Thursday, July 18, 2019
Truths and half truths
I asked him to send me a picture for the blog and he did. I am not sure if the iphone frame is part of the act or not.
Michael does an incredible job there with such a little kitchen. Some of the tastiest soups in town, always fabulous.
Cafe Primo / Espresso Lounge / Geds/ Brooktown, you know the place. It sold again. Going to get a new name, which is good, Brooktown seemed a little too hip hop to me.
I met the new owner and told her how bad the coffee was and she has quickly changed it for the better. Hope she can do something about the food, the morning stuff in the case is pretty inedible.
I thought Cuban would be tough in Fallbrook and frankly the entrees were skimpy. God, I miss Jim Tudor. Dude came in and made us s.o.s. (shit on a shingle) on New Year's Day...
Some say that talking about the best food in Fallbrook is like talking about the prettiest pig in the barnyard. But you can eat here pretty well if you pick your spots.
Scampi / Servianos / Village Inn is also rising from the ashes as La Cucina. Just what we need, another Mexican restaurant. I miss Charlie and Brigitta's German apple pancakes. Maybe they need to paint it pink again?
postscript: Kathie Morris-Mathieu tells me, not Mexican, Italian. Great.
I talked to Robert from Le Bistro about eight months ago. Still alive, or was then. Another place I miss. Pork Normandy. Beef Wellington. And what a guy.
Can't even go into the old La Caseta any more, really bad last time I tried it.
Winchells is moving into the old Radio Shack. We have a great donut shop in Fallbrook, Donut Pantry near Major Market. Killer apple fritters and raisin rings. Winchells has to be nuts to want to compete with them. There is another donut shop too, near Don Vincents, used to have great macaroons. Haven't stopped there in years. Think we'd be better off with a Radio Shack.
I miss Aydees, the Guatemalan joint across from El Toro that moved to Vista. The replacement can't hold a tortilla to Robertitos. Which by the way, has the best fish taco deal in town. Better than Pedros and it's open all night.
Bruce Taylor told me that he had tortilla soup at El Jardin the other day that was incredible. I have to try it.
Delos has really invigorated the menu at Firehouse Que and Brew.
Leslie and I hardly ever go to 127 but we had an excellent fennel sausage pizza made by Faro the other night.
Still haven't made it back to Smalltown. Need to, want to support them.
New Yumi Sushi near Major is really good. I think the fish quality is superior to the other place in town. Now if they only sold Bimbimbap... So many Koreans around who have no problem pretending they are Japanese but won't serve Korean food, which I love...
Rosas is still my favorite Mexican food in town but they have really raised their prices significantly.
Dominicks is still purring like a top. His spaghetti and large meatball is not a bad way to go for lunch. Good deal. Some of the prettiest counter girls in town too.
Haven't hit Oink and Moo for a while. Jonesing for their gorgonzola stuffed pork chop.
Thai Thai is still great but Jennie is so busy opening new restaurants that we never see her anymore. Try the mango and sticky rice dessert sometime.
I hear that the purple building that housed El Meson may be reborn as a steak house. Cool, we could use one.
My current favorite sandwich in Fallbrook is Harry's grilled cheese with bacon and a fried egg on top.
I am addicted to the fresa paletas at El Toro. But what happened to the fried chicken drumettes?
Peanut butter stuffed deep fried jalapeños with raspberry dipping sauce at Pala Mesa still the most disgusting culinary offering in town.
Chris at Main St. Cafe had a birthday yesterday. Wish him well. I love that guy. 💕Try his gyros or beefeater sandwich. Exceptional. A place to see real Fallbrookians. Like Big Dave and Larry Sinclair. And Sue Price. Great breakfasts too.
Brunch wasn't as good as dinner at Finch in Wildomar.
Alex says that there is an amazing Banh Minh sandwich takeout on Oceanside and College with a bakery next door that makes the bread perfect.
Had a terrible tri tip sandwich at Phils in San Marcos. Don't waste your time.
Leslie and I both got sick at the same time on Northgate carnitas. Cuidado.
You newcomers probably don't know this but Fallbrook's nickname for many of us used to be Frogbutt. Would be a great name for a restaurant. This is my fortieth year here, but who's counting?
If you could have any new restaurant open in this town, what cuisine would you pick? I think a nice continental establishment like the Packing House or Grandmas would be a good addition. Not too trendy or progressive. Comfortable for all demographics. And if you say what or where it means you really haven't been here that long.
You think we have a homeless, indigent problem in Fallbrook? Try Temecula. I went to Valero to gas up the other night on the 79. Young people with tombstones in their eyes, as Steppenwolf once sang. ☠ Feral. Souls extinguished. They are living right there in the creek. Scary. Make our street people here look like Salvation Army carolers.