sitting on a white sandy beach while being served cocktails and eating oysters? Many of you know where I work and what I do. Others I’ve told, but they just can’t remember. Yet there remains a few, I think, that just don’t have any clue as to what … Continue reading Eat the left-overs until the wheels fall off.

New England Boil? St. Patty’s Day – Let’s kick this s**t up a notch!

So take the normal United States version of a traditional St. Patrick’s day meal of corn beef and cabbage (actually considered a New England Boil), and kick it up. Contrary to popular belief the corned beef and cabbage meal is not the typical celebratory meal of the Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. And to be perfectly honest, I forget what is . . . , and … Continue reading New England Boil? St. Patty’s Day – Let’s kick this s**t up a notch!

Could you possibly break any more dishes? – Sand Crab Tavern

A recent trip to the Sand Crab Tavern in Escondido for Sunday Brunch w/live entertainment (Blues) revealed an atmosphere of insanity, insatiability, instability suitability or downright f**king clumsiness. Well, I’m not quite sure what I just said . . . except the clumsiness part. First of all, for our Sunday Brunch, the menu was not what we had expected from a Sunday Brunch anywhere in San Diego. I guess … Continue reading Could you possibly break any more dishes? – Sand Crab Tavern

Oceanside – Breakwater Brewing Co.

So I’ll keep it short. Stopped in at Breakwater Brewing Co. on PCH in downtown Oceanside. http://breakwaterbrewing.com A little thrown off by the ‘order-at-the-counter” type of set-up . . . but then again I was with my parents (both @ 90), so we just wanted to get them seated and served. Well, that’s not how they do things there. Gotta get up and order. No biggie, … Continue reading Oceanside – Breakwater Brewing Co.

Habanero Sauce – no gringo style

I have long been fascinated with hot chilis and hot sauces or salsas. I absolutely love fresh grilled jalapenos, serranos or pasilla/poblanos with a BBQ. I often times say that my Chimichurris are the best . . . and that no-one else quite stands up, or is of equal; but what I always say is sauces and salsas are like opinions; everyone’s got one and they all stink.   Something … Continue reading Habanero Sauce – no gringo style