Monthly Archives: June 2012

Brooklyn Girl Eatery | Mission Hills

4033 Goldfinch Street
San Diego, CA 92103
Neighborhood: Mission Hills

Tucked away in a quaint neighborhood is Brooklyn Girl Eatery, a quintessential upscale Italian restaurant rooted in Brooklyn blood. I had the pleasure of indulging here on my 25th birthday and was delighted from start to finish.

What I had: The whole table of friends shared their plates of food which is the only way I truly suggest to eat, especially in a more upscale setting. But what I ordered personally were three items. An appetizer of potato latkes with apple butter dipping sauce, duck and date salad (pictured) made of frisee, spinach, marcona almonds, banyals vinaigrette and oyster sliders made with whole grain mustard aioli served with salt & vinegar hill chips.

Come here if: you dig ecclectic decor, hanker  some east coast influence meets a community-rooted and artisan driven atmosphere or simply want to celebrate any occasion that you can cheers a specialty cocktail with. It’s easy to let time escape while dwelling at Brooklyn Girl.

Expect to pay: $-$$$

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Raglan Public | Ocean Beach, CA

1851 Bacon St
(between Niagara Ave & Newport Ave)
San Diego, CA 92107

Being a freelance Writer meets foodie, happy hour bodes well for me so I’m constantly on the look out for some quality food meets happy hour and have found it in my neighborhood in Ocean Beach. Raglan Public.

What I had: I’ve been here a couple of times but recently I enjoyed their happy hour (until 6pm) which includes half of appetizers and deals on drinks. A friend and I got sangria ($3.75), a as you can tell LARGE soft pretzel with gentleman jack mustard and a roasted jalapeno sauce (both are equally delicious though the former will be sure to clear your nasal passage) and their grilled corn which comes in two ear corns portioned in 4 servings topped with sriracha mayo and parmesan cheese. In addition to the happy hour menu items, we also splurged  via regular menu and split their Queenstown Fave which is their 100% grass feed and certified organic beef burger topped with edam cheese. We were full and consequently very happy.

Come here if: If you need to wind down from a long and busy day, enjoy interior design and aesthetics of a restaurant or feel like eating the usual burger but with unique sauces and freshly baked buns (known for their burgers). After all, Raglan is an experience inspired by the land down under, so if you have a curious taste bud, Raglan is for you.

Expect to pay: $-$$

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Olive Tree Market | San Diego, CA

4805 Narragansett Avenue
San Diego, CA 92107

To say I’m unbiased is tough since this deli/market is right down the hill from where I live so though it’s really convenient for me, it also happens to be one of the best places to get a quality sandwich with quality ingredients. And the free pickle that goes with it is just the added bonus…

What I had: It’s taken me a couple of times to choose my “signature sandwich” so above you can view what I think may be my official choice. It’s called the George Washington and has roast beef, turkey, smoked cheddar and of course your choice of tomato, mustard, mayo, lettuce, etc. Sans the mayo, you’ll know what to order me next time. And all this glory is between toasted rye.

Come here if: You are on your lunch break, need something fresh to eat or are on your way to a picnic. The pros of this deli meets market is that you can easily grab a bag of chips, a plethora of beverages to your liking or some of their homemade cookies (it’s the size of your face) to go along with your meal. Also its personable here since their sandwiches can be a half or full order and can be hot or cold. Whatever you want, they will make it happen.

Expect to pay: $

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