As you can tell; I'm trying to get all these round-up type posts done before the end of the year. Of course, this is the time of year when folks get together and celebrate....here are a couple of "meals with friends" we've had recently.
What better place for a festive time with a group right? Mariscos Godoy is a great place to just get together and grub with friends....unless of course, there's a major soccer game on...or when one of the bands are playing, which makes conversation impossible. On this night, we got both.....and the band even had a tuba player! yikes.....
Still, as you can see, we didn't leave hungry........
And I even forgot to take a photo of the pulpo.....
651 Palomar St
Chula Vista, CA 91911
My buddy JohnL has moved back into the neighborhood. We decided to grab some drinks and felt that Luce was close by. Plus, I was really unimpressed with the food on our last visit. Well, at least the charcuterie board was decent.....
The wings on the other hand were totally one note in flavor....sweet, with not much else going for it.
The fries were ok....a bit mushy and dry, but flavored decently.
I like the friendly service and the small, but good beer list (and a mule or two). But is Bay Park so starved for a place like this, that there would be lines waiting outside on a cold evening? Well, I probably just answered my own question.
Luce Bar & Kitchen
1959 Morena Blvd
San Diego, CA 92110
One great thing about having a group gathered for a meal is that you get to try a bunch of things. We decided on a porcine party post mortem and Peter thought the newly opened Roseville Cozinha would be just the place.
There's a a beautiful wood fired oven in the place and I think they are still fine tuning and getting the hang of beast. My favorite items were the "local Salumi Plate" and the Salt Cod Fritters. Roseville tips its hat to the Portuguese and Italian fishing communities which formed the backbone of the Point Loma area. I benefited with some nice bacalao fritters.
Compare this salumi with what Luce's serves.....the price is pretty close as well. This wins hands down.
The wood oven roasted shrimp must have been good.....I never got a shot at it!
Ervilhas Stew.......good thing the Missus wasn't here....that egg would have never lasted 5 seconds on the table.
Of course you need some greens......
My favorite pizza was the "Chef's Special" a fresh clam pizza......
Fennel and sausage.....
What a meal.......what a great time with good friends!
2750 Dewey Rd Suite 104 (Liberty Station)
San Diego, CA 92106