Well, it was pretty nice there for a couple of days. Anyway, here's something short for a wet Sunday in San Diego.
Owners of Izakaya Sakura opening a new restaurant:
I was quite surprised when I heard this. But according to my sources, the owners of Sakura are taking over the Chilies Thai location for a new restaurant.
Folks might be wondering what gives since it's in the same strip mall as Izakaya Sakura. Well this place is going to be Italian-Japanese. Probably something similar to Spoon House and Akane Chaya in the Gardena area. Not my favorite style and i'm wondering if there's a market for it here, heck even Curry house couldn't cut it. When I asked Dennis for his opinion, he had his doubts too. Time will tell. One more thing I heard is that Kazu will cut down his sushi bar time to oversee this new place.......don't think that's a great idea either.
3904 Convoy St
San Diego, CA 92111
Banh Mi Bo Kho at Pho Lucky:
After a terrible version of Vietnamese style Beef Stew at Pho Mignon, the sudden change in weather, and feeling a bit under the weather I decided to grab some Banh Mi Bo Kho from Pho Lucky. Funny thing is, Cathy mentioned that I've only done one post on the place. I swear I've done more than that. I did find a couple of posts including one on the Banh Mi Bo Kho. I think my Google search is doing weird things.....
The flavor was spot on as is the norm, but the stew was on the thin and soupy side. Lot's of nice tendon hiding on the bottom, though. What's up with the thin stews I've been getting recently? At least this one tasted good.
9326 Mira Mesa Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92126
Pizzeria Bruno Napoletano:
Man, it was almost like spring for a couple of days there, wasn't it? And the weather put the Missus in the mood for sitting outside and having a pizza from Bruno. Over time, the Missus has settles on the Marinera ($9) being Her favorite:
She usually orders it with extra olive oil.......
I got my favorite, the Diavolo ($15), with soppressata replacing the pepperoni.
The goat peppers add some nice spice and mild sweetness to balance out the salt from the salami-ish soppressata. Great char on the crust and I've gotten used to eating this with a knife and fork.....
Can't wait until we get more consistent warm weather, we'll be enjoying this more often.
4207 Park Blvd
San Diego, CA 92103
My previous post on Bruno can be found here.