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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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Rooster PM | Costa Mesa, CA

Rooster PM

750 St. Clair St
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

The first time I dined here was a smidge earlier than dinner time where I usually enjoyed a breakfast sandwich and cup of coffee. Little did I know Rooster Cafe transformed into Rooster PM.

Led by a different gang of people, Rooster PM turns dinner into a mellow-vibed hang out that serves tapas and some delicious libations. Their menu is simple and precise while offering different and creative specials nightly.

After making a a reservation (though it’s casual dining, seating is limited) two gal pals and I surely enjoyed a night of fine and well-portion sized food in a setting that thought felt casual was also a rich experience.

What I had: Grilled rib-eye atop a bed of lettuce with blue cheese, tomatos, red onions drizzle with a raspberry vinaigrette.

Come here: If you want quick and quality service in what feels like an open spaced “hole in the wall,” fresh ingredients for a decent price and to not feel overly full after your indulgence.

Expect to pay: $

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