Good morning, San Diego!
I hosted a baby shower brunch for my soon to arrive Godson at World Famous in Pacific Beach (http://www.worldfamous.signonsandiego.com/). This Warm Spinach salad with chicken was on our selected menu and while I normally don’t enjoy raw spinach, this was awesome. Highly recommended if you’re in the area, but plan to take some home. I think I got through 1/4 of this at most.
Late brunch led to early dinner at Il Postino in North Park (http://www.ilpostino-sandiego.com/)
The service left a bit to be desired (we ended up busing our own table), but most of what we ordered was quite tasty. Excellent and extensive wine list! I shared the Calamari Caruso- quite good!
We also ordered the burrata and the “Il Postino” pizza. The burrata was literally inedible it was so overdone, but I’d bet on a less busy night it’d be pretty ok. The pizza was on arugula overload, but the prosciutto and white truffle oil combo made it work. I had one piece of the Il Postino. I arranged the two dishes on my own plate, because while the food is good here, the presentation is not the focus by any means.
We were celebrating a birthday, so this White Velvet Cake from Twiggs on Adams (http://www.twiggs.org/simpo2/custom/twiggs_org/content/home/index.aspx ) ended our meal. I only indulged in a bite, but it was seriously moist and delicious. I also know the price wasn’t unreasonable… quite a find bakery-wise!
After dinner, I ventured downtown to The Shout House (http://www.theshouthouse.com/) and was entertained by dueling pianos until closing. Then, for old times’ sake, a college friend and I decided to venture back to our old late night burrito haunt, “Coti’s” (http://gotburrito.com/) Let’s just say it seemed like a great idea at the time… that time being 2:30am. This morning, I’m not so sure… thankfully I quit about halfway through. I hope this serves as photographic evidence for the readers who have commented on my “healthy” eating!
Now for culinary explorations in Solana Beach!