I didn't even notice the connection until I sat down and tried to decide what to write about tonight. As you can probably tell, by all my grammatical errors I do things "stream of consciousness" style. Most of the time, I have no idea what keys I'm gonna hit on the keyboard. The photos of my meals drive the blog post.....and apparently this one is no different! So here goes....
Breakfast at Lucky's:
There's nothing really outstanding about the food at Lucky's. SYSCO sausages, rehydrated hashbrowns.....though he does know how to get the eggs right for me.
The key ingredient, other than the really low prices....everything under five bucks, is Lucky himself. If this were a play, it would be a one man show.....on most days, Lucky does it all himself, serving, cooking, busing, all the while leaving us pearls of wisdom, some of which I've noted in my previous posts on the place. Yet, if you visit enough times, you'll start to notice the humble person behind all of this. You'll also start noticing other things......my buddy Candice noticed that Lucky has a thing about waste.....leave one piece of toast uneaten and he'll make sure you finish it, or take it home with you. Very telling.... As the Chinese Philosopher Cheng Chan-Pao said, "Know you that your bowl of rice each grain from hardship comes?"
Lucky's Breakfast (Golden Phenix)
3804 Grim Ave
San Diego, CA 92104
I just recovered from a rather prolonged bout with laryngitis...I felt fine in the mornings, except for some major hoarseness, which kind of wore me down by the end of the day. All I really wanted was something salty, soup, and noodles. There were just so many times I could have ramen.....so one evening, the Missus told me She was craving Pho. It's strange, the Missus was never a big fan of Pho....but something changed this past year.
So we headed up to Pho Lucky and the Missus got Her bowl.
I was a bit torn, would it be Pho or my favorite Banh Mi Bo Kho. I really wanted the tendon, anise, and tomato tones of the beef stew, but I wanted noodles. The solution, Pho Bo Kho......
I'd always kind of avoided this because I thought it would be kind of a halfway, non-committal kind of dish. Which it was in a way....but on this evening, it was just what I wanted and needed.
9326 Mira Mesa Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92126
So whaddya know. I got "Lucky" twice in a row!