Man, Salt & Cleaver...who would of thought that you are a gourmet hot dog restaurant, but you are! This restaurant is actually quite lovely inside with a more dim look and feel. In the center is the bar and all around are seating with tables if you want to have a more intimate time with your party. Since we didn't make a reservation, and just wanted to eat, we went for the bar seating.
The menu has a range of different foods, more bar/gastropub kind of foods are there. They have more simpler foods like their S&C fries but they even "different" foods like their shrimp & crab based sausage. You even have the option of creating your own sausage sandwich.
I got a premade one called DUCK! DUCK! PIG! sausage. The picture is below (btw, sorry for the flash, but there was no other way to take the photo in that dark place) :
Duck & bacon sausage, crispy duck confit, bacon-aze, orange ‘marmalade’ in their House Bun. By the way, it's pretty delicious. Personally, I felt that the Bacon portion of the sausage kind of overpowered the Duck part because I couldn't taste it. The duck confit though....sooo tasty. It was a nice texture contrast and something simple with those greens on the sausage made it seem "healthy." Hah.
Their S&C fries were pretty good. They are twice fried that is served with their S&C sauce(which I can't even figure out still... :( but yeah.) They are nicely seasoned in salt & pepper, which is how it should be.
Overall, I enjoyed my experience here. Def would eat more sausages!
Stone Brewery, in my opinion, one of my most favorite brewers in California is located down south in the lovely San Diego. Once you pull up, you realize that it looks beautiful there. "Landscape Architecture," right Kathy? Haha. Not going to lie though, it really is nice. You walk down this stone flooring with plants growing over on the side of the walls. Right when you reach the end, there are these giant doors with a giant "stone" in the middle. Haha. You get to choose either straight where there is the gift shop, as well as the beer purchases, taste testers, etc, or go towards the right and have a nice dine.
If you take the right, you can even walk past the dining area and walk into the Beer Gardens, where you can enjoy your beer and see some wonderful nature-like funzies!
For our adventure, we got to go on the tour of the facility. **If you want to go to an early time for the tour, I suggest come on in earlier because we got there at 1 and ended up getting the 4pm tour.**
(Sorry but I will not spoil the awesomenesss of the beer tour, so I suggest going yourselves.)
The tour is $1 without tasting, but why would you do that?! Go for the $3 tour with tasting, so much worth it.
After you get the 30 min tour, you get to taste 4 of the beers that got them where they are: (in the order of the pictures) Levitation, Smoked Porter, IPA, and Arrogant Bastard. If you are not into Hoppy Beers, well your just in luck because all of these beers have so much Hopps. >:) Realistically though, it is an acquired taste but as you move up from Levitation to Arrogant Bastard, you will like the beer more and more, and it will be easier to manage.
Next time, I will definitely come back because I smelt that food, and that cheez smelled dericious!
Welcome to Lappert's! This very deliciously, sexy ice cream place is located out in Poway, CA, also within the San Diego County. If you have no idea where it is in the plaza, you will see this round sign hanging from the ceiling.
This ice cream place is pretty awesome. Apparently, they don't always have the same flavor on the daily. When we went, there were 32 flavors that were available, not including the famous Dole Whip of Disneyland. Lappert's Ice Cream currently have 119 different flavors around the world, so there must be a flavor for you, for anyone, and for everyone.
Being new to the place, I had to sample one of the flavors that most stood out there, and for me, that was the Guava Cheesecake. I already like Guava and Cheesecake separately, so why not together? Before you know it...my mouth starts to water....drools fall down to the ground...and I crave more! But i didn't ;p I kept sampling more flavors, but I don't recall the names. (Sorry guys!)
At the end of the decision-making process, I had to choose one ice cream/whip. The fact that I added whip, you should already have an idea of what that was... the picture below shows it all.
BOOOM! That Dole Whip. It literally reminds me and tastes just like the one at D-Land. It was so good. For you San Diegans who can't reach all the way out to Disneyland (or just super lazy, like myself), to satisfy the craving for ice cream/whip, definitely come to Lappert's Ice Cream, where you will enjoy the cream in yo' mouth.
For once some of my roommates actually wanted to take a quick mini vacation out to San Diego and what a great way is to stop by to get some "drinks" going on. If you're under aged, sorry about it, but you can't enjoy the festivities. Might as well skip the blog completely, unless you feel rebellious, then continue on.
We went to The Lost Abbey/Port Brewing Co. to try out some of their brew. They are located out in San Marcos, CA within the San Diego County. Right when you get that parking, and you smell the brew in the air, you encounter these giant wooden barrels outside. Below is both sides of the barrel:
After you get carded (if you look hella young like me), you enter this great place. On the left-hand side, you have a bunch of paintings posted on the wall that represent the different drinks that Lost Abbey have on their bottles.
If you are a Lost Abbey connoisseur, you probably have an idea of what drinks they have available, but if not, then you're out of luck (unless you can read the menu that I took below):
They have both drafts for Lost Abbey and Port Brewing, but along with those, they have the seasonal draft for each. Since I tried some of their regular drafts already, I wanted to be adventurous and try one of their seasonal beers. In this case, I got the "Merry Taj IPA." It shows below:
It gave a nice floral note with a slight fruitiness, which I liked. If you are into Hoppy Beers, you will like this. Even if you weren't too much into Hoppy Beers, it is a nice change because it's not ridiculously strong. What was interesting, is that it kind of gave a slight spice to it at the back of your throat. Other than this, I got to try a bunch of my friends' beers, but I can't seem to recall the names of each. I just remember once of them kind of tasted like Corn Flakes. I don't know, but it was interesting. If you want to find out more about the drinks, I suggest taking a quick trip there and hitting up the brewery.
**Side Note: $1 Tasters. :)
Mo's Egg House is an American diner, located in Temecula, CA that gives you an old feeling of some comfort food from home. Right in the entrance, there are some of those metal wooden doors that is a classic to diners. Giving you a heads up, there is going to be a wait there because it is mainly open for breakfast/lunch, so come on in early. There is plenty of seating for the tables and even a counter to sit at.
You are given some complimentary coffee cake here. What you know about FREE!? The cake is a light sweet with a great cinnamon flavor to it. The cake is not dry or anything, which made it quite delicious. The coffee cake is below:
On the menu, there are a bunch of different things that you would find typically at a diner, except with a twist as well. There are different kinds of scrambles, omelettes, waffles, pancakes, etc. and their specialties as well.
For my first time here, I ordered the Crab Cakes Eggs Benedict. The picture is below:
The Crab Cakes Eggs Benedict is a nice seafood twist on the typical Eggs Benedict with Bacon. The crab cakes had a crunchy exterior with an actual crab filling, not that imitation crab. The hollandaise sauce was really creamy which complimented the crab cakes and English muffin. The potatoes were really good because they would be crunchy and soft inside at the same time. There was a good amount of salt on them, but wasn't overpowering at all.
Overall, my food experience was great and for being around $10, I thought this was a good meal. I would definitely come back here for more breakfast foods. I still want to try the different omelettes. I would definitely suggest coming in here.
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