Well, here's another post on mmm-yoso!!! written by Cathy. The guys, Kirk and Ed(from Yuma), are just too busy with all sorts of stuff to be blogging today.
Well, there we were on Point Loma again. At the intersection of Catalina and Voltaire and turning East, The Mister and I were deciding what we wanted for lunch. To The Point was our initial plan, but we had to drive to the next block (San Clemente Street) to get a parking space, and were walking past Daily Squeeze, which had a note on the (closed) door that their ginger based juices were sold next door at Don Tommy's, thought about it briefly, saw an open table and walked inside to order.
This is what Daily Squeeze Gingernize and Don Tommy's looks like from across the street. (You can sort of see the "Don" part on the left side window above, but most of the signage has "Tommy's" as the name and for no good reason other than BBQ chicken and BBQ beef, "Tex Mex" shows up with the name on some social local review websites).
This ^^^ is the signage you'll see on the side of the building as you are driving past it on Voltaire.
Four tables and some bar stools inside and three tables on the sidewalk out front. Yes, you're reading the signage correctly- hand made flour tortillas. Of course their selection of salsas is also made here; no bottles of anything on the tables.
I've always been fascinated with this type of art...keep looking, you'll see it.
Order, pay and wait for your meal to be freshly prepared. The corn tortillas are *not* made here, only the flour.
So anyhow, the gingernize drinks are made next door, come in many juice flavor combinations and I chose this one made with cucumber, turnip greens, spinach, apple and ginger juices. It isn't too sweet and is very refreshing. This flavor combination only has 10 carbohydrates, 3 fibers and 2 proteins per serving (very important numbers I need to pay attention to). The Gingernize lines are 100% juice, have no preservatives, no artificial flavors and are not from concentrate. None of the ingredients are processed and the juice is flash pasteurized. The 16 oz bottle is $4 and I really liked it and I like supporting local businesses.
This photo may help with my description of the flour tortillas made here. You can see the tortilla is torn, flaky and almost bready.
This is a chicken fajita burrito ($5.50). You can see the tortilla is 'stiff' and it's kind of crackly while simultaneously being a bit thick and bready...it is unique and the flavor is very good. It doesn't fall apart as easily as other tortillas do. The chicken fajita fillings(green pepper, tomato and onion) are fresh cooked when you order, the marinated chicken is moist and plentiful and the melty cheese is a bonus.
I wanted to try a quesadilla...and I wanted to try vegetables and then I just went all out and ordered the veggie quesadilla supreme ($6.25). Again, you can see the sort of thick stiffness of the tortilla.
Here are the fillings: beans, very little rice, onion, tomato, green pepper, guacamole and all covering a layer of melted on cheese. With shredded lettuce... Very fresh, very good, very filling. This, by itself, had to have weighed one pound and easily could have been shared...
Hope your week is going well: soon it will be Friday.
Don Tommy's Mexican Food 4145 Voltaire Street San Diego 92107 (619) 223-5225 Open 9-9, 7 days.
Daily Squeeze Gingernize House 4143 Voltaire Street 92107 (619) 269-5835