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Driving in East County San Diego is always interesting. Since people tend to have a favorite place to eat that's close to home (as well as close to work), there's always someplace interesting everywhere. You may or may not notice the cowboy hat outline on the signage above the resturant door at Junction, but
perhaps will at least know it's in the same parking lot as Harvest Ranch Market, which I wrote a bit about almost four years ago.
If you read into this 2011 article about a popular East County restaurant's new ownership ( I haven't posted on Charcoal House, which shares the same parking lot as La Casa Blanca), you'll see that the owner of it also owns Junction, as well as the two Harvest Ranch Markets and Jonathon's Market in La Jolla. Of course this close proximity of the restaurant to this higher-end grocery store means you know where the restaurant's inventory is obtained.
Walking up to the door, you'll notice quite a few large posters along the walls between Junction and Harvest Ranch Market.
This lunch hour, I ordered the soup/salad combo ($7.95). This (above) is the House Salad - it has mixed greens, strawberries, mandarin oranges, pecans, Feta cheese and is served with a strawberry vinaigrette.
Instead of soup, I ordered chili (because I seem to be doing that lately) and this was great. Because in addition to being supplied by a very nice market, Junction also has "Prime Rib Tuesday" as well as "Steak Lovers Saturday" and, well, sometimes there are leftover pieces of those meats...
The Mister ordered a 1/2 lb cheeseburger (which on the menu is $9.45). He was asked how he wanted it cooked and what kind of cheese(He chose cheddar). He was also given the choice of fries or house made chips...
A discount of $4.46 was applied to the bill, because it was lunchtime and during the week. Well worth it here.
Junction Steakhouse and Sports Bar 777 Jamacha Road El Cajon, 92019 (619) 588-5467 Website
After our meal, we walked down the way to check out Harvest Ranch Market.
As always, the grab and go, sandwich and bakery areas, deli, meats, fruits and vegetables as well as the aisles were neatly arranged with exquisite offerings. We purchased quite a few items for our evening dinner.
Harvest Ranch Market 759 Jamacha Road El Cajon 92019 (619)442-0355Website